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MCI Opens New Office in Chile, Expanding Services in Latin America

| July 18, 2014

Geneva, 18 July 2014. MCI, a key driver of innovation in the global meetings, events, association and congress industries, today announced the opening of a new office in Santiago, Chile.

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RTE Talks are launched for the Ecuadorian Travel and MICE industry

| July 18, 2014

Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), the world’s leading travel & tourism events organiser, is hosting a roadshow around Ecuador to help educate the country’s travel and tourism industry on new technology trends and innovations.

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New Dimensions for IAPCO: ESC, France, and CTO, Russia

| July 18, 2014

IAPCO announced two new members, each bringing a different perspective to the quality PCO association. CTO Congress becomes the first IAPCO member from Russia; ESC (European Society of Cardiology) becomes the second European Association In-House PCO to join the ranks.

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GEBERIT Travels through 50 Years of Innovation History – VOK DAMS Presents Anniversary of Concealed Cistern

| July 18, 2014
GEBERIT Travels through 50 Years of Innovation History – VOK DAMS Presents Anniversary of Concealed Cistern

The event specialists of the Munich office of VOK DAMS presented a particularly emotional and extraordinary performance for their client GEBERIT.

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When the World Cup Ends, Bookings Begin

| July 18, 2014
When the World Cup Ends, Bookings Begin

When it comes to the Football World Cup, the word on the street in the travel industry is that people stay at home to watch their team compete in the World Cup finals. When the team is knocked out they go away.

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Prague Convention Bureau Attended Roadshow in USA

| July 17, 2014
Prague Convention Bureau Attended Roadshow in USA

Prague, 17th July 2014 – Prague Convention Bureau and CzechTourism concluded their first joint MICE & Leisure Roadshow in Western USA.

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German National Tourist Office announces deadlines and new category for Germany Travel Writers Award 2014

| July 17, 2014

The German National Tourist Office (GNTO) has created a new additional category for its annual ‘Germany Travel Writer’s Award’ for ‘travel editorial online’ -

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FITUR incorporates FITUR SALUD (“Fitur Health”) in response to a type of tourism that has huge growth potential

| July 17, 2014

In collaboration with Spaincares, the new section at the trade fair will include an exhibition area, a conference programme and a series of personalised appointments with trade buyers

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UNWTO welcomes new Law on Antiquities and Heritage in Saudi Arabia

| July 17, 2014

UNWTO welcomes the new Saudi legislation aimed at protecting the country’s antiquities and heritage as well as to give the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) the mandate to ensure its preservation.

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AEGEAN named the Best Regional Airline in Europe at the 2014 World Airline Awards

| July 17, 2014
AEGEAN named the Best Regional Airline in Europe at the 2014 World Airline Awards

For the 4th year in a row AEGEAN was designated as the Best Regional Airline in Europe by more than 18 million passengers among more than 245 airlines worldwide Best Regional Airline in Europe Athens, 16th July 2014 – Aegean Airlines, a member of Star Alliance, continued its winning success at the 2014 World Airline […]

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Etihad Airways takes off with daily Perth flights

| July 17, 2014

-First ever commercial air link between Perth and Abu Dhabi -One-stop flights from Perth to 30 destinations worldwide -Codeshare with Virgin Australia between Perth and Abu Dhabi and to 13 airports throughout Western Australia

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Marriott International Ranked Top Hotel Company on the FORTUNE 500®

| July 17, 2014

Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) has been named to the FORTUNE 500, ranking 219 overall, up from 2013’s ranking of 230, and ranking as the top hotel company in the hotels, casinos and resorts category.

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Dubai International on track to reopen runway on July 21

| July 17, 2014

Airlines temporarily operating into DWC to return to DXB

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PATA Announces 2014 Grand and Gold Award Winners

| July 17, 2014
PATA Announces 2014 Grand and Gold Award Winners

BANGKOK, July 17, 2014 — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced the winners of the 2014 PATA Grand and Gold Awards. Proudly supported and sponsored by the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) for the last 19 years, this year’s awards recognise the achievements of 20 separate organisations and individuals.

