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Ryanair launches Birmingham summer 2017 schedule

| July 22, 2016
Ryanair launches Birmingham summer 2017 schedule

3 NEW ROUTES TO CHANIA, GIRONA & REUS 2 NEW SUMMER SERVICES TO SOFIA & WARSAW

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India is WTM London 2016’s Premier Partner

| July 19, 2016
India is WTM London 2016’s Premier Partner

World Travel Market London 2016, the leading global event for the travel industry, is delighted to announce India Tourism as its Premier Partner as it looks to promote the diverse tourism product the country offers.

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Famous personalities from across the globe share their dreams to inspire and improve children’s lives

| July 18, 2016
Famous personalities from across the globe share their dreams to inspire and improve children’s lives

Steven Spielberg, Mark Rylance, Professor Stephen Hawking, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Simon Cowell, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Niall Horan, Maisie Williams, Sir Richard Branson, Nadiya Hussain, Naomi Campbell, Dominic West, Graham Norton, HRH The Countess of Wessex, Arsenal Football Club, Buzz Aldrin, Sophie Dahl, Team GB, The Delevingne sisters, Dame Helen Mirren and […]

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Mayor Sadiq Khan launches #LondonIsOpen campaign to send welcome message to the world

| July 18, 2016
Mayor Sadiq Khan launches #LondonIsOpen campaign to send welcome message to the world

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today launched a major campaign to show that London is united and open for business and to the world following the EU referendum.

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Travel Club Elite wins the ‘Best use of ABTA branding’ Award

| July 18, 2016
Travel Club Elite wins the ‘Best use of ABTA branding’ Award

ABTA is delighted to announce that Travel Club Elite has won the ‘Best use of ABTA branding’ award at this year’s Travel Brit Awards. PR World Travel and Newells were also highly commended at the awards ceremony, which took place on Sunday 10 July at Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel in North Wales.

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Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Wins 2016 AIPC Apex Award for “Highest Client Rating Received by a Convention Centre”

| July 18, 2016
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Wins 2016 AIPC Apex Award for “Highest Client Rating Received by a Convention Centre”

A highlight of the 2016 Annual Conference of the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) held last week in Nantes, France was the presentation of the 2016 AIPC Apex Award made in recognition of the highest client rating received by a convention centre to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre of Australia.

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Emirates Recognised For Network Strategy at The Airline Strategy Awards

| July 18, 2016
Emirates Recognised For Network Strategy at The Airline Strategy Awards

DUBAI, U.A.E., 18 July 2016 – Emirates Airline has been awarded the inaugural Network Strategy award, at The Airline Strategy Awards run by the established air transport industry news and analysis provider Flight Airline Business. 

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Emirates introduces the world’s first interactive amenity kit in Economy Class

| July 18, 2016
Emirates introduces the world’s first interactive amenity kit in Economy Class

 Dubai, UAE –  Emirates has launched the world’s first interactive amenity kit in Economy Class providing a more comfortable travel experience. The stylish new amenity kits utilise augmented reality (AR) technology to unlock immersive content on mobile devices.

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15.2 million passengers in the first six months of the year

| July 15, 2016

Schönefeld continues to display strong growth

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Call for Entries Is Announced for 3rd Annual National Geographic Travel World Legacy Awards

| July 15, 2016

Applications are being accepted through August 20 National Geographic announces the World Legacy Awards Call for Entries. Applications are being accepted now through Aug. 20, 2016, at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/worldlegacyawards. Celebrating National Geographic’s mission of inspiring people to care about the planet, the World Legacy Awards honor today’s leading sustainable tourism destinations, organizations and businesses, and share […]

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UNWTO and partners launch an e-toolkit to help hotels reach zero-energy consumption

| July 13, 2016
UNWTO and partners launch an e-toolkit to help hotels reach zero-energy consumption

The nearly-Zero Energy Hotels (neZEH) e-toolkit, which is available online at: www.nezeh.eu assesses the energy performance of hotels and proposes measures to improve efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy sources towards nearly-zero consumption. The toolkit is the outcome of a three-year long project funded by the European Union. 

