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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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Madrid Precious Time: Collaboration for innovative city tourism

| March 6, 2014

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.

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Record number of business meetings held in Gdansk & Region!

| February 28, 2014

Over 7 000 business meetings were held in Gdansk & Region in 2013. That is 2 000 more than in 2012.

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European Tourism Maintains Growth Momentum

| February 27, 2014

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 [...]

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Tourism figures in 2013: Cologne maintains its good position — Record number of foreign visitors

| February 26, 2014

Once again, more than 5 million overnight stays in Cologne; number of guests rises for the fourth time in a row.

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hotel.info analysis: Where guests are (not) greeted particularly warmly

| February 24, 2014

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.

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MCI reveals 3 reframing must-haves for successful medical meetings in new thought leadership paper

| February 13, 2014

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.’

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Business Travel to Fly Higher in 2014

| January 16, 2014
Business Travel to Fly Higher in 2014

Strong Improvements in International Outbound Travel to Help Drive Overall Spending Growth

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Hotel Horoscope 2014 – Worldhotels Presents the Ideal Hotel for Each Star Sign

| January 15, 2014

Worldhotels, a global group for independent upscale hotels, has launched its annual Hotel Horoscope 2014.

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#FITURGREEN 2014: Technology and financing for sustainable tourism management

| January 15, 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.

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Top Business Travel Trends for 2014

| January 14, 2014
Top Business Travel Trends for 2014

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 [...]

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ABTA publishes 2014 Travel Trends Report

| January 7, 2014

ABTA – The Travel Association, released its Travel Trends Report 2014, developed in association with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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comScore Reports November 2013 U.S. Smartphone Subscriber Market Share

| January 7, 2014

Number of Americans Who Own Smartphones Surpasses 150 Million

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South America overtakes its rivals

| December 10, 2013

ITB World Travel Trends Report: South American travel market continues to boom

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Hoteliers Prepare for Russian Travel Boom

| November 26, 2013
Hoteliers Prepare for Russian Travel Boom

Global study of hoteliers by Hotels.com underlines Russia’s status as the world’s fifth biggest travel market

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British Tourism – A powerhouse for job creation

| November 21, 2013

 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 [...]

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IMEX Eyes Industry Predictions for 2014 – Content, Tech, “Glocal” CSR, Diversity and The Happiness Factor

| November 18, 2013

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. 

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World’s most welcoming nations praise Britain

| November 18, 2013

Australia and Canada award Britain its highest rankings for ‘Welcome’ Germany’s perception of British sport jumps four places

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Theatre scores tourism points over Sport

| November 6, 2013
Theatre scores tourism points over Sport

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 [...]

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London Cabs First in Taxi Rank

| November 5, 2013

Global travellers vote London taxis as top cabbies in the world; Vancouver ties for 8th

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Airbus proposes 18 inch (45.72cm) seat width as the standard for future long haul economy air travel

| October 29, 2013
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. 

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Hotel Benchmark Reveals Bangkok as Best Value Major City

| October 24, 2013
Hotel Benchmark Reveals Bangkok as Best Value Major City

24th October 2013 JacTravel, the UK-based B2B wholesaler best known for its extensive range of hotels online and inbound travel services,

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Hoteliers concerned about the long-term impact of discounting on brand

| October 23, 2013

81% of hoteliers discount more than five years ago

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IAPCO: end of an era

| October 17, 2013

2013 sees the end of an era and the beginning of something new:

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The Future of Travel: How Millennials are Shaping Business and Leisure Travel Trends

| October 17, 2013
The Future of Travel: How Millennials are Shaping Business and Leisure Travel Trends

Expedia and Egencia Unveil the Future of Travel Report

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Value of Music Tourism to UK Economy revealed

| October 11, 2013
Value of Music Tourism to UK Economy revealed

6.5m music tourists, £2.2bn total spending, 24,000 jobs 

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Highest ever tourist spend one year on from the Olympics

| September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

- Overseas visitor spending up by 23% compared to July 2012

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Top Five City Breaks You Don’t Want to Miss

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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IBTM Global Meetings Industry Research: Asia takes 23.7% of the world’s total international meetings

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.   

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The travel preferences of young and old: beach holidays or a city break?

| August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

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

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Germans are travelling more often

| June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Germans are as keen on travel as ever – almost 50 per cent plan a second trip besides their main annual holiday – according to the latest ADAC Reisemonitor survey Italy and Austria have become increasingly popular for extra breaks

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HostelBookers Reveal Their Sexiest New Design Accommodation

| June 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you think that ‘Standard’ and ‘Dorms Only’ are the most common words associated with contemporary Hostels, you may want to think again!

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MCI launches “The Power of Engagement” 2012 online sustainability report

| June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

June 5th, is World Environment Day and MCI announced the launch of its 2012 Sustainability Report, entitled “Power of Engagement.”

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Dom Tower city nearly in the top 100 in the ICCA world rankings

| June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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With 362 million delegates, the meetings industry is becoming increasingly important to the German economy

| May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

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,

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Australia…land of opportunity?

| May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 [...]

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Record £5.3b spent by APMEA countries in 2012 representing 28% of UK’s inbound tourism revenue

| May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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UNWTO and PATA Join to Advance Tourism for Economic Growth in Asia

| April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

 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.

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