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Tips for hoteliers : What to do about negative hotel evaluations

| July 24, 2014
Tips for hoteliers : What to do about negative hotel evaluations

Nuremberg, 24. July 2014 – Hotel evaluations on the internet are gaining in importance in the final selection of the travel destination.

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Ethiopia – tourism key to promote development

| July 23, 2014
Ethiopia – tourism key to promote development

During an official visit to Ethiopia, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, met with President Mulatu Teshome, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonen, and Minister of Culture & Tourism, Amin Abdulkadir, to address the advancement of tourism in Ethiopia and the key role of the sector in the country’s socio-economic development. (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, […]

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Countdown to ‘peace and tranquillity’ begins – meetings industry professionals urged to dig deep and help with CSR Effort at IMEX Challenge 2014

| July 23, 2014
Countdown to ‘peace and tranquillity’ begins – meetings industry professionals urged to dig deep and help with CSR Effort at IMEX Challenge 2014

Staff from IMEX America, Sands® Expo, The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas gathered at The Shade Tree shelter in Las Vegas last week to mark the official three-month countdown to the IMEX Challenge 2014 CSR program–marking a call to action for meetings and events industry members to get involved.

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WTM’s Responsible Tourism Programme Includes The Biggest Companies In The Industry

| July 22, 2014
WTM’s Responsible Tourism Programme Includes The Biggest Companies In The Industry

World Travel Market 2014’s, the leading global event for the travel industry, Responsible Tourism Programme includes some of the biggest names in travel including Tui, Thomas Cook, Kuoni, Virgin Holidays and ABTA.

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International tourism: strong peak season anticipated

| July 21, 2014
International tourism: strong peak season anticipated

Demand for international tourism remained strong in the first four months of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

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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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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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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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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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‘My Association | My Club’

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

Brand New Initiative for Association Planners

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International association outsourcing driven by desire for higher quality, not cheaper deals

| July 11, 2014
International association outsourcing driven by desire for higher quality, not cheaper deals

At the ICCA Hybrid Workshop on the Future for Association Outsourcing, held on 4th July during ICCA’s annual Research,

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SITE rebrands as Society for Incentive Travel Excellence

| July 11, 2014

SITE announced a new name, logo and tagline. SITE was founded in 1973 as the Society of Incentive Travel Executives. As a part of a long-term strategy to help grow and strengthen SITE — and the incentive industry as a whole — the association is embarking on a new chapter in its evolution with the […]

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Rotary International Convention shines in Sydney: one of the world’s largest annual meetings exceeds expectations!

| July 10, 2014

Sydney outshone all expectations for the 105th Rotary International Convention, drawing more international delegates than expected and attracting global attention for the association’s key cause, the worldwide eradication of the Polio disease.

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London crowned world’s top tourist destination

| July 9, 2014
London crowned world’s top tourist destination

Wednesday 09 July 2014 London has been crowned the most popular tourist destination in the world, by the respected Mastercard Global Cities Index report, putting the city ahead of Bangkok and Paris. According to the report,

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Register Now for WTM Speed Networking Programme

| July 8, 2014
Register Now for WTM Speed Networking Programme

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is calling on its WTM Buyers’ Club members to register for the hugely popular WTM Speed Networking programme.

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

| July 7, 2014
Final call to vote ahead of World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

London, 7th July 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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New location for UK & Ireland prompts near sell-out

| July 1, 2014
New location for UK & Ireland prompts near sell-out

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has announced strong interest in its UK & Ireland region, with confirmed attendance from new and returning exhibitors meaning the area is almost completely sold out already.

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UK Travel Company Becomes First to Offer Google Glass to its Customers

| June 26, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Online travel company HolidaysPlease is offering customers the opportunity to use Google Glass for their next holiday.

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2016 – the Polish year

| June 26, 2014
2016 – the Polish year

In 2016, within only three confirmed events 1,200 participants of the aviation market, 12,000 dentists, and over 1,000 women – leaders will meet in Poland. Three large and prestigious conferences, which in two years will be held in Poland have been confirmed.

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Melbourne counts down to AIDS 2014

| June 26, 2014
Melbourne counts down to AIDS 2014

After more than two years of intensive planning and preparation, Melbourne will welcome thousands of delegates in just under a month for the highly anticipated 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), Chief Executive Officer of the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), Karen Bolinger, said today.

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EIBTM to provide personal Customer Service point of contact for all main stand holders

| June 25, 2014
EIBTM to provide personal Customer Service point of contact for all main stand holders

EIBTM (www.eibtm.com), the leading global event for the meetings and events industry, is to provide a one-to-one customer service strategy to work with all of the event’s main stand holders who in turn will be able to help their exhibiting partners and sharers through the show cycle of EIBTM.

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World Travel Awards announces The Oberoi, New Delhi as host for 2014 Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

| June 24, 2014
World Travel Awards announces The Oberoi, New Delhi as host for 2014 Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

London, 24 June 2014 The ‘Oscars of the Travel Industry’, World Travel Awards has announced The Oberoi, New Delhi as the host of its prestigious Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2014 in New Delhi, India on October 10th, 2014.

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WTM Invites Industry Buyers to Apply for Buyers’ Club Membership

| June 24, 2014
WTM Invites Industry Buyers to Apply for Buyers’ Club Membership

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, is inviting the industry’s most senior buyers to apply for Buyers’ Club membership for WTM 2014.

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Moroccan hosts revealed for 2014-2016 World Travel Awards Grand Finals

| June 23, 2014
Moroccan hosts revealed for 2014-2016 World Travel Awards Grand Finals

London, 23rd June 2014 Following the signing of an official three-year hosting deal with the Office National Marocain du Tourisme, World Travel Awards has unveiled the host cities for its 2014, 2015, and 2016 Grand Finals.

