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The City of Espoo Awards its 6th Congress Ambassador

| September 2, 2014
The City of Espoo Awards its 6th Congress Ambassador

Ari Sihvola, professor of electromagnetics from Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering is chosen as EspooAmbassador 2014.

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Kreeger to tell WTM about plans to pilot Virgin Atlantic

| September 2, 2014
Kreeger to tell WTM about plans to pilot Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic boss Craig Kreeger will tell delegates at World Travel Market (WTM) – the leading global event for the travel industry – about plans for the airline’s future, as it celebrates 30 years in the business.

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NATO will increase impact of events on economy in South East Wales

| September 1, 2014

When The NATO Summit is held at the Celtic Manor Resort on 4th and 5th September, it will have significant economic impact benefits to business tourism in the South East Wales region.

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Daegu, Republic of Korea, Selected as Host city for The 14th International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA)

| September 1, 2014

Daegu, Republic of Korea: Daegu is celebrating a significant victory in its bid for a prestigious international congress.

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Barbican recognises value of bookers through increased commission levels

| September 1, 2014

“Agency bookers are one of the Barbican’s most important sources of new business and we wanted to thank them for their support,” comments Jackie Boughton, the Barbican’s head of sales.

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Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) Announced the Winner and Lucky Voter for Itinerary Contest Campaign

| August 29, 2014

From May to July 2014, MICE organizers, MICE travelers, and the general public from around the world were invited to join the Itinerary Contest,

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Ryanair Business Plus from £59.99

| August 28, 2014
Ryanair Business Plus from £59.99

Ryanair unveiled Ryanair Business Plus, offering Europe’s business travellers a tailored suite of travel benefits.

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AEGEAN upgrades and expands its fleet. 7 brand-new Airbus Α320 to be added in its existing fleet in 2015-16

| August 28, 2014
AEGEAN upgrades and expands its fleet. 7 brand-new Airbus Α320 to be added in its existing fleet in 2015-16

Kifisia, Greece – AEGEAN, a Star Alliance member, plans to continue the strategy of development and expansion of its activities that it has been pursuing for some years now,

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ACC Liverpool Helps Out in Local Community

| August 27, 2014
ACC Liverpool Helps Out in Local Community

ACC Liverpool spent its annual teambuilding day helping out at two projects in the local community.

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DTCM announces “#MyDubai Trip” exclusive video series in collaboration with Peeta Planet

| August 26, 2014
DTCM announces “#MyDubai Trip” exclusive video series in collaboration with Peeta Planet

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) today announced that Qabeela New Media are joining the #MyDubai initiative to produce a 12-episode travel series for the Emirate of Dubai curated by well-known Emirati social travel experts, Peeta Planet.

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Aldemar Royal Olympian & Olympian Village certified with ISO 14001 for environmental management

| August 26, 2014
Aldemar Royal Olympian & Olympian Village certified with ISO 14001 for environmental management

On July 2014 the two Aldemar Properties have been certified by TUV HELLAS with ISO14001- the world’s most recognized environmental management standard.

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Aircraft set to become more human as engineers develop smart skins which can detect injury

| August 26, 2014
Aircraft set to become more human as engineers develop smart skins which can detect injury

Work is underway at BAE Systems to give aircraft human-like ‘skin’, enabling the detection of injury or damage and the ability to ‘feel’ the world around them.

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The Comics Strip Festival participates in the AG Insurance Memorial Van Damme

| August 26, 2014

The ambitious Brussels Capital Region supports events which are every bit as daring it is.

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imago’s Burleigh Court retains Visit Britain silver standard for service

| August 26, 2014

The multi-award winning team at imago’s international conference centre Burleigh Court has retained the prestigious Visit Britain Silver Award for the second year running, scoring an impressive 100% for hospitality.

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TSA Solutions’ Front Desk Upselling Program Increases Both Revenue and Staff Confidence at the Hilton Stockholm Slussen

| August 26, 2014
TSA Solutions’ Front Desk Upselling Program Increases Both Revenue and Staff Confidence at the Hilton Stockholm Slussen

Luxury Swedish property notes increased revenue from premium guestrooms and amenities after implementing TSA Solutions’ Front Desk Upselling program.

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Madinat Jumeirah appoints new Director of Marketing and Communications

| August 26, 2014
Madinat Jumeirah appoints new Director of Marketing and Communications

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has announced Sandra Farrero as the new Director of Marketing and Communications at Madinat Jumeirah, effective Sunday, 17 August 2014.

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Burj Al Arab presents ‘Best of the Burj’ signature dream experience

| August 26, 2014
Burj Al Arab presents ‘Best of the Burj’ signature dream experience

Dubai, 25 August 2014: To celebrate its 15 years, Burj Al Arab, the World’s Most Luxurious Hotel, has unveiled its ‘Best of the Burj’ – a special offer that includes Rolls-Royce Phantom pick-up, a luxurious suite, six-course degustation dinner and signature spa experience.

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London ’s major cultural institutions come together to celebrate a season like no other

| August 26, 2014
London ’s major cultural institutions come together to celebrate a season like no other

London’s most well-known cultural institutions are coming together in a new initiative to promote the capital’s exceptional autumn season, as forecasts show over two million tourists are expected to visit a collection of blockbuster exhibitions and events taking place throughout the city*.

