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February 17, 2016
Andorra To Host The 9th World Congress On Snow and Mountain Tourism

Discussing the challenges and opportunities in snow and mountain tourism as well as evaluating new business models and the need to incorporate innovative and sustainable practices are the main objectives of the 9th World Congress on Snow an...
February 10, 2016
Germany's Travel Industry Club and HSMAI Region Europe Teaming Up

German business organisation Travel Industry Club (TIC) and Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Region Europe have agreed to join forces to offer top notch advantages to the industry's German professionals, wit...
February 08, 2016
SITE Makes An Impact In Slovenia -- An Emerging Incentive Destination

Ljubljana, Slovenia proved to be the perfect setting for this year's Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Incentive Summit held 18-22 January. This annual event takes the SITE Board of Directors and Foundation Trustees to a part o...
February 02, 2016
Updated UNWTO Statement On The Zika Virus

Following the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 1 February 2016 on the Zika virus, UNWTO recalls that according to WHO there should be no restrictions on travel with ...
January 07, 2016
ITM Strengthens Board With New Senior Appointments

The Institute of Travel and Meetings (ITM) has welcomed a group of senior industry leaders to its board of directors. The appointments were made following a highly competitive interview process. BCD Travel's senior vice president Chris C...
November 09, 2015
GBTA: Western European Economy "Gathering Steam," Business Travel Experiencing Breakout

Business travel spending in Germany, the U.K., France, Spain and Italy combined will grow at over 6 percent in 2015 and 2016, a leading indicator that the European economy is "gathering steam" and is poised for a moderate economic breakthro...
November 02, 2015
ICCA Launches New Big Data Tool To Find Potential Sponsors

ICCA launched another extension of its Big Data Search tool at the record-breaking ICCA Congress in Buenos Aires, allowing the leading suppliers to the international association meetings industry to find potential sponsors for the meetings ...
November 01, 2015
ICCA Aims To Increase The Value of Association Meetings and Get Even Closer To International Associations

ICCA's new five-year strategic plan, launched at the General Assembly before the ICCA 2015 Congress in Buenos Aires, focusses on improving the success and value of association meetings and on increasing the effectiveness of ICCA's relations...
October 30, 2015
Post Event Analysis Show ACTE and AFTM Paris Conference "By The Numbers"

Post event analysis of the recent ACTE Conference in Paris (14-16 October 2015) indicate this programme will become the industry model for the future. Seven hundred registrants from thirty-six countries, twenty-four educational seminars, fi...
October 15, 2015
GBTA and VDR Announce Trio of Industry Titans To Give 'A View From the Corner Office' at GBTA Conference 2015 in Frankfurt

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and German business travel buyer association VDR today announced that Alan Rich, CEO, Chrome River; Bill Glenn, President and CEO, American Express Global Business Travel and Patrick Diemer, Man...
October 15, 2015
ACTE and CAPA To Combine Global Events In Amsterdam for 2016

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives and CAPA-Centre for Aviation today announced they would be jointly convening two international events next year. ACTE's annual Global Travel Conference (Europe) and CAPA's World Aviation Summit...
October 05, 2015
ICCA Announces Best Marketing Award 2015 Finalists

ICCA announced the finalists for this year's ICCA Best Marketing Award competition, taking place at the 54th ICCA Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The 2015 ICCA Best Marketing Award finalist-campaigns are: - Halifax Convention Ce...
September 29, 2015
SITE Study Shows Incentive Travel In The U.K. Generates Employee Engagement

The SITE Foundation has just released the results of a new study, "The Participants' Viewpoint of the Incentive Travel Market in the United Kingdom", a continuation of the groundbreaking series of Participants' Viewpoint studies published i...
September 21, 2015
ICCA Identifies 25,000 Potential Association Meeting Ambassadors Using Big Data

ICCA once again offers important improvements to its Big Data Search tool to its members. The upgraded edition, which was just launched, offers ICCA members --the leading international meeting suppliers- 25,000 high-potential association me...
September 21, 2015
MPI UK & Ireland Confirms Its Place As THE Association For Education

The Board of the MPI UK & Ireland Chapter has announced its most exciting schedule of events ever. Richard Parker, President of the MPI UK & Ireland Chapt...
September 17, 2015
Thailand and Qatar To Host World Tourism Day Celebrations In 2016 and 2017

Thailand and Qatar have been selected as official host countries for World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations in 2016 and 2017, respectively, at the 21st UNWTO General Assembly in Medellín, Colombia. WTD 2016 will be celebrated under the the...
September 14, 2015
GBTA and VDR Announce Egencia President Rob Greyber As Centre Stage Speaker At Frankfurt Conference

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and German business travel buyer association VDR -- today announced that Mr. Rob Greyber, President of Egencia, will be a featured speaker at their joint conference taking place in Frankfurt, 9-...
September 01, 2015
GBTA Europe Appoints New President

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) - the voice of the global business travel industry - today announced Ms Gehan Colliander, as its newly appointed President of GBTA Europe. Ms Colliander will act as the lead buyer in the or...
July 21, 2015
GBTA/CWT: 2016 Global Travel Price Outlook Reveals Six Global Hot Spots For Business Travel

New research identifies six hot spots - India, China, Colombia, Mexico, Singapore and Australia - where increased business travel demand is driving significant air price increases. This is despite global air travel prices displaying signs t...
July 13, 2015
New Board For The MPI UK & Ireland Chapter Announced

Richard Parker assumes the role of 'President', with Miguel Neves moving to 'Past President'. Jane Baker moved from VP Education to President Elect, building up to her tenure in 2016/17. The only new Board Member is Chris Parnham, ow...
July 07, 2015
UNWTO and Amadeus Join Forces To Strengthen Technology In Tourism

Amadeus, a leading provider of technology solutions for the tourism sector, and UNWTO are joining forces to advance the use of innovative technology in tourism in areas such as education and multi-modality. UNWTO and Amadeus, a UNWTO Aff...
July 07, 2015
UNWTO Strengthens Ties With Its Affiliate Members

UNWTO signed this week new Memoranda of Understanding (MoU's) with five of its Affiliate Members -- the Real Academia de Gastronomía (Spain), Spain Cares (Spain), Student Marketing (Slovakia), the Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (Spai...
July 01, 2015
Lufthansa CEO Named Featured Speaker at GBTA Conference 2015 In Frankfurt

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and German business travel buyer association VDR -- today announced that Mr. Carsten Spohr, Chairman and CEO of Lufthansa Group, will be a featured speaker at their joint conference, 9-11 Novemb...
June 12, 2015
UNWTO: Danube Region To Host Network Of Sustainable Tourism Observatories

In a joint effort to advance sustainable tourism development in the Danube region, UNWTO and the countries in the Danube have agreed to establish a Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories in the region, under the auspices of UNWTO. The...
June 04, 2015
HSMAI Expands To Ireland

HSMAI is in the process of revitalising its presence on the Emerald Isle, organised by HSMAI Europe, assisted by a national advisory board and headed by Windward Management's Stephen Williams and hospitality tech company Avvio. "Ireland ...
May 21, 2015
SITE Nite Europe In Frankfurt Was An Extraordinary Evening of Celebrations

Over 400 guests enjoyed an extraordinary evening of networking and celebrations during SITE Nite Europe, 18 May at the Intercontinental Frankfurt Hotel, Germany. Hosted by the SITE Foundation and held in conjunction with IMEX Frankfurt, SIT...
May 19, 2015
ICCA Regional HQ Registers In Dubai Association Centre

ICCA has joined the pioneering ranks of international associations aiming to establish a stronger presence in the Middle East after today receiving the formal approval to register and establish an official presence in the Dubai Association ...
May 19, 2015
SITE Joins ECPAT's Effort To End Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) has officially joined ECPAT's efforts to end child exploitation and human trafficking. The association's International Board of Directors formally signed the Tourism Child-Protection Code o...
May 11, 2015
UNWTO and ATM Ministerial Forum Address Intra-Arab Tourism

Visa facilitation, open skies, the need to adapt to market needs and the role of events in the promotion of intra-regional tourism in the MENA region were the focus of the debate at the 2015 UNWTO & ATM Ministerial Forum on Intra-Arab Touri...
April 16, 2015
Global Travel & Tourism Leaders Set Landmark Agenda For Growth

The leading global Travel & Tourism private sector and government organisations - the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC) - have today launched a commitment for aligned advocacy and action to harness the full potential of the sector ...
March 19, 2015
SITE Expands Its Global Presence With Two New Chapters

In support of the association's goals to grow its global presence and advance the incentive travel industry worldwide, SITE has announced the formation of two new chapters -- SITE Midwest USA and SITE Poland. With the addition of these chap...
March 03, 2015
The Travel and Technological Revolutions: UNWTO Secretary-General At ITB 2015

In his ITB 2015 opening address, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai highlighted how new technologies are changing society and shaping the tourism sector, shifting power from governments and companies to citizens and consumers. Rifai recall...
February 05, 2015
UNWTO Middle East & North Africa: Tourism Adapts To Challenges & Gains New Momentum

The tourism sector in the Middle East and North Africa has been largely able to adapt and recover in recent times and even bounce back over the past year. Against this backdrop, several tourism ministers of the region, Spanish authorities a...
February 03, 2015
SITE Executive Summit Returns To Dubai

