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World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM London “Harder to Win Than Ever” as 2016 longlist revealed.

| May 25, 2016
World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM London “Harder to Win Than Ever” as 2016 longlist revealed.

Responsible Travel has today announced the select 75 organisations longlisted for the 2016 World Responsible Tourism at WTM London sponsored by the Belize Tourism Board.

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The most sensible way to fly private across Europe

| May 25, 2016
The most sensible way to fly private across Europe

Hailed as ‘the most sensible way to fly private across Europe‘, the revolutionary app JetSmarter, which allows members to travel on private jets for no additional fee has announced the launch of seven new European JetShuttle routes.

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ibtm America 2016 ‘Techcollective’ will introduce the latest concepts in Event Technology

| May 25, 2016
ibtm America 2016 ‘Techcollective’ will introduce the latest concepts in Event Technology

95% of corporate meeting and event planners want to see more technology companies at ibtm america 2016 95% of industry suppliers are satisfied with ibtm america

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euromic expands further in Latin America with New Member in Mexico

| May 25, 2016

euromic, THE Leading global provider of DMC services with a distinctive customer service approach, today announced that it will expand its network services into Mexico – a growing market at the center of the second largest economy in Latin America.

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Ryanair: Full Year Profit Rises 43% To €1,242m

| May 24, 2016

Lower Fares, AGB & Cost Control Delivers Strong Traffic & Profit Growth

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Emirates adds seventh daily service to Bangkok

| May 24, 2016
Emirates adds seventh daily service to Bangkok

Additional service between Dubai and Bangkok to commence from 1 July 2016

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Aoife Delaney named as CIC Pacesetter 2016

| May 24, 2016
Aoife Delaney named as CIC Pacesetter 2016

Ovation Global DMC is delighted to announce that Aoife Delaney, Director of Global Sales has been honoured by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) with the prestigious Pacesetter Award 2016.

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High speed transport and internet for ibtm world

| May 23, 2016
High speed transport and internet for ibtm world

The journey to and from this year’s ibtm world (www.ibtmworld.com), in Barcelona is going to be as fast as the event’s high-speed internet access with the opening of the onsite Metro Station at the Fira Gran Via.

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Europe’s most professional congress bureau

| May 20, 2016
Europe’s most professional congress bureau

There are now eight Certified Meeting Professionals working at the Vienna Tourist Board’s Vienna Convention Bureau (VCB). No other European congress bureau has so many employee who have earned this special quality seal.

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Best-ever first quarter for inbound visits to UK

| May 20, 2016

Figures out today show that the first three months of the year have set a record for inbound visits to the UK.

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Vancouver Named Top North American City for International Meetings

| May 19, 2016
Vancouver Named Top North American City for International Meetings

Planners surveyed by International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and Watkins Research Group rate Vancouver among the world’s best meetings destinations

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Prague is the 11th world’s most popular conference destination

| May 17, 2016
Prague is the 11th world’s most popular conference destination

17th May, 2016, Prague – Prague was ranked 11th in the worldwide rating of cities according to the number of association meetings held. The annual ranking is compiled by International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). In 2015, 123 association meetings were organized in Prague, which is an increase of 4,2 % compared to 2014.

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ICCA 2015 rankings released: Berlin new number 1 city

| May 17, 2016
ICCA 2015 rankings released: Berlin new number 1 city

17 May 2016 ICCA captured a record number of 12,076 rotating international association meetings taking place in 2015; the largest number of association meetings collected in the year after the meetings took place ever, and 571 additional meetings compared to 2014.

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Copenhagen reclaims position in top 10-list of World’s Most Popular Convention Cities

| May 17, 2016
Copenhagen reclaims position in top 10-list of World’s Most Popular Convention Cities

Copenhagen is on a roll as a international convention city! 2016 will be the busiest year the city ever saw in terms of delegates, and according to ICCA’s brand new 2015 Statistics Report, Copenhagen is again to be found in the global top-10.

