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UNWTO activities at World Travel Market 2014

| October 22, 2014

Ministers’ Summit: “Tourism and Mega-Events: building a lasting legacy” (4 November)

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ACTE Announces Industry First Membership Benefit

| October 21, 2014

ACTE Offers Corporate Travel Buyer Members Unprecedented Zero-registration Fees to All 2015 Events

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TUI Travel Accommodation & Destinations consolidates its commitment to children

| October 20, 2014

In line with its active Corporate Social Responsibility policies, the company joins The Code, an industry-driven responsible tourism initiative created to prevent the sexual exploitation of children in destinations in which the company operates

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Ovation names Chris Baker winner of 2014 Huggability Award

| October 16, 2014
Ovation names Chris Baker winner of 2014 Huggability Award

Ovation Global DMC, the Destination Services Division of MCI, is delighted to name Chris Baker DMCP winner of the 2014 Ovation Huggabilty Award. The announcement was made today at IMEX America, Las Vegas by Aoife Delaney.

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Jumeirah Group announces three new hotels in China

| October 16, 2014
Jumeirah Group announces three new hotels in China

Luxury Dubai hotel group agrees to manage properties in Haikou, Wuhan and Nanjing

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VisitBritain supplies free trade website for British tourism industry

| October 15, 2014

- Tourism suppliers can create content and manage their own listings on new global platform – VisitBritain calls for more suppliers to sign up and increase global profile

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Swiss travel film is the best in Europe

| October 14, 2014
Swiss travel film is the best in Europe

The winner of the first ETC Film Awards was announced at a ceremony held in the famous Bran Castle.

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IMEX America: BESydney announces President of 105th Rotary International Convention as new Sydney Ambassador

| October 14, 2014

14 October 2014 LAS VEGAS: Ron D. Burton, the former President of Rotary International, has become the latest industry leader to join Business Events Sydney’s (BESydney) esteemed group of Ambassadors.

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ITB Berlin is looking for bloggers with a passion and learning potential

| October 13, 2014

Apply now: the first ITB Blog Camp for travel bloggers takes place from 1 to 2 March 2015 in Berlin

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World Travel Market Delegates go free on the Heathrow Express

| October 13, 2014
World Travel Market Delegates go free on the Heathrow Express

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has partnered with Heathrow Express to offer delegates flying into Heathrow free travel to and from Heathrow and Paddington.

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City of Vienna honors Christian Mutschlechner

| October 11, 2014

Christian Mutschlechner, long-time director of the Vienna Convention Bureau of the Vienna Tourist Board, has been awarded the City of Vienna’s Silver Medal for his services to Vienna’s convention business. This honor was bestowed upon him by Executive City Councillor of Finance Vice-Mayor Renate Brauner at a ceremony in the Vienna City Hall on October […]

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SWISS invests in “Next-Generation Airline of Switzerland”

| October 10, 2014

SWISS will be investing billions of Swiss francs in advanced aircraft, attractive destinations and further product enhancements over the next few years as part of its “Next-Generation Airline of Switzerland” strategy. The airline will be adding 22 new European destinations to its Zurich network with the start of the 2015 summer schedules, and will also […]

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International celebrities, designers and artists to lend their artistic talents to the London Paddington Trail

| October 9, 2014

David Beckham, Hugh Bonneville, Darcey Bussell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bear Grylls, Inkie, Boris Johnson, Christopher Kane, Nicole Kidman, Rankin and Emma Watson amongst names set to design exclusive Paddington statues for The Paddington Trail.

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London welcomes record number of tourists

| October 9, 2014
London welcomes record number of tourists

London’s world-class visitor attractions are helping drive a big increase in tourists coming to the capital – putting the city on course for its most successful tourism year.

