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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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MICE Academy Partners with RecertTrack

| September 17, 2014

CPD Programme gets own online certification renewal support system

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PATA Foundation to Host Inaugural Gala Dinner at GTEF 2014

| September 17, 2014

Attendees of the PATA Foundation Gala Dinner get the chance to be a part of the many success stories

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Leveraging Britain’s Heritage and Culture abroad

| September 9, 2014

- VisitBritain to shift perceptions of Britain’s culture and heritage across the world – New report launched today at Tate Britain will bring tourism industry together – Culture and heritage worth £7bn to UK economy in 2013 (one third of total inbound spend)

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Gazpromneft-Aero Starts Refueling Air India in Russia

| September 8, 2014

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, September 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Gazpromneft-Aero has started supplying aviation fuel for regular flights to Russia by the Indian national carrier Air India in Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport.

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Sustained at a high level: GCB German Convention Bureau receives EMAS certification

| September 8, 2014

The GCB German Convention Bureau has received European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) certification.

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Goodbye China, hello Frankfurt

| September 8, 2014
Goodbye China, hello Frankfurt

The international branch VOK DAMS China is closely associated with the name Ulrike Ellmann, who was in charge of the two offices in China for eight years, and who managed them from Beijing.

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Bank of Latvia issues 2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to Riga, European Capital of Culture 2014

| September 8, 2014
Bank of Latvia issues 2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to Riga, European Capital of Culture 2014

This past August, the Bank of Latvia issued the very first 2 euro coin of special design called “Riga – European Capital of Culture 2014″.

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Sustainable Destinations Alliance for the Americas Announces First Seven Destination Partners

| September 8, 2014

ST. MICHAEL, BARBADOS – Seven destinations in the Caribbean & Central America region will receive support to enhance the long-term viability of their tourism sectors.

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Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) Announced the Winner and Lucky Voter for Itinerary Contest Campaign

| August 29, 2014

From May to July 2014, MICE organizers, MICE travelers, and the general public from around the world were invited to join the Itinerary Contest,

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Ryanair Business Plus from £59.99

| August 28, 2014
Ryanair Business Plus from £59.99

Ryanair unveiled Ryanair Business Plus, offering Europe’s business travellers a tailored suite of travel benefits.

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DTCM announces “#MyDubai Trip” exclusive video series in collaboration with Peeta Planet

| August 26, 2014
DTCM announces “#MyDubai Trip” exclusive video series in collaboration with Peeta Planet

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) today announced that Qabeela New Media are joining the #MyDubai initiative to produce a 12-episode travel series for the Emirate of Dubai curated by well-known Emirati social travel experts, Peeta Planet.

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Aircraft set to become more human as engineers develop smart skins which can detect injury

| August 26, 2014
Aircraft set to become more human as engineers develop smart skins which can detect injury

Work is underway at BAE Systems to give aircraft human-like ‘skin’, enabling the detection of injury or damage and the ability to ‘feel’ the world around them.

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Madinat Jumeirah appoints new Director of Marketing and Communications

| August 26, 2014
Madinat Jumeirah appoints new Director of Marketing and Communications

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has announced Sandra Farrero as the new Director of Marketing and Communications at Madinat Jumeirah, effective Sunday, 17 August 2014.

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Burj Al Arab presents ‘Best of the Burj’ signature dream experience

| August 26, 2014
Burj Al Arab presents ‘Best of the Burj’ signature dream experience

Dubai, 25 August 2014: To celebrate its 15 years, Burj Al Arab, the World’s Most Luxurious Hotel, has unveiled its ‘Best of the Burj’ – a special offer that includes Rolls-Royce Phantom pick-up, a luxurious suite, six-course degustation dinner and signature spa experience.

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Dubai: the World’s Most Visited City by 2020

| August 20, 2014

Dubai has a bold vision to become the world’s most visited city by 2020. The Director of Dubai’s Tourism department, HE Helal Saeed Almarri, discusses how his team will make it happen

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Melbourne wins the title of World’s Most Liveable City for the fourth year in a row

| August 20, 2014

Melbourne has again been named the best city in the world to live in for the fourth year running, topping the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index.

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ADB, GIT and PATA Launch Learning Programme for Travel Industry Professionals in Guilin

| August 20, 2014
ADB, GIT and PATA Launch Learning Programme for Travel Industry Professionals in Guilin

BANGKOK, August 20, 2014 — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in partnership with the Guilin Institute of Tourism (GIT) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) are delighted to invite travel industry professionals to attend the ADB-Phnom Penh Plan (PPP) for Development Management Learning Programme on “Tourism Management in the Greater Mekong Subregion.”

