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International tourism on track to end 2014 with record numbers

| December 19, 2014
International tourism on track to end 2014 with record numbers

International tourism is set to hit a new record by the end of 2014 with over 1.1 billion international tourists travelling the world in one single year.

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UK Carrier Flybe To Go Paperless With Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro

| December 19, 2014

Regional carrier achieves paperless authorization from UK Civil Aviation Authority

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The Sky’s The Limit On Norwegian Escape

| December 18, 2014
The Sky’s The Limit On Norwegian Escape

Families can triple their fun with expanded three-story Ropes Course with Sky Rails; Largest Aqua Park at sea; Nickelodeon (TM) and more

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Aeroflot Once Again Tops Global Punctuality Rating #Aviation

| December 17, 2014

MOSCOW, December 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Aeroflot was recognized as the world’s most punctual airline once again in November 2014, according to FlightStats, a US-based flight statistics agency.

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The world’s number one integrated tourism business – „New“ TUI Group begins trading on London Stock Exchange

| December 17, 2014
The world’s number one integrated tourism business – „New“ TUI Group begins trading on London Stock Exchange

TUI Group (ticker TUIJ) member of FTSE 100

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Meliá Vienna wins “Opening of The Year (new build) 2014″ at The European Hospitality Awards

| December 17, 2014
Meliá Vienna wins “Opening of The Year (new build) 2014″ at  The European Hospitality Awards

World leading hotel group Meliá Hotels International has received a huge acknowledgement from the European Hotel Industry when Meliá Hotels International CEO Gabriel Escarrer was named “CEO of The Year” and Meliá Vienna won “Opening of The Year (new build)” at The European Hospitality Awards 2014.

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AEA: European Commission creates new momentum with announcement of Aviation Package

| December 17, 2014

The Association of European Airlines (AEA) welcomes the Commission’s announcement of an Aviation package as part of its Work Programme 2015. The package will include a Communication identifying challenges and measures for improving the competitiveness of the EU Aviation sector and the revision of the EASA basic regulation.

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Bravofly Rumbo Group makes binding offer to acquire lastminute.com from Sabre Corporation

| December 16, 2014

SOUTHLAKE, Texas and AMSTERDAM, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR) and Bravofly Rumbo Group (SIX: BRG) announced today that Bravofly Rumbo Group has made a binding offer to acquire lastminute.com.

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Last Chance in 2014 to Purchase Eurail Passes at a 20% Discount

| December 16, 2014

Purchase a Global or Select Pass by December 31, 2014 and Travel for Less Still looking for a last minute unique holiday present? Surprising your friends or family with a winter or spring break Eurail trip sure will bring some good cheer.

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London Gatwick Airport Increases Runway Capacity to 55 Flights Per Hour and Estimates an Additional 2 Million Passengers #Aviation #ttot #London

| December 16, 2014

MADRID, December 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is the first to implement Amadeus’ cloud-based A-CDM[1] portal to improve communication and operational efficiency at the airport Airports, airlines and ground handlers all benefit from Amadeus’ cloud-based common situational awareness solution LGW rolls out Amadeus’ A-CDM Portal to 300 users in just 8 weeks […]

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Business travel flying high, says London City Airport

| December 16, 2014

Business travel is flying high once again, according to the latest figures from London City Airport (LCY).

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International Speaker Line up Confirmed for CONVENE Professional Development Academy

| December 15, 2014

A string of eminent international meetings industry figures are to form the faculty for the CONVENE Professional Development Academy and the subsequent two day programme which forms an integral part of CONVENE taking place in Vilnius 11-12 February.

