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Stars come out for The Paddington Trail gala auction, raising over £460,000 for the NSPCC

| December 11, 2014
Stars come out for The Paddington Trail gala auction, raising over £460,000 for the NSPCC

Last night (Wednesday 10 December) Paddington Bear fans and famous faces came together at Christie’s for an auction of the first fifteen life-sized statues of the world’s favourite furry Peruvian explorer.

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Enjoy Free Wi-Fi in the sky on Emirates A380s

| December 11, 2014
Enjoy Free Wi-Fi in the sky on Emirates A380s

DUBAI, U.A.E.,11th December 2014: Over 200,000 passengers have used Emirates’ free onboard Wi-Fi since October this year, taking advantage of the airline’s service to connect with family, friends or colleagues when they fly.

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Germany builds its presence in China as a key meeting destination

| December 11, 2014

The board of the German Convention Bureau (GCB) has announced it will open a representative office in China. Together with the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) the GCB will further its work in Asia, one of its key target market. Information is available at www.germany-meetings.com

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IBTM America: “Exhibitors requesting buyers according to their objectives”

| December 11, 2014

Working in partnership with ibtm america exhibitors, the new format 2015 event is in the process of recruiting buyers who exhibitors have specifically requested according to their business objectives.

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Airbus A380 “A Winner”

| December 11, 2014

PERTH, Australia, Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Chief of the world’s largest international airline slams airlines for not using A380 correctly — The chief of the world’s largest airline has criticized airlines for not buying more A380 super jumbo’s as Airbus hints at closing the production line down in 2018. Responding to a Bloomberg report […]

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Kent Event Centre to host Elton John as part of 2015 European tour

| December 10, 2014
Kent Event Centre to host Elton John as part of 2015 European tour

Kent Event Centre is to host Elton John and his band for a live performance as part of their European tour on the 31st May 2015.

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Over 9 in 10 luxury travellers from China travelled to Asian countries in the past 12 months: GfK

| December 10, 2014

Nearly half visited at least one country in Southeast Asia

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TUI AG records very successful financial year 2013/2014

| December 10, 2014

-Significant outperformance against earnings targets in full financial year 2013/2014; earnings growth driven by all segments -Underlying EBITA rises by 14 per cent to 869 million euros / Reported EBITA +30 per cent / Net result +71 per cent -Board proposes dividend of 0.33 euros -Outlook 2014/2015: Group turnover +2-4 per cent / Break-even for […]

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Lufthansa Supervisory Board approves key focuses and actions for the Lufthansa Group’s continued success Focus on 2015 as the year of ‘New Lufthansa Premium Quality’

| December 10, 2014
Lufthansa Supervisory Board approves key focuses and actions for the Lufthansa Group’s continued success Focus on 2015 as the year of ‘New Lufthansa Premium Quality’

-New European and intercontinental flight products under the “Eurowings” brand, and lease-in of up to seven Airbus A330-200s -Letter of Intent with SunExpress for Eurowings long-haul routes -Further structural development of Group airlines’ worldwide distribution -Key financial indicator of “earnings after cost of capital” to replace “cash value added”

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Kipi Suites is the Latest in Aria Hotels’ Collection of Traditional Greek Hideaways

| December 9, 2014
Kipi Suites is the Latest in Aria Hotels’ Collection of Traditional Greek Hideaways

ATHENS, December 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Aria Hotels’ latest property offers luxurious suites in Zagori, an area of outstanding natural beauty in North West Greece

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Strong Line-Up of Regional and International Hosted Buyers for Ibtm Arabia

| December 9, 2014

Corporates, Associations and AMC’s join growing list of influential Planners ready to place Business Inbound and Outbound

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Emirates Set to Double Flights to Barcelona

| December 9, 2014
Emirates Set to Double Flights to Barcelona

DUBAI, U.A.E. , 9th December 2014: Emirates, a connector of people, places and economies, has announced plans to offer a double daily service to Barcelona, less than three years after its initial launch to the city.

