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ITB Innovators: always a step ahead

| January 26, 2015

ITB Berlin showcases innovative industry products

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ICCA education seminar at AIME groom future leaders

| January 23, 2015
ICCA education seminar at AIME groom future leaders

In recognizing the importance of continuing professional development of less experienced professionals, ICCA will deliver an education program – “ICCA International Meetings Foundation Seminar”

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World Travel Market Africa’s 2015 Visitor Registration Goes Live

| January 23, 2015
World Travel Market Africa’s 2015 Visitor Registration Goes Live

Register for an opportunity to experience Africa’s leading B2B inbound and outbound travel event

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Tourist spending breaks records across Britain’s regions

| January 22, 2015

-Majority of nations and regions saw record spending from overseas tourists in 2014 -Bigger visit growth to other regions than to London -Tourism legacy of the Grand Départ, NATO summit, Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup starts to show -Strong uplift from European neighbours, Australia and the US

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Reed Exhibitions appoints Nick Pilbeam as new Travel Divisional Director

| January 22, 2015
Reed Exhibitions appoints Nick Pilbeam as new Travel Divisional Director

Reed Exhibitions has appointed Nick Pilbeam to the position of Divisional Director – Travel.

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UNWTO Awards to recognize innovation and excellence in tourism

| January 22, 2015
UNWTO Awards to recognize innovation and excellence in tourism

Tourism initiatives and scholars from around the world will once again be recognized for their outstanding contribution to the sector at the UNWTO Awards Ceremony to be held at the International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) in Madrid, Spain, on 28 January 2015.

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Buyers Confirmed Demand for Increased Presence of European Suppliers at IBTM America

| January 22, 2015
Buyers Confirmed Demand for Increased Presence of European Suppliers at IBTM America

‘Customers are looking for that next “big idea” international incentive and meeting destination’ 

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$50 million mega incentive confirmed for Sydney

| January 22, 2015

Sydney, Australia’s favourite place to meet, will shine brightly in 2016 with direct selling company, Nu Skin, confirming the Harbour City for an incentive worth up to A$50 million to the New South Wales (NSW) economy.

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TripAdvisor Names World’s Best Hotels in 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards

| January 22, 2015
TripAdvisor Names World’s Best Hotels in 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives the Top Hotel in the World; The Langham Chicago is #1 in the U.S.

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Marriott Expects to Reach One Million Rooms Open or in Development in 2015

| January 22, 2015
Marriott Expects to Reach One Million Rooms Open or in Development in 2015

New Hotels Expected to Drive Over $50 Billion in Real Estate Investment and Create More Than 150,000 Anticipated New Hotel Jobs

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Milestone 2014 for Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

| January 22, 2015
Milestone 2014 for Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) celebrates its 10th year in operation on the back of a milestone 2014 with 1,759 events hosted, an 11% increase over the previous record of 1,565 in 2013.

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World Travel Awards begins self-nomination process for Grand Tour 2015

| January 21, 2015
World Travel Awards begins self-nomination process for Grand Tour 2015

London, January 21st, 2015 Leading travel, tourism and hospitality organisations from around the globe are being invited to participate in the World Travel Awards Grand Tour 2015. With the self-nomination process now open, interested parties are urged to submit applications before the upcoming deadlines.

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Marmalade sandwiches all round as The Paddington Trail raises over £930,000 for the NSPCC

| January 21, 2015
Marmalade sandwiches all round as The Paddington Trail raises over £930,000 for the NSPCC

In the run up to Christmas, London was taken over by life-sized statues of the world’s favourite furry Peruvian explorer designed by a host of celebrities and artists as part of The Paddington Trail, sponsored by Barclaycard. STUDIOCANAL, VisitLondon.com and the NSPCC revealed that the public art installation created to mark the release of PADDINGTON […]

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Martin Greig promoted to Head of Media and PR

| January 21, 2015
Martin Greig promoted to Head of Media and PR

London & Partners, the Mayor’s official promotional company for London, has appointed Martin Greig as Head of Media and PR to lead the company’s media strategy and its work to promote London internationally.