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Formation of Group Executive Committee for new TUI Group

| December 15, 2014

Top leadership team meets for the first time in London today

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Scotland to shine across Heathrow

| December 15, 2014

-Fourth and final round of popular VisitBritain advertising goes live at Heathrow -VisitScotland’s ‘Meet the Scots’ integrated with GREAT campaign across all terminals

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Jumeirah celebrates success at World Luxury Hotel Awards 2014

| December 15, 2014
Jumeirah celebrates success at World Luxury Hotel Awards 2014

Dubai, 14 December 2014: Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has won six awards at the 2014 World Luxury Hotel Awards held in Cape Town.

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Germany builds its presence in China as a key meeting destination

| December 11, 2014

The board of the German Convention Bureau (GCB) has announced it will open a representative office in China. Together with the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) the GCB will further its work in Asia, one of its key target market. Information is available at www.germany-meetings.com

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Over 9 in 10 luxury travellers from China travelled to Asian countries in the past 12 months: GfK

| December 10, 2014

Nearly half visited at least one country in Southeast Asia

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TUI AG records very successful financial year 2013/2014

| December 10, 2014

-Significant outperformance against earnings targets in full financial year 2013/2014; earnings growth driven by all segments -Underlying EBITA rises by 14 per cent to 869 million euros / Reported EBITA +30 per cent / Net result +71 per cent -Board proposes dividend of 0.33 euros -Outlook 2014/2015: Group turnover +2-4 per cent / Break-even for […]

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Lufthansa Supervisory Board approves key focuses and actions for the Lufthansa Group’s continued success Focus on 2015 as the year of ‘New Lufthansa Premium Quality’

| December 10, 2014
Lufthansa Supervisory Board approves key focuses and actions for the Lufthansa Group’s continued success Focus on 2015 as the year of ‘New Lufthansa Premium Quality’

-New European and intercontinental flight products under the “Eurowings” brand, and lease-in of up to seven Airbus A330-200s -Letter of Intent with SunExpress for Eurowings long-haul routes -Further structural development of Group airlines’ worldwide distribution -Key financial indicator of “earnings after cost of capital” to replace “cash value added”

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Kipi Suites is the Latest in Aria Hotels’ Collection of Traditional Greek Hideaways

| December 9, 2014
Kipi Suites is the Latest in Aria Hotels’ Collection of Traditional Greek Hideaways

ATHENS, December 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Aria Hotels’ latest property offers luxurious suites in Zagori, an area of outstanding natural beauty in North West Greece

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Emirates Set to Double Flights to Barcelona

| December 9, 2014
Emirates Set to Double Flights to Barcelona

DUBAI, U.A.E. , 9th December 2014: Emirates, a connector of people, places and economies, has announced plans to offer a double daily service to Barcelona, less than three years after its initial launch to the city.

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People of China to name British Landmarks

| December 5, 2014

· Britain’s largest ever tourism campaign in China · 101 nominated British places, people, things and attractions revealed · Nessie, The Shard, Haggis, Hampton Court Palace and Savile Row all make the list · Campaign will feature helpful visa information from partner UK Visas & Immigration

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Ground-breaking Collaboration Appointed to Transform Europe’s Airspace

| December 5, 2014

FAREHAM, England, December 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The modernisation of European airspace took a major step forward today with the appointment of a unique aviation industry partnership to coordinate and synchronise €3bn worth of upgrades to the continent’s air traffic management infrastructure.

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TUI Travel Accommodation & Destinations maintains strong growth in 2014, increasing sales by 10% to €4,048 million

| December 5, 2014

-The company registered an EBITDA growth of 13% during last fiscal year. -Hotelbeds, the leader bedbank worldwide, experienced 18% growth in roomnight sales. -Intercruises, the world leading cruise handling company, increased portcalls by 11% compared to the previous year.

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Maldives: The Official Partner Country of ITB Berlin 2016

| December 5, 2014

Maldives and the world’s leading travel trade show announce official partnership

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Celebrity Cruises Orders Two New Iconic Ships

| December 5, 2014

MIAMI, Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Celebrity Cruises has taken a bold step in ship design with the signing of a letter of intent for a new class of vessels, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and French shipbuilder STX France announced today.

