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Emirates launches second daily Airbus A380 service to Gatwick Airport

| April 17, 2015
Emirates launches second daily Airbus A380 service to Gatwick Airport

DUBAI, U.A.E., 16 April 2015: Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, has launched a second daily A380 service to London Gatwick Airport.

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Vienna: 2014 Second-Best Congress Year Ever

| April 17, 2015

VIENNA, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Vienna reported its second-best congress result ever for 2014: compared to 2013, there were increases in events, as well as in the resulting overnights and value-added, the final result just falling short of 2012’s record.

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Aeroflot Among Europe’s Top 5 Airlines for Revenue Seat Kilometres

| April 7, 2015

MOSCOW, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Aeroflot is among the top five European airlines for revenue seat kilometres (RSK) and rate of growth, according to Airline Business magazine’s 2014 review of global civil aviation.

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Dubai International remains world’s busiest A380 hub in 2014

| March 23, 2015

Data published in Dubai Airports’ latest yearbook published online today

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ACTE Names Tracy Greer As Regional Manager For Australasia

| March 18, 2015

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives has named Tracy Greer as its new manager for the Australasia region, effective 16 March. According to ACTE’s Executive Director Greeley Koch, Greer’s qualifications are perfectly suited for the association’s ambitious programs and fast-tracked membership growth in the Pacific Rim.

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DXB starts 2015 in top gear

| March 2, 2015

Monthly traffic boosted by Dubai Shopping Festival, holiday season

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ITB Berlin Convention: obtaining, contributing and sharing knowledge

| February 25, 2015

New information and expert knowledge from leading speakers representing industry, science and politics – focus on the sharing economy at this year’s convention – admission is free for trade visitors

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ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter appoints Conference Partners as association secretariat ahead of annual debate in Brighton

| February 25, 2015
ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter appoints Conference Partners as association secretariat ahead of annual debate in Brighton

Conference Partners has been appointed by the UK and Ireland Chapter of ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association, to act as secretariat.

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Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre Catalyst for the Sultanate’s focus on Business Events

| February 24, 2015

Muscat, 24th February 2015 – The Sultanate of Oman is enjoying record visitation from Australia and New Zealand due to its positioning as a multifaceted destination with serious delegate appeal. This interest is being propelled by the new world-class Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre opening in 2016.

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Kent Event Centre invests £150k in campsite development for corporate events

| February 17, 2015
Kent Event Centre invests £150k in campsite development for corporate events

Kent Event Centre today announces the launch of a £150k campsite facility, available for corporate events such as teambuilding and residential conferences.

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World of DMCs Expands its Global Reach with 4 New Members on 3 Continents

| February 16, 2015

London, 16th February, 2015 World of DMCs, the global network of DMCs are delighted to announce the signing up of 4 more DMCs in 2015. Metropolis DMC (France), Inbound Services (Germany), Grosvenor Tours (South Africa) and Spotlight Events (California) have all joined the ranks since the beginning of the year.

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British Airways: More Pre-Order Meals For Customers

| February 12, 2015

British Airways is extending the number of routes on which customers can pre-order their meals to 21. The service allows customers in First, Club World and World Traveller Plus the option to choose their meals before travel to guarantee their first choice of main course.

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Van Gogh’s time in Brussels has not been forgotten!

| February 11, 2015

In his journey through the Lowlands, as far as the Borinage, Van Gogh spent a short yet important time in Brussels. Not many people know about this period, but it is now the subject of a tourist information post, installed and unveiled today in the Place Sainte-Catherine, right in the middle of the European capital.

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TUI shareholders confirm dividend of 0.33 euros per share

| February 10, 2015

All agenda items approved by large majorities

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European Cities Marketing Future Leaders Scholarship Award 2015, “and the winner is…”

| February 10, 2015
European Cities Marketing Future Leaders Scholarship Award 2015, “and the winner is…”

For the second year in a row, European Cities Marketing, in association with MODUL University Vienna, organized for its members a friendly competition based on best practices.

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Former head of UNICEF to chair the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection

| February 10, 2015
Former head of UNICEF to chair the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection

UNWTO is pleased to announce that Carol Bellamy, former Executive Director of UNICEF (1995-2005), is the new chair of the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection. Ms. Bellamy starts her tenure at the Network’s 30th meeting in connection with ITB Berlin in March 2015, where the Network’s agenda for the coming year will be […]

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New TUI Group delivers a good start to the financial year 2014/15

| February 10, 2015

Core themes for future profitable growth defined

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ITB Career World: the stepping stone to job success

| February 6, 2015
ITB Career World: the stepping stone to job success

ITB Berlin provides a forum for job-seekers and personnel managers of major tourism companies – big supporting programme featuring panel discussions and papers – careers advisory service and tips for job applicants – powered by AHGZ & fvw

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Middle East & North Africa: Tourism adapts to challenges and gains new momentum

| February 5, 2015
Middle East & North Africa: Tourism adapts to challenges and gains new momentum

The tourism sector in the Middle East and North Africa has been largely able to adapt and recover in recent times and even bounce back over the past year.

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Icelandair Guarantee You See the Northern Lights With the Launch of New Aurora Borealis Plane

| February 5, 2015

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, February 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Icelandair delivers the ethereal and elusive magic of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) to passengers worldwide with the Hekla Aurora plane.