The SITE Executive Summit is an annual initiative that takes the organization's Board of Directors and the SITE Foundation Board of Trustees to parts of the world that can leverage the experience and knowledge of this global group of leader...
January 08, 2015
A Fresh Look For The European Tourism Association (ETOA)

ETOA - European tourism association gets set for the next 25 years with a new logo and brand. ETOA's enhanced visual identity reflects its leading role within the European tourism industry and its spirit of cooperation. The new brand reco...
December 09, 2014
GBTA Foundation: Data Helps Asia Pacific, European Travel Managers Save Money

The majority of Travel Managers in Asia Pacific (61 percent), believe their organization is successful in utilizing travel data for decision making, such as evaluating compliance and vendor selection, which can lead to cost saving solutions...
December 03, 2014
UNWTO: San Marino Declaration Calls For Universal Accessibility In Tourism

Achieving universal accessibility throughout the tourism value chain is the main call for action of the San Marino Declaration of Accessible Tourism, adopted at the First UNWTO Conference on Accessible Tourism in Europe (San Marino, 19-20 N...
December 01, 2014
Another First For IMEX As Staff Delight At Receiving Site's Richard Ross Award

Staff from IMEX, led by Managing Director Paul Flackett, were delighted to receive the 2014 Richard Ross Past Presidents' Award during the Site Global Conference in Rotterdam recently. The presentation marked the first time the award has be...
November 24, 2014
SITE Foundation Announces Board of Trustees For 2015

The SITE Foundation introduces a distinguished list of global travel, hospitality, and corporate industry leaders who will serve on the SITE Foundation's Executive Committee and Board of Trustees effective 1 January 2015. Kurt Paben, Pre...
November 18, 2014
GBTA and VDR Wrap Up Successful Berlin Conference With Record Attendance

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and German business travel association VDR concluded their highly successful joint event last week bringing together more than 850 delegates from more than 20 countries breaking all attendance r...
November 18, 2014
SITE Recognizes 2014 Chapter of the Year and Excellence Award Winners

SITE honored the 2014 SITE Chapter of the Year and Excellence Award winners during the SITE Global Conference gala event hosted 16 November aboard the SS Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands. The awards acknowledge the extraordinary efforts an...
November 18, 2014
GBTA Announces 2014 Winner of Luoma Award

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced Mark Cuschieri, Executive Director, Global Travel Lead -- UBS, as the recipient of the 2014 Luoma Award last week at GBTA Conference 2014 Berlin. The GBTA Europe Luoma Award i...
November 17, 2014
SITE Recognizes 9 Outstanding Incentive Programs With Crystal Awards

Since 1980, the annual SITE Crystal Awards Recognition Program has provided industry acclaim for world-class organizations that excel in the design of unique, memorable group travel experiences that deliver measurable benefits for their cli...
November 17, 2014
GBTA Europe, Project ICARUS Announce European Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards 2014

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Project ICARUS recently announced the winners of the second European Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards at GBTA Conference 2014 Berlin. The awards recognize travel buyers, sup...
November 16, 2014
SITE Index Annual Analysis & Forecast For The Motivational Events Industry; Outlook Is Bright

2014 has been a very good year for the incentive travel market and the outlook for 2015 is positive, as confirmed by results from the SITE Index Annual Analysis and Forecast for the Motivational Events Industry released this week by the SIT...
November 13, 2014
GBTA Introduces Berlin Charter; To Strengthen Relationship Between Airlines and Travel Buyers

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced plans to introduce the Berlin Charter, a charter for the business travel industry, designed to further the relationships between airlines and buyers in light of continually evolv...
November 13, 2014
GBTA Foundation Forecasts Western Europe Business Travel Spend To Grow In 2014 & 2015

The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), today announces the results of its latest GBTA BTI Outlook -- Western Europe report, a semi-annual analysis of the five most critical busi...
November 12, 2014
Europe's Biggest Business Travel Conference Opens Against Backdrop of Berlin Wall Celebrations

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and German business travel buyer association VDR -- today opened their joint event GBTA Conference 2014 | Berlin, which this year incorporates VDR's autumn symposium. To a backdrop of celebr...
November 06, 2014
GBTA Foundation Study: Technology To Transform The Role of Travel Managers By 2019

Technology is poised to transform the role of Travel Managers within the next three to five years, according to a new study by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). Travel Mana...
November 05, 2014
SITE: Understand the Ebola Outbreak - Learn the Facts; Misperception Impacting Travel To Africa

SITE cannot ignore the current Ebola situation being communicated 24/7 through the media, but neither can we overreact which could lead to the corporate community making decisions to either relocate or postpone programs prematurely. We rely...
November 05, 2014
ICCA: Wonderful Copenhagen Convention Bureau tells its story best

Wonderful Copenhagen Convention Bureau was announced as a winner of the 2014 ICCA Best PR Award at the Closing Ceremony of the 53rd ICCA Congress in Antalya, Turkey, by James Latham, Executive Director of International Meetings Review, the ...
November 05, 2014
ICCA Announces 2018 Congress Destination ... Dubai

At the Closing Session of the 53rd ICCA Congress, held in Antalya, Turkey, ICCA President Nina Freysen-Pretorius announced that the ICCA Board of Directors had selected Dubai as the host destination for 2018, saying: "Not only did this bid ...
November 05, 2014
ICCA's 2014 Moises Shuster Award presented To Greg Ortale

Greg Ortale was announced by President Arnaldo Nardone as winner of ICCA's most prestigious award at the Closing Ceremony of the 53rd ICCA Congress in Antalya, Turkey, for his role in opening up the US domestic meetings market to internatio...
November 05, 2014
Monaco Convention Bureau Wins ICCA Best Marketing Award

The winner was announced at the Closing Ceremony of the 53rd ICCA Congress, taking place 1-5 November in Antalya, Turkey. Monaco Convention Bureau was awarded for their campaign aimed at overcoming negative stereotypes by twisting clichés a...
November 05, 2014
GBTA Study: Businesses Find Substantial Savings Using TMCs, Negotiating With Hotels

Negotiated discounts (90 percent), better policy management (81 percent) and more efficient processes (79 percent) lead to the biggest business travel savings, according to a new study by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm ...
November 04, 2014
UNWTO and The Adventure Travel Trade Association Release Global Report On Adventure Tourism

The UNWTO Global Report on Adventure Tourism, published jointly with the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), is a first approach by UNWTO on the topic of adventure tourism. The report provides insight into the close relation between ...
November 02, 2014
ICCA Members Show Loyalty Despite Geopolitical Challenges

In a time when many international meetings are struggling to convince their delegates that it is safe to travel despite the geopolitical unrest in the world, ICCA members have shown their loyalty and resilience by registering in large numbe...
October 28, 2014
First UNWTO Conference On Accessible Tourism In Europe: Accessibility In Heritage Cities

To promote the importance of universal accessibility in tourism, UNWTO and the Government of the Republic of San Marino will jointly organize the First UNWTO Conference on Accessible Tourism in Europe. The Conference will be held in collabo...
October 21, 2014
ACTE Offers Corporate Travel Buyer Members Unprecedented Zero-Registration Fees To All 2015 Events

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) announced today at the ACTE Global Corporate Travel Conference taking place in Copenhagen an industry first: corporate travel buyer members will receive the zero-registration benefit for...
October 20, 2014
ACTE Global Business Travel Survey: Most Business Travellers Only Mildly Concerned Over Ebola

A recent poll conducted by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives shows a majority of international business travellers are only "mildly concerned" about the Ebola threat, while two-thirds of respondents are still confident in gover...
October 14, 2014
SITE Executive Summit 2015 To Be Held In Dubai

Dubai will welcome leading experts from the global incentive travel and motivational events industry for the 2015 Society of Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Executive Summit (February 9 - 13, 2015). The announcement, made at the IMEX Ame...
October 13, 2014
HSMAI Europe Announces New HSMAI Europe National Advisory Board In Germany

For the first time HSMAI Europe are about to select the European National Advisory Board members in some of the key markets in Europe like Germany, UK and France and they will represent all segments in the industry -- and not just hotels. T...
October 13, 2014
GBTA and VDR Announce Speaker Debra Searle MVO MBE To Launch GBTA Conference 2014 Berlin

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and German business travel association VDR -- today announced that Debra Searle MVO MBE, a prominent business influencer, professional adventurer and World Championship medallist will be sharing...
October 13, 2014
2014 ICCA Congress To Be Most Global Ever; Attracts Record Participants For Business Exchange

With only 3 weeks to go, the 2014 ICCA Congress passed 800 registrations. The 53rd ICCA Congress is taking place 1-5 November in Antalya, Turkey. Leading international meetings industry suppliers from 71 coutries have registered for the ...
October 10, 2014
Five Exciting Destinations for SITE Events In 2015

SITE has revealed the dates for their 2015 events being hosted in destinations in Asia, Europe and North America. "The destinations for the 2015 events are representative of SITE's member diversity and the global expansion and growth of...
October 08, 2014
GBTA Announces Additional Capacity At GBTA Conference 2014 Berlin

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and VDR, the German business travel association today announced an additional 20 percent capacity for attendees looking to register for the GBTA Conference Berlin, 12-14 November, which this yea...
October 07, 2014
ACTE Conference In Copenhagen Adds Pending EU Legislative Action & Global Security To Agenda

