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Cape Town joins the world in noting World Responsible Tourism Day

Cape Town joins the world in noting World Responsible Tourism Day

The travel industry looks to the World Travel Market (WTM) event today to lead on this year’s World Responsible Tourism Day (November 7) through a wealth of debates and presentations on conscious tourism practice, as well as the awarding of the 2012 … November 8, 2012
WTTC: travel and tourism still robust despite uncertain global economic picture

WTTC: travel and tourism still robust despite uncertain global economic picture

Growth in the global travel and tourism industry in 2012 will be broadly in line with expectations set at the beginning of the year. In an update of forecasts made at the beginning of the year, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) predicts growth … November 2, 2012
SKAL International establishes its first chapter in the People’s Republic of China in 78 years

SKAL International establishes its first chapter in the People’s Republic of China in 78 years

The first SKAL Club to be established in mainland China has been officially approved by the Chinese government authorities. SKAL International Beijing has been officially formed with both Chinese and non-Chinese nationals as individual members. It … July 10, 2012
IMEX America 2012 – new developments to enhance trade show experience

IMEX America 2012 – new developments to enhance trade show experience

Having conducted extensive surveys and one-to-one feedback among both hosted buyers and buyer-attendees following the inaugural IMEX America last fall, the IMEX Group is now set to introduce a range of new services and upgrades to enhance the trade show … June 14, 2012
WTM 2011 breaks through £100m barrier for travel technology deals

WTM 2011 breaks through £100m barrier for travel technology deals

World Travel Market 2011, the leading global event for the travel industry, will generate more than £100 million for its travel technology exhibitors, reveals independent research. Fusion Communications’ analysis of the WTM 2011 travel technology … June 6, 2012
The travel industry’s long-term prospects are good, WTM Vision Conference-Florence delegates told

The travel industry’s long-term prospects are good, WTM Vision Conference-Florence delegates told

The travel and tourism industry’s longer-term prospects are good, delegates were told last week at the World Travel Market (WTM )Vision Conference-Florence. Despite the global financial problems, which continue to impact the industry, Euromonitor … May 23, 2012
WTA reveals Europe nominees for 2012 program

WTA reveals Europe nominees for 2012 program

LONDON, England - World Travel Awards, “the Oscars of the travel industry,” has unveiled the regional nominees for its 2012 program. European organizations in contention include Lufthansa, Air Berlin, Kuoni, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Bulgari … March 15, 2012
Travel and tourism forecast to pass 100 million jobs and US$2 trillion GDP in 2012

Travel and tourism forecast to pass 100 million jobs and US$2 trillion GDP in 2012

Travel and tourism is set for a milestone year as the industry’s direct contribution to the global economy is expected to pass US$2 trillion in GDP and 100 million jobs. According to research by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the global … March 8, 2012
World Travel Awards winners spearhead global recovery

World Travel Awards winners spearhead global recovery

DOHA, Qatar - World Travel Awards (WTA) capped its year-long search for the world’s most successful travel and tourism brands with its glittering Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Doha, Qatar, on January 11, 2012. Organizations including American Express, … January 12, 2012
ITB Berlin 2012 program now online

ITB Berlin 2012 program now online

BERLIN, Germany – As of now, all the expert knowledge at the ITB Berlin Convention 2012 is available at a glance, with visitors merely having to click on www.itb-kongress.com/program for a first look at the program of the three-day convention. As the … January 5, 2012
WTM 2011 experiences 5 percent increase in visitors

WTM 2011 experiences 5 percent increase in visitors

World Travel Market (WTM) 2011, the leading global event for the travel industry, experienced an impressive 5 percent increase in visitors compared to the previous event. More than 28,000 visitors (28,183) attended WTM 2011 compared to 26,908 that … November 19, 2011
EIBTM Association Program strategically aligned to address key industry issues

EIBTM Association Program strategically aligned to address key industry issues

This year’s EIBTM Association Program is focused on issues and objectives highlighted by executives from the industry as key to their learning and development. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the EIBTM Association Program ( www.eibtm.com ) organized … November 1, 2011
ITB Asia 2011 announces Japan as partner country

ITB Asia 2011 announces Japan as partner country

SINGAPORE – Messe Berlin (Singapore), organizer of ITB Asia, "The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market," has announced that Japan will be the partner country for this year’s show held from October 19-21 in Singapore. This partnership is a multi-agency … October 3, 2011
Travel industry heavyweights to gather at ITB Asia 2011 to inaugurate four new conferences

