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Space travel expert to headline PATA conference

Space travel expert to headline PATA conference

BANGKOK, Thailand - Eric Anderson, co-founder and chairman of Space Adventures, will be interviewed on stage by CNN’s Richard Quest, at the keynote session of PATA’s 60th Anniversary and Conference, April 9-12, 2011, at the China World Hotel, Beijing, … March 9, 2011
PATA 60th anniversary and conference is 2011’s must-attend event

PATA 60th anniversary and conference is 2011’s must-attend event

BANGKOK, Thailand - PATA’s 60th Anniversary and Conference promises to be the most exciting event of the 2011 tourism calendar. Marking the return of the PATA Annual Conference, as well as a celebration of six decades of building tourism, it is a must-attend … March 1, 2011
First ever Cargo Conference colocated with World Routes sees over 100 delegates

First ever Cargo Conference colocated with World Routes sees over 100 delegates

VANCOUVER, Canada - Air Cargo Week’s (ACW) Air Cargo Conference, the first ever cargo conference to be colocated with World Routes, proved to be a great success. Over 100 delegates took part in the conference, held on September 19, 2010. This year … September 22, 2010
PRIME conference showcasing Hawaii this week as host site for new business meetings

PRIME conference showcasing Hawaii this week as host site for new business meetings

HONOLULU, HI – The 13th Annual Pacific Rim Incentives & Meetings Exchange (PRIME) takes place this week highlighted by the collaborative effort of Hawaii’s meetings industry to sell the Hawaiian Islands for business meetings, conventions, and incentive … September 21, 2010
The future of tourism in South Africa beyond 2010

The future of tourism in South Africa beyond 2010

The year 2010 represents a golden opportunity for South Africa as a nation to win not just on the football field as host nation of the 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP, but on the global tourism stage. The reality, however, is that the end of the 2010 Games do not … August 26, 2010
South Africa 2010: Still scoring in tourism with TTC Global Conference

South Africa 2010: Still scoring in tourism with TTC Global Conference

Being host nation of a major international event is a massive investment. The 2010 FIFA World Cup staged in South Africa is no exception. The world’s largest sporting event in terms of global fan following and media coverage required unprecedented levels … August 17, 2010
Bit 2011: right on the market’s doorstep

Bit 2011: right on the market’s doorstep

MILAN, Italy – From February 17-20, 2011 the 31st edition of Bit–International Tourism Exchange will be held in Milan, which closed last February on a positive note regarding the future of the sector: over 5,000 exhibitors were present from 130 countries … August 1, 2010
American Tourism Society opens registration for its annual fall conference in Kosovo

American Tourism Society opens registration for its annual fall conference in Kosovo

NEW YORK, NY - The American Tourism Society (ATS) announced today that online registration is now open at www.AmericanTourismSociety.org for its Fall 2010 Annual Conference, which will take place in Kosovo, October 25-29 2010. ETurboNews is a proud media … August 1, 2010
UNWTO strengthening ties with Australia

UNWTO strengthening ties with Australia

The combination of a dynamic private sector and strong political support of tourism has been instrumental in the way Australia has driven tourism as a motor of socio-economic development. This was the message taken by Taleb Rifai on his first visit as … July 13, 2010
Awards and global expansion headline UNIGLOBE Travel International Conference in Barcelona

Awards and global expansion headline UNIGLOBE Travel International Conference in Barcelona

VANCOUVER – UNIGLOBE Travel International has recognized 2009 top performers and announced expansion to new markets at its Global Rendezvous in Barcelona, Spain. In his corporate address to delegates from more than forty countries, UNIGLOBE president … July 1, 2010
A road map to preserve architectural heritage in the Islamic world

A road map to preserve architectural heritage in the Islamic world

The first International Conference for Urban Heritage in the Islamic Countries, which was held in Riyadh during the period from May 23-28, 2010, has concluded its events with a number of recommendations, which were focused on the importance of preservation … June 1, 2010
King Abdullah to patronize the opening of the First International Conference for Urban Heritage today

King Abdullah to patronize the opening of the First International Conference for Urban Heritage today

Under the auspices of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, the First International Conference of Urban Heritage in the Islamic Countries (UHIC) will be launched on Sunday, May 23, at the King Faisal Hall for Conferences … May 23, 2010
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities preparations afoot for the Arabian Travel Market 2010 in Dubai

Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities preparations afoot for the Arabian Travel Market 2010 in Dubai

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), will participate in the events of the 17th session of the Arabian Travel Market 2010 in Dubai. The event will be held at Dubai International Center for … April 25, 2010
UNWTO welcomes European Union commitment to strengthen tourism in its agenda

