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Organisers continue to rely on social media marketing

| August 19, 2014
Organisers continue to rely on social media marketing

· The event industry increases its social media measures · Facebook and XING are the most important social media channels · More than half of all organisers were able to reach their goals · Matchmaking is becoming more important

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Revealed: what tourists buy in Britain

| July 25, 2014

-Kuwaiti visitors have highest propensity to buy clothes or shoes -1 in 3 French buy British food and drink to take home -Scotland more popular than Rest of England for souvenir purchases

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Hertz Joins Forces With Expert To Crack The Code For The Perfect Road Trip

| July 15, 2014

- 63% of UK population say they choose road trips to enjoy a sense of freedom and adventure * – Scientific formula helps bring out the fun and adventurous side of your journey

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Pre-summer results point to persistent appetite for European destinations

| July 14, 2014

Brussels, 14 July 2014. Data for the pre-summer period confirm handsome growth for European tourism in 2014 and there is growing optimism that the upcoming peak-summer season will consolidate preliminary positive expectations.

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Holiday visits to Britain continue to break records (IPS)

| July 11, 2014

· Overall visits in the first five months of 2014 reach new record – up 7% on 2013 · Record holiday visits in May for fourth out of five months · 13% increase in visits from areas outside Europe and North America

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Rising number of golf enthusiasts in Korea drive demand of golf clubs up by 18 percent: GfK

| July 1, 2014

Worth of market in first four months of 2014 totaled USD 12.5 million

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World Tourism Day 2014: Celebrating tourism and community development

| June 24, 2014

‘Tourism and Community Development’ is the theme of this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD).

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St James’s Park named UK’s #1 Park, According to Millions of TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews and Opinions

| June 19, 2014

Royal Yacht Britannia has been named as the best rated landmark in the UK in the Travellers’ Choice TM awards for Attractions, announced by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*.

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British Airways’ pilots top 10 views from the air

| June 18, 2014

Choosing from more than 180 different routes British Airways’ pilots have selected their top 10 views from the air.

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New webinars at the ITB Academy this summer

| June 18, 2014

Experts have the latest on LGBT, online reviews and luxury hotels for tourism managers – participation in online seminars is free

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VisitBritain comment on Home Office visa changes

| June 16, 2014
VisitBritain comment on Home Office visa changes

Patricia Yates, Director of Strategy and Communications at VisitBritainsaid: “Chinese tourists are already coming to Britain in record numbers and staying here longer than our European neighbours. Today’s welcome changes build on the already significant improvements introduced previously by the Home Office. “Recent streamlining of the visa processing has made a big difference, with Chinese […]

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Survey of more than 54,000 global travellers also reveals London as Europe’s top spot for shopping

| May 27, 2014
Survey of more than 54,000 global travellers also reveals London as Europe’s top spot for shopping

London is the best rated major destination in Europe for shopping and nightlife, the results of the second annual Cities Survey by TripAdvisor have revealed. However, London fared less well when assessed on the helpfulness of its locals – ranking a lowly 32 out of the 37 tourist destinations featured.

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Protea Hotels Go Live on Marriott.com – 40 percent of Marriott.com traffic came from mobile devices #ttot

| May 27, 2014
Protea Hotels Go Live on Marriott.com – 40 percent of Marriott.com traffic came from mobile devices #ttot

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced that Protea’s portfolio of hotels will be available for booking on the Marriott.com website, as well as through Marriott Global Reservations Offices. Marriott recently completed the approximately US$200 million acquisition of Protea Hotels and its sub-brands, African Pride Hotels and Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! in a move that […]

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Geneva’s the most expensive city for a Club Sandwich globally, while New York City leads in U.S.

| May 27, 2014
Geneva’s the most expensive city for a Club Sandwich globally, while New York City leads in U.S.

Geneva has retained the top spot as the most expensive city in the world to order a Club Sandwich, at an average of $32.60 USD, according to research released by Hotels.com®. Using the classic hotel staple of a chicken, bacon, egg, lettuce and mayonnaise sandwich as a barometer of affordability, the Hotels.com Club Sandwich Index […]

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Arctic Race of Norway 2014: Further Challenges, Further North!

| May 23, 2014

OSLO, Norway, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The most beautiful coastline in the world will once again be the spectacular backdrop for the world’s cycling elite when they meet in Norway to compete in the northernmost bike race in the world; The Arctic Race of Norway. North Cape sets the stage for intense action Last […]

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British Families Getting Less Than Three Hours of Quality Time Together in a Working Week

| May 23, 2014

LONDON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Research prompts expert to warn that ‘us time’ as a family or couple has never been more important Parents from the ‘Globetrotting Generation‘ struggling to balance time with kids with time together The pressures of modern life are meaning British families are getting on average just 169 minutes of […]

