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Change management, China market at NTA’s Contact

Change management, China market at NTA’s Contact

LEXINGTON, Kentucky - When NTA tour operators attend Contact on Hawai`i, the Big Island, August 15-17, they will look past the warm waters to get the cold facts. “For tour operators to thrive in an industry that’s constantly changing, they need … March 28, 2013
Dresel, Dipert to claim top NTA awards

Dresel, Dipert to claim top NTA awards

LEXINGTON, Kentucky - NTA tour operator members, Ed Dresel and Dan Dipert, are set to receive two of NTA’s highest honors during the Awards Dinner on January 22 in Orlando, Florida. The association’s members will be gathered there for Travel Exchange … January 16, 2013
Maldives local travel agents honors the country’s first Travel and Tourism Awards

Maldives local travel agents honors the country’s first Travel and Tourism Awards

MALE, Maldives – The Maldives Association for Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) honored the travel and tourism industry with the first ever Maldives Travel Awards. The grand awarding ceremony was held on September 28, 2012 at Paradise Island … October 2, 2012
Lion World Tours wins Silver Magellan Award

Lion World Tours wins Silver Magellan Award

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada – Lion World Tours ( www.lionworldtours.com ) is very proud to be the recipient of a Silver Magellan Award from Travel Weekly. Presented to travel companies across North America to recognize comprehensive business expertise … September 24, 2012
President of Braztoa of Brazil meets Seychelles Minister of Tourism

President of Braztoa of Brazil meets Seychelles Minister of Tourism

Mr. Marco Ferraz, the President of the Brazilian Association of Tour Operators. met with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, who is in Brazil on a working visit. Mr. Ferraz is the current President of Braztoa, the … August 29, 2012
NTA’s tour operator event heads to Hawaii in 2013

NTA’s tour operator event heads to Hawaii in 2013

SAN DIEGO, California - The Big Island of Hawai’i is the site of next year’s Contact, NTA’s tour operator-exclusive event, slated for August 15-17, 2013. The announcement was made at this year’s Contact by Jim Reddekopp Jr., NTA Board Chairman … August 17, 2012
TTG Events and Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) forge partnership for IT&CM India 2012

TTG Events and Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) forge partnership for IT&CM India 2012

DELHI, India – IT&CM India organizer, TTG Events, and OTOAI have entered into a strategic partnership that is slated to further increase participation at the event by attracting Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) members, bona fide … July 31, 2012
China’s top five tour operators experience Seychelles destination

China’s top five tour operators experience Seychelles destination

China’s top five tour operators are in Seychelles to discover and experience the country’s destination and its products. On Monday, June 25, representatives of China International Travel Service, China Youth Travel Service, UTOURS, CAISSA, and … June 28, 2012
Seychelles delegation satisfied with INDABA 2012 of South Africa

Seychelles delegation satisfied with INDABA 2012 of South Africa

The Seychelles delegation has said that they leave South Africa happy and satisfied with INDABA 2012. The South African Tour Operator partners were eager to see what the Seychelles delegation were proposing for the 2013 season, and new tour operators … May 14, 2012
Dynamic Hispanic market draws attention of tour operators and travel agents

Dynamic Hispanic market draws attention of tour operators and travel agents

PUERTO VALLARTA-RIVIERA NAYARIT, Mexico - In a historic partnership between two visionary travel industry organizations, the NTA-ASTA Hispanic Business Development Task Force met for the first time in conjunction with Tianguis Turistico Mexico and developed … March 26, 2012
Seychelles hotels move to confirm their support for receiving Chinese tourists

Seychelles hotels move to confirm their support for receiving Chinese tourists

Two major Seychelles hotel groups have echoed their desire to work with the Chinese tour operators to receive their clients, and they have between them committed 100 hotel rooms for the next group. The Constance Hotels Group with their Ephelia & … February 20, 2012
Seychelles says thank you to tour operators and press in London

Seychelles says thank you to tour operators and press in London

The main tour operators and press of London have been thanked for their underlying support towards the Seychelles tourism industry and urged to continue to give their support to this tourism island destination as it bids to grow its number of visitors … January 24, 2012
Biggest group of Belgium tour operators become familiar with the Seychelles islands

Biggest group of Belgium tour operators become familiar with the Seychelles islands

A group of 43-leading travel agents from the Belgium-based tour operator of UNICLAM was recently in Seychelles on a five- day educational visit to learn firsthand of the destination. This is the biggest group of Belgium travel agents to have been on … December 9, 2011
Singapore tour operators’ familiarization visit in Seychelles a success

Singapore tour operators’ familiarization visit in Seychelles a success

A group of tour operators from Singapore has successfully completed their familiarization trip in Seychelles and has described the islands as an incredible destination to visit for her culture, nature, and adventure. The four agents travelled to Seychelles, … October 28, 2011
GEM11 grows with new attendees

GEM11 grows with new attendees

GEM11 is the annual members-only event organized by the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) at which tour operator buyers sit down for a series of pre-scheduled meetings with a wide range of suppliers and trade contacts, ranging from hotels and … September 30, 2011
ETOA meets Venice City Council

ETOA meets Venice City Council

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) held a meeting on August 23 with the assessors in charge of tourism and transport in Venice. The main theme of the meeting was to work to improve the lines of communication between the city and the wider … September 7, 2011
NTA’s tour operator-exclusive event heads West in 2012

