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Apply now to speak at the eTravel World of ITB Berlin!

| October 18, 2017
Apply now to speak at the eTravel World of ITB Berlin!
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ITB Berlin is searching best practices and case studies on mobile solutions, travel technology, social media and digital marketing, as well as inspirations for the new Special Hospitality Tech Forum – the application deadline is 31 October 2017

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SEGITTUR and FITUR: The Apptourism Awards 2018

| October 18, 2017
SEGITTUR and FITUR: The Apptourism Awards 2018
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Any interested apps have until 30 November to enter their candidatures  More than 450 apps were entered in the four previous stagings 

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Wizz Air announces an extensive low-fare network from Athens

| October 16, 2017
Wizz Air announces an extensive low-fare network from Athens
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ATHENS BECOMES WIZZ’S 144TH DESTINATION WITH 8 NEW ROUTES TO START IN 2018

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ITW Abu Dhabi: Muslim majority travel is an important market in the global travel industry

| October 16, 2017
ITW Abu Dhabi: Muslim majority travel is an important market in the global travel industry
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Halal travel is a market that offers huge prospects for the global tourism industry. Only recently ITB Berlin announced its partnership with (ITW) in Abu Dhabi, the world’s leading trade show with a focus on Muslim majority tourism.

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The Vienna Convention Bureau has again been honored with the Prevue Visionary Gold Award for “Best Convention Bureau experience”

| October 13, 2017
The Vienna Convention Bureau has again been honored with the Prevue Visionary Gold Award for “Best Convention Bureau experience”
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Laurel Herman, President and Editorial Director of the Prevue Magazine, states in her recognition: “Our readers, who are meeting and incentive professionals as well as Advisory Board for our Visionary Award, voted again, as in the previous year, for the Vienna Convention Bureau to be the best meeting destination support in the international market.

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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the official partner country of ITB Berlin 2018

| October 13, 2017
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the official partner country of ITB Berlin 2018
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World’s Leading Travel Trade Show® and the German federal state seal partnership

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PATA welcomes Airbnb as its newest hospitality member

| October 10, 2017
PATA welcomes Airbnb as its newest hospitality member
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BANGKOK, October 10, 2017 – Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, is the latest hospitality sector organisation to join the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).

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Roiback wins ‘Europe’s Leading Hotel Booking Solutions Provider’ at 2017 World Travel Awards for second year in a row 

| October 10, 2017
Roiback wins ‘Europe’s Leading Hotel Booking Solutions Provider’ at 2017 World Travel Awards for second year in a row 
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Palma de Mallorca, 10th October, 2017 – Roiback, a specialist in powering direct sales for hotels, has taken the Europe’s Leading Hotel Booking Solutions Provider award at 2017 World Travel Awards, the travel industry’s most prestigious awards programme,for the second year running.

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Tourism trend in the Middle Kingdom: Chinese outbound travel grows despite decline in trips to Europe

| October 9, 2017
Tourism trend in the Middle Kingdom: Chinese outbound travel grows despite decline in trips to Europe
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In 2016, China registered a 13 per cent increase in outbound trips – city trips and Sun&Beach holidays are becoming more and more important – trips to Europe declined – ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse outbound travel behaviour of the Chinese

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TUI: Greece with strong growth in the 2017 season

| October 8, 2017
TUI: Greece with strong growth in the 2017 season
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A MODEL FOR THE NETWORKING OF LOCAL PRODUCERS AND HOTELIERS  TUI has been able to increase the number of visitors to Greece this summer by around ten percent to 2.5 million. As a result, Greece the second most important destination for the TUI Group behind Spain.

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ITB Berlin forwards global conservation efforts by joining Adventure Travel Conservation Fund (ATCF)

| October 6, 2017
ITB Berlin forwards global conservation efforts by joining Adventure Travel Conservation Fund (ATCF)
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ATCF members provide direct funding to support natural and cultural projects in worldwide destinations

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Hotelbeds Group confirms position as a leading distributor of hotels and ancillaries to the travel trade

| October 4, 2017
Hotelbeds Group confirms position as a leading distributor of hotels and ancillaries to the travel trade
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Following the customary regulatory process, GTA officially joins Hotelbeds Group. Strategic integration plan – including Tourico Holidays, which joined the Group in June – already underway. Leadership team confirmed to reflect enlarged Group. Group announces José Antonio Tazón as Senior Non-Executive Director on Board of Directors and Chairman of Advisory Committee.  Palma, October 4, 2017 […]

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ODYSSEA: 2nd International Voyage with sailing boats

| October 3, 2017
ODYSSEA: 2nd International Voyage with sailing boats
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The 2nd  ODYSSEA International voyage with sailing boats will begin its journey from the end of Odysseus’ true journey,  from Corfu and Ithaca. The trip will take place with sailing boats with participants the production team (theater groups, artists, chefs, musicians) :

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UK could look forward to rise in visits from China during Golden Week

| October 2, 2017
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The UK could look forward to a rise in visitors from China in the coming week as China National Day and the Golden Week holiday begin.