Travel industry heavyweights to gather at ITB Asia 2011 to inaugurate four new conferences

SINGAPORE – Messe Berlin (Singapore), organizer of ITB Asia, "The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market," has announced four new conference sessions added to this year’s show. These include panel discussions on "Loyalty Programs," "Boutique Hotels," … September 22, 2011
South African Tourism to sponsor Meridian Club

South African Tourism to sponsor Meridian Club

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is delighted to confirm South African Tourism as its exclusive partner for Meridian Club, the industry’s only global buyers club. South African Tourism plans to use its sponsorship … September 20, 2011
Europe's travel Oscars revealed

Europe's travel Oscars revealed

ANTALYA, Turkey - The travel brands that have demonstrated greatest strength amid global economic uncertainty have emerged victorious at World Travel Awards 2011 Europe Ceremony, hosted at Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa in Antalya, Turkey, on September … September 2, 2011
Jamaica leads Caribbean tourism recovery

Jamaica leads Caribbean tourism recovery

LONDON, United Kingdom - Jamaica’s role in spearheading the recovery of the Caribbean’s travel and tourism economy is to be acknowledged by World Travel Awards at a VIP ceremony in Montego Bay in October.The awards program, hailed as the "Oscars of … August 15, 2011
Centara celebrates 6 Samui resorts with travel industry discount

Centara celebrates 6 Samui resorts with travel industry discount

Centara Hotels & Resorts is offering members of the travel industry a further 20 percent discount on the special industry rates for stays on any of its 6 Samui properties during August 1-31, 2011. The special rates are part of the Centara Celebrates … July 4, 2011
Dusit Thani Bangkok to host prestigious travel industry Oscars

Dusit Thani Bangkok to host prestigious travel industry Oscars

WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS 2011 Dusit Thani Bangkok, Thailand’s leading luxury five-star hotel, will be hosting the Asia & Australasia awards ceremony for this year’s World Travel Awards (WTA), dubbed as the “Oscars of the Travel Industry,” on September … March 17, 2011
IMEX America due to exceed original forecasts

IMEX America due to exceed original forecasts

Organizers of IMEX America, America's new worldwide exhibition for the meetings, incentive travel and events industry, announced today February 14, 2011 that as a result of the enormous demand from suppliers across the industry they are now confidently … February 15, 2011
Google top of industry buyers’ agenda

Google top of industry buyers’ agenda

Google’s power in the travel sector was the major topic among the technology buyers at the latest World Travel Market (WTM) Meridian Club Think Tank. A dozen of WTM’s Meridian Club buyer members were in attendance, all of whom have responsibility … February 8, 2011
World Travel Awards extends deadline for self nomination

World Travel Awards extends deadline for self nomination

World Travel Awards has announced an extension to the self-nomination deadline due to overwhelming demand. Originally scheduled to close on February 4, the deadline has been extended by a further two weeks to Friday, February 18. This year has seen … February 4, 2011
World Travel Awards taking final call for nominations

World Travel Awards taking final call for nominations

World Travel Awards is issuing a final call for all those organizations aspiring to be recognized as the best in travel in 2011. Organizations looking to be considered for one of these prestigious awards have just one week left to meet the self-nomination … January 31, 2011
Travel industry optimistic for 2011

Travel industry optimistic for 2011

The travel and tourism industry is extremely optimistic 2011 will see it leave the global financial downturn behind, revealed a survey of World Travel Market’s Meridian Club – the industry’s most senior buyers. Almost eight out of ten (78%) Meridian … January 25, 2011
World Travel Market expands WTM Vision Conference into Europe and the Middle East

World Travel Market expands WTM Vision Conference into Europe and the Middle East

World Travel Market (WTM), the premier global event for the travel industry, is expanding its successful WTM Vision Conference into Europe and the Middle East in 2011. WTM Vision Conference has run successfully for the past two years as a mid-year, … December 2, 2010
Sustainable tourism companies scoop awards at WTM

Sustainable tourism companies scoop awards at WTM

LONDON, UK - The Travel Foundation, Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Ocean Fund and Museum for African Art, have all been presented with the 2010 World Tourism Awards today in a ceremony at World Travel Market, the premier global event for the travel industry.The … November 14, 2010
Sports tourism: tough legacy or golden jackpot?

Sports tourism: tough legacy or golden jackpot?

