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ITB Business Travel & MICE Days 2017: Practical information for travel and event managers

| December 8, 2016
ITB Business Travel & MICE Days 2017: Practical information for travel and event managers

New programme deals with business travel management trends – experienced experts offer tips on saving costs, measuring success and legal pitfalls in travel management

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Switzerland opens the longest train tunnel in the world

| December 8, 2016
Switzerland opens the longest train tunnel in the world

8 December 2016. It’s longer – and deeper – than any other train tunnel in the world. Sunday 11 December 2016 sees the entering into service of the Gotthard Base Tunnel. This pioneering project will enable passengers to speed under the Alps in some 17 minutes. The dual-track tunnel will bring northern and southern Switzerland […]

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FITUR 2017 recognises the best tourism blogs

| December 6, 2016

Registration is open from 1 to 12 December 

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After the success of the past staging, FESTITUR is back with an extensive programme 

| December 6, 2016
After the success of the past staging, FESTITUR is back with an extensive programme 

FITUR hosts the third staging of this project, which last year attracted more than 9,605 companies 

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24th World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa: Sharing accommodation impacts cities more than hotels

| December 6, 2016

Fast growth but low market share for ‘sharing’ accommodation platforms – Experts see major impact on residential accommodation – ITB Berlin exclusively publishes results from the World Travel Monitor® Forum

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World Travel Awards reveals global hospitality champions in the Maldives

| December 5, 2016
World Travel Awards reveals global hospitality champions in the Maldives

Malé, Maldives Katara Hospitality has taken the title of World’s Leading Hospitality Company at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2016.

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World Travel Awards Academy recognises Tourism Pioneers in the Maldives

| December 5, 2016
World Travel Awards Academy recognises Tourism Pioneers in the Maldives

Malé, Maldives The World Travel Awards Academy has recognised two global hospitality icons with the title of ‘Tourism Pioneer’ during the Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2016.

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UNWTO announces the finalists of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism

| December 2, 2016
UNWTO announces the finalists of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism

UNWTO has announced the finalists of the 13th edition of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism. The 12 finalists were selected among 139 applicants from 55 countries.

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Christian Mutschlechner receives lifetime achievement award at ibtm world

| November 29, 2016
Christian Mutschlechner receives lifetime achievement award at ibtm world

Christian Mutschlechner, Director of the Vienna Convention Bureau, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the meetings and events industry during the Meetings Leadership Summit at ibtm world.

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Italian Exhibition Group is organizing Travel Trade Market at Chengdu from 24th to 26th October 2017

| November 28, 2016
Italian Exhibition Group is organizing Travel Trade Market at Chengdu from 24th to 26th October 2017

 Beijing – Rimini, 28th November 2016 – The distance from China has been shortened for the tourism world too. Italian Exhibition Group, the new trade expo player formed by the merger between Rimini Fiera and Fiera di Vicenza, is launching Travel Trade Market, the international B2B expo dedicated to the world tourist industry, being held […]

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Chinese online travel agent Ctrip is to acquire Skyscanner

| November 24, 2016

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. is a leading travel service provider of accommodation reservations, transportation ticketing, packaged tours and corporate travel management in China.

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Eight big travel predictions for 2017

| November 23, 2016
Eight big travel predictions for 2017

Inspired by a wealth of data, traveller endorsements, reviews, preferences and insights as well as industry leading understanding and innovation in e-commerce travel technology, the experts at Booking.com shed light on 8 major travel predictions for 2017. Read on to find out what holiday makers and business travellers can expect to experience in the year […]

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Volotea offers 115.000 seats and 7 destinations from Athens in 2017

| November 23, 2016
Volotea offers 115.000 seats and 7 destinations from Athens in 2017

Volotea has transported more than 590.000 passengers in Greece since the beginning of the operations in the country, flying to 13 Greek airports

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Medical Tourism – a new segment at ITB Berlin

| November 23, 2016

For the first time ITB Berlin 2017 will feature a dedicated Medical Tourism Pavilion – Huge growth in medical tourism – Papers and workshops on new trends and developments

