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UNWTO advocates a global approach on tourism, aviation and climate change

UNWTO advocates a global approach on tourism, aviation and climate change

Tourism is estimated to be responsible for about 5 percent of global carbon emissions. Air passenger transport is the major, and a growing, contributor to global greenhouse gases (GHGs) generated by visitors, with an estimated 2 percent of tourism’s … September 24, 2010
Green Globe launches updated sustainability standard

Green Globe launches updated sustainability standard

LOS ANGELES, CA - Green Globe Certification has today launched its latest update to the Green Globe Standard for sustainable operation and management. The Green Globe International Advisory Group, which brings together the knowledge of travel and tourism … August 17, 2010
VIOAS - a new magazine that will cover the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea

VIOAS - a new magazine that will cover the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea

The "Voice of the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea - VIOAS" is the title of a new bi-monthly magazine, which the Seychelles former President James R. Mancham has announced he is launching effective August of this year with the support and collaboration … May 18, 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
Las Vegas to host the 11th Global Travel and Tourism Summit in 2011

Las Vegas to host the 11th Global Travel and Tourism Summit in 2011

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced that the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) will host next year’s Global Travel & Tourism Summit in Las Vegas. “The support from members for Las Vegas has been overwhelming,” … April 13, 2010
Global exhibition industry develops the way forward from Bahrain platform

Global exhibition industry develops the way forward from Bahrain platform

As more than 80 members of UFI met to professionally ensure continued quality and effectiveness of exhibitions in the region, Bahrain had the opportunity to showcase its own expertise and hospitality to some of the region’s most experienced event organizers. … March 31, 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
Cape Town Tourism and World Wildlife Fund join hands for Earth Hour

Cape Town Tourism and World Wildlife Fund join hands for Earth Hour

Cape Town Tourism, in partnership with the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and the FBI (Fun Ball Initiative), are hosting a glow-in-the-dark Beach Soccer Tournament at Muizenberg Beach from 1400 hours on Saturday, March 27, as part of the FBI’s Beach Sport … March 17, 2010
ITB Berlin expands role as global market leader

ITB Berlin expands role as global market leader

Worldwide, ITB Berlin is the only travel trade show that continues to expand in the international marketplace, with the 44th edition of ITB Berlin emphatically confirming its leading role. A slight rise in exhibitor attendance and stable trade visitor … March 15, 2010
Tourism's contribution to the global agenda - UNWTO address to the T20 ministers of tourism

Tourism's contribution to the global agenda - UNWTO address to the T20 ministers of tourism

“Global challenges, such as the recent economic crisis and the climate imperatives, can only be addressed in a global cooperative manner and in fora such as the UN or the G-20,” said UNWTO secretary-general, Taleb Rifai, in his opening remarks at … February 23, 2010
Mainstreaming the tourism industry in the global economic agenda

Mainstreaming the tourism industry in the global economic agenda

The Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of South Africa, with the support of UNWTO, will host a Tourism Ministers' Meeting (T20) under the theme "Travel and tourism: stimuli for the global economy" from February 22-24, 2010 in Johannesburg. Tourism … February 9, 2010
UNWTO activities at FITUR 2010

UNWTO activities at FITUR 2010

UNWTO activities will build around the challenges for global tourism in the current economic situation, without losing sight of long-term sustainability commitments outlined in the UNWTO Roadmap for Recovery. FITUR 2010 also sets the stage for two innovative … January 14, 2010
IMEX Politicians’ Forum demonstrates power of meetings to stimulate economic growth

IMEX Politicians’ Forum demonstrates power of meetings to stimulate economic growth

With financial constraints on the minds of meetings industry pundits and politicians alike, the burning topic at the seventh IMEX Politicians' Forum was the role meetings play in stimulating economic recovery. But the meetings professionals also understood … July 30, 2009
OLE! TRAVEL goes global

OLE! TRAVEL goes global

With over twenty years in the business of selling travel, OLE! TRAVEL is well known as a travel seller with a focus of making fantasies become reality. OLE! TRAVEL believes in “leaving it to the experts” as this puts the relaxation back into vacation … July 14, 2009
World Travel Market improves admission policy

World Travel Market improves admission policy

World Travel Market, the premier global event for the travel industry, has improved its existing admission policy. Launched last year, the new admission policy is designed to benefit both exhibitors and visitors. The policy gives exhibitors greater … July 2, 2009
Global reach drives global business – IMEX buyer survey supports record-breaking year

