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Jumeirah turns pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness

| October 1, 2014
Jumeirah turns pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness

Dubai: Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, is marking October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month with a series of activities and events.

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Mongolia: Official Partner Country ITB Berlin 2015

| September 30, 2014

Improvement in transportation connections and infrastructure make travelling in and around Mongolia easier

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World PCO Alliance is offering its conference clients new ways of delegate boosting

| September 30, 2014

Barcelona, September 29th, 2014 The World PCO Alliance strives towards developing unique concepts to the benefit of all its association clients. – Maximising congress attendance: An increasing challenge for associations and scientific societies! Attracting delegates to a conference or scientific meeting becomes more and more of a challenge for associations due to a variety of […]

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Smart strategies for sponsorship from latest INCON article co-authored by MCI experts

| September 29, 2014

Geneva, 29 September 2014. INCON, a dynamic partnership of leading companies providing consistency and continuity in conference, event and destination management, has released its 21st Expert Article ‘The Changing Nature of Sponsorship.’

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PATA and Travel Association “World Without Borders” Sign MoU

| September 29, 2014
PATA and Travel Association “World Without Borders” Sign MoU

Picture: Back Row L/R: Georgy Voskanyan, Advisor International Department, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Federal Agency for Tourism; Hostess from Russian Federation; and Ivy Chee, Regional Director-East Asia, PATA. Front Row L/R: Oxana McChristian, CEO, Travel Association, World Without Borders; and Martin Craigs, CEO, PATA.

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VisitBritain & Japan National Tourism Organisation sign MoU in Tokyo

| September 28, 2014

At the British Chamber of Commerce in Tokyo Christopher Rodrigues, Chairman of VisitBritain, and Mr Ryoichi Matsuyama, President of Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), signed a memorandum of understanding committing both countries to the mutual exchange of tourism experience and information.

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A Guide to Understanding the New European EFPIA Disclosure Code and the Effect It Will Have on the US Medical Meetings Industry

| September 28, 2014

MIAMI, Florida – ABTS Convention Services (ABTS), a global meetings and convention services company with 19 years of experience in international meetings has published “EFPIA and the US Medical Meetings Industry,” a guide to understanding the new European EFPIA Disclosure Code and the effect it will have on the US Medical Meetings Industry.

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New Routes Bring More Sunshine For British Airways Leisure Travellers

| September 26, 2014

British Airways has added another three new routes to its 2015 Gatwick schedule. Seville in Spain, Funchal in Madeira and Las Palmas in Gran Canaria will all be available to book from today, and the first flights will take to the skies from March 2015.

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Marriott Hotels in the UK Ask Millennial Tribe Leaders to Envision the Future of Travel #brilliantguestroom

| September 25, 2014
Marriott Hotels in the UK Ask Millennial Tribe Leaders to Envision the Future of Travel #brilliantguestroom

Marriott Hotels in the UK has asked five thought leaders including TV presenter and charity founder, Katie Piper, and England rugby ace, Danny Care, to share their vision of the hotel guest room of the future.

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European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley invites players to new North Course at Quinta du Lago

| September 25, 2014

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has invited golfers from around the world to play the new North Course at Quinta du Lago – home of World Golf Awards 2014.

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Ryanair Partners With Amadeus for Travel Agency Distribution From 1st November 2014

| September 24, 2014

COLOGNE, Germany, September 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Amadeus’ revolutionary light ticketing technology provides foundation for Ryanair to make a wide range of fares and full ancillary service content available to Amadeus subscribers

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Hans Schenk Appointed as Executive Director of Society for Worldwide Medical Exchange

| September 23, 2014

MIAMI, Florida (September 23, 2014) – The Society for Worldwide Medical Exchange (SWME), an international non-profit organization dedicated to uniting doctors around the world to advance global health,

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TUI AG is the only tourism group listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes World and Europe

| September 23, 2014

Hannover, 23 September 2014 As of today, TUI AG will be the only tourism group to be listed in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) World and Europe.