Two of business travel management's top priorities - controversial legislation that could have a serious impact on the cost of travel, and international travel security - are headlining the agenda for the Association of Corporate Travel Exe...
October 07, 2014
UNWTO Executive Council Discusses The Links Between Tourism And Culture

The importance of building new partnership models for the sustainable development of cultural tourism gained particular relevance at the 99th session of the UNWTO Executive Council meeting in Samarkand. The Council also debated the latest i...
October 01, 2014
SITE 2015 Board of Directors Represents Association's Global Diversity

SITE is pleased to present the incentive travel industry leaders who will serve on the International Board of Directors effective 1 January 2015. SITE President 2015, Rhonda Brewer commented, "SITE is extremely fortunate to have such a s...
September 23, 2014
GBTA Foundation, Project ICARUS Announce European Outstanding Achievement Awards for Sustainability 2014

The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), and Project ICARUS have announced the annual Project ICARUS Outstanding Achievement Awards for Sustainability, in business travel and mee...
September 18, 2014
GBTA Announces Emirates President, Sir Tim Clark As Featured Speaker GBTA Conference Berlin 2014

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and German business travel association VDR today announced that Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, will be a featured speaker at Centre Stage at the GBTA Conference 12-14 November in Ber...
September 15, 2014
UNWTO: International Tourism Up By 5% In The First Half Of The Year

International tourist arrivals grew by 4.6% in the first half of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Destinations worldwide received some 517 million international tourists between January and June 2014, 22 million m...
September 04, 2014
GBTA and VDR Announce Additional Education Sessions For Berlin Conference

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and German business travel buyer association VDR -- today announced an additional stream of breakout sessions at the GBTA Conference 12-14 November in Berlin, which this year incorporates VDR's ...
August 27, 2014
WTTC Tells Travel & Tourism Industry It Must Drive The Sustainability Agenda Harder

The Travel & 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 David Scowsill, CEO & President of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), ...
August 21, 2014
Early Registration for ACTE Copenhagen Conference Tops 62% Ratio of Travel Managers to Suppliers

Greeley Koch, executive director for the Association of Corporate Travel Executives, is citing "relevance in content and pricing" for a surge in travel manager registration for the group's Global Travel Conference in Copenhagen (19-21 Octob...
August 21, 2014
ETOA & BHA Partnership Will Showcase UK's Premier Dining, Accommodation & Attractions

ETOA, the European tourism association, has formed a new partnership with the British Hospitality Association (BHA) to cooperate on the promotion of the UK's visitor offer to international markets. BHA represents 40,000 members from acco...
August 19, 2014
African Business Travel Association Opens Conference Registration To ABTA & ACTE Members Only

The African Business Travel Association today announced that it has opened registration for the ABTA Africa Business Travel Conference to ABTA and ACTE Members Only. The Conference will take place from 2 to 4 November 2014 at the Sherato...
August 18, 2014
Joint Statement By WHO, ICAO, UNWTO, ACI, IATA and WTTC In Relation To Ebola Virus Outbreak

The current Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak is believed to have begun in Guinea in December 2013. This outbreak now involves community transmission in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and recently an ill traveller from Liberia infected a...
August 05, 2014
SITE To Debut New Incentive Travel Curriculum At Global Conference In Rotterdam, Netherlands

The SITE Global Conference, the association's largest annual event will bring together over 300 global, incentive travel professionals to Rotterdam, Netherlands 14-17 November 2014. "It has been several years since SITE held its annual ...
July 11, 2014
UNWTO and France Debate Areas Of Further Cooperation

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, and the French Minister of State in charge of Tourism, Fleur Pellerin, met to discuss the new tourism strategy of France as well as how to further strengthen the collaboration with UNWTO. Issues on the ...
July 09, 2014
GBTA and VDR Announce Speakers For Breakout Sessions At GBTA Conference In Berlin

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and German business travel buyer association VDR -- today announced an impressive speaker line up for the breakout sessions at the GBTA Conference 12-14 November in Berlin, which this year incor...
July 03, 2014
SITE Changes Name To Society For Incentive Travel Excellence

Since 1973, when SITE was founded as the Society of Incentive Travel Executives, the association's mission has been to serve as a source of expertise, knowledge, and professional connections that enhance and sustain professional growth and ...
June 24, 2014
ACTE Signs "Affiliate Partnership" With Russian Association of Business Travel

Responding to strong market demand, the Association of Corporate Travel Executives and the Russian Association of Business Travel are now working as one entity throughout Russia as ABT-ACTE Russia. Greeley Koch, ACTE's Executive Director, a...
June 24, 2014
GBTA, VDR Announce Concur Co-Founder, Rajeev Singh As Centre Stage Speaker At GBTA Conference 2014 In Berlin

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and German business travel buyer association VDR -- today announced that Rajeev Singh, President and Chief Operating Officer, Concur will be a featured speaker at Centre Stage during the GBTA Co...
June 23, 2014
ICCA Goes Hybrid With Workshop Outsourcing For Associations

On Friday, 4 July, ICCA will hold a two-hour hybrid workshop about what associations REALLY think about the risks and rewards of outsourcing and what the marketing implications are for suppliers. The workshop will be broadcasted live from t...
June 11, 2014
IATA and UNWTO To Collaborate On Innovation and Talent Development

Advancing innovation and talent development in tourism and air travel is the core component of the first Memorandum of Understanding signed between UNWTO and The International Air Transport Association (IATA). The MOU is part of the objecti...
June 03, 2014
PCMA Brings High Level Summit To Lisbon

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) is continuing its mission of bringing the highest-level, global meetings community together in a format that breaks down traditional paradigms and fosters innovative thinking in meet...
June 02, 2014
GBTA Announces Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary as Featured Speaker at GBTA Conference Berlin 2014

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced that Michael O'Leary, Ryanair CEO, will be a featured speaker at Centre Stage during this year's GBTA Conference 12-14 November in Berlin, being delivered in partnership with Ger...
May 29, 2014
HBAA Hits The Road For First Nationwide Roadshow

The HBAA is set to travel across the UK in its first roadshow, taking place from 2-6 June. The journey begins in London and will take in Coventry, Leicestershire, Derby, Staffordshire and Manchester, before returning to London. The prog...
May 27, 2014
Site Honors Sian Thomas As 2014 Master Motivator

Sian Thomas, Area Director of Sales, Emaar Hospitality -The Address Hotels and Resorts, Vida Hotels and Resorts and Armani Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates was honored with the Site Master Motivator award during this year's IMEX Gala Award...
May 22, 2014
HBAA International Charter Gains 80 New Signatories From Movenpick Hotels & Resorts

The HBAA has this month engaged all 80 Mvenpick Hotels & Resorts properties to its International Charter. Movenpick Hotels & Resorts originally signed up four properties, but this month has confirmed all of its venues, after reaping the ...
May 21, 2014
PCMA Global Meetings Executive of the Year Award Recipient Announced

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) announced the recipient of the Global Executive of the Year Award as Phelps R. Hope, CMP, Vice President, Meetings & Expositions, Kellen Meetings. The award, presented annually, i...
May 20, 2014
70TH IATA AGM In Qatar To Attract More Than 1,000 Delegates

Final preparations are well under way to welcome more than 1,000 delegates to one of the aviation world's most significant events -- the 70th International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transpor...
May 19, 2014
Registration Is Open For Site Global Conference 2014 In Rotterdam, Netherlands

Registration is open for the Site Global Conference 2014, 14-17 November in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The conference will bring together over 300 professionals from the global incentive travel industry -- the "I" in MICE - to build their busi...
May 14, 2014
UNTWO: International Tourism Generates US$ 1.4 Trillion In Export Earnings

Total export earnings generated by international tourism in 2013 reached US$ 1.4 trillion. Receipts earned by destinations from international visitors grew by 5% to reach US$ 1159 billion, while an additional US$ 218 billion was earned by i...
May 13, 2014
UNWTO Cautions Against Potential Tourism Tax In Africa

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, has expressed serious concerns about the negative impact that a new tourism tax on air passengers and hotel guests in Africa, currently being discussed among members of the African Union, would have on ...
May 07, 2014
Site Announces Call for Speakers for Site Global Conference 2014, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Site is accepting applications for both keynote and breakout session speakers for the Site Global Conference 2014, to be held 14-17 November at Inntel Hotels, Rotterdam Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands. The focus for the 2014 program is to e...
May 07, 2014
Air Connectivity Key To Seizing Africa's Tourism Potential

UNWTO African Members States, gathered on the occasion of the 56th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa, highlighted the need to have better coordination between tourism and air transport policies to fully explore the tourism sector's...
May 04, 2014
100 Years of Commercial Flight To Be Heralded At This Year's IATA Annual General Meeting

Qatar Airways will host the 70th International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit. The event will be held in Doha from 1st to 3rd June 2014. This year's event will be particularly si...
May 01, 2014
GBTA Announces Launch of New Industry Committees In Europe

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced the formation and launch of four formal European committees for the industry across Aviation, Hotel, Meetings and Technology. The committees will be comprised of experienced G...
April 29, 2014
No Registration Fees For Business Travel Managers For 2014 ACTE Conferences in Hong Kong & Copenhagen