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New tool for tour ops

| September 29, 2017
New tool for tour ops
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Tour operators wanting to engage with clients during and after their trip will find a visit to the stand of Open Destinations beneficial.

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Roiback improves its booking engine achieving a 10% improvement in the average conversion rate 

| September 28, 2017
Roiback improves its booking engine achieving a 10% improvement in the average conversion rate 
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After a thorough process of testing, Backhotel 4.5 adds new features and improvements in terms of design and usability for hotels to increase its conversion and maximize its direct sales channel.  With a portfolio of over 1,500 hotels in 29 different countries, Roiback positions itself as a leader in powering direct sales for hotels. 

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ICAO, ICCAIA and other major aviation organisations launch new joint report on economic benefits of air transport

| September 25, 2017
ICAO, ICCAIA and other major aviation organisations launch new joint report on economic benefits of air transport
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Brussels, September 25, 2017 – Aviation is essential to the economic development of cities, countries and regions everywhere, but governments can only optimise its benefits by addressing the sector’s critical infrastructure and resource needs in their national development strategies.

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Hotelbeds Group continues to widen Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB) portfolio with Broadway integration

| September 21, 2017
Hotelbeds Group continues to widen Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB) portfolio with Broadway integration
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Broadway partnership will add 46 new theatre options to Transfer & Activity Bank portfolio, focused mainly in New York, Las Vegas and Chicago. The partnership will exponentially increase sales of theatre, shows and musicals in TAB portfolio over the next three years. This integration forms part of Hotelbeds Group’s strategy to triple sales for its […]

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UNTWO report examines the growing LGBT segment

| September 20, 2017
UNTWO report examines the growing LGBT segment
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Highlighting the enormous potential for the travel industry, the 2nd Global Report on LGBT Tourism, published by UNWTO this year and the second to appear since 2012, examines the prospects and challenges facing LGBT travel.

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ACTE Begins Using Cisco Collaboration Technology to Transform Operations, Training and Event Management

| September 20, 2017
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Alexandria, Va.  — The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) today announced that Cisco has become a President’s Circle Sponsor. The new sponsorship will bring Cisco’s collaboration technology to ACTE and will allow the organization to transform how it operates, how it trains and how it runs events.

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“The golden key to your company’s success” – white space and well-being explored through events, experts and education at IMEX America 2017

| September 20, 2017
“The golden key to your company’s success” – white space and well-being explored through events, experts and education at IMEX America 2017
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White space, “unplugging”, nutrition and mindfulness are all elements of well-being, a topic that is increasingly topping the to-do list for event strategists and meeting planners, and one that is explored in detail at IMEX America this year.

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Shortlist revealed for ABPCO Excellence Awards 2017

| September 20, 2017
Shortlist revealed for ABPCO Excellence Awards 2017
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The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) has revealed the shortlist for their 2017 Excellence Awards.

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Hotelbeds Group announces 87% growth in sales via airline channel during the last three years

| September 7, 2017
Hotelbeds Group announces 87% growth in sales via airline channel during the last three years
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Total Transaction Value (TTV) of accommodation and other ancillaries sold by airlines via Hotelbeds Group platform increased by 87% over last three years. More than 50 airlines worldwide are currently connected to Hotelbeds Group´s portfolio of travel products. Recent Tourico Holidays integration will accelerate business consolidation in the vital North American market as well as […]

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«Ticket Offers» by the Athens International Airport!

| August 29, 2017
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Real time airline ticket offers information by www.aia.gr

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Exhibition “εmotions”

| August 24, 2017
Exhibition “εmotions”
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Tuesday, 18 July – Sunday, 19 November, 2017 Τhe Acropolis Museum joins forces with the Onassis Foundation, an organization which has been contributing to Culture and Education for 42 years, in a rare and significant partnership. The end result is co-staging in Athens the “εmotions” exhibition, which scored such a huge success at the Onassis Cultural Center, New York.

