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Amazing Thai Taste Festival 2019 encourages all to just say ‘no’ to plastic

Amazing Thai Taste Festival 2019 encourages all to just say ‘no’ to plastic

TAT asks participants to bring own food and drink containers for discounts from all participating stalls. The Amazing Thai Taste Festival 2019 is going green this year by asking participants […]

European Tourism Ministers meet in Croatia to Advance Development, Innovation and Partnerships

European Tourism Ministers meet in Croatia to Advance Development, Innovation and Partnerships

Innovation, partnerships and managing rising tourist numbers have been top of the agenda at the 64th Meeting of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Regional Commission for Europe, held in Zagreb, […]

New UNWTO Report on Gastronomy Tourism: The Case of Japan

New UNWTO Report on Gastronomy Tourism: The Case of Japan

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Japan Travel and Tourism Association (JTTA) and Gurunavi have released the new UNWTO Report on Gastronomy Tourism: The Case of Japan. The publication includes […]

“An outstanding week of business and experiences to stir the imagination”  says Ray Bloom, Chairman of the IMEX Group

“An outstanding week of business and experiences to stir the imagination” says Ray Bloom, Chairman of the IMEX Group

This has been an outstanding week of business, learning and experiences to stir the imagination” says Ray Bloom, Chairman of the IMEX Group, as IMEX in Frankfurt 2019 came to […]

UNWTO Secretary-General on official visit to Italy, Deepening Partnership

UNWTO Secretary-General on official visit to Italy, Deepening Partnership

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, has arrived in Rome to begin a first visit to Italy as head of the specialized agency of the United […]

International Tourism Numbers and Confidence on the Rise

International Tourism Numbers and Confidence on the Rise

The latest issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer from the World Tourism Organization shows that international tourism continued to grow over the first quarter of 2019.   Though at […]

World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism to Analyse the Sector’s Potential as a Source of Jobs, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism to Analyse the Sector’s Potential as a Source of Jobs, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

International experts will gather at the Forum, which will feature presentations and master classes as participants share knowledge and best practices. The event will also host the final stage of […]

Balearic Islands Poised to Become First Tourism Destination Developed under 2030 Agenda

Balearic Islands Poised to Become First Tourism Destination Developed under 2030 Agenda

Deploying new resources and actions for the progressive adaptation of the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera) to the objectives of the 2030 Agenda, is one of the main objectives of the […]

Air Arabia welcomes the first A321neo LR to its fleet

Air Arabia welcomes the first A321neo LR to its fleet

Air Arabia is the first Middle Eastern airline to operate the A321neo LR. Adding the A321neo LR to the fleet will enable the low-cost carrier to extend its reach and […]

The Global Eventex Awards Announce Its 10th Anniversary Edition

The Global Eventex Awards Announce Its 10th Anniversary Edition

The 10th anniversary edition of the Global Eventex Awards – the ultimate benchmark in the event industry, is now officially open for registrations. Eventex Awards 2020 has many new categories […]

Announcement of the Finalists of the 1st Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition

Announcement of the Finalists of the 1st Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Basque Culinary Center (BCC), with the support of PromPeru have announced the finalists of the 1st Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition, which recognize disruptive, […]

WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards 2019 launches

WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards 2019 launches

Innovators and pioneers working in tourism are encouraged to enter this year’s WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards.   Today (Tuesday 19 March) the six categories, chosen to highlight those companies, […]

MCE Central & Eastern Europe 2019, Stunning Results, Spectacular Success

MCE Central & Eastern Europe 2019, Stunning Results, Spectacular Success

And Europe Congress did it again! It surpassed previous forums feedback and expectations to deliver a show to remember and cherish forever.Within 2,5 days the program was action packed yet […]

International Tourist Arrivals Reach 1.4 billion Two Years Ahead of Forecasts

International Tourist Arrivals Reach 1.4 billion Two Years Ahead of Forecasts

  2018 totalled 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals (+6%), consolidating 2017 strong results and proving to be the second strongest year since 2010 Middle East (+10%) and Africa (+7%) grew […]

Thailand extends visa-on-arrival fee waiver until 30 April 2019

Thailand extends visa-on-arrival fee waiver until 30 April 2019

The period Thailand celebrates Chinese New Year in February and Thai New Year (Songkran) in April. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that the Royal Thai […]

MCE Central & Eastern Europe 2019, the MICE B2B show is back in Prague!

MCE Central & Eastern Europe 2019, the MICE B2B show is back in Prague!

Prague is once again honored with hosting MCE Central & Eastern Europe. After having paid tribute to many other Central & Eastern European destinations that offer quality MICE facilities and […]

UNWTO/ETC Launch Report on Health Tourism

UNWTO/ETC Launch Report on Health Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), together with the European Travel Commission (ETC) launched a new report on health tourism. Part of their joint research programme, the study is the first attempt […]

10 Finalists Announced in 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition in Collaboration with Globalia

10 Finalists Announced in 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition in Collaboration with Globalia

The 10 finalists will present their projects in January 2019 within the framework of Fitur in Madrid.     The finalists were selected among 3000 projects from 132 countries:  Awake (Colombia), […]

Registration deadline for Eventex Awards 2019 extended due to huge interest

Registration deadline for Eventex Awards 2019 extended due to huge interest

Registration deadline for the 9th Global Eventex Awards is extended until 30th of November, due to the unprecedented interest and record number of entries in the last couple of days. […]

WTM London Events Programme Reflects Influence of Online Content Creation

WTM London Events Programme Reflects Influence of Online Content Creation

Brands and destinations which want to work with digital influencers will have access to insights and inspiration at the many dedicated sessions at this year’s WTM London, the event where […]

MCE South Europe 2018 – the final preparations are fine-tuned!