The cost of attending two major travel industry events has dropped for business travel managers who are Association of Corporate Travel Executive members. Speaking at ACTE's 26th Annual North American Global Travel Conference (Miami April 2...
April 17, 2014
The XXIII MPI Italia Chapter Convention, Salerno June 13-15

It is to stage in Salerno, at the Centro Congressi Internazionale Salerno Incontra, from Friday 13th through Sunday 15th June, the XXIII MPI Italia Chapter Convention. The title: Looking Forward -- Meet the Change in a Global World; it won'...
March 31, 2014
UNWTO Welcomes The UK Government Decision To Review The Air Passenger Duty

UNWTO welcomes the recent decision by the UK government to reform the Air Passenger Duty (APD). The current APD system, in place since 2008, has significantly hindered UK's tourism while creating important market distortions affecting long-...
March 28, 2014
Global Report On The Meeting Industry Launched By UNWTO

The meetings industry is one of the fundamental segments of the tourism sector. UNWTO's newly released Global Report on the Meetings Industry provides an overall view of the main issues facing destinations aiming to build a competitive meet...
March 26, 2014
San Marino To Host 1st UNWTO European Conference On Accessible Tourism

Policies and measures to promote universal accessibility in tourism will be at the centre of the 1st UNWTO European Conference on Accessible Tourism, jointly organized by UNWTO and the Government of the Republic of San Marino in November 20...
March 24, 2014
GBTA Russia Announces Keynote Speakers and New Resource Launch At Moscow Event

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced the line-up of keynote speakers for its Travel Symposium in Moscow, at the Marriott Grand Hotel, on 3rd June 2014. The GBTA Travel Symposium -- Moscow is expected to attract ...
March 13, 2014
GBTA Forecasts Year-Over-Year Business Travel Growth In Europe In 2014, 2015

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the results of its latest GBTA BTI Outlook -- Western Europe report, a semi-annual analysis of the five most critical business travel markets in Europe: Germany, the UK, France, It...
March 06, 2014
UNWTO, UNODC and UNESCO Launch Anti-Trafficking Campaign; Urges Traveller Support

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have joined forces to promote a global campaign urging travellers...
March 05, 2014
UNWTO Opens ITB 2014

Opening ITB 2014, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, highlighted the challenges to be addressed by the global tourism sector in order to keep advancing as one of the world's leading economic activities and one of the few sectors producin...
March 04, 2014
European Travel Management Associations Create European ENACT Network

Five major European Travel Management Associations met in Brussels on February 23rd to create a unique European network aiming to weigh in on the European debate on all subjects related, directly or indirectly, to the organisation or manage...
February 27, 2014
PCMA Will Hold Its Second Global Corporate Summit In Milan

Building upon the success of the Professional Convention Management Association's (PCMA) inaugural Global Corporate Summit, PCMA is taking the next step in holding its 2nd Global Corporate Summit by bringing together some of the most senior...
February 20, 2014
GBTA Announces Jim Weighell As New Director of Operations For Southern Africa

The Global Business Travel Association Southern Africa (GBTA SA) today announced the appointment of Mr. Jim Weighell as its Director of Operations for Southern Africa. Mr. Weighell will lead GBTA initiatives in Southern Africa and will b...
February 14, 2014
HBAA Realigns Articles of Association; Inclusivity of Membership Leads Way For 2014

The HBAA has updated the corporate governance towards its membership of venues, hotels, apartments and stadia to enable them to become registered members of the Company. The realignment of articles of association underline HBAA's continued ...
February 06, 2014
Switzerland Tourism Awarded HSMAI European Travel Marketer of the Year

Switzerland, Norway, Sweden and Germany took home most of the prizes during the HSMAI European Awards at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London on Tuesday 4 February, celebrating the winners, in which also the Top 20 Extraordinary Minds withi...
February 06, 2014
HSMAI Europe Awards Names Its Top 20 Extraordinary Minds In European Travel & Hospitality

The Top 20 extraordinary minds within sales, marketing and technology in Europe's travel and hospitality industry were named at the HSMAI Europe Awards at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London on Tuesday 4 February. The 2014 Top 20 recipi...
February 05, 2014
The ICCA Mediterranean Chapter Meets In Rome

On Sunday February 2nd, the ICCA Mediterranean Chapter Summit began with a welcome networking evening at the Sheraton Hotel in Rome. The annual meeting of this Chapter of the International Congress & Convention Association convenes members...
January 24, 2014
UNWTO: Visa Facilitation and Air Connectivity - Key Areas For Tourism Development In Africa

Visa facilitation and air connectivity are key areas to address in order to fully seize Africa's steadily rising tourism performance and foster sustainable development in the region concluded the 5th Investment and Tourism Business Forum fo...
January 21, 2014
Pacific Asia Travel Association and Africa Travel Association Enhance Tourism Partnership

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Africa Travel Association (ATA) officially renewed their partnership by signing a memorandum of understanding strengthening cooperation in developing the visitor economies of the two fastes...
January 20, 2014
HSMAI Europe Reveals Best In Class Marketing Awards

HSMAI Europe reveals the first-time "Best in Class Marketing Awards" for the Top 20 extraordinary minds in sales, marketing and technology in Europe. Nominations are to be awaited until Thursday, January 23rd, 2014, 11:59pm. "The Top 20 ...
January 20, 2014
Speakers For HSMAI Europe's 4th Annual Revenue Management Conference

HSMAI Europe has announced a roster of high-level speakers at the 4th Annual Revenue Management conference on February 6th, 2014 in London. Ingunn Hofseth, President of HSMAI Europe, said: "This conference is fast becoming an annual must...
January 13, 2014
The best HBAA Annual Dinner So Far; Chris Parnham stages HBAA's New Year celebrations

More HBAA members than ever were out in force on Friday 10th January as the Association staged its much anticipated annual dinner. The showcase event, hosted at Novotel West, is considered to be the social highlight of the organisation's pa...
December 19, 2013
PCMA 20 In Their Twenties Winners Selected

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has selected the inaugural class for its 20 in their twenties programme -- including two European winners, Yasha Bergmann from Germany and Rosa Garriga Mora from Spain. 20 in thei...
December 16, 2013
HSMAI Europe Announces Keynote Speaker For London Conference

William (Bill) Beckler is today announced as keynote speaker for the HSMAI Europe 4th Annual Revenue Management conference, London February 6th 2014. Bill is the CEO of recently launched AllTheRooms.com and well-known in the industry from h...
December 12, 2013
UNWTO: International Tourism An Engine For The Economic Recovery

In the first nine months of 2013, international tourism grew by 5% according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. The number of international tourist arrivals reported by destinations around the world increased by some 41 million be...
December 12, 2013
ACTE 2014 Calendar of Events

ACTE has a robust list of events scheduled around the world in 2014. All events are open to members and non-members. For more information on events or membership visit: 201...
December 05, 2013
3rd UNWTO International Conference On Tourism & Media: New Tourism Communication Formats

The impact of technological innovation and evolving media channels on tourism communication was the focus of the 3rd UNWTO International Conference on Tourism and the Media, part of an ongoing series aimed to lend tourism a higher level of ...
December 05, 2013
GBTA Africa Appoints First President

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced Mr Kovilan Naidoo, Travel Manager -- Africa for Cummins Inc, as its newly appointed President of GBTA Africa. Mr Naidoo will act as the lead buyer in the organization with a rem...
November 14, 2013
HBAA Announces Strategy For 2014

Following the HBAA's Annual Strategy Meeting, the association has released details of its plans for 2014. These will focus on increasing agent membership and growing the association's presence and voice within the events industry. The HB...
November 12, 2013
UNWTO Calls For Support To The Philippines

UNWTO is deeply saddened by the devastating impact of typhoon Haiyan which hit an important part of the Visayas region in the Philippines. On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt sympathy to the familie...
November 08, 2013
UNWTO: Tourism Ministers Call For Higher Policy Coordination Between Tourism & Aviation

Improving air connectivity through a closer coordination of tourism and aviation policies to ensure the sustained growth of the tourism sector and of air transport was the commitment stemming from the annual UNWTO & World Travel Market (WTM...
November 05, 2013
ACTE Announces Miami and Copenhagen As Global Conference Sites For 2014

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives has announced the cities and the dates for its 2014 global corporate travel conferences. The ACTE 2014 Spring Global Corporate Travel Conference will be held at the InterContinental Miami Hotel...
November 03, 2013
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Wins Inaugural ICCA Best PR Award

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre was announced as a winner of the very first ICCA Best PR Award at the ICCA Congress in Shanghai, China-P.R. by Martin Lewis, Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board of International Meetings Review, the spons...
October 31, 2013
Site International Foundation White Paper on Risk Assessment/Management For Incentive Events

Site International FoundationIncentive planners face a wide array of potential risks in incentive travel and motivational events. These risks may include weather or natural disasters, government or labor unrest, transportation disruption, m...
October 21, 2013
MPI UK & Ireland Chapter Supports Industry Professionals With Renewed Strategy And Events

'MPI believes in the power of bringing people together. Business events yield real, tangible bottom line results that can't be achieved any other way' Meeting Professionals International, UK & Ireland Chapter has announced major changes ...
October 17, 2013
GBTA Honors SilverRail With GBTA Spotlight On Transformation Recognition At Europe Event

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) -- the voice of the global business travel industry -- recently recognized SilverRail with its GBTA Spotlight on Transformation sponsored by Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR) at the GBTA Europe Conference 2...
October 08, 2013
Routes and PATA Enter Preferred Partnership

