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Old school hospitality central to luxury market success says Rocco Forte Hotels chairman

| April 28, 2016

Titan of the hotel industry, Sir Rocco Forte, opens up about the highs and lows of his hospitality career at inaugural ATM Leaders Breakfast; top echelon of regional leaders enjoy unique opportunity to learn from his half-century of experience

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Industry leaders map out sustainable future of UAE tourism

| April 26, 2016
Industry leaders map out sustainable future of UAE tourism

New ATM Global Stage opens with high profile panel session on future outlook for UAE tourism; each emirate to focus on own USPs but committed to shared vision for sustainable growth

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The Revival of the Colossus

| April 26, 2016
The Revival of the Colossus

“A Project with a Vision of Peace in the Mediterranean Region” A Seven Step Synopsis for its ideal implementation

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Crown Prince of Dubai opens Arabian Travel Market

| April 25, 2016
Crown Prince of Dubai opens Arabian Travel Market

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, inaugurates ATM 2016; the Middle East’s largest travel and tourism event celebrates 23 years of industry milestones

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Top 10 Islands in the World

| April 25, 2016
Top 10 Islands in the World

Travelers Booking Hotels at Award-Winning Islands During Shoulder Season Can Save Nearly 30% per Night

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Arabian Travel Market 2016 opens

| April 24, 2016
Arabian Travel Market 2016 opens

Over 26,000 visitors expected to attend Middle East’s largest travel trade event with 2,800 confirmed exhibitors, 64 national pavilions, over 50 seminar and technology theatre sessions, and several new show features including the launch of the first ever Wellness & Spa Lounge and ATM Global Stage

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WTM Connect Asia lines up top Chinese Hosted Buyers

| April 20, 2016
WTM Connect Asia lines up top Chinese Hosted Buyers

WTM Connect Asia is due to open its doors for the first time in 5 weeks, marking World Travel Market’s arrival in South East Asia. The ‘pod’ event will be taking place in Penang, known as the cultural melting pot of Malaysia.

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IMEX Group Sharing economy survey reveals differing views among meetings industry around the world

| April 20, 2016
IMEX Group Sharing economy survey reveals differing views among meetings  industry around the world

• 35 per cent of meetings professionals would not use a sharing economy service for business • Uncertain quality and safety were found to be the major reasons why they are not being used • Nearly 45 per cent believe legislation, regulation, objections and taxation will slow or limit the expansion in many countries • […]

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IMEX Association Day is all very relevant for delegates

| April 19, 2016
IMEX Association Day is all very relevant for delegates

More than 300 association executives from 30 countries gathered at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel to discuss this key issue with experts and their peers.

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Third edition of Africa Travel Week draws to a close in Cape Town recording impressive growth

| April 18, 2016
Third edition of Africa Travel Week draws to a close in Cape Town recording impressive growth

Three events, one week, one venue; this is what Africa Travel Week comprises of. A nexus for travel professionals across South Africa, the continent and the globe, and this year’s events exceeded all expectations.

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Danish Maritime Forum 2015 saved €26,000 by working with sustainable meetings management

| April 18, 2016
Danish Maritime Forum 2015 saved €26,000 by working with sustainable meetings management

Key leaders gathered in Copenhagen last year for the second Danish Maritime Forum (DMF). Implemented tactics in the areas of sustainable food and beverage offer, responsible supply chain engagement, greenhouse gas emissions mitigation and waste reduction resulted in €26,000 of tracked savings for the event.

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IMEX Group supports Global Meetings Industry Day before its own global industry gathering

| April 13, 2016
IMEX Group supports Global Meetings Industry Day before its own global industry gathering

The IMEX Group is not only pledging its support for the first Global Meetings Industry Day on Thursday 14 April, its team has contributed to the Day’s anthem.

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WTM London to Mark 20 Years Of Responsible Tourism And 10 World Responsible Tourism Days

| April 12, 2016
WTM London to Mark 20 Years Of Responsible Tourism And 10 World Responsible Tourism Days

World Travel Market London 2016 will commemorate two key responsible tourism anniversaries; 20 years of responsible tourism and 10 years of World Responsible Tourism Days.

