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Iran Plans to Attract Russian Tourists by Removing Visa

| February 8, 2016

Iran aims to attract  more than 1 million Russian visitors by removing tourist visas for Russian nationals, Iranian Vice President and Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization Chief Masoud Soltanifar said Monday 1st February.

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To Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa είναι ανάμεσα στα 10 πιο δημοφιλή ξενοδοχεία τις Κρήτης για την γερμανόφωνη τουριστική αγορά

| February 8, 2016
To Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa είναι ανάμεσα στα 10 πιο δημοφιλή ξενοδοχεία τις Κρήτης για την γερμανόφωνη τουριστική αγορά

 Τα τελευταία 11 χρόνια έχει θεσμοθετηθεί από το διαδικτυακό ταξιδιωτικό portal http://www.holidaycheck.de/ στις γερμανόφωνες αγορές η ετήσια βράβευση των πιο δημοφιλών ξενοδοχείων στον κόσμο.

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To SENSIMAR Royal Blue Resort & Spa βραβεύτηκε από την TUI για την ποιότητα των υπηρεσιών του

| February 8, 2016
To SENSIMAR Royal Blue Resort & Spa βραβεύτηκε από την TUI για την ποιότητα των υπηρεσιών του

Η TUI πρόσφατα ανακοίνωσε ένα νέο σήμα ποιότητας για ξενοδοχεία που βασίζεται αποκλειστικά στην εμπειρία των επισκεπτών, οι οποίοι επέλεξαν τα 250 πιο δημοφιλή ξενοδοχεία για το 2016. Αυτό το νέο σήμα κατατεθέν “TUI Top Quality” μπορεί να χρησιμοποιηθεί από τα πιο δημοφιλή ξενοδοχεία που επιτυγχάνουν βαθμολογία ικανοποίησης από 8.7 και πάνω σε μια κλίμακα […]

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Top Properties for Couples Revealed Based on Millions of Traveler Reviews and Opinions on TripAdvisor

| February 5, 2016
Top Properties for Couples Revealed Based on Millions of Traveler Reviews and Opinions on TripAdvisor

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in Palm-Eagle Beach, Aruba Tops in the World; Henderson Park Inn in Destin, Florida #1 in the U.S. 

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Love is In the Air: Expedia Heat Index Spotlights Connection Between Travel and Love

| February 5, 2016

Americans rate Paris as world’s “most romantic” city, consider Los Angeles to have “most attractive” dating population

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Take Off to Tehran with British Airways

| February 5, 2016
Take Off to Tehran with British Airways

The route will launch as a six-per-week service before moving to daily flights from winter 2016, giving customers even more choice and flexibility between London and the Middle East.   The service from Heathrow Terminal 5 will be operated by a four-class Boeing 777.  

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More Than One Quarter of Travel Managers Still Without Risk Strategy

| February 5, 2016

Feb 04, 2016 More than one quarter – 27 per cent – of travel managers still don’t have a risk management strategy in place for their travellers in spite of a spate of terrorist attacks across Europe over the last 12 months and buyers themselves citing traveller risk as the fourth biggest challenge they face […]

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Find the job of your dreams at ITB Berlin

| February 5, 2016

The ITB Career Center has the latest job vacancies and expert advice from leading tourism companies at the AHGZ & fvw Karrierewelt – information on career prospects in Germany and at sea from the HOGA employment agency – New: universities hold elevator pitches presenting their courses

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ICS – International Conference Services is opening its 3rd Danish office in Odense, Denmark.

| February 5, 2016
ICS – International Conference Services is opening its 3rd Danish office in Odense, Denmark.

  ICS, Denmark has through the last 5 years been working hard to get more Conferences and Meetings in the Southern Part of Denmark. This part of Denmark is renowned for charming cities, high educational level, beautiful scenery and excellent local produce.

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Aegean For Families – New designed Services for families

| February 4, 2016
Aegean For Families – New designed Services for families

ΑΕGEAN presents the ΑEGEAN For Families bundle of services, exclusively designed to make family travel by airplane a pleasurable, smooth and entertaining experience for all family members.

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An Introduction to Crisis Management

| February 4, 2016

On Tuesday 2 February, ABTA kicked off its 2016 programme of events with An Introduction to Crisis Management. Part of the Travel Essentials series, this one-day introductory training event aimed to ensure delegates left feeling knowledgable and prepared, should an exceptional operational or crisis situation happen within their organisation.

