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International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2019 Kicks Off

The International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2019 (KLEFF 2019) was successfully launched at Taman Tugu on Sept 13th to celebrate the 12th installation of the film festival with the theme “Climate Action…Now!”.   This year’s theme will explore the stories of people …

STB introduces global incentive program to enhance MICE tourism

Today, the In Singapore Incentives & Rewards (INSPIRE), an incentive programme was introduced. It was initiated by the Singapore Tourism Board to draw possible visitors from the global Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) sector. In joint venture with 29 …

2021, World Routes to return to Las Vegas

After a tough selection process, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport have grabbed the bid for World Routes 2021. Beforehand, in 2013, Las Vegas hosted World Routes and Routes Americas in 2017. …

WTM London and Travel Forward 2019 poised to be most successful event

WTM London 2019, which takes place between Monday 4 – Wednesday 6 November, is poised to be the most successful event yet with more Ideas Arriving at WTM London than ever before. This year, WTM London turns 40 and 50,000 …

In Mountaineer Country Region, tourism is rising

The Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau took pleasure in a very good 2018 and is all prepared to make this year a record breaking one as well.   In Monongalia and Preston Counties the 2018 Annual Report shows that …

  • Vietnam and Cambodia travel heads speak about boosting tourism

    Published on : Thursday, August 31, 2017

    Vietnamese and Cambodian tourism officials met in Phnon Penh to speak about enhancing tourism between the two countries.     Vietnam’s General Department of Tourism, under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism met with officials from with Cambodia’s Ministry …

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  • Florida International University plans conference centre, hotel

    Published on : Thursday, August 31, 2017

    Florida International University is planning to develop a $59 million hotel and conference center, hopeful of luring an increased number of out-of-town tourists, conventions and researchers.   The construction is scheduled to commence in March.   It would take place …

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  • Guam to borrow $52 million to upgrade, expand tourism

    Published on : Thursday, August 31, 2017

    Guam Visitors Bureau board vice chairman Monte Mesa informed that a proposal to borrow about $52 million to upgrade visitor facilities as well as expand the tourism experience is in the process.   Mesa mentioned the tourism redevelopment plan during …

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  • 3-day 41st Annual World Tourism Conference hosted in Kigali

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Although Africa is blessed with tourist attractions, insecurity remains one of the biggest concerns in its tourism earning. On the inaugural day of the 3-day 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi – Secretary-General of …

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  • Tyrol is the best destination for business meet in Austria

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Tyrol, specifically noted as the federal state in the western part of Austria is now a top congress destination.     Here the convention centers like Convention Bureau Tyrol (CBT), Alpbach, Kitzbühel and Mayrhofen are leading accommodations offering the business …

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  • MakeMyTrip offers My Business for small business operators

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Online travel company, MakeMy Trip, has announced the launch of a new service known as “My Business”, to bring the new offers for the growing small and medium-sized enterprises’ for the corporate travel business.     The main objective of …

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  • The first half of 2017 saw over 18 Million of international arrival at Africa

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Today, Euromonitor International, a market research company brought to the forefront the major travel and tourism trends of Africa at the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda.   In the first half of this year, overseas arrivals increased …

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  • Adelaide Convention Centre set to be an instant icon

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    South Australia’s visitor economy will receive a significant boost following tonight’s opening of the redeveloped Adelaide Convention Centre, the Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) said today. TTF Chief Executive, Margy Osmond, said the nine-year, $397 million East Building redevelopment …

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  • India-Israel corporate travel continues to rise

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    The number of corporate tourists travelling between India and Israel has been ascending up steadily, as per Hassan Madah who is the Director, Israel Ministry of Tourism.   While addressing a press conference here he mentioned that there has been …

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  • New Zealand Cruise Association Conference will host in 2018

    Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    New Zealand Cruise Association Conference will be held in Marlborough in 2018 to promote the destinations of New Zealand and will have a discussion on the business travel and to grow this place as a tourism destination.     It …

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  • Africa Travel Association set to pull American tourists to Africa

    Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    Africa Travel Association is trying to attract Americans to their country, which is focused on the latest meeting in Rwanda’s capital of Kigali.     The world tourism and travel industry leaders gathered to discuss, deliberate, and look for strategies …

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  • St. Petersburg hosts Latin American travel conference for the first time

    Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    La Cita de las Americas conference is coming to the city of St. Petersburg for the first time where more than 450 operators will from Latin, Central and South America will join the event.     Travel professionals, majorly from …

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  • Travel awards name Abu Dhabi as premium overseas MICE destination

    Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    The prestigious China Travel and Meetings Industry Awards has named Abu Dhabi as the ‘Leading Overseas Luxury MICE Destination’.   The event was hosted in Beijing in China.   The emirate has been nominated alongside more than 40 destinations including …

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  • Sanya hosts 2017 International MICE Sourcing Fair

    Published on : Monday, August 28, 2017

    Sanya hosted the 2017 International MICE Sourcing Fair as well as the 2nd International Island (Sanya) MICE Forum that had kicked off on 24th August here. Sanya is a tropical seaside tourist city located on Hainan Island of China.   …

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  • Corporate Agent Retreat enlighten the development of travel agents skill

    Published on : Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Travel Leaders Network, one of the most trusted travel communities hosted more than two dozen of its Travel Leaders business travel agents for an exclusive Corporate Agent Retreat.     The specialized training in occasion was held at The Westin …

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  • MPI appoints Darren Temple as its new COO

    Published on : Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has named Darren Temple as its brand new chief operations officer (COO).   Previously, Darren Temple had rendered his services as the Chief Business Development Officer of the association who was responsible for generating strategic business …

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  • UGO transfers signs with TravelPort UK

    Published on : Friday, August 25, 2017

    Travelport, UK based travel technology firm has signed off an agreement with Ugo transfers, a service providing the ground transfers.     With this agreement, Ugo transfers can transport its services in over 100 countries with an access of over …

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  • MICE offerings to enhance tourist arrival in Quito

    Published on : Friday, August 25, 2017

    Ecuador’s capital, Quito has seen an increase of about 2.3% in its international tourist arrivals to the destination as compared to the same period in 2016.     Industry officials confirm that this continued growth can be attributed to the …

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  • Colombo plans for ambitious conference centre project to boost MICE tourism

    Published on : Friday, August 25, 2017

    The Tourism and Christian Religious Affairs Ministry of Sri Lanka is now more ambitious about its MICE tourism and has envisioned a new developmental plan for the 2017-2020 year.     The recently released strategic plan speaks about the highest …

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  • Jaymie Bradford Joins San Diego Convention Center Corporation Board of Directors

    Published on : Thursday, August 24, 2017

    San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has appointed Jaymie Bradford to the San Diego Convention Center Corporation Board of Directors, effective Tuesday, August 22, 2017.   Bradford is the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for the San Diego Regional …

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