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Historic partnership between Hotelbeds Group and IHG to boost business globally 

| March 24, 2017
Historic partnership between Hotelbeds Group and IHG to boost business globally 

Both companies will intensify relations to reach record-breaking results for this year Unprecedented access to the chain’s full network of over 5,000 hotels in 100-plus countries 

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Tourism and economic growth under the spotlight at UNWTO & Arabian Travel Market Ministerial Forum 2017

| March 16, 2017
Tourism and economic growth under the spotlight at UNWTO & Arabian Travel Market Ministerial Forum 2017

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are expected to welcome 195 million international tourists by 2030. Between 25 million and 50 million new jobs will be required in the region over the next decade. Over 20 Ministers and industry leaders will gather at the Ministerial Forum to discuss how tourism can play a role […]

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Hilton Hotels & Resorts to open hotel in view of the Eiffel Tower

| March 16, 2017
Hilton Hotels & Resorts to open hotel in view of the Eiffel Tower

CANNES, France, March 15, 2017/ — Hilton (NYSE: HLT) (www.Hilton.com) has announced that its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand will add a second property in central Paris, Hilton Paris Eiffel Tower. 

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The human touch and industry disruptors discussed at ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter 2017 Annual Debate

| March 16, 2017
The human touch and industry disruptors discussed at ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter 2017 Annual Debate

The ‘human touch’ emerged as an invaluable element when dealing with industry disruptors at the annual ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter Debate which took place last week at Manchester Central.

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GES Adds Leading Visitor Engagement Technology with Acquisition of Poken

| March 16, 2017
GES Adds Leading Visitor Engagement Technology with Acquisition of Poken

Poken’s extensive event measurement and visitor engagement capabilities perfectly complement GES’ core live event services and technologies

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UK stars promote Britain in new global magazine

| March 16, 2017
UK stars promote Britain in new global magazine

Opera singer Katherine Jenkins and actor Charlie Hunnam are among the stars helping to promote Britain to the world in VisitBritain’s new international ‘Imagination’ magazine.

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UITT, Ukraine’s leading travel exhibition, returns in March 2017

| March 14, 2017
UITT, Ukraine’s leading travel exhibition, returns in March 2017

The 23rd edition of UITT, Ukraine’s best attended travel and tourism exhibition, returns on 29 – 31 March 2017 at the IEC in Kyiv. This event provides a central meeting place for local and international tour operators and travel industry professionals to converge and do business. 

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TUI Sensimar Imperial Resort & Spa by Atlantica has received the TUI Holly award 2017

| March 13, 2017
TUI Sensimar Imperial Resort & Spa by Atlantica has received the TUI Holly award 2017

For a fourth consecutive year, TUI Sensimar Imperial Resort & Spa by Atlantica, has earned the TUI Holly award and is within the top 100 hoteliers that have been awarded. In the biggest customer survey carried out in the German tourism industry, every year half a million TUI guests decide which hotels are amongst the […]

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ITB Berlin 2017: Positive economic forecasts give the global travel industry a boost

| March 12, 2017
ITB Berlin 2017: Positive economic forecasts give the global travel industry a boost

Lust for travel and profound safety concerns – Personal encounters vs. the digital world – ITB Berlin underlines its standing as the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show ® – Record numbers at the ITB Berlin Convention and increase in international buyers – Preparations under way for ITB China in Shanghai

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The world’s leading bedbank announces its German source market performance at ITB Berlin (Hall 9 Stand 308) 

| March 10, 2017
The world’s leading bedbank announces its German source market performance at ITB Berlin (Hall 9 Stand 308) 

Hotelbeds Group continued to outperform German market during 2016

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New Medical Tourism Pavilion: Announcement of the world’s best hospitals for medical tourism

| March 10, 2017
New Medical Tourism Pavilion: Announcement of the world’s best hospitals for medical tourism

This year ITB Berlin has introduced a new platform in Hall 3.2 for medical health providers, as well as hotels and destinations offering corresponding medical services. At the Medical Tourism Pavilion visitors can find about products and services and attend presentations and workshops on the latest trends and developments in this growth market.

