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Online booking system helps achieve 91% occupancy for the Barbican’s boardroom

| February 20, 2018
Online booking system helps achieve 91% occupancy for the Barbican’s boardroom
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The Barbican launched an online booking system for The Frobisher Boardroom on level 4 of the Centre in July 2014. Three and a half years later the system is helping to keep the space running at more than 90% occupancy.

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ITB Berlin 2018: High exhibitor demand sets the tone

| February 20, 2018
ITB Berlin 2018: High exhibitor demand sets the tone
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The show is almost fully booked – Large increase in exhibitors from South America, the Arab countries and Asia – Travel Technology is booming – Focus on Luxury Travel

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A far-reaching tourism concept: Focus on ecological and social responsibility at ITB Berlin

| February 16, 2018
A far-reaching tourism concept: Focus on ecological and social responsibility at ITB Berlin
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Key topics: Overtourism, integrating refugees and the financial viability of social tourism projects – Opening event will leave a zero carbon footprint for the first time

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One brand new building, 900 guests and one very large house-warming party

| February 15, 2018
One brand new building, 900 guests and one very large house-warming party
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L’Oréal Germany opens new HQ in Dusseldorf with spectacular XXL house-warming experience.

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IMEX and Events Industry Council encourage Innovation in Sustainability

| February 15, 2018
IMEX and Events Industry Council encourage Innovation in Sustainability
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The IMEX Group is again demonstrating its commitment to encouraging best practice in sustainability within the meetings industry worldwide. It is joining with the Event Industry Council (EIC) in promoting the IMEX- EIC Innovation in Sustainability Award.

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Hotelbeds Group announces car rental partnership with loveholidays

| February 15, 2018
Hotelbeds Group announces car rental partnership with loveholidays
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Group´s B2B car rental distribution company CARNECT offers over 500 car hire companies covering 170 countries

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Grand Finale at ITB Berlin 2018

| February 15, 2018
Grand Finale at ITB Berlin 2018
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Nordic music and exotic dance performances await visitors to the Grand Finale of the World’s Largest Travel Trade Show® – admission is free for holders of a visitor’s ticket on the Sunday of ITB

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Η Qatar Airways ξεκινά απευθείας πτήσεις για τη Μύκονο

| February 12, 2018
Η Qatar Airways ξεκινά απευθείας πτήσεις για τη Μύκονο
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Η εποχική γραμμή θα ξεκινήσει στις 30 Μαΐου Η βραβευμένη αεροπορική εταιρεία ξεκινά επίσης απευθείας πτήσεις για Θεσσαλονίκη στις 27 Μαρτίου

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Εντυπωσίασε το Creta Maris Beach Resort στην έκθεση Brussels Holiday Fair

| February 7, 2018
Εντυπωσίασε το Creta Maris Beach Resort στην έκθεση Brussels Holiday Fair
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Τις καλύτερες εντυπώσεις άφησε το Creta Maris Beach Resort στην έκθεση «Brussels Holiday Fair», με τη συμμετοχή του σε ένα διήμερο αφιερωμένο στη γαστρονομία της Κρήτης, που διεξήχθη 2 & 3 Φεβρουαρίου, στις Βρυξέλλες, παρουσία της Υπουργού Τουρισμού, Έλενας Κουντουρά.

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O Ιατρικός Σύλλογος Θεσσαλονίκης Γιόρτασε τα 10 χρόνια λειτουργίας της Χορωδίας του

| February 7, 2018
O Ιατρικός Σύλλογος Θεσσαλονίκης Γιόρτασε τα 10 χρόνια λειτουργίας της Χορωδίας του
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Με την παρουσία 600 και πλέον ατόμων όλων των ηλικιών πραγματοποιήθηκε την Κυριακή 4 Φεβρουαρίου η Επετειακή Εκδήλωση για τα 10 χρόνια της χορωδίας του Ιατρικού Συλλόγου Θεσσαλονίκης, στο Ραδιο Σίτυ, στη Θεσσαλονίκη. Πλήθος κόσμου, παιδιά και μεγάλοι, συμμετείχαν στην μεγάλη γιορτή που συμπεριλάμβανε θέατρο, μουσική και πολλές εκπλήξεις!

