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Athens is fourth Best European Destination for 2017

| February 13, 2017
Athens is fourth Best European Destination for 2017

Travellers have always ranked Athens at the top of this European competition.  It is a favourite destination for travellers from all over the world who want to discover Europe. Ever since its participation in this competition,

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Grand finale of ITB Berlin 2017

| February 8, 2017
Grand finale of ITB Berlin 2017

Exotic music, colours and rhythms will feature at the grand finale of the World’s Largest Travel Trade Show® – admission is free for ITB ticket holders on Sunday

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Asian’s Appetite for Travel Remains Strong and Becomes Sophisticated

| February 7, 2017

The 2017 Travelzoo® Travel Trends Report* released today by global travel deals publisher Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) reveals that, despite a turbulent 2016, Asian tourists plan to travel abroad more and spend more time on in-depth exploration trips to safe destinations in 2017.

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Tourico Holidays joins Hotelbeds Group[1] 

| February 7, 2017
Tourico Holidays joins Hotelbeds Group[1] 

o   Hotelbeds Group and Tourico Holidays combine forces to drive innovation in the B2B Bedbank space. o   Deal will combine companies with complementary geographic footprints. 

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ITB Hospitality Day: A wealth of trends and innovations

| February 6, 2017
ITB Hospitality Day: A wealth of trends and innovations

ITB Hospitality Day topics at the ITB Berlin Convention 2017: From clinical IT to lively travel worlds, with crises and opportunities mixed in – Admission is free for trade visitors

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Booking.com Launches Accelerator Programme for Startups in Sustainable Tourism

| February 6, 2017
Booking.com Launches Accelerator Programme for Startups in Sustainable Tourism

Via the 3-week Booking.com Booster Programme, promising startups will have a chance to pitch for grants of up to €500k

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Booking Trends: Greece boom and Egypt comeback

| February 3, 2017
Booking Trends: Greece boom and Egypt comeback

Greece is a clear destination winner this year and demand for Egypt is recovering strongly, German tour operator DER Touristik said in an upbeat overview of current booking trends.

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Europe is the official Partner Destination for ITB China 2017

| February 1, 2017
Europe is the official Partner Destination for ITB China 2017

  First Partner Destination ever – official announcement of partnership between European Travel Commission and ITB China on 31 January in Brussels 

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WTM London 2016 Facilitates a Record £2.8 Billion in Travel Industry Deals

| January 31, 2017
WTM London 2016 Facilitates a Record £2.8 Billion in Travel Industry Deals

World Travel Market London 2016, the leading global event for the travel industry, will generate a record £2.8 billion in travel and tourism industry deals.

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AIM E-Library – Launching a New Web Platform for E-Learning

| January 27, 2017
AIM E-Library – Launching a New Web Platform for E-Learning

When you manage a company whose offices are spread across many different countries, gathering the staff in one place for training programmes is logistically difficult. There is an increasing need for ways to update, equip the team with the necessary skills for effectiveness and efficiency, to keep them abreast of new technologies, to increase quality […]

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ITB 2017: Expanded eTravel World sets its sights on the future

| January 26, 2017
ITB 2017: Expanded eTravel World sets its sights on the future

International pitching event for startups – discussion rounds with experts on chatbots, virtual reality and millennials – the eTravel World is booked up and for the first time occupies two halls

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ITB Berlin highlights corporate social responsibility in tourism again

| January 24, 2017
ITB Berlin highlights corporate social responsibility in tourism again

Corporate social responsibility in tourism will be a dominant theme at ITB Berlin – ITB CSR Day features the key topic ’Sustainable Food and Beverages in the Hotel Industry and at Tourism Destinations’ – admission to the ITB Berlin Convention is free for trade visitors

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Athens International Airport: 2016 traffic reaches 20.02 million passengers!

| January 24, 2017
Athens International Airport: 2016 traffic reaches 20.02 million passengers!

Traffic 2016 Overall, with 20.02 million passengers in 2016, Athens International Airort recorded an all-time high performance surpassing previous year traffic by 1.9 million (+10.7%).  Both domestic and international passengers achieved double-digit growth by 11.2% and 10.4% respectively, reaching 7.15 million and 12.87 million. This growth was driven by both the Greek residents’ dynamic growth […]

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DXB extends its lead as #1 airport for international passengers

| January 24, 2017
DXB extends its lead as #1 airport for international passengers

Caps off 2016 with a record 83.6 million passengers   

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Middle East visitors integral to $363 billion UK tourism growth forecast

| January 24, 2017
Middle East visitors integral to $363 billion UK tourism growth forecast

  UK to see highest level of overseas consumer spending since 2012 Olympics, with Middle East travellers expected to lead the way; Arabian Travel Market to showcase Great British destinations This year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), a sister event of World Travel Market London, will provide the perfect platform for UK destinations, hotels and attractions, […]

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Fitur closes with record figures: 245 thousand participants, 9,700 companies and 6,800 pre-established bilateral meetings

| January 24, 2017

The trade fair consolidates its position as the first major forum in the business agenda of the worldwide tourism industry, with 6% growth in participants and 9% in both trade attendance and in international participation

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US$104 billion global spa market to rub off on the UAE

| January 23, 2017
US$104 billion global spa market to rub off on the UAE

ATM 2017 to return with dedicated Wellness & Spa Lounge as global spa market set to top US$104 billion by 2020 according to Global Wellness Institute report MENA market research highlights the UAE as the region’s top performer with spa market value expected to top AED1.85 billion by 2020

