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AEGEAN increase UK routes in Summer 2015 including 2 new direct routes from London to Larnaca, Cyprus and Heraklion, Crete offering a total of 6 direct routes!

| January 29, 2015
AEGEAN increase UK routes in Summer 2015 including 2 new direct routes from London to Larnaca, Cyprus and Heraklion, Crete offering a total of 6 direct routes!

AEGEAN, Greece’s largest airline and a Star Alliance member, is to launch a new direct route from the UK to Larnaca, Cyprus and Heraklion, Crete.

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Business up 26% for Copenhagen

| January 28, 2015
Business up 26% for Copenhagen

As the books are closing on 2014, it has been yet another record-breaking year in terms of events secured for the future. 72 international conventions and 341 corporate meetings and incentive leads were added to the list of events taking place in Copenhagen in the years to come, which makes 2014 the fourth consecutive record […]

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Submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2015 is Now Open

| January 28, 2015
Submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2015 is Now Open

Deadline for Entries is March 2 Picture: Top Row L/R: James Mabey, Senior Director of Development, Marco Polo Hotels, Hong Kong SAR; Soulinnara Ratanavong, Teacher/Trainer at the Lao National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (Lanith) Lao PDR; Silvia Sitou, Head of the Research & Planning Department, Macau Government Tourist Office, Macau SAR; and Justin Malcolm, […]

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Fierce Competition Brings Visitors Back to Spain

| January 28, 2015
Fierce Competition Brings Visitors Back to Spain

In the run up to Spain’s most important travel trade fair, FITUR in Madrid, JacTravel, the UK-based wholesaler best known for its range of hand-picked, city centre hotels, has released booking data that explains last year’s recovery in hotel occupancy – low prices.

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ITB Innovators: always a step ahead

| January 26, 2015

ITB Berlin showcases innovative industry products

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ICCA education seminar at AIME groom future leaders

| January 23, 2015
ICCA education seminar at AIME groom future leaders

In recognizing the importance of continuing professional development of less experienced professionals, ICCA will deliver an education program – “ICCA International Meetings Foundation Seminar”

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Tourist spending breaks records across Britain’s regions

| January 22, 2015

-Majority of nations and regions saw record spending from overseas tourists in 2014 -Bigger visit growth to other regions than to London -Tourism legacy of the Grand Départ, NATO summit, Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup starts to show -Strong uplift from European neighbours, Australia and the US

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Reed Exhibitions appoints Nick Pilbeam as new Travel Divisional Director

| January 22, 2015
Reed Exhibitions appoints Nick Pilbeam as new Travel Divisional Director

Reed Exhibitions has appointed Nick Pilbeam to the position of Divisional Director – Travel.

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Martin Greig promoted to Head of Media and PR

| January 21, 2015
Martin Greig promoted to Head of Media and PR

London & Partners, the Mayor’s official promotional company for London, has appointed Martin Greig as Head of Media and PR to lead the company’s media strategy and its work to promote London internationally.

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Egencia celebrates record-breaking success

| January 20, 2015

BELLEVUE, Washington and PARIS, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Employees at Egencia®, the business travel company of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), celebrated 2014 records by setting two, new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record-titles in January 2015.

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GIDN’s Association Incubator helps 200 Associations

| January 19, 2015

Jan 18th 2015, New York, USA – New partnerships with the Association sector are driving record growth for the Global Industry Development Network (GIDN), with 2015 starting off with a strong number of association clients and partnerships, up 35% compared with the start of 2014.

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Yorkshire’s Tour de France tourism legacy starts to show

| January 19, 2015

-Grand Départ impact on inbound tourism revealed -New record for holiday visits and spend across the region

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London unveils its Official Guest of Honour

| January 15, 2015
London unveils its Official Guest of Honour

The winner of an international search to find London’s Official Guest of Honour, who will embark on a unique two week trip to the capital packed with a series of extraordinary experiences, is announced today.

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American Express Global Business Travel Recruits Jennifer Charlton to Lead Supplier Relations in EMEA

| January 15, 2015

LONDON, January 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — American Express Global Business Travel (“GBT”) announced the appointment of Jennifer Charlton as Vice President/ Head of Supplier Relations for Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

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UN General Assembly: Sustainable tourism is a tool for poverty reduction and environmental protection

| January 15, 2015
UN General Assembly: Sustainable tourism is a tool for poverty reduction and environmental protection

A milestone resolution recognizing the contribution of sustainable tourism to poverty eradication, community development and the protection of biodiversity has been adopted by consensus by the United Nations General Assembly.

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Britain’s inbound tourism sector on course to beat 2014 forecasts

| January 15, 2015
Britain’s inbound tourism sector on course to beat 2014 forecasts

New figures released today (¹), for the first eleven months of last year, suggest that 2014 will be another record year for inbound tourism – beating VisitBritain’s original growth forecast. During January to November 2014 there were 32.4 million visits to the UK, 7% more visits recorded than at the same juncture in 2013. These […]

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New translation service launched in Kyoto

| January 14, 2015

A new 24 hour translation service has been launched in Kyoto to assist business travellers attending international events in the city.

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Dubai welcomes back GRIF as it takes part in the Food Festival for the second year

| January 13, 2015

(12th January 2015 – Dubai) Bench Events have once again organised The Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF), unveiling an innovative programme including a high calibre and entertaining speaker line-up.