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London & Partners announces new board member, Sandie Dawe MBE

| September 22, 2014
London & Partners announces new board member, Sandie Dawe MBE

The former CEO of VisitBritain Sandie Dawe MBE has been appointed as a board member of London & Partners, the Mayor’s official promotional company for the city.

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Upgrade of Greece’s Tourist Assets Could Help Spur a Stronger Economic Recovery

| September 22, 2014

LONDON, September 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Christopher Egleton, Executive Chairman of Minoan Group Plc (minoangroup.com), a fast-growing AIM-listed Travel and Leisure company, responds to positive predictions for Greek Q3 growth.

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Dubai’s hosting of international meeting planners showcases growing business events credentials

| September 21, 2014
Dubai’s hosting of international meeting planners showcases growing business events credentials

- Trip is part of wider strategy to boost visitor numbers to the Emirate under Tourism Vision for 2020 – Emirate hosting of approximately 100 international meeting planners strengthens focus on the emirate’s business events credentials Dubai, United Arab Emirates: A large delegation of approximately 100 influential meeting planners and business events journalists from around […]

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12 global instagrammers experience Dubai through the eyes of the emirate’s residents

| September 19, 2014
12 global instagrammers experience Dubai through the eyes of the emirate’s residents

Twelve influential instagrammers from across the globe will visit Dubai over the next four weeks to experience the emirate through the eyes of its residents, each following an itinerary which has been tailor-made for them by another 12 influential Dubai-based instagrammers.

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Sterling guests, educational MINDtalks and fab food made in Denmark at the IceTank, 16 September

| September 18, 2014
Sterling guests, educational MINDtalks and fab food made in Denmark at the IceTank, 16 September

Twenty professional meeting planners, amongst them Concerto Live, TFI, Line Up Communications and Innocent Drinks, were busy cooking up new ideas, tasting the acclaimed New Nordic cuisine, and learning more about innovative meeting destination Denmark at the final session of MINDtalks in 2014 hosted by VisitDenmark and Wonderful Copenhagen CVB.

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Sydney motivates and inspires: direct selling company Pro-Health China returns for 2014 incentive

| September 17, 2014

One of China’s fastest growing direct selling companies, Pro-Health China, begins its five-day incentive in Sydney tomorrow.

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First UNWTO International Congress on Tourism and Pilgrimages explores the link between tourism and spiritual routes

| September 17, 2014

In light of the growing importance of pilgrimages and spiritual routes to tourism development around the world, UNWTO, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism of Spain and the Regional Government of Galicia are organizing the First International Congress on Tourism and Pilgrimages.

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New management for VOK DAMS China: Katja Sassi-Bucsit new General Manager

| September 17, 2014
New management for VOK DAMS China: Katja Sassi-Bucsit new General Manager

The anniversary year – 10 years VOK DAMS China – also witnesses a change of staff at the top as Katja Sassi-Bucsit takes over the position of general manager VOK DAMS China from Ulrike Ellmann.

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MICE Academy Partners with RecertTrack

| September 17, 2014

CPD Programme gets own online certification renewal support system

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PATA Foundation to Host Inaugural Gala Dinner at GTEF 2014

| September 17, 2014

Attendees of the PATA Foundation Gala Dinner get the chance to be a part of the many success stories

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Leveraging Britain’s Heritage and Culture abroad

| September 9, 2014

- VisitBritain to shift perceptions of Britain’s culture and heritage across the world – New report launched today at Tate Britain will bring tourism industry together – Culture and heritage worth £7bn to UK economy in 2013 (one third of total inbound spend)

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Gazpromneft-Aero Starts Refueling Air India in Russia

| September 8, 2014

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, September 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Gazpromneft-Aero has started supplying aviation fuel for regular flights to Russia by the Indian national carrier Air India in Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport.

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Sustained at a high level: GCB German Convention Bureau receives EMAS certification

| September 8, 2014

The GCB German Convention Bureau has received European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) certification.

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Goodbye China, hello Frankfurt

| September 8, 2014
Goodbye China, hello Frankfurt

The international branch VOK DAMS China is closely associated with the name Ulrike Ellmann, who was in charge of the two offices in China for eight years, and who managed them from Beijing.

