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PATA Youth Symposium to take place on the first day of PATA Travel Mart 2019

The next PATA Youth Symposium, with the theme ‘From Beginning to End: How Stories Connect Us’, will take place on the first day of PATA Travel Mart 2019 on Wednesday, September 18 at M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. …

Connecting the world through stories at the next PATA Youth Symposium in in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

The next PATA Youth Symposium, with the theme ‘From Beginning to End: How Stories Connect Us’, will take place on the first day of PATA Travel Mart 2019 on Wednesday, September 18 at M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. …

HKTDC Food Expo opens featuring new Coffee Avenue zone

 Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the HKTDC Food Expo, HKTDC Hong Kong International Tea Fair, HKTDC Beauty & Wellness Expo, HKTDC Home Delights Expo and the International Conference of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health …

Second shortlist unveiled for International Travel & Tourism Awards 2019

The second line-up of shortlisted candidates for the International Travel & Tourism Awards (ITTAs), presented by WTM, is revealed on 15 August, 2019.   More than 90 nominations have been shortlisted for the prestigious awards scheme, now in their second …

OTDYKH LEISURE Moscow 2019 to project undiscovered Taipei

Taipei is a place of numerous renowned unique features and highlight attractions. Topping the list is the famed Taipei 101 tower, its amazingly rich culinary scene and superb array of high tech-integrated service facilities. From old-city district to districts defined …

  • Azerbaijan develops multi pronged tourism policy

    Published on : Friday, February 9, 2018

    Azerbaijan’s tourism development strategy provides for optimum use of the potential of all regions of the country. The statement came from the head of Azerbaijan Tourism Association (AzTA), Nahid Bagirov, at the organization’s meeting.   The country has every opportunity …

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  • Barrhead confirms acquisition

    Published on : Thursday, February 8, 2018

      The completion of acquisition agreement with the US-based Travel Leaders Group was confirmed by Barrhead Travel and the deal was announced on February 1.       It was finalised following full exchange of contracts between both parties and …

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  • PATA Sets The Stage For Peace At Youth Workshop

    Published on : Tuesday, February 6, 2018

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), supported by the Global Peace Foundation and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), will organise the Asia Pacific Youth & Sustainable Tourism Workshop on Wednesday, March 14 …

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  • ABTA reminds businesses of steps they need to take on GDPR to be ready for May deadline

    Published on : Monday, February 5, 2018

    From 25 May this year, the GDPR will affect how businesses collect, use, manage and store their customers’ and employees’ personal data. Many travel companies will already have processes and systems in place that go a long way towards compliance …

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  • HSMAI Announces Americas Board of Directors and Executive Committee for 2018

    Published on : Monday, February 5, 2018

    The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is pleased to announce its 2018 Americas Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The board comprises a diverse range of executives from a representative mix of HSMAI members.   “We’re thrilled to …

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  • Enterprise Holdings and ACTA announce the renewal of their Corporate Partnership through 2018

    Published on : Thursday, February 1, 2018

    The Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) and Enterprise Holdings Inc. are proud to announce the renewal of their Corporate Partnership through 2018 which continues to recognize Enterprise Holdings as the association’s car rental partner of choice. Throughout 2018, ACTA …

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  • ERA Board tackles key issues affecting aviation in 2018 and beyond

    Published on : Thursday, February 1, 2018

    The ERA (European Regions Airline Association*) Board is elected by the association’s 50 airline members, 20 airport members and 121 aviation supplier and manufacturer members and works on their behalf to protect the interests of Europe’s aviation sector. Consisting of …

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  • Louisiana Travel Association announces new industry officials

    Published on : Thursday, February 1, 2018

    The Louisiana Travel Promotion Association that had voted on 23rd January to change its name to the Louisiana Travel Association has installed a new group of tourism industry leaders.   New officers for its executive committee and board of directors …

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  • NTA Members, Staff Earn Certified Tour Professional Designation

    Published on : Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    National Tour AssociationThe National Tour Association is proud to announce that eight NTA members and five NTA staff members earned the Certified Tour Professional designation in 2017.   Established more than 30 years ago, NTA’s CTP was the first professional …

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  • PATA accepting submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2018

    Published on : Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is now accepting submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2018. The winner will receive complimentary round-trip economy class air ticket and accommodation to attend the Association’s Dinner and Awards Presentation during the PATA Annual Summit 2018 …

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  • ABTA calls for action to bring down costs of taking card payments

    Published on : Monday, January 29, 2018

    ABTA has written to the Treasury calling on the government to commission an urgent, and thorough, review of the UK’s card payments market. This follows the results of a survey of ABTA Members, which found that since the introduction of …

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  • U.S. Travel Reacts to Commerce’s International Travel Forecast

    Published on : Monday, January 29, 2018

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement reacting the Department of Commerce’s international travel forecast:   “This latest report aligns with the trend that we were already seeing, which shows that the U.S. is not …

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  • 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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