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July highest month ever for inbound tourism to UK

| September 23, 2016
July highest month ever for inbound tourism to UK

Figures released today show that July was the highest month ever for inbound tourism to the UK with 3.8 million visits, up 2% per cent on July last year.

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Bloggers Urged to Apply for WTM London Bloggers’ Speed Networking

| September 22, 2016
Bloggers Urged to Apply for WTM London Bloggers’ Speed Networking

World Travel Market London 2016, the leading global event for the travel industry, is calling on bloggers to apply for its hugely popular WTM London Bloggers’ Speed Networking event.

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World Responsible Tourism Day to celebrate 10 years at WTM in 2016

| September 20, 2016
World Responsible Tourism Day to celebrate 10 years at WTM in 2016

2016’s World Responsible Tourism Day marks two very significant anniversaries for host World Travel Market and for the development of responsible tourism across the industry as a whole.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Named #1 Museum in the U.S. and World for Second Year in a Row

| September 20, 2016
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Named #1 Museum in the U.S. and World for  Second Year in a Row

  TripAdvisor Highlights Reasons to Visit Now as Well as Top-Rated Tours and Skip-the-Line Passes Available to Book on TripAdvisor

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Russia to present enchanting travel routes and FIFA 2018 host cities at the IFTM TOP RESA exhibition

| September 20, 2016

  Russia is arranging a presentation of tourism potential of the FIFA 2018 World Cup during the Paris’ international exhibition IFTM TOP RESA. The presentation is run by the Russia’s Federal Agency for Tourism with the participation of the Russian Embassy in France, FIFA 2018 organization committee, UEFA 2016 organization committee and Visit Russia project.

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Jamaica leads winners at World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony

| September 19, 2016
Jamaica leads winners at World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony

Jamaica has been recognised as the Caribbean’s Leading Destination by the World Travel Awards during a glittering event at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort.

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The world’s large airlines key players at TTG INCONTRI

| September 19, 2016
The world’s large airlines key players at TTG INCONTRI

Over 40, the most prestigious, have already registered and will propose development strategies. The entire transport system will have a leading role at the expo.

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DUKES adds quintessential British charm to Preferred’s global portfolio

| September 19, 2016
DUKES adds quintessential British charm to Preferred’s global portfolio

Dubai-based luxury hospitality developer Seven Tides Hospitality signs partnership deal with Preferred Hotels & Resorts to showcase British themed DUKES Dubai

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Women in Travel Meetup to debate entrepreneurial and leadership skills 

| September 15, 2016
Women in Travel Meetup to debate entrepreneurial and leadership skills 

The third Women in Travel Meetup will host renowned travel executives debating the issues of entrepreneurship and leadership at World Travel Market London – the leading global event for the travel industry.

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European Travel Commission welcomes the designation of 2018 as EU-China year for tourism

| September 12, 2016

Brussels, 12 September 2016 The European Travel Commission welcomes the designation of 2018 as the EU-China Year for Tourism, as announced by Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission and Mr Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, at the opening of the EU-China summit on 12 July […]

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Cinven and CPPIB complete acquisition of Hotelbeds Group

| September 12, 2016
Cinven and CPPIB complete acquisition of Hotelbeds Group

Palma de Mallorca, SPAIN (September 12, 2016) — The acquisition of Hotelbeds Group, the global provider of travel services based in Spain, by Cinven and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (‘CPPIB’) has been completed today.

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Wine Tourism – a growing tourism segment   

| September 12, 2016
Wine Tourism – a growing tourism segment   

The link between wine tourism and culture, history and lifestyle and the contribution of this segment to the development of the sector has been widely discussed during the 1st UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism held in the Kahketi region in Georgia. During two days (7-9 September) the event convened over 200 participants including policy […]

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Reed Travel Exhibitions announces global partnership with HotelMap

| September 8, 2016
Reed Travel Exhibitions announces global partnership with HotelMap

Exclusive deal gives special hotel rates to delegates, starting with World Travel Market London

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Top tech speakers share expertise at WTM London’s Genesys Digital Transformation Summit

| September 6, 2016
Top tech speakers share expertise at WTM London’s Genesys Digital Transformation Summit

Executives and entrepreneurs from established firms and start-up ventures will share know-how and tips with at the World Travel Market London/ Genesys Digital Transformation Summit.

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Dubai International Achieves Record Passenger Traffic in July

| September 5, 2016

7.6m passengers is the highest monthly traffic at DXB  Dubai, UAE – September 5, 2016 – Passenger traffic at Dubai International has exceeded all previous records in July surging to an historic high of 7.6 million, according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today.

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DUKES Dubai apartments to headline Seven Tides showcase at Cityscape Global

| August 31, 2016
DUKES Dubai apartments to headline Seven Tides showcase at Cityscape Global

  British themed luxury hotel and residential project on track for Q4 handover with just handful of units still available for sale; also on show Anantara The Palm Dubai Residences

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First winners of £40 million Discover England Fund announced

| August 26, 2016
First winners of £40 million Discover England Fund announced

VisitEngland is today announcing the first of the successful applicants to receive year one funding from the £40 million Discover England Fund.

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Ryanair carries more than 100m international customers in 2015

| August 26, 2016

Ryanair welcomed confirmation from IATA that it remains the world’s favourite airline after IATA’s latest World Airline Transport Statistics showed Ryanair once again carried more international customers than any other airline.

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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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