UNWTO welcomes European Union commitment to strengthen tourism in its agenda

Highlighting the importance of tourism in today’s global and national agendas is still an ongoing challenge. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) welcomes that tourism’s proven contribution to economic growth, job creation, and sustainable … April 15, 2010
Sir Arthur Foulkes keynote speaker at Travel Professionals of Color Conference

Sir Arthur Foulkes keynote speaker at Travel Professionals of Color Conference

Sir Arthur Foulkes, director general of Bahamas Information Services, the government’s news agency, and deputy to the governor general, will offer the opening day keynote address at the 2010 TPOC (Travel Professionals of Color) Conference and Trade … April 7, 2010
Imminent arrival of global participants in Bahrain for UFI conference

Imminent arrival of global participants in Bahrain for UFI conference

Over 80 officials and members of UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, from throughout the world are expected to arrive in Bahrain tomorrow to attend UFI’s fourth annual Open Seminar in the Middle East themed, “Toolbox for Future … March 28, 2010
P&O Cruises managing director and lowcosttravelgroup.com founder to speak at World Travel Market Vision

P&O Cruises managing director and lowcosttravelgroup.com founder to speak at World Travel Market Vision

World Travel Market (WTM), the premier global event for the travel industry, is delighted to announce P&O Cruises managing director Carol Marlow and lowcosttravelgroup.com chief executive Paul Evans are to speak at the WTM Vision Conference. Marlow … March 25, 2010
American Tourism Society and NY Skal hold first joint seminar focusing on meeting and conference opportunities

American Tourism Society and NY Skal hold first joint seminar focusing on meeting and conference opportunities

The highly successful and well attended first joint American Tourism Society (ATS) and New York SKAL seminar focused on meetings and conference opportunities in new, as well as established markets. Welcome and opening remarks were given by David Parry, … February 8, 2010
Corinthia Hotel Prague features its award winning conference facilities

Corinthia Hotel Prague features its award winning conference facilities

The Corinthia Hotel Prague featured its award-winning conference facilities by sponsoring a free-stay drawing at the first American Tourism Society (ATS)/NY Skal joint MICE market seminar, January 28, New York City. Ann Tillman, Hillside Travel, was the … February 6, 2010
UHIC State of Islamic Art

UHIC State of Islamic Art

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has recently made the final touches on the logo of the First International Conference of Urban Heritage in Islamic Countries (UHIC). The basic idea of the logo was derived from "The Arch," which … February 3, 2010
Skal Asia holds first ever green conference in Bangkok

Skal Asia holds first ever green conference in Bangkok

The Skal Asia Mid-term Board Meeting was recently held at the Chaophya Park Hotel, Bangkok, between November 25-30, 2009. A variety of topics were discussed including the upcoming Skål Asian Area Congress in Cebu May 27-30, 2010. This was the first … December 15, 2009
SCTA launches the website of the 1st International Conference on Urban and Architectural Heritage

SCTA launches the website of the 1st International Conference on Urban and Architectural Heritage

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has officially launched the web site of the First International Conference on Urban and Architectural Heritage in Islamic countries (FCUAHIC), which will be held under the patronage of the Custodian … December 8, 2009
Program of Germany’s largest conference on school excursions now available online

Program of Germany’s largest conference on school excursions now available online

ITB Berlin welcomes teaching staff from around Germany to the teachers’ symposium, which takes place from March 11-12, 2010. The program is now available online at www.lehrersymposium.de . The two-day symposium counts as advanced training and is part … December 1, 2009
American Tourism Society to hold historic first-ever tourism conference in Kosovo - world's newest country

American Tourism Society to hold historic first-ever tourism conference in Kosovo - world's newest country

Phil Otterson, president, American Tourism Society (ATS), announced that the ATS Fall 2010 Conference will be held in Pristina, Kosovo’s capital, from October 25-27, 2010. This ATS-organized event In Kosovo, which only gained its independence in February … December 1, 2009
Calling all innkeepers – both working and aspiring

Calling all innkeepers – both working and aspiring

REGISTER FOR THE 2010 "INNCREDIBLE INNKEEPING" TRI-STATE CONFERENCE & EXHIBITORS SHOWCASE The 2010 Tri-State Conference & Exhibitors Showcase, “Inncredible Innkeeping,” is scheduled for January 17-19 at the Historic Conrad-Caldwell House Museum … November 10, 2009
An international urban heritage conference in Riyadh, 2010