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Athens International Airport: ACI – Europe «Best Airport Awards 2014» winner

| June 20, 2014
Athens International Airport: ACI – Europe «Best Airport Awards 2014» winner

Athens International Airport is the winner in the 10-25 million passenger category in this year’s 10th “Best Airport Awards”, in the framework of the ACI-Europe Annual Congress in Frankfurt.

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Voting opens ahead of inaugural World Golf Awards

| June 20, 2014
Voting opens ahead of inaugural World Golf Awards

Nominees at the World Golf Awards, the only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in the golf hospitality industry, have been revealed as voting opens ahead of the inaugural Gala Ceremony.

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President of Chile receives UNWTO/WTTC Open Letter on Travel and Tourism

| June 19, 2014

In recognition of tourism as an important vehicle for socio-economic development, the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, has accepted the UNWTO/WTTC Open Letter on Travel and Tourism.

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Google Glass at Copenhagen Airport – Service with a smile

| June 19, 2014
Google Glass at Copenhagen Airport – Service with a smile

SITA enables Copenhagen to be the first airport in world to trial Google Glass for improved passenger experience

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Youth tourism generated over 182 billion dollars in tourism receipts in 2013, representing 200 million international trips a year

| June 19, 2014
Youth tourism generated over 182 billion dollars in tourism receipts in 2013, representing 200 million international trips a year

European Cities Marketing (ECM), the network of leading Tourist Offices and Conventions Bureaux in Europe added youth travel into their strategy during their annual conference on June 4-7 in host city Dresden, considering the opportunity they present for the leisure and meetings industry. The conference, held at the International Congress Centre Dresden and moderated by […]

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British Airways’ pilots top 10 views from the air

| June 18, 2014

Choosing from more than 180 different routes British Airways’ pilots have selected their top 10 views from the air.

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Portugal Wins! UEFA Champions League Final

| June 18, 2014
Portugal Wins! UEFA Champions League Final

The UEFA Champions League Final, Lisbon, Portugal May 24-25, was historic – at the final there were two teams from the same city – the beautiful Madrid. This exciting turn of events held the audience captive until the last minute! The event was also memorable for the city of Lisbon – for shining an important […]

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Emirates introduces the world’s first Pelé-ane to its fleet of Boeing 777s

| June 12, 2014
Emirates introduces the world’s first Pelé-ane to its fleet of Boeing 777s

DUBAI, U.A.E., 11thJune 2014 – Just hours before the first World Cup match kicks off in Brazil, Emirates, an Official FIFA Worldwide Partner, is pleased to unveil the first Boeing 777-300ER to feature the distinguishable signature of Emirates’ Global Ambassador and three times World Cup winner, Pelé.

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A Nod to the Past, a Vision for the Future – Marriott Celebrates the Grand Opening of Its 4,000th Hotel – The Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

| June 12, 2014
A Nod to the Past, a Vision for the Future – Marriott Celebrates the Grand Opening of Its 4,000th Hotel – The Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

Washington, DC., – June 11, 2014 – Marking a milestone in the city where it all began, Marriott Hotels, the flagship brand of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) officially celebrated the highly anticipated grand opening of the company’s 4,000th hotel – the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC.

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AIBTM Trade Show Floor Buzzes On Opening Day

| June 12, 2014

Meetings Mean Business Coalition Updates Industry Following AIBTM Knowledge Programme, the trade show floor opened yesterday at 10 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony presented by AIBTM Exhibition Director Michael Lyons;

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Strong Turnout Yields Rave Reviews for AIBTM’s 2014 Knowledge Programme

| June 11, 2014

Keynote and Meetings Leadership Summit Headline The Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meeting Exhibition (AIBTM) opened yesterday at the Orange County Convention Center to a strong turnout for its Knowledge Programme.

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The rise of mobile booking: How travellers use smart phones, tablets and apps to reserve hotels

| June 11, 2014
The rise of mobile booking: How travellers use smart phones, tablets and apps to reserve hotels

Mobile booking is more popular than ever for business travellers. Now 80% of smartphone users don’t leave the house without a smartphone so it’s easy to understand why travel apps are so important for the average business traveller.

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Register Now for WTM 2014

| June 10, 2014
Register Now for WTM 2014

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has opened registration for WTM 2014.

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World Travel Awards issues final call to vote ahead of Europe Gala Ceremony

| June 10, 2014
World Travel Awards issues final call to vote ahead of Europe Gala Ceremony

London, 10th June 2014 Voters are being urged to cast their ballots ahead of the upcoming deadline for the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony. World Travel Awards will head to Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso in Athens, Greece, on August 2nd for the event, with voting scheduled to close on June 23rd. World Travel […]

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World Travel Awards issues final call to vote ahead of South & Central America Gala Ceremony

| June 9, 2014
World Travel Awards issues final call to vote ahead of South & Central America Gala Ceremony

London, 9th June 2014 Voters are being urged to cast their ballots ahead of the upcoming deadline for the World Travel Awards South & Central America Gala Ceremony.

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Voting opens ahead of World Ski Awards return to Kitzbühel events

| June 9, 2014
Voting opens ahead of World Ski Awards return to Kitzbühel events

Nominees at the World Ski Awards, the only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in the ski hospitality industry, have been revealed as voting opens ahead of the 2014 Gala Ceremony. The 2nd Annual World Ski Awards will take place from November 21st-23rd at A-ROSA Kitzbühel, overlooking the legendary Hahnenkamm. The announcement follows […]

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