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Showcase your emerging destination by entering the PATA CEO Challenge

| August 25, 2016
Showcase your emerging destination by entering the PATA CEO Challenge

(Deadline for applications: September 23, 2016) BANGKOK, August 25, 2016 — Emerging tourism destinations once again have an unprecedented opportunity to boost their digital marketing campaigns, thanks to a collaborative venture between the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and TripAdvisor.

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Family trips are on the rise

| August 25, 2016
Family trips are on the rise

IPK International and ITB Berlin examine trends in family trips abroad – steady growth despite declining birth rates in many countries – Spain is the most popular destination for families

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Grass Roots Meetings & Events Inc appears on the Inc. 5000 list with three-year sales growth of 318%

| August 24, 2016
Grass Roots Meetings & Events Inc appears on the Inc. 5000 list with three-year sales growth of 318%

Inc. magazine has ranked US-based Grass Roots Meetings & Evens Inc at number 1222 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

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Chinese Tourism Beyond Greater China Sees Double-Digit Growth in Second Quarter of 2016

| August 24, 2016

Hamburg: The 18.0 million outbound border crossings made from Mainland China to destinations beyond Greater China made in the three-month period from April to May 2016 represents a generous 12.5% year-on-year increase of 2015’s equivalent figure of 16.0 million in Q2 2015.

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Emirates Goes All A380 to Manchester; Adjusts A380 Schedule to Birmingham

| August 17, 2016
Emirates Goes All A380 to Manchester; Adjusts A380 Schedule to Birmingham

 DUBAI, U.A.E.: Emirates announced an 11% capacity increase to Manchester with the deployment of a third daily A380 on the route. As of 1st January 2017, the replacement of the Boeing 777-300ER will mean that all Emirates flights to Manchester will be operated by the iconic double decker aircraft.

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Leaders in tourism innovation unveiled in World Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 finalists

| August 17, 2016
Leaders in tourism innovation unveiled in World Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 finalists

Responsible Travel has today announced the 13 finalists in the 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM London sponsored by the Belize, with a strong focus on innovation reasserting the Awards’ position as the leading scheme for responsible tourism in the world. 

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ICS and JLC Merge to Expand Global Presence

| August 16, 2016
ICS and JLC Merge to Expand Global Presence

International Conference Services Ltd. (ICS) is pleased to announce a new milestone in the delivery of international conference management through the merger of ICS Europe with the London-based Judy Lane Consulting (JLC).

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IMEX America launches comprehensive education programme

| August 12, 2016
IMEX America launches comprehensive education programme

Harnessing the moment and preparing for the future are themes running throughout the comprehensive education programme at IMEX America this year.

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Gardens, farms and theme parks see greatest increase in visitors

| August 11, 2016
Gardens, farms and theme parks see greatest increase in visitors

England’s gardens, farms and leisure and theme parks have seen the most significant growth in visitor numbers in VisitEngland’s Annual Attraction Survey published today.

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UNWTO welcomes Indonesia’s cutting edge tourism visa policy

| August 9, 2016
UNWTO welcomes Indonesia’s cutting edge tourism visa policy

UNWTO has expressed its full support to the decision of the Government of Indonesia to grant free visa to citizens from 169 countries. The measure looks for attracting international tourism to the country by simplifying travel procedures and follows research by UNWTO and WTTC that shows that visa facilitation in the ASEAN economies could create […]

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Brexit Bookings Bounce

| August 8, 2016
Brexit Bookings Bounce

Flight bookings to the UK were boosted by 7.1% after the referendum vote to leave the European Union, according to the latest data from ForwardKeys which monitors future travel patterns by analysing 14 million reservation transactions each day. 

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Talking Dirty: How Toilet Tourism Can Change the World

| July 29, 2016
Talking Dirty: How Toilet Tourism Can Change the World

Good toilets can change the world. Bad or non-existent ones can hurt a destination’s tourism prospects.

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TTG Incontri 2016: The first advance news on the contents of the largest tourism marketplace

| July 28, 2016
TTG Incontri 2016: The first advance news on the contents of the largest tourism marketplace

TOURISM & CHINA: MEETING WITH CON DAI BIN PRESIDENT OF THE CHINA TOURISM ACADEMY CHINA’S TOP GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY 

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Airbus A340-600 with special FC Bayern Munich decals

| July 27, 2016
Airbus A340-600 with special FC Bayern Munich decals

The FC Bayern Munich took off (25/7) on a Lufthansa Airbus A340 for an eleven-day USA trip on the “FCB Audi Summer Tour 2016”.

