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ICCA Congress Propelled on Social Media

| December 19, 2014
ICCA Congress Propelled on Social Media

While on average 10-20% of delegates at a conference or tradeshow are active on Twitter, almost 60% of ICCA Congress delegates were active on Twitter before, during or after the 53rd ICCA Congress, taking place 1-5 November 2014 in Antalya, Turkey. 70% of the delegates using Twitter said it helped them to increase the value of […]

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How the European Association Summit (EAS) will inspire its audience in 2015

| December 17, 2014
How the European Association Summit (EAS) will inspire its audience in 2015

Speakers & Content – European Association Summit (EAS)

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IMEX identifies four key trends for 2015

| December 16, 2014
IMEX identifies four key trends for 2015

The IMEX Group, organizers of the annual IMEX in Frankfurt and IMEX America trade shows for the global meetings, incentive travel and events industry, presents a round-up of industry predictions for the year ahead. 1. ‘Play’ gives new meaning to profit 2014 was the year that ‘play’ as a tool for unlocking creativity and new […]

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Emirates expects record number of travellers this week

| December 16, 2014
Emirates expects record number of travellers this week

Customers are advised to arrive to the airport early to avoid delays DUBAI, U.A.E.,16th December 2014:Emirates expects this week to be its busiest of 2014, as travellers head home or abroad for the holiday season. Over 80,000 people will travel on 19 December with Emirates on over 240 flights, according to the airline’s latest booking […]

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Airbus A380 “A Winner”

| December 11, 2014

PERTH, Australia, Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Chief of the world’s largest international airline slams airlines for not using A380 correctly — The chief of the world’s largest airline has criticized airlines for not buying more A380 super jumbo’s as Airbus hints at closing the production line down in 2018. Responding to a Bloomberg report […]

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ITB Berlin Convention: Experts share their knowledge

| December 9, 2014

The ITB Berlin Convention looks at a new trend, the sharing economy – leading experts give their opinion on the future of travel marketing, mobile marketing and film location tours – admission is free for visitors to ITB Berlin

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UK Cities Among the World’s 15 Most Expensive for an Airbnb Property, According to GoEuro’s 2014 Accommodation Price Index

| December 9, 2014
UK Cities Among the World’s 15 Most Expensive for an Airbnb Property, According to GoEuro’s 2014 Accommodation Price Index

BERLIN, December 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – As part of the travel price index series, GoEuro.co.uk has compiled an impartial accommodation price index covering 150 cities and over 60,000 properties to understand the effect of new trends in accommodation on the hotel industry. The increasing popularity of Airbnb and continued growth of the hostel industry are […]

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Etihad Airways leads winners at World Travel Awards Grand Final 2014 in Anguilla

| December 8, 2014
Etihad Airways leads winners at World Travel Awards Grand Final 2014 in Anguilla

Anguilla, 07th December 2014 Etihad Airways has successfully defended its title as the World’s Leading Airline at the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2014 in Anguilla. 

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World Travel Awards touches down in Anguilla ahead of Grand Final 2014

| December 5, 2014
World Travel Awards touches down in Anguilla ahead of Grand Final 2014

Anguilla, December 5th 2014 World Travel Awards has touched down in the paradise island of Anguilla ahead of the Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2014.

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Applications open for London’s first Traveltech lab – incubator to open in January 2015

| December 4, 2014
Applications open for London’s first Traveltech lab – incubator to open in January 2015

London & Partners and The Trampery yesterday launched a three-week application period for London’s Traveltech Lab, the first incubator space in the UK for innovative start-ups working within travel, tourism, hospitality and events.

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Another first for IMEX as staff delight at receiving Site’s Richard Ross Award

| December 1, 2014
Another first for IMEX as staff delight at receiving Site’s Richard Ross Award

Staff from IMEX, led by Managing Director Paul Flackett, were delighted to receive the 2014 Richard Ross Past Presidents’ Award during the Site Global Conference in Rotterdam recently. The presentation marked the first time the award has been presented to an organisation rather than an individual.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year: German Christmas Markets dazzle during the festive season

| December 1, 2014
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: German Christmas Markets dazzle during the festive season

©Erfurt Tourismus und Marketing GmbH / Barbara Neumann Meeting attendees and business travellers visiting Germany at this time of year have the unique opportunity to enjoy the traditional, heart warming “Christkindlesmarkt” or Christmas Markets. These outdoor, winter wonderlands of gifts and food and music literally and figuratively light up historic squares of cities, villages and […]

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Vivica Fox to host World Travel Awards Grand Final 2014 in Anguilla

| December 1, 2014
Vivica Fox to host World Travel Awards Grand Final 2014 in Anguilla

London, 01st December 2014 Award-winning actress Vivica Fox – star of ‘Independence Day’, ‘Batman & Robin’, and ‘Why do Fools Fall in Love’ –  has been revealed as the host of the upcoming World Travel Awards Grand Final 2014.