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AIM Group International certified as Ethical Trusted Partner by MedTech Europe

| February 5, 2018
AIM Group International certified as Ethical Trusted Partner by MedTech Europe
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The certification identifies PCOs with a demonstrated know-how and expertise in Ethical Business Practice.

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The Royal Suite Reinvented: Copenhagen Marriott’s renewed hotel suite oozes international extravagance and aesthetic Danish functionality combined

| February 5, 2018
The Royal Suite Reinvented: Copenhagen Marriott’s renewed hotel suite oozes international extravagance and aesthetic Danish functionality combined
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The Copenhagen Marriott Hotel – the largest 5-star hotel in Denmark – kicks off 2018 in style with the re-opening of its first class suite, The Royal Suite, and introducing a brave fusion of international luxury and aesthetic functionality, local style.

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VisitBritain launches new global campaign to boost inbound tourism

| February 5, 2018
VisitBritain launches new global campaign to boost inbound tourism
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National tourism agency VisitBritain is this week launching a new global campaign for 2018 to boost inbound tourism to Britain.

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On the road with young people: Youth Travel at ITB Berlin

| February 5, 2018
On the road with young people: Youth Travel at ITB Berlin
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Once again, Hall 4.1 is the place to head for Youth Travel & Economy Accommodation – Focus on digitalisation and youth travel certification – Rockin’ All over the World Festival on the open days for the public

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Eventex Awards 2018 – finalists announced

| February 2, 2018
Eventex Awards 2018 – finalists announced
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The best events from around the world competing for the prestigious Eventex trophies in 26 categories

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Growth and change: The shifting luxury travel market

| February 1, 2018
Growth and change: The shifting luxury travel market
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Focus on the high-end market at ITB Berlin 2018 – New: Loop Lounge @ ITB and the ITB Luxury Late Night – Luxury travel topics at the ITB Berlin Convention

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Spaniards increase early booking rate for summer holidays by 30%

| February 1, 2018
Spaniards increase early booking rate for summer holidays by 30%
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  The Spanish source market, which traditionally has a high rate of last-minute bookings, is experiencing a significant change in trend this year according to Bedsonline booking data. Top summer destinations are New York, Riviera Maya, San Francisco, Majorca and Orlando. Bookings made a year in advance have seen the highest increase.

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Η Amadeus καταλαμβάνει τη 16η θέση, ανάμεσα στις πιο βιώσιμες εταιρείες στον κόσμο

| February 1, 2018
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Αθήνα, 01 Φεβρουαρίου 2018 – Η Amadeus ανακοινώνει τη διάκρισή της στους Corporate Knights’ 2018, καθώς η εταιρεία βρέθηκε ανάμεσα στις 100 Περισσότερο Βιώσιμες Εταιρείες στον Κόσμο. Μόλις το 2% των εταιρειών σε παγκόσμιο επίπεδο αναγνωρίζονται για τη απόδοση βιωσιμότητας στον κατάλογο Global 100. Αποτελεί μια σημαντική διάκριση για την Amadeus, μέσα από την οποία η εταιρεία ενθαρρύνεται […]

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Παγκόσμια Πρωτιά για τα Ikos Resorts: “Top All Inclusive Resorts’’ brand για το 2018

| January 26, 2018
Παγκόσμια Πρωτιά για τα Ikos Resorts: “Top All Inclusive Resorts’’ brand για το 2018
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Την 1η και την 3η θέση στην κατηγορία «Top All-Inclusive Resorts» στον κόσμο κατέκτησαν τα Ikos Olivia & Ikos Oceania στα φετινά Travelers’ Choice™ Awards του TripAdvisor, της μεγαλύτερης ταξιδιωτικής πλατφόρμας στο χώρο του παγκόσμιου τουρισμού. Στα μόλις 3 χρόνια της λειτουργίας τους, τα δύο ελληνικά resort όχι μόνο βρέθηκαν στην κορυφή της κατηγορίας τους […]

