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IMEX in Frankfurt 2017 sees long-term resilience and quiet confidence reflected  back from the marketplace

| April 28, 2017
IMEX in Frankfurt 2017 sees long-term resilience and quiet confidence reflected  back from the marketplace

“As we head towards the final countdown for IMEX in Frankfurt, there’s a quietly confident attitude radiating throughout the meetings and events sector. Although the first quarter of this year has been marked by some extraordinary and unsettling events around the globe, IMEX 2017 will be a reflection of an international market that’s extremely resilient, […]

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Hotelbeds empowers customers with data analytics focus at MarketHub Americas 2017

| April 27, 2017
Hotelbeds empowers customers with data analytics focus at MarketHub Americas 2017

  o  ´Powered by data. Driven by people´ theme for Hotelbeds’ MarketHub Americas event. o  Top five questions to ask your technology provider about data analytics outlined by Hotelbeds Group´s CIO. o  Polling of over 500 attendees on data analytics trends reveals that 64% will increase investment significantly in data and analytics over the next […]

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GTA to join Hotelbeds Group

| April 21, 2017
GTA to join Hotelbeds Group

  o       Hotelbeds Group and GTA combine forces to drive distribution excellence in the B2B travel wholesaler and retail space. o       Deal brings together companies with complementary operations and geographic footprints. o       Significant presence of GTA in fast growing Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets closely aligns with Hotelbeds Group´s growth strategy.

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Sun Aqua Vilu Reef to host World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

| April 20, 2017
Sun Aqua Vilu Reef to host World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

London, 20 April 2017 World Travel Awards (WTA) has revealed that the five-star Sun Aqua Vilu Reef will host its prestigious Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017 on the 8th July.

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WTM Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 to Focus on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

| April 19, 2017
WTM Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 to Focus on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

To celebrate 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, World Travel Market London is focusing World Responsible Tourism Day – including the WTM Responsible Tourism Awards – on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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2017 Sustainable Travel Intentions, Goals and Considerations

| April 19, 2017
2017 Sustainable Travel Intentions, Goals and Considerations

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 19 April 2017 – To celebrate Earth Day on 22 April, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has released findings from its global Sustainable Travel Report[i]. In a year that the United Nation’s has designated as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for […]

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Hotelbeds Group announces Riviera Maya as host destination for 8th edition of Hotelbeds´ MarketHub Americas

| April 6, 2017
Hotelbeds Group announces Riviera Maya as host destination for 8th edition of Hotelbeds´ MarketHub Americas

Powered by data, driven by people theme will explore fast-evolving landscape of travel data – and how travel companies can use this to boost growth. Extensive programme of guest speakers, including retired NASA astronaut Jon McBride. Event gathers several hundred tour operator and OTA attendees from across North, Central and Latin America.  

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WTM Latin America 2017 opens with a 23% increase in visitors

| April 5, 2017
WTM Latin America 2017 opens with a 23% increase in visitors

 The 5th edition of WTM Latin America & 47th Braztoa Business Event started with 23% more visitors on the first day in São Paulo, Brazil

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WTM London Hosts Almost One Million On-Stand Meetings

| April 4, 2017
WTM London Hosts Almost One Million On-Stand Meetings

World Travel Market London, the leading global event for the travel industry, facilitates almost one million on-stand business meetings which sees the event generate around £2.8 billion in industry deals.

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A-ROSA Kitzbühel to host 5th annual World Ski Awards

| April 3, 2017
A-ROSA Kitzbühel to host 5th annual World Ski Awards

World Ski Awards has revealed that the five star A-ROSA Kitzbühel will host its 2017 Gala Ceremony.

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Far from business as usual: revamped education programme offers innovation and inspiration for planners at IMEX in Frankfurt

| March 28, 2017
Far from business as usual: revamped education programme offers innovation and inspiration for planners at IMEX in Frankfurt

“We don’t believe in ‘business as usual’ – and are always seeking engaging and effective ways to further our industry,” explains Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group.

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Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa prepares to welcome World Travel Awards

| March 13, 2017
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa prepares to welcome World Travel Awards

London, United Kingdom World Travel Awards has revealed that Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa will host the Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2017.

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Voting opens ahead of World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony 2017

| March 10, 2017
Voting opens ahead of World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony 2017

London, United Kingdom Stakeholders from across the golf hospitality industry are being invited to cast their ballots as voting opens ahead of the World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony 2017.

