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WTM London Welcomes 60 New Exhibitors

Sixty new exhibitors have already signed up to do business at this year?s WTM London – the leading global event for the travel industry – including major tourist boards, innovative […]

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easyJet boss to tell WTM London about piloting the airline through headwinds

EasyJet’s Chief Executive Carolyn McCall  will speak about navigating the budget airline into the post-Brexit era when she appears at WTM London – the leading global event for the travel […]

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Brits Change Holiday Plans Due To Fear Of Terrorism

One third of Brits have changed their travel plans due to the fear of terrorism according to the latest research by World Travel Market London, the leading global event for […]

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MeetingPlanners Russia 2017: the 5th annual edition of THE MICE B2B forum in Moscow is getting closer

MeetingPlanners Russia is approaching and Europe Congress is ready! The upcoming event will be the 5th annual workshop to take place in Moscow, Russia. The forum, like previous years, is […]

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UNWTO condemns US Administration decision to restore travel restrictions with Cuba

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) expresses its firm resentment over the recently-announced decision by the United States Administration to restore travel restrictions with Cuba. “This represents a step backwards and […]

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CEMS to inaugurate Beijing International Travel Mart (BITM) 2017

The premiere Beijing International Travel Mart (BITM) 2017 will be held at China National Convention Center (CNCC) in Beijing, China from 16 – 18 November 2017. The three-day event, open […]

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UNWTO Commission for Asia and the Pacific meets in Bangladesh

In 2016, Asia and the Pacific received 309 million international tourist arrivals, 9% more than in 2015; by 2030 this number is expected to reach 535 million. Over 20 countries […]

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UNWTO welcomes Hilton as Official Partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is proud to announce that Hilton has signed on as an official partner of the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The announcement […]

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The Philippines will host the 6th UNWTO conference on tourism statistics

Policy leaders, statisticians, academicians and private sector will convene in Manila, The Philippines, next June 2017 (21-24), to discuss new methodologies to measure the full impacts of tourism. The 6th […]

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Munich Airport’s midfield terminal marks birthday: passenger total hits 9 million in first year

Munich Airport’s midfield terminal is celebrating a birthday: On Wednesday the Terminal 2 satellite building will be one year old. The results to date are impressive: In the first year, the […]

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Agreement for the 2018 EU-China Year of Tourism Signed

The European Travel Commission (ETC) and the China Tourism Academy (CTA) signed the agreement for the development of promotional activities for the 2018 EU-China Year of Tourism. The signing ceremony took […]

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Bologna Becomes the First „Welcome Chinese Destination“ City in Italy.

Bologna and the Emilia-Romagna region have always been a popular destination for European travelers to Italy. On March 10th, the metropolitan area of Bologna, with its more than one million inhabitants, was […]

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Chinese tourists spent 12% more in travelling abroad in 2016

2016 results on expenditure from major outbound markets reflect increasing demand for international tourism across the world, as reported in the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. With a 12% increase […]

Diamond Sponsor Air China Makes Debut at CTW China 2017 with Prospective Returns

Diamond Sponsor Air China Makes Debut at CTW China 2017 with Prospective Returns

Air China led its inaugural sponsorship at CTW China 2017, coming in at the highest tier as Diamond Sponsor. The exhibiting airline made its presence felt through a hosted luncheon […]

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UNWTO welcomes the Waikato Tourism Monitoring Observatory to its INSTO Network

The Waikato Tourism Monitoring Observatory, New Zealand’s first tourism observatory, has joined the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO). Committed to regular and timely measurement […]

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Aeroflot Named Best Major Airline in Europe by TripAdvisor Travellers

Aeroflot, Russia’s flag carrier and largest airline, has been named the No.1 major airline in Europe by users of TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site. Aeroflot has also been […]

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UNWTO Secretary – General Candidates

The Secretariat of the World Tourism Organization referring to decision CE/DEC/15(CIV) of the Executive Council at its 104th session, on the procedure for the election of the Secretary-General, informs in […]

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Aeroflot Named World’s Strongest Airline Brand

Aeroflot has been named the world’s strongest airline brand by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent branded business valuation and strategy consultancy. Vitaly Saveliev, CEO of Aeroflot, said: “Aeroflot is […]

Sustainability, new platform tourism services and Silk Road focus of UNWTO activities at ITB 2017

Sustainability, new platform tourism services and Silk Road focus of UNWTO activities at ITB 2017

UNWTO activities at the 51th edition of ITB, taking place next 8-12 March in Berlin, include the 7th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers Meeting, events on the New Platform Tourism Services […]

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MCE Central & Eastern Europe 2017, Riga: Last Places Available!

