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Far from business as usual: revamped education programme offers innovation and inspiration for planners at IMEX in Frankfurt

| March 28, 2017
Far from business as usual: revamped education programme offers innovation and inspiration for planners at IMEX in Frankfurt

“We don’t believe in ‘business as usual’ – and are always seeking engaging and effective ways to further our industry,” explains Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group.

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Historic partnership between Hotelbeds Group and IHG to boost business globally 

| March 24, 2017
Historic partnership between Hotelbeds Group and IHG to boost business globally 

Both companies will intensify relations to reach record-breaking results for this year Unprecedented access to the chain’s full network of over 5,000 hotels in 100-plus countries 

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Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa prepares to welcome World Travel Awards

| March 13, 2017
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa prepares to welcome World Travel Awards

London, United Kingdom World Travel Awards has revealed that Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa will host the Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2017.

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Voting opens ahead of World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony 2017

| March 10, 2017
Voting opens ahead of World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony 2017

London, United Kingdom Stakeholders from across the golf hospitality industry are being invited to cast their ballots as voting opens ahead of the World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony 2017.

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The world’s leading bedbank unveils positive indicators and forecasts for a good tourism season at ITB Berlin

| March 10, 2017
The world’s leading bedbank unveils positive indicators and forecasts for a good tourism season at ITB Berlin

German source market momentum continues with increase in bookings for this summer

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ITB Berlin 2017 maintains its strong appeal

| March 7, 2017
ITB Berlin 2017 maintains its strong appeal

26 halls fully booked – Around 10,000 exhibitors from 184 countries and regions – Botswana, the official partner country, sets an example for sustainable tourism – ITB Berlin Convention features the key topics ‘Safety & Security’ and ’Artificial Intelligence’ – Launch of Medical Tourism, a new segment – Travel Technology continues to boom – 2017 […]

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ForwardKeys shared damaging travel data with the White House prior to the second travel ban

| March 6, 2017
ForwardKeys shared damaging travel data with the White House prior to the second travel ban

ForwardKeys, which monitors future travel patterns by analysing 16 million flight reservation transactions each day shared its latest analysis of the negative impacts of the travel ban on the US travel industry with the White House prior to the new ban coming in to force.

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ITB Buyers Circle: Big business is best in a small circle

| March 6, 2017
ITB Buyers Circle: Big business is best in a small circle

Buyers with large budgets from around the world – ITB Speed Networking Event connects leading buyers with exhibitors –Services at the show save time and ensure even greater business success at ITB Berlin

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Successful trials lead IMEX in Frankfurt to fully-fledged roll out of Zenvoy networking service

| March 3, 2017
Successful trials lead IMEX in Frankfurt to fully-fledged roll out of Zenvoy networking service

Continuing its drive to enable buyers and exhibitors to make the most of networking opportunities, IMEX in Frankfurt has partnered with networking specialists Zenvoy to make it easier for attendees to meet even more like-minded people at the show.

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ITB Berlin raises awareness of CSR in tourism

| March 3, 2017
ITB Berlin raises awareness of CSR in tourism

World’s Largest Travel Trade Show focuses on the ‘International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017’ – forward-looking projects and a new impetus for social responsibility in tourism on the stages in Hall 4.1 and at the ITB Berlin Convention

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WTM and Global Wellness Institute Announce Strategic Partnership

| February 28, 2017
WTM and Global Wellness Institute Announce Strategic Partnership

The World Travel Market portfolio of events and the Global Wellness Institute have agreed upon a strategic partnership, which will start at Arabian Travel Market (24-27 April) in Dubai.

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Greece through the eyes of travelers – 1st Travel Photo Contest

| February 24, 2017
Greece through the eyes of travelers – 1st Travel Photo Contest

Greece through the eyes of travelers from all over the world.  Join 1st travel photo contest, share, inspire and win!   Prizes First 50 participants, from any place in the world, will receive a postcard from Greece. Just publish at least one photo and send us your address. All participants enter to win a free […]

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Join Connect Asia’s exclusive club and capitalise on the region’s outbound travel boom

| February 23, 2017
Join Connect Asia’s exclusive club and capitalise on the region’s outbound travel boom

WTM Connect Asia – the newest event in the WTM portfolio and the most exclusive hosted buyer event in the region – has signed up several leading global travel companies for its second edition, which takes place in Penang, Malaysia, on 17-19 May 2017.