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Egencia celebrates record-breaking success

| January 20, 2015

BELLEVUE, Washington and PARIS, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Employees at Egencia®, the business travel company of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), celebrated 2014 records by setting two, new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record-titles in January 2015.

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Phocuswright@ITB: Innovation meets the future

| January 20, 2015

Discussions on how new business models are changing tourism – latest studies on the prospects for future investment and consumer behaviour – admission is free for visitors to ITB Berlin who register in advance

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WTM 2014 Conference and Events Sees a Record 17,000 Attendees

| January 20, 2015
WTM 2014 Conference and Events Sees a Record 17,000 Attendees

World Travel Market 2014’s Conference and Event programme experienced a 4.5% increase smashing through the 17,000 barrier for the first time.

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UNWTO activities at FITUR 2015

| January 19, 2015
UNWTO activities at FITUR 2015

Models of sustainable tourism production and consumption, the role of technology in accessible tourism for all, the future of tourism in the Middle East and North Africa, tourism investment in Africa and shopping tourism are among the many topics to be addressed at UNWTO activities during the International Tourism Trade Fair, FITUR. Furthermore, FITUR will […]

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Adrian Hayes and Phil Bedford to Lead IBTM Arabia Knowledge Forum

| January 19, 2015
Adrian Hayes and Phil Bedford to Lead IBTM Arabia Knowledge Forum

Reed Travel Exhibitions Announces Final Programme Line Up for Discovery Day

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Kent Event Centre announces 71% increase in Q1 sales

| January 19, 2015
Kent Event Centre announces 71% increase in Q1 sales

Kent Event Centre has seen a 71% increase in event sales in the first quarter compared with the same period (October-December) the previous year. The increase follows successful annual figures for the 2013-14 period which showed an increase of 10.5%.

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GIDN’s Association Incubator helps 200 Associations

| January 19, 2015

Jan 18th 2015, New York, USA – New partnerships with the Association sector are driving record growth for the Global Industry Development Network (GIDN), with 2015 starting off with a strong number of association clients and partnerships, up 35% compared with the start of 2014.

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Yorkshire’s Tour de France tourism legacy starts to show

| January 19, 2015

-Grand Départ impact on inbound tourism revealed -New record for holiday visits and spend across the region

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Darwin Convention Centre Appoints New Director Of Client Services

| January 19, 2015
Darwin Convention Centre Appoints New Director Of Client Services

The Darwin Convention Centre (DCC) has announced the appointment of Pietro Delpechitra as the new Director of Client Services.

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Barbican Business Events in Milton Court sees increase in second year

| January 19, 2015
Barbican Business Events in Milton Court sees increase in second year

Milton Court, the London based Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s new state-of-the-art building is continuing to grow in popularity after surpassing the amount of Barbican Business Events recorded in its first year, Oct 2013 by 76% to Oct 2014.

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Sadler’s Wells reports 10% increase in corporate day meetings sales in 2014

| January 16, 2015
Sadler’s Wells reports 10% increase in corporate day meetings sales in 2014

Sadler’s Wells Events has seen a 10% increase in corporate event sales for its daytime meeting facility the Rosebery Room during the period of January-December 2014.

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WTM Latin America 2015 Opens Registration for the International Buyers’ Programme

| January 16, 2015
WTM Latin America 2015 Opens Registration for the International Buyers’ Programme

Event offers opportunity for up to 150 buyers to be hosted in Brazil Registration for the International Hosted Buyers’ programme at the third edition of WTM Latin America is now open. The event, which occurs simultaneously with the 43rd Commercial Braztoa Meeting, between 22 – 24 April, at the Expo Center Norte in São Paulo, […]

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London unveils its Official Guest of Honour

| January 15, 2015
London unveils its Official Guest of Honour

The winner of an international search to find London’s Official Guest of Honour, who will embark on a unique two week trip to the capital packed with a series of extraordinary experiences, is announced today.

