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European Cities tackle Indian market

| July 25, 2014

ECM, the European network of city tourist offices and convention bureaux, has just gone through a series of marketing activities in the Indian outbound conference, meetings and incentive market in three different cities last week : Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmadabad.

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BESydney congratulates Board Member and Ambassadors named in Australia’s Top 100 Engineers 2014 list

| July 25, 2014

Business Events Sydney (BESydney) Board Member and NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer, Professor Mary O’ Kane, as well as BESydney Ambassadors Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, Dr Marlene Kanga, Dr Adi Paterson and Professor Judy Raper have been named in the prestigious list.

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Dubai International passenger numbers up 6.2 per cent during H1

| July 24, 2014

Dubai, UAE – July 24, 2014 – Passenger traffic at Dubai International rose to 34,676,090 during the first half of 2014, up 6.2 per cent from the same period last year despite a runway refurbishment programme that reduced the airport to a one-runway operation and cut flights by over 26 per cent during May and […]

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Gazpromneft-Aero has Increased Monthly Refueling for Star Alliance in Russia by 50%

| July 23, 2014
Gazpromneft-Aero has Increased Monthly Refueling for Star Alliance in Russia by 50%

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Gazpromneft-Aero, the operator of Gazprom Neft’s aviation fuel business, has increased the monthly refueling volume of Star Alliance Group in Russia by 50% since July 2014, to more than 7,000 tons. This growth has been achieved due to entering into long-term agreements for into-plane refueling of regular […]

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Top agencies join destinations UNLIMITED to celebrate 25th anniversary

| July 23, 2014

More than 100 event planners and DMCs gathered at Heythrop Park at an exclusive event to celebrate destinations UNLIMITED’s 25th anniversary.

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UNWTO and Australia’s Griffith University join forces to advance tourism knowledge

| July 23, 2014

Disseminating tourism knowledge, enhancing the expertise on tourism and climate change and advancingsustainable tourism in Asia and the Pacific are some of the areas of cooperation agreed between the Griffith Institute for Tourism (GIFT) and UNWTO (Madrid, Spain, 21 July 2014).

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DXB resumes full operations after reopening northern runway

| July 22, 2014

Flights surge 31 per cent

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Vienna: More Bednights Than Ever in First Half of 2014

| July 22, 2014

- New all-time high for bednights in Vienna: A total of 6 million overnight stays were recorded in the period from January to June 2014, 5.8% more than in the same period of 2013.

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Transaero Airlines commits to 20 A330s – First A330neo launch customer in Europe

| July 21, 2014
Transaero Airlines commits to 20 A330s – First A330neo launch customer in Europe

Transaero Airlines, Russia’s second largest airline, signed a Letter of Intent with Airbus for 20 A330 aircraft (8 A330ceo and 12 A330neo). This agreement makes Transaero an important launch customer and the first European airline to commit to the A330neo.

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Airbus wins business worth more than $75 billion for 496 aircraft at Farnborough Air Show 2014 – a new Airbus record at Farnborough

| July 21, 2014
Airbus wins business worth more than $75 billion for 496 aircraft at Farnborough Air Show 2014 – a new Airbus record at Farnborough

• Customers endorse newly launched A330neo with 121 commitments; • A320neo Family continues to outpace the competition with 317 orders • Airbus achieves the 3,000th A320neo Family order during the show

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See Paris the Smart Way – 10 Tips From the Experts at Paris Pass

| July 21, 2014

LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Planning your first Paris city break this summer? Make the most of your trip with some insider tips from the experts at attractions specialist Paris Pass (http://www.parispass.com).

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MCI Opens New Office in Chile, Expanding Services in Latin America

| July 18, 2014

Geneva, 18 July 2014. MCI, a key driver of innovation in the global meetings, events, association and congress industries, today announced the opening of a new office in Santiago, Chile.

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New Dimensions for IAPCO: ESC, France, and CTO, Russia

| July 18, 2014

IAPCO announced two new members, each bringing a different perspective to the quality PCO association. CTO Congress becomes the first IAPCO member from Russia; ESC (European Society of Cardiology) becomes the second European Association In-House PCO to join the ranks.