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Emirates honours its brightest stars at this year’s Najm Chairman’s Awards

| February 4, 2016
Emirates honours its brightest stars at this year’s Najm Chairman’s Awards

Thursday, February 4, 2016 — Dubai, U.A.E – 4 February 2016 – The Emirates Group awarded 35 employees today for going above and beyond their call of duty. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, presented the ‘Najm Chairman’s Award’ to eight individual and team achievements […]

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Sojern’s Q4 Global Travel Insights Report: Brazil Is a Rising Destination in 2016 with US and European Travelers  

| February 4, 2016
Sojern’s Q4 Global Travel Insights Report: Brazil Is a Rising Destination in 2016 with US and European Travelers  

Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Sydney and Reykjavik all gain popularity with US travelers this year, while US cities remain top long-haul destinations for Europeans

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IHG opens landmark InterContinental® London – The O2

| February 4, 2016
IHG opens landmark InterContinental® London – The O2

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies announces the opening of InterContinental® London – The O2 on the Greenwich Peninsula, London’s rejuvenated historic, entertainment and financial gateway.

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Jobs in tourism up 12% in last five years, more than twice as much as other sectors

| February 3, 2016
Jobs in tourism up 12% in last five years, more than twice as much as other sectors

Latest figures out today show that jobs in tourism in the UK have grown more than twice as much as other sectors of the economy in the five years to 2014.

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IBTM America 2016 set to open with Line-Up of Leading Industry Suppliers and Buyers for 100% Mutual Match in Nashville

| February 3, 2016
IBTM America 2016 set to open with Line-Up of Leading Industry Suppliers and Buyers for 100% Mutual Match in Nashville

ibtm america 2016 (www.ibtmamerica.com), taking place from June 15-17 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, is set to debut it’s 100% mutual match business appointments design among an elite group of exhibitors and Corporate, Agency and Incentive Hosted Buyers.

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LHW Welcomes Six New Members to its Collection

| February 3, 2016
LHW Welcomes Six New Members to its Collection

The Leading Hotels of the World announced the addition of six new members in Austria, Greece, Spain, and the United States to its collection of uncommon luxury hotels. The newest members join the more than 375 other diverse properties in 75 countries that embody their destinations through design, culture and cuisine.

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easyJet reveals concept designs for hybrid plane

| February 3, 2016
easyJet reveals concept designs for hybrid plane

Airline aims to trial technology in 2016 As part of its strategy of reducing its passengers’ carbon footprint easyJet has unveiled plans for a revolutionary zero emissions hydrogen fuel system for its aircraft which could save around 50,000 tonnes of fuel and the associated CO2 emissions per year.

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Emirates Brand Value Grows 17% to reach US$7.7 billion

| February 3, 2016
Emirates Brand Value Grows 17% to reach US$7.7 billion

Airline holds position as #1 airline brand and #1 brand in the region DUBAI, UAE: Emirates has come out on top again as the world’s most valuable airline brand, according to the 2016 Brand Finance Global 500 report, which was released yesterday. 

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Updated UNWTO Statement on the Zika Virus

| February 2, 2016
Updated UNWTO Statement on the Zika Virus

Following the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 1 February 2016 on the Zika virus, UNWTO recalls that according to WHO there should be no restrictions on travel with the affected areas and that the following travel measures should be observed:

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The Tweed Run for the 3rd time in Spetses! 15-17 April!

| February 2, 2016
The Tweed Run for the 3rd time in Spetses! 15-17 April!

The British elegance meets once again the cosmopolitan island of Spetses at the 3rd Tweed Run!

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ITB MICE Day: face-to-face vs. digital

| February 2, 2016

Experts examine whether new technology poses a threat to face-to-face meetings at events – admission is free for trade visitors and members of VERANSTALTUNGSPLANER.DE – the low-cost special travel package for visitors to the ITB Business Travel Days includes an overnight, concert ticket and unlimited admission to ITB Berlin

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Grass Roots Meetings & Events appoints Sarah Moralee to lead high profile client accounts

| February 2, 2016
Grass Roots Meetings & Events appoints Sarah Moralee to lead high profile client accounts

  Sarah Moralee has joined Grass Roots Meetings & Events as a Project Director and will take a leading role with high profile client accounts and large events.

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Central Hall Westminster to host public event with UN Secretary-General

| February 2, 2016
Central Hall Westminster to host public event with UN Secretary-General

Central Hall Westminster in London will host United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for a public address as part of the UN’s 70th anniversary celebrations.

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ITB Berlin Convention: Travel 4.0 – the digital revolution

| February 2, 2016
ITB Berlin Convention: Travel 4.0 – the digital revolution

Robot services, emotions at the touch of a button: digitalization in the travel industry is the main topic of the global travel industry’s leading think tank on every day of the show – admission is free for trade visitors at ITB Berlin

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Milton Court experiences 50% growth year on year

| February 2, 2016

  A surge in business has seen the Guildhall School’s venue Milton Court record year on year growth of 50% whilst The Barbican itself has also recorded strong growth ahead of a big year for the Business Events team.

