Tag: ITTFA

ITTFA OFFERS CONSULTATION SERVICES

| March 19, 2012

The International Tourism Trade Fairs Association (ITTFA) has launched a new consultation service for companies seeking advice on how to best represent themselves at travel trade fairs. With competition getting fiercer by the month, it pays to review your exhibiting tactics from time to time and there is no doubt that getting a good return […]

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ITTFA ADD SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS TO MEMBERSHIP FOR 2012

| November 24, 2011
ITTFA ADD SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS TO MEMBERSHIP FOR 2012

The International Tourism Trade Fairs Association (ITTFA) recently held its Annual General Meeting at The Travel Club in London where it agreed on a new set of all inclusive benefits for 2012 set to greatly enhance value for its members. Currently members benefit from representation of their fairs at all member events, media support via […]

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The Alpe-Adria Show also the official centre of the region

| November 1, 2011

The Alps-Adriatic Working Community has officially confirmed the Alpe-Adria: Tourism and Leisure Show as the central tourism event of the Alps-Adriatic region, which includes 10 individual regions of Italy, Austria and Hungary, as well as Slovenia and Croatia in their entirety. Thanks to this great success of the central fair event in the field of […]

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ITTFA Launches New Website

| October 16, 2011
ITTFA Launches New Website

ITTFA, the International Tourism Trade Fairs Association, announces the launch of its newly designed website, www.ittfa.org. This new site reflects the changes in the Association over the past few years to aid adn promote the growth of new and smaller shows as well as and its larger, world reknowned member events.  ITTFA is dedicated to […]

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Motivating Your Exhibition Stand Team – Exhibition Advice from ITTFA

| August 26, 2011
Motivating Your Exhibition Stand Team – Exhibition Advice from ITTFA

As many of us know, working at an exhibition is hard work. It usually involves several long days of intense face to face interaction, being constantly on your feet and remaining polite and cheerful throughout. Staying motivated therefore can often be a real challenge, especially at the end of the day or at slow times during the show. […]

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Akwaaba 2011 To Start 2 Days Earlier

| August 26, 2011

This year’s AKWAABA, African Travel Market will be starting two days earlier than planned because the Lagos State Local Government elections have now been fixed for the 22nd October, 2011. The event will now start on the 19th October 2011 and finish on the 21st October. The change of date is in anticipation of a […]

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Travel trade associations team up to boost MENA region

| May 7, 2011
Travel trade associations team up to boost MENA region

ITTFA, International Tourism Trade Fairs Association, has forged a partnership with the Middle East & North Africa Travel Association (MENATA) in a bid to build relationships and stronger communication between members of both associations. Launched in January 2011, MENATA is dedicated to raising the profile of the Arab tourism industry by providing a catalyst for […]

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Glamping – Camping at its best

| April 16, 2011
Glamping – Camping at its best

Camping has never looked so good. More comforts than home, luxurious furnishings in beautiful surroundings with plenty to keep the children happy and a fridge to cool the wine. It definitely is time to take a new look at camping and many accommodation providers have done just that. Glamping or upmarket camping is certainly experiencing […]

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TUR 2011 – better than ever

| March 27, 2011
TUR 2011 – better than ever

The TUR team welcomes you to TUR 2011. Standing from left to right: Jane Ringensson and Marie Aggfelt. Seated from left to right: Marie Hultman, Mattias Andersson, Maria Törnquist, Per Magnusson, Eva Bursell and Johanna Magnusson.   The ambition is crystal clear. TUR is set for renewal, improvement and development to consolidate its position as […]

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Travel Fairs go from strength to strength in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

| March 12, 2011
Travel Fairs go from strength to strength in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

The presence and performance of travel trade shows are surely an indication of the importance of tourism and a clear sign that a country has developed the industry sufficiently to merit the interest of other regions and indeed the international tourism market. It is testimony to the huge importance of the industry that despite the […]

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Refreshed Show concluded with promising results

| March 1, 2011
Refreshed Show concluded with promising results

At the end of January, the 1st renewed fair Alpe–Adria: Tourism and Leisure closed its doors. The Show, based on 30 years of tradition, has this year made a breakthrough with the new name Alpe–Adria: Tourism and Leisure Show and the motto Just Relax! Alpe–Adria is here for you. It introduced the Alps–Adriatic region as […]

