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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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Brähler Convention wins pitch to technical equip events of the luxury hotel chain Titanic Hotels

| April 13, 2016
Brähler Convention wins pitch to technical equip events of the luxury hotel chain Titanic Hotels

The Berlin hotels of the luxury hotel chain Titanic Hotels from now on trust in event technology of the experienced company Brähler ICS Konferenztechnik AG, which has been endowing customers with complete event and conference technology for almost 60 years.

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Passenger traffic at DXB tops 6.3 million in February

| April 13, 2016

Dubai, UAE – April 13, 2016 – Passenger traffic continued to grow steadily at Dubai International (DXB), with over 6.3 million passengers registered in February 2016.

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Four Crystal Lagoons to feature in US$250 million development in Egypt’s Sokhna mountains

| April 13, 2016
Four Crystal Lagoons to feature in US$250 million development in Egypt’s Sokhna mountains

Developer of patented mega-lagoon technology has teamed up with Egypt’s TatweerMisr to bring the world’s top amenity to the upcoming residential and tourism development IL Monte Galala-Sokhna

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TIME offers insight to Tomorrow’s World at ATM 2016

| April 13, 2016
TIME offers insight to Tomorrow’s World at ATM 2016

TIME Hotels underscores its status as a CSR leader with new digital platform award-winning initiatives inspire community action; latest venture sees the group teaming up with Etihad Airways to help fund schools for underprivileged children in Kenya

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International meetings community supports endangered orangutans in ICCA Congress destination

| April 12, 2016
International meetings community supports endangered orangutans in ICCA Congress destination

12 April 2016 ICCA members attending IMEX have the unique chance to make their own personal footprint in saving an endangered species by “adopting a Borneo Orang-Utan” at IMEX Frankfurt from 19th to 21st April 2016.

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WTM London to Mark 20 Years Of Responsible Tourism And 10 World Responsible Tourism Days

| April 12, 2016
WTM London to Mark 20 Years Of Responsible Tourism And 10 World Responsible Tourism Days

World Travel Market London 2016 will commemorate two key responsible tourism anniversaries; 20 years of responsible tourism and 10 years of World Responsible Tourism Days.

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Dubai Business Events hosts two study mission in first quarter of 2016

| April 11, 2016
Dubai Business Events hosts two study mission in first quarter of 2016

With the aim to repeat last year’s success, Dubai Business Events kick started its annual programme of study missions and welcomed 85 guests from Europe in its first of many study missions scheduled throughout the year. From February 12-14, 70 meeting and incentive planners and a further 15 of Europe’s leading media experts from the […]

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Egyptian Minister of Tourism Launches ‘6×6 Tourism Impact Plan’

| April 11, 2016

‘An exciting time and opportunity for Egyptian tourism’ The new Egyptian Minister of Tourism, His Excellency Yehia Rashed, today announced his plan – the ‘6×6 Tourism Impact Plan’ – to fundamentally enhance Egyptian tourism and to revive the fortunes of the critical tourism sector.

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Emirates Increases Capacity to London, Adds 10th Daily Service

| April 8, 2016
Emirates Increases Capacity to London, Adds 10th Daily Service

New service will operate to London Gatwick, Emirates’ fourth daily flight to the airport Cementing London’s position as Emirates’ most popular destination outside Dubai Complementing Emirates’ existing services, enabling better connectivity to the Middle East, West Asia and the Far East

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TripAdvisor Data Reveals the Cheapest Time to Book Hotels for Summer Travel

| April 8, 2016

“Best Time to Book” Report Shows Travelers Booking During Optimal Times Can Save About 20% on Hotels for Summer in Popular Destinations Worldwide 

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A Swiss Executive MBA offered through Alpine Center Switzerland

| April 6, 2016
A Swiss Executive MBA offered through Alpine Center Switzerland

Alpine Center Switzerland, in cooperation with ZHAW —Zürcher Fachhochschule (Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland) — will offer ZHAW’s Executive MBA. The program will be delivered in English, with each module starting with a four-day residential teaching session.

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Kuwait to invest USD 1 billion in tourism sector by 2025

| April 6, 2016
Kuwait to invest USD 1 billion in tourism sector by 2025

Growth in luxury and mid-market accommodation options opens up Gulf state to new market segments

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DUKES Dubai hotel spices up its culinary offering with the signing of award-winning Indian restaurant Khyber

| April 6, 2016
DUKES Dubai hotel spices up its culinary offering with the signing of award-winning Indian restaurant Khyber

Iconic fine dining restaurant direct from Mumbai will receive a quintessentially English spin; specialising in traditional northern Indian cuisine, the new venue will have capacity for 210 guests; high-profile fans of the concept include Sir Paul McCartney, Aamir Khan and the Kuwait Royal Family

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UK ‘preferred’ destination for Middle East travellers in 2015

| April 6, 2016
UK ‘preferred’ destination for Middle East travellers in 2015

France, Turkey, USA and Spain round out top five destinations as Preferred Hotels & Resorts reports 21% growth in outbound bookings from Middle East

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easyJet stations tenth aircraft in Berlin

| April 5, 2016
easyJet stations tenth aircraft in Berlin

New routes from Schönefeld to Bordeaux, Toulouse, Priština and Catania

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New Zealand industry leader steps into IAPCO President role

| April 1, 2016
New Zealand industry leader steps into IAPCO President role

Jan Tonkin, managing director of Auckland-based The Conference Company, will today take up the presidency of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers. Jan was elected at the Association’s annual General Assembly in Cape Town in February, and takes over from outgoing President Michel Neijmann for a two-year term. Headquartered in the UK, IAPCO is […]

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Danes again ranked Happiest People on Earth

| March 30, 2016
Danes again ranked Happiest People on Earth

The Danes have a reason to smile even broader than usually these days. According to the United Nation’s World Happiness Report 2016 Denmark is once again the world’s happiest nation.

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New cultural partnership to help Sydney shine

| March 29, 2016
New cultural partnership to help Sydney shine

Three of Sydney’s unique cultural venues, under the banner of the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (MAAS), have joined Business Events Sydney (BESydney) as strategic partners.

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World Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 at WTM London kick off 20th year of ethical tourism

| March 29, 2016
World Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 at WTM London kick off 20th year of ethical tourism

Tourism businesses, organisations and initiatives around the world are now being invited to submit an entry into the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 at WTM London, as the world celebrates 20 years of responsible tourism action. 

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