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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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World Responsible Tourism Awards

| November 6, 2014
World Responsible Tourism Awards

A South African animal sanctuary and a Brazilian adventure resort specialising in accessible tourism were announced Joint Overall Winners this morning at the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2014 in London, sponsored by the Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Tourism. In a special ceremony at the World Travel Market’s Global Stage as part of the World Responsible Tourism […]

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ICCA announces 2018 Congress destination

| November 6, 2014
ICCA announces 2018 Congress destination

At the Closing Session of the 53rd ICCA Congress, held in Antalya, Turkey, ICCA President Nina Freysen-Pretorius announced that the ICCA Board of Directors had selected Dubai as the host destination for 2018, saying:

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Wonderful Copenhagen CVB’s PR Efforts crowned the best in the world

| November 5, 2014
Wonderful Copenhagen CVB’s PR Efforts crowned the best in the world

Crowned the winner of the 2014 ICCA Best PR Award, Wonderful Copenhagen CVB gets to take home the title and the honor in front of German Convention Bureau, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company and Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau. The winner of the ICCA Best PR Award was announced at the 53rd ICCA Congress in […]

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Lazy low-cost airlines distinct from ultra-low-costs

| November 5, 2014
Lazy low-cost airlines distinct from ultra-low-costs

World Travel Market’s aviation programme on Tuesday started with Wizzair’s boss introducing the concept of “lazy low-cost” into the conversation.

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Travel Technology Show at WTM was all about devices

| November 5, 2014
Travel Technology Show at WTM was all about devices

Day Two of the Travel Technology Show at WTM was all about devices – mobile and wearable, content and using data to personalise services to travellers. Facebook Head of Travel Lee McCabe kicked off the WTM Travel Perspective sessions with insights on the ‘Uberification’ of everything. This is one of three trends currently shaping travel […]

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WTM Honours Exhibitors In Best Stand Awards

| November 5, 2014
WTM Honours Exhibitors In Best Stand Awards

Flanders and Switzerland are among the exhibitors honoured with awards for their stands at World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry.

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Mega-events and wellness take centre stage

| November 4, 2014
Mega-events and wellness take centre stage

The UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit set the tone for the second day of World Travel Market 2014, with tourism ministers from around the world discussing the synergies between mega-events and tourism. The key message is that the legacy benefits should always be front of mind when destinations are considering whether to host such events. […]

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World Travel Market Gets Down to Business

| November 4, 2014
World Travel Market Gets Down to Business

Visitors to World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, got down to business from the start of the first day, Monday 3 November, with key new business contacts being made at the WTM Speed Networking event.

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New LGBT2020 Research Data Released by ONBC at World Travel Market

| November 4, 2014

Tuesday 4 November 2014 Favourite 20 cities for LGBT tourism market revealed by ONBC: Out Now Business Class at World Travel Market

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Earthwatch Institute, Singita and Google Received 2014 World Tourism Awards at World Travel Market

| November 4, 2014
Earthwatch Institute, Singita and Google Received 2014 World Tourism Awards at World Travel Market

Earthwatch Institute, Singita and Google were presented with the 2014 World Tourism Awards yesterday, Monday, November 3, 2014, in a ceremony at World Travel Market, ExCeL Centre, London.

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Messaging Apps Become Transactional in China

| November 3, 2014
Messaging Apps Become Transactional in China

WeChat, an instant messaging service owned by Chinese Internet service provider Tencent, has emerged as a viable sales channel for travel companies, reveals the WTM Global Trends Report 2014, in association with Euromonitor International, released today (Monday 3 November) at World Travel Market.

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Peer-to-peer Dining on the Menu in Europe

| November 3, 2014
Peer-to-peer Dining on the Menu in Europe

Monday 3 November 2014 The success of peer-to-peer players such as Airbnb is driving a number of start-ups in Europe which give visitors the chance to eat local food with local people, reveals the WTM Global Trends Report 2014, in association with Euromonitor International, released today (Monday 3 November) at World Travel Market.

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Green Credentials Are High on Travel’s Agenda

| November 3, 2014
Green Credentials Are High on Travel’s Agenda

The vast majority of travel companies consider sustainability is important to their business, according to the World Travel Market 2014 Industry Report.

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Post-Sochi Winter Olympics leaves Russian tourism out in the cold

| November 3, 2014
Post-Sochi Winter Olympics leaves Russian tourism out in the cold

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games failed to deliver in terms of tourism interest to Russia, reveals the World Travel Market 2014 Industry Report, released today (Monday 3 November).

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Football fans undeterred by Qatar World Cup controversy

| November 3, 2014
Football fans undeterred by Qatar World Cup controversy

Controversy surrounding Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will not deter football fans from visiting the Gulf state to support their national team, reveals the World Travel Market 2014 Industry Report, released today (Monday 3 November).

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ICCA elects first African president

| November 3, 2014
ICCA elects first African president

Nina Freysen-Pretorius, Founder and CEO of The Conference Company, South Africa, has been elected as new ICCA President at the Genral Assembly of the 53rd ICCA Congress, taking place 1-5 November in Antalya, Turkey

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