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UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism: Call for Applications is now open

| May 17, 2016
UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism: Call for Applications is now open

The call for applications for the 13th UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism is now open. The deadline for applications is 30 September 2016.

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WTM Connect Asia Gets Ready to Facilitate Business in South East Asia

| May 13, 2016
WTM Connect Asia Gets Ready to Facilitate Business in South East Asia

Next week suppliers and buyers from all over the world will arrive in Penang for the inaugural WTM Connect Asia. From 18-20 May international exhibitors will meet with Chinese, South East Asian and International Hosted Buyers in an exclusive, closed community setting.

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Bidding now open for multi-million pound fund to boost tourism across England

| May 11, 2016

Bids are now being called for VisitEngland’s £40 million fund to drive tourism growth across England.

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Swissôtel Lima to host World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony 2016

| May 10, 2016

London, May 10th, 2016 Swissôtel Lima has been unveiled as the host for the upcoming World Travel Awards(WTA) Latin America Gala Ceremony 2016.

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Emirates Group Announces Record Profits

| May 10, 2016
Emirates Group Announces Record Profits

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Group records 28th consecutive year of profit, and new record profit of AED 8.2 billion (US$ 2.2 billion); Steady business growth in line with capacity increases, significant investment in the business at AED 17.3 billion (US$ 4.7 billion) Declares a dividend of AED 2.5 billion (US$ 681 million) to the Investment […]

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Airlines honour the Athens International Airport with one more top distinction!

| May 5, 2016
Airlines honour the Athens International Airport with one more top distinction!

In this year’s “Routes Europe”, the biggest airline and airport networking route development forum in Europe, AIA was voted by the airlines as the winner in the 4-20 m. passengers’ category.

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Innovation Award winner announced

| May 5, 2016
Innovation Award winner announced

Jan Tonkin, president of IAPCO, was delighted to present the 2015 Innovation Award to Yoshihito Takahashi from Congress Corporation, Japan at the glittering IMEX Gala evening.

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Historic win for Leicester City could boost football tourism to Britain

| May 3, 2016

 The value of ‘football tourism’ to the UK’s visitor economy could be in for a boost following Leicester City’s historic Premier League win, with Britain in the global spotlight as the ‘home of football.’  

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Denmark launches new version of the meeting design concept, Meetovation

| May 3, 2016
Denmark launches new version of the meeting design concept, Meetovation

For a decade, the happy Danes have been first movers on innovative meetings, using their meeting design concept, Meetovation. Today, the concept is relaunched worldwide with a version 3.0, including a new Meetovation Manifesto, an even stronger focus on educating more Meetovators across Denmark and a brand new website with more hands-on meeting design tools and cases.

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Old school hospitality central to luxury market success says Rocco Forte Hotels chairman

| April 28, 2016
Old school hospitality central to luxury market success says Rocco Forte Hotels chairman

Titan of the hotel industry, Sir Rocco Forte, opens up about the highs and lows of his hospitality career at inaugural ATM Leaders Breakfast; top echelon of regional leaders enjoy unique opportunity to learn from his half-century of experience

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Visitors grow 4% during first two days of ATM

| April 27, 2016
Visitors grow 4% during first two days of ATM

Number of visitors to Arabian Travel Market up by 4% on 2015; figures represent total number of visitors through the doors on Day 1 and Day 2; event on track for more than 26,000 visitors over four-day show

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Industry leaders map out sustainable future of UAE tourism

| April 26, 2016
Industry leaders map out sustainable future of UAE tourism

New ATM Global Stage opens with high profile panel session on future outlook for UAE tourism; each emirate to focus on own USPs but committed to shared vision for sustainable growth

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Crown Prince of Dubai opens Arabian Travel Market

| April 25, 2016
Crown Prince of Dubai opens Arabian Travel Market

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, inaugurates ATM 2016; the Middle East’s largest travel and tourism event celebrates 23 years of industry milestones