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The world’s leading bedbank unveils positive indicators and forecasts for a good tourism season at ITB Berlin

| March 10, 2017
The world’s leading bedbank unveils positive indicators and forecasts for a good tourism season at ITB Berlin

German source market momentum continues with increase in bookings for this summer

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ITB Berlin 2017 maintains its strong appeal

| March 7, 2017
ITB Berlin 2017 maintains its strong appeal

26 halls fully booked – Around 10,000 exhibitors from 184 countries and regions – Botswana, the official partner country, sets an example for sustainable tourism – ITB Berlin Convention features the key topics ‘Safety & Security’ and ’Artificial Intelligence’ – Launch of Medical Tourism, a new segment – Travel Technology continues to boom – 2017 […]

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ForwardKeys shared damaging travel data with the White House prior to the second travel ban

| March 6, 2017
ForwardKeys shared damaging travel data with the White House prior to the second travel ban

ForwardKeys, which monitors future travel patterns by analysing 16 million flight reservation transactions each day shared its latest analysis of the negative impacts of the travel ban on the US travel industry with the White House prior to the new ban coming in to force.

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ITB Buyers Circle: Big business is best in a small circle

| March 6, 2017
ITB Buyers Circle: Big business is best in a small circle

Buyers with large budgets from around the world – ITB Speed Networking Event connects leading buyers with exhibitors –Services at the show save time and ensure even greater business success at ITB Berlin

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Successful trials lead IMEX in Frankfurt to fully-fledged roll out of Zenvoy networking service

| March 3, 2017
Successful trials lead IMEX in Frankfurt to fully-fledged roll out of Zenvoy networking service

Continuing its drive to enable buyers and exhibitors to make the most of networking opportunities, IMEX in Frankfurt has partnered with networking specialists Zenvoy to make it easier for attendees to meet even more like-minded people at the show.

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ITB Berlin raises awareness of CSR in tourism

| March 3, 2017
ITB Berlin raises awareness of CSR in tourism

World’s Largest Travel Trade Show focuses on the ‘International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017’ – forward-looking projects and a new impetus for social responsibility in tourism on the stages in Hall 4.1 and at the ITB Berlin Convention

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WTM and Global Wellness Institute Announce Strategic Partnership

| February 28, 2017
WTM and Global Wellness Institute Announce Strategic Partnership

The World Travel Market portfolio of events and the Global Wellness Institute have agreed upon a strategic partnership, which will start at Arabian Travel Market (24-27 April) in Dubai.

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Greece A La Carte 2017, by Cosmorama

| February 24, 2017
Greece A La Carte 2017, by Cosmorama

I Visit Greece …is a brand name incorporated by COSMORAMA to operate it’s incoming sector as it perfectly matches with the essential features of this activity. COSMORAMA is a well established Tour Operator based in downtown Athens, Greece that operates Outbound tours for Groups, FIT’s & Corporate clients for both Leisure and/or Business in all […]

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Join Connect Asia’s exclusive club and capitalise on the region’s outbound travel boom

| February 23, 2017
Join Connect Asia’s exclusive club and capitalise on the region’s outbound travel boom

WTM Connect Asia – the newest event in the WTM portfolio and the most exclusive hosted buyer event in the region – has signed up several leading global travel companies for its second edition, which takes place in Penang, Malaysia, on 17-19 May 2017.

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ITB Berlin: Display halls fully booked

| February 20, 2017
ITB Berlin: Display halls fully booked

More floor space for exhibitors from boom segments including Travel Technology and Arab destinations – New exhibitors and innovative stand concepts – New: Medical Tourism – World’s Largest Travel Trade Show mirrors travel industry trends and developments

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Saudi tourism to reach $81 billion by 2026

| February 16, 2017
Saudi tourism to reach $81 billion by 2026

New leisure facilities forecast to fuel domestic tourism at over 7.5% per year until 2020 61,224 hotel rooms currently in the pipeline to meet projected demand from domestic and religious tourism Arabian Travel Market to showcase the best of the Kingdom’s tourist attractions Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute more than […]

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Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai unveiled as host for Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

| February 16, 2017
Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai unveiled as host for Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

London, 15 February 2017 World Travel Awards has revealed the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017 will be hosted by the luxury Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai.

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Athens is fourth Best European Destination for 2017

| February 13, 2017
Athens is fourth Best European Destination for 2017

Travellers have always ranked Athens at the top of this European competition.  It is a favourite destination for travellers from all over the world who want to discover Europe. Ever since its participation in this competition,

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Chinese tech start-up seeks global exposure with WTM Portfolio

| February 7, 2017
Chinese tech start-up seeks global exposure with WTM Portfolio

A Chinese technology start-up with ambitious global expansion plans is exhibiting at all the World Travel Market Portfolio events this year, following its success at WTM London.

