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IMEX and Events Industry Council encourage Innovation in Sustainability

| February 15, 2018
IMEX and Events Industry Council encourage Innovation in Sustainability
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The IMEX Group is again demonstrating its commitment to encouraging best practice in sustainability within the meetings industry worldwide. It is joining with the Event Industry Council (EIC) in promoting the IMEX- EIC Innovation in Sustainability Award.

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Grand Finale at ITB Berlin 2018

| February 15, 2018
Grand Finale at ITB Berlin 2018
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Nordic music and exotic dance performances await visitors to the Grand Finale of the World’s Largest Travel Trade Show® – admission is free for holders of a visitor’s ticket on the Sunday of ITB

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Eventex Awards 2018 – finalists announced

| February 2, 2018
Eventex Awards 2018 – finalists announced
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The best events from around the world competing for the prestigious Eventex trophies in 26 categories

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Spaniards increase early booking rate for summer holidays by 30%

| February 1, 2018
Spaniards increase early booking rate for summer holidays by 30%
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  The Spanish source market, which traditionally has a high rate of last-minute bookings, is experiencing a significant change in trend this year according to Bedsonline booking data. Top summer destinations are New York, Riviera Maya, San Francisco, Majorca and Orlando. Bookings made a year in advance have seen the highest increase.

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The IMEX Group and EventMB announce new partnership

| January 22, 2018
The IMEX Group and EventMB announce new partnership
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The IMEX Group and EventMB announce new partnership – industry research, case studies and exhibitor storytelling define ‘unprecedented journey’

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The IMEX Talking Point for 2018 is ‘Legacy’

| January 14, 2018
The IMEX Talking Point for 2018 is ‘Legacy’
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So, what’s your legacy going to be? The IMEX Group has announced that its Talking Point for 2018 will be the theme of ‘Legacy’ – a subject expected to resonate strongly with the international meetings, events and incentive travel industry, particularly at IMEX in Frankfurt in May and at IMEX America in October.

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Hotelbeds’ Christmas bookings trends show growth of Asia Pacific as top destination

| December 17, 2017
Hotelbeds’ Christmas bookings trends show growth of Asia Pacific as top destination
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The leading bedbank worldwide publishes the trends for the winter holidays Four of the top 10 favourite destinations are located in the Asia Pacific continent Orlando is ranked as first preferred location to visit this Christmas Palma, 15 December 2017. Hotelbeds, the leading bedbank worldwide, has published today trends for Christmas hotel bookings made via […]

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Hotelbeds Group will contract 10,000 additional hotels and create over 200 new jobs 

| December 14, 2017
Hotelbeds Group will contract 10,000 additional hotels and create over 200 new jobs 
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  Target to directly contract 10,000 additional hotels over coming three years Creation of over 200 new jobs for Contracting and Yield teams over coming months Plan forms part of the ongoing successful integration of Tourico Holidays and GTA Palma, 13 December 2017. Hotelbeds Group, the world´s leading bedbank and provider of B2B services to the […]

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Just a Drop announces its third annual lecture at the Royal Geographical Society will feature award-winning authors and historians 

| December 5, 2017
Just a Drop announces its third annual lecture at the Royal Geographical Society will feature award-winning authors and historians 
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International water charity Just a Drop has announced that its third annual lecture at the Royal Geographical Society will feature award-winning authors and historians, and will take place on 1 March 2018. All proceeds from the evening will support Just a Drop’s safe water and sanitation projects.

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Bedsonline publishes highlights for fiscal year ´16/´17

| December 4, 2017
Bedsonline publishes highlights for fiscal year ´16/´17
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–  Spain remains as the main source market for Bedsonline globally –  Bedsonline consolidates in North America, registering 51% growth in Canada and 30% in the United States – Spain is the preferred destination for British bookings made via the Bedsonline platform

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Hotelbeds Group’s tours & activities website isango! confirms growth success story 

| November 25, 2017
Hotelbeds Group’s tours & activities website isango! confirms growth success story 
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Sales increase of 87% over last four years Over 7,500 experiences and activities in more than 300 destinations are now connected to the isango! platform Significant expansion of in-destination bookings, with 215% bookings increase during last year Palma, 24 of November 2017. Hotelbeds Group, the business-to-business provider of services to the travel industry globally, has announced […]

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Continuing innovation at IMEX in Frankfurt 2018 as several new initiatives are confirmed

| November 25, 2017
Continuing innovation at IMEX in Frankfurt 2018 as several new initiatives are confirmed
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“Innovation is at the heart of IMEX exhibitions and for 2018 we are again creating a series of new initiatives that will meet the needs of buyers and exhibitors and substantially enhance their business experience,” says Carina Bauer, before adding “Several engaging new initiatives, new exhibitors and new hosted buyer groups are already confirmed for […]

