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Online booking system helps achieve 91% occupancy for the Barbican’s boardroom

| February 20, 2018
Online booking system helps achieve 91% occupancy for the Barbican’s boardroom
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The Barbican launched an online booking system for The Frobisher Boardroom on level 4 of the Centre in July 2014. Three and a half years later the system is helping to keep the space running at more than 90% occupancy.

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ITB Berlin 2018: High exhibitor demand sets the tone

| February 20, 2018
ITB Berlin 2018: High exhibitor demand sets the tone
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The show is almost fully booked – Large increase in exhibitors from South America, the Arab countries and Asia – Travel Technology is booming – Focus on Luxury Travel

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A far-reaching tourism concept: Focus on ecological and social responsibility at ITB Berlin

| February 16, 2018
A far-reaching tourism concept: Focus on ecological and social responsibility at ITB Berlin
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Key topics: Overtourism, integrating refugees and the financial viability of social tourism projects – Opening event will leave a zero carbon footprint for the first time

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Hotelbeds Group announces car rental partnership with loveholidays

| February 15, 2018
Hotelbeds Group announces car rental partnership with loveholidays
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Group´s B2B car rental distribution company CARNECT offers over 500 car hire companies covering 170 countries

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The Royal Suite Reinvented: Copenhagen Marriott’s renewed hotel suite oozes international extravagance and aesthetic Danish functionality combined

| February 5, 2018
The Royal Suite Reinvented: Copenhagen Marriott’s renewed hotel suite oozes international extravagance and aesthetic Danish functionality combined
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The Copenhagen Marriott Hotel – the largest 5-star hotel in Denmark – kicks off 2018 in style with the re-opening of its first class suite, The Royal Suite, and introducing a brave fusion of international luxury and aesthetic functionality, local style.

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VisitBritain launches new global campaign to boost inbound tourism

| February 5, 2018
VisitBritain launches new global campaign to boost inbound tourism
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National tourism agency VisitBritain is this week launching a new global campaign for 2018 to boost inbound tourism to Britain.

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On the road with young people: Youth Travel at ITB Berlin

| February 5, 2018
On the road with young people: Youth Travel at ITB Berlin
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Once again, Hall 4.1 is the place to head for Youth Travel & Economy Accommodation – Focus on digitalisation and youth travel certification – Rockin’ All over the World Festival on the open days for the public

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Growth and change: The shifting luxury travel market

| February 1, 2018
Growth and change: The shifting luxury travel market
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Focus on the high-end market at ITB Berlin 2018 – New: Loop Lounge @ ITB and the ITB Luxury Late Night – Luxury travel topics at the ITB Berlin Convention

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Spaniards increase early booking rate for summer holidays by 30%

| February 1, 2018
Spaniards increase early booking rate for summer holidays by 30%
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  The Spanish source market, which traditionally has a high rate of last-minute bookings, is experiencing a significant change in trend this year according to Bedsonline booking data. Top summer destinations are New York, Riviera Maya, San Francisco, Majorca and Orlando. Bookings made a year in advance have seen the highest increase.

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FITUR welcomes 251 thousand participants, the highest number in the event’s history

| January 26, 2018
FITUR welcomes 251 thousand participants, the highest number in the event’s history
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Records were also broken for trade attendance, with 140,120 representatives from all over the world, company participation, with more than 10,000 companies from 165 countries, and exhibition space, with 65,000 m2  The Trade Fair’s largest growth was seen in international participation (54% of the total), an increase of 13%, led by Africa (21%), Asia Pacific […]

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ECB Celebrates 10th Anniversary

| January 26, 2018
ECB Celebrates 10th Anniversary
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The Estonian Convention Bureau celebrated the success of its first decade of operation on Wednesday with a festive gathering of members and partners.

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ITB Career Center: The ideal marketplace for tomorrow’s tourism professionals

| January 26, 2018
ITB Career Center: The ideal marketplace for tomorrow’s tourism professionals
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ITB Career Center features wide-ranging information on university courses, starting a career and advanced training – The German Federal Employment Agency is the exclusive partner again – The ITB Berlin Convention features the Young Professionals Day and a new event: the Company Slam

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ITB MICE Forum: where convention and event industry experts exchange knowledge

| January 22, 2018
ITB MICE Forum: where convention and event industry experts exchange knowledge
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The leading industry association VDVO is the official partner of the MICE event – a wide-range programme of lectures – MICE Hub and MICE Night networking events

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Hotelbeds Group confirms new Bedbank structure 

| January 19, 2018
Hotelbeds Group confirms new Bedbank structure 
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New structure for Bedbank following integrations of Tourico Holidays and GTA Roles taken by existing senior management from all three companies plus external hire Department leaders will be members of Executive Committee

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A wealth of expertise at the ITB Berlin Convention 2018

| January 19, 2018
A wealth of expertise at the ITB Berlin Convention 2018
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Leading international speakers will respond to the big future challenges – Focus on overtourism, revolutionary forms of transport and digitalization in the travel industry – Admission is free for trade visitors, exhibitors and media representatives of ITB Berlin

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Hotelbeds Group integrates CityPASS into its Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB) 

| December 25, 2017
Hotelbeds Group integrates CityPASS into its Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB) 
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Integration adds 78 more attractions to TAB across 12 North American markets including New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and more. Barcoded vouchers provide protection against fraud to increase profits.

