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ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter appoints #Conference Partners as #association secretariat ahead of annual debate in Brighton #iccauki

| February 25, 2015
ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter appoints #Conference Partners as #association secretariat ahead of annual debate in Brighton #iccauki

Conference Partners has been appointed by the UK and Ireland Chapter of ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association, to act as secretariat.

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ICC Sydney’s world class innovations celebrated at AIME

| February 25, 2015
ICC Sydney’s world class innovations celebrated at AIME

ICC Sydney; Best Innovative Stand AIME 2015 International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has been presented the Best Innovative Stand Award at the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) in Melbourne overnight. Less than two years from opening, ICC Sydney is already winning awards for its marketing of Australia’s premier and first fully integrated convention, […]

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India’s Aroma at ICC Jerusalem

| February 24, 2015

TAFI, the Association of travel agents and members of India’s leading tourism industry, has accepted the Ministry of Tourism request to hold the annual conference in Israel

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ICC Sydney invites the world inside for a virtual look at its new AU$1.1 billion venue

| February 24, 2015

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has today launched a virtual tour of the much anticipated world class venue, on track to open in December 2016, to a global audience in Melbourne at the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME).

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WTM Latin America will facilitate more than $341 million in Travel Industry Deals

| February 24, 2015
WTM Latin America will facilitate more than $341 million in Travel Industry Deals

World Travel Market Latin America, the event that brings the world to Latin America and promotes Latin America to the world, will generate business deals in excess of $341 million (£206 million).

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Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre Catalyst for the Sultanate’s focus on Business Events

| February 24, 2015

Muscat, 24th February 2015 – The Sultanate of Oman is enjoying record visitation from Australia and New Zealand due to its positioning as a multifaceted destination with serious delegate appeal. This interest is being propelled by the new world-class Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre opening in 2016.

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Barbican honoured with platinum recognition at the Clean City Awards

| February 24, 2015

The Barbican’s green practices have been recognised after being awarded the prestigious ‘Platinum Clean City Award’.

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Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP to deliver keynote speech at opening of IMEX in Frankfurt 2015

| February 24, 2015
Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP to deliver keynote speech at opening of IMEX in Frankfurt 2015

One of the world’s foremost business leaders, Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, the world’s largest business software company, will deliver the keynote speech at the opening ceremony of IMEX in Frankfurt (19 May 2015), the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events.

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Business Events Week 2015 opens with new research confirming the sector a major driver of the economy

| February 23, 2015

The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) officially opened Business Events Week 2015 – a week-long showcase of the business events industry across conferences and meetings, exhibitions and incentive reward travel – with a media conference strongly supported by its industry leaders.

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IAPCO 2015 – Reaching New Horizons through Cooperation

| February 20, 2015
IAPCO 2015 – Reaching New Horizons through Cooperation

The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) Annual Meeting and General Assembly was set to Reaching New Horizons in 2015.

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Beaches Turks & Caicos named as host for World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2015

| February 19, 2015
Beaches Turks & Caicos named as host for World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2015

London, 19th February 2015 The ‘Oscars of the travel industry’, World Travel Awards has announced Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa has been selected to host the World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2015.

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Sydney and NSW to shine at AIME 2015

| February 19, 2015

AIME 2015: Off the back of its award-winning presence in 2014, Destination Sydney will return bigger than ever to Asia Pacific’s premier annual trade show – the 23rd Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME 2015) in Melbourne. With 15 co-exhibitors by its side, Business Events Sydney (BESydney) will be out to show the 3,000 meetings […]

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CONVENE 2015 Closes to Acclaim

| February 18, 2015
CONVENE 2015 Closes to Acclaim

The 3rd edition of CONVENE held at the Litexpo centre from 11 to 12 February in Vilnius has closed to a chorus of ringing endorsements from the hosted buyer and exhibitor communities alike.

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Rev and Travelex Launch The NiHao UnionPay Prepaid Card in Hong Kong

| February 18, 2015
Rev and Travelex Launch The NiHao UnionPay Prepaid Card in Hong Kong

AUSTIN, Texas, and HONG KONG, Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Rev Worldwide, a payment innovations company, and Travelex, the world’s leading foreign exchange specialist, have announced the launch of The Travelex NiHao Card, a reloadable prepaid travel card in association with UnionPay International.

