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World Travel Market’s 35 years at the top

World Travel Market’s 35 years at the top

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is this year celebrating its 35th event. Over the past three-and-a-half decades, WTM has established itself as the event where the industry conducts business its deals. WTM 2013 will … October 30, 2014
Congress Centrum Alpbach at home in village of thinkers

Congress Centrum Alpbach at home in village of thinkers

LOS ANGELES, California - At an elevation of 1,000 meters in the Tyrolean Mountains of Austria is Alpbach, a village of century-old wooden houses that is renowned as a place of ideas and innovation. Each summer the community’s modest population almost … October 30, 2014
Reunion Island’s next Mega Mascarun scheduled for June 2015

Reunion Island’s next Mega Mascarun scheduled for June 2015

Few events will help to promote Reunion Island’s adventure destination status more than the annual Mascarun, staged by Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) for participants from the tourism and travel trade in key source markets.

For the Mega Mascarun 2015, … October 29, 2014
India press and travel trade experience Trinidad and Tobago

India press and travel trade experience Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago recently played host to a group of Indian journalists, travel agents and tour operators in an effort to increase the number of tourist arrivals from India.

An initiative of the Tourism Development Company Limited (TDC), in collaboration … October 29, 2014
Luxury Travel Vietnam promotes all-inclusive cruising and experiential travels at WTM London

Luxury Travel Vietnam promotes all-inclusive cruising and experiential travels at WTM London

Current market trends in the UK continue to show increased interest in luxury tours in Asia. Many travel experts increasingly recognize the great opportunities in selling Vietnam, Myanmar, and the Indochina area.

For this B2B event, Luxury Travel ( … October 29, 2014
GAÏA Riverlodge Belize, energized by nature

GAÏA Riverlodge Belize, energized by nature

LOS ANGELES, California - GAÏA Riverlodge is one of Belize's most renowned jungle retreats located in the scenic Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve in the country’s western hinterland. This natural pocket of paradise is defined by its mountain ranges … October 29, 2014
Diversity of the Seychellois people is a true resemblance of a nice bouquet of flowers

Diversity of the Seychellois people is a true resemblance of a nice bouquet of flowers

The diversity that is seen in the fabric of the Seychellois people has been said to resemble a nice bouquet of flowers of various colors. It was the Roman Catholic priest, the Rev. Father David Alcindor, who said this while preaching during a special … October 29, 2014
UNWTO commends Greece on strong tourism results and high political support to the tourism sector

UNWTO commends Greece on strong tourism results and high political support to the tourism sector

Meeting with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras during his official visit to Greece, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai commended the excellent results of Greece´s tourism sector, indicating that 2014 will come to an exceptional close.

The number … October 28, 2014
World Travel Market welcomes its first North Korean exhibitor

World Travel Market welcomes its first North Korean exhibitor

It has a notorious reputation as the most secretive state in the world under the dictatorship of Kim Jong-Un.

But now leisure trips to see the isolated communist country of North Korea are being promoted at World Travel Market, the leading global event … October 28, 2014
Festival Kreol - a time for the Seychelles Creole culture to shine

Festival Kreol - a time for the Seychelles Creole culture to shine

Festival Kreol is an event which puts the Seychelles' Creole culture and identity at the forefront in the world. These were the words of Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange as he officially launched Festival Kreol 2014 on Friday night.

Among … October 28, 2014
World Arc 2014: International sailing stopover on Reunion Island

World Arc 2014: International sailing stopover on Reunion Island

From October 24 to November 1, 2014, Reunion Island Arc is hosting the International Rally World Arc world sailing event for the fourth year. Organized for the ninth year, this international sailboat rally consists of 21 yachts, which are currently at … October 28, 2014
Fill your soul with South Korea’s music during your travel experience

Fill your soul with South Korea’s music during your travel experience

Maybe you want to bring some CDs home for friends, or you would like an ethnic instrument to display as a conversation piece and occasional attention-getter in your living room. Or maybe you just want to sing your heart out as you consume soju on a wild … October 28, 2014
Creole “Laserenad” in Seychelles remains an affair of the young and old

Creole “Laserenad” in Seychelles remains an affair of the young and old

Seychelles prides itself as the custodian of the Creole heritage. There’s no other way to showcase these islands’ culture and tradition, than staging the Creole “Laserenad” which features on the annual Festival Kreol Calendar of Events right in … October 28, 2014
Cultural Revolution gains momentum in Seychelles

Cultural Revolution gains momentum in Seychelles

It is becoming more and more evident that Seychelles is undergoing a “Cultural Revolution” of its own. This statement was again echoed by Joseph Sinon, the popular artist comedian, during the big open-air musical show of Festival Kreol 2014 that was … October 28, 2014
Memorandum of Understanding between Constance Hotels and Resorts and the Vanilla Islands

Memorandum of Understanding between Constance Hotels and Resorts and the Vanilla Islands

With more than 50,000 people who travel to the Indian Ocean for multi-island packages, more and more companies wish to join the Vanilla Islands movement.

