International tourist arrivals reached 1,138 million in 2014, a 4.7% increase over the previous year, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. For 2015, UNWTO forecasts international tourism to grow by 3% to 4%, further contributing to the global economic recovery.
AEGEAN increase UK routes in Summer 2015 including 2 new direct routes from London to Larnaca, Cyprus and Heraklion, Crete offering a total of 6 direct routes!
AEGEAN, Greece’s largest airline and a Star Alliance member, is to launch a new direct route from the UK to Larnaca, Cyprus and Heraklion, Crete.
As the books are closing on 2014, it has been yet another record-breaking year in terms of events secured for the future. 72 international conventions and 341 corporate meetings and incentive leads were added to the list of events taking place in Copenhagen in the years to come, which makes 2014 the fourth consecutive record […]
Deadline for Entries is March 2 Picture: Top Row L/R: James Mabey, Senior Director of Development, Marco Polo Hotels, Hong Kong SAR; Soulinnara Ratanavong, Teacher/Trainer at the Lao National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (Lanith) Lao PDR; Silvia Sitou, Head of the Research & Planning Department, Macau Government Tourist Office, Macau SAR; and Justin Malcolm, […]
In the run up to Spain’s most important travel trade fair, FITUR in Madrid, JacTravel, the UK-based wholesaler best known for its range of hand-picked, city centre hotels, has released booking data that explains last year’s recovery in hotel occupancy – low prices.
In recognizing the importance of continuing professional development of less experienced professionals, ICCA will deliver an education program – “ICCA International Meetings Foundation Seminar”
-Majority of nations and regions saw record spending from overseas tourists in 2014 -Bigger visit growth to other regions than to London -Tourism legacy of the Grand Départ, NATO summit, Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup starts to show -Strong uplift from European neighbours, Australia and the US
Reed Exhibitions has appointed Nick Pilbeam to the position of Divisional Director – Travel.
BELLEVUE, Washington and PARIS, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Employees at Egencia®, the business travel company of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), celebrated 2014 records by setting two, new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record-titles in January 2015.
Jan 18th 2015, New York, USA – New partnerships with the Association sector are driving record growth for the Global Industry Development Network (GIDN), with 2015 starting off with a strong number of association clients and partnerships, up 35% compared with the start of 2014.
-Grand Départ impact on inbound tourism revealed -New record for holiday visits and spend across the region
American Express Global Business Travel Recruits Jennifer Charlton to Lead Supplier Relations in EMEA
LONDON, January 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — American Express Global Business Travel (“GBT”) announced the appointment of Jennifer Charlton as Vice President/ Head of Supplier Relations for Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
UN General Assembly: Sustainable tourism is a tool for poverty reduction and environmental protection
A milestone resolution recognizing the contribution of sustainable tourism to poverty eradication, community development and the protection of biodiversity has been adopted by consensus by the United Nations General Assembly.
New figures released today (¹), for the first eleven months of last year, suggest that 2014 will be another record year for inbound tourism – beating VisitBritain’s original growth forecast. During January to November 2014 there were 32.4 million visits to the UK, 7% more visits recorded than at the same juncture in 2013. These […]
(12th January 2015 – Dubai) Bench Events have once again organised The Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF), unveiling an innovative programme including a high calibre and entertaining speaker line-up.
Total of 115 routes transferred from Lufthansa to Germanwings Düsseldorf–Zurich to be operated by Germanwings from January 8th
-Investment of approximately 280 million euros -Acquisition of the world’s best cruise liner in the luxury segment -From 2015/16 onwards improved EBITA of 20 million euros per annum expected at Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten
The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) UK and Ireland Chapter today announces two new Executive Committee members.
Ryanair added 3 new routes to its Athens Summer 2015 schedule, to/from Budapest, Bratislava & Santorini, which will deliver over 2.2m customers in 2015 and support over 2,200* “on-site” jobs at Athens Airport, as Ryanair doubles its Athens traffic.
MOSCOW, December 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Transaero Airlines has made a decision to cancel fuel surcharge included in the price of tickets on its international routes.
International tourism is set to hit a new record by the end of 2014 with over 1.1 billion international tourists travelling the world in one single year.
Regional carrier achieves paperless authorization from UK Civil Aviation Authority
MOSCOW, December 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Aeroflot was recognized as the world’s most punctual airline once again in November 2014, according to FlightStats, a US-based flight statistics agency.
The world’s number one integrated tourism business – „New“ TUI Group begins trading on London Stock Exchange
TUI Group (ticker TUIJ) member of FTSE 100
World leading hotel group Meliá Hotels International has received a huge acknowledgement from the European Hotel Industry when Meliá Hotels International CEO Gabriel Escarrer was named “CEO of The Year” and Meliá Vienna won “Opening of The Year (new build)” at The European Hospitality Awards 2014.
The Association of European Airlines (AEA) welcomes the Commission’s announcement of an Aviation package as part of its Work Programme 2015. The package will include a Communication identifying challenges and measures for improving the competitiveness of the EU Aviation sector and the revision of the EASA basic regulation.
SOUTHLAKE, Texas and AMSTERDAM, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR) and Bravofly Rumbo Group (SIX: BRG) announced today that Bravofly Rumbo Group has made a binding offer to acquire lastminute.com.
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London Gatwick Airport Increases Runway Capacity to 55 Flights Per Hour and Estimates an Additional 2 Million Passengers #Aviation #ttot #London
MADRID, December 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is the first to implement Amadeus’ cloud-based A-CDM portal to improve communication and operational efficiency at the airport Airports, airlines and ground handlers all benefit from Amadeus’ cloud-based common situational awareness solution LGW rolls out Amadeus’ A-CDM Portal to 300 users in just 8 weeks […]
Business travel is flying high once again, according to the latest figures from London City Airport (LCY).
A string of eminent international meetings industry figures are to form the faculty for the CONVENE Professional Development Academy and the subsequent two day programme which forms an integral part of CONVENE taking place in Vilnius 11-12 February.
Top leadership team meets for the first time in London today
Dubai, 14 December 2014: Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has won six awards at the 2014 World Luxury Hotel Awards held in Cape Town.
The board of the German Convention Bureau (GCB) has announced it will open a representative office in China. Together with the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) the GCB will further its work in Asia, one of its key target market. Information is available at www.germany-meetings.com