TRAVEL ASSOCIATION NEWS

  • Lieb Management partners with Hills Balfour to Represent Brand USA’s interests

    Published on : Monday, January 29, 2018

    Brand USA, the destination marketing organisation for the United States, has appointed travel representation and PR consultancy Hills Balfour to act as its agency of record across Europe. Following an in-depth review process initiated by Brand USA in September 2017, …

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  • Chicago had a record 55 million visitors in 2017

    Published on : Saturday, January 27, 2018

    Visitors to Chicago in 2017 reached 55.2 million announced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Choose Chicago setting a new record with 2.5 per cent increase over the previous year.     The mayor’s ambitious goal of 55 million visitors annually …

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  • African States to launch the Single African Air Transport Market on 28 January 2018

    Published on : Friday, January 26, 2018

    Nairobi, Republic of Kenya, 26 January 2018: The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) would like to inform all stakeholders that 23 African States will launch the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) at the side-lines of the 30th Ordinary Session of the …

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  • Khon Kaen, Thailand to host PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018

    Published on : Friday, January 26, 2018

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce that the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 (PDMF 2018) will be held in Khon Kaen, Thailand from November 28-30.   The event, formerly known as the PATA New Tourism Frontiers …

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  • NTA Names Fort Worth as 2019 Convention Site

    Published on : Friday, January 26, 2018

    The National Tour Association will return to Texas in 2019 to hold its annual convention, Travel Exchange. NTA recently completed a successful 2017 convention in San Antonio, Texas, where tour operators, destination representatives and tour suppliers from across the United …

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  • UK’s travel trade associations seek reduced charges on card payments

    Published on : Thursday, January 25, 2018

    The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has submitted a letter to the Treasury seeking urgent assessment of the card payments market of the country.   The letter was co-signed by the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO), The Advantage …

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  • HKCYIA Offers Cruise Talks to the Public FREE

    Published on : Thursday, January 25, 2018

    To promote public awareness of the cruise industry and its contributions to the economy, the Hong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association (HKCYIA) is to provide free talks on cruise careers for youths. This follows the talks for Tourism and …

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  • Mayor Solly Msimanga supports Tshwane Tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    Today the Tshwane Tourism Association Showcase got a major promotion and support of Mayor Solly Msimanga at the CSIR International Convention Centre.   The showcase worked as kind of a platform for roughly 200 tourism products from Tshwane to display …

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  • ASEAN travel associations strive for a closer partnership

    Published on : Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    The ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA) Board has initiated a unique move by bringing together many travel industry associations at ATF 2018 with an aim to innovate approach to resolving issues including market penetration and courtship of Muslin tourists.   Cheah …

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  • IBA wins ‘Appraiser of the Year’ at the annual Aviation 100 Awards in Dublin

    Published on : Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    IBA won the coveted ‘Appraiser of the Year’ award at last night’s gala ceremony hosted by Airline Economics in Dublin. The leading consultancy was voted for by industry peers across aviation finance in recognition of IBA’s independent valuation expertise and …

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  • PATA and AppNexus Sign Preferred Partnership Agreement

    Published on : Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and AppNexus, the world’s leading independent advertising technology company, today announced a new Preferred Partnership agreement. The agreement will allow PATA members to better understand the new landscape of programmatic advertising and how best …

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  • ERA supports IATA’s position on airline bankruptcy

    Published on : Thursday, January 18, 2018

    Creation of a fund would decrease the competitiveness of airlines and increase costs for European consumers. There are numerous means for passengers to obtain a refund for their airline tickets (via credit card, insurance on credit card or via direct …

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  • CLIA Appoints Kristian Anderson as New Trade Relations Committee Chair

    Published on : Thursday, January 18, 2018

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is pleased to announce that Kristian Anderson, senior vice president of global sales at Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, has been named chair of the CLIA Trade Relations Committee (TRC).   In this role, Anderson …

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  • Historic MoU signs to promote tourism in Pacific

    Published on : Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) and the Office of the WHO Representative of the South Pacific has signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen the travel and tourism industry in the Pacific regions.     The MoU …

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  • ABTA reiterates its call for a review of the card payment market

    Published on : Friday, January 12, 2018

    Ahead of the Payment Services Directive II (PSD2) coming into force on Saturday January 13 2018, ABTA has reiterated its call to the Government for a review of the card payment market.   ABTA has been making the case to …

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  • PATA launches food waste campaign ‘Building an Understanding For Food Excess in Tourism’

    Published on : Thursday, January 11, 2018

    Building on the success of the UN’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (IY2017) initiative and in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), PATA, along with our project partner, Scholars of Sustenance (Thai-SOS) and knowledge partner Futouris, is launching the BUFFET …

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  • PATA launches a new food waste campaign ‘Building an Understanding For Food Excess in Tourism’

    Published on : Thursday, January 11, 2018

    Building on the success of the UN’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (IY2017) initiative and in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), PATA, along with our project partner, Scholars of Sustenance (Thai-SOS) and knowledge partner Futouris, is launching …

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  • Govt mulling tax cuts, incentives in budget to boost tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    In an effort to boost the tourism sector, the Union government is planning to slash taxes on travel and tourism in next month’s Union Budget and extend more incentives to the $210-billion sector.   The tourism sector grew over 10 …

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  • It All Starts with Strategy at HSMAI’s Digital Marketing Strategy Conference

    Published on : Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is pleased to announce that the 2018 HSMAI Digital Marketing Strategy Conference will take place February 21 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Focusing on strategy and innovative solutions, the event will bring together …

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  • HSMAI Announces Robust Calendar of 2018 Events

    Published on : Monday, January 8, 2018

    The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is pleased to announce its full schedule of events for 2018. The events to be offered to hotel professionals and their partners through HSMAI Americas in 2018 will feature educational opportunities such …

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