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Emirates to Deploy Flagship A380 Aircraft on Moscow route

| July 12, 2016
Emirates to Deploy Flagship A380 Aircraft on Moscow route

Emirates has announced that it will be upgrading one of the two daily flights servicing its Dubai-Moscow route to an A380-800, commencing 1st December 2016. 

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Emirates named World’s Best Airline at Skytrax World Airline Awards 2016

| July 12, 2016
Emirates named World’s Best Airline at Skytrax World Airline Awards 2016

Scores a hat trick with World’s Best Inflight Entertainment and Best Airline in the Middle East awards

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Mexia Communications celebrates 10 years with new brand and new clients

| July 8, 2016

Meetings and events specialist PR and content marketing agency Mexia Communications has unveiled a new brand identity and website to mark its ten-year anniversary in 2016. 

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Open letter from the Mayor of London

| July 5, 2016
Open letter from the Mayor of London

London has one of the most open and dynamic economies in the world. Our city is a global financial capital, a creative powerhouse and an international centre for business.

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UNWTO/ETC Roundtable discusses wellness and medical tourism 

| July 5, 2016
UNWTO/ETC Roundtable discusses wellness and medical tourism 

The Roundtable ‘Exploring Health Tourism’ gathered a group of international experts in Budapest, Hungary, to better understand and explore the growing segment of wellness and medical tourism. The meeting was convened by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Travel Commission (ETC), as part of their joint research programme, with the support of the […]

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Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up 11.5% in 5M 2016

| June 30, 2016

Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces traffic statistics for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for May and the first five months of 2016.

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Register for WTM London 2016

| June 28, 2016
Register for WTM London 2016

World Travel Market London, the leading global event for the travel industry, has opened registration to the new-look three-day WTM London 2016.

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IFEMA sponsors the IFFA Weekend & Awards 2016

| June 27, 2016
IFEMA sponsors the IFFA Weekend & Awards 2016

Spain’s leading trade fair operator and one of the most important in Europe, is to host the 17th edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards

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Vilnius Introduces a New City Development Agency: GO Vilnius 

| June 23, 2016

The City of Vilnius is excited to announce the launch of GO Vilnius. Unveiled in May 2016, GO Vilnius is the city’s new development agency combining international investment, business development, and city marketing and tourism initiatives, including the work of the Vilnius Convention Bureau, under one umbrella organisation. 

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TUI Boss to Address UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit on Safe and Seamless Travel

| June 14, 2016
TUI Boss to Address UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit on Safe and Seamless Travel

The new boss at travel giant TUI Group will make the opening address at the UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit at World Travel Market London 2016.

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Prague Convention Bureau Awarded Congress Ambassadors

| June 9, 2016
Prague Convention Bureau Awarded Congress Ambassadors

9th June, 2016, Prague – Prague Convention Bureau for the seventh time in a row awarded the Congress Ambassadors for their contribution in the field of congress tourism. Ambassador Awards Evening ceremonial presentation, part of the Prague Convention Bureau’s Ambassador Program, took place on the premises of The Residence of the Mayor of Prague on 7th June.

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Expo 2020 Dubai unveils master plan

| June 7, 2016
Expo 2020 Dubai unveils master plan

Expo 2020 Dubai recently revealed its master plan at the Arab Media Forum held in Dubai from 11-12 May 2016. The site was unveiled through the use of augmented reality and leading-edge digital technology. The Expo pavilions will be dedicated to sub-themes Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability under the main theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.

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Dubai issues licences to seven new associations

| June 7, 2016
Dubai issues licences to seven new associations

The Dubai Association Centre (DAC) has announced a 44% rise in the number of regional and international associations it has licensed in the first quarter of 2016 which takes the Centre’s total number of licensed associations to 23 from last year’s 16.

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Hosted Buyers rank Europe, North America and Australasia as the top international regions of interest

| June 7, 2016
Hosted Buyers rank Europe, North America and Australasia as the top international regions of interest

95% of Hosted Buyers looking to place international business at ibtm china 2016

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Star Alliance determines next steps in service enhancement

| June 7, 2016
Star Alliance determines next steps in service enhancement

Multi-million dollar technology projects and future operating standards given green light by chief executive board

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ITB Berlin announces first co-branded India show

| June 6, 2016
ITB Berlin announces first co-branded India show

ITB Berlin is pleased to announce its co-branded India show, Bharat International Tourism Bazaar, the first pure outbound show for the Indian market , to be held in New Delhi from 3rd to 6th October, 2016. It is an alliance that focusses on the Power of the Indian Traveller, and the show will be organized […]

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The TAS Alliance signs Ascott International Management

| June 6, 2016

The TAS Alliance powered by The Apartment Service, is delighted to confirm that Ascott is the latest serviced residence company to join the growing global membership of The TAS Alliance – now in its third year.