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Prague Welcomed a Record Number of Experts from the Meeting Industry

| November 25, 2017
Prague Welcomed a Record Number of Experts from the Meeting Industry
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Prague:  A total of 1,264 meeting industry experts from 79 countries met in Prague at the 56th Congress of the International Congress and Convention Association – ICCA, from 12 to 15 November. The event was organized by the Prague Convention Bureau with the support of more than 40 local partners. The aim of the congress […]

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Hotelbeds Group platform reaches 170,000 unique hotels following integrations

| November 20, 2017
Hotelbeds Group platform reaches 170,000 unique hotels following integrations
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  Hotelbeds Group provides update on latest stage of integration of Tourico Holidays and GTA during World Travel Market fair in London Over 7,000 clients in the wholesaler channel now using the Group´s platforms Group´s enlarged IT platforms now supporting around 1 billion searches daily – with peaks of up to 1.5 billion Palma: Hotelbeds […]

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How to connect with affluent millennials

| October 22, 2017
How to connect with affluent millennials
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If you think you know how Millennials think, you can think again, as a session at WTM London 2017, the leading global event for the travel industry, will unveil some surprising BBC research about the generation.

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IMEX America brings a positive outlook and more business opportunities than ever

| October 13, 2017
IMEX America brings a positive outlook and more business opportunities than ever
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As 12,000 plus exhibitors, hosted buyers and attendees at this year’s IMEX America said “Farewell,” IMEX Group Chairman Ray Bloom reflected upon the achievements of the show and a positive, unifying week for the meetings industry.

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Ρεκόρ συμμετοχών στο 3o “Santorini Experience”

| October 11, 2017
Ρεκόρ συμμετοχών στο 3o “Santorini Experience”
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Με 40 χώρες να δίνουν βροντερό παρών σε τρέξιμο και κολύμβηση

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IMEX USA: Purpose, Customization and Hands-On Experiences at the Heart of Smart Monday

| October 10, 2017
IMEX USA: Purpose, Customization and Hands-On Experiences at the Heart of Smart Monday
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This year’s installment another Powerful Meeting of Minds 1,000 meeting pros jumped right into the IMEX week today with a stronger-than ever Smart Monday line-up.

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TUI: Greece with strong growth in the 2017 season

| October 8, 2017
TUI: Greece with strong growth in the 2017 season
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A MODEL FOR THE NETWORKING OF LOCAL PRODUCERS AND HOTELIERS  TUI has been able to increase the number of visitors to Greece this summer by around ten percent to 2.5 million. As a result, Greece the second most important destination for the TUI Group behind Spain.

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Christmas & New Year in Athens!

| October 3, 2017
Christmas & New Year in Athens!
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The City of Athens welcomes Christmas and 2016 with a rich program of events which start from first days of December.

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Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Porto Heli to host WTA Europe Gala Ceremony 2018

| October 2, 2017
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Porto Heli to host WTA Europe Gala Ceremony 2018
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World Travel Awards has confirmed Nikki Beach Resort & Spa in the beautiful region of Porto Heli, Greece, will host the Europe Gala Ceremony 2018.

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New tool for tour ops

| September 29, 2017
New tool for tour ops
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Tour operators wanting to engage with clients during and after their trip will find a visit to the stand of Open Destinations beneficial.

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Athens Marathon. The Authentic! – 12 November 2017

| September 28, 2017
Athens Marathon. The Authentic! – 12 November 2017
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Every 2nd Sunday of November, one of the largest sport, cultural, and tourism events is taking place in Athens: ATHENS MARATHON. THE AUTHENTIC!

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Hotelbeds Group continues to widen Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB) portfolio with Broadway integration

| September 21, 2017
Hotelbeds Group continues to widen Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB) portfolio with Broadway integration
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Broadway partnership will add 46 new theatre options to Transfer & Activity Bank portfolio, focused mainly in New York, Las Vegas and Chicago. The partnership will exponentially increase sales of theatre, shows and musicals in TAB portfolio over the next three years. This integration forms part of Hotelbeds Group’s strategy to triple sales for its […]

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“The golden key to your company’s success” – white space and well-being explored through events, experts and education at IMEX America 2017

| September 20, 2017
“The golden key to your company’s success” – white space and well-being explored through events, experts and education at IMEX America 2017
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White space, “unplugging”, nutrition and mindfulness are all elements of well-being, a topic that is increasingly topping the to-do list for event strategists and meeting planners, and one that is explored in detail at IMEX America this year.

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Exhibition “εmotions”

| August 24, 2017
Exhibition “εmotions”
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Tuesday, 18 July – Sunday, 19 November, 2017 Τhe Acropolis Museum joins forces with the Onassis Foundation, an organization which has been contributing to Culture and Education for 42 years, in a rare and significant partnership. The end result is co-staging in Athens the “εmotions” exhibition, which scored such a huge success at the Onassis Cultural Center, New York.

