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British Airways launches flights from Stansted

| February 9, 2016
British Airways launches flights from Stansted

British Airways is to start flying from Stansted this summer adding a fourth London airport to its network. From May 28 the airline will launch flights to the popular holiday sunspots of Faro, Malaga, Palma and Ibiza.

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ACI Europe: Strong passenger traffic growth in 2015

| February 9, 2016
ACI Europe: Strong passenger traffic growth in 2015

Brussels: European airport trade association, ACI EUROPE released its traffic report for 2015. This is the only air transport report which includes all types of civil aviation passenger flights to and from Europe: full service, low cost, charter and others.

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Mayor of London Boris Johnson helps high growth firms set sights on international expansion

| February 9, 2016
Mayor of London Boris Johnson helps high growth firms set sights on international expansion

Mayor of London Boris Johnson helps high growth firms set sights on international expansion More than 40 per cent of London-based SMEs aiming to trade internationally London exports worth £140bn to capital’s economy

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Concourse D Gets the Thumbs Up from 2,000 Dubai Residents

| February 9, 2016

  Dubai, UAE – February 9, 2016 – Residents of the UAE who participated in the first operational readiness trial of Dubai International’s Concourse D on Saturday, have given the AED 3.3 billion facility their seal of approval.

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Iran Plans to Attract Russian Tourists by Removing Visa

| February 8, 2016

Iran aims to attract  more than 1 million Russian visitors by removing tourist visas for Russian nationals, Iranian Vice President and Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization Chief Masoud Soltanifar said Monday 1st February.

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Top Properties for Couples Revealed Based on Millions of Traveler Reviews and Opinions on TripAdvisor

| February 5, 2016
Top Properties for Couples Revealed Based on Millions of Traveler Reviews and Opinions on TripAdvisor

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in Palm-Eagle Beach, Aruba Tops in the World; Henderson Park Inn in Destin, Florida #1 in the U.S. 

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Love is In the Air: Expedia Heat Index Spotlights Connection Between Travel and Love

| February 5, 2016

Americans rate Paris as world’s “most romantic” city, consider Los Angeles to have “most attractive” dating population

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Take Off to Tehran with British Airways

| February 5, 2016
Take Off to Tehran with British Airways

The route will launch as a six-per-week service before moving to daily flights from winter 2016, giving customers even more choice and flexibility between London and the Middle East.   The service from Heathrow Terminal 5 will be operated by a four-class Boeing 777.  

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More Than One Quarter of Travel Managers Still Without Risk Strategy

| February 5, 2016

Feb 04, 2016 More than one quarter – 27 per cent – of travel managers still don’t have a risk management strategy in place for their travellers in spite of a spate of terrorist attacks across Europe over the last 12 months and buyers themselves citing traveller risk as the fourth biggest challenge they face […]

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Find the job of your dreams at ITB Berlin

| February 5, 2016

The ITB Career Center has the latest job vacancies and expert advice from leading tourism companies at the AHGZ & fvw Karrierewelt – information on career prospects in Germany and at sea from the HOGA employment agency – New: universities hold elevator pitches presenting their courses

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Aegean For Families – New designed Services for families

| February 4, 2016
Aegean For Families – New designed Services for families

ΑΕGEAN presents the ΑEGEAN For Families bundle of services, exclusively designed to make family travel by airplane a pleasurable, smooth and entertaining experience for all family members.

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An Introduction to Crisis Management

| February 4, 2016

On Tuesday 2 February, ABTA kicked off its 2016 programme of events with An Introduction to Crisis Management. Part of the Travel Essentials series, this one-day introductory training event aimed to ensure delegates left feeling knowledgable and prepared, should an exceptional operational or crisis situation happen within their organisation.

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Emirates honours its brightest stars at this year’s Najm Chairman’s Awards

| February 4, 2016
Emirates honours its brightest stars at this year’s Najm Chairman’s Awards

Thursday, February 4, 2016 — Dubai, U.A.E – 4 February 2016 – The Emirates Group awarded 35 employees today for going above and beyond their call of duty. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, presented the ‘Najm Chairman’s Award’ to eight individual and team achievements […]

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Emirates Brand Value Grows 17% to reach US$7.7 billion

| February 3, 2016
Emirates Brand Value Grows 17% to reach US$7.7 billion

Airline holds position as #1 airline brand and #1 brand in the region DUBAI, UAE: Emirates has come out on top again as the world’s most valuable airline brand, according to the 2016 Brand Finance Global 500 report, which was released yesterday. 