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High heels meet high ambitions: IMEX recognises girl-power within events industry by celebrating International Women’s Day

| March 9, 2017
High heels meet high ambitions: IMEX recognises girl-power within events industry by celebrating International Women’s Day

IMEX is supporting International Women’s Day on 8 March by celebrating the role women play across the international meetings and events industry and throughout the forthcoming show, IMEX in Frankfurt, taking place 16 – 18 May. Women play a fundamental role in the industry and as participants at IMEX shows; they account for nearly half […]

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National Geographic and ITB Berlin Announce World Legacy Awards Winners

| March 9, 2017
National Geographic and ITB Berlin Announce World Legacy Awards Winners

Visionary Travel Companies and Destination Leaders Honored During United Nations International Year for Sustainable Tourism

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Ellinair was awarded as the “Best new entrant performance, based on scheduled passenger traffic” by Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”!

| March 9, 2017
Ellinair was awarded as the “Best new entrant performance, based on scheduled passenger traffic” by Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”!

Ellinair was awarded as the “Best new entrant performance, based on scheduled passenger traffic” by Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”!  Ellinair received yet another distinction during the 17th Airline Marketing Workshop, that took place on 02nd March 2017, at Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”.

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Ellinair is launching new Easter flights to Germany!

| March 9, 2017
Ellinair is launching new Easter flights to Germany!

Ellinair is launching new Easter flights to Germany at new, lower rates! 

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Specialist destinations growth for Hotelbeds Group´s Destination Services business in German market 

| March 8, 2017

Destination Services has registered 26% year-on-year increase in specialist destinations from the German source market during the October to January period Upsurge driven mainly by interest for Group and Fully Independent Traveller (FIT) roundtrip products South Africa (+55%) and Kenya (+41%) fastest growing specialist destinations

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ITB Berlin 2017 maintains its strong appeal

| March 7, 2017
ITB Berlin 2017 maintains its strong appeal

26 halls fully booked – Around 10,000 exhibitors from 184 countries and regions – Botswana, the official partner country, sets an example for sustainable tourism – ITB Berlin Convention features the key topics ‘Safety & Security’ and ’Artificial Intelligence’ – Launch of Medical Tourism, a new segment – Travel Technology continues to boom – 2017 […]

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ITB Buyers Circle: Big business is best in a small circle

| March 6, 2017
ITB Buyers Circle: Big business is best in a small circle

Buyers with large budgets from around the world – ITB Speed Networking Event connects leading buyers with exhibitors –Services at the show save time and ensure even greater business success at ITB Berlin

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UNWTO advances the conversion of the Code of Ethics into an international Convention

| March 6, 2017
UNWTO advances the conversion of the Code of Ethics into an international Convention

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is working to convert the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international Convention, in order to increase the commitment of all stakeholders to its principles. The process is being led by an intergovernmental Working Group composed of representatives of 36 UNWTO Member States.

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Electric car on a zero emissions 34,000 km journey fuels Dubai Airports’ green mobility event

| March 6, 2017

The event supports Dubai Plan 2021 to enhance energy efficiency and reduce carbon footprint Dubai, UAE – March 6, 2017 – An electric car that is on a 34,000 kilometre zero-emission road trip – from the Netherlands to Australia – and has been driven through 22 countries, stopped by at Dubai International to refuel and […]

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Measures to minimise possible effects due to strikes at Berlin’s airports

| March 4, 2017

ITB Berlin has put together a number of measures to ensure visitors experience minimum difficulties travelling to the World’s Largest Travel Trade Show

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Sustainability, new platform tourism services and Silk Road focus of UNWTO activities at ITB 2017

| March 3, 2017
Sustainability, new platform tourism services and Silk Road focus of UNWTO activities at ITB 2017

 UNWTO activities at the 51th edition of ITB, taking place next 8-12 March in Berlin, include the 7th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers Meeting, events on the New Platform Tourism Services (or the so- called sharing economy), Child Protection and Indigenous Tourism.

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ITB Berlin raises awareness of CSR in tourism

| March 3, 2017
ITB Berlin raises awareness of CSR in tourism

World’s Largest Travel Trade Show focuses on the ‘International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017’ – forward-looking projects and a new impetus for social responsibility in tourism on the stages in Hall 4.1 and at the ITB Berlin Convention

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Passenger traffic at DXB hits an all-time high of 8 million in January

| March 1, 2017

Dubai, UAE – March 1, 2017 – Dubai International began the new year in top gear as monthly traffic in January reached an all-time high of 8 million passengers, according to the traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today.

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Plan, explore and network: The ITB App offers many new features

| February 28, 2017
Plan, explore and network: The ITB App offers many new features

New interactive features to plan the ITB visit efficiently and gain new business contacts – The ITB App is free of charge and available now for download on App Store and Google Play.

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WTM and Global Wellness Institute Announce Strategic Partnership

| February 28, 2017
WTM and Global Wellness Institute Announce Strategic Partnership

The World Travel Market portfolio of events and the Global Wellness Institute have agreed upon a strategic partnership, which will start at Arabian Travel Market (24-27 April) in Dubai.