An international urban heritage conference in Riyadh, 2010

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will host next April (2010) the First International Conference on Urban and Architectural Heritage in Islamic Countries (FCUAHIC) at the Saudi capital of Riyadh to discuss the role of urban heritage in the cultural, social, … November 1, 2009
China Travel Distribution Summit opens for registration

China Travel Distribution Summit opens for registration

TravelDaily (www.traveldaily.cn), China’s leading online publisher and event organizer with emphasis on trends in the distribution, marketing, and technology of the travel and tourism industries, announced today it will partner with PhoCusWright to … October 4, 2009
International conference to call for information to support tourism enterprises at the regional level

International conference to call for information to support tourism enterprises at the regional level

Understanding the economic contribution of tourism at the regional level is essential for more efficient destination management and the effective positioning of tourism. The 1st International Conference on the Measurement and Economic Analysis of Regional … September 29, 2009
5th UNWTO International Conference on Destination Management

5th UNWTO International Conference on Destination Management

This conference brings together representatives from the National Tourism Administrations, regional and local tourism destinations, the industry, and the academia from different parts of the world. The conference will address the challenge for destination … July 30, 2009
CHI Hotels & Resorts has a continuous focus on health and safety priorities

CHI Hotels & Resorts has a continuous focus on health and safety priorities

Malta-based CHI Hotels & Resorts (CHI) recently held a detailed International Conference on "Health & Safety" at the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in San Anton, Malta for its health and safety officers from all properties worldwide. These included the … July 6, 2009
High-caliber speakers confirmed for WTM Vision Conference

High-caliber speakers confirmed for WTM Vision Conference

World Travel Market, the premier global event for the travel industry, has organized a high-profile speaker line up for its first half-day WTM Vision conference. Well-respected Mail On Sunday Travel editor Frank Barrett will moderate the first session … April 24, 2009
TPOC offers suppliers stimulus rate at conference

TPOC offers suppliers stimulus rate at conference

Don’t be left out! Take advantage of this great opportunity and enjoy a reduced table top rate at the TPOC Trade Show. The TPOC 7th annual conference and trade show will be held at the Adams Mark Buffalo Hotel on May 14 – 17, 2009. Travel and Tourism … April 6, 2009
Moving towards borderless Muslim tourism

Moving towards borderless Muslim tourism

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is pleased to inform members that they are organizing the 3rd International Conference on Muslim Tourism, Hajj and Umrah (InCoMTHU '09), scheduled to be held on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at the … March 26, 2009
World Travel Market expands with first mid-year conference

World Travel Market expands with first mid-year conference

World Travel Market, the premier global event for the travel industry, is expanding its portfolio with the launch of its first mid-year conference. World Travel Market has chosen the year of its 30th anniversary to launch its first mid-year event cementing … March 20, 2009
Job.travel featured at the 3rd annual HR in Hospitality Conference and Expo

Job.travel featured at the 3rd annual HR in Hospitality Conference and Expo

Job.travel, the travel and hospitality industry’s premium employment site, will be featured at the 3rd Annual HR in Hospitality Conference and Expo, March 17-19, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. Designed to be easy to use, Job.travel is a complimentary site … March 10, 2009
.travel featured as speaker and sponsor at CLIA's cruise3sixty

.travel featured as speaker and sponsor at CLIA's cruise3sixty

.travel is set to be a featured speaker and sponsor at CLIA’s cruise3sixty event, taking place April 2-6 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Cruise3sixty is the industry’s “must-attend” cruise conference and the premier event for the Cruise Lines International … March 9, 2009
Gearing up for the Oil & Gas Maintenance and Pipeline Rehabilitation Conference and Exhibition

Gearing up for the Oil & Gas Maintenance and Pipeline Rehabilitation Conference and Exhibition

More than 2,000 of the world's leading oil and gas professionals are expected to attend the Oil & Gas Maintenance and Pipeline Rehabilitation Conference and Exhibition, which is set to open January 19, 2009. The conference program offers a compelling … January 12, 2009
TPOC conference to convene in Buffalo, NY

TPOC conference to convene in Buffalo, NY

The Travel Professionals of Color National Association is moving forward with exciting plans for its 7th annual conference to be held in Buffalo, New York from May 14 – 17, 2009. In view of the present economy, training centered on this year’s theme, … January 6, 2009
Tourism will be a key factor in the global drive out of recession

Tourism will be a key factor in the global drive out of recession

GUILIN, China / MADRID, Spain -­ Tourism is facing increasingly difficult conditions as the global economy deteriorates and Asia and the Pacific, one of fastest-growing tourism regions in the world, is also strongly feeling the impact of the global slowdown. … December 22, 2008