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ITB Berlin Convention: Experts share their knowledge

| December 9, 2014

The ITB Berlin Convention looks at a new trend, the sharing economy – leading experts give their opinion on the future of travel marketing, mobile marketing and film location tours – admission is free for visitors to ITB Berlin

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Singapore Lures More Incentive Travellers

| December 9, 2014

Renewed interest in Singapore as a top destination for incentive travel

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UK Cities Among the World’s 15 Most Expensive for an Airbnb Property, According to GoEuro’s 2014 Accommodation Price Index

| December 9, 2014
UK Cities Among the World’s 15 Most Expensive for an Airbnb Property, According to GoEuro’s 2014 Accommodation Price Index

BERLIN, December 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – As part of the travel price index series, GoEuro.co.uk has compiled an impartial accommodation price index covering 150 cities and over 60,000 properties to understand the effect of new trends in accommodation on the hotel industry. The increasing popularity of Airbnb and continued growth of the hostel industry are […]

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London’s new Knowledge Quarter to drive more medical events business opportunities for The Royal College of Physicians

| December 8, 2014

The launch of London’s Knowledge Quarter announced on Thursday 4th December by Chancellor George Osborne is set to drive new meetings and events opportunities for the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

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Egencia and iJET Strengthen Global Partnership to Enhance Business Traveler Security

| December 8, 2014

LONDON, Dec. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Egencia®, the business travel company of Expedia, Inc., is adding a new Global Partnership Agreement to its existing relationship with leading traveler security provider, iJET International, Inc.

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Etihad Airways leads winners at World Travel Awards Grand Final 2014 in Anguilla

| December 8, 2014
Etihad Airways leads winners at World Travel Awards Grand Final 2014 in Anguilla

Anguilla, 07th December 2014 Etihad Airways has successfully defended its title as the World’s Leading Airline at the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2014 in Anguilla. 

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ICC Sydney benefits from AEG Ogden’s global reach and reputation

| December 8, 2014
ICC Sydney benefits from AEG Ogden’s global reach and reputation

International Convention Centre Sydney International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is capitalising on the success of the AEG Ogden network of venues.

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World Travel Awards touches down in Anguilla ahead of Grand Final 2014

| December 5, 2014
World Travel Awards touches down in Anguilla ahead of Grand Final 2014

Anguilla, December 5th 2014 World Travel Awards has touched down in the paradise island of Anguilla ahead of the Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2014.

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People of China to name British Landmarks

| December 5, 2014

· Britain’s largest ever tourism campaign in China · 101 nominated British places, people, things and attractions revealed · Nessie, The Shard, Haggis, Hampton Court Palace and Savile Row all make the list · Campaign will feature helpful visa information from partner UK Visas & Immigration

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Ground-breaking Collaboration Appointed to Transform Europe’s Airspace

| December 5, 2014

FAREHAM, England, December 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The modernisation of European airspace took a major step forward today with the appointment of a unique aviation industry partnership to coordinate and synchronise €3bn worth of upgrades to the continent’s air traffic management infrastructure.

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FITUR KNOW-HOW & EXPORT 2015 will organise an advisory service area to drive forward internationalisation projects

| December 5, 2014

The section will host the 2nd edition of The AppTourism Awards after the great success registered at the last staging

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TUI Travel Accommodation & Destinations maintains strong growth in 2014, increasing sales by 10% to €4,048 million

| December 5, 2014

-The company registered an EBITDA growth of 13% during last fiscal year. -Hotelbeds, the leader bedbank worldwide, experienced 18% growth in roomnight sales. -Intercruises, the world leading cruise handling company, increased portcalls by 11% compared to the previous year.

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Maldives: The Official Partner Country of ITB Berlin 2016

| December 5, 2014

Maldives and the world’s leading travel trade show announce official partnership

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Celebrity Cruises Orders Two New Iconic Ships

| December 5, 2014

MIAMI, Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Celebrity Cruises has taken a bold step in ship design with the signing of a letter of intent for a new class of vessels, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and French shipbuilder STX France announced today.

