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Emirates forms strategic partnership with global leader in the meetings industry, MCI

| August 28, 2015
Emirates forms strategic partnership with global leader in the meetings industry, MCI

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, and MCI announced a global alliance which will see Emirates becoming the official airline of its large and international events. MCI in turn will be the preferred Professional Congress Organiser (PCO) for Emirates. The strategic partnership will help Emirates build a strong MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibition) commercial […]

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Emirates launches second daily A380 service to Frankfurt

| August 28, 2015
Emirates launches second daily A380 service to Frankfurt

Dubai, UAE: Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, has announced a second daily A380 service to Frankfurt, adding 1,155 seats a week on the route, with 280 in First Class and Business Class.

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Google Trekker in Municipality of Hersonissos

| August 24, 2015

By using Trekker, the Google tool that provides the innovative ability to display images of 360 degrees and outermost points of a region, guests of Hersonissos Municipality will soon have the opportunity to “explore” through their computer even the more inaccessible beauties of the region.

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Britain: Record inbound tourism visits while spend flattens in first six months of 2015

| August 24, 2015
Britain: Record inbound tourism visits while spend flattens in first six months of 2015

· Highest recorded first six months of year for overseas’ visits · Strong growth from North America market and Business visits

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T&E budgets for Indian Corporates grew by 7 percent in Q2

| August 24, 2015
T&E budgets for Indian Corporates grew by 7 percent in Q2

Hong Kong – The travel and entertainment (T&E) budgets of Indian corporates are accelerating rapidly as they expand their export markets and international trade, according to new research from East and Partners (E&P Asia).

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Introduces Sheraton Grand

| August 24, 2015
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Introduces Sheraton Grand

From Rio to Beijing, Tokyo to Dubai: New Premier Tier Celebrates Best of Sheraton Brand with Focus on In-Demand Destinations, Service Excellence, and Outstanding Designs

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UNWTO welcomes China’s decision to make tourism a tool to fight poverty

| August 4, 2015
UNWTO welcomes China’s decision to make tourism a tool to fight poverty

UNWTO welcomes the recent decision of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development of China to promote rural tourism as an effective means to fight poverty.

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Does the future have room for face to face communication?

| July 9, 2015

Research revealed yesterday by Loughborough University and imago, has clearly demonstrated that the meetings industry has a long term place in the commercial world.

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IBTM KNOWLEDGE PROGRAMME WILL PROVIDE VALUABLE INSIGHT FOR MEETING PLANNERS IN ASIA AND BEYOND

| July 8, 2015
IBTM KNOWLEDGE PROGRAMME WILL PROVIDE VALUABLE INSIGHT FOR MEETING PLANNERS IN ASIA AND BEYOND

Trade visitors invited to apply now, via www.cibtm.com/en/Visit/Attending-ibtm-china       Details of the ibtm knowledge programme have now been confirmed and meetings industry professionals are invited to pre-register for the event.

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UNWTO strengthens ties with its Affiliate Members

| July 7, 2015

UNWTO signed this week new Memoranda of Understanding (MoU’s) with five of its Affiliate Members – the Real Academia de Gastronomía (Spain), Spain Cares (Spain), Student Marketing (Slovakia), the Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (Spain), and VIP World Events (Spain) (Madrid, Spain, 6-7 July 2015).

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CHAIRMAN OF REED EXHIBITIONS TO RETIRE

| June 22, 2015
CHAIRMAN OF REED EXHIBITIONS TO RETIRE

Mike Rusbridge, Chairman of Reed Exhibitions is to retire at the end of 2015.

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Danube region to host Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories

| June 15, 2015

In a joint effort to advance sustainable tourism development in the Danube region, UNWTO and the countries in the Danube have agreed to establish a Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories in the region, under the auspices of UNWTO. The formal agreement was signed during an official visit of UNWTO’s Secretary-General to Bulgaria (Sofia, Bulgaria, 8 […]

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Boaterfly Startup Raises €500,000

| June 10, 2015
Boaterfly Startup Raises €500,000

A nautical player promoting the sharing economy Based on the Airbnb model, and in the same vein as car rental or sharing sites such as Drivy or BlaBlaCar, Boaterfly offers peer-to-peer boat rentals. Launched in late 2013 with 50 boats, the startup has leaped from 450 to 700 boats in early 2015 and saw a […]

