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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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’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 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 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
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 (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
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 - 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
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 (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
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 (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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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’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
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
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
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
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
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
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: email@example.com … November 26, 2008
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
(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
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
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
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
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
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
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 (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
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 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(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