The MICE B2B event of the year is nearing its registration closing in a weeks’ time now. With the one-stop-shop boutique forum coming closer every day, the organization is wrapping […]

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Grand finale of ITB Berlin 2017

On 12 March 2017, along with world cultures and amid a festive atmosphere, visitors, exhibitors and guests will gather to celebrate the finale of the 51st ITB Berlin. A spectacular […]

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The ultimate MICE B2B forum in Riga is going to skyrocket

With just more than one and a half month left before the 7th annual MCE Central & Eastern Europe, the organization is going to skyrocket the experience to another level. […]

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International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 kicks off

Nearly 600 participants attended yesterday the Official Launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. The event took place in the International Tourism Fair of Spain, FITUR, […]

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FITUR 2017: UNWTO with a focus on sustainability and tourism in Africa and in the MENA region

The International Tourism Fair in Spain (FITUR), taking place on January 18-22 in Madrid, comprises a number of events organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Activities will have a […]

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WTM London Review 2016

See the highlights of the world’s leading travel show. We have had one of our biggest shows to date and we have compiled all the highlights in our WTM Review. We […]

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Phoenician Tourism Route launched at the World Travel Market

An integral component of Mediterranean trade and culture, the Phoenicians’ Route links 18 countries with a common heritage. With the aim of revitalizing this itinerary as a tourism route, the […]

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MCE South Europe 2016: Less than two weeks until the tremendous show!

With a mere week until the MCE South Europe kicks off in glorious Rome, the event is going to be a great opportunity for the participating South European destinations and […]

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ITB Berlin: Astronomy as a tourist attraction

ITB Berlin has information on the global growth in astro-tourism – another key topic is wildlife tourism Humans have had a fascination with the stars and space travel since the […]

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Europe Congress’s MICE B2B Forums 2017

Europe Congress would like to announce about its upcoming MICE B2B workshops taking place in 2017 for your event calendars. MCE Central & Eastern Europe 5 – 7 March 2017 Riga, […]

Marriott International’s Expanded Portfolio of 30 Leading Hotel Brands

Marriott International’s Expanded Portfolio of 30 Leading Hotel Brands

Today, the most iconic and visionary name in hospitality, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), expands to include 30 of the most desirable and prestigious hotel brands with the addition of […]

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Create new business opportunities at the WTM Wellness Speed Networking

Taking place on Wednesday 9th November, the exclusive WTM Wellness Lounge is back for its second year, featuring a new addition – WTM Wellness Speed Networking.   Would you like […]

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MeetingPlanners Russia 2016: the 4th annual edition of the MICE B2B forum has successfully reached its completion!

After a fruitful and energizing summer time, a new season of meetings, conferences and events is getting to a start. This year Europe Congress team has prepared the 4th annual […]

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MCE South Europe 2016, Rome, The Second Annual Successful MICE Business Energizer

With a mere three months to go only, the event is shaping further to be the excellent opportunity for South European destinations and its MICE suppliers, as well as international […]

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Taleb Rifai: No country is safe

Taleb Rifai, secretary-general of the World Tourism Organization, was interviewed by Elena Sevillano, a journalist based in Madrid, home of UNWTO. Elena points out Taleb Rifai believes the best way […]

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UNWTO Wine Tourism Conference gathers experts from around the world

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Georgian National Tourism Administration, is organizing the 1st UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism in the Kakheti wine region of Georgia […]

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MCE Central & Eastern Europe 2017 is confirmed to be held in Riga, Latvia

The successful format of Europe Congress MCE Central & Eastern Europe, travelling throughout the region for 7 years already, will be held in Riga in March 2017. The events boast […]