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Roger Kellerman Receives 2014 JMIC Profile and Power Award

| November 26, 2014
Roger Kellerman Receives 2014 JMIC Profile and Power Award

The Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) announced the winner of the 2013 JMIC Profile and Power Award as Mr. Roger Kellerman, the founder and publisher of the magazine Meetings International.

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Lufthansa to offer the most cutting-edge and exclusive travelling experience

| November 26, 2014

-The Greek island of Crete is one of the new, sunny destinations of Lufthansa. -Two extra weekly flights from Munich to Athens added to the Lufthansa summer timetable. -Innovative product enhance Lufthansa’s services to its Greek customers. -Roll out of new Premium Economy Cabin on intercontinental flights.

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The International Convention Scholarship Award is back!

| November 26, 2014

Recipients to represent Sarawak at International Conventions in 2015

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Emirates to operate seven additional flights a week to the Maldives

| November 25, 2014
Emirates to operate seven additional flights a week to the Maldives

DUBAI, U.A.E.: Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, has announced a third daily service to Malé, the capital of the Maldives.

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BEA Italia Awarding AIM Group in Category Sports Event

| November 25, 2014
BEA Italia Awarding AIM Group in Category Sports Event

Over 500 people attended the awards ceremony of Bea Italia 2014, which like every year has rewarded the excellence of the Italian event industry, with the delivery of the much sought-after prizes.

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Chinese aspirations to visit Britain stronger than ever

| November 25, 2014

- China ranks Britain second in the world for Tourism – Chinese spending in the UK up by 64% – VisitBritain holds biggest ever China tourism mission

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Dubai Business Events and DuBiotech join forces to further strengthen Dubai’s position in the life sciences conference field

| November 24, 2014
Dubai Business Events and DuBiotech join forces to further strengthen Dubai’s position in the life sciences conference field

- Partnership forged to provide support for international life sciences conferences held in Dubai – Increase expected in the number of life sciences conferences held and educational opportunities presented to professionals in the region

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World Committee on Tourism Ethics praises initiatives on Accessible Tourism

| November 21, 2014

The fourteenth meeting of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics meeting in Rome, Italy (17-18 November 2014) commended the efforts of UNWTO and its partners to advance Accessible Tourism for All.

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HOTELbeat CFO and Co-Founder Named Outstanding Entrepreneur by the Asian Business Association

| November 20, 2014
HOTELbeat CFO and Co-Founder Named Outstanding Entrepreneur by the Asian Business Association

Elvin Lai, a first generation immigrant from Taiwan and seasoned hotel owner/operator, has been bestowed the honorable title of San Diego’s Entrepreneur of the Year

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Vienna Convention Bureau returns to ICCA Board of Directors

| November 20, 2014

Ulrike von Arnold, Deputy Director of the Vienna Tourist Board’s Vienna Convention Bureau (VCB), has been appointed 2nd Vice President of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) with immediate effect.

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AIME TAKES HOME BEST EXHIBITION AWARD AT AUSTRALIAN EVENT AWARDS (AEA)

| November 20, 2014

Latest accolade cements AIME as the business events industry leader

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Another successful year for Atlantica Hotels & Resorts!

| November 18, 2014

Atlantica Hotels & Resorts have been recognized with 20 major awards at the Annual Award Ceremony of TUI UK (First Choice-Thomson) and TUI NORDIC (Fritidsresor, Finnmatkat, Star Tour), at the largest tourism exhibition World Travel Market in London.

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Dubai wins prestigious SITE Crystal Award for seamlessly hosting UAE’s largest-ever incentive group

| November 18, 2014
Dubai wins prestigious SITE Crystal Award for seamlessly hosting UAE’s largest-ever incentive group

  Earlier this year, Dubai welcomed the largest incentives group in the UAE’s history, comprised of 14,500 delegates from Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. in China 

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The Best Cruise Lines of 2014 Announced: Top UK Ports Win Awards

| November 18, 2014

— Cruise Critic releases annual UK Editors’ Picks Awards: Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas named best new ship LONDON, Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Announced today, Cruise Critic® (http://www.cruisecritic.co.uk), the world’s largest cruise reviews site and cruise community, has named its UK Editors’ Picks Awards for 2014. Highlighting the best cruise ships, cruise lines and […]

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Dirk Baerts from Egencia to Represent Canada ACTE Board of Directors

| November 18, 2014
Dirk Baerts from Egencia to Represent Canada ACTE Board of Directors

Edmonton, November 17 — Dirk Baerts, Managing Director, Egencia® Canada will begin a three-year term as Canada Region Board Member for the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) on April 1, 2015. 