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Experience Botswana live at the opening of ITB Berlin

| February 28, 2017
Experience Botswana live at the opening of ITB Berlin

Federal Minister Brigitte Zypries and the president of Botswana, the partner country, to attend the gala event at the World’s Largest Travel Trade Show® – a show full of entertainment showcasing tourism attractions and featuring dance, music and theatre performances

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Greece through the eyes of travelers – 1st Travel Photo Contest

| February 24, 2017
Greece through the eyes of travelers – 1st Travel Photo Contest

Greece through the eyes of travelers from all over the world.  Join 1st travel photo contest, share, inspire and win!   Prizes First 50 participants, from any place in the world, will receive a postcard from Greece. Just publish at least one photo and send us your address. All participants enter to win a free […]

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Digital innovations and analogue encounters

| February 23, 2017

At the ITB Berlin Convention numerous sessions on digitalisation and travel technology will take a look at the future – Live testing of innovation, career tips for technically minded newcomers and how to deal with fake news in a crisis – Exclusive market survey by Travelzoo/ ITB Berlin on travellers’ safety concerns

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Exclusive preview of the Berlin Travel Festival 2018 at ITB Berlin

| February 22, 2017

Exclusive preview at ITB Berlin – an interactive exhibition and a stimulating programme of events at the Marshall-Haus will provide an insight into the first Berlin Travel Festival in March 2018 – admission is free for trade visitors One year before its official launch in March 2018, the Berlin Travel Festival invites trade visitors and […]

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ITB Berlin: Display halls fully booked

| February 20, 2017
ITB Berlin: Display halls fully booked

More floor space for exhibitors from boom segments including Travel Technology and Arab destinations – New exhibitors and innovative stand concepts – New: Medical Tourism – World’s Largest Travel Trade Show mirrors travel industry trends and developments

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Athens is fourth Best European Destination for 2017

| February 13, 2017
Athens is fourth Best European Destination for 2017

Travellers have always ranked Athens at the top of this European competition.  It is a favourite destination for travellers from all over the world who want to discover Europe. Ever since its participation in this competition,

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Grand finale of ITB Berlin 2017

| February 8, 2017
Grand finale of ITB Berlin 2017

Exotic music, colours and rhythms will feature at the grand finale of the World’s Largest Travel Trade Show® – admission is free for ITB ticket holders on Sunday

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Asian’s Appetite for Travel Remains Strong and Becomes Sophisticated

| February 7, 2017

The 2017 Travelzoo® Travel Trends Report* released today by global travel deals publisher Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) reveals that, despite a turbulent 2016, Asian tourists plan to travel abroad more and spend more time on in-depth exploration trips to safe destinations in 2017.

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Tourico Holidays joins Hotelbeds Group[1] 

| February 7, 2017
Tourico Holidays joins Hotelbeds Group[1] 

o   Hotelbeds Group and Tourico Holidays combine forces to drive innovation in the B2B Bedbank space. o   Deal will combine companies with complementary geographic footprints. 

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ITB Hospitality Day: A wealth of trends and innovations

| February 6, 2017
ITB Hospitality Day: A wealth of trends and innovations

ITB Hospitality Day topics at the ITB Berlin Convention 2017: From clinical IT to lively travel worlds, with crises and opportunities mixed in – Admission is free for trade visitors

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Booking.com Launches Accelerator Programme for Startups in Sustainable Tourism

| February 6, 2017
Booking.com Launches Accelerator Programme for Startups in Sustainable Tourism

Via the 3-week Booking.com Booster Programme, promising startups will have a chance to pitch for grants of up to €500k

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Booking Trends: Greece boom and Egypt comeback

| February 3, 2017
Booking Trends: Greece boom and Egypt comeback

Greece is a clear destination winner this year and demand for Egypt is recovering strongly, German tour operator DER Touristik said in an upbeat overview of current booking trends.

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Europe is the official Partner Destination for ITB China 2017

| February 1, 2017
Europe is the official Partner Destination for ITB China 2017

  First Partner Destination ever – official announcement of partnership between European Travel Commission and ITB China on 31 January in Brussels 

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WTM London 2016 Facilitates a Record £2.8 Billion in Travel Industry Deals

| January 31, 2017
WTM London 2016 Facilitates a Record £2.8 Billion in Travel Industry Deals

World Travel Market London 2016, the leading global event for the travel industry, will generate a record £2.8 billion in travel and tourism industry deals.

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