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UNWTO launches Global Report on Shopping Tourism #ttot

| May 22, 2014

Shopping tourism has emerged as a growing component of the travel experience, either as a prime motivation or as one of the major activities undertaken by tourists at their destinations. UNWTO’s recently released Global Report on Shopping Tourism analyzes the latest trends in shopping tourism, providing insight into key success factors for destinations aiming to […]

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2014 Report Reveals Online Event Adoption and Attendance Growing

| May 21, 2014

Chicago, May 21, 2014 – A new report conducted by the Virtual Edge Institute [VEI] and sponsored by Digitell Inc. analyzes trends at face-to-face and online events, and the numbers show that attendees are increasingly turning to both hybrid extensions and digital events [non-hybrid] to engage with their organizations. The 2014 Digital Event Benchmark Report […]

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Meeting & Event Barometer 2014: Growing internationality of meetings and larger budgets

| May 20, 2014
Meeting & Event Barometer 2014: Growing internationality of meetings and larger budgets

German meetings industry – still growing Frankfurt am Main, 20 May 2014. The German meeting and events market continues to grow: German meeting and event venues counted 371 million participants last year, 2.5% more than the year before. Since 2009, visitor numbers have been growing continuously. The number of events, 3.01 million meetings, conferences and […]

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The latest hotel.info Price Barometer: Change in Greece – Crimean crisis in the east – the strong Pound helps long-haul trips

| May 15, 2014

London, 15 May 2014 – Whilst hotel prices in Greece are increasing once more the strong Pound is good for long-haul travellers. The hotel price barometer of hotel.info demonstrates how hotel prices have changed both domestically and abroad. Overnight costs in London remain at the level of last year The Crimean crisis has an influence […]

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International tourism generates US$ 1.4 trillion in export earnings

| May 15, 2014
International tourism generates US$ 1.4 trillion in export earnings

Total export earnings generated by international tourism in 2013 reached US$ 1.4 trillion. Receipts earned by destinations from international visitors grew by 5% to reach US$ 1159 billion, while an additional US$ 218 billion was earned by international passenger transport. According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, receipts in destinations worldwide from expenditure by […]

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VES Delivers Superior Hybrid Meetings Education

| May 15, 2014

The Virtual Edge Institute (VEI) is bringing back their popular Virtual Edge Summit May 21, 2014. The Summit delivers premier education to meetings professionals who produce hybrid or digital meetings. Attendees will participate virtually in an online environment with facilitated discussions occurring throughout each of the 5 sessions. Summit attendees will have the opportunity to […]

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Chinese visitor spending projected to hit A$13 billion by 2020 | #ttot

| May 14, 2014

Figures released by Tourism Australia at the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE14), being held this week in Cairns, suggest that annual spending by Chinese visitors to Australia could rise to A$13 billion by 2020. The latest projections represent an increase of nearly 50 per cent on the previous estimate of A$9 billion, a spike which Tourism […]

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Bungee Jumping, Taking a Safari and Flying First Class: Survey Reveals Game Plan for #Travel Bucket Lists #ttot

| May 14, 2014
Bungee Jumping, Taking a Safari and Flying First Class: Survey Reveals Game Plan for #Travel Bucket Lists #ttot

SpringHill Suites by Marriott’s fifth annual travel attitude survey reveals that Americans are looking to step outside of their comfort zones to achieve their travel bucket lists. According to the survey, conducted by Kelton Global, 48 percent say vacationing to see new places is important to them.

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U.S. Leisure #Travelers Leave Recession Behind

| May 12, 2014

Americans are finally coming out of their great recession hibernation and spending on travel again, according to an upcoming Global Edition report by PhoCusWright. U.S. travel incidence, or the percent of adults 18 and over who traveled for leisure, jumped four percentage points in 2013 – topping out at 65%. This is a big turnaround […]

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Expedia “High Fliers Survey” Reveals Inside Tips on Travel Heading into the Summer: Best/Worst Airports, Best/Worst Food & Drink, Top Destinations and More

| May 11, 2014

Dallas/Fort Worth a Rising Airport Star; LAX Ranked as Worst for Food & Beverage; Atlanta Beloved and Loathed in Equal Measure BELLEVUE, Wash. /PRNewswire/ — Expedia.com, the world’s largest full-service travel site*, recently asked more than 6,000 of the company’s most frequent travelers for their perspective on business and leisure travel just in time for […]

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American Express #Travel Survey Reveals Demand for Summer 2014 is Up, But So Are Costs | #ttot

| May 8, 2014

London, Paris and Rome still Top Picks; Brazil and Santorini Emerge as Popular Destinations NEW YORK — American Express Travel recently surveyed a group of its experts – nearly 300 travel counselors –