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TUR – a trade fair that is changing

| February 16, 2011
TUR – a trade fair that is changing

The doors open on TUR 2011 on 24 March, but preparations are already well underway. This year the TUR travel and tourism fair is also in the midst of an exciting process of change. In the run-up to this year’s fair, TUR analysed feedback from previous exhibitors and trade visitors to the fair. The results […]

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ITTFA Launches Incubator Programme

| February 10, 2011
ITTFA Launches Incubator Programme

ITTFA, the International Tourism Trade Fairs Association, has launched an innovative programme to support and develop new travel trade shows around the globe. ITTFA is dedicated to the continual development of the travel trade show industry, increasing participation and setting high standards across Europe and worldwide. Changes to entry requirements and the annual fee structure […]

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2011 Poised to be a good year for Voluntourism.

| January 25, 2011
2011 Poised to be a good year for Voluntourism.

As London readies itself for a royal wedding and an influx of tourists eager to absorb all the pomp and ceremony on April 29th we can look forward to a good start to tourism in England for 2011. British tourists going abroad will be looking for value for money holidays in general, as will most […]

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Unforgettable Destinations at the 2011 Fair

| December 14, 2010
Unforgettable Destinations at the 2011 Fair

When making holiday plans we are all looking for a destination that will leave us with unforgettable memories. That is why the theme for the latest edition of the Vakantiebeurs (“holiday fair”) is Unforgettable Destinations. All our exhibitors will present their most unforgettable holidays, trips and locations, giving you a great impression of everything that […]

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VIP invitations to attract the right buyers to TUR

| December 14, 2010
VIP invitations to attract the right buyers to TUR

TUR will be sending VIP invitations to selected buyers for the 2011fair. The activity, a first-timer for TUR, is designed to attract new buyers and match them with the right exhibitors. The VIP invitations are part of the upgrading work to make TUR an even more rewarding venue for exhibitors and trade visitors alike. “We’re […]

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Akwaaba sponsors search for 7 wonders of Nigeria

| December 14, 2010
Akwaaba sponsors search for 7 wonders of Nigeria

As a way of developing interest in Tourism in Nigeria, Akwaaba being one of the biggest marketing platforms in Nigeria, is sponsoring the search for the 7 wonders of Nigeria titled Naija 7 Wonders, using its reach, goodwill and network to excite the Nigerian audience and build national pride. After nine gruelling months of top […]

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ITTFA ELECTS NEW COMMITTEE FOR 2011

| December 7, 2010
ITTFA ELECTS NEW COMMITTEE FOR 2011

The International Tourism Trade Fairs Association (ITTFA) recently held its Annual General Meeting at The Travel Club in London where it elected its new executive committee to lead the Association through the coming year. Tom Nutley, Chairman and founder of ITTFA, comments “All appointments were aimed at strengthening the central administration of ITTFA and providing […]

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JAKOB – the new prize of Alpe–Adria: Tourism and Leisure Show,

| November 27, 2010

the prize for quality and excellence of tourism in the Alps-Adriatic region Is the name of the prestigious prize for excellence in tourism in the Alps-Adriatic region a surprise, perhaps even a doubt or a question why? I believe that such thoughts are unnecessary! Jakob is the allegory of the »first« tourist, a tourist traveller, […]

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Conferencing and Events During UITT 2011

| November 18, 2010
Conferencing and Events During UITT 2011

23-25 March 2011, Kiev, Ukraine UITT is Ukraine’s leading travel and tourism exhibition.  Last year saw a significant increase in visitors as consumer interest in overseas travel grows – figures were up 9% compared with 2009, totalling over 17,000 visitors. The event also hosted 648 exhibitors and 51 destinations. Remember, now is the ideal time […]

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ITTFA Welcomes Per Magnusson, Recently Appointed Exhibition Manager at TUR

| November 3, 2010
ITTFA Welcomes Per Magnusson, Recently Appointed Exhibition Manager at TUR

TUR, Scandinavia’s leading travel trade event welcomed a new Exhibition Manager earlier in the year, when the show’s long standing manager, Johan F Lundberg, moved on to new horizons. Per Magnusson, originally a business lawyer, joined TUR in January 2008, following six years at the Swedish Fair and Congress Centre in Gothenburg where he worked […]