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Airbnb Expands Beyond the Home with the Launch of Trips

| November 18, 2016
Airbnb Expands Beyond the Home with the Launch of Trips

Shifts focus to making the entire trip easy and magical Opens up concept of hosting, empowering people to share their interests, hobbies and passions

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24th World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa: Europeans play safe by switching destinations

| November 17, 2016

Low growth in European outbound trips and stagnating beach holiday volumes – yet more city trips – fluctuating fortunes for European destinations – ITB Berlin exclusively publishes latest results from the World Travel Monitor®

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#LondonisOpen wins ICCA Best Marketing Award

| November 16, 2016
#LondonisOpen wins ICCA Best Marketing Award

ICCA announced London & Partners as the winner of this year’s ICCA Best Marketing Award at the Closing Ceremony of the 55th ICCA Congress in Kuching, Malaysia. 

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Hotelbeds Group wins two consecutive awards in Asia-Pacific

| November 16, 2016
Hotelbeds Group wins two consecutive awards in Asia-Pacific

Awards from both TravelMole ITB Asia and Travel Weekly Asia in less than one month Both awards result of ´readers’ choice´ voting – further confirming partner satisfaction and industry recognition

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WTM London 2016: The Most Successful Ever With A record 51,500 Participants 

| November 16, 2016
WTM London 2016: The Most Successful Ever With A record 51,500 Participants 

World Travel Market London 2016 was the most successful ever with a joint-record attendance of 51,500 and the highest number of exhibitor invitees and buyers in the event’s 37 year history. 

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Skål International makes more than 50 contacts at the leading, global, tourism industry event

| November 12, 2016

The largest association of tourism professionals worldwide exceeded its expectations after achieving excellent exposure at the 32nd edition of World Travel Market 2016, held at the Excel fairground in London this past week.

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Valencia presents its sustainable offering at ibtm

| November 12, 2016
Valencia presents its sustainable offering at ibtm

Valencia Convention Bureau will be at IBTM to promote the city as an ideal destination for the organisation of sustainable meetings, events and conferences.

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Stars celebrate British Airways raising £14 million for comic relief

| November 12, 2016
Stars celebrate British Airways raising £14 million for comic relief

A roll-call of stars, including Clare Balding, Gary Lineker, Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright attended British Airways’ ‘Flying Start’ reception last Thursday, November 10, to celebrate the airline raising £14 million for its charity partnership with Comic Relief.

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Emirates moves to an all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 fleet

| November 12, 2016
Emirates moves to an all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 fleet

 DUBAI, U.A.E.: In line with its vision to offer a superior passenger experience and improve environmental performance through a modern and state of the art wide-body aircraft fleet, Emirates has retired the last Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft in its fleet from active service. This makes Emirates the first and only airline in the world to […]

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Vienna Wins Prevue Gold Visionary Award – Best Planner Support from CVB International

| November 11, 2016

At IMEX America, which took place October 18th to 21st 2016 in Las Vegas, the Vienna Convention Bureau at the Vienna Tourist Board has been awarded the Prevue Gold Visionary Award 2016 in the category for “Best Planner Support from CVB – International”.

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Economic and national security a common objective: UNWTO/WTM Ministerial

| November 10, 2016
Economic and national security a common objective: UNWTO/WTM Ministerial

Ministers of Tourism from nearly 60 countries and industry leaders gathered at the Ministers’ Summit organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and World Travel Market in London to discuss how to grow cooperation in safe, secure and seamless travel. The inclusion of tourism in crisis and emergency structures, travel advisories, perception and coordination were […]

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Associations benefit as Shocklogic steps up industry support

| November 10, 2016
Associations benefit as Shocklogic steps up industry support

Shocklogic, a leading event management technology and solutions provider, has seen a 50% increase in association business in the past year.

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The SNFCC wins prestigious international award

| November 10, 2016
The SNFCC wins prestigious international award

The SNFCC is proud to announce that it has been named Best International Project of the Year in the 2016 UK Building Awards, at a big celebration held in London on Tuesday 8/11.