NTA’s tour operator-exclusive event heads West in 2012

NEWPORT, Rhode Island - San Diego will be the 2012 site of Contact, NTA’s newest North American tour operator event. The dates for Contact ’12, announced at this year’s Contact, are September 25–27, 2012. “We’re thrilled to welcome NTA … August 3, 2011
Seychelles delegation meets South African tour operators as part of Seychelles Investment Forum

Seychelles delegation meets South African tour operators as part of Seychelles Investment Forum

A strong Seychelles delegation attended the Seychelles Investment Forum held between July 20 and 21 in Johannesburg, South Africa, as part of an ongoing drive to raise awareness of the many investment opportunities Seychelles has to offer. Representatives … July 22, 2011
ETOA applauds announcement by Irish Finance Minister on reforms to improve inbound tourism visas

ETOA applauds announcement by Irish Finance Minister on reforms to improve inbound tourism visas

In a statement delivered on Tuesday, May 10, the Irish Finance Minister announced an important reform to the visa requirements for visitors to Ireland. Since last year, the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has been calling for an overhaul … May 12, 2011
ETOA plans series of City Tourism seminars

ETOA plans series of City Tourism seminars

Following ETOA’s recent City Tourism Seminar in Florence, the association is planning to hold further such meetings in other European destinations. The seminars will bring together representatives of the local tourism community such as hotels, guides, … April 8, 2011
UK visa regime deters up to half a million clients a year

UK visa regime deters up to half a million clients a year

At a press conference in London at the Grand Connaught Rooms on March 14 at 11:00 am, the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) will highlight three major problems that affect incoming tourism: tax, visas, and the impact of the Olympic Games. Visas … March 14, 2011
Tour operators report 50 percent decline in inbound business for UK in Olympic year

Tour operators report 50 percent decline in inbound business for UK in Olympic year

At a press conference in London at the Grand Connaught Rooms on March 14 at 11:00 am, the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) will highlight three major problems that affect incoming tourism: tax, visas, and the impact of the Olympic Games. CURRENT … March 14, 2011
Punitive tax regime causes long-term damage to inbound tourism

Punitive tax regime causes long-term damage to inbound tourism

At a press conference in London at the Grand Connaught Rooms on March 14 at 11:00 am, the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) will highlight three major problems that affect incoming tourism: tax, visas, and the impact of the Olympic Games. If … March 14, 2011
Vanilla Islands group held breakfast with German tour operators during ITB

Vanilla Islands group held breakfast with German tour operators during ITB

Dr. Karl Mootoosamy, the Director of the MTPA (Mauritius); Mr. Pascal Viroleau, Director of the IRT (La Reunion); Mr. Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board (Seychelles); and Mr. Joel Randriamandranto, President of the Tourist Office of Madagascar … March 14, 2011
NTA members report strong finish for year, forecast continued growth

NTA members report strong finish for year, forecast continued growth

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, USA - NTA members recently completed the association’s Fourth Quarter 2010 Economic Snapshot Survey ( www.ntaonline.com/includes/media/docs/Fourth-Quarter-2010-Economic-Snapshot-Results-2.9.11.pdf ). Along with a positive outlook … February 21, 2011
SCTA launches tourism packages in cooperation with tour operators

SCTA launches tourism packages in cooperation with tour operators

During this summer, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), in cooperation with tour organizing companies, is presenting a variety of tour packages to different provinces and cities in the Kingdom. The tour packages are aimed at attracting … July 21, 2010
Volcanic Cash

Volcanic Cash

It was hoped that the closure of European airspace in mid-April was a one-off event, but renewed activity by the volcano has led to a sporadic pattern of airspace closures all over Europe. This causes major problems and current legislation leaves the … May 13, 2010
New group tourism charter is widely welcomed

New group tourism charter is widely welcomed

The launch of the European Tour Operators Association’s (ETOA) Charter for Successful Tourism in conjunction with European Cities Marketing (ECM) and the International Road Transport Union (IRU) was warmly welcomed by the tourism industry and government … May 11, 2010
European Tour Operators Association bids final farewell to John Boon

European Tour Operators Association bids final farewell to John Boon

John Boon was a vibrant product of an era when inbound tourism, and inbound group tourism in particular, dominated tourism. He was one of the major forces in that industry. Like so many who later become prominent in travel, John started his career … April 26, 2010
Seychelles Tourism Board moves on India

Seychelles Tourism Board moves on India

The Seychelles Tourism Board director of tourism marketing, Alain St. Ange, accompanied by the board's tourism director for Asia and Australasia, Mrs. Myrna Michel, are joining Mr. Dick Esparon, the Seychelles high commissioner in India, for a series … April 2, 2010
UFTAA elects new board

UFTAA elects new board

The United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations (UFTAA) held its annual elections for its board of directors on November 21. Mr. William Tan, president of NATAS in Singapore, was re-elected to head the federation as its president. Mr. Mario Bevacqua … December 6, 2009
Olympics is a tourism problem

Olympics is a tourism problem

One of the benefits claimed for the Olympic Games is a boost in tourism to the host city. This boost, according to data obtained by the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA), is wholly illusory. Indeed there are indications that the impact of the … November 4, 2009
ETOA announces campaign on tax reform

ETOA announces campaign on tax reform

On January 1, a series of new measures on the indirect taxation of travel services are coming into force throughout Europe. In the Republic of Ireland the margin on tourism services are to be taxed for the first time. In the UK, companies who sell to … September 24, 2009

More tour operators support 2-for-1 deals to Sri Lanka

LONDON - More than 30 of the UK's top tour operators have now signed up to promote the new 2-for-1 holiday deals to Sri Lanka. The promotion was launched by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau in the UK with airline partners, SriLankan Airlines … April 15, 2009



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