Congrex Group Companies rebrand in 2009

Congrex today have announced their intention to rebrand their Congrex Group companies in 2009. This decision is in line with the single brand strategy which allows Congrex to bring greater clarity to the scope of its services and develop a solid brand … December 18, 2008
Poznan Climate Change Conference: tourism must be part of common climate solutions

Poznan Climate Change Conference: tourism must be part of common climate solutions

POZNAN, Poland / MADRID, Spain - The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland (December 1-12, 2008) http://unfccc.int/meetings/cop_14/items/4481.php ended successfully with a clear commitment from governments to shift into full negotiating … December 17, 2008
PhoCusWright@ITB Berlin – high-level industry gathering of international travel technology experts

PhoCusWright@ITB Berlin – high-level industry gathering of international travel technology experts

BERLIN – Booking in advance can really save money. Trade visitors attending the international ITB Travel Technology Conference PhoCusWright@ITB on March 12, 2009 will receive special rates until January 31, 2009, with an Early Bird ticket costing only … December 9, 2008
Attendance up at World Travel Market 2008

Attendance up at World Travel Market 2008

World Travel Market visitors increased by 12 percent, unaudited figures have revealed. Total participants were an unprecedented 50,246, an increase of 4 percent. Trade delegate attendance went up to 26,498, compared to 23,722 in 2007. There was also … November 25, 2008
International Conference for e-Tourism and e-Marketing slated for December

International Conference for e-Tourism and e-Marketing slated for December

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Euoti Hossam darwish) - The Electronic Union of Travel Industry (EUOTI), together with The Arab Tourism Organization (ATO) and the Co-operation of International Federation of Information Technology and Travel and Tourism (IFITT) … November 13, 2008
Oil & Gas Maintenance Technology / Pipeline Rehabilitation & Maintenance announce preliminary conference program

Oil & Gas Maintenance Technology / Pipeline Rehabilitation & Maintenance announce preliminary conference program

BAHRAIN - The annual Oil & Gas Maintenance Technology / Pipeline Rehabilitation & Maintenance conference and exhibition, hosted by Saudi Aramco and BAPCO, working with the event owner and producer, PennWell, has announced the preliminary conference program … November 12, 2008
Tralliance Corporation and .travel featured at 25th Annual Travel Leisure Conference

Tralliance Corporation and .travel featured at 25th Annual Travel Leisure Conference

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Tralliance Corporation and .travel have been invited as featured participants at the Travel Leisure Conference on November 15-17, 2008. The 25th Annual Travel Leisure Conference is projected to see record turnouts with over eight … November 3, 2008
Bahrain selected as site of inaugural MidEast healthcare IT conference

Bahrain selected as site of inaugural MidEast healthcare IT conference

Healthcare information technology (IT) executives will gather in Bahrain from May 5 - 7, 2009 for the first Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Middle East Conference. HIMSS is the healthcare industry's membership organization … October 27, 2008
New rules on VAT

New rules on VAT

Travel and tourism is the largest sector of the EU economy. Europe’s share of global tourism is declining – bad news for European exports. What’s worse, current EU VAT rules make it more costly for EU-based, tour operators to promote Europe as a … October 24, 2008
Where are the Japanese?

Where are the Japanese?

Japan has been one of the most important origin markets for Europe over the last 30 years. Japanese visitors’ enthusiasm and discriminating taste have influenced the whole of the European service economy. Attractions, hotels, and shops have all been … October 23, 2008
Does being

Does being "green" work for consumers?

Over the last few decades, concern for the environment has soared up the political and business agenda. Today one can find a plethora of companies offering to offset carbon emissions ranging from non-profit organizations to ventures backed by high street … October 15, 2008
POWER-GEN Middle East announces preliminary conference program

POWER-GEN Middle East announces preliminary conference program

POWER-GEN Middle East 2009, the region’s premier conference and exhibition for the power and water industries, has announced the preliminary conference program for the forthcoming event in Bahrain from February 17-19, 2009. An excellent line up of … October 13, 2008
ITB Asia 2008: In Brief

ITB Asia 2008: In Brief

Opening times: Web in Travel (WIT): 21 October from 9.00am to 6.00pm 22 October from 10.15am to 6.15pm ITB Asia Exhibition: 22 October from 10.00am to 6.00pm 23 and 24 October from 11.00am to 6.00pm ITB Asia Convention: 23 and 24 October … October 10, 2008
III international Conference on Tourism and Handcrafts

