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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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Emirates adds seventh daily service to Bangkok

| May 24, 2016
Emirates adds seventh daily service to Bangkok

Additional service between Dubai and Bangkok to commence from 1 July 2016

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Aoife Delaney named as CIC Pacesetter 2016

| May 24, 2016
Aoife Delaney named as CIC Pacesetter 2016

Ovation Global DMC is delighted to announce that Aoife Delaney, Director of Global Sales has been honoured by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) with the prestigious Pacesetter Award 2016.

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High speed transport and internet for ibtm world

| May 23, 2016
High speed transport and internet for ibtm world

The journey to and from this year’s ibtm world (www.ibtmworld.com), in Barcelona is going to be as fast as the event’s high-speed internet access with the opening of the onsite Metro Station at the Fira Gran Via.

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Europe’s most professional congress bureau

| May 20, 2016
Europe’s most professional congress bureau

There are now eight Certified Meeting Professionals working at the Vienna Tourist Board’s Vienna Convention Bureau (VCB). No other European congress bureau has so many employee who have earned this special quality seal.

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Best-ever first quarter for inbound visits to UK

| May 20, 2016

Figures out today show that the first three months of the year have set a record for inbound visits to the UK.

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Vancouver Named Top North American City for International Meetings

| May 19, 2016
Vancouver Named Top North American City for International Meetings

Planners surveyed by International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and Watkins Research Group rate Vancouver among the world’s best meetings destinations

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Prague is the 11th world’s most popular conference destination

| May 17, 2016
Prague is the 11th world’s most popular conference destination

17th May, 2016, Prague – Prague was ranked 11th in the worldwide rating of cities according to the number of association meetings held. The annual ranking is compiled by International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). In 2015, 123 association meetings were organized in Prague, which is an increase of 4,2 % compared to 2014.

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ICCA 2015 rankings released: Berlin new number 1 city

| May 17, 2016
ICCA 2015 rankings released: Berlin new number 1 city

17 May 2016 ICCA captured a record number of 12,076 rotating international association meetings taking place in 2015; the largest number of association meetings collected in the year after the meetings took place ever, and 571 additional meetings compared to 2014.

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Copenhagen reclaims position in top 10-list of World’s Most Popular Convention Cities

| May 17, 2016
Copenhagen reclaims position in top 10-list of World’s Most Popular Convention Cities

Copenhagen is on a roll as a international convention city! 2016 will be the busiest year the city ever saw in terms of delegates, and according to ICCA’s brand new 2015 Statistics Report, Copenhagen is again to be found in the global top-10.

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UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism: Call for Applications is now open

| May 17, 2016
UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism: Call for Applications is now open

The call for applications for the 13th UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism is now open. The deadline for applications is 30 September 2016.

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WTM Connect Asia Gets Ready to Facilitate Business in South East Asia

| May 13, 2016
WTM Connect Asia Gets Ready to Facilitate Business in South East Asia

Next week suppliers and buyers from all over the world will arrive in Penang for the inaugural WTM Connect Asia. From 18-20 May international exhibitors will meet with Chinese, South East Asian and International Hosted Buyers in an exclusive, closed community setting.

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Bidding now open for multi-million pound fund to boost tourism across England

| May 11, 2016

Bids are now being called for VisitEngland’s £40 million fund to drive tourism growth across England.

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Swissôtel Lima to host World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony 2016

| May 10, 2016

London, May 10th, 2016 Swissôtel Lima has been unveiled as the host for the upcoming World Travel Awards(WTA) Latin America Gala Ceremony 2016.

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Emirates Group Announces Record Profits

| May 10, 2016
Emirates Group Announces Record Profits

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Group records 28th consecutive year of profit, and new record profit of AED 8.2 billion (US$ 2.2 billion); Steady business growth in line with capacity increases, significant investment in the business at AED 17.3 billion (US$ 4.7 billion) Declares a dividend of AED 2.5 billion (US$ 681 million) to the Investment […]

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Airlines honour the Athens International Airport with one more top distinction!

| May 5, 2016
Airlines honour the Athens International Airport with one more top distinction!

In this year’s “Routes Europe”, the biggest airline and airport networking route development forum in Europe, AIA was voted by the airlines as the winner in the 4-20 m. passengers’ category.

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Innovation Award winner announced

| May 5, 2016
Innovation Award winner announced

Jan Tonkin, president of IAPCO, was delighted to present the 2015 Innovation Award to Yoshihito Takahashi from Congress Corporation, Japan at the glittering IMEX Gala evening.

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Historic win for Leicester City could boost football tourism to Britain

| May 3, 2016

 The value of ‘football tourism’ to the UK’s visitor economy could be in for a boost following Leicester City’s historic Premier League win, with Britain in the global spotlight as the ‘home of football.’  

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Denmark launches new version of the meeting design concept, Meetovation

| May 3, 2016
Denmark launches new version of the meeting design concept, Meetovation

For a decade, the happy Danes have been first movers on innovative meetings, using their meeting design concept, Meetovation. Today, the concept is relaunched worldwide with a version 3.0, including a new Meetovation Manifesto, an even stronger focus on educating more Meetovators across Denmark and a brand new website with more hands-on meeting design tools and cases.

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