Global reach drives global business – IMEX buyer survey supports record-breaking year

As the seventh IMEX closed on May 28, record attendance figures were already being announced. Over 3,770 hosted buyers visited the global incentive travel, meetings, and events industry exhibition in Frankfurt from a total of 60 countries; as a part of … June 15, 2009
Global summit opening session on swine flu to be broadcast live by satellite

Global summit opening session on swine flu to be broadcast live by satellite

The opening session of the Global Travel & Tourism Summit, being organized by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) in the capital of the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, will be broadcast live by satellite on May 15 at 14:00 local time (18:00 in … May 13, 2009
Kick-starting the recovery of the global economy

Kick-starting the recovery of the global economy

"Transforming Economies" and "Removing Barriers Towards Global Integration through Travel & Tourism" are two of the main themes of the 9th Global Travel and Tourism Summit, which is being organized under the patronage of His Excellency Luiz Inácio Lula … April 30, 2009
IMEX and MPI go global with new partnership and announce new scholarship scheme

IMEX and MPI go global with new partnership and announce new scholarship scheme

After working together successfully to develop a variety of meetings industry joint ventures since 2003, IMEX and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) have entered into a global partnership for the first time. The new agreement expands the remit … April 16, 2009
Placing tourism in global stimulus packages and the green economy

Placing tourism in global stimulus packages and the green economy

LONDON, UK - As a result of the challenges posed by the global economic crisis and the upcoming G20 meeting in London, UNWTO has stressed that tourism and travel can play an integral role in any stimulus package and the shift towards a green economy. … March 30, 2009
EIBTM 2008 – a boom for the global meetings industry

EIBTM 2008 – a boom for the global meetings industry

The official independent ABC audit confirms that EIBTM achieved a total attendance of 8,100 visitors and hosted buyers, a record number, establishing the event as the largest gathering of the global meetings industry that is independently audited. Top … February 20, 2009
12 companies and organizations honored with sustainable tourism accolade

12 companies and organizations honored with sustainable tourism accolade

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced the 12 finalists for the 2009 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. Under WTTC’s stewardship since 2003, the prestigious awards recognize best practices in sustainable tourism in four different categories – … February 14, 2009
Looking for somewhere to go? Go Global!

Looking for somewhere to go? Go Global!

GoGlobal.travel is a dynamic travel organization founded by professionals with hotelier and wholesale travel industry backgrounds. The company operates in markets throughout Europe and the Mediterranean and via strategic sales alliances in North and South … January 6, 2009
Panorama International becomes global sponsor of TourismROI

Panorama International becomes global sponsor of TourismROI

NEWYORK, NY and San Antonio, TX - TourismROI, LLC announced today that Panorama International, a global consulting company specializing in the hospitality industry for the past 40+ years, has become a global sponsor of the TourismROI.com network. Panorama … December 17, 2008
IH&RA announces its global criteria for sustainable development for the hospitality industry

IH&RA announces its global criteria for sustainable development for the hospitality industry

GENEVA, Switzerland – Dr. Ghassan Aidi, president of IH&RA, announced today that on October 6, 2008, the United Nations Foundation founder and chairman Ted Turner joined IH&RA and other organizations, the Rainforest Alliance, the United Nations Environment … December 8, 2008
UNWTO responding to a turbulent economy and changing climate

UNWTO responding to a turbulent economy and changing climate

MADRID - Faced with growing, economic uncertainty, UNWTO is examining how the tourism sector can respond effectively while building new frameworks to adapt to climate change and development imperatives. This will be the focus of the Global Ministers' … November 6, 2008
Strong outlook for IMEX proves success of global expansion strategy

Strong outlook for IMEX proves success of global expansion strategy

Strong demand from intermediaries, especially in the US and Middle East, to bring hosted buyers to IMEX 2009, is the clearest endorsement yet of the success of IMEX's long-term strategy to concentrate on global development as a means of fulfilling the … October 24, 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
Egencia continues to expand its footprint in Europe

Egencia continues to expand its footprint in Europe

Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. Company, deepens global reach through partnership with E-Travel in Ireland & launch in The NetherlandsDublin (Ireland), Venlo (The Netherlands), Paris, London, Munich, Bellevue (Washington) - Egencia™, a full-service travel … July 23, 2008



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