Sports tourism - one of the industry’s fastest-growing sectors - can be an absolute minefield, Fiona Jeffery, chairman of World Travel Market – the premier global event for the travel industry - claimed this week. Although the industry is starting … October 7, 2010
Transat and Beyond Borders join forces to fight child sex tourism

Transat and Beyond Borders join forces to fight child sex tourism

MONTREAL - Transat A.T. Inc., one of the largest integrated tourism companies in the world and Canada's holiday travel leader, and Beyond Borders (Au-delà des frontières), a Canadian organization for the defense of children's rights and the representative … October 4, 2010
World Travel Market 2010 to generate more travel industry business than ever before

World Travel Market 2010 to generate more travel industry business than ever before

World Travel Market (WTM) 2010, the premier global event for the travel industry, is poised to be the catalyst for even more travel industry business deals than ever before, revealed a poll of Meridian Club members - WTM’s senior buyers network. World … September 30, 2010
International forum will focus on impact of travel industry on diplomacy, cultural understanding and prosperity

International forum will focus on impact of travel industry on diplomacy, cultural understanding and prosperity

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Jordan is the venue for the Tourism, Progress and Peace conference set for March 24-26, 2011 at the Dead Sea Spa Hotel. The announcement was made by the co-organizers of the event, TravelTalkMEDIATM founder Sandy Dhuyvetter and International … September 30, 2010
World Travel Market launches UK exhibitors’ e-shop

World Travel Market launches UK exhibitors’ e-shop

World Travel Market (WTM), the premier global event for the travel industry, has teamed up with VisitBritain, the national tourism agency, to launch an online shop to help delegates make the most of their stay in London – selling UK-based WTM exhibitors’ … September 13, 2010
WTM expands Speed Networking program for 2010

WTM expands Speed Networking program for 2010

World Travel Market (WTM), the premier global event for the travel industry, has expanded its Speed Networking program following the success of last year’s inaugural event. Last year’s speed networking session played an important role in business … July 22, 2010
SITA World Tours gives travel industry the green light

SITA World Tours gives travel industry the green light

ENCINO, CA - SITA World Tours is totally committed to operating within the world’s highest environmental standards. Their efforts were recently recognized with the prestigious Green Globe Certification award. The certification reflects new and innovative … July 21, 2010
Global travel industry to experience multi-speed recovery

Global travel industry to experience multi-speed recovery

The global travel and tourism industry will experience a “multi-speed” recovery taking up to a further four years to fully recover to pre-global downturn levels, reveals a report launched today at the World Travel Market (WTM) Vision Conference. Euromonitor … June 16, 2010
Meridian Club Think Tank for senior buyers proves a great success

Meridian Club Think Tank for senior buyers proves a great success

World Travel Market (WTM), the premier global event for the travel industry, last week launched its first executive Think Tank program for senior buyers in its Meridian Club. National and regional tourism boards should pay more attention to sports … June 8, 2010
IT&CMA and CTW 2010 backed by MICE and corporate travel industry demand

IT&CMA and CTW 2010 backed by MICE and corporate travel industry demand

BANGKOK, Thailand - IT&CMA 2010 sees returning exhibitors pledging substantial increase in their participation. National Convention and Exhibition Bureaus such as Thailand, Brunei, Indonesia, Seoul, and Korea have committed to larger floor spaces of 20 … May 26, 2010
Travel industry turns out in force for this year’s MITT exhibition

Travel industry turns out in force for this year’s MITT exhibition

MITT, one of the top five travel exhibitions in the world, welcomed a record number of trade visitors this year, beating last year’s figures by 17 percent. In total, 46,300 unique visitors came to the show, and an official attendance of 79,850 was recorded. … April 28, 2010
Quebec tourism and travel industry says no to Child Sex Tourism

Quebec tourism and travel industry says no to Child Sex Tourism

After an information forum on Child Sex Tourism coordinated by the International Bureau for Children’s Rights (IBCR), Thomas Cook and SkyLink Voyages, agencies from the tourism and travel industry, on December 2, 2009 decided to act by forming a committee. … March 24, 2010
CEOs and MDs of Air Asia X, Abacus, Google Travel and Microsoft to address travel industry in Asia

CEOs and MDs of Air Asia X, Abacus, Google Travel and Microsoft to address travel industry in Asia

Leading senior executives from Air Asia X, Abacus, Google Travel, and Microsoft are set to address Asia’s travel industry and discuss key strategies for the upturn at EyeforTravel’s Travel Distribution Summit Asia http://events.eyefortravel.com/tdasia/ … January 20, 2010
European travel industry cautiously optimistic in the wake of massive losses