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When the World Cup Ends, Bookings Begin

| July 18, 2014
When the World Cup Ends, Bookings Begin

When it comes to the Football World Cup, the word on the street in the travel industry is that people stay at home to watch their team compete in the World Cup finals. When the team is knocked out they go away.

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Prague Convention Bureau Attended Roadshow in USA

| July 17, 2014
Prague Convention Bureau Attended Roadshow in USA

Prague, 17th July 2014 – Prague Convention Bureau and CzechTourism concluded their first joint MICE & Leisure Roadshow in Western USA.

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German National Tourist Office announces deadlines and new category for Germany Travel Writers Award 2014

| July 17, 2014

The German National Tourist Office (GNTO) has created a new additional category for its annual ‘Germany Travel Writer’s Award’ for ‘travel editorial online’ -

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UNWTO welcomes new Law on Antiquities and Heritage in Saudi Arabia

| July 17, 2014

UNWTO welcomes the new Saudi legislation aimed at protecting the country’s antiquities and heritage as well as to give the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) the mandate to ensure its preservation.

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Etihad Airways takes off with daily Perth flights

| July 17, 2014

-First ever commercial air link between Perth and Abu Dhabi -One-stop flights from Perth to 30 destinations worldwide -Codeshare with Virgin Australia between Perth and Abu Dhabi and to 13 airports throughout Western Australia

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Marriott International Ranked Top Hotel Company on the FORTUNE 500®

| July 17, 2014

Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) has been named to the FORTUNE 500, ranking 219 overall, up from 2013’s ranking of 230, and ranking as the top hotel company in the hotels, casinos and resorts category.

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Dubai International on track to reopen runway on July 21

| July 17, 2014

Airlines temporarily operating into DWC to return to DXB

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PATA Announces 2014 Grand and Gold Award Winners

| July 17, 2014
PATA Announces 2014 Grand and Gold Award Winners

BANGKOK, July 17, 2014 — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced the winners of the 2014 PATA Grand and Gold Awards. Proudly supported and sponsored by the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) for the last 19 years, this year’s awards recognise the achievements of 20 separate organisations and individuals.

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Ljubljana, the 2016 European Green Capital Winner!

| July 16, 2014
Ljubljana, the 2016 European Green Capital Winner!

The European Commission has named Ljubljana the European Green Capital 2016. The finalist for this prestigious title that is pursued by cities all across Europe were also Essen (Germany), Nijmegen (The Netherlands), Oslo (Norway) and Umeå (Sweden).

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Emirates to launch fourth daily flight to Johannesburg

| July 16, 2014

Airline to now serve South Africa with seven daily flights, bringing the total amount of flights per week to 49 Johannesburg, South Africa 15th July 2014 Emirates, a global connector of people and places today announced that it will introduce a fourth daily flight between Dubai and Johannesburg effective 26th October 2014, lifting to seven […]

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PATA China Panel of Experts Initiates “10+1 Expert Consultancy” Model

| July 15, 2014
PATA China Panel of Experts Initiates “10+1 Expert Consultancy” Model

Picture L/R: Ms Hua Zhu, Director General, Fujian Provincial Tourism Administration; Mr Zhongwu Yang, Director General, Shaanxi Provincial Tourism Administration; Mr Kangli Hao, Director General, Sichuan Provincial Tourism Administration; Mr John Koldowski, Special Advisor, PATA; Mr Chong Yu, Director General, Shandong Provincial Tourism Administration; Mr Mario Hardy, Chief Operation Officer, PATA; Mr George Berean, Senior […]

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Next Gen Travelers Can Have it Now – Award-winning Marriott Rewards Launches FlashPerks & LocalPerks

| July 15, 2014
Next Gen Travelers Can Have it Now – Award-winning Marriott Rewards Launches FlashPerks & LocalPerks

First Major Travel Loyalty Program to Integrate Beacon Technology and Flash Offers Bethesda, Md. — All good things don’t necessarily come only to those who wait. Marriott Rewards –

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Hungary set to join the Emirates network

| July 15, 2014
Hungary set to join the Emirates network

DUBAI, U.A.E., 14th July 2014 – Emirates, a global enabler of business and trade, will commence services to Hungary from October this year with a daily flight to the capital Budapest.