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FITUR welcomes 251 thousand participants, the highest number in the event’s history

| January 26, 2018
FITUR welcomes 251 thousand participants, the highest number in the event’s history
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Records were also broken for trade attendance, with 140,120 representatives from all over the world, company participation, with more than 10,000 companies from 165 countries, and exhibition space, with 65,000 m2  The Trade Fair’s largest growth was seen in international participation (54% of the total), an increase of 13%, led by Africa (21%), Asia Pacific […]

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ECB Celebrates 10th Anniversary

| January 26, 2018
ECB Celebrates 10th Anniversary
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The Estonian Convention Bureau celebrated the success of its first decade of operation on Wednesday with a festive gathering of members and partners.

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ITB Career Center: The ideal marketplace for tomorrow’s tourism professionals

| January 26, 2018
ITB Career Center: The ideal marketplace for tomorrow’s tourism professionals
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ITB Career Center features wide-ranging information on university courses, starting a career and advanced training – The German Federal Employment Agency is the exclusive partner again – The ITB Berlin Convention features the Young Professionals Day and a new event: the Company Slam

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Η Χαλκιδική προωθεί τις οικογενειακές διακοπές στη Ρώσικη αγορά

| January 24, 2018
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Με ένα διαφορετικό τρόπο προβάλλεται φέτος η Χαλκιδική στη Ρώσικη αγορά, στοχεύοντας να προσελκύσει μεγαλύτερο μερίδιο Ρώσων τουριστών που επιλέγουν οικογενειακές διακοπές.

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MilanoCard and AIM Group International strengthen their partnership  to encourage congresses’ participants to extend their stays and discover Milan

| January 22, 2018
MilanoCard and AIM Group International strengthen their partnership  to encourage congresses’ participants to extend their stays and discover Milan
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A new app gives access to free, discounted and exclusive services.

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ITB MICE Forum: where convention and event industry experts exchange knowledge

| January 22, 2018
ITB MICE Forum: where convention and event industry experts exchange knowledge
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The leading industry association VDVO is the official partner of the MICE event – a wide-range programme of lectures – MICE Hub and MICE Night networking events

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The IMEX Group and EventMB announce new partnership

| January 22, 2018
The IMEX Group and EventMB announce new partnership
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The IMEX Group and EventMB announce new partnership – industry research, case studies and exhibitor storytelling define ‘unprecedented journey’

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Hotelbeds Group confirms new Bedbank structure 

| January 19, 2018
Hotelbeds Group confirms new Bedbank structure 
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New structure for Bedbank following integrations of Tourico Holidays and GTA Roles taken by existing senior management from all three companies plus external hire Department leaders will be members of Executive Committee

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A wealth of expertise at the ITB Berlin Convention 2018

| January 19, 2018
A wealth of expertise at the ITB Berlin Convention 2018
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Leading international speakers will respond to the big future challenges – Focus on overtourism, revolutionary forms of transport and digitalization in the travel industry – Admission is free for trade visitors, exhibitors and media representatives of ITB Berlin

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The IMEX Talking Point for 2018 is ‘Legacy’

| January 14, 2018
The IMEX Talking Point for 2018 is ‘Legacy’
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So, what’s your legacy going to be? The IMEX Group has announced that its Talking Point for 2018 will be the theme of ‘Legacy’ – a subject expected to resonate strongly with the international meetings, events and incentive travel industry, particularly at IMEX in Frankfurt in May and at IMEX America in October.