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WTM Latin America presents “A Taste of IBTM”

| October 9, 2014

The next edition of the exhibition, which takes place from 22 – 24 April, will offer the platform for holding individual meetings between qualified buyers from the MICE segment and exhibitors

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TripAdvisor Toasts the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Restaurants

| October 9, 2014
TripAdvisor Toasts the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Restaurants

World’s Best Fine Dining Establishments Identified Based on Reviews and Opinions of Millions of Travelers

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UNWTO Executive Council discusses the links between tourism and culture

| October 7, 2014
UNWTO Executive Council discusses the links between tourism and culture

The importance of building new partnership models for the sustainable development of cultural tourism gained particular relevance at the 99th session of the UNWTO Executive Council meeting in Samarkand.

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Vienna’s 2020 Tourism Strategy: Global.Smart.Premium

| October 7, 2014

Vienna in the year 2020: 18 million bednights, 1 billion euros in turnover by the hospitality sector, and direct flights from an additional 20 cities throughout the world – these are the objectives of Vienna’s 2020 Tourism Strategy recently presented by the Vienna Tourist Board.

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Hertz Portugal partners with MyCaddyMaster to offer an innovative new service to golfing fans

| October 6, 2014

LONDON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world’s leading general use car rental brand,

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Jumeirah turns pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness

| October 1, 2014
Jumeirah turns pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness

Dubai: Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, is marking October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month with a series of activities and events.

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Mongolia: Official Partner Country ITB Berlin 2015

| September 30, 2014

Improvement in transportation connections and infrastructure make travelling in and around Mongolia easier

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World PCO Alliance is offering its conference clients new ways of delegate boosting

| September 30, 2014

Barcelona, September 29th, 2014 The World PCO Alliance strives towards developing unique concepts to the benefit of all its association clients. – Maximising congress attendance: An increasing challenge for associations and scientific societies! Attracting delegates to a conference or scientific meeting becomes more and more of a challenge for associations due to a variety of […]

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Smart strategies for sponsorship from latest INCON article co-authored by MCI experts

| September 29, 2014

Geneva, 29 September 2014. INCON, a dynamic partnership of leading companies providing consistency and continuity in conference, event and destination management, has released its 21st Expert Article ‘The Changing Nature of Sponsorship.’

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PATA and Travel Association “World Without Borders” Sign MoU

| September 29, 2014
PATA and Travel Association “World Without Borders” Sign MoU

Picture: Back Row L/R: Georgy Voskanyan, Advisor International Department, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Federal Agency for Tourism; Hostess from Russian Federation; and Ivy Chee, Regional Director-East Asia, PATA. Front Row L/R: Oxana McChristian, CEO, Travel Association, World Without Borders; and Martin Craigs, CEO, PATA.

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VisitBritain & Japan National Tourism Organisation sign MoU in Tokyo

| September 28, 2014

At the British Chamber of Commerce in Tokyo Christopher Rodrigues, Chairman of VisitBritain, and Mr Ryoichi Matsuyama, President of Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), signed a memorandum of understanding committing both countries to the mutual exchange of tourism experience and information.

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A Guide to Understanding the New European EFPIA Disclosure Code and the Effect It Will Have on the US Medical Meetings Industry

| September 28, 2014

MIAMI, Florida – ABTS Convention Services (ABTS), a global meetings and convention services company with 19 years of experience in international meetings has published “EFPIA and the US Medical Meetings Industry,” a guide to understanding the new European EFPIA Disclosure Code and the effect it will have on the US Medical Meetings Industry.

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New Routes Bring More Sunshine For British Airways Leisure Travellers

| September 26, 2014

British Airways has added another three new routes to its 2015 Gatwick schedule. Seville in Spain, Funchal in Madeira and Las Palmas in Gran Canaria will all be available to book from today, and the first flights will take to the skies from March 2015.

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Marriott Hotels in the UK Ask Millennial Tribe Leaders to Envision the Future of Travel #brilliantguestroom

| September 25, 2014
Marriott Hotels in the UK Ask Millennial Tribe Leaders to Envision the Future of Travel #brilliantguestroom

Marriott Hotels in the UK has asked five thought leaders including TV presenter and charity founder, Katie Piper, and England rugby ace, Danny Care, to share their vision of the hotel guest room of the future.