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ITB Berlin: Display halls fully booked

| February 20, 2017
ITB Berlin: Display halls fully booked

More floor space for exhibitors from boom segments including Travel Technology and Arab destinations – New exhibitors and innovative stand concepts – New: Medical Tourism – World’s Largest Travel Trade Show mirrors travel industry trends and developments

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Saudi tourism to reach $81 billion by 2026

| February 16, 2017
Saudi tourism to reach $81 billion by 2026

New leisure facilities forecast to fuel domestic tourism at over 7.5% per year until 2020 61,224 hotel rooms currently in the pipeline to meet projected demand from domestic and religious tourism Arabian Travel Market to showcase the best of the Kingdom’s tourist attractions Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute more than […]

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Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai unveiled as host for Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

| February 16, 2017
Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai unveiled as host for Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

London, 15 February 2017 World Travel Awards has revealed the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017 will be hosted by the luxury Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai.

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Athens is fourth Best European Destination for 2017

| February 13, 2017
Athens is fourth Best European Destination for 2017

Travellers have always ranked Athens at the top of this European competition.  It is a favourite destination for travellers from all over the world who want to discover Europe. Ever since its participation in this competition,

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Chinese tech start-up seeks global exposure with WTM Portfolio

| February 7, 2017
Chinese tech start-up seeks global exposure with WTM Portfolio

A Chinese technology start-up with ambitious global expansion plans is exhibiting at all the World Travel Market Portfolio events this year, following its success at WTM London.

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Redesigned Association Day at IMEX puts emphasis on peer to peer education & networking across all levels of the profession

| February 6, 2017
Redesigned Association Day at IMEX puts emphasis on peer to peer education &  networking across all levels of the profession

IMEX Association Day, the annual event exclusively for association professionals, will feature a new, extensively researched and redesigned programme when it takes place the day before the IMEX in Frankfurt exhibition in May. The IMEX team has collaborated with planners from across the globe to gather views and experiences before creating this new structure to […]

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Booking.com Launches Accelerator Programme for Startups in Sustainable Tourism

| February 6, 2017
Booking.com Launches Accelerator Programme for Startups in Sustainable Tourism

Via the 3-week Booking.com Booster Programme, promising startups will have a chance to pitch for grants of up to €500k

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Booking Trends: Greece boom and Egypt comeback

| February 3, 2017
Booking Trends: Greece boom and Egypt comeback

Greece is a clear destination winner this year and demand for Egypt is recovering strongly, German tour operator DER Touristik said in an upbeat overview of current booking trends.

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Corporate events and meetings: IMEX offsets planner’s isolation and training drought with new ‘Exclusively Corporate’ programme

| January 31, 2017
Corporate events and meetings: IMEX offsets planner’s isolation and training drought with new  ‘Exclusively Corporate’ programme

Exclusively Corporate at IMEX, the dedicated event for event and travel planners (corporate), has been redeveloped for IMEX in Frankfurt 2017. The IMEX team has collaborated with planners from across the globe to gather views and experiences, creating a new, free of charge, one day programme for the show.

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WTM London 2016 Facilitates a Record £2.8 Billion in Travel Industry Deals

| January 31, 2017
WTM London 2016 Facilitates a Record £2.8 Billion in Travel Industry Deals

World Travel Market London 2016, the leading global event for the travel industry, will generate a record £2.8 billion in travel and tourism industry deals.

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Athens International Airport: 2016 traffic reaches 20.02 million passengers!

| January 24, 2017
Athens International Airport: 2016 traffic reaches 20.02 million passengers!

Traffic 2016 Overall, with 20.02 million passengers in 2016, Athens International Airort recorded an all-time high performance surpassing previous year traffic by 1.9 million (+10.7%).  Both domestic and international passengers achieved double-digit growth by 11.2% and 10.4% respectively, reaching 7.15 million and 12.87 million. This growth was driven by both the Greek residents’ dynamic growth […]

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Middle East visitors integral to $363 billion UK tourism growth forecast

| January 24, 2017
Middle East visitors integral to $363 billion UK tourism growth forecast

  UK to see highest level of overseas consumer spending since 2012 Olympics, with Middle East travellers expected to lead the way; Arabian Travel Market to showcase Great British destinations This year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), a sister event of World Travel Market London, will provide the perfect platform for UK destinations, hotels and attractions, […]

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US$104 billion global spa market to rub off on the UAE

| January 23, 2017
US$104 billion global spa market to rub off on the UAE

ATM 2017 to return with dedicated Wellness & Spa Lounge as global spa market set to top US$104 billion by 2020 according to Global Wellness Institute report MENA market research highlights the UAE as the region’s top performer with spa market value expected to top AED1.85 billion by 2020