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ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter re-elects Chair and Deputy Chair

| December 4, 2014
ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter re-elects Chair and Deputy Chair

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) UK and Ireland Chapter today announces that current Chair, Kerrin MacPhie and Deputy Chair Lesley Williams, have been re-elected to the Board.

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ILO, UNWTO to promote reliable and comparable statistics on tourism employment

| December 4, 2014

Improving the measurement of employment in tourism is critical to support decision making in a sector which represents nine per cent of global GDP and is a proven tool to advance sustainable development.

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Virgin Group Announces Plans to Make Waves in the Cruise Industry

| December 4, 2014

NEW YORK, December 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Virgin Group, the Branson family-owned branded investment group, today announced the formation of Virgin Cruises, its new cruise line business, as well as the appointment of a CEO and its lead investment partner, Bain Capital. Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

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Prague Convention Bureau Supports the Employment of Women

| December 4, 2014
Prague Convention Bureau Supports the Employment of Women

In the beginning of the year, Prague Convention Bureau became a partner of the expert job portal pracezeny.cz whose purpose is to help women find employment.

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Applications open for London’s first Traveltech lab – incubator to open in January 2015

| December 4, 2014
Applications open for London’s first Traveltech lab – incubator to open in January 2015

London & Partners and The Trampery yesterday launched a three-week application period for London’s Traveltech Lab, the first incubator space in the UK for innovative start-ups working within travel, tourism, hospitality and events.

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Mayor of London, Boris Johnson celebrates London as the world leader in Financial Technology

| December 4, 2014
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson celebrates London as the world leader in Financial Technology

Investment triples into London-based FinTech firms – London best placed to lead FinTech innovation

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Barbican achieves 25% growth in graduation events

| December 4, 2014

Barbican has seen a 25% increase in graduation events since 2013/14 with further growth expected in 2015.

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One in Three British Expats is Homesick and Wants to Return to the UK

| December 4, 2014

LONDON, December 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — One third of British expats would move back home, given the choice, while 72% of British expats are unhappy where they currently live, according to a survey of over 700 British expats conducted by Experts for Expats .

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SMAP 2015 : A New Energy for Tourism in Cannes

| December 3, 2014
SMAP 2015 : A New Energy for Tourism in Cannes

The Sales and Marketing Action Plan, SMAP 2015, developed by the Palais des Festivals and Congresses of Cannes in association with the local socio-economic players has been presented on Friday, November 28th, 2014 to the tourist industry professionals.

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2015 visit.brussels Awards Ceremony: the call for applications has been launched

| December 3, 2014

For the fifth consecutive year, the visit.brussels Awards Ceremony would like to honour Brussels’ best tourist initiatives; the ones that consistently help to shape an ever more welcoming image of the capital, and play an active role in making it a world famous destination.

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San Marino Declaration calls for universal accessibility in tourism

| December 3, 2014

Achieving universal accessibility throughout the tourism value chain is the main call for action of the San Marino Declaration of Accessible Tourism, adopted at the First UNWTO Conference on Accessible Tourism in Europe (San Marino, 19-20 November 2014).

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Asia takes the lead in the international tourism market

| December 3, 2014

Asia is a global driving force – China is out in front spearheading the boom – ITB World Travel Trends Report analyses current developments in Asian source markets

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The First Czech-Saudi Business Forum: A Step towards a Brighter Future

| December 2, 2014
The First Czech-Saudi Business Forum: A Step towards a Brighter Future

The first successful step towards effective economic relations between Czech Republic and Saudi Arabia has now become a reality! The inaugural Czech-Saudi Business Forum took place on November 5th, 2014, in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Emirates and AC Milan Score New Sponsorship Deal

| December 2, 2014
Emirates and AC Milan Score New Sponsorship Deal

Emirates and AC Milan have agreed a new five year sponsorship deal, extending the airline’s presence on the club’s shirts until the 2019/2020 season.

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