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European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley invites players to new North Course at Quinta du Lago

| September 25, 2014

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has invited golfers from around the world to play the new North Course at Quinta du Lago – home of World Golf Awards 2014.

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Ryanair Partners With Amadeus for Travel Agency Distribution From 1st November 2014

| September 24, 2014

COLOGNE, Germany, September 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Amadeus’ revolutionary light ticketing technology provides foundation for Ryanair to make a wide range of fares and full ancillary service content available to Amadeus subscribers

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Hans Schenk Appointed as Executive Director of Society for Worldwide Medical Exchange

| September 23, 2014

MIAMI, Florida (September 23, 2014) – The Society for Worldwide Medical Exchange (SWME), an international non-profit organization dedicated to uniting doctors around the world to advance global health,

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TUI AG is the only tourism group listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes World and Europe

| September 23, 2014

Hannover, 23 September 2014 As of today, TUI AG will be the only tourism group to be listed in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) World and Europe.

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London & Partners announces new board member, Sandie Dawe MBE

| September 22, 2014
London & Partners announces new board member, Sandie Dawe MBE

The former CEO of VisitBritain Sandie Dawe MBE has been appointed as a board member of London & Partners, the Mayor’s official promotional company for the city.

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Upgrade of Greece’s Tourist Assets Could Help Spur a Stronger Economic Recovery

| September 22, 2014

LONDON, September 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Christopher Egleton, Executive Chairman of Minoan Group Plc (minoangroup.com), a fast-growing AIM-listed Travel and Leisure company, responds to positive predictions for Greek Q3 growth.

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Dubai’s hosting of international meeting planners showcases growing business events credentials

| September 21, 2014
Dubai’s hosting of international meeting planners showcases growing business events credentials

- Trip is part of wider strategy to boost visitor numbers to the Emirate under Tourism Vision for 2020 – Emirate hosting of approximately 100 international meeting planners strengthens focus on the emirate’s business events credentials Dubai, United Arab Emirates: A large delegation of approximately 100 influential meeting planners and business events journalists from around […]

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12 global instagrammers experience Dubai through the eyes of the emirate’s residents

| September 19, 2014
12 global instagrammers experience Dubai through the eyes of the emirate’s residents

Twelve influential instagrammers from across the globe will visit Dubai over the next four weeks to experience the emirate through the eyes of its residents, each following an itinerary which has been tailor-made for them by another 12 influential Dubai-based instagrammers.

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Sterling guests, educational MINDtalks and fab food made in Denmark at the IceTank, 16 September

| September 18, 2014
Sterling guests, educational MINDtalks and fab food made in Denmark at the IceTank, 16 September

Twenty professional meeting planners, amongst them Concerto Live, TFI, Line Up Communications and Innocent Drinks, were busy cooking up new ideas, tasting the acclaimed New Nordic cuisine, and learning more about innovative meeting destination Denmark at the final session of MINDtalks in 2014 hosted by VisitDenmark and Wonderful Copenhagen CVB.

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Sydney motivates and inspires: direct selling company Pro-Health China returns for 2014 incentive

| September 17, 2014

One of China’s fastest growing direct selling companies, Pro-Health China, begins its five-day incentive in Sydney tomorrow.

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First UNWTO International Congress on Tourism and Pilgrimages explores the link between tourism and spiritual routes

| September 17, 2014

In light of the growing importance of pilgrimages and spiritual routes to tourism development around the world, UNWTO, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism of Spain and the Regional Government of Galicia are organizing the First International Congress on Tourism and Pilgrimages.

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New management for VOK DAMS China: Katja Sassi-Bucsit new General Manager

| September 17, 2014
New management for VOK DAMS China: Katja Sassi-Bucsit new General Manager

The anniversary year – 10 years VOK DAMS China – also witnesses a change of staff at the top as Katja Sassi-Bucsit takes over the position of general manager VOK DAMS China from Ulrike Ellmann.

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