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ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter re-elects Chair and Deputy Chair

| December 4, 2014
ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter re-elects Chair and Deputy Chair

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) UK and Ireland Chapter today announces that current Chair, Kerrin MacPhie and Deputy Chair Lesley Williams, have been re-elected to the Board.

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ILO, UNWTO to promote reliable and comparable statistics on tourism employment

| December 4, 2014

Improving the measurement of employment in tourism is critical to support decision making in a sector which represents nine per cent of global GDP and is a proven tool to advance sustainable development.

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Virgin Group Announces Plans to Make Waves in the Cruise Industry

| December 4, 2014

NEW YORK, December 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Virgin Group, the Branson family-owned branded investment group, today announced the formation of Virgin Cruises, its new cruise line business, as well as the appointment of a CEO and its lead investment partner, Bain Capital. Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

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Prague Convention Bureau Supports the Employment of Women

| December 4, 2014
Prague Convention Bureau Supports the Employment of Women

In the beginning of the year, Prague Convention Bureau became a partner of the expert job portal pracezeny.cz whose purpose is to help women find employment.

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Mayor of London, Boris Johnson celebrates London as the world leader in Financial Technology

| December 4, 2014
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson celebrates London as the world leader in Financial Technology

Investment triples into London-based FinTech firms – London best placed to lead FinTech innovation

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One in Three British Expats is Homesick and Wants to Return to the UK

| December 4, 2014

LONDON, December 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — One third of British expats would move back home, given the choice, while 72% of British expats are unhappy where they currently live, according to a survey of over 700 British expats conducted by Experts for Expats .

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2015 visit.brussels Awards Ceremony: the call for applications has been launched

| December 3, 2014

For the fifth consecutive year, the visit.brussels Awards Ceremony would like to honour Brussels’ best tourist initiatives; the ones that consistently help to shape an ever more welcoming image of the capital, and play an active role in making it a world famous destination.

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San Marino Declaration calls for universal accessibility in tourism

| December 3, 2014

Achieving universal accessibility throughout the tourism value chain is the main call for action of the San Marino Declaration of Accessible Tourism, adopted at the First UNWTO Conference on Accessible Tourism in Europe (San Marino, 19-20 November 2014).

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Emirates and AC Milan Score New Sponsorship Deal

| December 2, 2014
Emirates and AC Milan Score New Sponsorship Deal

Emirates and AC Milan have agreed a new five year sponsorship deal, extending the airline’s presence on the club’s shirts until the 2019/2020 season.

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Dubai Airports forecasts over 71 million passengers by year-end

| December 2, 2014

Dubai, UAE – December 2, 2014 – Passenger traffic atDubai International rose 5.7 per cent in October putting the airport on track to eclipse the 71 million passenger mark by year-end, according to the latest traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today.

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Launch of the “Geneva Ambassador Programme”

| December 1, 2014
Launch of the “Geneva Ambassador Programme”

Launch of the “Geneva Ambassador Programme”, an exchange platform set up by the Geneva Convention Bureau department of the Geneva Tourism & Conventions Foundation

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Roger Kellerman Receives 2014 JMIC Profile and Power Award

| November 26, 2014
Roger Kellerman Receives 2014 JMIC Profile and Power Award

The Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) announced the winner of the 2013 JMIC Profile and Power Award as Mr. Roger Kellerman, the founder and publisher of the magazine Meetings International.

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Lufthansa to offer the most cutting-edge and exclusive travelling experience

| November 26, 2014

-The Greek island of Crete is one of the new, sunny destinations of Lufthansa. -Two extra weekly flights from Munich to Athens added to the Lufthansa summer timetable. -Innovative product enhance Lufthansa’s services to its Greek customers. -Roll out of new Premium Economy Cabin on intercontinental flights.

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The International Convention Scholarship Award is back!

| November 26, 2014

Recipients to represent Sarawak at International Conventions in 2015

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