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MPI EMEC 2015 in Poland!

| July 16, 2014
MPI EMEC 2015 in Poland!

The MPI European Meetings and Events Conference will be organised on February 1-3, 2015 in Krakow, Poland. EMEC is an annual meeting organised by the Meeting Professionals International, which brings together more than 20 000 planners and suppliers from more than 90 countries around the world. So far, the conference has never took place in […]

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Ljubljana, the 2016 European Green Capital Winner!

| July 16, 2014
Ljubljana, the 2016 European Green Capital Winner!

The European Commission has named Ljubljana the European Green Capital 2016. The finalist for this prestigious title that is pursued by cities all across Europe were also Essen (Germany), Nijmegen (The Netherlands), Oslo (Norway) and Umeå (Sweden).

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PATA Launches Conference on Community Development Through Tourism

| July 16, 2014

BANGKOK, July 16, 2014 — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia are pleased to announce the launch of The International Conference on Community Development Through Tourism (ICCDT), held in conjunction with PATA Travel Mart 2014 (PTM2014) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. ICCDT will be held from September 16 – […]

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The SSE Hydro Rockets to Third Place in Global Arena Poll

| July 16, 2014
The SSE Hydro Rockets to Third Place in Global Arena Poll

The SSE Hydro has soared into 3rdplace in the Pollstar “Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues” rankings. The list, compiled quarterly by the leading entertainment industry publication Pollstar, is based on arena attendance for live entertainment.

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Emirates to launch fourth daily flight to Johannesburg

| July 16, 2014

Airline to now serve South Africa with seven daily flights, bringing the total amount of flights per week to 49 Johannesburg, South Africa 15th July 2014 Emirates, a global connector of people and places today announced that it will introduce a fourth daily flight between Dubai and Johannesburg effective 26th October 2014, lifting to seven […]

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Thailand Secures Major International Events, Signalling Renewed Confidence in MICE Sector

| July 16, 2014

Bangkok / 16 July 2014 – The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, or TCEB, has confirmed that Thailand will host major international MICE events during the second half of 2014 and 2015, which include the 74th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2014 and others.

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ACC Liverpool Unveils Virtual Journey of Exhibition Centre Liverpool

| July 15, 2014

@accliverpool takes viewers on 3D fly through of new exhibition centre

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Hertz Joins Forces With Expert To Crack The Code For The Perfect Road Trip

| July 15, 2014

- 63% of UK population say they choose road trips to enjoy a sense of freedom and adventure * – Scientific formula helps bring out the fun and adventurous side of your journey

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IBTM India announces The Venetian Macao as Premier Partner

| July 15, 2014

The Venetian Macao, a five-star luxury integrated resort, in Macau, has chosen IBTM India as a major partnership this year as part of the brand’s attendance at the event, set to take place at the ITC Grand Chola Hotel, Chennai from 3-5 September.

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imago targets growth through new business development appointment

| July 15, 2014

imago has appointed Richard Money as Senior Business Development Manager as the organisation focuses on building long term relationships with clients

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WTM 2014 To Host The HSMAI’s Third Europe Digital Marketing Conference

| July 15, 2014
WTM 2014 To Host The HSMAI’s Third Europe Digital Marketing Conference

World Travel Market 2014, the leading global event for the travel industry, is hosting the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International’s (HSMAI) Europe Digital Marketing Conference as part of its compressive programme on Thursday 6 November.

