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Celebration Breaks Drinks Barometer

| May 31, 2016
Celebration Breaks Drinks Barometer

  Forty-five per cent of people on a city break are there for a celebration: London, Paris and Barcelona are their top choices (www.postoffice.co.uk/celebrationdrinks) Drinks cost least in Prague – less than half the price of 10 other top cities Palma offers the cheapest prices for drinks of those surveyed in Western Europe Tallinn, Barcelona […]

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MCI Nordics and ICS Denmark is creating a new Powerhouse

| May 30, 2016
MCI Nordics and ICS Denmark is creating a new Powerhouse

Copenhagen – 30th May 2016. The MCI Group, a key driver of innovation in global meetings, events, association and congress industries, today announced an exciting partnership with ICS- International Conference Services – Denmark, one of the leading congress organizers and destination management companies in Scandinavia. ICS brings more than 25 years of highly reputed expertise […]

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PromPerú to welcome World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony to Lima

| May 27, 2016
PromPerú to welcome World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony to Lima

London, May 27th, 2016 Peruvian capital Lima is set to host the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony for the second time.

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Strong demand for IMEX America 2016

| May 26, 2016
Strong demand for IMEX America 2016

Strong demand for space from first time and established exhibitors is characterizing IMEX America 2016 which returns to the Sands® Expo and Convention Center at The Venetian®| The Palazzo® in Las Vegas from 18 to 20 October 2016.

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Forte Village Resort revealed as host of World Spa Awards Gala Ceremony 2016 as voting opens

| May 26, 2016
Forte Village Resort revealed as host of World Spa Awards Gala Ceremony 2016 as voting opens

London, UK, May 26th, 2016 Forte Village Resort has been confirmed as the host of the upcoming World Spa Awards Gala Ceremony 2016.

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Visitor Surge for World Travel Market 2016 Events

| May 26, 2016
Visitor Surge for World Travel Market 2016 Events

The World Travel Market  portfolio of events for 2016 have received a phenomenal 35% increase in travel trade visitors – totalling an impressive 37,651 – attending the array of leading events around the globe, compared to 2015.

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World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM London “Harder to Win Than Ever” as 2016 longlist revealed.

| May 25, 2016
World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM London “Harder to Win Than Ever” as 2016 longlist revealed.

Responsible Travel has today announced the select 75 organisations longlisted for the 2016 World Responsible Tourism at WTM London sponsored by the Belize Tourism Board.

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ABTA urges people not to leave it too late to book popular destinations

| May 24, 2016
ABTA urges people not to leave it too late to book popular destinations

Two thirds of people planning a summer holiday have already booked as Western Mediterranean destinations surge in popularity

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High speed transport and internet for ibtm world

| May 23, 2016
High speed transport and internet for ibtm world

The journey to and from this year’s ibtm world (www.ibtmworld.com), in Barcelona is going to be as fast as the event’s high-speed internet access with the opening of the onsite Metro Station at the Fira Gran Via.

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WTM Connect Asia 2016 Delivers a High Number of Business Meetings

| May 20, 2016
WTM Connect Asia 2016 Delivers a High Number of Business Meetings

WTM Connect Asia 2016 closed on a high note today. The event took place from 18-20 May in Penang, Malaysia. Hosted Buyers from China, South East Asia and the rest of the world met, networked and had serious business meetings with International exhibitors.

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Football Fans Grab Flights For European Cup

| May 20, 2016
Football Fans Grab Flights For European Cup

After Paris, France’s other host cities are seeing a phenomenal surge in interest with forward bookings running up to 399% ahead.

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WTM Connect Asia Opens for Business

| May 18, 2016
WTM Connect Asia Opens for Business

The first edition of WTM Connect Asia opened today (Wednesday 18 May), taking place in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. The area was declared a UNESCO Heritage Site in 2008 and has proved to be a unique setting for Hosted Buyers and exhibitors to meet, enjoy the local culture and make new business connections.

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7 Exceptional Villas & Suites in Santorini

| May 17, 2016
7 Exceptional Villas & Suites in Santorini

7 High Rated Hotels in Santorini, the famous island with magical views and stunning sunsets. The towns along the Caldera(Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, Oia)  is where you will find the most popular hotels and villas on the island. Maregio Suites, Oia, Santorini Located in the scenic village of Oía, just steps from Oia Castle, Maregio Suites offers suites with […]

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ICCA 2015 rankings released: Berlin new number 1 city

| May 17, 2016
ICCA 2015 rankings released: Berlin new number 1 city

17 May 2016 ICCA captured a record number of 12,076 rotating international association meetings taking place in 2015; the largest number of association meetings collected in the year after the meetings took place ever, and 571 additional meetings compared to 2014.

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Copenhagen reclaims position in top 10-list of World’s Most Popular Convention Cities

| May 17, 2016
Copenhagen reclaims position in top 10-list of World’s Most Popular Convention Cities

Copenhagen is on a roll as a international convention city! 2016 will be the busiest year the city ever saw in terms of delegates, and according to ICCA’s brand new 2015 Statistics Report, Copenhagen is again to be found in the global top-10.

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InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort to welcome World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

| May 17, 2016
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort to welcome World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

London, May 17th, 2016 World Travel Awards has revealed InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort has been selected to host the prestigious Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016.

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Congress organiser: “The Danish outreach program is the most impressive we’ve ever seen!”

| May 17, 2016
Congress organiser: “The Danish outreach program is the most impressive we’ve ever seen!”

Municipalities, museums, ministries and mothers. This week, over 150 Danish organisations work together around gender equality in an extensive outreach program staged in Copenhagen in conjunction with the Women Deliver 4th Global Conference, attracting more than 5,000 delegates from 165 countries around women’s and girl’s health and rights. Women Deliver’s CEO names the outreach pro-gram […]

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The BFG Dream Jar Trail: Dream Big!

| May 16, 2016
The BFG Dream Jar Trail: Dream Big!

Save the Children, Visitlondon.com, The Roald Dahl Literary Estate and Entertainment One UK are encouraging adults and children alike to dream big this summer with the announcement of a Phizz-Whizzing new public art trail to celebrate the release of THE BFG across the streets of London and key locations around the UK.

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WTM Connect Asia Gets Ready to Facilitate Business in South East Asia

| May 13, 2016
WTM Connect Asia Gets Ready to Facilitate Business in South East Asia

Next week suppliers and buyers from all over the world will arrive in Penang for the inaugural WTM Connect Asia. From 18-20 May international exhibitors will meet with Chinese, South East Asian and International Hosted Buyers in an exclusive, closed community setting.

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Paris increases its attractiveness to congress organisers

| May 13, 2016
Paris increases its attractiveness to congress organisers

Thursday 12 May at the Paris Town Hall, the managers of 17 hotel groups, the UMIH and Synhorcat, representing 651 hotels and over 76,657 rooms in all categories in Paris and the region met under the auspices of the City of Paris (Jean-François Martins, deputy mayor in charge of tourism), the Paris Chamber of Commerce […]

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Swissôtel Lima to host World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony 2016

| May 10, 2016

London, May 10th, 2016 Swissôtel Lima has been unveiled as the host for the upcoming World Travel Awards(WTA) Latin America Gala Ceremony 2016.

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ATM 2016 attracts record 28,000 visitors

| May 10, 2016
ATM 2016 attracts record 28,000 visitors

– Trade visitors to annual travel trade event grow 7% – 9% increase in Buyers’ Club members

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

| April 28, 2016
Old school hospitality central to luxury market success says Rocco Forte Hotels chairman

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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