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euromic Invites the World to Kazakhstan

| July 27, 2016

euromic, the premier international consortium of companies specializing in event and destination management, recently announced that it has added a new member in Central Asia. GLOBAL AIR is a professional Travel Company in business, international and domestic tourism, MICE, and Corporate FITS, offering unique and personalized services.

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Airbus launches the “I Fly A380” website

| July 27, 2016
Airbus launches the “I Fly A380” website

Flying on the iconic double deck is now a matter of choice, not chance!

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Ryanair launches Birmingham summer 2017 schedule

| July 22, 2016
Ryanair launches Birmingham summer 2017 schedule

3 NEW ROUTES TO CHANIA, GIRONA & REUS 2 NEW SUMMER SERVICES TO SOFIA & WARSAW

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India is WTM London 2016’s Premier Partner

| July 19, 2016
India is WTM London 2016’s Premier Partner

World Travel Market London 2016, the leading global event for the travel industry, is delighted to announce India Tourism as its Premier Partner as it looks to promote the diverse tourism product the country offers.

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Famous personalities from across the globe share their dreams to inspire and improve children’s lives

| July 18, 2016
Famous personalities from across the globe share their dreams to inspire and improve children’s lives

Steven Spielberg, Mark Rylance, Professor Stephen Hawking, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Simon Cowell, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Niall Horan, Maisie Williams, Sir Richard Branson, Nadiya Hussain, Naomi Campbell, Dominic West, Graham Norton, HRH The Countess of Wessex, Arsenal Football Club, Buzz Aldrin, Sophie Dahl, Team GB, The Delevingne sisters, Dame Helen Mirren and […]

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Mayor Sadiq Khan launches #LondonIsOpen campaign to send welcome message to the world

| July 18, 2016
Mayor Sadiq Khan launches #LondonIsOpen campaign to send welcome message to the world

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today launched a major campaign to show that London is united and open for business and to the world following the EU referendum.

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Travel Club Elite wins the ‘Best use of ABTA branding’ Award

| July 18, 2016
Travel Club Elite wins the ‘Best use of ABTA branding’ Award

ABTA is delighted to announce that Travel Club Elite has won the ‘Best use of ABTA branding’ award at this year’s Travel Brit Awards. PR World Travel and Newells were also highly commended at the awards ceremony, which took place on Sunday 10 July at Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel in North Wales.

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Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Wins 2016 AIPC Apex Award for “Highest Client Rating Received by a Convention Centre”

| July 18, 2016
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Wins 2016 AIPC Apex Award for “Highest Client Rating Received by a Convention Centre”

A highlight of the 2016 Annual Conference of the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) held last week in Nantes, France was the presentation of the 2016 AIPC Apex Award made in recognition of the highest client rating received by a convention centre to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre of Australia.

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Emirates Recognised For Network Strategy at The Airline Strategy Awards

| July 18, 2016
Emirates Recognised For Network Strategy at The Airline Strategy Awards

DUBAI, U.A.E., 18 July 2016 – Emirates Airline has been awarded the inaugural Network Strategy award, at The Airline Strategy Awards run by the established air transport industry news and analysis provider Flight Airline Business. 

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Emirates introduces the world’s first interactive amenity kit in Economy Class

| July 18, 2016
Emirates introduces the world’s first interactive amenity kit in Economy Class

 Dubai, UAE –  Emirates has launched the world’s first interactive amenity kit in Economy Class providing a more comfortable travel experience. The stylish new amenity kits utilise augmented reality (AR) technology to unlock immersive content on mobile devices.