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American Express Global Business Travel Recruits Jennifer Charlton to Lead Supplier Relations in EMEA

| January 15, 2015

LONDON, January 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — American Express Global Business Travel (“GBT”) announced the appointment of Jennifer Charlton as Vice President/ Head of Supplier Relations for Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

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Russian Culture Celebrated in Style

| January 15, 2015

LONDON, January 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Themed Russia Centres to appear on key streets worldwide

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WTM Africa 2015 welcomes exciting array of new International exhibitors

| January 15, 2015
WTM Africa 2015 welcomes exciting array of new International exhibitors

WTM Africa 2015, the leading business-to-business tourism event in Africa, has added an array of new International exhibitors, including destination hot-spot Abu Dhabi and a number of major players from the hotel, travel technology, cruise and airline sectors.

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UN General Assembly: Sustainable tourism is a tool for poverty reduction and environmental protection

| January 15, 2015
UN General Assembly: Sustainable tourism is a tool for poverty reduction and environmental protection

A milestone resolution recognizing the contribution of sustainable tourism to poverty eradication, community development and the protection of biodiversity has been adopted by consensus by the United Nations General Assembly.

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1,1 million visitors at Messukeskus Helsinki in 2014

| January 15, 2015

In 2014 Messukeskus Helsinki attracted altogether 1,146,090 visitors to fairs, meetings, congresses, corporate events and other happenings. The number of visitors increased by 40,000 from the year 2013.

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ibtm arabia announces Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau as Premier Partner

| January 15, 2015

ibtm arabia (www.ibtmarabia.com), an exclusive event designed for meeting professionals in the Middle East, has confirmed that Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau will be the exclusive premier partner for the closed event which is set to take place at the five-star, The St. Regis Hotel Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, from 10-12th February 2015.

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Travel Technology: the global travel industry’s driving innovative force

| January 15, 2015
Travel Technology: the global travel industry’s driving innovative force

Increase in international Travel Technology exhibitors – Chinese search engine Baidu and booking platform Qunar to exhibit at ITB Berlin for the first time – Travel Technology Guided Tours take on new format

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Britain’s inbound tourism sector on course to beat 2014 forecasts

| January 15, 2015
Britain’s inbound tourism sector on course to beat 2014 forecasts

New figures released today (¹), for the first eleven months of last year, suggest that 2014 will be another record year for inbound tourism – beating VisitBritain’s original growth forecast. During January to November 2014 there were 32.4 million visits to the UK, 7% more visits recorded than at the same juncture in 2013. These […]

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FITURTECH 2015 moves forward to travel industry in the era of Internet of Everything and Big Data

| January 14, 2015

Facebook, Google, Skyscanner, Cisco, Samsung, Telefónica I+D, TUI Travel, Expedia, HotelsCombined, Vodafone, among others, as well as the biohacker Tim Cannon, will present the technologies that are changing and will change tourism, thanks to the Internet for Everything (IoE) and Big Data, and its impact on the traveler Madrid, January 14th, 2015.- Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero, […]

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36% increase in group coordinators will grow UK buyers at The Meetings Show

| January 14, 2015

The Meetings Show has welcomed a host of new and returning hosted buyer recruiters and coordinators for the 2015 show, with a significant focus on the delivery of buyers from the UK.

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IBTM Africa now accepting Hosted Buyer Applications

| January 14, 2015

www.ibtmafrica.com/hbapply

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New translation service launched in Kyoto

| January 14, 2015

A new 24 hour translation service has been launched in Kyoto to assist business travellers attending international events in the city.

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Celebrating a year of progress: ICC Sydney’s construction timeline is on track

| January 14, 2015

One year on from construction commencement and International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), Asia Pacific’s premier convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct, is officially a third of the way to its opening in December 2016.

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