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ATM launches 2017 exhibitor awards

| January 23, 2017
ATM launches 2017 exhibitor awards

Creative design and people skills among the five categories in the popular award programme, back for a third year running; panel of top industry and design personalities set to reprise their judging roles; all exhibitors eligible to participate

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Say hello to Newark, daily from Athens

| January 23, 2017
Say hello to Newark, daily from Athens

Emirates to launch daily service to Newark via Athens

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ITB MICE Day: MICE striking a balance between effectiveness and efficiency

| January 19, 2017
ITB MICE Day: MICE striking a balance between effectiveness and efficiency

Agenda includes topical issues such as sustainability and social responsibility, digitalisation and demographic change – admission to the ITB Berlin Convention is free for trade visitors

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Emirates rounds off a year of growth with fleet and product milestones

| January 18, 2017
Emirates rounds off a year of growth with fleet and product milestones

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, rounded off another year of growth in 2016, underlined by fleet and network expansion, as well as customer focused product investments.

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The Meetings Show opens applications for its hosted buyer programme

| January 17, 2017
The Meetings Show opens applications for its hosted buyer programme

  Applications for The Meetings Show hosted buyer programme are now open. The show will take place from 13-15 June at Olympia London and is now in its fifth edition. Buyers wishing to be part of the programme should visit the website (www.themeetingsshow.com) to check qualification criteria before completing their application.

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40% of the 1.2 billion international tourist arrivals in 2015 was driven by cultural motivations

| January 16, 2017
40% of the 1.2 billion international tourist arrivals in 2015 was driven by cultural motivations

Culture will constitute one of the principal ingredients and attractions of almost all the exhibitors and destinations present at FITUR.

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Airbus achieves targets proving ramp-up readiness in 2016

| January 11, 2017
Airbus achieves targets proving ramp-up readiness in 2016

. Record commercial aircraft deliveries of 688 . 731 net orders, book-to-bill above one . Healthy backlog of 6,874 aircraft Toulouse, 11 January 2017 – Airbus’ commercial aircraft deliveries in 2016 were up for the 14th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 688 aircraft delivered to 82 customers. Deliveries were more […]

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Year of the Rooster is a wake-up call for tourism to Europe

| January 5, 2017
Year of the Rooster is a wake-up call for tourism to Europe

More visitors – despite security concerns

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Christmas travel forecast from ForwardKeys

| December 20, 2016
Christmas travel forecast from ForwardKeys

US will be the top destination, Dubai the busiest airport

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Share your knowledge and insights with global meetings and events professionals: speaker submissions now open for IMEX in Frankfurt 2017

| December 19, 2016
Share your knowledge and insights with global meetings and events professionals: speaker submissions now open for IMEX in Frankfurt 2017

The IMEX team is inviting speakers and topic experts to submit session proposals for the professional education programme at IMEX in Frankfurt 2017, which takes place 16 – 18 May.

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CIBUS 2016: Advanced Technology and Tailor-Made Approach for a Successful Organising Secretariat

| December 14, 2016
CIBUS 2016: Advanced Technology and Tailor-Made Approach for a Successful Organising Secretariat

  “Kindness, courtesy, helpfulness and an always ready smile made the difference: certainly to our guests, but not the least in regard with us! Being on the field together, side by side, was a real pleasure and a relief.”  Alice Castellani, Incoming and International Activities, Fiere di Parma S.p.A. CLIENT:     CIBUS 2016 (International Food Exhibition) LOCATION:  Parma, Italy SOLUTION:  Meeting & […]

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Prague Will Host the Congress of Congresses

| December 8, 2016
Prague Will Host the Congress of Congresses

8th December 2016, Prague –  The Czech capital will welcome meetings professionals including top planners from all over the world for the 56th Congress of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), which will take place between 12 and 15 November 2017. 

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AIME launches new city experiences for 25th anniversary

| December 8, 2016
AIME launches new city experiences for 25th anniversary

The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME), launches ten Melbourne City Experiences, a new and exciting addition to the 2017 Hosted Buyer program.

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The IMEX A to Z of 2017: 5 trends to watch as the year unfolds

| December 7, 2016
The IMEX A to Z of 2017: 5 trends to watch as the year unfolds

2016 was no slouch of a year for the meetings industry nor, indeed, for the world at large. Dramatic forces were at play and many of us shared a sense that, even if we wanted to grasp the pace or nature of change taking place, we barely had the time or the head space to […]

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