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15.2 million passengers in the first six months of the year

| July 15, 2016

Schönefeld continues to display strong growth

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Call for Entries Is Announced for 3rd Annual National Geographic Travel World Legacy Awards

| July 15, 2016

Applications are being accepted through August 20 National Geographic announces the World Legacy Awards Call for Entries. Applications are being accepted now through Aug. 20, 2016, at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/worldlegacyawards. Celebrating National Geographic’s mission of inspiring people to care about the planet, the World Legacy Awards honor today’s leading sustainable tourism destinations, organizations and businesses, and share […]

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UNWTO and partners launch an e-toolkit to help hotels reach zero-energy consumption

| July 13, 2016
UNWTO and partners launch an e-toolkit to help hotels reach zero-energy consumption

The nearly-Zero Energy Hotels (neZEH) e-toolkit, which is available online at: www.nezeh.eu assesses the energy performance of hotels and proposes measures to improve efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy sources towards nearly-zero consumption. The toolkit is the outcome of a three-year long project funded by the European Union. 

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Emirates to Deploy Flagship A380 Aircraft on Moscow route

| July 12, 2016
Emirates to Deploy Flagship A380 Aircraft on Moscow route

Emirates has announced that it will be upgrading one of the two daily flights servicing its Dubai-Moscow route to an A380-800, commencing 1st December 2016. 

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Emirates named World’s Best Airline at Skytrax World Airline Awards 2016

| July 12, 2016
Emirates named World’s Best Airline at Skytrax World Airline Awards 2016

Scores a hat trick with World’s Best Inflight Entertainment and Best Airline in the Middle East awards

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Mexia Communications celebrates 10 years with new brand and new clients

| July 8, 2016

Meetings and events specialist PR and content marketing agency Mexia Communications has unveiled a new brand identity and website to mark its ten-year anniversary in 2016. 

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Open letter from the Mayor of London

| July 5, 2016
Open letter from the Mayor of London

London has one of the most open and dynamic economies in the world. Our city is a global financial capital, a creative powerhouse and an international centre for business.

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UNWTO/ETC Roundtable discusses wellness and medical tourism 

| July 5, 2016
UNWTO/ETC Roundtable discusses wellness and medical tourism 

The Roundtable ‘Exploring Health Tourism’ gathered a group of international experts in Budapest, Hungary, to better understand and explore the growing segment of wellness and medical tourism. The meeting was convened by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Travel Commission (ETC), as part of their joint research programme, with the support of the […]

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Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up 11.5% in 5M 2016

| June 30, 2016

Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces traffic statistics for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for May and the first five months of 2016.

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Register for WTM London 2016

| June 28, 2016
Register for WTM London 2016

World Travel Market London, the leading global event for the travel industry, has opened registration to the new-look three-day WTM London 2016.

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IFEMA sponsors the IFFA Weekend & Awards 2016

| June 27, 2016
IFEMA sponsors the IFFA Weekend & Awards 2016

Spain’s leading trade fair operator and one of the most important in Europe, is to host the 17th edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards

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Vilnius Introduces a New City Development Agency: GO Vilnius 

| June 23, 2016

The City of Vilnius is excited to announce the launch of GO Vilnius. Unveiled in May 2016, GO Vilnius is the city’s new development agency combining international investment, business development, and city marketing and tourism initiatives, including the work of the Vilnius Convention Bureau, under one umbrella organisation. 

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TUI Boss to Address UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit on Safe and Seamless Travel

| June 14, 2016
TUI Boss to Address UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit on Safe and Seamless Travel

The new boss at travel giant TUI Group will make the opening address at the UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit at World Travel Market London 2016.

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Prague Convention Bureau Awarded Congress Ambassadors

| June 9, 2016
Prague Convention Bureau Awarded Congress Ambassadors

9th June, 2016, Prague – Prague Convention Bureau for the seventh time in a row awarded the Congress Ambassadors for their contribution in the field of congress tourism. Ambassador Awards Evening ceremonial presentation, part of the Prague Convention Bureau’s Ambassador Program, took place on the premises of The Residence of the Mayor of Prague on 7th June.

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Expo 2020 Dubai unveils master plan

| June 7, 2016
Expo 2020 Dubai unveils master plan

Expo 2020 Dubai recently revealed its master plan at the Arab Media Forum held in Dubai from 11-12 May 2016. The site was unveiled through the use of augmented reality and leading-edge digital technology. The Expo pavilions will be dedicated to sub-themes Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability under the main theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.

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Dubai issues licences to seven new associations

| June 7, 2016
Dubai issues licences to seven new associations

The Dubai Association Centre (DAC) has announced a 44% rise in the number of regional and international associations it has licensed in the first quarter of 2016 which takes the Centre’s total number of licensed associations to 23 from last year’s 16.

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