III international Conference on Tourism and Handcrafts

MADRID/LIMA, Peru (September 25, 2008) - The synergies between tourism and handcrafts must be fully recognized and developed to become economic opportunities for local artisans, tourism competitiveness and promotion of host destinations. Handcrafts, tourism … September 26, 2008
Facing competitiveness with destination management and marketing

Facing competitiveness with destination management and marketing

MADRID/BRODEAUX, France (September 17, 2008) -­ Constantly increasing global tourism competition in tourism has contributed to underscore the increasingly relevant role of destinations. Attractions, resorts, a city or a region are gaining relevance as … September 17, 2008
Loei Rajabhat University at forefront on GMS studies

Loei Rajabhat University at forefront on GMS studies

Already in the third year, Loei Rajabhat University organized an international conference on “Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) University Networks” at its campus in the northernmost part of Northeast Thailand (I-San). Funded by the Commission on Higher … September 2, 2008
Gulu Lalvani invests 1 billion baht to launch Phuket’s exhibition and conference center

Gulu Lalvani invests 1 billion baht to launch Phuket’s exhibition and conference center

PHUKET - Gulu Lalvani, owner of Royal Phuket Marina, turned the Thai Government delay of the building of their convention project and decided to move it forward. He invested over 1 billion baht to drive the completion of the convention center and chose … August 25, 2008
California Travel Industry Association to host “Beyond the Gateways” Conference

California Travel Industry Association to host “Beyond the Gateways” Conference

SACRAMENTO, CA (August, 2008) – The California Travel Industry Association (CalTIA) is hosting the “Beyond the Gateways” conference this September 29 – October 1, 2008 at the Flamingo Resort Hotel in Santa Rosa, California. The conference, which … August 21, 2008
Taipei will host 69th Skal World Congress

Taipei will host 69th Skal World Congress

The 69th Skål World Congress will commence in Taipei, Taiwan on October 12, 2007 with a spectacular Get-together party at the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, which includes the Chiang Kai Shek Museum. The official Opening Ceremony will be held at the … August 12, 2008
IMEX invites conference and convention centers to go wild

IMEX invites conference and convention centers to go wild

New convention and conference centers in emerging destinations are being invited to apply for the 2009 IMEX Wild Card Program for the first time. The amendment to Wild Card rules has been motivated by findings from the IMEX Politicians' Forum, which suggest … August 12, 2008
EyeforTravel hosts Beijing 2008 Olympics special

EyeforTravel hosts Beijing 2008 Olympics special

The continuing fillip to consumer power, reduction in technology costs and easing of entry barriers are some of the global trends paving the way for new business models including ones in online travel distribution. China is no different when it comes … August 12, 2008
Bahrain selected as site of inaugural MidEast healthcare IT conference

Bahrain selected as site of inaugural MidEast healthcare IT conference

MANAMA - Healthcare information technology (IT) executives will gather in Bahrain during the first week of May 2009 for the First Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Middle East Conference. HIMSS is the healthcare industry's … July 31, 2008
Alex Harris, CTC, Honorary Chairman, American Tourism Society participant at the Petra IV Conference of Nobel Laureates in Jordan

Alex Harris, CTC, Honorary Chairman, American Tourism Society participant at the Petra IV Conference of Nobel Laureates in Jordan

July 11, 2008 – NY, New York - Alex Harris, CTC, Honorary Chairman, American Tourism Society (ATS), and Chairman, General Tours, was among the distinguished guests invited to The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to attend the Petra IV Conference of Nobel … July 12, 2008
Homosexual, not homogenous

Homosexual, not homogenous

How to Effectively Target Gay Travel Markets Explored at World Travel Market 2008Lesbian and gay travelers have the same wide demographic segments as the straight traveling population. A retired lesbian couple will have very different expectations about … July 2, 2008
Manchester Returns To Confex

Manchester Returns To Confex

Manchester, the winner of ‘Best UK Destination’ at Confex 2007, is returning to the event with a striking new look. Visit Manchester, the tourist board for Greater Manchester, can be found at stand B439 along with a whole host of entertainment arranged … February 5, 2008
New Conference Website for Manchester

New Conference Website for Manchester

Marketing Manchester has unveiled the latest weapon in its drive to attract more conferences to the city - a new look manchesterconferences.com The website is the result of extensive research into the changing demands of conference planners and represents … October 30, 2007
Davos Declaration

Davos Declaration

CLIMATE CHANGE AND TOURISM RESPONDING TO GLOBAL CHALLENGES. The 2nd International Conference on Climate Change and Tourism "urges action by the entire tourism sector to face climate change as one of the greatest challenges to sustainable development, … October 3, 2007



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