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Register Now for WTM 2015

| June 23, 2015
Register Now for WTM 2015

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has opened registration for WTM 2015.

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Four in five in Japan complete their international travel booking at least two months in advance: GfK

| June 22, 2015

Top three popular destinations are Taiwan, Hawaii and Korea

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CHAIRMAN OF REED EXHIBITIONS TO RETIRE

| June 22, 2015
CHAIRMAN OF REED EXHIBITIONS TO RETIRE

Mike Rusbridge, Chairman of Reed Exhibitions is to retire at the end of 2015.

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Applications now accepted for the IBTM World Tecnology and Innovation Watch 2015 Award

| June 19, 2015
Applications now accepted for the IBTM World Tecnology and Innovation Watch 2015 Award

www.ibtmworld.com/techwatch   ibtm world (www.ibtmworld.com), previously EIBTM, the leading global event for the meeting and events industry, has announced that applications are now open for the Technology and Innovation Watch 2015 Award (previously known as the Technology Watch award).

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Hosted Buyer applications are open for ibtm world 2015

| June 18, 2015
Hosted Buyer applications are open for ibtm world 2015

Applications for the ibtm world (formerly EIBTM) Hosted Buyer Programme are now being accepted, and meetings and events planners from across the world are invited to apply via www.ibtmworld.com/hosted

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World Travel Awards lands in Seychelles ahead of Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015

| June 18, 2015
World Travel Awards lands in Seychelles ahead of Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015

Seychelles, June 18th 2015 World Travel Awards (WTA) has arrived in the paradise destination of Seychelles ahead of the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015.

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WTM Portfolio Enters Asia and China with New WTM connect Events

| June 16, 2015
WTM Portfolio Enters Asia and China with New WTM connect Events

The WTM Portfolio, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions, is to enter Asia and China in 2016 with the launch of two events under the new WTM connect brand.

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ICCA releases most popular cities and countries for association meetings by participant numbers – Paris and Barcelona top the city charts

| June 15, 2015
ICCA releases most popular cities and countries for association meetings by participant numbers – Paris and Barcelona top the city charts

For the first time ICCA publishes country and city rankings by estimated total number of participants in 2014, as part of its public abstract of the ICCA statistics report, aimed at international associations. Like in the city ranking by number of meetings, Paris is ranked first, with an estimated total of 130,516 participants visiting 214 […]

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IBTM World Contributes to Success of Leading International Meetings Destinations

| June 15, 2015
IBTM World Contributes to Success of Leading International Meetings Destinations

Leading Association Meetings Destinations (confirmed by latest ICCA rankings) including Paris, Vienna, Madrid, Berlin and Barcelona are all confirmed to attend ibtm world (www.ibtmworld.com) 2015, formerly EIBTM, supporting the notion that the event plays a vital role in their business development and marketing strategies.

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Danube region to host Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories

| June 15, 2015

In a joint effort to advance sustainable tourism development in the Danube region, UNWTO and the countries in the Danube have agreed to establish a Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories in the region, under the auspices of UNWTO. The formal agreement was signed during an official visit of UNWTO’s Secretary-General to Bulgaria (Sofia, Bulgaria, 8 […]

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Beijing set to welcome Meetings Industry Planners from Leading Global Brands

| June 11, 2015
Beijing set to welcome Meetings Industry Planners from Leading Global Brands

“We believe that ibtm china provides the most effective platform to support our business and meet international buyers.”

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Hosted buyers and visitors can expect something new at The Meetings Show

| June 11, 2015
Hosted buyers and visitors can expect something new at The Meetings Show

36% of exhibitors at The Meetings Show will be new for 2015 ensuring hosted buyers and visitors have plenty of additional reasons to attend the show at Olympia, London in July.

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ibtm america announces Nashville for 2016 event

| June 10, 2015
ibtm america announces Nashville for 2016 event

ibtm america, part of ibtm events, has confirmed that the 2016 event will take place from June 15-17, 2016 at the award winning Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville (www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bnago-gaylord-opryland-resort-and-convention-center), ranked in the top 10 of Cvent’s 2014 Top 50 Meeting Destinations in the United States. The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center […]

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Boaterfly Startup Raises €500,000

| June 10, 2015
Boaterfly Startup Raises €500,000

A nautical player promoting the sharing economy Based on the Airbnb model, and in the same vein as car rental or sharing sites such as Drivy or BlaBlaCar, Boaterfly offers peer-to-peer boat rentals. Launched in late 2013 with 50 boats, the startup has leaped from 450 to 700 boats in early 2015 and saw a […]