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VIRTUOSO® Announces Top Destinations Trending for 2014

| May 8, 2014

BERLIN – Leading luxury travel network, Virtuoso®, harnessed the data of its worldwide travel agency members to reveal 2014’s top destinations during its annual Symposium taking place in Berlin this week. Sharing year-over-year growth for first quarter sales as well as the destinations trending for this summer, Virtuoso proved that travelers seeking unique experiences are not […]

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TripAdvisor Dishes Up The Best #BBQ Spots In #America

| May 8, 2014
TripAdvisor Dishes Up The Best #BBQ Spots In #America

Georgia, North Carolina and Texas Top List of U.S. States for BBQ, Based on Reviews and Opinions of TripAdvisor Travelers Austin’s Franklin Barbecue is the Top-Rated BBQ Joint in the Country NEWTON, Mass., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the highest-rated restaurants and top U.S. states for barbecue, […]

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Germans to Travel to Poland for Treatment?

| May 7, 2014

Medical tourism experts see Poland as potentially significant player in this industry. The country’s popularization as a hotspot for foreign patients is the result of implementation of the Ministry of Economy’s program: “Promotion of the Polish economy on international markets”. Promotion is underway in Germany, UK, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Russia, and the USA.

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Air connectivity key to seizing Africa’s tourism potential

| May 7, 2014

UNWTO African Members States, gathered on the occasion of the 56th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa, highlighted the need to have better coordination between tourism and air transport policies to fully explore the tourism sector’s capacity to deliver on growth and development in the continent.

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Top Brands for Travel Identified by TripAdvisor Community

| May 6, 2014

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its third annual Travellers’ Choice awards for Travel Favourites –highlighting the top brands that travellers around the world prefer for their trips. In the UK, winners from car rentals and coffee to travel magazines and tablet computers were named in 46 categories. Traveller’s Choice […]

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Around the block booking and housing piracy: how much money are you losing? |#conference #event

| May 5, 2014

Last year the Meetings and Conventions Industry lost over 50,000,000.00 in international housing alone due to ‘Around the Block’ booking. It’s time the industry fought back. Miami, Florida (May 5, 2014). Around the Block Booking or Pirate Booking is when your attendees are tricked into booking rooms outside of the official conference room block. For […]

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U.S. Travelers Hot To Trot For Summer In 2014

| May 5, 2014

-According To TripAdvisor Survey 89% of U.S. Respondents to Take Summer Trips and Nearly 10% Cite Polar Vortex as Motivation for an Escape -Myrtle Beach Tops Most Popular Destinations U.S. Travelers Researching for Summer TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, announced the results of its annual summer travel survey of more than 2,500 U.S. respondents, […]

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Vienna Meetings Industry Report 2013: excellent results, but no records #events

| May 5, 2014

Despite slight increases in the number of events and delegates, Vienna was unable to exceed its own 2012 record congress results due to the fact that fewer bednights and less value-added were generated in 2013. This was reported by Director of Tourism Norbert Kettner at a press conference held on Friday, April 25 together with […]

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tHPI April 2014: Hotel Prices Increase in Seville, Prague, Florence and Rome

| April 29, 2014
tHPI April 2014: Hotel Prices Increase in Seville, Prague, Florence and Rome

The most significant hotel price increases can be found in Seville, where prices are up by 48 per cent compared to last month. One night in April will cost an average of £96, compared to £65 in March. Also showing increases of 40 per cent or more are Prague (up 43 per cent to an […]

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International Trips On The Rise For U.S. And Global Travelers In 2014

| April 28, 2014

Italy, Australia and Ireland Top U.S. Travelers’ List of “Dream Vacations” TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, announced the results of the third installment of the TripBarometer, the world’s largest accommodation and traveler survey. This bi-annual study, conducted on behalf of TripAdvisor by independent research firm Ipsos, highlights country, regional and global travel trends, according […]

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Meeting Professionals Expect a Stronger Year Ahead

| March 13, 2014

Respondents to PCMA Convene’s 23rd Annual Meetings Market Survey reported continued improvement in key meeting metrics and higher expectations for 2014 — although challenges remain.

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ECM Benchmarking report 2013-14 : Russia, China continue to show explosive growth as source markets for European cities

| March 13, 2014
ECM Benchmarking report 2013-14 : Russia, China continue to show explosive growth as source markets for European cities

Preliminary figures indicate that while USA, UK, and Germany maintain their positions as the leading bednight source markets for European cities, Russia and China exhibit the highest growth rates among the leading source markets in 2013.

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Germany is the favourite holiday destination of the Swiss

| March 6, 2014

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 […]

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