Routes (part of UBM Live) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) reached a 2 year agreement during the World Routes event in Las Vegas, to collaborate to advance the understanding of the value of airline connectivity for destination...
September 26, 2013
GBTA and VDR Sign Strategic Event Partnership; GBTA European Conference In Germany In 2014

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced a strategic partnership with the German business travel association, Verband Deutsches Reisemanagement (VDR), to host the GBTA European conference in Germany in the Autumn of 2014....
September 26, 2013
GBTA Europe Conference Draws To A Close

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) concluded its annual GBTA Europe Conference yesterday on a high with keynote speaker Didier Marlier, managing partner of the Enablers Network and Co-Author of bestselling business book 'Engaging...
September 26, 2013
HBAA Opens Up To Strategic Partnerships

The HBAA has announced that it will be opening its doors to a number of strategic partnerships for its new membership year. Opportunities have been created for suppliers wishing to align themselves with the agency and venue market, with ...
September 25, 2013
HSMAI Revenue Management and Digital Marketing Conference

Top-level hotel executives from throughout Europe to meet in Berlin October 9 at the HSMA Germany and HSMAI Europe Conference "Two Worlds Collide" at Ellington Hotel. "Two Worlds Collide", the one-day conference looks at the convergence ...
September 25, 2013
GBTA Europe, Project ICARUS Announce European Sustainability Awards 2013

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Europe and Project ICARUS have announced the winners of the first European Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards. The awards recognise travel buyers, suppliers and intermediaries who ...
September 25, 2013
GBTA Awards "Driven, Local" Volunteer

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced Mr Stanislav Kostyashkin, Chief Executive Officer for the Russian travel management company, Continent Express as the winner of the annual GBTA Luoma Award. The GBTA Luoma Awa...
September 25, 2013
GBTA: Business Travel In Western Europe Expected To Rebound In 2013

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the results of its latest GBTA BTI Outlook - Western Europe report, a semi-annual analysis of the five most critical business travel markets in Europe: Germany, the UK, France, Ita...
September 25, 2013
Site 2014 International Board of Directors Represents Association's Global Diversity

Site has introduced the experienced and geographically diverse group of incentive travel and motivational events industry leaders who will serve on the Site International Board of Directors effective January 1, 2014. New Board President ...
September 24, 2013
Futurist Gerd Leonhard Takes Centre Stage At GBTA Europe Conference

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) kicked off its annual GBTA Europe Conference yesterday afternoon with keynote speaker Gerd Leonhard, futurist, author and CEO of The Futures Agency. The session entitled 'The Future of Busine...
September 24, 2013
GBTA and AirPlus International Study Identifies European Business Travellers' Top Priorities

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) recently surveyed 675 business travellers in Europe, uncovering their top concerns and stresses when travelling. The GBTA report, 2013 European Business Traveller Well-Being Study, also explored...
September 23, 2013
GBTA Education Programmes Kick Off 4th Annual GBTA Europe Conference

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today launched its pre-conference GBTA Academy education programme. Delegates attending the GBTA Europe conference in Prague, Czech Republic were invited to participate in a choice of two pre...
September 18, 2013
2nd UNWTO Global Summit On City Tourism Focuses On Innovation and New Business Models

The upcoming 2nd UNWTO Global Summit on City Tourism, "Innovative strategies for improving competitiveness and the development of new business models" in Moscow, capital city of the Russian Federation, (19-20 September 2013) will set the st...
September 17, 2013
Survey Highlights Top Discussion Items For European Travel Buyers' At GBTA Europe Conference 2013

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today published the results from a survey of European travel buyers attending the GBTA Europe Conference 2013, being held in Prague, Czech Republic on 23rd-25th September 2013. Top European t...
September 11, 2013
GBTA Europe Conference A Sell Out

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced a sell out of all exhibition areas at the GBTA Europe Conference 2013, being held in Prague, Czech Republic on 23rd-25th September 2013. The Mind Market Expo is designed for sup...
September 11, 2013
UNWTO Approves Accessible Tourism Recommendations

The UNWTO recommendations on "Accessible Tourism for All" (2013) have been approved and endorsed by the General Assembly. Updated from the 2005 version, the recommendations outline a form of tourism that involves a collaborative process amo...
September 09, 2013
GBTA Russia Announces Speaker Line Up for Fall Events

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced an impressive, buyer-focused speaker line-up for its events in Moscow and St Petersburg at the beginning of October. Speakers at the Moscow event, which will include English-Rus...
September 02, 2013
Countries Call For Closer Tourism & Air Transport Policies At UNWTO General Assembly

The General Debate of the 20th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly has put a spotlight on the link between tourism and air transport policies. Countries attending called for closer coordination between both policies highlighting that too ...
August 27, 2013
German Government Supports PATA; To Promote A Sustainable Asia Pacific Visitor Economy

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) signed an agreement with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (German International Cooperation Agency, GIZ) to help develop a sustainable future for the Asia Pacific visit...
August 26, 2013
UNWTO General Assembly Opens In Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe

The global tourism community gathers this week at Victoria Falls for the 20th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly. Visa facilitation, connectivity and accessibility will be key topics at this Assembly, aiming to advance tourism's sustaina...
August 26, 2013
UNWTO: International Tourism Demand Exceeds Expectations In The First Half Of 2013

International tourist arrivals grew by 5% during the first half of 2013 compared to the same period of 2012, reaching almost 500 million, according to data just released by UNWTO. Growth was above the projection made at the beginning of the...
August 23, 2013
Site International Foundation Releases New Research Focused on Destination Management Companies

The Site International Foundation has released results of the latest Site Index study, Focus on Destination Management Companies. The Site Index compiles and compares data over a number of years to track changes and forecast trends in the m...
August 15, 2013
Dominican Republic Selected As Destination For Site Executive Summit 2014

Site Executive Summit 2014 Site members in the Dominican Republic will host the 2014 Site Executive Summit, 31 January to 1 February 2014 at the Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort in Punta Cana. The Summit, a two-day educational forum, ...
August 12, 2013
Global Business Travel Association Announces More Volunteer Leaders for Russia

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the addition of two new Advisory Board members for its GBTA Russia chapter, announced in April of this year. Andrey Vasyukov, Procurement Manager at healthcare company Roche Dia...
August 09, 2013
First Global PCMA Medical Meetings Summit Heralded A Success

The inaugural Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Global Medical Meetings Summit, held at ExCeL London last month, has been heralded a huge success by the organisers and delegates. ExCeL London and London & Partners hosted...
July 30, 2013
Big Brands Show Support For GBTA Europe

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced a number of big name sponsors for the GBTA Europe Conference 2013, being held in Prague, Czech Republic on 23rd-25th September 2013. Travel management companies Global Star T...
July 19, 2013
IAPCO Launches On-Line Dictionary

Meetings industry terminology is now available at your fingertips and, as is so much today, at the press of a button, thanks to IAPCO's new on-line dictionary. First Published in 1987, in collaboration with the Joint Interpreting and Con...
July 16, 2013
BCD Travel CEO Joop Dreschsel and Industry Luminary Philip Wolf To Speak At GBTA Europe

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the details of two industry leaders to kick-off its GBTA Europe Conference 2013, being held in Prague, Czech Republic on 23rd-25th September 2013. In the first of the industry s...
July 09, 2013
Thought Provoking Change Expert To Keynote At GBTA Europe Conference 2013 In Prague

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced Didier Marlier, former Associate Professor at Insead (France) and Fundação Dom Cabral (Brazil), TED speaker, Managing Partner of the Enablers Network and Co-Author of best sellin...
July 03, 2013
The Iberian Chapter of ICCA Steps Up Its Presence In The Sector's Professional Forums

The Iberian Chapter of ICCA (International Congress and Conventions Association), which elected a new board in May, has decided to increase its visibility by stepping up its presence and becoming more pro-active in the meetings industry. Am...
July 02, 2013
Site International Foundation Participates In Release of UK Economic Study

The Site International Foundation teamed up with other co-sponsors in support of a Meeting Professionals International Foundation UK Economic Impact Study (UKEIS) that will be released on 10 July 2013 at the The Meetings Show UK, Olympia, L...
July 01, 2013
GBTA and ITMSA To Merge For Single Focus On African Market; ITMSA Becomes GBTA Southern Africa

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced that its African partner, the Institute of Travel & Meetings Southern Africa (ITMSA) has become a formal chapter and re-branded as GBTA Southern Africa. ITMSA was awarded the co...
July 01, 2013
PCMA Announces Stellar Line Up For First Global Medical Meetings Summit

The educational programme of the 2013 PCMA Global Medical Meetings Summit, which takes place at ExCeL London in the UK capital next month (17-20th July 13), has been announced and will include addresses from some of the most senior strategi...
June 19, 2013
GBTA Announces Speakers For Breakout Sessions At GBTA Europe Conference

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced an impressive line-up of industry speakers for GBTA Europe Conference 2013, being held in Prague, Czech Republic on 23rd-25th September 2013. In addition to leaders from IAT...
June 06, 2013
HBAA Venue Members Meeting Engenders Agent and Venue Collaboration