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Redesigned Association Day at IMEX puts emphasis on peer to peer education & networking across all levels of the profession

| February 6, 2017
Redesigned Association Day at IMEX puts emphasis on peer to peer education &  networking across all levels of the profession

IMEX Association Day, the annual event exclusively for association professionals, will feature a new, extensively researched and redesigned programme when it takes place the day before the IMEX in Frankfurt exhibition in May. The IMEX team has collaborated with planners from across the globe to gather views and experiences before creating this new structure to […]

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Booking.com Launches Accelerator Programme for Startups in Sustainable Tourism

| February 6, 2017
Booking.com Launches Accelerator Programme for Startups in Sustainable Tourism

Via the 3-week Booking.com Booster Programme, promising startups will have a chance to pitch for grants of up to €500k

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Booking Trends: Greece boom and Egypt comeback

| February 3, 2017
Booking Trends: Greece boom and Egypt comeback

Greece is a clear destination winner this year and demand for Egypt is recovering strongly, German tour operator DER Touristik said in an upbeat overview of current booking trends.

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Corporate events and meetings: IMEX offsets planner’s isolation and training drought with new ‘Exclusively Corporate’ programme

| January 31, 2017
Corporate events and meetings: IMEX offsets planner’s isolation and training drought with new  ‘Exclusively Corporate’ programme

Exclusively Corporate at IMEX, the dedicated event for event and travel planners (corporate), has been redeveloped for IMEX in Frankfurt 2017. The IMEX team has collaborated with planners from across the globe to gather views and experiences, creating a new, free of charge, one day programme for the show.

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WTM London 2016 Facilitates a Record £2.8 Billion in Travel Industry Deals

| January 31, 2017
WTM London 2016 Facilitates a Record £2.8 Billion in Travel Industry Deals

World Travel Market London 2016, the leading global event for the travel industry, will generate a record £2.8 billion in travel and tourism industry deals.

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Athens International Airport: 2016 traffic reaches 20.02 million passengers!

| January 24, 2017
Athens International Airport: 2016 traffic reaches 20.02 million passengers!

Traffic 2016 Overall, with 20.02 million passengers in 2016, Athens International Airort recorded an all-time high performance surpassing previous year traffic by 1.9 million (+10.7%).  Both domestic and international passengers achieved double-digit growth by 11.2% and 10.4% respectively, reaching 7.15 million and 12.87 million. This growth was driven by both the Greek residents’ dynamic growth […]

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Middle East visitors integral to $363 billion UK tourism growth forecast

| January 24, 2017
Middle East visitors integral to $363 billion UK tourism growth forecast

  UK to see highest level of overseas consumer spending since 2012 Olympics, with Middle East travellers expected to lead the way; Arabian Travel Market to showcase Great British destinations This year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), a sister event of World Travel Market London, will provide the perfect platform for UK destinations, hotels and attractions, […]

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US$104 billion global spa market to rub off on the UAE

| January 23, 2017
US$104 billion global spa market to rub off on the UAE

ATM 2017 to return with dedicated Wellness & Spa Lounge as global spa market set to top US$104 billion by 2020 according to Global Wellness Institute report MENA market research highlights the UAE as the region’s top performer with spa market value expected to top AED1.85 billion by 2020

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ATM launches 2017 exhibitor awards

| January 23, 2017
ATM launches 2017 exhibitor awards

Creative design and people skills among the five categories in the popular award programme, back for a third year running; panel of top industry and design personalities set to reprise their judging roles; all exhibitors eligible to participate

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Say hello to Newark, daily from Athens

| January 23, 2017
Say hello to Newark, daily from Athens

Emirates to launch daily service to Newark via Athens

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ITB MICE Day: MICE striking a balance between effectiveness and efficiency

| January 19, 2017
ITB MICE Day: MICE striking a balance between effectiveness and efficiency

Agenda includes topical issues such as sustainability and social responsibility, digitalisation and demographic change – admission to the ITB Berlin Convention is free for trade visitors

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Emirates rounds off a year of growth with fleet and product milestones

| January 18, 2017
Emirates rounds off a year of growth with fleet and product milestones

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, rounded off another year of growth in 2016, underlined by fleet and network expansion, as well as customer focused product investments.

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40% of the 1.2 billion international tourist arrivals in 2015 was driven by cultural motivations

| January 16, 2017
40% of the 1.2 billion international tourist arrivals in 2015 was driven by cultural motivations

Culture will constitute one of the principal ingredients and attractions of almost all the exhibitors and destinations present at FITUR.

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