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VisitBritain Partners With Peeta Planet to Launch ‘Dunes to Peaks’ Tourism Campaign

| November 18, 2014

DUBAI, UAE, November 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – In a bid to encourage the GCC visitors to explore the GREAT British countryside, VisitBritain, today unveiled the second edition of the ‘Dunes to GREAT Britain‘ marketing campaign today in the UAE. In 2013, the first edition ‘Dunes to Dales’ focused on discovering Manchester and the Yorkshire Dales […]

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Emirates Overhauls its First Airbus A380

| November 13, 2014
Emirates Overhauls its First Airbus A380

The first A380 delivered to Emirates completes a 3C-Check, the largest maintenance check on any aircraft. Watch the entire process captured on camera

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Flying Home For Christmas?

| November 13, 2014

British Airways is hosting a course at Heathrow on November 29, 2014 to help nervous flyers hoping to see their loved ones abroad this Christmas.

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GREAT campaign ads to feature in new Paddington film

| November 13, 2014

·         VisitBritain partners with STUDIOCANAL for international family marketing campaign

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GBTA Foundation Forecasts Western Europe Business Travel Spend to Grow in 2014 and 2015

| November 13, 2014

Business Travel Growth to Expand by 4.9% and 6.6% in 2014 and 2015, respectively BERLIN, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The GBTA Foundation, education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA),

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Lufthansa and VOK DAMS: Doubly marked by success

| November 13, 2014
Lufthansa and VOK DAMS: Doubly marked by success

Exactly 88 years ago, in 1926, the Deutsche Lufhansa was founded. Reason enough to celebrate this anniversary in China, as the number eight signifies good luck in the Chinese culture.

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Prague Convention Bureau Supports the Employment of Women

| November 12, 2014

12th November 2014 – In the beginning of the year, Prague Convention Bureau became a partner of the expert job portal pracezeny.cz whose purpose is to help women find employment.

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Danny Pecorelli named The Caterer 2014 Hotelier of the Year

| November 12, 2014
Danny Pecorelli named The Caterer 2014 Hotelier of the Year

Exclusive Hotels and Venues’ Managing Director, Danny Pecorelli, has today been named the 2014 Hotelier of the Year by The Caterer.

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Anthony Hyde to lead Trinity Event Solutions from January 2015

| November 12, 2014
Anthony Hyde to lead Trinity Event Solutions from January 2015

Jacqui Kavanagh, founder and owner of Trinity Event Solutions has appointed Anthony Hyde as managing director from January 2015. Anthony will take over the day to day running of the highly respected venue finding agency based in Stamford, Lincolnshire.

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Emirates Skywards and Starwood Preferred Guest® Join Forces to Extend Benefits across the Sky and Around the Globe

| November 11, 2014
Emirates Skywards and Starwood Preferred Guest® Join Forces to Extend Benefits across the Sky and Around the Globe

New Partnership Takes Loyalty to New Heights in Growing Travel Markets with Extra Rewards and Elite Earnings

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Emirates to Increase its Services to New York JFK

| November 11, 2014
Emirates to Increase its Services to New York JFK

Airline to launch fourth daily service to the Big Apple in March 2015

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Last round of knowledge updates in 2014

| November 11, 2014

Four new ITB Academy webinars offer a wealth of knowledge for the New Year  –

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Eventsforce announces support for internship programme at Coventry University

| November 11, 2014

Eventsforce today announces that it will launch a programme to support event management students seeking internship opportunities at Coventry University.