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Emaar Designs Glittering New Skyline for Dubai With Compelling Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour

| April 11, 2016
Emaar Designs Glittering New Skyline for Dubai With Compelling Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour

A new icon will define Dubai’s skyline with Emaar Properties unveiling the design and architectural features of a magnificent tower in Dubai Creek Harbour.

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Associations World Congress organiser announces new brand name

| April 11, 2016
Associations World Congress organiser announces new brand name

 Damian Hutt, Executive Director of Associations Network which organises the Associations World Congress, today announces the organisation has changed its name to the Society of Association Executives to better reflect the organisation’s service level of a professional society.

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Emaar’s magnificent ‘Dubai Opera’ to open doors this year in Downtown Dubai

| April 10, 2016
Emaar’s magnificent ‘Dubai Opera’ to open doors this year in Downtown Dubai

• Glorious architectural tribute to the city’s cultural and artistic heritage • Complements the goal of Dubai Plan 2021 to establish Dubai as a ‘City of Happy, Creative & Empowered People’ • To offer ultimate flexibility of a proscenium arch theatre, an acoustic concert hall and 2,000 sq m floor event space with 2,000-strong capacity […]

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Winners revealed at World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

| April 10, 2016
Winners revealed at World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

Air Seychelles has taken the title of Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline during the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016.

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10 Percent of Global Travel Spend Influenced by TripAdvisor

| April 8, 2016
10 Percent of Global Travel Spend Influenced by TripAdvisor

Oxford Economics Report Reveals TripAdvisor’s Impact on Travel Spending; TripAdvisor’s $85.7 Billion Influence Equivalent to Two-Thirds of All U.S. Auto Exports in 2014

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WTM Latin America experiences yet another visitor increase for 2016

| April 7, 2016
WTM Latin America experiences yet another visitor increase for 2016

The extremely successful fourth edition of WTM Latin America which took place alongside the 45th Braztoa Business Event opened its doors to more than 5,900 unique travel trade visitors this year, a 5.4% increase on 2015 and a 26% increase on 2014, firmly cementing its position as the leading travel event in the Latin American […]

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World Travel Awards lands in Zanzibar ahead of Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

| April 7, 2016
World Travel Awards lands in Zanzibar ahead of Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

Zanzibar, April 7th, 2016 World Travel Awards (WTA) has landed on the paradise island of Zanzibar ahead of the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016.

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Chef and Events: How Celebrity Chefs Renew the Meeting Industry

| April 6, 2016
Chef and Events: How Celebrity Chefs Renew the Meeting Industry

“One can not think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Virginia Woolf 

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WTM Latin America 2016 Ends on a High

| April 1, 2016
WTM Latin America 2016 Ends on a High

With every year that passes WTM Latin America reinforces its position as the leading event in the Latin American travel and tourism industry. The 2016 edition, which was held from 29 – 31 March in Expo Center Norte in São Paulo, at the same time as the 45th Braztoa Business Event, succeeded all expectations both […]

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Sydney inspires Amway Taiwan to break world record

| March 31, 2016
Sydney inspires Amway Taiwan to break world record

Last Saturday (26 March), New South Wales (NSW) showcased its ability to reward, motivate and inspire with Amway Taiwan breaking all previous world records for the largest corporate incentive to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge in one day.

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Business Networking sessions are the highlight of day two at WTM Latin America 2016

| March 31, 2016
Business Networking sessions are the highlight of day two at WTM Latin America 2016

WTM Latin America further establishes itself as the event to do business. The second day (Wednesday 30 March) of the 2016 event was marked by two highly respected speed networking sessions taking place between exhibitors and buyers.

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First day of WTM Latin America 2016 presented an array of tourist trends which will shape the Industry

| March 30, 2016
First day of WTM Latin America 2016 presented an array of tourist trends which will shape the Industry

The fourth edition of WTM Latin America opened its doors yesterday (29 March) at Expo Center Norte in São Paulo, where the show is taking place until Thursday (31 March) at the same time as the 45th Braztoa Business Event.