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Strong growth for luxury travel

| June 10, 2015
Strong growth for luxury travel

Luxury travel is booming: high-price trips are the strongest-growing market segment worldwide, according to ITB Berlin and IPK International – The most popular luxury travel destinations in Europe are Germany and Italy – Most luxury travellers come from the USA and China

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PATA Global Insights Conference 2015 to Be Held in Auckland, New Zealand

| June 10, 2015
PATA Global Insights Conference 2015 to Be Held in Auckland, New Zealand

BANGKOK, June 10, 2015 — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will organise the inaugural PATA Global Insights Conference 2015 to be hosted in Auckland, New Zealand on October 16, 2015 at the SKYCITY Grand Hotel. This first time event will explore the key influences that will drive and shape future thinking in terms of […]

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London holds on to top spot as world’s most popular tourist destination

| June 9, 2015
London holds on to top spot as world’s most popular tourist destination

London has once again been hailed as the world’s most popular tourist destination by Mastercard. It’s the second year running that the capital has topped the Global Destinations Cities Index, which provides an in-depth ranking of the 132 most travelled cities from around the world.

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The Meetings Show focuses on dedicated Meetings Design education stream

| June 9, 2015
The Meetings Show focuses on dedicated Meetings Design education stream

The Meetings Show has announced it will be working in partnership with The Meetings Design Institute to create a series of plenary sessions dedicated to the creation of top quality, engaging meetings and event content during the 2015 show, which takes place at Olympia, London, from 7-9 July.

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WTM Portfolio Spring Events See Surge in Travel Buyer Attendees

| June 9, 2015
WTM Portfolio Spring Events See Surge in Travel Buyer Attendees

The WTM Portfolio’s four spring events have seen a phenomenal 30% increase in senior travel industry buyers from its Buyers’ Clubs attending the array of leading events around the globe for the travel industry.

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Ita Buttrose shares the secrets of her success with Sydney ’s event industry

| June 9, 2015

Business Events Sydney’s (BESydney) annual Business Events Exchange (BEx) welcomed a record attendance of over 300 event planners, executive assistants and event industry suppliers, 4 June, at Dockside Pavilion, Darling Harbour.

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Vancouver Welcomes First International Medical Conference of 2015

| June 9, 2015

June 8, 2015 (Vancouver): The Vancouver Convention Centre, Tourism Vancouver and several downtown hotels are pleased to welcome more than 10,000 leading dermatology professionals from around the globe. The 23rd World Congress of Dermatology – one of the world’s oldest and continuous international dermatology meetings, held every four years – takes place at the award-winning […]

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IACC Reveals the Top 10 Meeting Tech Trends for 2015

| June 8, 2015
IACC Reveals the Top 10 Meeting Tech Trends for 2015

Following extensive research among the 355 members of the International Association of Conference Centres, the association released its Top 10 Meeting Tech Trends for 2015, which are influencing meeting planners and venue operators across the globe.

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ibtm america Mobile App set to Enhance Attendee Experience and Increase Show Engagement

| June 8, 2015
ibtm america Mobile App set to Enhance Attendee Experience and Increase Show Engagement

ibtm america has teamed up with technology specialist GenieConnect of Lanyon, leading provider of Mobile Event Applications, for a mobile multi-event app that will enable buyers and exhibitors to view their appointment diary as well as the full event schedule, access social media, receive special alerts and more during the show in real-time.

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6th Congress of European Microbiologists (FEMS 2015) in Maastricht

| June 8, 2015
6th Congress of European Microbiologists (FEMS 2015) in Maastricht

From June 7th-11th 2015, the 6th Congress of European Microbiologists (FEMS 2015) will be held in Maastricht. It is one of the most exciting meetings of its kind and will connect thousands of leading microbiologists from around the world. About the congress The congress, organised by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS), will feature […]

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Dubai ‘s popularity with visitors continues to rise

| June 8, 2015
Dubai ‘s popularity with visitors continues to rise

–          Dubai rises from 5th to 4th in MasterCard rankings – predicting 14.3 million international visitors to Dubai in 2015

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International Innovation Conference to be held in Espoo – Espoo Innovation Garden offers the perfect setting

| June 5, 2015
International Innovation Conference to be held in Espoo – Espoo Innovation Garden offers the perfect setting

The international innovation conference Open Innovation 2.0 will be held between 8 and 9 June in Otaniemi, Espoo. The conference themes include entrepreneurship, startups, smart cities, digital platforms and digitized services related to open innovation as well as the development of the European innovation ecosystem. The conference is organized by the European Commission, DG CONNECT, […]

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Poken partners with Reed Exhibitions to provide technology solutions for ibtm america

| June 5, 2015
Poken partners with Reed Exhibitions to provide technology solutions for ibtm america

Poken, the 360º event platform, today announces a partnership with Reed Exhibitions, which will include the Poken event technology platform employed throughout ibtm america, taking place June 9-11in Chicago, in the Skyline Ballroom at McCormick Place West.