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PATA and PTBA launch Bloggers Forum at PTM 2016

| June 6, 2016
PATA and PTBA launch Bloggers Forum at PTM 2016

BANGKOK, June 6, 2016 — PATA Travel Mart 2016 (PTM 2016) is to feature a Bloggers’ Forum on September 7. The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is joining forces with the Professional Travel Bloggers Association (PTBA) to organise the Forum as part of PATA’s signature travel trade event which this year takes place in Banten Province, Indonesia […]

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Joanna Lumley and Heathrow celebrate 70 years

| May 31, 2016
Joanna Lumley and Heathrow celebrate 70 years

Joanna Lumley celebrates Heathrow’s 70th anniversary by unveiling the final plaque in a series of new installations Each plaque represents an iconic moment in British culture and the airports history The plaques feature some of the world’s most influential figures, from the Beatles to Her Majesty the Queen and the England rugby team. The full […]

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MCI Nordics and ICS Denmark is creating a new Powerhouse

| May 30, 2016
MCI Nordics and ICS Denmark is creating a new Powerhouse

Copenhagen – 30th May 2016. The MCI Group, a key driver of innovation in global meetings, events, association and congress industries, today announced an exciting partnership with ICS- International Conference Services – Denmark, one of the leading congress organizers and destination management companies in Scandinavia. ICS brings more than 25 years of highly reputed expertise […]

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France: fuel shortage and industrial action

| May 30, 2016

Industrial action at France’s oil refineries has resulted in a fuel shortage with a number of petrol stations having either run dry or low on supplies.

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Emirates Returns to ILA Berlin Air Show 2016

| May 30, 2016
Emirates Returns to ILA Berlin Air Show 2016

Flagship A380 Aircraft to be Showcased

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UNWTO Europe Meeting discusses digitalization and new business models   

| May 27, 2016
UNWTO Europe Meeting discusses digitalization and new business models   

Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania, this week hosted representatives of 34 countries for the 60th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe. Discussions focused on major tourism trends and the priorities and agenda of the Organization for the region. The meeting was followed by a seminar on new business models. “In 2015, there were 29 million […]

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Double-digit growth in visits and spend from Aussies and Kiwis during Rugby World Cup period

| May 27, 2016

>On the back of a report this week showing the Rugby World Cup 2015 was the most economically-successful ever, figures out from VisitBritain show double-digit growth in the number of visits from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa from October to December last year.

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World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM London “Harder to Win Than Ever” as 2016 longlist revealed.

| May 25, 2016
World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM London “Harder to Win Than Ever” as 2016 longlist revealed.

Responsible Travel has today announced the select 75 organisations longlisted for the 2016 World Responsible Tourism at WTM London sponsored by the Belize Tourism Board.

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The most sensible way to fly private across Europe

| May 25, 2016
The most sensible way to fly private across Europe

Hailed as ‘the most sensible way to fly private across Europe‘, the revolutionary app JetSmarter, which allows members to travel on private jets for no additional fee has announced the launch of seven new European JetShuttle routes.

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ibtm America 2016 ‘Techcollective’ will introduce the latest concepts in Event Technology

| May 25, 2016
ibtm America 2016 ‘Techcollective’ will introduce the latest concepts in Event Technology

95% of corporate meeting and event planners want to see more technology companies at ibtm america 2016 95% of industry suppliers are satisfied with ibtm america

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euromic expands further in Latin America with New Member in Mexico

| May 25, 2016

euromic, THE Leading global provider of DMC services with a distinctive customer service approach, today announced that it will expand its network services into Mexico – a growing market at the center of the second largest economy in Latin America.

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Ryanair: Full Year Profit Rises 43% To €1,242m

| May 24, 2016

Lower Fares, AGB & Cost Control Delivers Strong Traffic & Profit Growth

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