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WTM Portfolio Facilitates $7 Billion in Travel Industry Deals

| February 18, 2015
WTM Portfolio Facilitates $7 Billion in Travel Industry Deals

The World Travel Market Portfolio facilitated almost $7 billion (£4.2 million) in travel and tourism industry deals in 2014. The WTM Portfolio consists of the four leading business-to-business travel trade events in the world;

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Fare of London launches ‘Forgotten Fare’ campaign to highlight heritage UK foods

| February 17, 2015
Fare of London launches ‘Forgotten Fare’ campaign to highlight heritage UK foods

London-focused event and contract caterer Fare of London today announces a campaign set to highlight a range of UK heritage foods that are at risk of being forgotten in favour of more fashionable ingredients and produce.

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Kent Event Centre invests £150k in campsite development for corporate events

| February 17, 2015
Kent Event Centre invests £150k in campsite development for corporate events

Kent Event Centre today announces the launch of a £150k campsite facility, available for corporate events such as teambuilding and residential conferences.

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ITB Berlin: Cross-border cooperation on the Danube

| February 17, 2015

Papers and workshops on marketing strategies and tourism prospects for the countries on the Danube – free guided tours of exhibitors with a focus on the Danube – big competition with prizes on the weekend of ITB

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World of DMCs Expands its Global Reach with 4 New Members on 3 Continents

| February 16, 2015

London, 16th February, 2015 World of DMCs, the global network of DMCs are delighted to announce the signing up of 4 more DMCs in 2015. Metropolis DMC (France), Inbound Services (Germany), Grosvenor Tours (South Africa) and Spotlight Events (California) have all joined the ranks since the beginning of the year.

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Packed education programme set to drive Association Day at IMEX in Frankfurt 2015

| February 16, 2015

Working with millennials, managing an association during a crisis, and how to best use data are just some of the key topics to be explored at this year’s IMEX Association Day on Monday 18 May 2015.

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ibtm Arabia – Sets the Benchmark for a new Style of MICE Event in the Region

| February 16, 2015
ibtm Arabia – Sets the Benchmark for a new Style of MICE Event in the Region

“It’s been excellent for us, we have some very strong leads and a very positive response” “Chic, classy, sophisticated, I love the way it has been put together”

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Aldemar Amilia Mare: A brand new family paradise in Rhodes!

| February 16, 2015
Aldemar Amilia Mare: A brand new family paradise in Rhodes!

Aldemar Resorts is investing in a major renovation and refurbishment project at the family resort, Amilia Mare in Rhodes.

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WTM Africa 2015 welcomes an array of new South African exhibitors

| February 16, 2015
WTM Africa 2015 welcomes an array of new South African exhibitors

WTM Africa 2015, the leading business-to-business tourism event in Africa, has added an array of new exhibitors from host country South Africa, including some of its major hotels names. The new faces at WTM Africa – which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 15-17 April, represent an A-Z of tourism […]

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Salzburg Cultural Highlights 2015

| February 12, 2015
Salzburg Cultural Highlights 2015

Salzburg stages over 4000 cultural events every year and is one of the world’s most famous cities of culture. As well as the annual Mozart Week in January, and the Easter, Whitsuntide and summer festivals, there are another 2 additional features worth mentioning.

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British Airways: More Pre-Order Meals For Customers

| February 12, 2015

British Airways is extending the number of routes on which customers can pre-order their meals to 21. The service allows customers in First, Club World and World Traveller Plus the option to choose their meals before travel to guarantee their first choice of main course.

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BICS and Swisscom Implement Seamless International Roaming

| February 12, 2015

Deployment enables rail staff to access data services across international borders

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Van Gogh’s time in Brussels has not been forgotten!

| February 11, 2015

In his journey through the Lowlands, as far as the Borinage, Van Gogh spent a short yet important time in Brussels. Not many people know about this period, but it is now the subject of a tourist information post, installed and unveiled today in the Place Sainte-Catherine, right in the middle of the European capital.