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Launch of dedicated Wellness & Spa Lounge at ATM 2016 to highlight rapid growth of high value tourism market across the region

| March 30, 2016
Launch of dedicated Wellness & Spa Lounge at ATM 2016 to highlight rapid growth of high value tourism market across the region

Value of wellness trips across MENA region hit US$7.3 billion in 2014 according to Global Wellness Institute report MENA region second-fastest growing global market for spa and wellness Health-focused tourists spend 130% more than regular travellers

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Danes again ranked Happiest People on Earth

| March 30, 2016
Danes again ranked Happiest People on Earth

The Danes have a reason to smile even broader than usually these days. According to the United Nation’s World Happiness Report 2016 Denmark is once again the world’s happiest nation.

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Five ways technology adds value to business events

| March 30, 2016
Five ways technology adds value to business events

A decade ago, futurists were predicting the death of the meetings industry as a result of technological advancements such as video conferencing and connected workspaces.

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Agoda Study Reveals Fastest Growing European Destinations for Asian Travelers

| March 30, 2016
Agoda Study Reveals Fastest Growing European Destinations for Asian Travelers

Agoda, one of the world’s leading accommodation sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), announced today the results of its most recent Travel Smart study, which shows the top growing European destinations for Asian travelers. Though Asian travelers still love Paris and London, bookings in smaller European cities are growing at a much […]

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Dubai International app arrives on smartwatch

| March 29, 2016
Dubai International app arrives on smartwatch

First international hub to offer smartwatch experience on both iOS and Android 

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World Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 at WTM London kick off 20th year of ethical tourism

| March 29, 2016
World Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 at WTM London kick off 20th year of ethical tourism

Tourism businesses, organisations and initiatives around the world are now being invited to submit an entry into the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 at WTM London, as the world celebrates 20 years of responsible tourism action. 

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Flight bookings surge for Rio Olympics

| March 29, 2016
Flight bookings surge for Rio Olympics

According to a study produced for the Rio Convention & Visitors Bureau, flight bookings to Rio have risen dramatically for the Olympic games – 322% ahead of where they were at the same time last year, with the largest number of sports fans coming from the US and Argentina.

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The Egg-Cellent Easter Getaway

| March 24, 2016
The Egg-Cellent Easter Getaway

British Airways is gearing up for a bumper 2016 Easter getaway with around 2.4 million customers set to travel with the airline over the Easter break.

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IMEX in Frankfurt to reveal insights into the sharing economy

| March 24, 2016
IMEX in Frankfurt to reveal insights into the sharing economy

The sharing economy is one of the hottest topics of 2016, and one that’s not likely to go away.

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Two million British holidaymakers expected to head overseas for Easter

| March 24, 2016
Two million British holidaymakers expected to head overseas for Easter

Ahead of one of the busiest weekends for travel, many UK airports and the Eurostar have increased security patrols and enhanced security checks following explosions in Brussels on 22 March.

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The Meetings Show to deliver greater supplier sourcing opportunities for buyers

| March 23, 2016
The Meetings Show to deliver greater supplier sourcing opportunities for buyers

  With 33% of exhibitors new for 2016 and a further 26% increasing the size of their stands, exhibitor commitment is already significantly higher than 2015.  In particular, The Meetings Show has responded to research that highlights the primary reason for buyer attendance is the sourcing of new suppliers, by developing a comprehensive exhibitor list […]

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Buyers from more than 20 different countries qualified for WTM Connect Asia

| March 22, 2016
Buyers from more than 20 different countries qualified for WTM Connect Asia

WTM Connect Asia 2016 brings together suppliers of South East Asia and international travel product to meet with South East Asian, Chinese and international Hosted Buyers.

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Tech start-ups present their solutions for the meetings industry at #IMEXpitch

| March 22, 2016
Tech start-ups present their solutions for the meetings industry at #IMEXpitch

Five technology start-ups from across the world have the opportunity to showcase their products to an audience of event professionals at IMEX in Frankfurt this year.

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Tripadvisor recognizes the world’s best destinations with Travelers’ Choice Awards

| March 22, 2016
Tripadvisor recognizes the world’s best destinations with Travelers’ Choice Awards

London Wins Top World Honors, New York City Best in the U.S.  TripAdvisor Also Highlights Top-Rated Hotels and Attractions in Award-Winning Destinations  

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London named world’s best rated destination for 2016

| March 22, 2016
London named world’s best rated destination for 2016

London has been named the best rated destination in the world in the eighth annual Travellers’ Choice awards for Destinations, announced by TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site.

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