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WORLD CUP CZAR DANNY JORDAAN,WORLD BANK,3 FOREIGN MINISTERS OTHERS FOR AKWAABA TRAVEL FAIR

| October 19, 2010
WORLD CUP CZAR DANNY JORDAAN,WORLD BANK,3 FOREIGN MINISTERS OTHERS FOR AKWAABA TRAVEL FAIR

3 foreign ministers from Ghana and Gambia will join Sir Dawda Jawara the former president of the Gambia,Dr Danny Jordaan CEO of FIFA World Cup 2010 and Prof Zahi Hawass theSecretary General Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities at this years edition of the only international travel fair in West Africa Akwaaba African Travel Market. This […]

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The Growing Importance of Food Tourism – Industry Comment from ITTFA

| October 13, 2010
The Growing Importance of Food Tourism – Industry Comment from ITTFA

Food has always been a component of tourism but it is only recently that it has been truly recognized for the significant part it plays in the overall experience of a destination. Today’s tourist is better informed, more cultured, well travelled and looking for new experiences. Food offers a gateway into other cultures, through taste, […]

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From Slovenia with Love – Industry Comment from ITTFA

| September 13, 2010
From Slovenia with Love – Industry Comment from ITTFA

It would seem that if you haven’t visited Slovenia at least once, you are missing out on something. Last year almost 3 million people experienced what this small, but beautiful country in the heart of Europe has to offer, causing it to jump 9 places to position 35 in the Travel and Tourism Competitive Index. […]

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ITTFA Welcomes Akwaaba, African Travel Market

| July 30, 2010
ITTFA Welcomes Akwaaba, African Travel Market

ITTFA, the International Tourism Trade Fairs Association, welcomes a new member this month, Akwaaba, African Travel Market based in Lagos, Nigeria. ITTFA is dedicated to the continual development of the travel trade show industry, increasing participation and setting high standards across Europe and worldwide. Recent changes to entry requirements and the annual fee structure mean […]

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THE TOURISM AND LEISURE SHOW IS BECOMING A REGIONAL EVENT

| July 29, 2010
THE TOURISM AND LEISURE SHOW IS BECOMING A REGIONAL EVENT

»When the small ones join together, they become large,« was the guiding thought of the organisers of the largest tourist event in Slovenia, the Tourism and Leisure Show, as they were searching for new directions of development. The geostrategic position of Slovenia in the Alpe-Adria region was an important influence on the preparation of the […]

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Slovenia ‘Host Country Europe’ at Vakantiebeurs 2011

| July 12, 2010
Slovenia ‘Host Country Europe’ at Vakantiebeurs 2011

At the Vakantiebeurs 2011 Slovenia will be presenting itself as ‘Host Country Europe’. The Netherlands is an important market for this Central European country. Fitting in with the exhibition theme of ‘Unforgettable Destinations’ Slovenia will use the upcoming event to highlight all its known and once-visited-never-forgotten tourist trump cards. Slovenia is making a major effort […]

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Has Recession affected the cost of exhibiting – Industry Comment from ITTFA

| June 14, 2010
Has Recession affected the cost of exhibiting – Industry Comment from ITTFA

With the recession biting hard and companies from all industries making cut backs, we look at how this has affected exhibition organizers and what they can do to keep momentum for their events. There is no doubt that in recession marketing budgets get tightened and companies avoid activity that is perceived as extravagant or unnecessary.  […]

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MITT Organiser’s Decision to Meet the Expectations of the Market

| June 1, 2010
MITT Organiser’s Decision to Meet the Expectations of the Market

ITE Group Plc, organiser of Russia’s largest travel event, MITT, has announced its decision to withdraw from organising the autumn travel exhibition, Otdykh / Leisure 2010, previously held in partnership with MSI Fairs & Exhibitions at Expocentre in September. In response to the market, the decision was made to cancel duplicate, seasonal, travel events.  It […]

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ITTFA Launches Targeted Database for Travel Trade Industry

| May 10, 2010
ITTFA Launches Targeted Database for Travel Trade Industry

London based ITTFA, International Tourism Trade Fairs Association, has recently launched a new e-marketing opportunity aimed at the travel industry.  The Association has put together an extensive and significant list of relevant travel industry contacts which are now available to the industry on a select and send basis. “Through our members and our cumulative industry […]

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TTG INCONTRI, AN INTERNATIONAL QUALITY TRADE FAIR

| April 22, 2010
TTG INCONTRI, AN INTERNATIONAL QUALITY TRADE FAIR

Alongside the numerous confirmations by foreign tourism Boards, new exhibitors are approaching the stage, among which Discover America. Quality certification has recently been obtained by TTG Italia, the company organising the exhibition. April 2010 - TTG Incontri, the main international tourism trade fair, scheduled for October 22-24, 2010 in Rimini (Italy), broadens its horizon and focuses on […]

