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European Parliament’s chief negotiator of Britain’s departure of the EU to speak at WTM

The European Parliament’s chief negotiator of Britain’s exit from the European Union, Guy Verhofstadt, is the keynote speaker at the exclusive WTM Leaders’ Lunch on the first day of WTM […]

Headline news from ITB Berlin: UNTWO report examines the growing LGBT segment

Headline news from ITB Berlin: UNTWO report examines the growing LGBT segment

Highlighting the enormous potential for the travel industry, the 2nd Global Report on LGBT Tourism, published by UNWTO this year and the second to appear since 2012, examines the prospects […]

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WTM London Offers Priority Access to Buyer Speed Networking Sessions

WTM London will be offering priority access to selected exhibitors for its hugely-popular buyer speed networking events. Speed Networking with exhibitors attending to speak to buyers was introduced in 2009 […]


22nd UNWTO General Assembly in China: a week of important achievements

The approval of the Chengdu Declaration on Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals, the adoption of the Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics and the appointment by consensus of Zurab Pololikashvili […]

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Cruz control: BA boss to talk about radical strategy at WTM London

Alex Cruz, the chief executive of British Airways, heads an impressive line-up of aviation high-fliers at WTM London – the leading global event for the travel industry. The British flag-carrier […]

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Experts at WTM London to predict key trends in UK market

A panel of senior executives will debate the impact of Brexit, currency movements and other geopolitical trends during a ‘World Travel Leaders’ session at WTM London – the leading global […]

World Travel Market 2016, ExCeL, London – World Responsible Tourism Day. Round table Discussion hosted byAaron Heslehurst. Auliana Poon, Tourism Intelligence International. Harold Goodwin, WTM Responsible Tourism Advisor. Justin Francis, Jane Ashton, TUI. Adama Bah, Institute of travel & Tourism of Gambia. Dr Venu, Tourism Kerala. Foto: WTM

2017 sees the biggest most open responsible tourism programme ever at WTM London

This year sees big developments in WTM’s Responsible Tourism programme, as it seeks to build on its ever-growing popularity and increase its profile amongst its mainstream audience. For the first […]

Mr Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, and Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, Ms Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul

Tourism Authority of Thailand Gears Up to Make Travex at ATF 2018 a Success

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has pledged to make the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) in Chiang Mai an organisational success, especially the TRAVEX buyer-seller part, where millions of dollars […]

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UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit to Debate the so called ‘overtourism’

The UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit will debate the so-called ‘overtourism’ at WTM London on Tuesday 7 November 2017. The so called ‘Overtourism’ has become a hot topic in the […]


Thailand’s tourist arrivals and revenue continues growth in 3rd Quarter of 2017

Thailand expects to enjoy continued growth both in tourist arrivals and tourism revenue during the 3rd quarter of this year. International visitor arrivals are expected to grow by 5% to […]

Mamma Mia! Croatia fast becoming Europe´s top film location hotspot

Mamma Mia! Croatia fast becoming Europe´s top film location hotspot

Croatia’s policy of encouraging the filming of blockbuster shows on its shores is paying off, with several high-profile films choosing the eastern Mediterranean destination as a backdrop – including the […]

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ITB Berlin – Springboard for South American start-ups

The Social Media Newsroom of ITB Berlin provides regular online updates from the World’s leading Travel Trade Show®. The perfect way to achieve success: with the ‘Travelups! Startup Challenge’ on […]

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10 Reasons To Attend WTM London 2017

This is the 10 Reasons To Attend WTM London 2017. 1)      Around £3 billion in travel industry deals will be signed between 5,000 exhibitors and 10,000 members of the WTM […]

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WTM London 2017’s Premier Partner is Italy

The Italian National Tourist Board will be the Premier Partner at WTM London 2017 – the leading global event for the travel industry – as Italy takes a “fundamental step” […]

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WTM strengthens travel credentials with new marketing appointment

WTM has boosted its executive team with a new Portfolio Head of Marketing, who has a wealth of travel industry experience. Jeannette Gilbert joins WTM from her role as Head […]

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WTM London open registration for Digital Influencers’ Speed Networking

WTM London 2017, 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 […]


India to host 8th Edition of Theatre Olympics ‘The Biggest Theatre Celebration of the World’

Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent charge) for Culture and Tourism has announced here today that 8th edition of the greatest carnival of Theatre in the World will take […]

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Thailand is Asia’s Spa Capital

Thai spa treatments are now more of a necessity that an extravagance. Spa-based medical tourism is a global phenomenon and Thailand is Asia’s Spa Capital, reaping returns on its decades-long […]

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Meet WTM London’s new travel tech exhibitors

More than 20 technology companies have signed up as new exhibitors at the Travel Tech Show at WTM – the dedicated travel technology event at WTM London. The impressive list […]

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World Tourism Day 2017 celebrated on the theme Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development

This year’s World Tourism Day, held on 27 September, will be focused on Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development. Celebrated in line with the 2017 International Year of Sustainable […]

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Registration Open For WTM London 2017

WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, has opened registration for its 2017 edition. WTM London 2017, which takes place between Monday 6 – Wednesday 8 November, […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]