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trivago Unveils Plans for New Global ‘Campus’

| February 2, 2016
trivago Unveils Plans for New Global ‘Campus’

trivago‘s current headquarters in Dusseldorf, Germany are getting a bit tight. With 222% growth since 2012, the multinational team of 950needs room to grow, which is why trivago has commissioned a new state-of-the-art campus it plans to relocate to in 2018.  

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Ljubljana as the Role-Model for Green Cities in 2016

| February 2, 2016
Ljubljana as the Role-Model for Green Cities in 2016

The European Commission’s committee awarded the prestigious title of European Green Capital 2016 to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, since the sustainable development of the city was the most significant one in the shortest time possible.

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DIGICARE – the First Euroseminar to Face the Digital Revolution in Healthcare

| February 2, 2016
DIGICARE – the First Euroseminar to Face the Digital Revolution in Healthcare

 o   AIM Group International, in partnership with vanGoGh and Glocal Solutions, organizes the first Euroseminar focused on Digital Healthcare in Europe

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Pre-register for AIME today…   

| February 2, 2016
Pre-register for AIME today…   

Spaces at the Saxton Speaker Bureau sessions at AIME are available to pre-book from Thursday this week. This inspirational (and very popular) programme has limited availability so it is very important that you pre-register to attend AIME today to be in with a chance of attending these complimentary sessions. Taking place from 23-24 February 2016, AIME is the perfect […]

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Sharing economy, personalisation and technology: the future of meetings and congresses

| February 1, 2016
Sharing economy, personalisation and technology: the future of meetings and congresses

GCB launches new resource for planners New formats, virtual spaces and digitalised services are all set to make an impact in meetings of the future according to a new study. The German Convention Bureau (GCB) along with the European Association of Event Centres (EVVC) has partnered with the renowned Fraunhofer Institute, Europe’s largest application-oriented research […]

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World Travel Awards unveils nominees for Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016

| February 1, 2016
World Travel Awards unveils nominees for Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016

London, February 1st, 2016 World Travel Awards (WTA) has unveiled the nominees for its upcoming Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016.

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Heathrow: Millions of tourists see the brighter side of flood-hit areas

| February 1, 2016
Heathrow: Millions of tourists see the brighter side of flood-hit areas

Striking images of Cumbria, Lancashire, Scotland and Yorkshire have been unveiled across Heathrow’s terminals today in a bid to promote some of the worst affected areas following recent floods.

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easyJet celebrates the opening of its Venice base

| February 1, 2016
easyJet celebrates the opening of its Venice base

• Venice is easyJet’s 27th base in Europe • easyJet will base four A319 Airbus aircraft and provide 150 local jobs • More choice with 10 new destinations and more flights on existing routes

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ABTA advises holidaymakers to book early after surge in summer bookings

| February 1, 2016
ABTA advises holidaymakers to book early after surge in summer bookings

Spain and Portugal lead the way with North Africa losing out ABTA – The Travel Association is advising holidaymakers to book their summer holidays early this year after new figures show a 6% year on year increase in bookings for overseas summer holidays with substantial increases for Spain (27%) and Portugal (32%), with Cyprus (14%) […]

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Lufthansa Group to concentrate aviation training in Munich

| February 1, 2016

The present companies responsible for pilot and cabin crew training within the Lufthansa Group are to be amalgamated into a single organization based at Munich, the Group’s second-biggest hub, the Deutsche Lufthansa AG Executive Board decided.

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ibtm china 2016: Connecting the incentives, business travel and meetings industry

| February 1, 2016

91% of Hosted Buyers met with “valuable business opportunities” in 2015 Education and Networking “so inspiring for connections”

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Darwin Convention Centre: A Hub of Entertainment

| February 1, 2016
Darwin Convention Centre: A Hub of Entertainment

From a world championship boxing title fight, beautiful orchestral music and world renowned stand-up comedian, to an inspiring travel expo and inviting family day, the world class Darwin Convention Centre is a hub of entertainment for locals and visitors alike. Upcoming events include: Welcome to the Top End Family Day and Expo Saturday 6 February, […]

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Air France tests Wi-Fi on short and medium-haul flights

| January 29, 2016
Air France tests Wi-Fi on short and medium-haul flights

Since 12 January, Air France has been offering a special internet connection offer with Wi-Fi entertainment content on a test basis for three months, in partnership with Orange.

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Business Travel in Europe Grows at a Higher Rate than Expected in 2015

| January 29, 2016

Growth in business travel budgets was twice as strong as expected heading into 2015. Companies’ international development plans stand out as a major growth driver.

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