Nuremberg, 24. July 2014 – Hotel evaluations on the internet are gaining in importance in the final selection of the travel destination.
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.
BESydney congratulates Board Member and Ambassadors named in Australia’s Top 100 Engineers 2014 list
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.
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 […]
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 […]
More than 100 event planners and DMCs gathered at Heythrop Park at an exclusive event to celebrate destinations UNLIMITED’s 25th anniversary.
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).
Flights surge 31 per cent
- 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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
German National Tourist Office announces deadlines and new category for Germany Travel Writers Award 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’ -
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.
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.
Airlines temporarily operating into DWC to return to DXB
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.
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).
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 […]
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 […]
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 –
The Adelaide Convention Bureau has added two new tools to its portfolio from which to sell Adelaide, South Australia to the world.
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).
First Indian Airline to join Global Airline Alliance – Strong network in growing Indian aviation market
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.
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.
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 […]
Aircraft operating second flight on the route to be upgraded
Three Hotels Certified for LGBT Guest Services. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico – July 8, 2014 – Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR)
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.
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.