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One-year union of AEGEAN and Olympic Air: dynamic growth with real results in tourism and the Greek economy

| October 31, 2014

Kifissia, 29 October 2014 – One year after its union with Olympic Air, AEGEAN has entered a new growth trajectory. Assuring full coverage within Greece and continuously investing in its extrovert strategy by enforcing its international network, the company further contributes to the growth of tourism and the Greek economy.

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Leith’s announces sponsorship deal with ICCA UK & Ireland

| October 31, 2014

Leith’s, a brand of Levy Restaurants UK, Compass Group UK & Ireland’s sports, leisure and hospitality sector, has become a major sponsor of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) UK & Ireland Chapter.

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Adventure Travel Sector Explores Sustainable Future

| October 31, 2014
Adventure Travel Sector Explores Sustainable Future

A 50-year roadmap for the future of adventure travel and responsible tourism will be explored during World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry.

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International tourism shows continued strength

| October 31, 2014
International tourism shows continued strength

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 5% during the first eight months of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Despite geopolitical challenges and a lingering economic recovery, tourism demand was strong during the northern hemisphere high season of June to August.

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Convention Bureau Italia: Italy has a privately held MICE bureau

| October 31, 2014
Convention Bureau Italia: Italy  has a privately held MICE bureau

Italy has a new national convention and MICE bureau. Founded in Florence in June 2014, the new organization is a privately held network composed of travel, hospitality and congress companies.

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The professionals of Cannes celebrate the 30th anniversary of Tax Free

| October 31, 2014

The local tourism professionals invited Erik Juul-Mortensen, President of TFWA, David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes, General Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State and Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air France KLM to celebrate the 30th edition of Tax Free World Exhibition on the steps of the Palais des Festivals and […]

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World Travel Awards headed to Anguilla for Grand Final 2014

| October 30, 2014

London, 30th October 2014 World Travel Awards has revealed it will head to the paradise island of Anguilla in the Caribbean for its annual Grand Final. After touring the globe in search of the world’s best hospitality organisations over the past year, World Travel Awards will host the crème de la crème of the industry […]

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Emirates Welcomes its 100th Boeing 777-300ER

| October 30, 2014
Emirates Welcomes its 100th Boeing 777-300ER

DUBAI, U.A.E.,29th October 2014: Emirates celebrated another milestone on Wednesday with the delivery of the airline’s 100th Boeing 777-300ER, the world’s largest, long-range twin engine commercial aircraft. The Boeing 777-300ER forms the backbone of the Emirates fleet with the aircraft type currently operating to 77 destinations on the airline’s global network. Delivery of Emirates’ first […]

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What to Wear: WTM Reveals Travel’s Next Big Thing

| October 30, 2014
What to Wear: WTM Reveals Travel’s Next Big Thing

Visitors to WTM 2014 will be able to find out more about how ‘wearable’ technology can be used by travel companies to sell holidays in the future.

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Congrex Switzerland rejoins IAPCO

| October 30, 2014

After the successful realignment of Congrex Switzerland in the past 12 months the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) decided to resume Congrex Switzerland as a member.

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PATA Appoints Mario Hardy as Next CEO

| October 30, 2014
PATA Appoints Mario Hardy as Next CEO

BANGKOK, October 30, 2014 — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced the appointment of Mario Hardy as its next Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1, 2014.

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Estonia starts looking for a developer of a congress center

| October 30, 2014

The time has come to seek a developer and investor for a congress centre Estonian Convention Bureau, Enterprise Estonia and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications are now starting the search for a developer, investor and operator for a convention centre.

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Gdansk opens new unique Venues

| October 30, 2014

Industrial European Solidarity Centre and Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre (the only theatre in the world with opening roof) enriched cultural and conference map of Gdansk.

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Asia Pacific to account for 40% of Global Business Travel spend in 2014

| October 30, 2014

GBTA releases latest Business Travel Index figures at ITB Asia

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Sydney’s new Gehry-designed building ahead of the ‘curve’ in innovative design

| October 30, 2014
Sydney’s new Gehry-designed building ahead of the ‘curve’ in innovative design

The new $180 million-dollar Frank Gehry-designed Business School building at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) is about to open, promising to redesign the way Australia’s business leaders of the future think and work.