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Dubai ‘s popularity with visitors continues to rise

| June 8, 2015
Dubai ‘s popularity with visitors continues to rise

–          Dubai rises from 5th to 4th in MasterCard rankings – predicting 14.3 million international visitors to Dubai in 2015

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Lausanne Tourisme & Convention Bureau appoints Market Manager

| June 3, 2015
Lausanne Tourisme & Convention Bureau appoints Market Manager

Lausanne Tourisme & Convention Bureau today announces that Aude Cometta has been promoted to the role of Market Manager. Aude, who has been with Lausanne Tourisme & Convention Bureau for over four years, will focus on business development and sales opportunities in this newly created role, supporting Congress and Meetings Manager Olivier Mathieu.

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BBC Worldwide, VisitBritain, British Airways join forces to showcase modern Britain on BBC.com

| June 3, 2015
BBC Worldwide, VisitBritain, British Airways join forces to showcase modern Britain on BBC.com

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, and VisitBritain, the UK’s national tourism agency, have today announced a new partnership to launch a dedicated content portal, known as BBC Britain, that tells a compelling story of modern Britain.

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Hamburg doing great things – with IAPCO!

| June 3, 2015
Hamburg doing great things – with IAPCO!

Doing great things – Hamburg Metropolitan Region! It is the time for the city to shout its new plans from the rooftops and to inform the world, starting at IMEX, of their proposed new and exciting CCH – Congress Center Hamburg.

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Aeroflot Adds Long-Haul Capacity With New 777-300ER

| June 2, 2015

MOSCOW, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) has taken delivery of a new factory-direct Boeing 777-300ER – the 13th of 16 aircraft B777-300ER’s ordered by Aeroflot.

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National Kyiv-Pechersk Ukraine establish cooperation with Geo Routes Greece

| June 2, 2015
National Kyiv-Pechersk Ukraine establish cooperation with Geo Routes Greece

Memorandum of Understanding & Cooperation between National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical & Cultural Preserve (Ukraine) and Geo Routes Cultural Institute (Greece) signed early 2015, in an aim at strengthening the inter-cultural dialogue, the mutual understanding, the familiarization and the cultural awareness between Ukraine & Greece.   The ceremony which took place at the Embassy of Ukraine in […]

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Emirates to Launch Forth Italian Gateway

| May 29, 2015
Emirates to Launch Forth Italian Gateway

Daily flights to Bologna from 3rd November 2015

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Ryanair: Full Year Profit Jumps 66% To €867M

| May 26, 2015

26 May 2015 Lower Fares & “Always Getting Better” Services Delivers Record Results

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ABPCO Excellence Awards to return in December

| May 26, 2015

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) Excellence Awards will make its return on Friday 4 December following the success of the inaugural event.

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Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre wins 2015 INCON Digital Infrastructure Award

| May 25, 2015
Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre wins 2015 INCON Digital Infrastructure Award

On 20 May, at the annual IMEX Tradeshow in Frankfurt, INCON announced ICCA member Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre as the overall winner of the 2015 INCON Digital Infrastructure Award. After darmstadtium was announced as a winner of the first edition of this award last year, an ICCA member venue wins the award again.

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London welcomes 17.4 million international visitors in another record-breaking year for tourism

| May 25, 2015
London welcomes 17.4 million international visitors in another record-breaking year for tourism

London welcomed more international visitors than ever before in 2014, with the city’s cultural attractions and world class sporting events proving irresistible draws for millions, according to new figures released today by the Office for National Statistics International Passenger Survey (IPS).

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Ground-breaking Cosmonauts exhibition expected to attract record numbers to the Science Museum

| May 25, 2015
Ground-breaking Cosmonauts exhibition expected to attract record numbers to the Science Museum

On 18 September 2015 the Science Museum will open its doors to a ground-breaking exhibition, Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age. The exhibition represents the most comprehensive and in-depth look into the Russian space programme, showcasing the most significant collection of the country’s spacecraft and artefacts ever to be shown outside Russia.

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Congress Ambassadors Earn Prestigious Accolades

| May 25, 2015
Congress Ambassadors Earn Prestigious Accolades

Prague Convention Bureau awarded congress ambassadors during the Ambassador Awards Evening for the sixth time in a row.

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UnionPay Cardholders can Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art for Free

| May 25, 2015

SHANGHAI, May 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — UnionPay cards are bringing cardholders rewarding experience and value-added services in culture, art and many other fields.

