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3rd Global Summit on City Tourism: Looking for New Paradigms

| December 15, 2014

The ongoing urban and travel revolutions create a unique opportunity to make of city tourism a strong driver of smarter, more sustainable and inclusive cities.

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Understanding new structures, taking forward-looking action

| December 15, 2014

ITB Berlin Business Travel Days 2015 address hot business travel topics – among them the sharing economy, compliance and mobility scenarios of the future – special travel offer at low prices for trade visitors

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Highs and lows in the Americas

| December 15, 2014

North American foreign travel increases again – after the boom years South American growth declines

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UK Cities Among the World’s 15 Most Expensive for an Airbnb Property, According to GoEuro’s 2014 Accommodation Price Index

| December 9, 2014
UK Cities Among the World’s 15 Most Expensive for an Airbnb Property, According to GoEuro’s 2014 Accommodation Price Index

BERLIN, December 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – As part of the travel price index series, GoEuro.co.uk has compiled an impartial accommodation price index covering 150 cities and over 60,000 properties to understand the effect of new trends in accommodation on the hotel industry. The increasing popularity of Airbnb and continued growth of the hostel industry are […]

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Asia takes the lead in the international tourism market

| December 3, 2014

Asia is a global driving force – China is out in front spearheading the boom – ITB World Travel Trends Report analyses current developments in Asian source markets

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London School of Economics and HomeAway Economic Impact Report of Holiday Rentals Reaches £4.5 Billion Conclusion

| December 2, 2014

LONDON, December 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Total spent by holiday-rental clients in the UK is estimated at £4.35 billion, creating over 95,000 jobs

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Aviation to contribute $53.1 billion to Dubai’s economy, 37.5 per cent to its GDP and will support over 750,000 jobs by 2020

| November 17, 2014

Latest Oxford Economics Report examines continued impact of aviation sector on Dubai’s economy and projects continued growth beyond 2020 DUBAI, U.A.E., 17th November 2014: Emirates airline, Dubai Airports and the aviation sector as a whole contributed $26.7 billion to the Dubai economy in 2013, which was almost 27%* of Dubai’s GDP and supported a total […]

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Lazy low-cost airlines distinct from ultra-low-costs

| November 5, 2014
Lazy low-cost airlines distinct from ultra-low-costs

World Travel Market’s aviation programme on Tuesday started with Wizzair’s boss introducing the concept of “lazy low-cost” into the conversation.

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New LGBT2020 Research Data Released by ONBC at World Travel Market

| November 4, 2014

Tuesday 4 November 2014 Favourite 20 cities for LGBT tourism market revealed by ONBC: Out Now Business Class at World Travel Market

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Messaging Apps Become Transactional in China

| November 3, 2014
Messaging Apps Become Transactional in China

WeChat, an instant messaging service owned by Chinese Internet service provider Tencent, has emerged as a viable sales channel for travel companies, reveals the WTM Global Trends Report 2014, in association with Euromonitor International, released today (Monday 3 November) at World Travel Market.

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Generation Y Business Community Says Travel is Essential and Would Consider Shared Accommodation Reveals Amadeus Study

| November 3, 2014

LONDON, November 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Travel reviews most requested new feature by business travellers New research conducted on behalf of Amadeus UK by Audiencenet,

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Geneva Tourism Launches the “Geneva Girls’ Guide”, a Guide Fully Dedicated to Women, Focusing on Girls’ Getaways

| October 27, 2014
Geneva Tourism Launches the “Geneva Girls’ Guide”, a Guide Fully Dedicated to Women, Focusing on Girls’ Getaways

GENEVA, October 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Geneva Tourism aims for its city to become the preferred women’s destination in Europe, and has launched the “Geneva Girls’ Guide”, a guide comprising hundreds of must visit addresses selected by local female representatives.

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TUI Hotels & Resorts certifies 44 hotels as EcoResorts

| October 22, 2014
TUI Hotels & Resorts certifies 44 hotels as EcoResorts

TUI Hotels & Resorts has awarded the EcoResort quality label to 44 hotels and clubs for the forthcoming year.

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ACTE Global Business Travel Survey: Most Business Travellers Only Mildly Concerned Over Ebola

| October 20, 2014

• Corporate Confidence Still High in International and National Response • Industry Split on Travel Bans

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Hotelbeds presents its intrapreneurial success story at Cornell University’s Hospitality Research Summit

| October 14, 2014

Joan Vilà, founder of Hotelbeds and Managing Director of TUI Travel Accommodation & Destinations, presents a case study analysing the success factors that have driven the company to become a leading global business

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European holiday trends: Leaving the cold winter months behind

| October 7, 2014

ITB Berlin and IPK International examine European trends in winter holidays abroad – increase in wintertime holiday trips – winter sports holidays suffer market losses

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Community Development takes center stage at World Tourism Day 2014

| September 30, 2014

The tourism sector’s contribution to communities’ empowerment as one of the pillars of sustainable development was at the heart of this year’s World Tourism Day celebrations.

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International tourism up by 5% in the first half of the year

| September 17, 2014

International tourist arrivals grew by 4.6% in the first half of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

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Good prospects for tourism in Europe

| September 3, 2014

Germany confirmed as number one source market for European destinations – Study by the European Travel Commission and shared with ITB Berlin provides information on the most important source markets for tourism to Europe

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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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