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World Ski Awards voting approaches halfway stage

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The all-important 16 week voting window of the 2015 World Ski Awards - the only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in the global ski tourism industry - is about to reach the halfway stage. Voting will close on the September 25th and with voting numbers across all the international categories already at record levels, the final months of voting will very much determine which destinations, hotels, chalets and ski companies will win the coveted 2015 World Ski Awards – the highest accolades in ski tourism. → Read More

ITB Asia strengthens conference programme with KIT Group deal

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ITB Asia has announced it will continue its partnership with leading conference and association management company, KIT Group, expanding this year’s Association conference programme. A series of sessions entitled ‘East Meetings West will focus on how European and International associations can optimize their activities and relationships within the Asia Pacific region, and include dedicated discussions focusing on key markets such as China and India. → Read More

Hogan emphasises importance of competition in GBTA address

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Etihad Airways president James Hogan emphasised the importance of consumer choice and innovation as the fundamental drivers of competition in the international airline industry. The comments came during a public conversation before an audience of approximately 4,000 attendees at the 2015 Global Business Travel Association Convention in Orlando. → Read More

Airbnb chief Chesky in Nairobi to meet African entrepreneurs

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Airbnb chief executive Brian Chesky will visited GES 2015 to meet with entrepreneurs from around the world and explore the sharing economy’s impact and expansion, particularly on the African continent - which represents a huge opportunity for the company. In the last twelve months alone, Airbnb has more than doubled in size in Africa. → Read More

Etihad inks Thai tourism deal at Expo Milano

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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and The Tourism Authority of Thailand have signed a landmark US$1.25 million agreement to increase tourism to Thailand. Under the new agreement, the Abu Dhabi-based airline and TAT will jointly promote travel to Thailand from priority markets including the United Arab Emirates, UK, Ireland, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, South Africa, Iran and Kuwait. → Read More

Last call to vote ahead of World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2015

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Industry insiders, consumers and stakeholders from across Europe are being urged to cast their ballots ahead of the deadline for votes at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2015. The ceremony will take place at Forte Village, Sardinia, Italy, on September 5th, with voting scheduled to close on July 26th. → Read More

Scotland reveals Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games benefits

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The Scottish economy benefitted to the tune of £740 million during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth, according to an official report. The sporting extravaganza generated £390 million for the city itself, with the remainder spread around the country. → Read More

Monaco Tourism Authority shines during London showcase

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Monaco Tourist Authority has welcomed press, trade partners and friends for an incredible showcase of the best of the destination’s accommodation, attractions and events. Representatives from Fairmont Monte Carlo, Columbus Monte-Carlo, and Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer (Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, and Monte-Carlo Beach) and Kirker Holidays were all on hand at One Horse Guards parade to welcome guests to the event. → Read More

New leadership for Sofitel Dubai Downtown

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Sofitel Dubai Downtown has announced Ammar Hilal has been appointed as general manager of the hotel. Hilal has a rich background in hospitality across the globe – in eight countries on four continents within luxury brands. Prior to joining Sofitel Dubai Downtown, he was hotel manager at the Burj Al Arab for a number of years. → Read More

Mystifly set to land at GBTA Convention 2015

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Mystifly, the leading airline consolidator is set to exhibit at GBTA Convention 2015, the largest business travel conference in Orlando, Florida. Nearly 400 companies including airlines, hotels, travel management companies and technology providers will exhibit their products to 7,000 attendees at the expo from July 27th-29th. → Read More

World Spa Awards issues final call to vote ahead of inaugural Gala Ceremony

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Nominees at the World Spa Awards are entering the final straight as the deadline for voting approaches. The inaugural World Spa Awards Gala Ceremony will take place at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam, on September 14th, and will welcome leading figureheads and decision makers from the global spa industry. Voting for the event closes on July 19th, with just a few days remaining to cast ballots. → Read More

FIFA World Cup boosts tourism in Brazil

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Over the course of 2014 Brazil welcomed 6,429,852 international tourists, boosted primarily by hosting the World Cup. For the first time, the country exceeded the six million mark for foreign entries, with the number of visitors representing a 10.6 per cent increase against 2013 figures. → Read More

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