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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 […]

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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 […]

Brexit impact on UK hospitality and events industry recruitment increasing but influence on business is down year on year, HBAA survey finds

Brexit impact on UK hospitality and events industry recruitment increasing but influence on business is down year on year, HBAA survey finds

Brexit impact on UK hospitality and events industry recruitment increasing but influence on business is down year on year, HBAA survey finds. These are the key findings of the second […]

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Capital Thessaloniki has the honor

 For its 4th edition, the annual MICE B2B forum MCE South Europe will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 21st till 23rd October 2018. This high-end workshop will once more […]

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WTM London 2018 Turns The Spotlight On The Regions

WTM London 2018, the leading global event for the travel industry, will be the world’s local meeting place as the event adopts an increased regional focus and evolves into seven […]

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All-stars: Top 20 Event Organizers and Agencies for 2018

Eventex Awards have just updated their All-Stars Index with the top event organizers and agencies from around the world. The results are based on a weighted score that takes into […]

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The 6th edition of MeetingPlanners Russia is coming up in September this year

On 10 and 11 September 2018, the sixth annual edition of MeetingPlanners Russia will take place. This long running MICE B2B forum sees key worldwide destinations and MICE suppliers coming […]

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TAT announces new Michelin Guide Bangkok, Phuket and Phang Nga 2019

Bangkok 2018, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that this year will see the launch of an expanded edition also covering Phuket and Phang Nga and […]

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IMEX in Frankfurt will reflect solid market growth and inspiring innovation in the meetings market

This year’s show will be the largest ever IMEX, both in the space taken by exhibitors and in total floor area. Notable among the areas within the show that have […]

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UNESCO names Satun as Thailand’s first Global Geopark

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization or UNESCO has endorsed the designation of about half of Satun province as Thailand’s first Global Geopark for its renowned natural beauty […]

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Women’s empowerment in tourism, central theme of the ministerial meeting of the Americas

Madrid, Spain, 16 April 2018 – The 63rd meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the National Tourism Secretariat of […]

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World Tourism Organization and FC Barcelona sign collaboration agreement

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and FC Barcelona signed an agreement on Saturday, opening the path to collaboration between the two organizations in the areas of tourism and sports. The […]

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Good Tourism Practices to Advance Sustainable Development in the Americas

Concrete examples of how to advance sustainable development through tourism take centre stage in the first joint publication between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Organization of American States […]

Dinosaurs take families off Thailand’s beaten track into Isan

Dinosaurs take families off Thailand’s beaten track into Isan

Phu Wiang National Park is like many other dinosaur-related travel sites around Thailand. It is weird, wonderful and wacky, located well and truly off-the-beaten track, or the so-called ‘tourist trail’, […]

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ITB Berlin 2018: Business is booming in the global travel industry

An economic boost from Berlin – All signs point to growth and a record year – ITB Berlin reaffirms its standing as the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show. With a […]

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International travel with one of the highest growth rates in the last twenty years

2017 has been an exceptionally strong year for international travel, with Europe being the main growth driver as both a source market as well as a destination region. Worldwide, the […]

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Tourism professionals to gather in Andorra to discuss hospitality models in mountain destinations

The 10th edition of the World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism will take place from 21 to 23 March 2018 in Andorra, under the title “Shaping the Future of […]

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Federal Chancellor Merkel to open ITB Berlin 2018

A festive opening gala on 6 March 2018 with leading figures from politics and tourism – A spectacular programme of shows by Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the partner region of ITB Berlin, will […]

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Association Day at IMEX in Frankfurt set to deliver current and compelling discussions for association professionals

“Sharing experiences and meeting new people is incredibly valuable and it’s a great way to learn. I hope to implement much of what I’ve discovered at Association Day into my own […]

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MCE Central & Eastern Europe 2018: Explore, Excel, Exceed

The eighth MCE Central & Eastern Europe was successfully concluded in Zagreb Croatia at hotel Dubrovnik, Zagreb. A total crowd of nearly 150 destinations, MICE suppliers and event buyers made […]

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Victoria Beachcomber Resorts & Spa for 2 – An Adults – Only Resort

Who has never dreamed of a room overlooking the ocean? Of a private patio leading directly to a freshwater pool the size of a lagoon? Who has never dreamed of […]

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The Rise of Midsize Cities: New research report looks at the global meetings marketplace through a new lens

A new research report examining ‚The Rise of Midsize Cities in the Meetings Industry‘ in North America and Europe, commissioned by the IMEX Group and developed by Skift, has been published. The […]

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Submit best travel videos to win ‘Thailand Footage Trading Project’ competition

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is calling all visitors to submit their best trip-in-Thailand videos for its latest content competition to enjoy the chance to win exciting prizes. TAT’s […]

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Tourism professionals to gather in Andorra to discuss hospitality models in mountain destinations

The 10th edition of the World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism will take place from 21 to 23 March 2018 in Andorra, under the title “Shaping the Future of […]

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SmartWings opens new direct routes from Tel Aviv to Tenerife and Madrid

SmartWings, the trade mark for scheduled flights operated by the biggest Czech air carrier Travel Service, opens new direct routes from Tel Aviv to Spanish destinations Tenerife (Canary Islands) and […]

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UNWTO Secretary-General appoints Mr. Shanzhong Zhu as UNWTO Executive Director

UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili appointed Mr. Shanzhong Zhu as Executive Director of UNWTO. Mr. Zhu, a Chinese national, began his two-year term on 1 January 2018. Mr. Zhu joined UNWTO […]

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ASEAN Recognises Its Best Sustainable Tourism Products

Seventeen winners in rural and urban products category in nine Southeast Asian countries have been awarded for sustainable tourism excellence. Seventeen winners of the inaugural ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Awards (ASTA) received […]

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Eventex Awards 2018 – finalists announced

The best events from around the world competing for the prestigious Eventex trophies in 26 categories Eventex Awards – possibly the most coveted and recognizable awards in the world of events […]

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Amazing ‚Colours of the East‘ await 3rd year winners

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)’s is pleased to announce the itinerary for its TAT Newsroom Blogger Thailand 2018 competition as part of the ‚Open to the New Shades‘ communication […]

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Only a few exclusive places available at the MICE B2B event of the year

The eighth edition of MCE Central & Eastern Europe, taking place in Zagreb from the 18 till 20 February 2018, promises to follow the path of fruitful business outcomes for […]

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Efficient networking on ITB Speed Dating Day

The ITB Speed Networking event brings leading buyers and exhibitors together – the ITB Blogger Speed Dating event focuses on travel bloggers at ITB Berlin – New: the Blogger Base […]