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Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) Announced the Winner and Lucky Voter for Itinerary Contest Campaign

| August 29, 2014

From May to July 2014, MICE organizers, MICE travelers, and the general public from around the world were invited to join the Itinerary Contest,

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Ryanair Business Plus from £59.99

| August 28, 2014
Ryanair Business Plus from £59.99

Ryanair unveiled Ryanair Business Plus, offering Europe’s business travellers a tailored suite of travel benefits.

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DTCM announces “#MyDubai Trip” exclusive video series in collaboration with Peeta Planet

| August 26, 2014
DTCM announces “#MyDubai Trip” exclusive video series in collaboration with Peeta Planet

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) today announced that Qabeela New Media are joining the #MyDubai initiative to produce a 12-episode travel series for the Emirate of Dubai curated by well-known Emirati social travel experts, Peeta Planet.

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Aircraft set to become more human as engineers develop smart skins which can detect injury

| August 26, 2014
Aircraft set to become more human as engineers develop smart skins which can detect injury

Work is underway at BAE Systems to give aircraft human-like ‘skin’, enabling the detection of injury or damage and the ability to ‘feel’ the world around them.

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Madinat Jumeirah appoints new Director of Marketing and Communications

| August 26, 2014
Madinat Jumeirah appoints new Director of Marketing and Communications

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has announced Sandra Farrero as the new Director of Marketing and Communications at Madinat Jumeirah, effective Sunday, 17 August 2014.

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Burj Al Arab presents ‘Best of the Burj’ signature dream experience

| August 26, 2014
Burj Al Arab presents ‘Best of the Burj’ signature dream experience

Dubai, 25 August 2014: To celebrate its 15 years, Burj Al Arab, the World’s Most Luxurious Hotel, has unveiled its ‘Best of the Burj’ – a special offer that includes Rolls-Royce Phantom pick-up, a luxurious suite, six-course degustation dinner and signature spa experience.

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Dubai: the World’s Most Visited City by 2020

| August 20, 2014

Dubai has a bold vision to become the world’s most visited city by 2020. The Director of Dubai’s Tourism department, HE Helal Saeed Almarri, discusses how his team will make it happen

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Melbourne wins the title of World’s Most Liveable City for the fourth year in a row

| August 20, 2014

Melbourne has again been named the best city in the world to live in for the fourth year running, topping the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index.

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ADB, GIT and PATA Launch Learning Programme for Travel Industry Professionals in Guilin

| August 20, 2014
ADB, GIT and PATA Launch Learning Programme for Travel Industry Professionals in Guilin

BANGKOK, August 20, 2014 — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in partnership with the Guilin Institute of Tourism (GIT) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) are delighted to invite travel industry professionals to attend the ADB-Phnom Penh Plan (PPP) for Development Management Learning Programme on “Tourism Management in the Greater Mekong Subregion.”

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Final call to vote ahead of World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2014

| August 20, 2014
Final call to vote ahead of World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2014

London, 19th August 2014 Industry insiders, consumers and stakeholders in the regional travel sectors are being urged to cast their ballots ahead of the deadline for votes at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2014.

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First Time Exhibitor Saudi Looks to WTM to Help Grow Its Tourism

| August 19, 2014
First Time Exhibitor Saudi Looks to WTM to Help Grow Its Tourism

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is delighted to welcome representation from Saudi Arabia on to the exhibition floor for the first time this year, as the Saudi government unveils plans to invest heavily into its tourism industry over the next decade.

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Jumeirah Group launches mobile careers site to attract the region’s top talent

| August 13, 2014
Jumeirah Group launches mobile careers site to attract the region’s top talent

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has launched a mobile careers site to enhance the recruitment process, making it easier for candidates to apply for jobs on mobile devices.

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Geneva Voted “Europe’s Leading City Break Destination 2014″

| August 8, 2014
Geneva Voted “Europe’s Leading City Break Destination 2014″

Geneva, the cosmopolitan and fascinating city of Switzerland, has been named “Europe’s Leading City Break Destination 2014″ at the World Travel Awards (WTA).

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IBTM America Event Director Announced

| August 8, 2014
IBTM America Event Director Announced

Reed Travel Exhibitions has announced management changes for IBTM America 2015 (renamed following AIBTM 2014) with Jaime Rosov appointed as Event Director.

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World PCO Alliance expands with Canadian member – JPdL International

| August 6, 2014

The World PCO Alliance is happy to announce its expansion, with the addition of a new member: JPdL International in Montreal, Canada

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Year end results highlight value of business events to the economy

| August 6, 2014

The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has achieved a 32 per cent increase in economic contribution from secured business events in the 2013/2014 financial year from the previous year, Chief Executive Officer, Karen Bolinger, announced today.

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International Amber Fair in Gdansk

| August 5, 2014

15th AMBERMART International Amber Fair will take place at AmberExpo Exhibition & Conference Centre in Gdansk, August 28th-30th, 2014.

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ABTA: Most MPs to holiday abroad this summer

| August 5, 2014

ABTA’s Annual MP Holiday Survey reveals MPs’ foreign holiday plans

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Event Design Year Book shows event industry’s state-of-the-art, VOK DAMS represented with two Live Campaigns

| August 4, 2014
Event Design Year Book shows event industry’s state-of-the-art, VOK DAMS represented with two Live Campaigns

Just like every year the recently published Event Design Year Book 2014 gives an overview over the creative achievements and highlights of the events and live-marketing industry.

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UNWTO Awards 2014 – Open for Applications

| August 4, 2014

UNWTO has opened the call for applications for the 11th edition of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism. Interested candidates can apply until the 31 October 2014. The Award Ceremony will be held during the Madrid International Tourism Trade Fair FITUR in Spain on 28 January 2015.