European travel industry cautiously optimistic in the wake of massive losses

In the calendar year following the worldwide economic and financial crisis the international travel industry has experienced a serious decline but nonetheless has survived this period in better shape than was expected in the spring of 2009. With eight … December 7, 2009
ITB Berlin Convention 2010: leading think tank of the global travel industry

ITB Berlin Convention 2010: leading think tank of the global travel industry

As the world’s leading travel industry platform, ITB Berlin 2010 takes a first look at a future, which in the long term will be marked by the financial and economic crisis, as well as by structural changes and changing travel behavior. One of the highlights … November 16, 2009
20th TTG Travel Awards 2009

20th TTG Travel Awards 2009

Seventy-six of Asia-Pacific’s finest travel trade organizations were recognized in style at the 20th TTG Travel Awards 2009 Ceremony and Gala Dinner. For the 3rd year running, the awards and gala event was held at Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention … October 8, 2009
Industry leaders and financial experts focus on 2010 at WTM Vision

Industry leaders and financial experts focus on 2010 at WTM Vision

An unprecedented collection of financial experts and senior travel executives will debate the impact the worldwide financial downturn will have on the industry in 2010 in the rebranded WTM Vision – The Global Economic Forum. Industry opinion on the … September 17, 2009
Ten percent rise in World Travel Awards voting registrations

Ten percent rise in World Travel Awards voting registrations

More than 183,000 registrations to vote have been made online since the 2009 voting got underway five months ago, 16,000 more than 2008. The record number is conclusive evidence that World Travel Awards – now in its 16th year – has become the "Oscars" … September 14, 2009
U. Gary Charlwood awarded travel industry's top honor

U. Gary Charlwood awarded travel industry's top honor

Founder of Uniglobe Travel International and franchising legend, U. Gary Charlwood www.ugarycharlwood.com, has been named to the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) Hall of Fame. ASTA www.asta.org, the world’s largest association of travel … September 14, 2009
World Travel Market’s 30 years at the top

World Travel Market’s 30 years at the top

World Travel Market, the premier global event for the travel industry, is this year celebrating its 30th event. Over the past three decades, WTM has established itself as the key business-to-business event for the industry. Here we look back on the … August 20, 2009
New travel club uses .travel domain for industry specific

New travel club uses .travel domain for industry specific "home away from home"

Tom Nutley, one of international travel and tourism’s most experienced, innovative, and respected figures, is poised to break new ground – with the help of .travel, the Internet domain name specifically created for the travel and tourism industry. … August 17, 2009
Travel industry embraces .travel and reaps the benefits

Travel industry embraces .travel and reaps the benefits

More travel industry destinations and businesses are adopting the .travel domain and witnessing its clear benefits. With such key industry players as the Ministry of Tourism of Argentina with www.Argentina.travel http://www.Argentina.travel and the Colombian … August 10, 2009
IMEX 2009 award winners announced

IMEX 2009 award winners announced

IMEX’s choice of industry high achievers and "most admired" colleagues met with rapturous applause last night as a series of Academy Awards, the JMIC Unity Award and the MPI Foundation Student Scholarship Award, were presented to winners at the IMEX … May 28, 2009
No stopping the surge for business at IMEX 2009

No stopping the surge for business at IMEX 2009

A projected 3,700 hosted buyers will join over 8,700 trade visitors to do business with 157 countries and their representative suppliers at IMEX number seven, which opens today at Messe Frankfurt, May 26. An extensive and dynamic IMEX 2009 proves that … May 26, 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
Africa’s time to shine - travel industry

Africa’s time to shine - travel industry "Oscars" return to South Africa

This year, all eyes will be on the World Travel Awards Africa Ceremony in Durban on May 10. Co-located alongside INDABA and in partnership with the ICC Durban and South African Tourism, the leading industry bodies, government representatives, and … March 23, 2009
2009 – the year for positive action

2009 – the year for positive action

As well as addressing the challenges that a deteriorating world economy will bring to the travel and tourism industry, the key message in the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer is that times of crisis often lead to the biggest opportunities. The … March 11, 2009
Hard times ahead for world's travel industry spoiled by success

Hard times ahead for world's travel industry spoiled by success

BERLIN - Hard times lie ahead for the world’s travel industry. According to the ITB World Travel Trends Report, conducted by the consultants IPK International and commissioned by the global travel industry’s leading trade show, “at best, 2009 will … January 9, 2009
Le Meridien Angkor offers exclusive

Le Meridien Angkor offers exclusive "travel industry rate" of US$135++ per room, per night for travel industry employees

