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Air transport partners welcome latest developments in EU rules on noise

| April 16, 2014

Brussels, 16 April 2014: Today, the European Parliament adopted a new regulation on the establishment of rules and procedures with regard to the introduction of noise-related operating restrictions at European airports.

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MCI joins forces with Hagen Invent, strengthening its presence in Germany

| April 16, 2014

16th April 2014.  Geneva, Switzerland. MCI Germany has strengthened its creative event and incentive services through a merger with Hagen Invent GmbH & Co. KG, an award-winning event marketing and incentive agency.

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Flagship International Trade Event Announced by VisitBritain

| April 14, 2014

ExploreGB debuts in 2015 and now aligns with ‘2020 Tourism Strategy’ Ambition to create biggest single destination focused event in tourism Attractively priced for small tourism businesses To reach over 250 international fully hosted travel buyers (500 by 2020)

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London crowned ‘Ultimate Sports City’ beating off worldwide competition

| April 11, 2014
London crowned ‘Ultimate Sports City’ beating off worldwide competition

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has welcomed the news that London has beaten off stiff competition to be crowned the ‘Ultimate Sports City’ in the world.

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Site Great Britain introduces 2014 Board of Directors

| April 11, 2014
Site Great Britain introduces 2014 Board of Directors

  Site Great Britain recently introduced their brand new Board of Directors. The new board is led by President Barbara Jamison.

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Sydney shines as a first-class incentive destination for Chinese visitors

| April 9, 2014

SHANGHAI: Sydney continues to shine as one of China’s favourite incentive destinations, with a record 85 events from Asia secured by Business Events Sydney taking place in Sydney over the past three years.

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IATA-UFTAA renew Alliance Agreement on training programme

| April 8, 2014

The original Alliance Agreement for the development, marketing, endorsement, and promotion of the IATA Travel and Tourism Training products entered into between IATA and UFTAA on May 2011 has been extended up to the end of current year.

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AEA Airlines offer 10 million more seats this summer #ttot

| April 7, 2014

During the summer season that started this month and lasts till the end of October, the member airlines of the Association of European Airlines will offer 5.5 million additional seats on intra-European flight s and an extra 4.5 million seats on their intercontinental services. 

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AIME pre tours inspire event planners to book future business

| April 7, 2014

The 2014 Asia Pacific Meetings & Conference Expo (AIME) pre tour program has motivated over half of its participants to bring business to Melbourne and regional Victoria in the future, Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) Chief Executive Officer, Karen Bolinger, announced today.

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Ashfield Meetings & Events Announces Double Digit EBIT Growth #eventsprofs

| April 4, 2014
Ashfield Meetings & Events Announces Double Digit EBIT Growth #eventsprofs

Ashfield Meetings & Events announced its results for the Financial Year Ending September 2013, the last set of results under the former brand Universal WorldEvents.

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Hyde and Davidson publish first book dedicated to delivering venue sales

| April 3, 2014

Anthony Hyde and Rob Davidson have joined forces to publish the first ever book dedicated to business development in venues. 

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Zibrant recognised by The Times as top employer for women #eventsprofs

| April 3, 2014

Zibrant has today (Thursday 3 April) been named by The Times as one of 50 of the UK’s top employers for women.

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Hotelbeds Announces over 20% growth in the Americas region during International Pow Wow 2014 #ttot

| April 3, 2014

Chicago – April 2nd, 2014 – Hotelbeds, the No. 1 Global B2B bedbank, has announced its growth plans for the Americas region at the International Pow Wow 2014 trade show in Chicago.

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2nd PATAcademy-HCD to Focus on Marketing, Branding and Social Media

| April 2, 2014

Committed to Human Capital Development (HCD), the 2nd PATAcademy-HCD is designed for rising stars in the travel industry who want to broaden their practical experience, engage with leading speakers and learn from their peers

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Alessandro Rosso Group has signed a 2-year agreement with Cvent

| April 1, 2014

Alessandro Rosso Group has signed a 2-year agreement  with Cvent www.cvent.com, provider of a market-leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform.

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MICE industry veteran Rashid Toefy joins MCI to drive long-term growth in Africa

| March 31, 2014

Geneva, 31st March 2014. MCI, the world’s leading provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions and a key driver of innovation in the international meetings, incentives, congress and events (MICE) industry, is delighted to announce the appointment of Rashid Toefy as Managing Director of MCI South Africa, effective 1st July 2014.

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Japan Airlines, British Airways and Finnair begin joint business on flights between Europe and Japan

| March 31, 2014

Japan Airlines and fellow oneworld alliance members British Airways and Finnair will start their planned joint business between Europe and Japan starting on April 1, 2014.

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Global Report on the Meeting Industry launched by UNWTO #eventsprofs

| March 29, 2014

The meetings industry is one of the fundamental segments of the tourism sector. UNWTO’s newly released Global Report on the Meetings Industry provides an overall view of the main issues facing destinations aiming to build a competitive meetings industry along with case studies from around the world.

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Dubai Holding sponsors the region’s leading Vertical Marathon

| March 29, 2014
Dubai Holding sponsors the region’s leading Vertical Marathon

Dubai:  Dubai Holding, the global investment holding company, in partnership with Jumeirah Emirates Towers and in support of Al Jalila Foundation, is proud to sponsor Dubai’s only vertical race and one of the most popular fundraising events – The Dubai Holding Vertical Marathon.

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MCI acquires 3Events,offering unparalleled event management services for Turkish market

| March 28, 2014

Geneva, 28th March 2014. Following the acquisition of 3Events, a promising start-up focused on corporate and association event management, MCI today announced the exciting launch of MCI Turkey.

