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ITB India All Set to Debut in a Grand Style in 2020

ITB India All Set to Debut in a Grand Style in 2020

Debut of ITB India will take place in Mumbai from 15 – 17 April 2020 Exhibitors from around the world have confirmed their participation Leading minds of the global tourism industry will share their knowledge at the ITB India Conference […]

Tourism’s Carbon Emissions Measured in Landmark Report Launched At COP25

Tourism’s Carbon Emissions Measured in Landmark Report Launched At COP25

Transport-related emissions from tourism are expected to account for 5.3% of all man-made CO2 emissions by 2030, up from 5% in 2016, a landmark new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF) shows. At […]

WTM London 2019 sees Increase in Industry Leaders

WTM London 2019 sees Increase in Industry Leaders

WTM London 2019 – the event where ideas arrive – saw a 77% increase in ministerial attendance as well as a higher quality of WTM Buyers’ Club Members. It confirms WTM London as the place for senior travel professionals to […]

54% Female: How tourism is leasing the way in gender equality

54% Female: How tourism is leasing the way in gender equality

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with UN Women, The German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), World Bank Group and Amadeus, has launched the long-awaited second edition of the Global Report on Women in Tourism. The publication highlights the […]

Tackling Climate Change on Day 3 at WTM London

Tackling Climate Change on Day 3 at WTM London

The 40th edition of WTM London began with a session exploring Decarbonising Travel and Tourism: Is the Industry Doing Enough? Speaking by video before the main panel, climate scientist professor Kevin Anderson laid out the scale of the challenge. He […]

WTM Ministers Summit hears how modern tech can help rural traditions

WTM Ministers Summit hears how modern tech can help rural traditions

Major global brands such as Google and Mastercard can help farmers, shopkeepers and restaurateurs to boost rural tourism, delegates heard yesterday at WTM London – the event where ideas arrive. Entrepreneurs and corporate leaders at the UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ […]

Boris, Brexit and Business: Top the Agenda for Day One at WTM London

Boris, Brexit and Business: Top the Agenda for Day One at WTM London

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, hailed the achievements of the country’s tourism industry in a welcome message to WTM London, the world’s largest travel trade event taking place  (Monday 4 November) at ExCeL London. Johnson spoke of the UK’s success […]

WTM London Partners with  Sherbet London to Reduce 18 tons of CO2 Emissions

WTM London Partners with Sherbet London to Reduce 18 tons of CO2 Emissions

Electric taxi company Sherbet London is setting out to offset 18 tons of CO2 emissions during WTM London 2019 by offering 1,000 one-way airport transfers and taxi rides within London.Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director for WTM London, and Kumar Sangakkara, […]

WTM London unveils – Sri Lanka as Premier Partner for 2019

WTM London unveils – Sri Lanka as Premier Partner for 2019

Sri Lankan Tourism will be the Premier Partner at WTM London 2019 as the island’s tourism industry continues it’s resolute for recovery. The high-profile partnership will ensure global coverage for the Indian Ocean destination, which has also teamed with legendary […]

Thailand ready to host the “2020 Global Summit of Women” in Bangkok

Thailand ready to host the “2020 Global Summit of Women” in Bangkok

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce its support for the staging of the “2020 Global Summit of Women”, in Bangkok, from 23-25 April, 2020. TAT executives, led by Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, […]

Live the dream – the MTV tie-up redefining Malta

Live the dream – the MTV tie-up redefining Malta

Destinations interested in appealing to the youth travel market are advised to attend a session at WTM London which highlights how the Isle of MTV Malta has boosted the Mediterranean island’s tourism industry. Russel Samuel, Vice President, Creative and Integrated […]

World’s Best Sports Tourism Start-Ups Celebrated At Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau

World’s Best Sports Tourism Start-Ups Celebrated At Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau

The growing sports tourism sector has taken centre stage at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau, SAR with the first ‘SPORTSTECH’ edition of the World Tourism Organization’s Tourism Tech Adventures initiative celebrating the most disruptive ideas and innovators from […]

London Travel Week Announce Key Events

London Travel Week Announce Key Events

Taking place from the 1 to 7 November 2019, London Travel Week will bring together industry events and become the largest festival supporting the global travel and tourism industry in the world. Each November, over 50,000 travel professionals flock to […]

United States of America Moves Closer to World Tourism Organization With Landmark Meeting   

United States of America Moves Closer to World Tourism Organization With Landmark Meeting  

A high-level delegation from the United States Department of State has met with head of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as the country moves closer to rejoining the United Nations specialized agency for tourism. Assistant Secretary of State for International […]

WTM London Welcomes Only the Finest: Global Travel Buyers to Join 40th Edition

WTM London Welcomes Only the Finest: Global Travel Buyers to Join 40th Edition

For the 40th Anniversary of WTM London, the Buyers’ Club programme is being revamped to create a new and exclusive experience for buyers, exhibitors and visitors. The aim is to only have the highest calibre of buyers at the show, […]

Announcing the finalists for the annual  WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards

Announcing the finalists for the annual WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards

