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Russia's MICE business continues to grow

Russia's MICE business continues to grow

According to Dmitry Smirnov of Events Magazine Russia, the meetings industry in Russia has experienced substantial growth in the last year with the leading 12 specialists recording International MICE business in excess of €.70 million and this figure … November 1, 2011
Seychelles highlights China-Africa Forum as a model for development

Seychelles highlights China-Africa Forum as a model for development

NEW YORK, NY - Seychelles Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Paul Adam, has highlighted the positive role that the China-Africa Forum for Development can play as a "model for development" as part of the ongoing review of the best mechanisms to achieve … September 26, 2010
African leaders discuss raising profile of tourism on economic agenda

African leaders discuss raising profile of tourism on economic agenda

NEW YORK, NY - Ten African tourism leaders gathered at New York University on Wednesday to discuss the need to raise the profile of tourism on Africa’s economic agenda. The event was organized by the Africa Travel Association (ATA) and hosted by New … September 24, 2010
Seychelles delegation arrives in New York for first economic forum

Seychelles delegation arrives in New York for first economic forum

A large Seychelles delegation, headed by the country's Vice President, Mr. Danny Faure, has arrived in New York for the tropical island's first overseas economic forum to be organized. Vice President Faure is accompanied by Ministers Jean Paul Adam and … September 20, 2010
Eighth IMEX Politicians Forum highlights far-reaching rewards of hosting meetings and events

Eighth IMEX Politicians Forum highlights far-reaching rewards of hosting meetings and events

The message repeated more than any other at this year's Politicians Forum at IMEX 2010 in Frankfurt was that meetings are integral to the economic development process. Recognizing events in this way, according to a report on the Forum published today, … September 13, 2010
6th Economic Forum of the Indian Ocean islands states hosted by Seychelles

6th Economic Forum of the Indian Ocean islands states hosted by Seychelles

SEYCHELLES - Seychelles will play host to the 6th edition of the economic forum of the Indian Ocean islands states (Seychelles, Mauritius, La Reunion, Madagascar, Mayotte, and Comores). A concept initiated back in 2005, the main objective is to provide … September 13, 2010
New agreement signed as Seychelles participates in Vietnam-Africa Forum

New agreement signed as Seychelles participates in Vietnam-Africa Forum

HANOI, Vietnam - Seychelles’ participation in the Second International Forum held in Hanoi from August 17 to 19 on the theme "Vietnam-Africa: Cooperation on Sustainable Development" has opened new avenues of concrete cooperation between the two countries … August 22, 2010
Seychelles first international investment forum

Seychelles first international investment forum

In late 2008, Seychelles embarked on a comprehensive reform program with the support of the IMF, World Bank, and the African Development Bank respectively. A little over one year into the reform program, the Seychelles has successfully liberalized … May 27, 2010
IMEX Politicians Forum forges ahead

IMEX Politicians Forum forges ahead

FRANKFURT, Germany - Twenty-nine politicians, together with 65 meetings industry leaders and keynote speakers, met yesterday to analyze and debate the full economic value of the global meetings industry at the annual IMEX Politicians Forum. The forum’s … May 26, 2010
IMEX Politicians Forum forges ahead

IMEX Politicians Forum forges ahead

FRANKFURT, Germany - Twenty-nine politicians, together with 65 meetings industry leaders and keynote speakers, met yesterday to analyze and debate the full economic value of the global meetings industry at the annual IMEX Politicians Forum. The forum’s … May 26, 2010
UNWTO: Mayors Forum goes further down the Silk Road

UNWTO: Mayors Forum goes further down the Silk Road

SHIRAZ, Iran - Hosted by the Municipality of Shiraz and the Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization, the 5th Silk Road Mayors Forum closed on May 20 with agreement on the Shiraz Declaration. “We see the Silk Road as one of the … May 25, 2010
Africa gears up for air service development forum

Africa gears up for air service development forum

As the start of Routes Africa comes into sight, the region’s air service industry is gearing up for the fifth annual route development networking forum, this year hosted by Sikhuphe International Airport in Swaziland from the May 30–June 1. Airline … May 6, 2010
UNWTO and Andorra to partner on major Global Tourism Forum in 2011

UNWTO and Andorra to partner on major Global Tourism Forum in 2011

UNWTO and the government of the principality of Andorra have agreed to organize a leading global tourism forum during the first quarter of 2011. The announcement was made jointly by UNWTO secretary-general, Taleb Rifai, and the minister of economy … April 14, 2010
Meetings and incentive professionals from around the world prepare for Moscow International MICE Forum on March 16

Meetings and incentive professionals from around the world prepare for Moscow International MICE Forum on March 16

A total of 85 companies representing 43 countries have registered to participate at the 6th Moscow International MICE Forum on March 16. Registrations from Russian MICE specialists and corporate buyers are higher than last year, and all signals indicate … March 2, 2010
HRH Crown Prince officiates launch of ASEAN Tourism Forum 2010

HRH Crown Prince officiates launch of ASEAN Tourism Forum 2010

Tonight, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, Brunei Darussalam, launched the 29th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) at the Grand Hall, Empire Hotel and Country Club.His Royal … January 26, 2010
Canada International Bureau for Children’s Rights launches important forum

Canada International Bureau for Children’s Rights launches important forum

The International Bureau for Children’s Rights launched a forum entitled “The Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism” co-organized with Thomas Cook and SkyLink Voyages at the offices of Tours Chanteclerc in the … January 6, 2010
ATF 2010 TRAVEX sold out