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Brain benefits and battling giants – busy, lively, interactive education

| May 21, 2015
Brain benefits and battling giants – busy, lively, interactive education

The brain benefits of slow meetings were discussed in a lively session led by renowned industry experts Amy Spatrisano and Janet Sperstad from Madison College at the Inspiration Hub today.

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Navarino Environmental Observatory (ΝΕΟ) – Five years of frontline research and education on climate change in the Mediterranean region, at the epicentre of a successful Greek-Swedish collaboration

| May 21, 2015
Navarino Environmental Observatory (ΝΕΟ) – Five years of frontline research and education on climate change in the Mediterranean region, at the epicentre of a successful Greek-Swedish collaboration

Athens – The research and educational work carried out by the Navarino Environmental Observatory (ΝΕΟ) since 2010 were the main themes of a successful event that took place at the Academy of Athens today, May 18th. NEO is the result of the collaboration between Stockholm University, the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens […]

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IMEX buyers breakfast as Westminster venues come together

| May 20, 2015

Hosted buyers joined key London venues for breakfast at IMEX today to see how events can seamlessly come together in the heart of Westminster.

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Politicians learn how to attract more meetings business at IMEX Politicians Forum

| May 20, 2015
Politicians learn how to attract more meetings business at IMEX Politicians Forum

“How Do I Attract More Meetings and Events to My Destination?” was the engaging theme that drew more than 120 participants including ministers, senior government representatives, policy makers and meetings industry leaders representing 34 destinations to the 13th IMEX Politicians Forum on Tuesday 19 May 2015.

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SITE GB hosts industry debate at Church House Conference Centre

| May 19, 2015

Incentive travel professionals gathered at Church House Conference Centre this week (Tuesday, May 12) to discuss the changing face of incentive travel and reward programmes.

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Aegean’s Miles+Bonus program was awarded as the “Up and coming / Program of the year”

| May 19, 2015
Aegean’s Miles+Bonus program was awarded as the “Up and coming / Program of the year”

Aegean’s Miles+Bonus program was awarded as the “Up and coming / Program of the year” in the geographical area of Europe-Africa, at the Freddie Awards 2015 ceremony, which was held on 30 April 2015 in Atlanta, USA. Every year, members of travel industry loyalty programs around the world participate in this vote. In this year’s […]

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Cologne improves its standing in international conference market ranking

| May 19, 2015

The cathedral city has significantly improved its position in the ICCA ranking — It offers optimal conditions for organizers and participants

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ICCA Regional HQ registers in Dubai Association Centre

| May 19, 2015
ICCA Regional HQ registers in Dubai Association Centre

ICCA has joined the pioneering ranks of international associations aiming to establish a stronger presence in the Middle East after today receiving the formal approval to register and establish an official presence in the Dubai Association Centre.

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PATA ATM 2015: Half a Billion International Visitor Arrivals and Still Growing Strong

| May 14, 2015
PATA ATM 2015: Half a Billion International Visitor Arrivals and Still Growing Strong

BANGKOK, May 14, 2015 — International visitor arrivals into the Asia Pacific region exceeded 550 million during calendar year 2014, an annual increase of close to six percent.

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Emirates Skywards and Heathrow Announce New Partnership

| May 14, 2015
Emirates Skywards and Heathrow Announce New Partnership

DUBAI, U.A.E.,12 May 2015: Emirates and Heathrow have announced the launch of a new strategic partnership that will bring increased earning and redemption options for members of their customer loyalty programmes, Emirates Skywards and Heathrow Rewards.

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Sydney to shine at IMEX Frankfurt

| May 14, 2015

Business Events Sydney (BESydney) will bring a little Sydney sunshine to Europe, exhibiting alongside International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) and Business Events Australia at this year’s IMEX tradeshow, 19-21 May in Frankfurt.

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VisitBritain Welcomes new DCMS Appointments

| May 13, 2015
VisitBritain Welcomes new DCMS Appointments

VisitBritain’s Chief Executive, Sally Balcombe, comments on the appointment of new Secretary of State and DCMS minister.

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International star rating launches for conference, meeting and event venues

| May 13, 2015

The Venue Standard provides meetings and event buyers with a clear indication of the quality of both product and service offered by any given venue using the 1-5 star rating system that has become the standard in the hotel industry.

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