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Bank of Latvia issues 2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to Riga, European Capital of Culture 2014

| September 8, 2014
Bank of Latvia issues 2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to Riga, European Capital of Culture 2014

This past August, the Bank of Latvia issued the very first 2 euro coin of special design called “Riga – European Capital of Culture 2014″.

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Sustainable Destinations Alliance for the Americas Announces First Seven Destination Partners

| September 8, 2014

ST. MICHAEL, BARBADOS – Seven destinations in the Caribbean & Central America region will receive support to enhance the long-term viability of their tourism sectors.

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Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) Announced the Winner and Lucky Voter for Itinerary Contest Campaign

| August 29, 2014

From May to July 2014, MICE organizers, MICE travelers, and the general public from around the world were invited to join the Itinerary Contest,

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Ryanair Business Plus from £59.99

| August 28, 2014
Ryanair Business Plus from £59.99

Ryanair unveiled Ryanair Business Plus, offering Europe’s business travellers a tailored suite of travel benefits.

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DTCM announces “#MyDubai Trip” exclusive video series in collaboration with Peeta Planet

| August 26, 2014
DTCM announces “#MyDubai Trip” exclusive video series in collaboration with Peeta Planet

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) today announced that Qabeela New Media are joining the #MyDubai initiative to produce a 12-episode travel series for the Emirate of Dubai curated by well-known Emirati social travel experts, Peeta Planet.

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Aircraft set to become more human as engineers develop smart skins which can detect injury

| August 26, 2014
Aircraft set to become more human as engineers develop smart skins which can detect injury

Work is underway at BAE Systems to give aircraft human-like ‘skin’, enabling the detection of injury or damage and the ability to ‘feel’ the world around them.

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Madinat Jumeirah appoints new Director of Marketing and Communications

| August 26, 2014
Madinat Jumeirah appoints new Director of Marketing and Communications

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has announced Sandra Farrero as the new Director of Marketing and Communications at Madinat Jumeirah, effective Sunday, 17 August 2014.

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Burj Al Arab presents ‘Best of the Burj’ signature dream experience

| August 26, 2014
Burj Al Arab presents ‘Best of the Burj’ signature dream experience

Dubai, 25 August 2014: To celebrate its 15 years, Burj Al Arab, the World’s Most Luxurious Hotel, has unveiled its ‘Best of the Burj’ – a special offer that includes Rolls-Royce Phantom pick-up, a luxurious suite, six-course degustation dinner and signature spa experience.

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Dubai: the World’s Most Visited City by 2020

| August 20, 2014

Dubai has a bold vision to become the world’s most visited city by 2020. The Director of Dubai’s Tourism department, HE Helal Saeed Almarri, discusses how his team will make it happen

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Melbourne wins the title of World’s Most Liveable City for the fourth year in a row

| August 20, 2014

Melbourne has again been named the best city in the world to live in for the fourth year running, topping the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index.

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ADB, GIT and PATA Launch Learning Programme for Travel Industry Professionals in Guilin

| August 20, 2014
ADB, GIT and PATA Launch Learning Programme for Travel Industry Professionals in Guilin

BANGKOK, August 20, 2014 — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in partnership with the Guilin Institute of Tourism (GIT) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) are delighted to invite travel industry professionals to attend the ADB-Phnom Penh Plan (PPP) for Development Management Learning Programme on “Tourism Management in the Greater Mekong Subregion.”

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Final call to vote ahead of World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2014

| August 20, 2014
Final call to vote ahead of World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2014

London, 19th August 2014 Industry insiders, consumers and stakeholders in the regional travel sectors are being urged to cast their ballots ahead of the deadline for votes at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2014.

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First Time Exhibitor Saudi Looks to WTM to Help Grow Its Tourism

| August 19, 2014
First Time Exhibitor Saudi Looks to WTM to Help Grow Its Tourism

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is delighted to welcome representation from Saudi Arabia on to the exhibition floor for the first time this year, as the Saudi government unveils plans to invest heavily into its tourism industry over the next decade.

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