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Industry leaders welcomed to Travel Tech Show at WTM 2014

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Following the success of the Travel Tech Show at WTM last year, the Travel Tech Show at WTM 2014 will be an impressive 20 per cent bigger than last year’s inaugural event, seeing it retain its position as the largest dedicated travel technology event in the UK. Anna Chomse, industry head at Google Travel and Andrew Jones, head of search account management at Yahoo! will both offer valuable knowledge to keep the industry up to date; delving into the right tactics to increase search engine optimisation. → Read More

Africa & Indian Ocean winners revealed at World Travel Awards

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Kenya Tourism Board has successfully defended its title as Africa’s Leading Tourist Board as World Travel Awards winners in Africa & Indian Ocean are revealed. The organisation was among the most successful entrants at the 2014 awards, taking the prize for the third consecutive year, while South Africa Airways took the trophy for Africa’s Leading Airline. → Read More

Frasers Hospitality takes top titles at the World Travel Awards

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Frasers Hospitality, a world leader in premium serviced apartments and hotel residences, has taken the title of Europe’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand at the World Travel Awards. The trophy was one of the nine coveted titles it recently swept at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony, this year hosted in Greece. → Read More

World Golf Awards voting deadline nears

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Nominees at the World Golf Awards, the only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in the golf hospitality industry, are entering the final straight as the deadline for voting approaches. World Golf Awards 2014 will take place at the Conrad Algarve, Portugal, from November 13th-16th. Voting for the event closes on October 2nd, with World Golf Awards urging supporters to make their voices heard. → Read More

Keynote speakers revealed for WTTC Americas Summit 2014

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Leading economist Hernando de Soto and chef Gaston Acurio have been confirmed as two of the keynote speakers at the World Travel & Tourism Council 2014 Americas Summit. Over the course of a day and a half, through a series of keynotes, panel sessions and interviews, tourism leaders and government ministers from across South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and North America are coming together with top executives from the public and private sectors, NGOs, and opinion-formers from academia and the media to discuss the most pressing questions facing the industry. → Read More

Family centric travel selected as theme for Arabian Travel Market 2015

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Family centric travel, which accounted for more than 12.5 per cent of the $1.07 trillion global tourism market, has been selected as the official show theme for Arabian Travel Market 2015. The event will take place at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 4th-7th 2015. → Read More

AHIF places spotlight on hotel shortages in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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The increasing rate of inbound tourist arrivals and planned events/conferences is widening an already huge gap between demand for international-standard hotels and supply of accommodation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. A search on TripAdvisor reveals just two international-class, five star hotels in the city, the Sheraton and the Radisson Blu - and anecdotes about delegates attending meetings at the Africa Union’s headquarters having to travel up to 60 miles to find a bed for the night are not unknown. → Read More

Kreeger to tell WTM about plans to pilot Virgin Atlantic

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Virgin Atlantic boss Craig Kreeger will tell delegates at World Travel Market about plans for the airline’s future, as it celebrates 30 years in the business. Founded by Sir Richard Branson in 1984, the transatlantic carrier now has a fleet of 40 long-haul aircraft, flying six million passengers a year all over the world. → Read More

Breaking Travel News investigates: A Greek odyssey at Divani Apollon Palace & Spa

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Video: Breaking Travel News, this time in Greece for the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony, visits the Divani Apollon Palace & Spa on the Athens Riviera. Presenter Phil Blizzard takes a look at the facilities of this award winning hotel with its waterfront location, world-class spa and convenient access to the city. → Read More

Red Sea Jazz Festival welcomes thousands to Eilat

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The 28th annual Red Sea International Jazz Festival has attracted more than 10,000 visitors to watch top jazz artists perform and take part in jam sessions in Israel’s most popular tourism resort in Eilat. Despite continued political unrest in the region, this year’s festival took place from August 24th-27th 2014 and featured a performance by Kojo – the world’s youngest professional drummer at ten years old. → Read More

Keith Wood to discuss Rugby World Cup 2015 at WTM

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Following another dramatic summer of sport around the world, World Travel Market 2014 – the leading global event for the travel industry – will be assessing the relationship between sporting events and the travel industry during its sport tourism programme. A number of high-calibre sports tourism professionals will be at WTM to give their views and assessments about the potential for destinations to capitalise on high-profile forthcoming sport events. → Read More

WTTC launches annual Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

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The tourism industry needs to put sustainability at the forefront of everything it does and businesses need to lead by example. That is the message from World Travel & Tourism Council president David Scowsill, who is asking leading sustainable tourism businesses to play their part in ensuring that the industry’s ethics are raised to the highest order. → Read More

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