The HBAA drew over 70 hotel, apartment and venue suppliers to its Venue Members Meeting, hosted at Zibrant's flagship head office in Derby on Thursday 6th June 2013. The full day focussed on how agents and hoteliers can work better together...
May 30, 2013
Site President, David Sand Receives IMEX Academy Award - Africa & Middle East

During the 22nd IMEX Gala Dinner, held 22 May at the Marriott Hotel Platinum Ballroom in Frankfurt, eight different awards were given to various high-achieving global meetings industry professionals. Among the honorees was Site President 20...
May 29, 2013
2013 Site Master Motivator Award Was Presented To Fernando Compean At IMEX

The highest standard of excellence from Site was presented to Fernando Compean, CMM CITE, CMP, CMS, CIS during the IMEX Gala Awards night in Frankfurt, Germany, 22 May 2013. The Site Master Motivator award recognizes an individual in the mo...
May 24, 2013
GBTA Africa Programme For Energy & Resources Travel Symposium

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the launch of its GBTA Africa Energy & Resources Travel Symposium's programme. The event, a first for the region, will be held at the Cape Royale Hotel, in Cape Town on July 3-4...
May 24, 2013
ITM Announce New Board Directors

ITM announced today, the outcome of their recent search for new board directors. This year, after open nominations and a panel interview process led by ITM Chairman, Nicola Lomas, CEO Simone Buckley and Incoming Chair, Sarah Makings, a ...
May 22, 2013
IAPCO and PCMA Form Global Partnership

The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) announced yesterday the formation of a global partnership with the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). The partnership provides an opportunity ...
May 20, 2013
ICCA Announces Destination For 2016 Congress

After presentations from the two shortlisted destinations, Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia, and the Czech Republic capital Prague, ICCA President Arnaldo Nardone on behalf of the ICCA Board of Directors today announced at the mid-year ICCA mee...
May 13, 2013
ICCA 2012 Statistics: International Association Sector Shows Significant Growth

With the release of the 2012 Top 20 Rankings for cities and countries, ICCA is reporting another year of continued strength in the international association meetings market. For the first time ever, more than 11,150 regularly occurring a...
May 08, 2013
UNWTO & ATM Ministerial Forum Emphasises Need For Aviation & Tourism Sector Synergy

More than 25 ministers took part in the second annual UNWTO & Ministerial Forum at the Arabian Travel Market with delegates sharing their views on how to work together towards long-term aviation and tourism sector growth. Held under the ...
May 07, 2013
The United Arab Emirates Join The World Tourism Organization

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, announced today that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) rejoined the Organization 26 years after having left UNWTO. The announcement was made during the UNWTO & Arabian Travel Market Ministerial Forum on To...
May 02, 2013
ICCA Launches New Resource For International Association Meeting Planners

Following an extensive consultation and development process, in the second half of April 2013 ICCA has launched an Association Portal, specifically designed for association executives to assist them in organising quality meetings. Qualif...
April 25, 2013
Site Seeking World-Class Incentive Destinations For The Site Global Conference 2015 and 2016

Every year, the Site Global Conference gathers a diverse global audience of incentive travel buyers and suppliers to advance the incentive travel and motivational experiences industry and highlight an exceptionally noteworthy incentive dest...
March 18, 2013
ICAO and UNWTO Affirm Cooperation On Joint Aviation and Tourism Goals

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and UNWTO signed a special Joint Statement on Aviation and Tourism today, acknowledging the intention of the two UN agencies to begin cooperating more closely on issues of common priority...
March 04, 2013
ICCA UK&I Lead Debate On Association Internationalisation

The ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter will host a specialist roundtable debate on Internationalisation in the association market during Confex Week. The invite only breakfast briefing will feature a chaired discussion from ICCA, attended by UK and ...
March 01, 2013
Thessaloniki, Greece Successfully Hosted The ICCA Joint 4-Chapter Summit 2013

High-profile professionals of the meeting industry gathered in Thessaloniki, Greece on 31 January -- 2 February 2013 to participate in the ICCA Joint 4-Chapter Summit 2013. The summit was jointly organized by four ICCA Chapters -- Mediterra...
February 28, 2013
ADMEI Honours Ovation's Padraic Gilligan At 2013 Awards

Ovation Global DMC, the Destination Services Division of MCI, has announced that Padraic Gilligan, Vice President, has been named Destination Management Professional of the Year 2013 by the Association of Destination Management Executives I...
February 27, 2013
Site Executive Summit Delivers Fundamentals and Forward Thinking To Professionals In Cairo, Egypt

The Site Executive Summit has a long-standing tradition of annually selecting unique destinations to receive focused education from the Site International Board of Directors. In 2013, Egypt received this honor because of its rich cultural a...
February 14, 2013
ICCA Opens New African Regional Office

Opening of new African regional office acknowledges development of the international association meetings market in the African region. Ms. Chris Prieto, CMP, is the new South African based Regional Director covering the African region....
February 13, 2013
Site Extends Its Strategic Partnership With The IBTM Global Meetings & Events Portfolio

As Site, the global association for the motivational events and incentive travel industry, celebrates its 40th anniversary year in 2013 it also celebrates one of its longest standing industry partnerships with Reed Travel Exhibitions. Today...
February 11, 2013
ITM Launches latest Research; 2013 Industry Outlook, Trends in Corporate Travel

The Institute of Travel and Meetings (ITM) has announced the launch of their latest Research, 2013 Industry Outlook, Trends in Corporate Travel Report. The object of this annual digest of research undertaken by ITM is twofold: to look ba...
February 04, 2013
HSMAI Europe To Launch Sponsored Web TV Channel

HSMAI Europe has been preparing a web-based, fully sponsored TV channel for some time, aiming to be the European travel and hospitality industry's very own TV channel, featuring, among other subjects: • news reports • behind the scene r...
January 29, 2013
Global Business Travel Association Announces Creation of GBTA Russia

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced the formation of a GBTA Russia chapter. The development of GBTA Russia means that the association now has activity and membership in all BRIC regions for the first time. The ...
January 24, 2013
MPI To Present its Latest "Future of Meetings" Findings At EMEC 2013 In Montreux, Switzerland

With Phase II of its 3-part Future of Meetings initiative complete, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) will present insights culled from its latest social media research at the MPI European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC) 2013 ...
January 14, 2013
Site and IMEX Joint Study On Purchasing Practices For Motivational Travel Programs

How have purchasing practices for incentive and motivational travel programs changed in recent years? This and related questions were the focus of a joint research study conducted by the Site International Foundation and IMEX, the worldwide...
January 09, 2013
IAPCO 2013 Annual Meeting Programme Announced

The programme for the 2013 IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organisers) Annual Meeting has been announced, with the focus firmly on what the modern PCO has to do to survive and flourish within the current financial ...
January 08, 2013
HSMAI Europe Revenue Management Conference

The third HSMAI Europe Annual Revenue Management Conference, February 7th in London focuses on Total Revenue Management. The conference addresses the unique challenges that those responsible for revenue management face in optimising revenue...
January 07, 2013
PCMA To Strengthen Global Education Strategy

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) will unveil plans to further strengthen its foothold in Europe as the leader in Education as part of its greater global strategy at a press conference at its Convening Leaders event ...
January 02, 2013
ITM's 2013 Conference 'Intelligent Interaction' Opens Registration

The Institute of Travel and Meetings (ITM) has opened registration for its 2013 annual conference 'Intelligent Interaction'. This 2.5 day event will be held at the Beaumont Estate in Windsor, 16th-18th April. Over 350 senior travel bu...
December 20, 2012
GBTA Announces New Vice President For France

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the appointment of Ms Carole Poillerat to the role of Vice President for GBTA France. Ms Poillerat, who acts as Global Category Leader, Meetings & Events at AstraZeneca in Pari...
December 20, 2012
Site International Foundation Announces Board of Trustees For 2013

The Site International Foundation has announced a distinguished list of industry leaders who will serve as the Foundation's International Board of Trustees effective 1 January 2013. The Site International Foundation President for 2013 is...
December 17, 2012
Site International Foundation Releases Annual Forecast For The Motivational Events Industry

The Site International Foundation has released results of the latest Site Index Annual Survey. The Site Index compiles and compares data over a number of years to track changes and forecast trends in the motivational events industry. This t...
December 14, 2012
Site 2013 International Board of Directors Represents Association's Global Diversity

Site has introduced an experienced and geographically diverse group of incentive travel and motivational events industry leaders who will serve on the Site International Board of Directors effective 1 January 2013. New Board President Da...
December 07, 2012
The Association For Promotion of Tourism To Africa, APTA 2013 Membership Drive

The Association for Promotion of Tourism to Africa, APTA, is introducing an incentive for retail travel agents to join, and for existing members to renew their membership by January 13, 2013. At that time, all individual members in good sta...
December 04, 2012
ICCA Joint 4-Chapter Summit 2013

Four ICCA Chapters -- Mediterranean, UK/Ireland, Central European and Middle East have joined forces to create a Summit in Thessaloniki, Greece, originally initiated by the Mediterranean Chapter, aiming to deliver inter-chapter education an...
December 03, 2012
Cairo, Egypt, To Host The Site Executive Summit 2013

Site members in Egypt will host the Site Executive Summit 2013 on 11 February in their home capital of Cairo. The Summit is a one-day educational forum focused on the motivational events and incentive travel marketplace and stands as an exc...
November 29, 2012
ACTE Dubai Executive Forum Doubles Registration Record