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Berlin Expects Crowds to Mark 25 Years Since the Fall of the Wall

| July 15, 2014
Berlin Expects Crowds to Mark 25 Years Since the Fall of the Wall

BERLIN, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Website wall.visitBerlin.com provides current information The German capital is expecting a large number of visitors to descend on the city to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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PATA China Panel of Experts Initiates “10+1 Expert Consultancy” Model

| July 15, 2014
PATA China Panel of Experts Initiates “10+1 Expert Consultancy” Model

Picture L/R: Ms Hua Zhu, Director General, Fujian Provincial Tourism Administration; Mr Zhongwu Yang, Director General, Shaanxi Provincial Tourism Administration; Mr Kangli Hao, Director General, Sichuan Provincial Tourism Administration; Mr John Koldowski, Special Advisor, PATA; Mr Chong Yu, Director General, Shandong Provincial Tourism Administration; Mr Mario Hardy, Chief Operation Officer, PATA; Mr George Berean, Senior […]

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Increase in Chinese Travellers: Connected To Technology

| July 15, 2014

TORONTO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — – More travel, higher spending in Canada and beyond, fuelled by online and mobile, according to Hotels.com report

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Sydney to host Sibos 2018, the world’s largest financial conference

| July 15, 2014

Sydney’s position as a global professional services hub and leading destination for international business events has been confirmed after being announced as host of Sibos in 2018,

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Next Gen Travelers Can Have it Now – Award-winning Marriott Rewards Launches FlashPerks & LocalPerks

| July 15, 2014
Next Gen Travelers Can Have it Now – Award-winning Marriott Rewards Launches FlashPerks & LocalPerks

First Major Travel Loyalty Program to Integrate Beacon Technology and Flash Offers Bethesda, Md. — All good things don’t necessarily come only to those who wait. Marriott Rewards –

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Street Parties and Festivals for Prudential RideLondon

| July 15, 2014
Street Parties and Festivals for Prudential RideLondon

In just four weeks’ time, London and Surrey will again host the world’s cycling elite at Prudential RideLondon, part of the Mayor of London’s multi-award winning festival of cycling.

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Hungary set to join the Emirates network

| July 15, 2014
Hungary set to join the Emirates network

DUBAI, U.A.E., 14th July 2014 – Emirates, a global enabler of business and trade, will commence services to Hungary from October this year with a daily flight to the capital Budapest.

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The Maurice Bejart House Becomes a Permanent Exhibition, Open All Summer

| July 15, 2014

Maurice Béjart lived in Brussels for nearly 30 years. One year after his death, in 2008, a Foundation was created in Brussels at Rue de la Fourche, where the choreographer had lived, just a stone’s throw from the Grand-Place. As an archive and exhibition centre, the Maurice Béjart House has recently been recognised as a […]

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Selling Adelaide – ‘Now Is The Time’ To Indulge Your Mind

| July 14, 2014

The Adelaide Convention Bureau has added two new tools to its portfolio from which to sell Adelaide, South Australia to the world.

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Pre-summer results point to persistent appetite for European destinations

| July 14, 2014

Brussels, 14 July 2014. Data for the pre-summer period confirm handsome growth for European tourism in 2014 and there is growing optimism that the upcoming peak-summer season will consolidate preliminary positive expectations.

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‘My Association | My Club’

| July 14, 2014
‘My Association | My Club’

Brand New Initiative for Association Planners

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UNWTO and France debate areas of further cooperation

| July 11, 2014

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, and the French Minister of State in charge of Tourism, Fleur Pellerin, met to discuss the new tourism strategy of France as well as how to further strengthen the collaboration with UNWTO. Issues on the agenda included visa facilitation, taxation and the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (Paris, 30 June 2014).

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First Indian Airline to join Global Airline Alliance – Strong network in growing Indian aviation market

| July 11, 2014

NEW DELHI, INDIA – July 11th, 2014 – Star Alliance, the way the Earth connects, welcomed Air India as a full member of its global family of airlines, opening the national carrier’s strong domestic network in the fifth largest aviation market to Star Alliance customers worldwide.

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Bosch distinguishes excellent quality at VOK DAMS

| July 11, 2014
Bosch distinguishes excellent quality at VOK DAMS

The China team of the agency for events and live-marketing VOK DAMS is thrilled about a special distinction bestowed on it by their client Bosch.

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Holiday visits to Britain continue to break records (IPS)

| July 11, 2014

· Overall visits in the first five months of 2014 reach new record – up 7% on 2013 · Record holiday visits in May for fourth out of five months · 13% increase in visits from areas outside Europe and North America

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