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Dubai International unveils world’s tallest structure, in chocolate

| November 30, 2014
Dubai International unveils world’s tallest structure, in chocolate

The Guinness Record feat by Master chocolatier, Andrew Farrugia, is part of the 43rd UAE National Day Celebrations

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Tourism in Europe at record levels

| November 28, 2014

ITB World Travel Trends Report:

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1600 Pandas To Travel Across Malaysia, The Next Stop In Their World Tour

| November 27, 2014
1600 Pandas To Travel Across Malaysia, The Next Stop In Their World Tour

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — On their journey around the world to promote the message of panda conservation and sustainable development, the 1600 Pandas will be visiting more than 15 iconic landmarks across the country for the ‘1600 Pandas World Tour In Malaysia”.

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Philippines Signs “numerous” Business Deals at WTM 2014

| November 25, 2014
Philippines Signs “numerous” Business Deals at WTM 2014

The Philippines Department of Tourism said its delegation at World Travel Market 2014 – the leading global event for the travel industry – was “by far the largest yet”,

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EIBTM 2014 ends year on a high

| November 24, 2014
EIBTM 2014 ends year on a high

Business boom returns to the show floor. New show name for 2015 – ibtm world

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Gigantic! The 7 World Wonders of Ski Sports

| November 24, 2014
Gigantic! The 7 World Wonders of Ski Sports

The classic world wonders known from ancient times were truly extravagant buildings. They were so gigantic that it was hardly believed they could have been built by mankind. However, even today in modern ski areas one can find unbelievable buildings on and asides the pistes. SnowTrex has picked the top 7 world wonders of ski […]

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Business Events Sydney welcomes another 10 top Australian academics and business leaders to its Ambassador Program

| November 21, 2014
Business Events Sydney welcomes another 10 top Australian academics and business leaders to its Ambassador Program

Another 10 Australian luminaries – including two University Vice Chancellors –

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Destination… Athens for the Parthenon Sculptures

| November 20, 2014
Destination… Athens for the Parthenon Sculptures

Passengers and airport visitors are invited to express their opinion!

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WTM Latin America sees a Technology boom for 2015

| November 20, 2014
WTM Latin America sees a Technology boom for 2015

The third edition of World Travel Market Latin America, which will take place at the same time as the 43rd Braztoa Commercial Meeting,

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Denmark receives EIBTM Sustainability Award 2014 for new stand

| November 20, 2014
Denmark receives EIBTM Sustainability Award 2014 for new stand

VisitDenmark received the EIBTM Sustainability Award 2014 for its brand new stand design based on the principles of the Danish Meetovation concept and launched at this week’s EIBTM expo in Barcelona.

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IBTM Portfolio rebranded ibtm events

| November 18, 2014
IBTM Portfolio rebranded ibtm events

Reed Travel Exhibitions has announced that it has undergone a re-brand of the IBTM portfolio which will now become “ibtm events – connections mean everything”.

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AEGEAN flight schedule for 2015: Real support to the Greek economy

| November 18, 2014
AEGEAN flight schedule for 2015: Real support to the Greek economy

15 million seats available 100 international destinations in 42 countries, 10 additional countries New program “12 months 12 good news for YOU” in 2015

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OVERVIEW OF 2014 EIBTM TRENDS WATCH REPORT PRESENTED BY ROB DAVIDSON

| November 18, 2014
OVERVIEW OF 2014 EIBTM TRENDS WATCH REPORT PRESENTED BY ROB DAVIDSON

The 2014 EIBTM Trends Watch Report will be presented by Rob Davidson of MICE Knowledge this year as it reflects the upbeat tone of confidence widely demonstrated this year by companies and organisations operating in the global meetings and events industry.

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‘STREIF – One Hell of a Ride’ to debut at World Ski Awards 2014

| November 17, 2014
‘STREIF – One Hell of a Ride’ to debut at World Ski Awards 2014

World Ski Awards is delighted to announce it will host an exclusive screening of ‘STREIF – One Hell of a Ride’ during the opening of its annual Gala Ceremony at A-ROSA Kitzbühel.

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Russian Travel Market Trends Report

| November 17, 2014

ITB World Travel Trends Report: Russian travel market remains stable despite crises – positive forecasts for the coming year

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EIBTM IS GETTING READY TO OFFER ATTENDEES A QUALITY KNOWLEDGE PROGRAMME, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AND FLEXIBILITY

| November 14, 2014
EIBTM IS GETTING READY TO OFFER ATTENDEES A QUALITY KNOWLEDGE PROGRAMME, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AND FLEXIBILITY

With over 78,000 pre-scheduled appointments already confirmed, EIBTM (www.eibtm.com) is set for opening in Barcelona from 18th – 20th November.