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WIZZ AIR announces a new daily service from Athens to London Luton

| December 20, 2017
WIZZ AIR announces a new daily service from Athens to London Luton
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IN 2018 WIZZ BECOMES THE THIRD LARGEST AIRLINE IN ATHENS

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Hotelbeds’ Christmas bookings trends show growth of Asia Pacific as top destination

| December 17, 2017
Hotelbeds’ Christmas bookings trends show growth of Asia Pacific as top destination
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The leading bedbank worldwide publishes the trends for the winter holidays Four of the top 10 favourite destinations are located in the Asia Pacific continent Orlando is ranked as first preferred location to visit this Christmas Palma, 15 December 2017. Hotelbeds, the leading bedbank worldwide, has published today trends for Christmas hotel bookings made via […]

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World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa: International travel industry needs new strategies to manage ‘overtourism’

| December 14, 2017
World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa: International travel industry needs new strategies to manage ‘overtourism’
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Mass tourism hits quality of visitor experiences – Not only cities overcrowded – New solutions needed to manage global tourism growth – ITB Berlin exclusively publishes World Travel Monitor® Forum results

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Hotelbeds Group will contract 10,000 additional hotels and create over 200 new jobs 

| December 14, 2017
Hotelbeds Group will contract 10,000 additional hotels and create over 200 new jobs 
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  Target to directly contract 10,000 additional hotels over coming three years Creation of over 200 new jobs for Contracting and Yield teams over coming months Plan forms part of the ongoing successful integration of Tourico Holidays and GTA Palma, 13 December 2017. Hotelbeds Group, the world´s leading bedbank and provider of B2B services to the […]

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Amorgos Film Festival is an Official member of CIFFT!

| December 12, 2017
Amorgos Film Festival is an Official member of CIFFT!
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The Amorgos Film Festival has been approved as an official member of CIFFT. CIFFT is a Festival Committee, with Tourism Film Festival Members from around the globe. Its purpose is to maintain and encourage the consciousness of audio-visual work in the international tourism industry.

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UNWTO appoints First Lady of Iceland as Special Ambassador for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals

| December 12, 2017
UNWTO appoints First Lady of Iceland as Special Ambassador for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals
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H.E. Ms. Eliza Jean Reid, First Lady of Iceland has been nominated as Special Ambassador for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The appointment took place at the second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture, an official event of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, being held in Muscat, Sultanate […]

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Paul Flackett memorial arrangements

| December 8, 2017
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IMEX has confirmed memorial arrangements for Paul Flackett, IMEX Group Managing Director. A memorial, open to industry colleagues, will take place on Monday, 15 January 2018 at the QEII Centre in Westminster, London.

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Just a Drop announces its third annual lecture at the Royal Geographical Society will feature award-winning authors and historians 

| December 5, 2017
Just a Drop announces its third annual lecture at the Royal Geographical Society will feature award-winning authors and historians 
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International water charity Just a Drop has announced that its third annual lecture at the Royal Geographical Society will feature award-winning authors and historians, and will take place on 1 March 2018. All proceeds from the evening will support Just a Drop’s safe water and sanitation projects.

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Bedsonline publishes highlights for fiscal year ´16/´17

| December 4, 2017
Bedsonline publishes highlights for fiscal year ´16/´17
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–  Spain remains as the main source market for Bedsonline globally –  Bedsonline consolidates in North America, registering 51% growth in Canada and 30% in the United States – Spain is the preferred destination for British bookings made via the Bedsonline platform

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Hotelbeds Group announces Turkey recovery during current financial year

| December 4, 2017
Hotelbeds Group announces Turkey recovery during current financial year
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Turkey rises in rankings from 11th to 9th most booked destination for the Group in EMEA region – with 40% increase in sales. The UK, German and Saudi Arabian markets are the three biggest sources of reservations made via the Group´s platform for the country. Group responds to increased demand by adding Turkish hotels to its inventory. […]

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25th World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa: Steady growth for Asian outbound travel in 2017

| December 4, 2017
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5 percent growth in Asian outbound trips – More beach holidays and city trips – Recovery in travel to Europe – ITB Berlin exclusively publishes latest results from IPK’s World Travel Monitor®