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187,793 Square Metres Capacity for Green Events

| October 29, 2014

The Congress Region of Stuttgart: Competence Centre for Sustainable Meetings

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World of DMCs Standing Up For Incentive Travel at EIBTM

| October 29, 2014

London, October 29th, 2014 World of DMCs, the global DMC association with 70 DMC members, will be standing up for incentive travel during EIBTM. The 10 participating DMCs have pledged to stand throughout the 3 days of the show in an attempt to raise funds to send a young industry professional to the SITE Global […]

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Pacific World DMC for EIBTM 2014 and Sponsor of the Meetings Leadership Summit

| October 29, 2014

Pacific World, the global DMC and Event Management organisation is once again confirmed as the official partner to this year’s EIBTM which is expected to attract some 17,000 meetings industry professionals from all over the world.

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UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit to address the links between tourism and mega events

| October 29, 2014

The eighth edition of the UNWTO/World Travel Market (WTM) Ministers’ Summit will gather Tourism Ministers and leading tourism experts from all over the world to debate the key issues around tourism and mega events (London, United Kingdom, 4 November 2014).

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22nd World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa: Global tourism remains on course in spite of crises

| October 29, 2014

Growth in private accommodation and bookings by smartphone – rise in foreign tourism market figures – MICE segment continues to expand – findings of the World Travel Monitor®to be published exclusively by ITB Berlin in early December

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Cho Wong, Supranational Hotels’ Managing Director to speak at WTM London 2014

| October 29, 2014
Cho Wong, Supranational Hotels’ Managing Director to speak at WTM London 2014

London, September 2014 – Supranational Hotels’ Managing Director, Cho Wong, will be a feature speaker at World Travel Market London 2014, on Monday 3rd November at ExCel London.

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MCI France joins forces with Yves Hunt

| October 29, 2014

Geneva, 29 October 2014. MCI France has strengthened its creative client services through a merger with Yves Hunt, a former subsidiary of the Awak’iT Group.

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National Geographic Announces World Legacy Awards Finalists

| October 29, 2014

Finalists are travel companies, organizations and destinations that are driving positive transformation of the global tourism industry

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Meetings Leadership Summit brings more than 200 Industry Leaders to EIBTM 2014

| October 29, 2014
Meetings Leadership Summit brings more than 200 Industry Leaders to EIBTM 2014

American Express Meetings & Events to present 2015 industry Forecast  The EIBTM Meetings Leadership Summit, which takes place pre-EIBTM, has attracted over 200 heads of companies and influencers from across the international events community. Set to deliver an exclusive by invitation only experience, the Summit will take place at the Modernista Sant Pau Complex, a […]

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World Travel Market’s 35 Years at the Top

| October 29, 2014
World Travel Market’s 35 Years at the Top

A timeline charting the rise and rise of WTM   World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is this year celebrating its 35th event. Over the past three and a half decades WTM has established itself as the event where the industry conducts business its deals. WTM 2013 will lead to a […]

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Central Hall Westminster launches ‘Event Technologies Challenged’ campaign

| October 29, 2014

Following the success of its 2014 ‘Meet the Future – Event Technologies Explored’ campaign, Central Hall Westminster today reveals a new campaign focused on the challenges of effectively improving event experience through technology. The campaign launch follows research showing that 82% of delegates do not fully engage with event content.*

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A truly “Industry” BTC : Marketing, Communication, Culture and other Sectors on the Exhibition Floor

| October 29, 2014
A truly “Industry” BTC : Marketing, Communication, Culture and other Sectors on the Exhibition Floor

This year, Italy’s events exhibition represents all aspects of the meeting & incentive sector, with an extraordinarily diverse exhibition floor.   29 OCTOBER 2014 – BTC, due to be held at Fortezza da Basso, Florence on 11-12 November, has good reason to call itself the “events exhibition” this year, not only in name, but also […]

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MPI Introduces First EMEC Hosted Buyer Program

| October 28, 2014

DALLAS — Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is launching its highly-rated hosted buyer program at the 2015 edition of its European Meeting and Event Conference (EMEC). For this inaugural program, MPI will host a maximum of 25 qualified corporate meeting planners including 15 European planners and 10 U.S.-based planners that conduct business in Europe. The upcoming […]

