The International Meeting of the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO),
Tourism economy set to grow 3.8% per annum – faster than manufacturing, construction and retail • Currently worth £127bn and growing to £257bn by 2025 – 10% of UK GDP • Supporting 3 million jobs throughout the UK in 2013 (9.6% of UK employment) • Accounted for one third of net increase in UK jobs [...]
IMEX Eyes Industry Predictions for 2014 – Content, Tech, “Glocal” CSR, Diversity and The Happiness Factor
With its eyes and ears on the global meetings marketplace from two vantage points — one in Europe at IMEX in Frankfurt and one in the US at IMEX America — the IMEX Group today offered its predictions for meetings industry trends and changes in 2014.
10% more international holiday visitors go to the theatre than live sport events Theatre tourists splash £2.7 billion when in Britain VisitBritain research has revealed that more overseas visitors go to the theatre, musicals, the opera or ballet (2.8 million) than to a live sporting event (1.3 million) when visiting in Britain.1 These 2.8 million visits include [...]
Airbus proposes 18 inch (45.72cm) seat width as the standard for future long haul economy air travel
Airbus reveals new research into the impact seat width makes to levels of passenger comfort on board long haul economy flights; calling on the aviation industry to set a minimum standard of 18 inches (45.72cm) in order to improve the comfort of long haul air travel.
24th October 2013 JacTravel, the UK-based B2B wholesaler best known for its extensive range of hotels online and inbound travel services,
81% of hoteliers discount more than five years ago
Expedia and Egencia Unveil the Future of Travel Report
- Overseas visitor spending up by 23% compared to July 2012
With Summertime drawing to an end and Summer holidays not in the pipeline for another eight months it’s time to focus on city breaks, they are perfect for short getaways at anytime of the year. SportsDirect.com take a look at the hottest places to go in 2013/2014.
IBTM Global Meetings Industry Research: Asia takes 23.7% of the world’s total international meetings
The results of the fifth IBTM Global Meetings Industry Research China and Asia have been launched at CIBTM 2013 (www.cibtm.com) and the research is promising, indicating that Asian economies continue to show higher growth figures than elsewhere in the world.
ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse the holiday preferences abroad of Germans and Britons – Germany is Europe’s most important source market for young travellers – the UK’s over-fifties are particularly keen to travel
If you think that ‘Standard’ and ‘Dorms Only’ are the most common words associated with contemporary Hostels, you may want to think again!
June 5th, is World Environment Day and MCI announced the launch of its 2012 Sustainability Report, entitled “Power of Engagement.”
The number of international congresses held in Utrecht has increased further over the past year; as shown by figures of the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA), which keeps track of the worldwide congress statistics every year.
With 362 million delegates, the meetings industry is becoming increasingly important to the German economy
Frankfurt am Main, 21st May 2013. Outstanding business results and cautious optimism for the future. These are the main themes emerging from the Meeting & EventBarometer 2013,
Are we really the lucky country? Last night leading business people David Hutton, (Lend Lease), Greg Hywood (Fairfax Media Limited) and Alex Malley (CPA Australia), shared insights and a few home truths about opportunity in Australia – Do we take it for granted? Is it a blessing or a curse? – at Business Events Sydney’s [...]
VisitBritain kicked-off its flagship international travel trade event, Destination Britain 2013, in Bangkok. Celebrating its 10th year, the tourism gathering will open with a record 35% of new suppliers, showcasing their strongest UK travel and tourism offerings.
Madrid, Spain/ Bangkok, Thailand: Advancing economic diversification, cultural and environmental preservation through tourism are the key objectives of a new Strategic Partnership signed between UNWTO and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) on the occasion of the PATA Annual Summit (April 26) in Bangkok, Thailand.
The latest survey by the US company Community Marketing Inc., whose results have been presented by ITB Berlin, reveals higher spending by gay travellers –
The future of exhibitions and events according to generations X & Y Trend report Amsterdam RAI generates valuable insights and ideas
Transparency, honest information and a sense of exclusivity? Or co-creation, guided tours and knowledge exchange?
New research from British Airways has uncovered some distinct patterns when it comes to where people prefer to sit on a plane.
Women-Owned Businesses are Second Only to Publicly-Traded Firms in Job Creation Since the Great Recession
Businesses Owned by Women of Color Skyrocket in Number and Economic Stature The Third Annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, Commissioned by American Express OPEN, Examines U.S. Census Data to Update and Expand on 2011 and 2012 Studies
Emirates opens submission ideas for the ‘A Greener Tomorrow’ initiative DUBAI, U.A.E., April 2013: Emirates announced today its ‘A Greener Tomorrow’ initiative and has allocated funds of US$150,000 to support environmental or conservation projects.
China’s expenditure on travel abroad reached US$ 102 billion in 2012, making it the first tourism source market in the world in terms of spending. Other emerging markets as well as most traditional tourism source markets also showed positive results in 2012.
Over the past 10 years the travel and tourism industry has embraced the need to go green; so much so that it is now the norm and not a fad or a unique selling proposition.
The luxury specialist is offering customers the chance to experience an authentic Greek tradition with a new range of offers on luxurious hotels
TCEB partners with TGO to prepare the direction on carbon footprint assessment for the exhibition industry, primarily supporting MICE operators to stage events with more consideration towards the environment and embarking on a journey for a low-carbon society
IMEX Group Announces Sustainability and APEX/ASTM Standard Compliance Results from IMEX America 2012
Cites Collaboration With Key Suppliers & MeetGreen® as Critical Success Factor
Despite a difficult 2012 for the tourism industry, Brussels is very much holding its own. The BrusselsCapital Region welcomed around 3.2 million visitors in 2012, adding up to around 6 million overnight stays.
Positive regional GDP outlook triples corporate buyer attendance at business travel and meetings show – corporate hotels and meetings destinations upbeat
The findings of a comprehensive review of how Australian tourism product is distributed internationally have been published by Tourism Australia and its state and territory tourism partners.
Adventure seeking Australians hoping to win one of Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ have less than a month to apply and submit their 30 second video and convince judges why they deserve A$100,000 to land one of six dream jobs.