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World Ski Awards 2015 finalists revealed as voting opens

| June 5, 2015

London, June 5th 2015

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World Travel Awards signs Delta Air Lines as Official Airline Partner for Latin America Gala Ceremony 2015

| June 5, 2015
World Travel Awards signs Delta Air Lines as Official Airline Partner for Latin America Gala Ceremony 2015

London, June 4th 2015 World Travel Awards announces Delta Air Lines as the Official Airline Partner for the upcoming Latin America Gala Ceremony 2015.

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Young Diplomats Forum, first ever in Greece by Geo Routes

| June 4, 2015
Young Diplomats Forum, first ever in Greece by Geo Routes

Global Diplomatic Forum appointed Geo Routes Cultural Institute as its partner in Greece to deliver a world class conference to the promising society of the young diplomats.

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Opening of hosted buyer diaries set to deliver significant business opportunities for The Meetings Show’s attendees

| June 3, 2015
Opening of hosted buyer diaries set to deliver significant business opportunities for The Meetings Show’s attendees

The hosted buyer diary for The Meetings Show is live, allowing buyers to schedule appointments with exhibitors of their choice.

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Lausanne Tourisme & Convention Bureau appoints Market Manager

| June 3, 2015
Lausanne Tourisme & Convention Bureau appoints Market Manager

Lausanne Tourisme & Convention Bureau today announces that Aude Cometta has been promoted to the role of Market Manager. Aude, who has been with Lausanne Tourisme & Convention Bureau for over four years, will focus on business development and sales opportunities in this newly created role, supporting Congress and Meetings Manager Olivier Mathieu.

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Caravan spectacular sets up camp at Brisbane Showgrounds

| June 3, 2015

For more than three decades Queenslanders’ have been flocking to the Brisbane Showgrounds for the popular Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow, which opens today.

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ibtm world sponsors CocktailHack for London Tech Week

| June 3, 2015
ibtm world sponsors CocktailHack for London Tech Week

Event Tech Lab’s #CocktailHack on Tuesday 16th June at Campus London to celebrate London Tech Week is being sponsored by ibtm world (www.ibtmworld.com), formerly EIBTM. Each year ibtm world unites a global community of 3,000 suppliers and 9,750 meetings and events planners for 3 days of connections and business in the award winning city of […]

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BBC Worldwide, VisitBritain, British Airways join forces to showcase modern Britain on BBC.com

| June 3, 2015
BBC Worldwide, VisitBritain, British Airways join forces to showcase modern Britain on BBC.com

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, and VisitBritain, the UK’s national tourism agency, have today announced a new partnership to launch a dedicated content portal, known as BBC Britain, that tells a compelling story of modern Britain.

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Star Alliance to use Sabre’s industry-first technology to simplify booking of Round the World fares

| June 3, 2015
Star Alliance to use Sabre’s industry-first technology to simplify booking of Round the World fares

Agents and airlines will save time and money selling Star Alliance’s Round the World itineraries

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IMEX America 2015 is Ready for Business

| June 3, 2015

New & Expanded Exhibitors, Power Education & Networking in Store

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Hamburg doing great things – with IAPCO!

| June 3, 2015
Hamburg doing great things – with IAPCO!

Doing great things – Hamburg Metropolitan Region! It is the time for the city to shout its new plans from the rooftops and to inform the world, starting at IMEX, of their proposed new and exciting CCH – Congress Center Hamburg.

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Amsterdam’s mayor opens RAI Amtrium

| June 3, 2015
Amsterdam’s mayor opens RAI Amtrium

2 June 2015 – BREEAM Excellent certificate for the third-generation exhibition building RAI Amsterdam opened the doors to its new multi-purpose exhibition and convention centre on Tuesday, 2 June 2015.

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Aeroflot Adds Long-Haul Capacity With New 777-300ER

| June 2, 2015

MOSCOW, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) has taken delivery of a new factory-direct Boeing 777-300ER – the 13th of 16 aircraft B777-300ER’s ordered by Aeroflot.

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