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Travel Planning and Booking Site Identifies Top-Rated Properties Committed to Eco-Friendly Practices

| April 25, 2016
Travel Planning and Booking Site Identifies Top-Rated Properties Committed to Eco-Friendly Practices

California Home to Four of the Country’s Top 10 

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Arabian Travel Market 2016 opens

| April 24, 2016
Arabian Travel Market 2016 opens

Over 26,000 visitors expected to attend Middle East’s largest travel trade event with 2,800 confirmed exhibitors, 64 national pavilions, over 50 seminar and technology theatre sessions, and several new show features including the launch of the first ever Wellness & Spa Lounge and ATM Global Stage

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African tourism ministers convene in Côte d’Ivoire

| April 22, 2016
African tourism ministers convene in Côte d’Ivoire

Over three days (19-21 April) high-level tourism representatives from African countries, including 18 tourism ministers1, are convening in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to discuss the challenges of the sector and the priorities for the programme of work of UNWTO in the African continent. The event is held in parallel with the Sustainable Tourism Conference of the […]

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AEG Ogden Convention Centre Leader Recognised for Excellence

| April 22, 2016
AEG Ogden Convention Centre Leader Recognised for Excellence

Geoff Donaghy Receives IMEX Academy Award

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WTM Connect Asia lines up top Chinese Hosted Buyers

| April 20, 2016
WTM Connect Asia lines up top Chinese Hosted Buyers

WTM Connect Asia is due to open its doors for the first time in 5 weeks, marking World Travel Market’s arrival in South East Asia. The ‘pod’ event will be taking place in Penang, known as the cultural melting pot of Malaysia.

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IMEX Group Sharing economy survey reveals differing views among meetings industry around the world

| April 20, 2016
IMEX Group Sharing economy survey reveals differing views among meetings  industry around the world

• 35 per cent of meetings professionals would not use a sharing economy service for business • Uncertain quality and safety were found to be the major reasons why they are not being used • Nearly 45 per cent believe legislation, regulation, objections and taxation will slow or limit the expansion in many countries • […]

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WPCOA Member Jan Tonkin Elected to IAPCO Presidency

| April 20, 2016
WPCOA Member Jan Tonkin Elected to IAPCO Presidency

Taipei: Jan Tonkin, managing director of Auckland-based The Conference Company, has been elected President of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO). Ms. Tonkin was elected in February at IAPCO’s annual General Assembly in Cape Town, and takes over from outgoing President Michel Neijmann for a two-year term.

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IMEX Association Day is all very relevant for delegates

| April 19, 2016
IMEX Association Day is all very relevant for delegates

More than 300 association executives from 30 countries gathered at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel to discuss this key issue with experts and their peers.

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Cvent Enters into Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Vista Equity Partners for $1.65 Billion

| April 19, 2016

Vista Equity Partners to acquire all outstanding Cvent common stock for $36 per share

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Third edition of Africa Travel Week draws to a close in Cape Town recording impressive growth

| April 18, 2016
Third edition of Africa Travel Week draws to a close in Cape Town recording impressive growth

Three events, one week, one venue; this is what Africa Travel Week comprises of. A nexus for travel professionals across South Africa, the continent and the globe, and this year’s events exceeded all expectations.

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New Shakespeak App lets Shakespeare fans text like the Bard

| April 18, 2016
New Shakespeak App lets Shakespeare fans text like the Bard

VisitLondon.com and Swiftkey team up to celebrate Shakespeare’s legacy as part of Fans of London campaign Watch Famous actor Simon Callow surprise Shakespeare super fan on stage at The Globe

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Extra Champions League Flights Scheduled For Real Madrid V Man City

| April 18, 2016

Ryanair announced that it has added an extra return flight from Manchester to Madrid for Man City fans to travel to the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid on Wednesday 4 May, after being inundated with requests from City fans.

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UK tourism hoping for social media shout-out during US President’s visit

| April 18, 2016
UK tourism hoping for social media shout-out during US President’s visit

Britain as a tourism destination will be in the global social media spotlight with the arrival of US President Barack Obama this week.

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