A number of innovative new support services and education offerings, plus a rise in new hosted buyer groups and exhibitors will be some of the hallmarks of the IMEX in Frankfurt trade show, opening May 20th at Messe Frankfurt.
80 million overnights booked by foreign visitors in 2020 – this is the goal of the German National Tourism Board (DZT), which in 2013 saw figures close in on this target. At 71.9 million visitors, a new record was set. 75 per cent came from European countries, of whom the majority were Dutch, followed by [...]
The UNWTO Madrid Precious Time prototype was launched at ITB 2014 showcasing how the public and private sector from areas including hospitality, technology, handicrafts, retail and insurance can work together to create new and innovative tourism products.
Over 7 000 business meetings were held in Gdansk & Region in 2013. That is 2 000 more than in 2012.
Brussels, 27 February 2014. European destinations grew by a robust 5% in 2013, which is well above the most optimistic projections. According to the latest ETC report “European Tourism in 2013 – Trends & Prospects“, confidence is growing in the sector, as some of the factors underlying growth will persist into the next year. The ETC [...]
Once again, more than 5 million overnight stays in Cologne; number of guests rises for the fourth time in a row.
London, 24 February 2014 – Nowadays, guests are likely to recommend a hotel and to book another stay there if the hotel staff provide a friendly service and show themselves to be knowledgeable.
Geneva – February 13th, 2014. MCI, the world’s leading provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions and a driver of innovation in the healthcare meetings industry, today launched the first thought leadership paper in its healthcare series, ‘How Successful Medical Meeting Leaders Reach Their Goals – Lessons From 13 Experts.’
Worldhotels, a global group for independent upscale hotels, has launched its annual Hotel Horoscope 2014.
The fifth edition of FITURGREEN 2014, organized by the Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero (ITH), the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and FITUR in collaboration with Grupo Habitat Futura, will highlight projects, tools and technologies that enable sustainable management throughout the tourism value chain.
Biggest concern is delayed flights; year-over-year booking trends remain nearly unchanged; and airline change fees top ancillary fees. Plymouth, MN (January 2014) — Nearly 40% of Travel Leaders Group’s business-focused travel agents have indicated that business clients will be traveling more in 2014 than last year and nearly another 40% state client bookings will be the [...]
Number of Americans Who Own Smartphones Surpasses 150 Million
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?