That is why the Constance Hotels and Resorts group and the Vanilla Islands Organization have decided … October 27, 2014
Alain St.Ange awarded the recognition of Commander of the Order of Moheli of the Comoros

Alain St.Ange awarded the recognition of Commander of the Order of Moheli of the Comoros

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, has been conferred the high recognition of Commander of the Order of Moheli of the Comoros.

Minister St.Ange is recognized for his work done for the Indian Ocean Islands through … October 26, 2014
Reunion Island uses “the scents of paradise” to market the island in Germany

Reunion Island uses “the scents of paradise” to market the island in Germany

Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) is, before the end of the month, sending 700 fragrance boxes to travel agents across Germany to draw attention to the exotic French Indian Ocean island under their latest marketing offensive. The agents were selected for having … October 25, 2014
Luxury sellers need to get smarter to impress new types of traveler

Luxury sellers need to get smarter to impress new types of traveler

A high-profile panel of luxury travel specialists at World Travel Market 2014 will share new research on affluent travelers and debate how not only luxury product, but also the theory and practice of selling that product to new customers is changing.

In … October 25, 2014
Reunion Island celebrates Diwali

Reunion Island celebrates Diwali

Until Sunday, Reunion Island will be celebrating the 25th Deepavali, the Festival of Light. The event is of Hindu origin and symbolizes the transition from darkness to light. For 10 days every year, the vibrant colors of India illuminates the entire Reunion … October 25, 2014
Classic cars to the First Beach Holiday Resort at Hua Hin Automobile Concours 2014

Classic cars to the First Beach Holiday Resort at Hua Hin Automobile Concours 2014

BANGKOK, Thailand - Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, together with Dr. Prachin Eamlumnow, president and CEO of Grand Prix International Co. Ltd., Prachuab Khirikhan, Petchaburi, Hua Hin Municipality, and with support from select five-star … October 24, 2014
Frankfurt Airport Winter Timetable 2014/2015

Frankfurt Airport Winter Timetable 2014/2015

FRA’s Global Network serves 98 passenger airlines at 250 destinations in 105 countries. Lufthansa is offering new service to Marrakesh, Qatar Airways will fly its first Airbus A350 on the Frankfurt Route, and airlines are increasingly using modern low-noise … October 24, 2014

Ryanair launches new city pages using arrival guides

Arrival Guides continues partnership with Ryanair as exclusive destination content provider

Ryanair, a leader in providing low cost travel throughout Europe, has launched new, informative city pages on its website (www.ryanair.com) that provide information … October 24, 2014
Kassav is in Seychelles!

Kassav is in Seychelles!

Seychelles International Airport became the perfect scene for crowd watchers on the lookout for legendary Kassav’s songstress, Jocelyne Beroard, as she landed in the tropical heat of the Seychelles archipelago. It’s been more than twenty years, since … October 24, 2014
Leading international associations to attend EIBTM

Leading international associations to attend EIBTM

A new initiative launched for the Association Sector by EIBTM has garnered support from the industry across the world and attracted a global representation of Buyers who are now registered to attend EIBTM 2014. My Association | My Club was announced in … October 24, 2014
Happy 20th birthday FRA Terminal 2

Happy 20th birthday FRA Terminal 2

In the early morning hours of October 24, 1994, the first flight arrived at Frankfurt Airport’s sparkling new Terminal 2: a Cathay Pacific B747-400 jumbo from Hong Kong, carrying 350 passengers and 22 crew members on board. During the past two decades, … October 23, 2014
Grand Parc du Puy du Fou - a history of sustainability

Grand Parc du Puy du Fou - a history of sustainability

LOS ANGELES, California - Attracting more than 1.5 million visitors per year, Puy du Fou is an historical theme park in Les Epesses located in the Vendée region of Western France. The park is divided into five separate village attractions with shows … October 23, 2014
Seychelles to re-tweak its marketing approach to stimulate growth

Seychelles to re-tweak its marketing approach to stimulate growth

Today, the new ethos of a marketing destination is prone to aggressive strategies allowing brands to solidify their images. It is apparently no secret that a huge marketing budget is the tool to keeping up with aggressive marketing and promotion splurges. … October 23, 2014
More than 200 new exhibitors reveal WTM’s vibrant variety

More than 200 new exhibitors reveal WTM’s vibrant variety

Tourist boards, luxury operators, emerging destinations and technology specialists from a wide range of sectors and countries are among the 213 new exhibitors confirmed for World Travel Market 2014, the leading global event for the industry.

Almost … October 23, 2014
Reunion Island Tourism welcomes agents from China, France & Switzerland

Reunion Island Tourism welcomes agents from China, France & Switzerland

Vanilla Islands Organization founder member, Reunion Island, continues to promote the French Indian Ocean island through regular fam trips for travel agents and tour operators from key source markets, and the most recent arrivals came from China, France, … October 23, 2014
Virtual tour of UK/Ireland region to be event’s industry first

Virtual tour of UK/Ireland region to be event’s industry first

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has linked up with US-based VPiX to produce an interactive 360-degree tour of the UK and Ireland region which will be used to drive engagement between visitors and exhibitors after … October 23, 2014




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