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| August 23, 2017
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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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WTM London Expands Speed Networking Programme

| May 16, 2017
WTM London Expands Speed Networking Programme
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  WTM London 2017 is introducing an extra Speed Networking session on the Tuesday of the event – meaning each day will kick off with a speed networking event before the exhibition floor opens. The first day of the event – Monday 6 November – will start with the traditional regional speed networking event, with […]

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Paris reclaims the number one spot in the city rankings for international congresses

| May 10, 2017
Paris reclaims the number one spot in the city rankings for international congresses
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1,118 congress and 854,000 delegates hosted by Paris in 2016: a new record!

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Brand success stories to showcase real life experiences at The Meetings Show

| May 10, 2017
Brand success stories to showcase real life experiences at The Meetings Show
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Gü, Coca Cola, Walt Disney, The Coconut Collaborative and Green & Black’s case studies, to feature as Speakers’ Corner partner with The Meetings Show to deliver high profile speakers at Olympia next month.  The sessions will provide insight and expertise designed to inspire attendees and help them grow in their roles, whilst delivering ever more […]

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“This is a highly creative and forward-looking industry” says Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group

| May 9, 2017
“This is a highly creative and forward-looking industry” says Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group
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“This is a highly creative, responsive and forward-looking industry – and that will be very clear to everyone who comes to IMEX in Frankfurt,” says Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group before IMEX in Frankfurt takes place from 16 – 18 May.

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India Sees Surge In Visitors, Thanks To ‘Premier Partnership’ Deal With WTM London 

| May 9, 2017
India Sees Surge In Visitors, Thanks To ‘Premier Partnership’ Deal With WTM London 
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India’s ‘Premier Partner’ status with World Travel Market London last year has led to double-digit growth in international tourism and a bumper number of business deals. The Premier Partnership status gave India a greatly enhanced profile at WTM London 2016, as the country’s tourism board highlighted its diverse attractions to the world’s key source markets […]

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ICCA announces all-time record number of association meetings in 2016

| May 8, 2017
ICCA announces all-time record number of association meetings in 2016
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The number of international association meetings continues to double every ten years. Paris reclaims the top spot in the 2016 city ranking.

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Mapped: The World’s Dependency on the Travel Industry

| May 5, 2017
Mapped: The World’s Dependency on the Travel Industry
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Globalization and the growing trend of traveling have increased the number of people traveling to foreign countries each year. This growing trend has brought with it increased GDP growth due to tourism spending. While some countries receive more visitors than others, not all countries rely on their tourism industries to the same extent. Take a […]

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Hotelbeds confirms Mexico as top five destination at MarketHub Americas 2017 event

| May 5, 2017
Hotelbeds confirms Mexico as top five destination at MarketHub Americas 2017 event
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  Mexico fifth most popular destination for clients of Hotelbeds globally. Top Mexico destination for clients of Hotelbeds is Riviera Maya, host destination for 8th edition of MarketHub Americas by Hotelbeds event. MarketHub Americas gathers hundreds of tour operators and OTAs from across North, Central and South Americas. Palma de Mallorca, 5th May 2017 – […]

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14th UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism : Call for applications 

| May 4, 2017
14th UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism : Call for applications 
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Applications for the 14th edition of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism by the World Tourism Organization are now being accepted. Winners will be announced in January 2018 on the occasion of the UNWTO Awards Ceremony, to be held at the International Tourism Fair in Spain (FITUR).

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Exceptional education value will match full-force of business at IMEX in Frankfurt 2017

| May 4, 2017
Exceptional education value will match full-force of business at IMEX in Frankfurt 2017
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“We really value being able to offer inspiration, bringing people together to share ideas, discover new tools and learn new skills. We’re set to deliver this in abundance with our packed programme of education sessions at IMEX this year. Business is set to dominate – as always – but education is a vital force that […]

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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
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“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
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  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
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  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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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 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
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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
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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
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“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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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