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The UK and Ireland Pipeline Continues to Boom

| November 28, 2017
The UK and Ireland Pipeline Continues to Boom
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The United Kingdom and Ireland are neighboring markets that would seem to have much in common, but are really two very distinct countries. In fact, insinuating that these two countries are virtually the same to the natives of either place is a social faux pas one would do well to avoid. However, the fact remains […]

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Future-oriented topics at the ITB Berlin Convention 2018

| November 28, 2017
Future-oriented topics at the ITB Berlin Convention 2018
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Revolutionary forms of transport, overtourism and digitalization in the tourism industry are the key topics of the Leading Travel Industry Think Tank – Admission is free for exhibitors and visitors to ITB Berlin

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Hotelbeds Group’s tours & activities website isango! confirms growth success story 

| November 25, 2017
Hotelbeds Group’s tours & activities website isango! confirms growth success story 
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Sales increase of 87% over last four years Over 7,500 experiences and activities in more than 300 destinations are now connected to the isango! platform Significant expansion of in-destination bookings, with 215% bookings increase during last year Palma, 24 of November 2017. Hotelbeds Group, the business-to-business provider of services to the travel industry globally, has announced […]

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Continuing innovation at IMEX in Frankfurt 2018 as several new initiatives are confirmed

| November 25, 2017
Continuing innovation at IMEX in Frankfurt 2018 as several new initiatives are confirmed
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“Innovation is at the heart of IMEX exhibitions and for 2018 we are again creating a series of new initiatives that will meet the needs of buyers and exhibitors and substantially enhance their business experience,” says Carina Bauer, before adding “Several engaging new initiatives, new exhibitors and new hosted buyer groups are already confirmed for […]

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25th World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa: Strong year for European outbound travel

| November 22, 2017
25th World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa: Strong year for European outbound travel
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Strong growth in European outbound trips so far this year – good figures for most European destinations – solid growth outlook for 2018 – ITB Berlin exclusively publishes latest results from the World Travel Monitor®

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Hotelbeds Group platform reaches 170,000 unique hotels following integrations

| November 20, 2017
Hotelbeds Group platform reaches 170,000 unique hotels following integrations
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  Hotelbeds Group provides update on latest stage of integration of Tourico Holidays and GTA during World Travel Market fair in London Over 7,000 clients in the wholesaler channel now using the Group´s platforms Group´s enlarged IT platforms now supporting around 1 billion searches daily – with peaks of up to 1.5 billion Palma: Hotelbeds […]

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International water charity Just a Drop to launch Clean Water for Uganda fundraising campaign at World Travel Market 2017

| October 23, 2017
International water charity Just a Drop to launch Clean Water for Uganda fundraising campaign at World Travel Market 2017
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At World Travel Market 2017 international water development charity Just a Drop will launch a campaign to bring clean safe water to Ugandan schoolchildren.

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Apply now to speak at the eTravel World of ITB Berlin!

| October 18, 2017
Apply now to speak at the eTravel World of ITB Berlin!
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ITB Berlin is searching best practices and case studies on mobile solutions, travel technology, social media and digital marketing, as well as inspirations for the new Special Hospitality Tech Forum – the application deadline is 31 October 2017

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SEGITTUR and FITUR: The Apptourism Awards 2018

| October 18, 2017
SEGITTUR and FITUR: The Apptourism Awards 2018
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Any interested apps have until 30 November to enter their candidatures  More than 450 apps were entered in the four previous stagings 

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Wizz Air announces an extensive low-fare network from Athens

| October 16, 2017
Wizz Air announces an extensive low-fare network from Athens
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ATHENS BECOMES WIZZ’S 144TH DESTINATION WITH 8 NEW ROUTES TO START IN 2018

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ITW Abu Dhabi: Muslim majority travel is an important market in the global travel industry

| October 16, 2017
ITW Abu Dhabi: Muslim majority travel is an important market in the global travel industry
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Halal travel is a market that offers huge prospects for the global tourism industry. Only recently ITB Berlin announced its partnership with (ITW) in Abu Dhabi, the world’s leading trade show with a focus on Muslim majority tourism.

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The Vienna Convention Bureau has again been honored with the Prevue Visionary Gold Award for “Best Convention Bureau experience”

| October 13, 2017
The Vienna Convention Bureau has again been honored with the Prevue Visionary Gold Award for “Best Convention Bureau experience”
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Laurel Herman, President and Editorial Director of the Prevue Magazine, states in her recognition: “Our readers, who are meeting and incentive professionals as well as Advisory Board for our Visionary Award, voted again, as in the previous year, for the Vienna Convention Bureau to be the best meeting destination support in the international market.

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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the official partner country of ITB Berlin 2018

| October 13, 2017
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the official partner country of ITB Berlin 2018
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World’s Leading Travel Trade Show® and the German federal state seal partnership

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