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Updated UNWTO Statement on the Zika Virus

| February 2, 2016
Updated UNWTO Statement on the Zika Virus

Following the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 1 February 2016 on the Zika virus, UNWTO recalls that according to WHO there should be no restrictions on travel with the affected areas and that the following travel measures should be observed:

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Grass Roots Meetings & Events appoints Sarah Moralee to lead high profile client accounts

| February 2, 2016
Grass Roots Meetings & Events appoints Sarah Moralee to lead high profile client accounts

  Sarah Moralee has joined Grass Roots Meetings & Events as a Project Director and will take a leading role with high profile client accounts and large events.

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Heathrow: Millions of tourists see the brighter side of flood-hit areas

| February 1, 2016
Heathrow: Millions of tourists see the brighter side of flood-hit areas

Striking images of Cumbria, Lancashire, Scotland and Yorkshire have been unveiled across Heathrow’s terminals today in a bid to promote some of the worst affected areas following recent floods.

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easyJet celebrates the opening of its Venice base

| February 1, 2016
easyJet celebrates the opening of its Venice base

• Venice is easyJet’s 27th base in Europe • easyJet will base four A319 Airbus aircraft and provide 150 local jobs • More choice with 10 new destinations and more flights on existing routes

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Lufthansa Group to concentrate aviation training in Munich

| February 1, 2016

The present companies responsible for pilot and cabin crew training within the Lufthansa Group are to be amalgamated into a single organization based at Munich, the Group’s second-biggest hub, the Deutsche Lufthansa AG Executive Board decided.

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Europe results for year-end

| January 29, 2016

2016 Compared with 2014, Europe reported a 2.3% increase in occupancy to 70.1%, a 4.6% increase in ADR to €112.16 and a 7.1% increase in RevPAR to €78.68.

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Save Money On Flights For World Travel Market Events

| January 29, 2016
Save Money On Flights For World Travel Market Events

Delegates attending events within the World Travel Market portfolio can take advantage of discounted air fares with oneworld airlines following a groundbreaking deal between the alliance and World Travel Maket’s parent company Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE).

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IACC Reveals the Top Meeting Package Trends for 2016

| January 29, 2016
IACC Reveals the Top Meeting Package Trends for 2016

Useful tips for meeting planners and meeting venues contribute towards better meetings and conference experiences

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Chinese visitors to Britain up almost 40%

| January 27, 2016

Latest figures from VisitBritain show that visits from China were up 37% in the first nine months of 2015, smashing previous records.

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Lufthansa appoints new General Manager for Greece & Cyprus

| January 26, 2016
Lufthansa appoints new General Manager for Greece & Cyprus

Konstantinos Tzevelekos has been appointed by the Lufthansa Group as its General Manager in Greece & Cyprus. Effective on January 29th, 2016 he will head the company’s Athens office and be responsible for all aspects of sales, marketing and representation of Lufthansa in both countries.

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LOGY iSCM – new innovative meeting place

| January 26, 2016

  LOGY iSCM – Innovations & Intelligent Solutions – is a trade show for the supply chain management (SCM), acquisition and logistics management, decision makers and corporate leaders. The event is organised for the first time at Messukeskus Helsinki 21–22 September 2016. LOGY iSCM completes a trade show cluster consisting of four other professional events: […]

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IFEMA adheres to the UNWTO Code of Ethics at FITUR

| January 26, 2016

The Trade Show was the stage for the signing of the commitment to the World Tourism Organisation and the Global Compact entered into by various companies to drive forward the United Nations Agenda

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Tourism Ministers discuss collaboration between tourism and security 

| January 25, 2016
Tourism Ministers discuss collaboration between tourism and security 

 Ministers of Tourism and High Level officials from 86 countries gathered in Madrid to discuss the development of closer collaboration mechanisms between tourism and security administrations to ensure a safe, secure and seamless travel framework (Madrid, 22 January 2016)

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London’s tourism continues to grow

| January 25, 2016
London’s tourism continues to grow

London continued to welcome record numbers of international tourists to the city between July and September last year, with more than 5.2 million visits to the capital according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics International Passenger Survey (‘IPS’)

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Shopping Tourism, key for destination marketing 

| January 25, 2016
Shopping Tourism, key for destination marketing 

“One of the most used tools in the promotion of destinations” this is how Shopping Tourism was described at the opening of the 2nd Conference on this segment, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on the occasion of the Spanish Tourism Fair (FITUR) (22 January 2016). 