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Lufthansa and Germanwings successfully complete transfer of decentralized routes

| January 12, 2015

Total of 115 routes transferred from Lufthansa to Germanwings Düsseldorf–Zurich to be operated by Germanwings from January 8th

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TUI Group assumes ownership of cruise ship EUROPA 2

| January 9, 2015

-Investment of approximately 280 million euros -Acquisition of the world’s best cruise liner in the luxury segment -From 2015/16 onwards improved EBITA of 20 million euros per annum expected at Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten

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ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter welcomes new Executive Committee members

| January 8, 2015
ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter welcomes new Executive Committee members

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) UK and Ireland Chapter today announces two new Executive Committee members.

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Ryanair announces 3 additional new Athens routes to Budapest, Bratislava, Santorini

| December 25, 2014
Ryanair announces 3 additional new Athens routes to Budapest, Bratislava, Santorini

Ryanair added 3 new routes to its Athens Summer 2015 schedule, to/from Budapest, Bratislava & Santorini, which will deliver over 2.2m customers in 2015 and support over 2,200* “on-site” jobs at Athens Airport, as Ryanair doubles its Athens traffic.

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Transaero Airlines Makes Its Tickets More Affordable

| December 23, 2014
Transaero Airlines Makes Its Tickets More Affordable

MOSCOW, December 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Transaero Airlines has made a decision to cancel fuel surcharge included in the price of tickets on its international routes.

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International tourism on track to end 2014 with record numbers

| December 19, 2014
International tourism on track to end 2014 with record numbers

International tourism is set to hit a new record by the end of 2014 with over 1.1 billion international tourists travelling the world in one single year.

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UK Carrier Flybe To Go Paperless With Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro

| December 19, 2014

Regional carrier achieves paperless authorization from UK Civil Aviation Authority

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The Sky’s The Limit On Norwegian Escape

| December 18, 2014
The Sky’s The Limit On Norwegian Escape

Families can triple their fun with expanded three-story Ropes Course with Sky Rails; Largest Aqua Park at sea; Nickelodeon (TM) and more

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Aeroflot Once Again Tops Global Punctuality Rating #Aviation

| December 17, 2014

MOSCOW, December 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Aeroflot was recognized as the world’s most punctual airline once again in November 2014, according to FlightStats, a US-based flight statistics agency.

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The world’s number one integrated tourism business – „New“ TUI Group begins trading on London Stock Exchange

| December 17, 2014
The world’s number one integrated tourism business – „New“ TUI Group begins trading on London Stock Exchange

TUI Group (ticker TUIJ) member of FTSE 100

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Meliá Vienna wins “Opening of The Year (new build) 2014″ at The European Hospitality Awards

| December 17, 2014
Meliá Vienna wins “Opening of The Year (new build) 2014″ at  The European Hospitality Awards

World leading hotel group Meliá Hotels International has received a huge acknowledgement from the European Hotel Industry when Meliá Hotels International CEO Gabriel Escarrer was named “CEO of The Year” and Meliá Vienna won “Opening of The Year (new build)” at The European Hospitality Awards 2014.

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AEA: European Commission creates new momentum with announcement of Aviation Package

| December 17, 2014

The Association of European Airlines (AEA) welcomes the Commission’s announcement of an Aviation package as part of its Work Programme 2015. The package will include a Communication identifying challenges and measures for improving the competitiveness of the EU Aviation sector and the revision of the EASA basic regulation.

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Bravofly Rumbo Group makes binding offer to acquire lastminute.com from Sabre Corporation

| December 16, 2014

SOUTHLAKE, Texas and AMSTERDAM, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR) and Bravofly Rumbo Group (SIX: BRG) announced today that Bravofly Rumbo Group has made a binding offer to acquire lastminute.com.

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Last Chance in 2014 to Purchase Eurail Passes at a 20% Discount

| December 16, 2014

Purchase a Global or Select Pass by December 31, 2014 and Travel for Less Still looking for a last minute unique holiday present? Surprising your friends or family with a winter or spring break Eurail trip sure will bring some good cheer.

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London Gatwick Airport Increases Runway Capacity to 55 Flights Per Hour and Estimates an Additional 2 Million Passengers #Aviation #ttot #London

| December 16, 2014

MADRID, December 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is the first to implement Amadeus’ cloud-based A-CDM[1] portal to improve communication and operational efficiency at the airport Airports, airlines and ground handlers all benefit from Amadeus’ cloud-based common situational awareness solution LGW rolls out Amadeus’ A-CDM Portal to 300 users in just 8 weeks […]

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Business travel flying high, says London City Airport

| December 16, 2014

Business travel is flying high once again, according to the latest figures from London City Airport (LCY).

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International Speaker Line up Confirmed for CONVENE Professional Development Academy

| December 15, 2014

A string of eminent international meetings industry figures are to form the faculty for the CONVENE Professional Development Academy and the subsequent two day programme which forms an integral part of CONVENE taking place in Vilnius 11-12 February.

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Formation of Group Executive Committee for new TUI Group

| December 15, 2014

Top leadership team meets for the first time in London today

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Scotland to shine across Heathrow

| December 15, 2014

-Fourth and final round of popular VisitBritain advertising goes live at Heathrow -VisitScotland’s ‘Meet the Scots’ integrated with GREAT campaign across all terminals

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Jumeirah celebrates success at World Luxury Hotel Awards 2014

| December 15, 2014
Jumeirah celebrates success at World Luxury Hotel Awards 2014

Dubai, 14 December 2014: Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has won six awards at the 2014 World Luxury Hotel Awards held in Cape Town.

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Germany builds its presence in China as a key meeting destination

| December 11, 2014

The board of the German Convention Bureau (GCB) has announced it will open a representative office in China. Together with the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) the GCB will further its work in Asia, one of its key target market. Information is available at www.germany-meetings.com

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Over 9 in 10 luxury travellers from China travelled to Asian countries in the past 12 months: GfK

| December 10, 2014

Nearly half visited at least one country in Southeast Asia

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