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EIBTM 2014 announces the Top 10 Innovations transforming the meetings industry

| November 13, 2014
EIBTM 2014 announces the Top 10 Innovations transforming the meetings industry

All included in EIBTM Innovation Zone  EIBTM (www.eibtm.com), the leading global event for the meetings and events industry, has announced the Top 10 Innovations showcased in this year’s specially designated area of the Innovation Zone. The companies were chosen from those who applied to showcase technological, social or design innovations demonstrating revolutionary solutions, applications and […]

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GBTA Foundation Forecasts Western Europe Business Travel Spend to Grow in 2014 and 2015

| November 13, 2014

Business Travel Growth to Expand by 4.9% and 6.6% in 2014 and 2015, respectively BERLIN, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The GBTA Foundation, education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA),

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WTM Delegates Numbers Approach 52,000 with 4% Increase

| November 12, 2014
WTM Delegates Numbers Approach 52,000 with 4% Increase

World Travel Market 2014, the leading global event for the travel industry, experienced an impressive 4% increase in attendees with the event opening its doors to almost 52,000 delegates over the four days (Monday 3 – Thursday 6 November).

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Philoxenia …shows the way, 30th International Tourism Exhibition

| November 11, 2014
Philoxenia …shows the way, 30th International Tourism Exhibition

This year Philoxenia celebrates its thirty years of successful organizations! For its 30th edition, Philoxenia, one of the most important exhibitions of tourism in Southeastern Europe, is ready to host not only the domestic tourism industry, but also significant attendance from abroad along with trade visitors from around the world.

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EIBTM 2014 Knowledge Programme – what’s new about Meetings Design?

| November 11, 2014
EIBTM 2014 Knowledge Programme – what’s new about Meetings Design?

“The emphasis will be on giving meeting planners ideas, inspiration and the tools to elevate their meetings and keep up with future trends”  “Meetings design could be about the very future of our industry” One of the key themes for this year’s EIBTM Knowledge Programme will focus on Meetings Design, highlighting the innovations that make […]

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IBTM Portfolio expands to 8 Events – ICOMEX Mexico to become part of IBTM Portfolio

| November 7, 2014

ICOMEX, the leading MICE event in Mexico, is to become the first trade show in Latin America for the IBTM portfolio, resulting from the acquisition of Grupo Fidalex by Reed Exhibitions (RX).

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Gen Y and wearables permeated discussions at Day 4 of the Travel Techn Show at WTM

| November 7, 2014
Gen Y and wearables permeated discussions at Day 4 of the Travel Techn Show at WTM

Much of the action centred on the WTM Travel Perspective sessions, hosted by the German National Tourist Board, where many gathered to gain insight and advice on how we might experience and share travel in the future. Feefo sales and marketing director blasted the audience with the latest statistics on reviews. Three-quarters of people now […]

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WTM 2014 signs off with speed networking, spas and success

| November 7, 2014
WTM 2014 signs off with speed networking, spas and success

The final day of World Travel Market 2014 continued this year’s focus of doing deals, rewarding excellence and generating debate.

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WTM 2014 Sees Impressive 7% Visitor Increase

| November 6, 2014
WTM 2014 Sees Impressive 7% Visitor Increase

Overall delegate figures are up 5%, according to unaudited figure up to 1pm on Wednesday 5 November The first two and a half days of World Travel Market 2014, the leading global event for the travel industry, experienced an impressive 7% increase in visitors, including buyers. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday up to 1pm on Wednesday […]

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Responsible tourism, aviation, sports events and future travel trends were on the agenda for the third day of World Travel Market

| November 6, 2014
Responsible tourism, aviation, sports events and future travel trends were on the agenda for the third day of World Travel Market

Responsible tourism took centre stage, which is WTM World Responsible Tourism Day in association with the UNWTO. The annual event launched with a discussion about how the tourism industry can help elephant and rhino conservation efforts to tackle poaching. Charlie Mayhew, Chief Executive of Tusk, joined “green safari” campaigner Colin Bell, of Africa’s Finest, in […]

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Twitter tells Travel Tech Show at WTM to target moments not markets in travel

| November 6, 2014
Twitter tells Travel Tech Show at WTM to target moments not markets in travel

Themes on Day Three of the Travel Technology Show at WTM picked up on ways to get your brand past the noise on social media as well as peer-to-peer trends. Kicking off the WTM Travel Perspective sessions was a keynote from Aoife Desmond, Twitter Head of Travel Strategy, EMEA. She described travel as one of […]

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