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Hotelbeds Group announces growth plan for Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB)

| November 9, 2016
Hotelbeds Group announces growth plan for Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB)

o   Ambitious plan to triple sales of transfers, tours and activities over the coming years o   Further expansion of product portfolio and commitment to best-in-class technology to drive sales and attract further intermediaries to the platform o   Current partners include Disney Parks, Legoland, and Open Camp, the first park in the world dedicated to the […]

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Emirates Group announces half-year performance for 2016-17

| November 9, 2016
Emirates Group announces half-year performance for 2016-17

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Group: Revenue up 1% to AED 46.5 billion (US$ 12.7 billion), and profit of AED 1.3 billion (US$ 364 million), down 64%, reflects the double impact of a strong US dollar and challenging operating environment. Emirates: Revenue down 1% to AED 41.9 billion (US$ 11.4 billion). 28 million passengers carried, up […]

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The Tenth WTM World Responsible Tourism Day Celebrated at WTM London

| November 9, 2016
The Tenth WTM World Responsible Tourism Day Celebrated at WTM London

Twenty years ago the post-apartheid government in South Africa adopted the principles of Responsible Tourism in their national tourism policy and the campaign for Responsible Tourism began in the UK.

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WTM London Day Two: Partnerships And Collaboration Are Key To Tourism Success

| November 8, 2016
WTM London Day Two: Partnerships And Collaboration Are Key To Tourism Success

Collaboration between the public and private sectors was a key theme on the second day of WTM London – the leading global event for the travel industry – as destinations, operators, airlines and ministers debated ways to boost travel and tourism around the world.

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Global giants rub shoulders with niche operators as WTM London opens for business

| November 7, 2016
Global giants rub shoulders with niche operators as WTM London opens for business

WTM London 2016 began with a busier-than-ever Speed Networking event, attracting a number of first time participants as well as returning buyers looking to repeat the success of previous years.

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WTM London Day 1 Responsible Tourism

| November 7, 2016
WTM London Day 1 Responsible Tourism

The 2016 responsible tourism programme opened with a public ‘Conversation’ on How to Enhance the Guest Experience in India. A new format for this year, these Responsible Tourism Conversations have no prepared speeches or presentations, instead providing an extended time for anyone with an interest in the topic to discuss what works and what doesn’t […]

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The world’s leading bedbank delivers a trading update at World Travel Market 2016 (GV515 Stand)

| November 7, 2016
The world’s leading bedbank delivers a trading update at World Travel Market 2016 (GV515 Stand)

Hotelbeds Group continues to grow and outperform in UK

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ABTA Launches Volunteer Tourism Guidelines

| November 7, 2016

ABTA launches the industry’s first comprehensive Volunteer Tourism Guidelines, designed to help travel businesses understand the issues and challenges involved, and work towards best practice in the programmes they offer.

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Urban planning and city tourism need to go “hand in hand”, concludes UNWTO Summit

| November 4, 2016

The 5th UNWTO City Tourism Summit in Luxor, Egypt gathered around 400 experts from 40 countries to discuss the theme ‘Cities: Local culture for a global traveler’. The event, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Ministry of Tourism of Egypt, concluded on the importance of ensuring urban planning and city tourism development […]

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ACTE Announced Highest Level Of Partnership With oneworld

| November 4, 2016
ACTE Announced Highest Level Of Partnership With oneworld

 The Association of Corporate Travel Executives announced a higher level of partnership with oneworld®, the group’s first exclusive Global Access Partner from the airline industry. The announcement was made at ACTE’s international travel summit in Amsterdam, an event drawing 891 participants including 207 buyers, 14 airline CEOs, and dozens of ranking industry executives from 50 […]

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Strategic push for Bedsonline North America under new leadership

| November 3, 2016
Strategic push for Bedsonline North America under new leadership

  Amanda Spencer promoted to Vice President for North America following over 10 years in the company Strategic push for market share growth by leveraging partnerships and offering 

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easyJet expands flights from Berlin

| November 3, 2016

Four new destinations for winter 2016/2017

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British Airways: New Flights to Brindisi, Montpellier, Murcia, Nantes, Pula, Tallinn and Zakynthos

| November 3, 2016
British Airways: New Flights to Brindisi, Montpellier, Murcia, Nantes, Pula, Tallinn and Zakynthos

Flights to Brindisi, Montpellier, Murcia, Nantes, Pula, Tallinn and Zakynthos will be available to book from today, with the first services taking to the skies from March 28, 2017.

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