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How the meetings industry can contribute to regional development

| August 23, 2017
How the meetings industry can contribute to regional development
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The meetings industry has a critical role to play in addressing the challenges and opportunities associated with urbanisation and urban transition Report from IMEX Politicians Forum 2017 now available to download “How can the meetings and events industry most effectively contribute to the development of regions and cities in a world environment where globalisation, urbanisation […]

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Enjoy a business boost, fresh thinking and new contacts at IMEX America 2017

| July 31, 2017
Enjoy a business boost, fresh thinking and new contacts at IMEX America 2017
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“This is the one show a year that’s on my must-do list. It’s a no-brainer – I invest a few days and from that I gain relationships, new ideas and inspiration to take me through the next year!” Michael Morris, TriMega.

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Hotelbeds Group to distribute Big Bus Tours globally

| July 5, 2017
Hotelbeds Group to distribute Big Bus Tours globally
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Partnership forms part of commitment to continually grow portfolio of Group´s Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB) to offer clients best available products and prices.

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World Travel Awards alights in the Maldives ahead of Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017

| July 3, 2017
World Travel Awards alights in the Maldives ahead of Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017
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Maldives, 3 July 2017 World Travel Awards (WTA) has touched down in the Maldives, as the finishing touches are put together in preparation of the Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017. The prestigious event will take place this Saturday (8th July) at the five star Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, with hospitality leaders from across the region expected to attend […]

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The Ritz-Carlton Takes to the Sea – First Luxury Hotel Brand to Offer Bespoke Yacht Experiences

| June 27, 2017
The Ritz-Carlton Takes to the Sea – First Luxury Hotel Brand to Offer Bespoke Yacht Experiences
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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), announced its entry into luxury yachting and cruises – bringing the award-winning luxury hotel brand’s service and timeless style to sea. Created by The Ritz-Carlton and maritime experts Douglas Prothero and Lars Clasen, in collaboration with funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., […]

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ICCA releases rankings by participant numbers

| June 19, 2017
ICCA releases rankings by participant numbers
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More, but smaller meetings; Vienna, Seoul and Barcelona top the city charts

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Ramada Hotel Brand Comes to Alexandroupolis – Greece

| June 15, 2017
Ramada Hotel Brand Comes to Alexandroupolis – Greece
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Ramada Plaza Thraki to open on 30 June 2017

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IMEX powers out of Frankfurt and into registrations for IMEX America

| June 14, 2017
IMEX powers out of Frankfurt and into registrations for IMEX America
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Hot on the heels of a big success with the 15th edition of IMEX in Frankfurt last month, global and US event industry professionals are now being invited to register for IMEX America 2017 in Las Vegas this fall. With ‘boost business’, ‘increase knowledge’ and ‘expand network’ often featuring at the top of many planners’ […]

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The Meetings Show set to deliver on industry needs with new features for 2017

| June 12, 2017
The Meetings Show set to deliver on industry needs with new features for 2017
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The Meetings Show is set to deliver a week of business opportunities, education and networking when it opens for the fifth time tomorrow.

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Hong Kong leads winners at World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

| June 8, 2017
Hong Kong leads winners at World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony
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Hong Kong has been recognised as Asia’s Leading City Break Destination at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017 in China.

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Barbican and Searcys in partnership with The Meetings Show to host Association leaders from across Europe

| June 8, 2017
Barbican and Searcys in partnership with The Meetings Show to host Association leaders from across Europe
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World-leading arts and events venue, the Barbican, will host The Association Meetings Conference alongside creative hospitality partner Searcys.

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Hotelbeds Group completes deal for Tourico Holidays

| June 8, 2017
Hotelbeds Group completes deal for Tourico Holidays
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  Following closure of customary regulatory and legal procedures, Tourico Holidays is now officially part of Hotelbeds Group. From today Tourico Holidays will become a business unit within Hotelbeds Group while the integration progresses. Strategic plan in development for combining both businesses in a phased approach.  Palma, June 8th , 2017 – Hotelbeds Group, a […]

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Summertime, and the livin’ is easy

| June 1, 2017
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy
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Greece 21.8% ahead, Indonesia 17.4% ahead, Russia 16.7% ahead and Portugal 14.8% ahead

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Appetite for ‘Me Time’ – EduMonday Launch Satisfies Desire for Slow Learning and Fast Content

| May 16, 2017
Appetite for ‘Me Time’ – EduMonday Launch Satisfies Desire for Slow Learning and Fast Content
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“I’ve been to IMEX for the last six years but mostly concentrating on doing business only. This year I decided to take some time for myself. It’s great not to have to hurry. I can enjoy more time to talk to people and really make this day work for me.”

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