Top executives from the world’s leading search engines, Google and Yahoo!, will advise delegates at World Travel Market London 2015, the leading global event for the travel industry, how to improve their rankings.
Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, and MCI announced a global alliance which will see Emirates becoming the official airline of its large and international events. MCI in turn will be the preferred Professional Congress Organiser (PCO) for Emirates. The strategic partnership will help Emirates build a strong MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibition) commercial […]
Dubai, UAE: Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, has announced a second daily A380 service to Frankfurt, adding 1,155 seats a week on the route, with 280 in First Class and Business Class.
By using Trekker, the Google tool that provides the innovative ability to display images of 360 degrees and outermost points of a region, guests of Hersonissos Municipality will soon have the opportunity to “explore” through their computer even the more inaccessible beauties of the region.
· Highest recorded first six months of year for overseas’ visits · Strong growth from North America market and Business visits
Hong Kong – The travel and entertainment (T&E) budgets of Indian corporates are accelerating rapidly as they expand their export markets and international trade, according to new research from East and Partners (E&P Asia).
From Rio to Beijing, Tokyo to Dubai: New Premier Tier Celebrates Best of Sheraton Brand with Focus on In-Demand Destinations, Service Excellence, and Outstanding Designs
UNWTO welcomes the recent decision of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development of China to promote rural tourism as an effective means to fight poverty.
Research revealed yesterday by Loughborough University and imago, has clearly demonstrated that the meetings industry has a long term place in the commercial world.
Trade visitors invited to apply now, via www.cibtm.com/en/Visit/Attending-ibtm-china Details of the ibtm knowledge programme have now been confirmed and meetings industry professionals are invited to pre-register for the event.
UNWTO signed this week new Memoranda of Understanding (MoU’s) with five of its Affiliate Members – the Real Academia de Gastronomía (Spain), Spain Cares (Spain), Student Marketing (Slovakia), the Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (Spain), and VIP World Events (Spain) (Madrid, Spain, 6-7 July 2015).
In a joint effort to advance sustainable tourism development in the Danube region, UNWTO and the countries in the Danube have agreed to establish a Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories in the region, under the auspices of UNWTO. The formal agreement was signed during an official visit of UNWTO’s Secretary-General to Bulgaria (Sofia, Bulgaria, 8 […]
A nautical player promoting the sharing economy Based on the Airbnb model, and in the same vein as car rental or sharing sites such as Drivy or BlaBlaCar, Boaterfly offers peer-to-peer boat rentals. Launched in late 2013 with 50 boats, the startup has leaped from 450 to 700 boats in early 2015 and saw a […]
– Dubai rises from 5th to 4th in MasterCard rankings – predicting 14.3 million international visitors to Dubai in 2015
Lausanne Tourisme & Convention Bureau today announces that Aude Cometta has been promoted to the role of Market Manager. Aude, who has been with Lausanne Tourisme & Convention Bureau for over four years, will focus on business development and sales opportunities in this newly created role, supporting Congress and Meetings Manager Olivier Mathieu.
BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, and VisitBritain, the UK’s national tourism agency, have today announced a new partnership to launch a dedicated content portal, known as BBC Britain, that tells a compelling story of modern Britain.
MOSCOW, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) has taken delivery of a new factory-direct Boeing 777-300ER – the 13th of 16 aircraft B777-300ER’s ordered by Aeroflot.
Memorandum of Understanding & Cooperation between National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical & Cultural Preserve (Ukraine) and Geo Routes Cultural Institute (Greece) signed early 2015, in an aim at strengthening the inter-cultural dialogue, the mutual understanding, the familiarization and the cultural awareness between Ukraine & Greece. The ceremony which took place at the Embassy of Ukraine in […]
On 20 May, at the annual IMEX Tradeshow in Frankfurt, INCON announced ICCA member Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre as the overall winner of the 2015 INCON Digital Infrastructure Award. After darmstadtium was announced as a winner of the first edition of this award last year, an ICCA member venue wins the award again.
London welcomed more international visitors than ever before in 2014, with the city’s cultural attractions and world class sporting events proving irresistible draws for millions, according to new figures released today by the Office for National Statistics International Passenger Survey (IPS).
On 18 September 2015 the Science Museum will open its doors to a ground-breaking exhibition, Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age. The exhibition represents the most comprehensive and in-depth look into the Russian space programme, showcasing the most significant collection of the country’s spacecraft and artefacts ever to be shown outside Russia.
SHANGHAI, May 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — UnionPay cards are bringing cardholders rewarding experience and value-added services in culture, art and many other fields.
The brain benefits of slow meetings were discussed in a lively session led by renowned industry experts Amy Spatrisano and Janet Sperstad from Madison College at the Inspiration Hub today.
Navarino Environmental Observatory (ΝΕΟ) – Five years of frontline research and education on climate change in the Mediterranean region, at the epicentre of a successful Greek-Swedish collaboration
Athens – The research and educational work carried out by the Navarino Environmental Observatory (ΝΕΟ) since 2010 were the main themes of a successful event that took place at the Academy of Athens today, May 18th. NEO is the result of the collaboration between Stockholm University, the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens […]
Hosted buyers joined key London venues for breakfast at IMEX today to see how events can seamlessly come together in the heart of Westminster.
“How Do I Attract More Meetings and Events to My Destination?” was the engaging theme that drew more than 120 participants including ministers, senior government representatives, policy makers and meetings industry leaders representing 34 destinations to the 13th IMEX Politicians Forum on Tuesday 19 May 2015.
Incentive travel professionals gathered at Church House Conference Centre this week (Tuesday, May 12) to discuss the changing face of incentive travel and reward programmes.
Aegean’s Miles+Bonus program was awarded as the “Up and coming / Program of the year” in the geographical area of Europe-Africa, at the Freddie Awards 2015 ceremony, which was held on 30 April 2015 in Atlanta, USA. Every year, members of travel industry loyalty programs around the world participate in this vote. In this year’s […]
The cathedral city has significantly improved its position in the ICCA ranking — It offers optimal conditions for organizers and participants
ICCA has joined the pioneering ranks of international associations aiming to establish a stronger presence in the Middle East after today receiving the formal approval to register and establish an official presence in the Dubai Association Centre.
BANGKOK, May 14, 2015 — International visitor arrivals into the Asia Pacific region exceeded 550 million during calendar year 2014, an annual increase of close to six percent.
DUBAI, U.A.E.,12 May 2015: Emirates and Heathrow have announced the launch of a new strategic partnership that will bring increased earning and redemption options for members of their customer loyalty programmes, Emirates Skywards and Heathrow Rewards.
The Venue Standard provides meetings and event buyers with a clear indication of the quality of both product and service offered by any given venue using the 1-5 star rating system that has become the standard in the hotel industry.