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Selling Adelaide – ‘Now Is The Time’ To Indulge Your Mind

| July 14, 2014

The Adelaide Convention Bureau has added two new tools to its portfolio from which to sell Adelaide, South Australia to the world.

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UNWTO and France debate areas of further cooperation

| July 11, 2014

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, and the French Minister of State in charge of Tourism, Fleur Pellerin, met to discuss the new tourism strategy of France as well as how to further strengthen the collaboration with UNWTO. Issues on the agenda included visa facilitation, taxation and the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (Paris, 30 June 2014).

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First Indian Airline to join Global Airline Alliance – Strong network in growing Indian aviation market

| July 11, 2014

NEW DELHI, INDIA – July 11th, 2014 – Star Alliance, the way the Earth connects, welcomed Air India as a full member of its global family of airlines, opening the national carrier’s strong domestic network in the fifth largest aviation market to Star Alliance customers worldwide.

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Bosch distinguishes excellent quality at VOK DAMS

| July 11, 2014
Bosch distinguishes excellent quality at VOK DAMS

The China team of the agency for events and live-marketing VOK DAMS is thrilled about a special distinction bestowed on it by their client Bosch.

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London on course for another year of record-breaking visitor numbers in 2014

| July 10, 2014
London on course for another year of record-breaking visitor numbers in 2014

Thursday 10 July 2014 London welcomed over 3.6 million overseas visits in the first three months of 2014, resulting in the best ever first quarter tourism numbers in the city’s history.

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Messe Berlin: New supervisory board appointed

| July 9, 2014

Peter Zühlsdorff is the new chairman of the supervisory board of Messe Berlin – Cornelia Yzer, the Berlin Senator for Economics, is its first deputy chairwoman

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PATA Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2014-2018 Volume II Available Now

| July 9, 2014

BANGKOK, July 9, 2014 — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce that the PATA Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2014-2018 Volume II is now available to purchase. Following the release of the Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2014-2018 Volume I – the Executive Summary in May this year, Volume II provides more detailed […]

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Emirates Announced Double Daily A380 Service to Mauritius

| July 9, 2014
Emirates Announced Double Daily A380 Service to Mauritius

Aircraft operating second flight on the route to be upgraded

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Marriott Resorts in Mexico Say ‘Bienvenido’ to All Guests

| July 9, 2014
Marriott Resorts in Mexico Say ‘Bienvenido’ to All Guests

Three Hotels Certified for LGBT Guest Services. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico – July 8, 2014 – Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR)

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Post-Sochi Research Demonstrates Appeal of Olympic Games and Olympic Brand

| July 8, 2014

The IOC Executive Board today received a presentation on research conducted on the IOC, the Olympic Games and the Olympic brand that demonstrated the awareness and appeal of the Olympic Games and the Olympic brand.

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Glamping: Camping with added glamour

| July 8, 2014

Recent rise in glamper numbers – previous non-campers also enjoy comfortable quarters – ECOCAMPING presents new findings at the ITB Berlin Convention

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“Professionalising the Profession” Institute of Event Management

| July 7, 2014

Destined to help revolutionise professional standards across the global meetings and events industry, the Institute of Event Management will enjoy a pre-launch at The Meetings Show taking place at Olympia, London, from July 8 to 10.

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Aerospace Composites Market Forecast 2014-2024

| July 3, 2014

Opportunities in Commercial, Military & Business Aircraft & Civil Helicopters for CFRP, GFRP & AFRP

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A New Treasure for the Autograph Collection

| July 3, 2014

Caribbean’s Most Popular Destination Resort — Atlantis, Paradise Island — to Join Marriott International’s Exclusive Portfolio of Independent Hotels

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