SIEM REAP, Cambodia – Le Méridien Angkor is offering an exclusive “Travel Industry Rate” of only US$135++ per room, per night for a Superior room from now until December 31, 2008. For reservations and further information, please e-mail: reservations.angkor@lemeridien.com … November 26, 2008
World Travel Market invites senior travel industry leaders to the WTM Global Economic Forum

World Travel Market invites senior travel industry leaders to the WTM Global Economic Forum

Click on the video link below for a taste of the hard-hitting truths that will be discussed at the WTM Global Economic Forum on Thursday, November 13. Forum chair Peter Hobday (right), former BBC broadcaster and economics journalist and panel speaker … October 8, 2008
Georgia Department of Tourism implements OpenTravel CRM™

Georgia Department of Tourism implements OpenTravel CRM™

(September 16, 2008) – The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) has implemented OpenTravel CRM - CVB Edition™ for its next generation visitor relationship, marketing and automated fulfillment platform. OpenTravel CRM™ is a web-based … September 16, 2008
Starwood’s Chris Austin receives ASTA’s Allied Member of the Year Award

Starwood’s Chris Austin receives ASTA’s Allied Member of the Year Award

ORLANDO, FL (September 8, 2008) - During its annual meeting today, ASTA presented the Allied Member of the Year Award to Chris Austin, vice president of global customer partnerships/leisure and luxury sales for Starwood Hotels Resorts Worldwide, Inc., … September 8, 2008
THETRADESHOW partners with the World Travel Awards

THETRADESHOW partners with the World Travel Awards

ALEXANDIRA, VA - THE TRADESHOW is partnering this year with the World Travel Awards in combined efforts to promote the business of selling travel and bringing industry leaders together. As the top travel trade show in North America, THE TRADESHOW is the … September 3, 2008
Travel leaders to tackle industry issues at ITB Asia Convention

Travel leaders to tackle industry issues at ITB Asia Convention

SINGAPORE (September 2, 2008) – Travel industry leaders from around the world will convene at the ITB Asia Convention in Singapore to face industry issues, which are at their most trying and tumultuous since 2003. The Convention is part of the inaugural … September 2, 2008
ASTA reiterates opposition to abuse of multi-level marketing and card mills

ASTA reiterates opposition to abuse of multi-level marketing and card mills

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Following on the heels of legal actions taken by various states, including California, against a multi-level travel marketing firm (MLMs), ASTA is reiterating its stance regarding MLMs and card mills. Said ASTA president and CEO Cheryl … August 28, 2008
THETRADESHOW announces new legal, industry seminars

THETRADESHOW announces new legal, industry seminars

Alexandria, VA - In today's world, it is increasingly important that travel agency owners and managers be aware of the key industry issues that face them and take advantage of professional development and growth opportunities. For this reason, THE TRADESHOW … August 12, 2008
Chinese online booking explosion hits RMB 18 billion

Chinese online booking explosion hits RMB 18 billion

Technological advancement and changes in consumer behavior have meant that the Chinese travel industry has taken huge economic strides recently. OTA’s, hotels and airlines have all benefited from an increase in online bookings from RMB 442 million in … August 1, 2008
The 5th East Asia International Travel Fair

The 5th East Asia International Travel Fair

The 5th East Asia International Travel Fair (EAITF) Date: October 10-12,2008 Venue: Dalian World Expo Plaza Your gateway to the Chinese market Whether you are an established destination for Chinese travelers or you are interested in into the … July 23, 2008
ITB Asia floor space sold out

ITB Asia floor space sold out

SINGAPORE – Floor space at the inaugural ITB Asia, October 22-24 in Singapore, has been sold out three months ahead of the show. Organizer, Messe Berlin (Singapore), said that any new exhibitor applications will have to join a waiting list and cannot … July 22, 2008
Future-focused and positive – findings of latest IMEX Survey

Future-focused and positive – findings of latest IMEX Survey

Future-focused and positive - findings of latest IMEX Survey Results from the annual IMEX Post Show Survey of buyers and trade visitors show an optimistic and positive meetings industry outlook despite economic uncertainty in some parts of the world. … July 2, 2008
USATravelSpace.com Launches Social Networking Site – for USA Travel Promotion

USATravelSpace.com Launches Social Networking Site – for USA Travel Promotion

USATravelSpace.com(www.usatravelspace.com) today launched the first Social Networking site offering the travel industry a unique and exclusive opportunity to network with suppliers, buyers and users alike. In contrast to other social networking sites … December 19, 2007



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