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Rugby legend Keith Wood joins WTM’s Sport Tourism Team

| August 26, 2014
Rugby legend Keith Wood joins WTM’s Sport Tourism Team

Following another dramatic summer of sport around the world, World Travel Market 2014 – the leading global event for the travel industry – will be assessing the relationship between sporting events and the travel industry during its Sport Tourism programme.

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Forbes names London as most influential city in world

| August 26, 2014
Forbes names London as most influential city in world

London has been named as the world’s most influential city in a major new study.

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Early Registration for ACTE Copenhagen Conference Tops 62 Percent Ratio of Travel Managers to Suppliers

| August 22, 2014

Alexandria, VA— Greeley Koch, executive director for the Association of Corporate Travel Executives,

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New IMEX America Co-Located Events Tailored for Business School Lovers, Gen Y Planners & Golfers

| August 22, 2014

Annual Co-Lo Events to also Feature New Venues

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eat! BRUSSELS, drink! BORDEAUX

| August 21, 2014

The Brussels gourmet festival embellished by the best Bordeaux wines

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Dubai: the World’s Most Visited City by 2020

| August 20, 2014

Dubai has a bold vision to become the world’s most visited city by 2020. The Director of Dubai’s Tourism department, HE Helal Saeed Almarri, discusses how his team will make it happen

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Melbourne wins the title of World’s Most Liveable City for the fourth year in a row

| August 20, 2014

Melbourne has again been named the best city in the world to live in for the fourth year running, topping the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index.

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ADB, GIT and PATA Launch Learning Programme for Travel Industry Professionals in Guilin

| August 20, 2014
ADB, GIT and PATA Launch Learning Programme for Travel Industry Professionals in Guilin

BANGKOK, August 20, 2014 — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in partnership with the Guilin Institute of Tourism (GIT) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) are delighted to invite travel industry professionals to attend the ADB-Phnom Penh Plan (PPP) for Development Management Learning Programme on “Tourism Management in the Greater Mekong Subregion.”

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Final call to vote ahead of World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2014

| August 20, 2014
Final call to vote ahead of World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2014

London, 19th August 2014 Industry insiders, consumers and stakeholders in the regional travel sectors are being urged to cast their ballots ahead of the deadline for votes at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2014.

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ABTA opens Conference Registration to ABTA & ACTE Members Only

| August 20, 2014

Johannesburg, South Africa – The African Business Travel Association announced that it has opened registration for the ABTA Africa Business Travel Conference to ABTA and ACTE Members Only.

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Organisers continue to rely on social media marketing

| August 19, 2014
Organisers continue to rely on social media marketing

· The event industry increases its social media measures · Facebook and XING are the most important social media channels · More than half of all organisers were able to reach their goals · Matchmaking is becoming more important

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Statement on travel and transport in relation to Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak

| August 19, 2014

The current Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak is believed to have begun in Guinea in December 2013.

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First Time Exhibitor Saudi Looks to WTM to Help Grow Its Tourism

| August 19, 2014
First Time Exhibitor Saudi Looks to WTM to Help Grow Its Tourism

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is delighted to welcome representation from Saudi Arabia on to the exhibition floor for the first time this year, as the Saudi government unveils plans to invest heavily into its tourism industry over the next decade.

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Royal University of Phnom Penh to Host PATA Youth Symposium

| August 18, 2014

BANGKOK – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Education and Training Committee will organise a PATA Youth Symposium on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 17, at the Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Center (CKCC) of the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP).

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Eventsforce expands team following business growth

| August 18, 2014

Eventsforce, the UK’s leading event management software provider, today announces four new appointments to its team following a continued growth in business.

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World ATM Congress Wins Best Congress in 2013

| August 18, 2014

International ATM Event Recognized with Top Honors by Eventoplus Awards in Spain

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Exceeding Expectations at Inaugural Business Events Week

| August 18, 2014

MyCEB’s Malaysia Business Events Week provides platform for local players and stakeholders in the business events industry to exchange ideas, innovate and network.

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Jumeirah Group launches mobile careers site to attract the region’s top talent

| August 13, 2014
Jumeirah Group launches mobile careers site to attract the region’s top talent

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has launched a mobile careers site to enhance the recruitment process, making it easier for candidates to apply for jobs on mobile devices.

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Jumeirah Frankfurt launches ‘Velotaxi’ service

| August 13, 2014
Jumeirah Frankfurt launches ‘Velotaxi’ service

Jumeirah Frankfurt, the first Jumeirah hotel in Germany, has teamed up with ‘Velotaxi’ to offer environment-friendly city tours.

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Jumeirah launches innovative programme to attract UAE National Future Leaders

| August 13, 2014
Jumeirah launches innovative programme to attract UAE National Future Leaders

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has launched an innovative new programme to train and fast track UAE Nationals to become Jumeirah’s Hotel Managers of the future.

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Kuala Lumpur hosts the first Toastmasters International Convention, outside North America

| August 13, 2014

Upcoming Toastmasters’ 2014 International Convention will be held in Malaysia for the first time ever outside North America in its 90-year history.

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World Travel Market 2014 To Reveal The Blogger Of The Future

| August 12, 2014
World Travel Market 2014 To Reveal The Blogger Of The Future

World Travel Market 2014, the leading global event for the travel industry, will give an insight into the future of blogs during this year’s WTM Blogging Progamme.

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