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TTG Incontri welcomes the USA

| March 27, 2014

With a whole pavilion dedicated to the USA, TTG Incontri is the only trade fair in Italy gathering under the same roof the widest and most comprehensive US tourist offer.

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Ryanair doubles Athens-London Stansted in winter 2014

| March 27, 2014

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite low fares airline, has announced its 2014 Winter schedule with the doubling of the Athens-London Stansted connection. 

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Khiri Travel and Partners Secure Future for 20 Thai Children

| March 25, 2014
Khiri Travel and Partners Secure Future for 20 Thai Children

A check for half a million baht (USD16,000) was donated by Khiri Travel and partners to Operation Smile Thailand on 20 March in Bangkok, Thailand

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Another Surprise in Store: Live-Marketing Agency VOK DAMS takes a share in Creative Agency CE+Co.

| March 25, 2014

VOK DAMS, one of the world’s leading agencies for events and live-marketing, has always been good for a surprise.

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New Real Madrid Stadium for 2017..

| March 25, 2014
New Real Madrid Stadium for 2017..

The new Santiago Bernabeu is expected to cost 400 million Euros and will be a contemporary Stadium which will have a new hotel;

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Honouring regional convention ambassadors #eventprofs

| March 25, 2014
Honouring regional convention ambassadors #eventprofs

Last Saturday, during The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), again a meeting took place of the Maastricht convention ambassador club Amici ad Mosam.

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ITE Group appoints a new Non-Executive Director

| March 25, 2014

ITE Group plc announced the appointment of Sharon Baylay to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 April 2014. She will also be a member of ITE’s Audit and Remuneration Committees.

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The Society for Worldwide Medical Exchange Launches its First Online Course in Infectious Diseases for Latin America in Conjunction with the American Society for Microbiology

| March 21, 2014

Miami, Florida (March 20, 2014) – TheSocietyfor Worldwide Medical Exchange (SWME), an international non-profit organization dedicated to the continuing education of physicians worldwide, announced a new course for Latin America focused on antimicrobial resistance and the increase of hospital-acquired infections.

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Gdansk holds 2017 ICCA Congress site inspection

| March 20, 2014

Martin Sirk, ICCA CEO visited Gdansk for the site inspection due to city efforts to host 2017 ICCA Congress. Visit was organized by Gdansk Convention Bureau.

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PATA Explores Partnerships in Russia

| March 20, 2014
PATA Explores Partnerships in Russia

Picture: PATA CEO Martin Craigs and PATA Regional Director – East Asia, Ivy Chee holding a press briefing at Lotte Hotel Moscow

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Five bid cities submit Application Files to host 2022 Olympic Winter Games

| March 14, 2014

The Applicant Cities of Krakow (Poland), Oslo (Norway), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Lviv (Ukraine) and Beijing (China)*…

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Egencia names Sophie Krishnan vice president of global marketing and product

| March 13, 2014
Egencia names Sophie Krishnan vice president of global marketing and product

LONDON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Egencia®, the business travel company of the Expedia group (NASDAQ: EXPE), today announced Sophie Krishnan as vice president of global marketing and product.

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PATA and Kazakhstan Sign MoU

| March 12, 2014
PATA and Kazakhstan Sign MoU

Picture: L/R: Inna Rey, CEO of Sayat Travel Tour Operator (Astana); Ivy Chee, PATA Regional Director – East Asia; Martin Craigs, PATA CEO; Roza Assanbayeva, Chairman of the Committee of Tourism Sector of the NCE; Isagulova Aigul, Coordinator of Eco-tourism Resource Center of Kazakhstan Tourism Association (Almaty); Zhanserikova Aigul, Traditional Artisan, Head of Aigul Line [...]

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CSR a New Category for PATA Gold Awards 2014

| March 11, 2014

March 11, 2014, Bangkok – Travel and tourism industry organisations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to successfully promote the travel industry in Asia Pacific can submit entries to the 2014 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards until April 30.

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Sierra Gorda Completes “Early Adopter” Assessment, Applying Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations

| March 11, 2014

Mexican biosphere reserve adopts baseline criteria and indicators for sustainable tourism WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 11, 2014) – Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve in Mexico is the first Central American destination to complete the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s (GSTC) GSTC Early Adopters Program to test its new Criteria and Indicators for Destinations,

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Hotelopia wins easyJet holidays contract

| March 10, 2014

Palma de Mallorca, Monday 10th March 2014.- Hotelopia, one of the online travel agencies of TUI Travel PLC, announced that it has won a new contract with easyJet holidays.

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Halls fully booked, increase in trade visitors and business volume sets new records

| March 9, 2014

Positive forecasts for the global economy boost the tourism sector – ITB Berlin 2014 confirms its role as the world’s leading travel trade show – increase in international buyers, exhibitors and congress delegates

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Silk Road Ministers deepen commitment to visa facilitation

| March 7, 2014

On the year of the 20th Anniversary of the Samarkand Declaration on Silk Road Tourism, the 4th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers’ Meeting convened to discuss visa facilitation as a means to further advance tourism development along the ancient trade route.

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National Geographic Traveler and ITB Berlin honour sustainable projects with the World Legacy Awards

| March 6, 2014
National Geographic Traveler and ITB Berlin honour sustainable projects with the World Legacy Awards

Next year ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel show, and National Geographic Traveler, the globally recognised travel magazine, will be honouring support for sustainable tourism with a series of new awards.

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Swedish Airport Operator Swedavia has Contracted MATERNA IPS to Supply and Install New Check-In Machines

| March 6, 2014

CUSS Check-in for Swedavia

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