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Gay and Lesbian Travel a booming segment at ITB Berlin 2015

| February 5, 2015
Gay and Lesbian Travel a booming segment at ITB Berlin 2015

The Gay & Lesbian Travel Pavilion, the world’s largest LGBT platform, welcomes new exhibitors – discussion round at the ITB Berlin Convention on the prospects for LGBT social media campaigns – a cult event: the ITB TomOnTour Party on 4 March 2015

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Dubai Business Events partners with the Meetology® Group to deliver enhanced experience at international FAM trips

| February 5, 2015
Dubai Business Events partners with the Meetology® Group to deliver enhanced experience at international FAM trips

The Meetology ® Group, the experts in interpersonal communications, today announces that it has been appointed by Dubai Business Events – the Official Convention Bureau (DBE) and a division of Dubai Tourism, to help create the optimum networking environment for buyers and media attending its forthcoming international FAM events throughout 2015.

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WTM Africa 2015 signs new exhibitors from across the continent

| February 5, 2015
WTM Africa 2015 signs new exhibitors from across the continent

WTM Africa 2015 has signed up a number of new exhibitors from across the continent to cement its position as the event which promotes Africa to the world and brings the world to Africa.

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Pacific World expands into the Philippines

| February 4, 2015

Increasing support in the leading emerging destination in Asia

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Corporate event decision-makers together for the first time in an international association: UNICEO®

| February 4, 2015
Corporate event decision-makers together for the first time in an international association: UNICEO®

UNICEO® members are exclusively decision-makers, directors of marketing and communication responsible for events and representing major international companies.

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Investour 2015: Africa needs a stronger brand

| February 3, 2015
Investour 2015: Africa needs a stronger brand

Branding and promotion, foreign direct investment, human resources development and visa facilitation were among the key topics in focus at the VI Investment and Tourism Business Forum for Africa (INVESTOUR).

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Prague is the second best meeting destination in the region

| February 3, 2015
Prague is the second best meeting destination in the region

3rd February, 2015 – Prague has again been ranked among the best meeting destinations in the region and won another Meetings Star Award for 2014. Prague already gained this award last year when it ranked first with a total of 4.64 points.

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Athens – Larnaca, a new Blue Air route

| February 3, 2015
Athens – Larnaca, a new Blue Air route

Blue Air the first Smart Flying airline connects Athens to Larnaca with up to 10 weekly frequencies starting from 19th of January. This new service together with the Thessaloniki – Larnaca route complete a pan european network covering more than 35 connections flown out of 4 bases : Bucharest, Bacau, Turin and Larnaca.

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TUI Group establishes separate company to pool facilities of the new TUI hotel brand

| February 2, 2015
TUI Group establishes separate company to pool facilities of the new TUI hotel brand

Artur Gerber to take over as CEO

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ITB Berlin 2015: high demand from exhibitors worldwide

| February 2, 2015

Large increases in numbers from Asia and the Arab states – Travel Technology Hall booked up since December – expansion reflects market developments in the travel industry

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Ovation Opens New Office in Portugal

| February 1, 2015
Ovation Opens New Office in Portugal

Continuing its steady global expansion, Ovation Global DMC announced the opening of a new office in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Emirates Announces Two New A380 Destinations in Europe: Dusseldorf and Madrid

| January 30, 2015

DUBAI, U.A.E.: Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, announced today the launch of A380 services to two European destinations: Dusseldorf and Madrid. For both cities, Emirates will be the first airline to operate a scheduled A380 service, offering an unmatched travel experience to business and leisure travellers alike. The addition of Dusseldorf […]

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AEGEAN increase UK routes in Summer 2015 including 2 new direct flights from London to Larnaca, Cyprus and Heraklion, Crete

| January 29, 2015
AEGEAN increase UK routes in Summer 2015 including 2 new direct flights from London to Larnaca, Cyprus and Heraklion, Crete

AEGEAN, Greece’s largest airline and a Star Alliance member, is to launch a new direct route from the UK to Larnaca, Cyprus and Heraklion, Crete.

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Business up 26% for Copenhagen

| January 28, 2015
Business up 26% for Copenhagen

As the books are closing on 2014, it has been yet another record-breaking year in terms of events secured for the future. 72 international conventions and 341 corporate meetings and incentive leads were added to the list of events taking place in Copenhagen in the years to come, which makes 2014 the fourth consecutive record […]

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Submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2015 is Now Open

| January 28, 2015
Submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2015 is Now Open

Deadline for Entries is March 2 Picture: Top Row L/R: James Mabey, Senior Director of Development, Marco Polo Hotels, Hong Kong SAR; Soulinnara Ratanavong, Teacher/Trainer at the Lao National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (Lanith) Lao PDR; Silvia Sitou, Head of the Research & Planning Department, Macau Government Tourist Office, Macau SAR; and Justin Malcolm, […]

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Fierce Competition Brings Visitors Back to Spain

| January 28, 2015
Fierce Competition Brings Visitors Back to Spain

In the run up to Spain’s most important travel trade fair, FITUR in Madrid, JacTravel, the UK-based wholesaler best known for its range of hand-picked, city centre hotels, has released booking data that explains last year’s recovery in hotel occupancy – low prices.

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ITB Innovators: always a step ahead

| January 26, 2015

ITB Berlin showcases innovative industry products

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ICCA education seminar at AIME groom future leaders

| January 23, 2015
ICCA education seminar at AIME groom future leaders

In recognizing the importance of continuing professional development of less experienced professionals, ICCA will deliver an education program – “ICCA International Meetings Foundation Seminar”

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Tourist spending breaks records across Britain’s regions

| January 22, 2015

-Majority of nations and regions saw record spending from overseas tourists in 2014 -Bigger visit growth to other regions than to London -Tourism legacy of the Grand Départ, NATO summit, Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup starts to show -Strong uplift from European neighbours, Australia and the US

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Reed Exhibitions appoints Nick Pilbeam as new Travel Divisional Director

| January 22, 2015
Reed Exhibitions appoints Nick Pilbeam as new Travel Divisional Director

Reed Exhibitions has appointed Nick Pilbeam to the position of Divisional Director – Travel.

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