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“World’s Leading Flight Comparison Website” Contender Dohop Seeks Representative to Spend 5 Days on an Island Paradise

| November 11, 2014

YKJAVIK, Iceland, November 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Flight-comparison site Dohop.com is nominated as “The World’s Leading Flight Comparison Website” at the 2014 World Travel Awards and this year the Final Gala is being held in Anguilla, an island paradise in the Caribbean. Due to prior engagements, no one from Dohop is able to attend, so […]

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TUI provides attractive telephone and data communications offerings through its own mobile phone provider TUI Connect

| November 7, 2014

-Launch of an innovative mobile phone company -Focus on attractive rates for overseas travellers -Offerings are integrated into the customer experience -TUI distribution channels to be used to market the products

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Punta del Este 365 – UNWTO launches first prototype to overcome seasonality

| November 6, 2014

“Punta del Este 365” is an initiative that brings together the public and the private sector of Punta del Este in Uruguay to develop and implement new tourism products aimed at overcoming seasonality.

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Etihad Airways to expand pilot numbers following recruitment of 40 Alitalia captains and first officers

| November 6, 2014

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced the recruitment of 40 fully-qualified pilots from Alitalia, the national airline of Italy, as part of a large-scale global campaign to hire between 500 to 600 captains and first officers over the next three years.

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Harnessing the Power of One Billion Tourists for a Sustainable Future

| November 6, 2014
Harnessing the Power of One Billion Tourists for a Sustainable Future

Resource efficiency, conservation, and new technologies are the focus of a new international partnership on sustainable tourism (London, United Kingdom, 5 November 2014).

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Single European Sky: “Time to walk the talk”

| November 6, 2014

On the eve of the EU Transport Ministers’ Rome Conference on the much needed Single European Sky, AEA urges Europe’s national governments to strive to achieve the best outcome for the environment and consumers in Europe instead of persisting in national politics.

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WTM 2014 Sees Impressive 7% Visitor Increase

| November 6, 2014
WTM 2014 Sees Impressive 7% Visitor Increase

Overall delegate figures are up 5%, according to unaudited figure up to 1pm on Wednesday 5 November The first two and a half days of World Travel Market 2014, the leading global event for the travel industry, experienced an impressive 7% increase in visitors, including buyers. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday up to 1pm on Wednesday […]

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Monaco Convention Bureau wins ICCA Best Marketing Award

| November 6, 2014
Monaco Convention Bureau wins ICCA Best Marketing Award

The winner was announced at the Closing Ceremony of the 53rd ICCA Congress, taking place 1-5 November in Antalya, Turkey. Monaco Convention Bureau was awarded for their campaign aimed at overcoming negative stereotypes by twisting clichés around to reposition their brand.

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Applications to join the ITB Buyers Circle invited as of now: the platform for concluding successful

| November 5, 2014

Membership of a premium circle for senior buyers at the world’s largest travel trade show – online applications invited as of now – new: Buyer Seller Speed Networking session on 5 March 2015

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WTM Honours Exhibitors In Best Stand Awards

| November 5, 2014
WTM Honours Exhibitors In Best Stand Awards

Flanders and Switzerland are among the exhibitors honoured with awards for their stands at World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry.

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UNWTO and the Adventure Travel Trade Association release global report on adventure tourism

| November 5, 2014

The UNWTO Global Report on Adventure Tourism, published jointly with the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), is a first approach by UNWTO on the topic of adventure tourism. The report provides insight into the close relation between adventure tourism and responsible tourism.   ATTA, a UNWTO Affiliate Member, has provided key input in this report to help […]

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Hotelbeds expects over 19% global sales growth for 2014 at World Travel Market

| November 4, 2014

The company has announced solid growth figures in all its regions, with Europe remaining the best-selling region and the MEAPAC region registering, once again, the highest growth rates.  Mallorca, Tenerife, Barcelona, London and Paris were the travellers’ most-chosen spots in Europe.  London, 4 November 2014 – Hotelbeds, the No.1 Global B2B Bedbank, has announced over […]

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