Last week the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) held a successful Executive Forum in Dubai, welcoming the leaders of the business travel industry from across the region. The educational event at the Pullman Mall of the Emir...
November 29, 2012
Site Launches Call For Speakers For Site Global Conference 2013 In Orlando, Florida

Site is now accepting applications for both keynote and breakout session speakers for the Site Global Conference 2013, to be held 7--10 December at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando(r) in Orlando, Florida, USA. In 2013, Sit...
November 28, 2012
HSMAI Europe Announces Theme For Third Annual Revenue Management Conference

HSMAI Europe has announced registration is now open for the third annual revenue management conference in London, 7th February 2013. The theme of this year's conference is "Total Revenue Management -- A practical approach to optimising prof...
November 21, 2012
Antwerp, Belgium, Welcomes Site EMEA Forum 2013; Registration Opens

Site continues its successful series of European events with the Site EMEA Forum 2013 which will take place at The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel in Antwerp, Belgium, 11--13 March 2013. The City of Antwerp is different: fashionable, artistic,...
November 14, 2012
GBTA Announces New Raft of European Advisors

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the appointment of three new volunteers to its European Advisory Board. The three new advisors are all travel buyers from across Europe. • Mr Rüdiger Bruss is Global Catego...
November 14, 2012
HBAA Launches Corporate Forum

The UK association for intermediaries dealing with meetings, events and accommodation bookings, the HBAA, will host its first Corporate Forum at etc.venues' Dexter House, London, on Monday 10th December 2012. Built around a series of in...
November 07, 2012
ACTE Announces Education Sessions At EIBTM

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) announced a partnership last month with EIBTM, the leading event for the meetings, incentives, events and business travel industry, held from November 27-29 in Barcelona, Fira, Gran Via....
November 06, 2012
PATA and Travel Industry Criticize UK APD At The House of Commons

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) held a politicians' and travel industry leaders' dinner in the House of Commons in London, November 5. The aim was to draw attention to unfair taxation and ill thought-out schemes that are hurting ...
October 24, 2012
ICCA Celebrates 50 Years of International Meetings Excellence

ICCA launched its 50 years anniversary campaign at the closing session of the 51st ICCA Congress, which took place 20-24 October 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. ICCA's anniversary celebration will last through the year and will end with ...
October 24, 2012
ICCA Board of Directors Formally Endorses IMEX America

Following the success of IMEX America's second edition in Las Vegas, the ICCA Board has formally endorsed the show, which now joins the original IMEX in Frankfurt and EIBTM in Barcelona as the only meetings industry events enjoying this sta...
October 22, 2012
HBAA International Charter Celebrates Anniversary With New Property Signings

Independent properties and worldwide hotel chains including IHG, Marriott, and Warwick Hotels' Royal Windsor, Brussels and Park Hotel, Amsterdam are the latest to join the global list of hotels to have signed the HBAA's International Charte...
October 22, 2012
PATA Hosts Advocacy Dinner In House of Commons, London

The Pacific Asia Travel Association's (PATA) will hold a travel industry advocacy reception and dinner at the House of Commons in London on November 5. Senior spokespeople and lobbyists will attend the dinner, with guest of honour Mr Andrew...
October 17, 2012
PCMA To Present Global Executive Edge At EIBTM

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) will continue to extend its unrivalled reputation for delivering advanced and cutting edge education with the unveiling of an exclusive Global Executive Edge at EIBTM this year. ...
October 16, 2012
ACTE Global Education Conference In Rome Concludes; Approx 900 Attendees from 28 Countries

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) has announced that its Global Education Conference in Rome netted almost 900 attendees from over 30 different countries. Of the corporate travel executive delegates in attendance, 48% o...
September 21, 2012
GBTA Recognises "Innovative and Passionate" Volunteer With GBTA Luoma Award

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced Ms. Caroline Strachan, Global Travel Lead for AstraZeneca and GBTA's former European Advisory Board Chair, as the winner of the GBTA Luoma Award. The GBTA Luoma Award was crea...
September 20, 2012
GBTA Forecasts Fall In Business Travel Spend Across Europe In 2012; Improvements In 2013

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the results of its second GBTA BTI Outlook - Western Europe report, a semi-annual analysis of the five most critical business travel markets in Europe: Germany, the UK, France, Ita...
September 20, 2012
Site Honors 10 Companies Worldwide With The 2012 Crystal Awards

Site celebrated the extraordinary motivational programs of 10 organizations with the presentation of the Site Crystal Awards 15 September 2012 at the Site International Conference in Beijing, China. Since 1980, the Crystal Awards Recognitio...
September 19, 2012
GBTA and IATA Announce Collaboration, Starting With Corporate Data Study

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced its collaboration with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on a GBTA Foundation study on the use of corporate data by business travel aggregators. The report is ...
September 03, 2012
HBAA Code of Conduct Revision Reflects Accommodation Trends

The Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBAA) has updated its respected Code of Conduct to reflect the emergence of apartment usage by corporate decision makers for their transient accommodation needs. The Association, long recognised as ...
September 02, 2012
New CEOs of ETC and ECM To Speak at Switzerland Summit

The new CEOs of the European Travel Commission (ETC) and European Cities Marketing (ECM) will be speaking in the afternoon session of ETOA's Tourism Summit in Lucerne, Switzerland on the 18th September. Eduardo Santander of ETC will outline...
September 02, 2012
ETOA Joins High Level Group To Look At Coach Tourism

ETOA has been invited to participate in the next High Level Group meeting in Brussels on the 27th September, which is to look at coach tourism in Europe. The event is organised by the International Road Transport Union (IRU) and brings toge...
September 02, 2012
President of Ile-de-France Meets ETOA Delegation In London

Mr Jean-Paul Huchon, President of the Council for the Ile-de-France region, and his delegation met with ETOA members and partners of the Paris Ile-de-France tourist board at the French House during the Olympics. Mr Huchon and his collea...
August 28, 2012
GBTA To Release European Payment Whitepaper For Oil, Gas & Marine Sector

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the planned release of a whitepaper on payment issues and solutions for the oil, gas and marine travel sector. The paper, which has been created by GBTA's oil, gas and marine a...
August 21, 2012
Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) Events Through 2012

Open to members and non-members alike, ACTE educational events tackle emerging issues and provide plenty of quality networking... 6 Sept - Washington Executive Forum 6 Sept - Shanghai Executive Forum 8-15 Sept - Beijing Around the Wo...
August 17, 2012
Global Business Travel Association Announces Closing Keynote For European Conference

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the closing keynote speaker for the GBTA Europe Conference 2012 being held in Budapest on September 19th -- 21st 2012. The conference will focus on aspects of globalisation and ...
August 08, 2012
GBTA Study To Highlight Generational Differences In The Use Of Technology & Social Networks

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced an informal study to highlight generational differences in the use of technology and social networks, which will be presented at the GBTA Europe Conference 2012 being held in Budap...
July 26, 2012
Site Seeking European Incentive Destination To Host The Site Global Conference 2014

Site has released a request for proposal to identify a world-class incentive destination in Europe to host the Site Global Conference in 2014. With its broad global dialogue and reach, Site offers a destination unparalleled exposure to inte...
July 25, 2012
ISES Worldwide To Meet In London

ISES UK Chapter and The Retreat at The Brewery have partnered to bring members of ISES from around the world together during the Olympic Games. With 'the greatest show on earth' arriving in London later this week, and bringing with it th...
July 16, 2012
PCMA Launches Education Excellence At 'The Glasgow Summit' In Scotland

PCMA have announced the main schedule of its Global Corporate Summit taking place later this month in Scotland. The programme will represent the very pinnacle of educational excellence in the global meetings and events market. The keyno...
July 10, 2012
GBTA BTI Outlook: European Fiscal Crisis Dragging Down Business Travel Growth In U.S.

Economic uncertainty in Europe will dramatically slow the growth of business travel in the United States through the end of the year, according to the latest GBTA BTI Outlook -- United States a report from the Global Business Travel Associa...
July 06, 2012
Growing UK-Asia Pacific Links Emphasized At PATA Hub City London

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) hosted the PATA Hub City Forum, London, July 5, 2012 at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall. The objective was to engage on a variety of strategic matters including UK border issues, inward inv...
July 05, 2012
Site International Foundation Seeks Applicants For 2012 David Riddell Memorial Scholarship

The Site International Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2012 David Riddell Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to one individual to experience the Site International Conference, taking place 14-17 Septe...
July 03, 2012
Third Keynote Speaker for ACTE Global Education Conference in Rome

From 14 - 16 October 2012, the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) will host the ACTE Global Education Conference at the Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts. ACTE has announced the third keynote speaker f...
June 12, 2012
GBTA Business Travel Index (BTI) Outlook -- Western Europe

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the results of its inaugural "GBTA Business Travel Index (BTI) Outlook -- Western Europe" economic analysis, sponsored by Visa Inc. This semi-annual series includes the GBTA B...
June 07, 2012
The Institute of Travel and Meetings (ITM) Announces Partnership With CIPS

The Institute of Travel and Meetings (ITM) has announced a partnership with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS). The agreement means members of both organisations will be offered discounted membership of the partner instit...
June 06, 2012
Site EMEA Forum 2012: Representatives From 19 Countries