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Sustainability in tourism on the international agenda

| August 23, 2017
Sustainability in tourism on the international agenda
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The United Nations has proclaimed 2017 the ‘International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development’. Under the aegis of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) the declared aim is to strengthen awareness for tourism activities that contribute to sustainable development. At the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show® In March 2017, ITB Berlin, which for many […]

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Responsible Business Events top of the agenda in Copenhagen

| August 18, 2017
Responsible Business Events top of the agenda in Copenhagen
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A CSR-strategy implemented and brought to life in events, is a rare phenomenon. The new Responsible Business Events conference in Copenhagen aims to equip meeting planners with tools and strategic know-how on how to think and act sustainable, October 30th, back-to-back with the prestigious Sustainable Brands conference.

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Increasing security concerns present challenges and opportunities for travel managers

| August 2, 2017
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Business travellers remain concerned about safety Organisations must ramp up emergency planning efforts Alexandria, Va. (1 August 2017) — With global travel facing an ever-growing number of security threats, corporate travel buyers are dealing with an increasing number of traveller concerns, and struggling to adopt the tools necessary to address them. But according to new research […]

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OECD includes UNWTO in the list of Development Assistance Organizations

| August 2, 2017
OECD includes UNWTO in the list of Development Assistance Organizations
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The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), representing thirty of the main donor countries, has included the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in the List of ODA- eligible International Organizations.

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HERE Technologies is new VOK DAMS client

| July 31, 2017
HERE Technologies is new VOK DAMS client
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HERE Technologies have contracted the international event specialists of VOK DAMS, agency for events and live-marketing to accelerate and streamline their events and exhibitions around the globe.

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Η Lufthansa επεκτείνει το Ευρωπαϊκό δίκτυο των πτήσεων της τον φετινό χειμώνα

| July 31, 2017
Η Lufthansa επεκτείνει το Ευρωπαϊκό δίκτυο των πτήσεων της τον φετινό χειμώνα
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Επτά νέοι χειμερινοί προορισμοί από τη Φρανκφούρτη και το Μόναχο

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HOME – the world’s first Fast Displacement with hybrid propulsion

| July 22, 2017
HOME – the world’s first Fast Displacement with hybrid propulsion
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World’s first Fast Displacement motor yacht equipped with hybrid propulsion was delivered to her Owner in international waters.

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International travel industry charity Just a Drop marks 20th year with new website and brand refresh, reflecting the breadth of its projects and the 1.3 million people reached

| July 19, 2017
International travel industry charity Just a Drop marks 20th year with new website and brand refresh, reflecting the breadth of its projects and the 1.3 million people reached
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International travel industry water charity Just a Drop has marked its 20th year with the launch of a new website and a brand refresh, to reflect the breadth and impact of its work, and the 1.3 million people whose lives have been transformed with access to clean water, health and sanitation programmes since the charity launched in 1998.

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Hotelbeds Group to distribute Big Bus Tours globally

| July 5, 2017
Hotelbeds Group to distribute Big Bus Tours globally
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Partnership forms part of commitment to continually grow portfolio of Group´s Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB) to offer clients best available products and prices.

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UNWTO appoints the President of Malta as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

| July 5, 2017
UNWTO appoints the President of Malta as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
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Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta, has been nominated as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The appointment took place at a ceremony held at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Headquarters in Madrid.

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The Ritz-Carlton Takes to the Sea – First Luxury Hotel Brand to Offer Bespoke Yacht Experiences

| June 27, 2017
The Ritz-Carlton Takes to the Sea – First Luxury Hotel Brand to Offer Bespoke Yacht Experiences
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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), announced its entry into luxury yachting and cruises – bringing the award-winning luxury hotel brand’s service and timeless style to sea. Created by The Ritz-Carlton and maritime experts Douglas Prothero and Lars Clasen, in collaboration with funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., […]

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Meeting of the digital travel industry: 8th VIR Online Innovation Days at the Marshall Haus at Messe Berlin

| June 27, 2017
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How will artificial intelligence change life in the future and in particular how will it affect the tourism industry?

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VisitBritain celebrates magical Britain in year of literary milestones

| June 26, 2017
VisitBritain celebrates magical Britain in year of literary milestones
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In the lead-up to the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (26 June) VisitBritain is showcasing what makes Britain a magical destination.

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SEAT brings together 5700 professionals from its international commercial network in the PortAventura Convention Centre

| June 21, 2017
SEAT brings together 5700 professionals from its international commercial network in the PortAventura Convention Centre
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PortAventura Convention Centre hosts SEAT’s training days for the second time, reaching a record number of participants. The brand organised training aimed at the dealership network from more than 50 countries, ready for the launch of the new Ibiza. PortAventura Convention Centre – A total of 5700 sales and after-sales consultants from more than 50 […]

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ICCA releases rankings by participant numbers

| June 19, 2017
ICCA releases rankings by participant numbers
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More, but smaller meetings; Vienna, Seoul and Barcelona top the city charts

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