ATF 2010 TRAVEX sold out

The 29th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), the region’s foremost tourism and travel event, to be hosted by member-nation, Brunei Darussalam, in Bandar Seri Begawan, from January 21-28, 2010, has registered overwhelming response. All 373 exhibiting booths at … December 16, 2009
5th Exceltur tourism leadership forum presented as prime opportunity to debate new keys for tourism's future

5th Exceltur tourism leadership forum presented as prime opportunity to debate new keys for tourism's future

Taleb Rifai, secretary-general of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and Sebastián Escarrer, chairman of Exceltur and vice president of Sol Meliá, presented today in Madrid the fifth edition of the EXCELTUR Tourism Leadership Forum, which the two … December 3, 2009
Generation Y - the future of the meetings industry at EIBTM

Generation Y - the future of the meetings industry at EIBTM

One of the hot issues to be tackled at this year’s EIBTM - www.eibtm.com - is the growing importance within the industry of Generation Y. The three-day event in Barcelona, December 1-3, 2009, is dedicating sessions within its professional education … September 23, 2009
Europe's largest route development forum to be held in Prague

Europe's largest route development forum to be held in Prague

This weekend (May 17-19), Routes will hold the region’s biggest networking event for the air transport industry at the Hilton in Prague, Czech Republic. The 4th Routes Europe will bring together key decision makers involved in route development, from … May 15, 2009
PolyU successfully hosted the Third International Forum on China Hotel Brand Development

PolyU successfully hosted the Third International Forum on China Hotel Brand Development

Co-hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the Jiangsu Provincial Tourism Bureau, and co-organized by PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM), the Jinling Hotels and Resorts Corporation, and the Nanjing Municipal Tourism … May 11, 2009
PolyU contributes to reviving tourism in Sichuan

PolyU contributes to reviving tourism in Sichuan

In memorial of the 5/12 Wenchuan earthquake, the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and the Sichuan Tourism Administration (STA) will jointly … May 8, 2009
Russian MICE sector shows remarkable resilience to current economic situation

Russian MICE sector shows remarkable resilience to current economic situation

MOSCOW, Russia - The Moscow International MICE Forum attracted a record number of both participants and registered visitors. With 103 international MICE suppliers covering 49 countries, the event was truly international and, therefore, of great interest … April 14, 2009
PolyU to host International Forum on China Hotel Brand Development

PolyU to host International Forum on China Hotel Brand Development

Co-organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the Jiangsu Provincial Tourism Bureau, and co-hosted by PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) and Jinling Hotels and Resorts Corporation, the 3rd International Forum on … March 17, 2009
Saudi Events Industry Forum on Saturday

Saudi Events Industry Forum on Saturday

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities is organizing the Saudi Events Industry Forum (SEIF) in the Saudi Capital, on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at the Intercontinental Hotel, King Faisal Hall. Mr. Hamad Al-Sheikh, head of the SCTA's tourism … March 10, 2009
MICE professionals from around the world preparing for Moscow International MICE Forum on March 17

MICE professionals from around the world preparing for Moscow International MICE Forum on March 17

A total of 98 companies representing 36 countries have registered to participate at the 5th Moscow International MICE Forum on March 17. Registrations from Russian MICE specialists and corporate buyers are 17 percent higher than last year, and all signals … February 26, 2009
PolyU hosted the fifth China Tourism Forum

PolyU hosted the fifth China Tourism Forum

Co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), and Tourism College of Huangshan University, the Fifth China Tourism Forum took place in picturesque … December 23, 2008
TourismROI joins forces with IHIF

TourismROI joins forces with IHIF

NEW YORK, NY and London, UK - TourismROI, LLC announced today that it has been selected as the Official Destination Sponsor for the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) 2009 to be held in Berlin, Germany on March 9-11, 2009. According to the parties … December 17, 2008
PolyU to host Fifth China Tourism Forum

PolyU to host Fifth China Tourism Forum

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), and Tourism College Huangshan University will co-organize the Fifth China Tourism Forum in Huangshan, Anhui Province, … December 1, 2008
President of Skal International at World Travel Market, London

President of Skal International at World Travel Market, London

The President of Skål International, Hulya Aslantas, attended the traditional Skål luncheon held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, during the World Travel Market London held this month. Representatives from 30 Skål Clubs worldwide were in attendance. The … November 26, 2008
Industry praise for PATA's inaugural Tourism Strategy Forum

Industry praise for PATA's inaugural Tourism Strategy Forum

BANGKOK - The two-day PATA Tourism Strategy Forum hosted by the Kunming Municipal People's Government and the Yunnan Provincial Tourism Administration has received wide-ranging praise from delegates and speakers. The forum, titled 'Applying tourism … November 5, 2008
Research key to travel industry tie-ups

Research key to travel industry tie-ups

Research is a key driver to improved partnerships between all stakeholders in the travel and tourism industry including, amongst others, airlines, hotels, tour operators, and national tourism authorities. That's the view that PATA's Strategic Intelligence … October 31, 2008
WTM-ChinaContact forum on China's tourism industry

WTM-ChinaContact forum on China's tourism industry

LONDON, UK - Chinese tourism, both inbound and outbound, has been growing steadily for over 10 years and has overcome many challenges. This year has been particularly hard for the travel trade even before the credit-crunch. In each of the last two years, … October 29, 2008
Exploring the effects of the global economy on the future of the travel industry

Exploring the effects of the global economy on the future of the travel industry

The future of the global economy is a significant topic for debate and discussion at World Travel Market 2008 (WTM). Thursday, November 13 will play host to the WTM Global Economic Forum providing senior travel and tourism executives with an in-depth … September 17, 2008



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