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Hotelbeds Group integrates CityPASS into its Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB) 

| December 25, 2017
Hotelbeds Group integrates CityPASS into its Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB) 
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Integration adds 78 more attractions to TAB across 12 North American markets including New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and more. Barcoded vouchers provide protection against fraud to increase profits.

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WIZZ AIR announces a new daily service from Athens to London Luton

| December 20, 2017
WIZZ AIR announces a new daily service from Athens to London Luton
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IN 2018 WIZZ BECOMES THE THIRD LARGEST AIRLINE IN ATHENS

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Hotelbeds’ Christmas bookings trends show growth of Asia Pacific as top destination

| December 17, 2017
Hotelbeds’ Christmas bookings trends show growth of Asia Pacific as top destination
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The leading bedbank worldwide publishes the trends for the winter holidays Four of the top 10 favourite destinations are located in the Asia Pacific continent Orlando is ranked as first preferred location to visit this Christmas Palma, 15 December 2017. Hotelbeds, the leading bedbank worldwide, has published today trends for Christmas hotel bookings made via […]

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World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa: International travel industry needs new strategies to manage ‘overtourism’

| December 14, 2017
World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa: International travel industry needs new strategies to manage ‘overtourism’
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Mass tourism hits quality of visitor experiences – Not only cities overcrowded – New solutions needed to manage global tourism growth – ITB Berlin exclusively publishes World Travel Monitor® Forum results

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Hotelbeds Group will contract 10,000 additional hotels and create over 200 new jobs 

| December 14, 2017
Hotelbeds Group will contract 10,000 additional hotels and create over 200 new jobs 
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  Target to directly contract 10,000 additional hotels over coming three years Creation of over 200 new jobs for Contracting and Yield teams over coming months Plan forms part of the ongoing successful integration of Tourico Holidays and GTA Palma, 13 December 2017. Hotelbeds Group, the world´s leading bedbank and provider of B2B services to the […]

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Mercedes-Benz F1 Celebration Event in Beijing

| December 14, 2017
Mercedes-Benz F1 Celebration Event in Beijing
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2017 has been a banner year for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 motorsport team, as the Silver Arrows secured their fourth consecutive Drivers’ and Constructors’ titles. To celebrate this remarkable feat, Mercedes-Benz China invited a group of VIP customers, social media journalists and motorsport fans to a “Four the Team” F1 celebration event at Red 1 […]

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2nd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture 

| December 12, 2017
2nd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture 
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Tourism and Culture to work together for the SDGS Over 800 participants from 70 countries gathered in Muscat, capital city of the Sultanate of Oman on 11-12 December 2017 for the Conference, an official event in the calendar of the International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. The Conference held under the patronage of […]

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Amorgos Film Festival is an Official member of CIFFT!

| December 12, 2017
Amorgos Film Festival is an Official member of CIFFT!
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The Amorgos Film Festival has been approved as an official member of CIFFT. CIFFT is a Festival Committee, with Tourism Film Festival Members from around the globe. Its purpose is to maintain and encourage the consciousness of audio-visual work in the international tourism industry.

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UNWTO appoints First Lady of Iceland as Special Ambassador for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals

| December 12, 2017
UNWTO appoints First Lady of Iceland as Special Ambassador for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals
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H.E. Ms. Eliza Jean Reid, First Lady of Iceland has been nominated as Special Ambassador for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The appointment took place at the second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture, an official event of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, being held in Muscat, Sultanate […]

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Paul Flackett memorial arrangements

| December 8, 2017
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IMEX has confirmed memorial arrangements for Paul Flackett, IMEX Group Managing Director. A memorial, open to industry colleagues, will take place on Monday, 15 January 2018 at the QEII Centre in Westminster, London.

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European Geoscientists remain loyal to Vienna

| December 5, 2017
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Although its existing five-year contract is yet to expire, the European Geosciences Union (EGU) has already confirmed its commitment to Vienna and the Austria Center Vienna for the years 2020-2024. 

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