- Figures show a 10.6 per cent increase year-on-year in hotel establishment guests, on track to achieve Dubai’s Tourism Vision for 2020 of 20 million tourists annually - Hotel and hotel apartment operator revenues rise 16.1 per cent to AED 21.8 billion
Positive forecasts for the global economy boost the tourism sector – ITB Berlin 2014 confirms its role as the world’s leading travel trade show – increase in international buyers, exhibitors and congress delegates
On the year of the 20th Anniversary of the Samarkand Declaration on Silk Road Tourism, the 4th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers’ Meeting convened to discuss visa facilitation as a means to further advance tourism development along the ancient trade route.
National Geographic Traveler and ITB Berlin honour sustainable projects with the World Legacy Awards
Next year ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel show, and National Geographic Traveler, the globally recognised travel magazine, will be honouring support for sustainable tourism with a series of new awards.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have joined forces to promote a global campaign urging travellers to support the fight against a number of forms of trafficking. The Campaign was presented to the tourism sector at the [...]
New UAE federal ruling on EU visa requirements will further enhance Dubai’s popularity with European tourists #Dubai
Citizens of all EU member states exempt from pre-entry visas Dubai, UAE; March 5th 2014: A new ruling by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs exempting citizens of 13 European member states from requiring a pre-entry visa to the UAE,
Photo: Oliver Mehlis Berlin’s Mayor and Qatar Airways’ CEO officially unveil new luxury A380 First Class seats on the opening day of the world’s biggest travel fair inGermany’s capital
In 2015 Mongolia will be the Official Partner Country of ITB Berlin – on 5 March at this year’s ITB Berlin the signing will take place of the Partner Country agreement between Mongolia and the world’s leading travel trade show
Michel Neijmann, Managing Partner, K2 Conference & Event Management Co., Istanbul, Turkey, is the new President of IAPCO, to take effect as of 1 April “This is an extremely exciting chapter in my career” says Michel, “and I am making it my remit to uphold the quality and educational pillars of IAPCO. My guiding principles [...]
Strong Performance in International, Profitability and planned Acquisition Synergies contribute to increased ability to support growth
Kifissia, 4 March 2014 AEGEAN reports improved financial performance for 2013. More specifically, 2013 revenue increased by 21% to €682.7m.
A group of European Travel Management Associations met in Brussels on February 23rd to sign the founding document of the European ENACT network
Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) reveals its online marketing strategy and outreach programme targeting MICE markets worldwide. Also, in line with the innovative initiatives was the development of the state-of-the-art website which will be made in five languages to provide useful and update database.
Expanded Network Represents Nine Destinations from Five Continents – All Committed to Destination Stewardship
Dubai, 23 Feb 2014: The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM), one of the world’s leading hospitality business management schools and a part of the global luxury hotel company Jumeirah Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with award-winning CMH – International Hospitality Management School (CMH), based in Paris, France.
The Vienna Tourist Board is relying on global access in its Vienna Tourism Strategy 2020: travelers from all over the world,
The Chinese horoscope characterizes the year of the horse, which has only just started, as follows:
2014 is a strong year for business events in Sydney with close to 53,000 delegates expected to spend over 230,000 days in the city delivering an economic impact (EI) of close to $200 million to the New South Wales (NSW) economy.
The pouring of a cup of tea, a black cab beeping and the chimes of Big Ben are all being used in a new TV and interactive online advert to inspire the world to choose Britain for their next holiday.
GENERAL MANAGER JURGEN BAUMHOFF CELEBRATES ONE YEAR OF SUCCESS AT INTERCONTINENTAL GENEVE WITH IMPRESSIVE HOTEL RENNOVATION AND LAUNCH OF NEW RESIDENCES
Making History, One Guest at a Time January, 2014 – One year after being appointed as General Manager of Intercontinental Geneve,
Includes 4,100 widebodies for the world’s fastest growing market
Aeroflot, Russian national carrier, has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft equipped with sharklets, becoming the first in Russia to benefit from these new fuel saving wing tip devices.
Athens to Thessaloniki for just €9.99 Ryanair, Europe’s favourite low fares airline, today (11 Feb) urged customers not to miss its Deal of the Day:
February 10, 2014, Bangkok - Leading global travel search site Skyscanner today announced a partnership with the PATA Foundation, its first ever Charity of the Year in Asia Pacific.
Strong growth in visits and spend from GCC markets VisitBritain brings trade mission to Saudi Arabia As VisitBritain hosts its annual GCC travel trade mission in Saudi Arabia for the first time this week, figures show that during the first three quarters of 2013, total visits from GCC countries to the UK were up by [...]
Geneva – MCI, the world’s leading provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions and a key driver of innovation in the meetings, events, association and congress industries, announced the appointment of Dominic Short as Managing Director of MCI Zurich. With over 20 years’ experience in strategic account management, sales and planning in the business travel and [...]
Copenhagen Airport reached a record of 24.1 million passengers in 2013, an increase of 3.1%,
Over 7 000 business meetings were held in Gdansk & Region in 2013! That is 2 000 more than in 2012. It is a great success of local industry and Gdansk Convention Bureau/Gdansk Tourist Organisation. Gdansk top conference destination In 2013 Gdansk & Region hosted 7 186 business meetings (5098 meetings in 2012). Over 630 [...]
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach tonight welcomed international leaders from the world of politics, business, media, science, culture and sport to the inaugural IOC President’s Dinner on the eve of the Opening Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
Visit Espoo has appointed Leopold Marketing to provide in-market representation within the UK and Central Europe to the lucrative international association meetings market.
PRAGUE IS THE BEST MEETING DESTINATION IN THE REGION Prague won the 2013 Meeting Star Award in the category of meeting destinations awarded by Slovenian Kongres magazine which focuses on the region of Central and South East Europe.
ABTS Convention Services announces the addition of Anthony Prusak as Associate Vice President of Business Development
MIAMI, Florida (February 3, 2014) – ABTS Convention Services (ABTS), a global company specializing in supporting and increasing association’s international attendees worldwide,
Geneva – February 4th, 2014. For the fifth year in a row, MCI has been named Best Business Events Company in Asia by the readers of CEI magazine.
World Travel Market 2014, the leading global event for the travel industry, is launching its first comprehensive programme to support the fast-growing Wellness Tourism sector.
Following on from the recent announcement regarding the promotion of Craig Moyes as head of the newly structured Leisure Portfolio,