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ATM launches 2017 exhibitor awards

| January 23, 2017
ATM launches 2017 exhibitor awards

Creative design and people skills among the five categories in the popular award programme, back for a third year running; panel of top industry and design personalities set to reprise their judging roles; all exhibitors eligible to participate

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GI Aviation is open for business

| January 23, 2017
GI Aviation is open for business

Flies the Middle East’s first Pilatus PC-12NG into Sky Dive Dubai

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Say hello to Newark, daily from Athens

| January 23, 2017
Say hello to Newark, daily from Athens

Emirates to launch daily service to Newark via Athens

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UNWTO and Japan International Cooperation Agency partner to promote sustainable tourism

| January 18, 2017
UNWTO and Japan International Cooperation Agency partner to promote sustainable tourism

 The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation aimed at providing a framework for joint action in the area of sustainable tourism.

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refund.me: Helps Passengers to Enforce Their Right to Compensation

| January 17, 2017
refund.me: Helps Passengers to Enforce Their Right to Compensation

Winter weather can often affect those travelling abroad, however refund.me (https://refund.me/) can help flight passengers to enforce their right to compensation for delays and cancellations due to winter conditions.

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ITB BookAwards 2017: the winners

| January 17, 2017
ITB BookAwards 2017: the winners

Award winners include Art Wolfe, Laurent Baheux, Andreas Kieling und Kilian Schönberger, Ilona Hupe, Michael Iwanowski, Nikolaus Gelpke, Christine Thürmer, Robert Macfarlane, Jörg Maurer, Werner Pawlok, Jens Glüsing and Michael Pasdzior

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Fitur 2017: Gartour will be presenting new packages for Greece

| January 16, 2017
Fitur 2017: Gartour will be presenting new packages for Greece

The company’s European series will take in the continent’s most important and cultural cities, such as Madrid, Bordeaux, Brussels, Nice, Milan and Rome.

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BODEGAS ARZUAGA-NAVARRO will combine nature and wine tourism, a segment that has increased its turnover by 15%

| January 16, 2017

In 2015, wine tourism generated nearly 50 million euros of business in Spain, 15% more than the previous year, bringing in over 2 million visitors.

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40% of the 1.2 billion international tourist arrivals in 2015 was driven by cultural motivations

| January 16, 2017
40% of the 1.2 billion international tourist arrivals in 2015 was driven by cultural motivations

Culture will constitute one of the principal ingredients and attractions of almost all the exhibitors and destinations present at FITUR.

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ITB Speed Dating Day: An effective way to network

| January 12, 2017

-Senior buyers meet exhibitors at the ITB Speed Networking event -the ITB Blogger Speed Dating event is already booked up

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Airbus achieves targets proving ramp-up readiness in 2016

| January 11, 2017
Airbus achieves targets proving ramp-up readiness in 2016

. Record commercial aircraft deliveries of 688 . 731 net orders, book-to-bill above one . Healthy backlog of 6,874 aircraft Toulouse, 11 January 2017 – Airbus’ commercial aircraft deliveries in 2016 were up for the 14th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 688 aircraft delivered to 82 customers. Deliveries were more […]

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January to November 2016 highest recorded for tourism spend on day trips across England

| January 5, 2017

New figures from VisitEngland show that Brits spent a record-breaking £45.3 billion on day trips across England in the first eleven months of 2016, setting a new record for the survey.

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Egencia Awards Top 100 Preferred Corporate Hotels for 2017

| January 5, 2017

These global hotels put the customer first and make business feel more like pleasure.

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FITUR 2017: UNWTO with a focus on sustainability and tourism in Africa and in the MENA region

| January 4, 2017
FITUR 2017: UNWTO with a focus on sustainability and tourism in Africa and in the MENA region

The International Tourism Fair in Spain (FITUR), taking place on January 18-22 in Madrid, comprises a number of events organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Activities will have a special focus on sustainable tourism, including the official presentation of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 on January 18.

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Watch live New Year’s eve celebration at the SNFCC!

| December 30, 2016
Watch live New Year’s eve celebration at the SNFCC!

You don’t have to be in Athens to get a feeling of SNFCC’s festive atmosphere! Visit www.SNFCC.org/live to watch a live streaming of the New Year’s eve at the SNFCC and celebrate the coming of new year together with us!

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Emirates introduces new range of comforts in First and Business Class

| December 21, 2016
Emirates introduces new range of comforts in First and Business Class

 Dubai, UAE, December 21 2016 – Emirates has enhanced comfort in the air with a host of exclusive, new products introduced to its First and Business Class cabins. Customers will travel in luxury with new additions including First Class lounge wear, luxury blankets, skincare from VOYA and a new range of amenity kits from Bulgari.

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UNWTO strengthens its relationship with the European Union

| December 20, 2016

During a recent visit to Brussels, Belgium, the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, has discussed how to reinforce the collaboration of the Organization with the European Union (EU).

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Royal Society of Medicine, SECC, Conference Partners and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau honoured at ABPCO Excellence Awards 

| December 14, 2016
Royal Society of Medicine, SECC, Conference Partners and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau honoured at ABPCO Excellence Awards 

Royal Society of Medicine, SECC, Conference Partners and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau have been honoured at the Association of British Conference Organisers (ABPCO) Annual Excellence Awards. 

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Event Connections appoints new Event Delivery Manager

| December 14, 2016
Event Connections appoints new Event Delivery Manager

Event Connections announces the appointment of new Event Delivery Manager, Chris Wright.

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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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