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Adventure travel and social responsibility at ITB Berlin

| February 11, 2015

More than 130 exhibitors from 40 countries with information on sustainable tourism and adventure travel in Hall 4.1 at ITB Berlin – Papers on adventure travel and socially responsible tourism at the tenth PowWow for trade visitors – Award Ceremony of the first ITB National Geographic World Legacy Awards at the ITB Convention

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CEOs of World’s Largest Cruise Companies to Discuss the State of the Industry at Cruise Shipping Miami 2015

| February 11, 2015

CNN’s Richard Quest to moderate the global-overview panel discussion

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WTM Latin America 2015 welcomes huge support from Turkey

| February 11, 2015
WTM Latin America 2015 welcomes huge support from Turkey

World Travel Market Latin America, the tourism sector’s most international event on the American continent, will include a significant presence from Europe this year, in particular from popular tourism hotspot Turkey.

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TUI shareholders confirm dividend of 0.33 euros per share

| February 10, 2015

All agenda items approved by large majorities

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AEA Partners With UATP To Co-Host Airline Distribution 2015 In Athens, Greece

| February 10, 2015
AEA Partners With UATP To Co-Host Airline Distribution 2015 In Athens, Greece

WASHINGTON and ATHENS, Greece, Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — UATP and the Association of European Airlines (AEA) is pleased to invite global airlines and industry executives to attend Airline Distribution 2015 on 17-19 March. The annual conference will take place at the InterContinental Athens.

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European Cities Marketing Future Leaders Scholarship Award 2015, “and the winner is…”

| February 10, 2015
European Cities Marketing Future Leaders Scholarship Award 2015, “and the winner is…”

For the second year in a row, European Cities Marketing, in association with MODUL University Vienna, organized for its members a friendly competition based on best practices.

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Former head of UNICEF to chair the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection

| February 10, 2015
Former head of UNICEF to chair the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection

UNWTO is pleased to announce that Carol Bellamy, former Executive Director of UNICEF (1995-2005), is the new chair of the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection. Ms. Bellamy starts her tenure at the Network’s 30th meeting in connection with ITB Berlin in March 2015, where the Network’s agenda for the coming year will be […]

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New TUI Group delivers a good start to the financial year 2014/15

| February 10, 2015

Core themes for future profitable growth defined

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WTM 2014 Facilitates a Record £2.5 Billion in Travel Industry Deals

| February 10, 2015
WTM 2014 Facilitates a Record £2.5 Billion in Travel Industry Deals

World Travel Market 2014, the leading global event for the travel industry, will generate a record £2.5 billion in travel and tourism industry deals – an impressive 13% increase on WTM 2013.

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ibtm arabia delivers new format MICE event for the Gulf Region

| February 10, 2015
ibtm arabia delivers new format MICE event for the Gulf Region

International Hosted Buyers from 36 countries representing key and influential planners of MICE business have descended on Abu Dhabi for an exclusive closed door one-to-one meeting format in a revamped ibtm arabia (formerly GIBTM).

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Red carpet rolled out for London’s Official Guest of Honour who has arrived in the city to begin trip of a lifetime

| February 9, 2015
Red carpet rolled out for London’s Official Guest of Honour who has arrived in the city to begin trip of a lifetime

London’s Official Guest of Honour, Adaeze Uyanwah launches her once-in-a-lifetime trip to the capital in style this weekend with a £5,000 (US$8,000) shopping extravaganza on world famous Oxford St.

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UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture gathers Ministers of Tourism and Culture for the first time

| February 6, 2015
UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture gathers Ministers of Tourism and Culture for the first time

Over 900 participants, including over 45 Ministers and Vice Ministers of Tourism and Culture, international experts, speakers and guests from 100 countries, gathered at the UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture in Siem Reap, Cambodia, to explore and advance new partnership models between tourism and culture (4-6 February 2015).

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ITB Career World: the stepping stone to job success

| February 6, 2015
ITB Career World: the stepping stone to job success

ITB Berlin provides a forum for job-seekers and personnel managers of major tourism companies – big supporting programme featuring panel discussions and papers – careers advisory service and tips for job applicants – powered by AHGZ & fvw

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