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The Top 10 Spots to Book and Save in San Francisco for the Big Game Weekend

| January 25, 2016
The Top 10 Spots to Book and Save in San Francisco for the Big Game Weekend

Travelers to the Bay Area to Pay Approximately $380 per Night the First Weekend of February  TripAdvisor® announced its Top 10 spots in the greater San Francisco Bay area to save on hotels for the golden anniversary of the “Big Game.”

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European Charity Partnership With Sos Children’s Village Uk

| January 25, 2016
European Charity Partnership With Sos Children’s Village Uk

Ryanair announced a new charity partnership with SOS Children’s Village UK, its nominated European charity partner for 2016. SOS Children’s Village cares for orphaned and abandoned children in 125 countries worldwide by providing them with a family, education and healthcare.

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Business Fast-Track Service To 25 Airports

| January 25, 2016

Ryanair announced that it has increased the number of airports that offer its Business Plus fast-track security service to 25, following the addition of Birmingham, Budapest, Brussels Zaventem, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Glasgow, Hamburg, Malaga, Rome Fiumicino, Stockholm Skavsta and Stuttgart, as Ryanair continues to improve its Business Plus service.

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A4E: New European Airline Association Takes Off

| January 25, 2016
A4E: New European Airline Association Takes Off

–         Launch event with EU Commissioner and EU Presidency. –         EU Aviation Strategy offers unique opportunity to improve competitiveness of EU airlines. –         Stimulating growth by lowering airport charges and removing unreasonable taxes. –         Call for action plan to avoid disruptions during ATC strikes. –         Thomas Reynaert appointed Managing Director. Airlines for Europe (A4E), Europe’s […]

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UNWTO and neZEH partners present e-toolkit prototype to help hotels become Nearly Zero Energy 

| January 25, 2016
UNWTO and neZEH partners present e-toolkit prototype to help hotels become Nearly Zero Energy 

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and its partners of the Nearly Zero Energy Hotels (NEZEH) initiative, have present the prototype of a new tool to engage the tourism sector in energy efficiency. The online tool was unveiled at the NEZEH International Conference held in the framework of FITUR Green (Madrid, 20 January 2016). 

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ITB CSR Day: Practical advice for greater social responsibility in tourism

| January 22, 2016

On Friday the ITB Berlin Convention will focus on the refugee situation, human rights and how tourism can further peace – presentation of the first guide to sustainable tourism destinations – admission is free for trade visitors to ITB Berlin

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Vienna Achieves 6th Successive Overnight Record in 2015

| January 22, 2016

Vienna‘s tourism industry can look back on its best year ever: 14.3 million visitor overnights, 5.9% more than in 2014, represent a new all-time high.

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the noodle house arrives at mega mall in Khimki, Moscow

| January 21, 2016
the noodle house arrives at mega mall in Khimki, Moscow

Dubai – Asian casual dining brand the noodle house opened its second Moscow branch this week. Following the success of the first noodle house restaurant in Rio Mall, the new venue offers customers an authentic taste of Asian cuisine and will be serving lunch and dinner, seven days a week. the noodle house at the Mega […]

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W Hotels Worldwide Amplifies Presence in Spain with Signing of W Madrid

| January 19, 2016

Slated to Open in 2018, Landmark W Hotel will Bring Visionary Design, Playful Luxury and Whatever/Whenever® Service to the Spanish Capital

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IMEX Frankfurt partners with UNICEO

| January 19, 2016
IMEX Frankfurt partners with UNICEO

IMEX in Frankfurt, taking place from 19 to 21 April, has partnered again with UNICEO, the network for corporate event decision-makers.

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​British Airways reaches for the skies with record crew numbers

| January 19, 2016
​British Airways reaches for the skies with record crew numbers

British Airways is to recruit a record number of pilots and cabin crew in 2016, which will increase its flying crew to more than 20,000 for the first time in its near 100 year history.

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