The WTM World Responsible Tourism Gold and Silver Award finalists have been announced for 2019. After an extensive process, the panel of expert judges have decided on 14 global businesses, destinations and organisations to receive the prestigious awards.   The […]

The World Tourism Organization and Globalia launch the 2nd Global Tourism Start-up Competition

The World Tourism Organization and Globalia launch the 2nd Global Tourism Start-up Competition

The initiative has received backing from partners such as Telefónica, Amadeus, Intu and Distrito Digital Valencia. Proposals from around the world will begin arriving 13 September at Wakalua, Globalia’s tourism innovation hub. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has joined Globalia, […]

Travel Forward Tech Event Hosts its first #HackTravel Hackathon

Travel Forward Tech Event Hosts its first #HackTravel Hackathon

Travel Forward, the only dedicated global event serving the entire travel and hospitality technology ecosystem, is hosting its first Hackathon on Tuesday 5 November 2019 at ExCeL London. A hackathon, well known amongst technology experts globally, is a non-stop digital […]

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WTM London 2019

WTM London will once again host a series of high-profile industry conferences and seminars showing that Ideas Arrive Here. The leading global event, taking place between the 4 – 6 November 2019, has lined-up esteemed speakers including the President of […]

WTM London 2019

WTM London 2019

WTM London 2019, which takes place between Monday 4 – Wednesday 6 November, is poised to be the most successful event yet with more Ideas Arriving at WTM London than ever before. This year, WTM London turns 40 and 50,000 […]

The Travel Industry Is Days Away From Celebrating The Inaugural BorderlessLive

The Travel Industry Is Days Away From Celebrating The Inaugural BorderlessLive

BorderlessLive – the festival where content creators and the travel industry come together to connect and collaborate – is debuting at London’s Tobacco Dock this Friday and Saturday (6 and 7 September).   The brand-new festival-style conference and exhibition will be […]

Italian debutants showcase fresh ideas at WTM London 2019   

Italian debutants showcase fresh ideas at WTM London 2019  

Six exhibitors from Italy will make their debut at WTM London 2019 – the event where ideas arrive – showcasing new destinations, cutting-edge technology and fresh touring inspiration.     They include Heart of the Dolomites – a new tourist […]

IMEX America Association Leadership Forum to Provide Leadership Skills Training as Boards Face an Unprecedented Rate of Change

IMEX America Association Leadership Forum to Provide Leadership Skills Training as Boards Face an Unprecedented Rate of Change

Future-proofing is among the topics explored at the Association Leadership Forum, a free half-day of education and networking at IMEX America, exclusively for association leaders and created by the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE). According to ASAE, the world […]

Inaugural MICE Show Asia 2019 Conference to focus on “Winning the Hearts of MICE Buyers”

Inaugural MICE Show Asia 2019 Conference to focus on “Winning the Hearts of MICE Buyers”

The inaugural MICE Show Asia conference aims to redefine industry practices and identify new trends that will shape the future of MICE events Speakers from across the industry set to share expertise on topics ranging from tech, marketing and MICE […]

European Cities Marketing (ECM) provides its members with short-term rental industry data through new partnership with TRANSPARENT

European Cities Marketing (ECM) provides its members with short-term rental industry data through new partnership with TRANSPARENT

European Cities Marketing, the association for Tourist Boards, Convention Bureaux and City Marketing Organisations in Europe just signed an agreement with TRANSPARENT, a Spain-based specialized data intelligence company that builds and maintains data analytics products for institutions seeking a better […]

Travel Forward announces  second annual Startup Competition

Travel Forward announces second annual Startup Competition

Travel Forward, the only dedicated global event serving the entire travel and hospitality technology ecosystem, confirms that Amadeus is continuing its sponsorship of the Startup Showcase and Competition for 2019. Francesca Benati, SVP Online Travel, and Startups for Amadeus in […]

Istanbul is expected to be Europe’s tourism hot spot in Q3 2019

Istanbul is expected to be Europe’s tourism hot spot in Q3 2019

A study undertaken for European Cities Marketing (ECM) by ForwardKeys, which analyses over 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals that Istanbul is set to be Europe’s city tourism hot spot in the third quarter of 2019 (July 1st […]

Tourism: A Global Force For Growth And Development – UNWTO Executive Council meets in Baku

Tourism: A Global Force For Growth And Development – UNWTO Executive Council meets in Baku

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has met in Baku, Azerbaijan, for the 110th Session of its Executive Council (16-18 June). At the meeting, Member States endorsed the Organization’s progress and future plans, as outlined Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, and warmly welcomed […]

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 to bring their own food and drink containers to enjoy […]

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, Croatia this week (27-30 May).  Croatia was unanimously chosen to […]

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 18 different case studies of successful gastronomy tourism in Japan. […]

“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 a close. “The spectacular destinations and venues, the investment in […]

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 Nations.     During the three-day trip, he will meet […]

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 a slower rate when compared with the last two years, […]

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 First Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition, whose winner will be […]

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 agreement signed between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the […]