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Travel industry turns out in force for this year’s MITT exhibition

| April 20, 2010
Travel industry turns out in force for this year’s MITT exhibition

Russia’s largest travel event records a 17% increase in trade visitors MITT, one of the top five travel exhibitions in the world, welcomed a record number of trade visitors this year, beating last year’s figures by 17%. In total, 46,300 unique visitors came to the show, and an official attendance of 79,850 was recorded. Event Director, […]

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Greek Tourism Looks Ahead with the help of Philoxenia

| April 19, 2010
Greek Tourism Looks Ahead with the help of Philoxenia

Greece is undoubtedly one of the worlds’ top tourism destinations, being ranked consistently in the top 15 tourist destinations with over 15 million tourists visiting each year, this figure reached 17.5 million in 2008. But 2009 was not an easy year for Greek tourism and present signs indicate that it could be another tough year , […]

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Ukraine’s International Travel & Tourism Exhibition records its largest ever attendance

| April 15, 2010
Ukraine’s International Travel & Tourism Exhibition records its largest ever attendance

UITT, Ukraine’s largest travel event, took place on 24-26 March in the Kiev’s IEC. Attendance of the event was up 9 % compared with the 2009 event, at 17,318. According to Event Director, Maria Badakh, this year saw an above average rise in visitor numbers, “Our improved online registration service made it much easier for visitors to […]

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The Importance of Sports Tourism – Industry Comment from ITTFA

| March 16, 2010
The Importance of Sports Tourism – Industry Comment from ITTFA

With a year ahead full of important sporting events, we look at how sports tourism has grown in importance from niche market to multi-billion dollar business. 2010 kick-started with the Winter Olympics held in Whistler and despite issues over the lack of snow was expected to attract 250,000 visitors with projected benefits and revenues to […]

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MITT, the 17th Moscow International Travel & Tourism exhibition, opens on 17th March in Expocentre, in the heart of Moscow

| March 12, 2010
MITT, the 17th Moscow International Travel & Tourism exhibition, opens on 17th March in Expocentre, in the heart of Moscow

MITT is Russia’s number one exhibition for the travel industry and one of the top five travel exhibitions in the world.  It comes as Russia has been confirmed as one of the top ten countries for big-spending tourists – currently, Russian tourists spend $25 billion on their holidays each year. Every year, MITT showcases over […]

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Ukraine International Travel & Tourism Event opens soon, with new destinations: Abu Dhabi, Mauritius, Réunion and South Africa

| March 12, 2010
Ukraine International Travel & Tourism Event opens soon, with new destinations: Abu Dhabi, Mauritius, Réunion and South Africa

UITT, Ukraine’s largest exhibition for the travel industry, opens on 24 March in the IEC in Kiev.  The event has become a regular meeting place for the industry and an opportunity for destinations to showcase the best their country has to offer to an increasing number of Ukrainian travellers, as well as tour operators and […]

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IFT Belgrade promotes rural tourism in Serbia

| February 8, 2010
IFT Belgrade promotes rural tourism in Serbia

IFT Belgrade runs this month for the 32nd year, held at the Belgrade Exhibition Halls from 24th to 28th February. The event will cover 32,600m2 across 4 halls indicating an increase on last year when the show covered 28,00m2. In 2009 it attracted 830 exhibitors from38 countries and 52,516 visitors and organisers expect an even better […]

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17th MITT will take place on 17-20 March 2010 in Expocentre, in the heart of Moscow. This year’s partner country is Greece.

| February 8, 2010
17th MITT will take place on 17-20 March 2010 in Expocentre, in the heart of Moscow. This year’s partner country is Greece.

MITT, the 17th Moscow International Travel & Tourism exhibition, is Russia’s number one exhibition for the travel industry and one of the top five travel exhibitions in the world.  It comes just as some experts in the Russian tourism industry report predicted growth of 10-12% in 2010, as Russia’s economy begins to recover from the […]

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16th UITT will take place on 24-26 of March in the IEC, Kiev.

| February 8, 2010
16th UITT will take place on 24-26 of March in the IEC, Kiev.

Show Profile UITT is Ukraine’s largest exhibition for the travel industry.  The event has become a regular meeting place for the industry and an opportunity for destinations to showcase the best their country has to offer to an increasing number of Ukrainian travellers, as well as tour operators and travel agents. This year, UITT introduces […]

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