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Dubai Motor Festival Grand Parade 2014 registrations soar

| October 28, 2014
Dubai Motor Festival Grand Parade 2014 registrations soar

With more than a month to go until the Dubai Grand Parade 2014, the event organisers have revealed registrations for the citywide motoring extravaganza already exceed the total number of entries recorded for last year’s inaugural event. To date, hundreds of UAE-based owners of super, luxury, unique, classic and vintage cars and bikes have signed […]

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ADNEC Named Finalist for ICCA Best PR Award

| October 28, 2014

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has been named a finalist for the International Conference and Convention Association’s (ICCA) Best PR Award, marking the first time a company from the Middle East has been selected for the prestigious industry distinction.

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World’s number one integrated tourism group to be created: Merger approved by TUI AG and TUI Travel shareholders

| October 28, 2014

Hanover, 28 October 2014 -TUI AG shareholders approve all proposals for resolutions by a vote of at least 99 per cent -Approval of capital increase, Supervisory Board to be enlarged to 20 members -TUI Travel minority shareholders in London also vote in favour of the merger -Supervisory Board Chairman Prof. Dr Klaus Mangold: “A crucial […]

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Courtyard by Marriott Announces Expansion of Brand in Scotland With New Edinburgh

| October 28, 2014

Brand new 240-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel set to open in Edinburgh city centre in early 2016.

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First UNWTO Conference on Accessible Tourism in Europe: accessibility in heritage cities

| October 28, 2014

To promote the importance of universal accessibility in tourism, UNWTO and the Government of the Republic of San Marino will jointly organize the First UNWTO Conference on Accessible Tourism in Europe. The Conference will be held in collaboration with Village for All (V4A) and the ONCE Foundation to advance the social inclusion of people with […]

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Three quarters of Hong Kong travelers use both online and offline touch points when making travel bookings: GfK

| October 28, 2014

Japan, Australia and Taiwan top three destinations; 80 percent of all trips are at least 4 nights or more

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WTM Portfolio Facilitates $6.5 Billion in Travel Industry Deals

| October 28, 2014
WTM Portfolio Facilitates $6.5 Billion in Travel Industry Deals

The World Travel Market Portfolio facilitates more than $6.5 billion (£3.9 million) in travel and tourism industry deals. The WTM Portfolio consists of the four leading business-to-business travel trade events in the world;

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National Geographic World Legacy Awards Announces Judges

| October 27, 2014

18 experts in sustainable travel span the globe Washington/Berlin, 27 October 2014 —The National Geographic Society announced today a roster of 18 travel experts from across the globe as judges for the inaugural World Legacy Awards. The awards are a partnership between National Geographic and ITB Berlin to showcase leading travel and tourism companies, organizations […]

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UNWTO commends Greece on strong tourism results and high political support to the tourism sector

| October 27, 2014

Meeting with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras during his official visit to Greece, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai commended the excellent results of Greece´s tourism sector, indicating that 2014 will come to an exceptional close (Athens, Greece, 22 October 2014).

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Burj Al Arab Jumeirah gears up to celebrate its 15th anniversary

| October 27, 2014
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah gears up to celebrate its 15th anniversary

Dubai, 27 October 2014: Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel and the flagship property of Jumeirah Group, is preparing to embark on a year of milestone celebrations to mark 15 years as the pinnacle of Arabian hospitality.

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Dubai International’s passenger traffic up 9.9 per cent in September

| October 27, 2014

Dubai, UAE – October 27, 2014 – Passenger traffic at Dubai International continued its upward trend in September by registering 9.9 per cent growth, according to the latest traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today.

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Geneva Tourism Launches the “Geneva Girls’ Guide”, a Guide Fully Dedicated to Women, Focusing on Girls’ Getaways

| October 27, 2014
Geneva Tourism Launches the “Geneva Girls’ Guide”, a Guide Fully Dedicated to Women, Focusing on Girls’ Getaways

GENEVA, October 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Geneva Tourism aims for its city to become the preferred women’s destination in Europe, and has launched the “Geneva Girls’ Guide”, a guide comprising hundreds of must visit addresses selected by local female representatives.

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