MCE South Europe 2018 – the final preparations are fine-tuned!

Enhancing excellence in each edition of Europe Congress’ MCE forums, MCE South Europe is taking place from 21 until 23 October in Thessaloniki. The MICE B2B forum promises to be […]

Inspirace z WTM: Jak může být odvětví cestovního ruchu být přívětivější k LGBTQ komunitě?

Inspirace z WTM: Jak může být odvětví cestovního ruchu být přívětivější k LGBTQ komunitě?

Darren Burn, zakladatel cestovní kanceláře OutOfOffice.com, která se specializuje na luxusní a zakázkové cesty se zaměřením na LGBTQ, hovoří o trhu a trendech. Darren dříve pracoval jako novinář v ITV […]

WTM London taps into rapidly expanding tours and activities sector

WTM London taps into rapidly expanding tours and activities sector

WTM London, the event where Ideas Arrive, has created an area dedicated to exhibitors in the tours and activities sector, as it recognises the market’s huge potential and rapid growth. […]

WTM London and DTTT collaborate to solve overcrowding

WTM London and DTTT collaborate to solve overcrowding

Travel experts pose the challenge: “How can we overcome the challenge of overcrowding in tourism hotspots and spread the value of tourism wider?” WTM London 2018, the event where Ideas […]

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Technology: the theme of new format UNWTO & WTM Ministers‘ Summit

Cutting edge innovations will be shared during the twelfth UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit at WTM London 2018, with ‘Investment in tourism technology’ the theme. The UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ […]

WTM London open registration for Digital Influencers’ Speed Networking 2018

WTM London open registration for Digital Influencers’ Speed Networking 2018

WTM London 2018, the leading global event for the travel industry, is calling on digital influencers to apply for its hugely-popular and biggest-ever WTM London Digital Influencers’ Speed Networking event […]

MeetingPlanners Russia 2018, the sixth edition, ready to start in Moscow now!

MeetingPlanners Russia 2018, the sixth edition, ready to start in Moscow now!

After the great success of the Football World Cup hosted in Russia few months ago, now it is time for the 6th annual edition of MeetingPlanners Russia to make its […]

G Adventures founder to speak at WTM London

G Adventures founder to speak at WTM London

The entrepreneur behind one of the world’s most successful adventure travel companies is to speak at WTM London – the leading global event for the travel industry. Bruce Poon Tip, […]

Rotana Hotels appoints Aviareps as its sales representative in five European markets

Rotana Hotels appoints Aviareps as its sales representative in five European markets

Aviareps, the global leader and expert in developing and shaping international tourism demand and spend, with 66 offices in 48 countries around the world, has been appointed as sales market […]

15th UNWTO Awards to recognize innovation and sustainability in tourism, applications open

15th UNWTO Awards to recognize innovation and sustainability in tourism, applications open

Promoting innovation, job creation and sustainability are key considerations for the 15th World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Awards. UNWTO invites submissions until 31 October 2018. The UNWTO Awards recognise the contribution […]

Register Now For An Array Of Ideas At  WTM London and Travel Forward 2018

Register Now For An Array Of Ideas At WTM London and Travel Forward 2018

 WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, and Travel Forward have opened registration for its 2018 editions. WTM London 2018, which takes place between Monday 5 – […]

Second shortlist unveiled for inaugural International Travel & Tourism Awards

Second shortlist unveiled for inaugural International Travel & Tourism Awards

The line-up of shortlisted candidates is now complete for the first International Travel & Tourism Awards, presented by WTM, and are revealed today (Tuesday July 31).   The prestigious awards […]

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World Tourism Day Places Focus on Innovation & Digital Transformation

The importance of digital technologies in tourism, providing opportunities for innovation and preparing the sector for the future of work, is at the centre of World Tourism Day 2018, to […]

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Top 20 Destinations for Meetings and Events for 2018 by Eventex

USA, UK and the Netherlands are leading the ranking Eventex has just released a new index: Top 20 Destinations for Meetings and Events that honours the top destinations for meetings […]

Sia Named ‘World’s Best Airline’ in 2018 Skytrax Awards

Sia Named ‘World’s Best Airline’ in 2018 Skytrax Awards

Singapore Airlines has been named this year’s ‘World’s Best Airline’ in Skytrax’s World Airline Awards. SIA also took the top spot in the ‘World’s Best First Class’, ‘Best Airline in […]

Infographics: UNWTO Barometer 2018

International tourism exceeds expectations in the first months of 2018

International tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first four months of 2018, compared to the same period last year, not only continuing the strong 2017 trend, but exceeding UNWTO’s forecast […]