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Final call to vote ahead of World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2014

| August 20, 2014
Final call to vote ahead of World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2014

London, 19th August 2014 Industry insiders, consumers and stakeholders in the regional travel sectors are being urged to cast their ballots ahead of the deadline for votes at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2014.

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First Time Exhibitor Saudi Looks to WTM to Help Grow Its Tourism

| August 19, 2014
First Time Exhibitor Saudi Looks to WTM to Help Grow Its Tourism

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is delighted to welcome representation from Saudi Arabia on to the exhibition floor for the first time this year, as the Saudi government unveils plans to invest heavily into its tourism industry over the next decade.

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Jumeirah Group launches mobile careers site to attract the region’s top talent

| August 13, 2014
Jumeirah Group launches mobile careers site to attract the region’s top talent

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has launched a mobile careers site to enhance the recruitment process, making it easier for candidates to apply for jobs on mobile devices.

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Geneva Voted “Europe’s Leading City Break Destination 2014″

| August 8, 2014
Geneva Voted “Europe’s Leading City Break Destination 2014″

Geneva, the cosmopolitan and fascinating city of Switzerland, has been named “Europe’s Leading City Break Destination 2014″ at the World Travel Awards (WTA).

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IBTM America Event Director Announced

| August 8, 2014
IBTM America Event Director Announced

Reed Travel Exhibitions has announced management changes for IBTM America 2015 (renamed following AIBTM 2014) with Jaime Rosov appointed as Event Director.

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World PCO Alliance expands with Canadian member – JPdL International

| August 6, 2014

The World PCO Alliance is happy to announce its expansion, with the addition of a new member: JPdL International in Montreal, Canada

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Year end results highlight value of business events to the economy

| August 6, 2014

The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has achieved a 32 per cent increase in economic contribution from secured business events in the 2013/2014 financial year from the previous year, Chief Executive Officer, Karen Bolinger, announced today.

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International Amber Fair in Gdansk

| August 5, 2014

15th AMBERMART International Amber Fair will take place at AmberExpo Exhibition & Conference Centre in Gdansk, August 28th-30th, 2014.

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ABTA: Most MPs to holiday abroad this summer

| August 5, 2014

ABTA’s Annual MP Holiday Survey reveals MPs’ foreign holiday plans

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Event Design Year Book shows event industry’s state-of-the-art, VOK DAMS represented with two Live Campaigns

| August 4, 2014
Event Design Year Book shows event industry’s state-of-the-art, VOK DAMS represented with two Live Campaigns

Just like every year the recently published Event Design Year Book 2014 gives an overview over the creative achievements and highlights of the events and live-marketing industry.

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UNWTO Awards 2014 – Open for Applications

| August 4, 2014

UNWTO has opened the call for applications for the 11th edition of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism. Interested candidates can apply until the 31 October 2014. The Award Ceremony will be held during the Madrid International Tourism Trade Fair FITUR in Spain on 28 January 2015.

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Tourism Ireland partners with VisitBritain for ExploreGB 2015

| August 4, 2014

Tourism Ireland has signed up as a key partner for ExploreGB, VisitBritain’s new annual flagship international event, which will debut at Ascot Racecourse in February 2015.

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Emirates Partners with Portuguese Football Giant Benfica

| August 1, 2014
Emirates Partners with Portuguese Football Giant Benfica

LISBON – Portugal: Emirates, a connector of people and their passions, and Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Benfica), Portugal’s most successful football club, have signed a three-year agreement. Emirates is now the Official Airline Partner of the club until 2016.

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Inadequate compliance with human rights

| July 31, 2014

Study by the German Society for International Cooperation reveals details of human rights abuses in tourism – ITB Berlin is a member of the Round Table on Human Rights in Tourism

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TripAdvisor Shines Its Headlights On America’s Top Drive-In Movie Theaters

| July 31, 2014

NEWTON, Mass., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, announced the 10 top drive-in movie theaters in the U.S., ranked according to the TripAdvisor Popularity Index™, which takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews on TripAdvisor.

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Independent Agent Launches Inbound Tour Operation

| July 30, 2014

LONDON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/- Business travel specialist to offer tailor-made Scottish whisky and golf tours

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Simerjeet Singh Headlines IBTM India Forum in Chennai

| July 30, 2014

‘Accelerating Growth’, strategies to accelerate personal and organizational growth

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