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Tourism Ireland partners with VisitBritain for ExploreGB 2015

| August 4, 2014

Tourism Ireland has signed up as a key partner for ExploreGB, VisitBritain’s new annual flagship international event, which will debut at Ascot Racecourse in February 2015.

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Emirates Partners with Portuguese Football Giant Benfica

| August 1, 2014
Emirates Partners with Portuguese Football Giant Benfica

LISBON – Portugal: Emirates, a connector of people and their passions, and Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Benfica), Portugal’s most successful football club, have signed a three-year agreement. Emirates is now the Official Airline Partner of the club until 2016.

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Inadequate compliance with human rights

| July 31, 2014

Study by the German Society for International Cooperation reveals details of human rights abuses in tourism – ITB Berlin is a member of the Round Table on Human Rights in Tourism

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TripAdvisor Shines Its Headlights On America’s Top Drive-In Movie Theaters

| July 31, 2014

NEWTON, Mass., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, announced the 10 top drive-in movie theaters in the U.S., ranked according to the TripAdvisor Popularity Index™, which takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews on TripAdvisor.

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Independent Agent Launches Inbound Tour Operation

| July 30, 2014

LONDON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/- Business travel specialist to offer tailor-made Scottish whisky and golf tours

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Simerjeet Singh Headlines IBTM India Forum in Chennai

| July 30, 2014

‘Accelerating Growth’, strategies to accelerate personal and organizational growth

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IOC announces Yao Ming as Ambassador

| July 28, 2014

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced Yao Ming as the latest Ambassador for this summer’s 2nd Youth Olympic Games (YOG) taking place in Nanjing, China.

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Star Alliance officially opens new lounge at São Paulo – Guarulhos Airport Terminal 3

| July 28, 2014

São Paulo, Brazil –Star Alliance officially opened its new Lounge at São Paulo –Guarulhos Airport, Terminal 3 .

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PATA Elects New Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary/Treasurer and Executive Board

| July 28, 2014
PATA Elects New Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary/Treasurer and Executive Board

BANGKOK, July 28, 2014 — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced the election of W. Scott Supernaw, Tauck, Inc., as Chairman of the Executive Board of PATA. Mr Supernaw replaces Joao Manuel Costa Antunes who has served as Chairman of PATA since April 2012 and will become PATA Immediate Past Chairman.

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TripAdvisor Enters Into Agreement To Acquire Viator

| July 26, 2014

World’s Largest Travel Site to Add Global Leader in Online Bookings for Attractions

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Emirates Opens Dedicated Lounge at Glasgow Airport

| July 26, 2014
Emirates Opens Dedicated Lounge at Glasgow Airport

GLASGOW, UK, 24th July 2014 Emirates is celebrating the start of the Commonwealth Games in style with the official opening of its lounge at Glasgow Airport by the airline’s President Sir Tim Clark.

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European Cities tackle Indian market

| July 25, 2014

ECM, the European network of city tourist offices and convention bureaux, has just gone through a series of marketing activities in the Indian outbound conference, meetings and incentive market in three different cities last week : Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmadabad.

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BESydney congratulates Board Member and Ambassadors named in Australia’s Top 100 Engineers 2014 list

| July 25, 2014

Business Events Sydney (BESydney) Board Member and NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer, Professor Mary O’ Kane, as well as BESydney Ambassadors Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, Dr Marlene Kanga, Dr Adi Paterson and Professor Judy Raper have been named in the prestigious list.

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Dubai International passenger numbers up 6.2 per cent during H1

| July 24, 2014

Dubai, UAE – July 24, 2014 – Passenger traffic at Dubai International rose to 34,676,090 during the first half of 2014, up 6.2 per cent from the same period last year despite a runway refurbishment programme that reduced the airport to a one-runway operation and cut flights by over 26 per cent during May and […]

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Gazpromneft-Aero has Increased Monthly Refueling for Star Alliance in Russia by 50%

| July 23, 2014
Gazpromneft-Aero has Increased Monthly Refueling for Star Alliance in Russia by 50%

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Gazpromneft-Aero, the operator of Gazprom Neft’s aviation fuel business, has increased the monthly refueling volume of Star Alliance Group in Russia by 50% since July 2014, to more than 7,000 tons. This growth has been achieved due to entering into long-term agreements for into-plane refueling of regular […]

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Top agencies join destinations UNLIMITED to celebrate 25th anniversary

| July 23, 2014

More than 100 event planners and DMCs gathered at Heythrop Park at an exclusive event to celebrate destinations UNLIMITED’s 25th anniversary.

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UNWTO and Australia’s Griffith University join forces to advance tourism knowledge

| July 23, 2014

Disseminating tourism knowledge, enhancing the expertise on tourism and climate change and advancingsustainable tourism in Asia and the Pacific are some of the areas of cooperation agreed between the Griffith Institute for Tourism (GIFT) and UNWTO (Madrid, Spain, 21 July 2014).

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DXB resumes full operations after reopening northern runway

| July 22, 2014

Flights surge 31 per cent

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Vienna: More Bednights Than Ever in First Half of 2014

| July 22, 2014

- New all-time high for bednights in Vienna: A total of 6 million overnight stays were recorded in the period from January to June 2014, 5.8% more than in the same period of 2013.

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Transaero Airlines commits to 20 A330s – First A330neo launch customer in Europe

| July 21, 2014
Transaero Airlines commits to 20 A330s – First A330neo launch customer in Europe

Transaero Airlines, Russia’s second largest airline, signed a Letter of Intent with Airbus for 20 A330 aircraft (8 A330ceo and 12 A330neo). This agreement makes Transaero an important launch customer and the first European airline to commit to the A330neo.

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