The "Site EMEA Forum 2012" will kick-off shortly: from 18th to 20th June 2012 in Berlin. "Summer Feeling in Berlin" is the motto of this important MICE industry education and business networking event. Key info: conference venues are the...
June 06, 2012
ACTE Announces Search Committee For New Executive Director

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) announced this morning the resignation of ACTE Executive Director, Ron DiLeo effective 1 December 2012. ACTE also announced the creation of a search committee to find a new Executive Di...
June 06, 2012
Global Business Travel Association Announces Creation of GBTA Africa

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the formation of GBTA Africa. The launch of GBTA in the region is supported by the Institute of Travel & Meetings Southern Africa (ITMSA), an affiliate of ITM in the UK, who will p...
June 05, 2012
ACTE Announces First Keynote Speaker For Global Education Conference In Rome

From 14 -- 16 October 2012, the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) will host the ACTE Global Education Conference, at the Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts. ACTE has announced the first keynote speaker f...
May 31, 2012
Global Business Travel Association and Austrian Association Announce Long Term Partnership

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and The Austrian Business Travel Association (ABTA) have announced a formal partnership after a successful one year trial which commenced in 2011. The deal between the associations will see ABTA...
May 30, 2012
Site Master Motivator Recipient Is An Industry Pioneer In His Homeland of Japan

The highest standard of excellence from Site was presented to Fukuo "Lucky" Morimoto on 23 May 2012 during IMEX in Frankfurt, Germany. The Site Master Motivator award recognizes an individual in the motivational events and incentive travel ...
May 29, 2012
Global Business Travel Association Announces Impressive Speaker Line Up For European Conference

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced speakers for their European conference in Budapest on September 19th-21st. The conference will focus on aspects of globalisation and customised service delivery as well as an insi...
May 22, 2012
ACTE: 2012 Global Education, Training & Networking Calendar

Educational Conferences: 15-16 August Singapore Regional Education Conference 14-16 October Rome Global Education Conference 18-20 November Vancouver Regional Education Conference Educational & Training Programs: 23 May Sydney Ex...
May 17, 2012
ITM Appoints Olive Kavanagh As ITM Ireland Regional Chairman

Olive has been with Microsoft Ireland for 9 years in various Procurement and Travel roles. Olive's current role as Travel Manager for Western Europe and Central Eastern Europe spans 12 markets. As part of a global team, she and her colleagu...
May 10, 2012
GBTA Announces New European Advisory Board Appointments

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced two new appointments to its European Advisory Board. Torsten Kriedt, Vice President, Product Planning & Intelligence at BCD Travel and Kieran Hartwell, Senior Vice President, EMEA...
April 19, 2012
French Association of Travel Managers and ACTE Celebrate First Anniversary of Partnership

The French Association of Travel Managers (AFTM), the largest travel management organization in France, is celebrating the first anniversary of its relationship with the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), the leading non-pro...
April 17, 2012
GBTA European Conference Announces "Digital Native" Speaker

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the first in their series of speakers for the introductory session of their European conference in Budapest 19th - 21st September. The event, for business travel industry profes...
April 12, 2012
Site Celebrates Continued Learning With Global Education Week

The Site member network is rich in experience and expertise that will be showcased during the upcoming Site Global Education Week, 15-21 April. Held in partnership with Site chapters around the world, the week will focus on delivering educa...
April 11, 2012
SITE EMEA Forum Education Program Now Online

Time is running fast towards the "Site EMEA Forum 2012", which will take place from 18th to 20th June 2012 in Berlin. "Summer Feeling in Berlin" is the motto of this important MICE industry education and business networking event. Participa...
March 29, 2012
Global Business Travel Association and VDR Announce Long Term Partnership

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and VDR, the German business travel association, have announced a formal partnership after a successful one year trial which commenced in 2011. The deal between the associations will see VDR act...
March 28, 2012
ACTE Executive Forum In Stuttgart Looks To The Future

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) hosted an Executive Forum last Thursday, 22 March, 2012 at Le Meridien Stuttgart. The sold-out forum offered 130 ACTE members and guests a unique perspective on the evolution of the bus...
March 16, 2012
GBTA Launches Industry Affairs Agenda in Europe

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the launch of its 2012 Industry Affairs Agenda to members and key departments of the European Commission. The Agenda promotes GBTA's European positions on four key areas and is ...
March 15, 2012
American Tourism Society Joins Forces with the Adventure Travel Trade Association

With nearly 800 members representing 82 countries, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) has announced that the American Tourism Society (ATS), a member-based tourism trade organization has joined with ATTA to bring to ATTA its geog...
March 09, 2012
GBTA Oil, Gas & Marine Symposium Focus

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the content focus of its forthcoming Rotterdam event for the oil, gas and marine travel sector. The event, which opened for registration this week and expects 160 travel profess...
March 08, 2012
GBTA Announces European Conference Location & Theme

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the dates, location and underlying theme of their annual European conference. The event, for up to 500 industry professionals, will be held the 19th -- 21st of September at the Bud...
March 07, 2012
UNWTO and ETC Advance Cooperation On Tourism Issues

UNWTO and the European Travel Commission (ETC) have signed an agreement committing to advance their joint efforts to address major issues facing the tourism sector. "Global challenges demand increased cooperation. Today's (March 7 i...
March 06, 2012
Global Business Travel Association and ITM To Focus On Humanitarian Sector

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Institute of Travel & Meetings (ITM) - the UK's buyer-led business travel and meetings association, have announced the creation of an event to address the specific issues affecting the busi...
March 05, 2012
Steve Cram, MBE To Speak At ITM Conference Closing Key-Note On May 23

The Institute of Travel & Meetings (ITM) has announced that Steve Cram, MBE will close their annual Conference on 23rd May. Steve Cram MBE is one of the UK's most well-known athletes, holding world records and winning a silver medal in the ...
February 20, 2012
Site Index Annual Study 2012 Reveals Optimism and Technology Top of Mind

The Site International Foundation presents the ninth release in the Site Index series, the Site Index: Annual Survey 2012. The Site Index studies seek to identify insights and measure significant changes in the business performance of the ...
February 15, 2012
GBTA Foundation Research: Euro Debt Crisis Threatens U.S. Business Travel

If the European debt crisis grows significantly worse it would wreak havoc on U.S. business travel, according to new research from the Global Business Travel Association Foundation (GBTA). According to a new report, U.S. Business Travel Out...
February 09, 2012
38th Annual IAPCO Seminar In Wolfsberg

A change in programme for the 38th Annual IAPCO Seminar in Wolfsberg proved extremely successful. More than half of the learning time was dedicated to shorter overviews followed by a choice of tutorials where smaller groups, and even one-to...
February 02, 2012
ITM "Travel Professionals of Tomorrow" Conference

The University of Brighton and the Institute of Travel and Meetings (ITM) recently held the first ever "Travel Professionals of Tomorrow" conference to encourage more students to think about a career in the travel industry. Over 100 sixth f...
January 30, 2012
First MPI Poland Club Discovery of the Year Award presented To Davide Odella of Grupa Trip

On 20th January 2012 Warsaw's Pepsi Arena hosted the official presentation of the "MICE Poland Personality of the Year 2011" Awards, granted to outstanding figures in the meetings industry. Furthermore, it was the first time in the Gala's h...
January 30, 2012
European Travel Commission: European Tourism In 2011 - Trends & Prospects

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has just published its fourth quarterly report on European Tourism in 2011 - Trends & Prospects. The following gives a brief overview of the report for the fourth quarter of 2011. The full report c...
January 26, 2012
Global Business Travel Association To Launch GBTA France

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the forthcoming launch of a formal, French-speaking, not-for-profit association in France. The development recognizes the importance of the French market in GBTA's plans to cont...
January 16, 2012
HBAA Annual Dinner Rings In New Chair And Objectives For 2012

New chair of the HBAA, Chris Peacock, welcomed his year at the helm of the Association with launch of new objectives and a charity auction that raised over £24K. Peacock outlined his key objectives to over 400 senior agents, hotels...
January 12, 2012
2012 Site International Foundation Leadership Announced

The Site International Foundation has introduced a distinguished list of leaders who will serve as the Foundation's International Board of Trustees, effective 1 January 2012. The Site International Foundation President for 2012 is Stephe...
January 11, 2012
HBAA Confirms Executive Committee For 2012

Chris Peacock, co-founder and director of Conference Care, will lead the HBAA as Chairman over the next 12 months. Chris brings with him a wealth of experience in the industry, having previously assumed the roles of Treasurer and Vice Chair...
January 05, 2012
GBTA Europe Releases Endorsed Strategic KPI Resource

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the launch of a Strategic KPI Resource Tool created by a team of four top industry consultants on behalf of the Association. After an initial announcement about the resource cre...
December 15, 2011
BBC News Anchor Huw Edwards Named ITM 2012 Conference Moderator

The Institute of Travel & Meetings (ITM) has announced the signing of BBC News Anchorman Huw Edwards as Conference moderator for the ITM 2012 Annual Conference. The event to be held at the Principal Hayley Palace Hotel, Manchester 21st ...
December 09, 2011
Site 2012 Leadership Announced

Site Members elected four members to serve on the association's International Board of Directors, effective 1 January 2012. Each member will serve a three-year term. New board Directors include: - Rhonda L. Brewer. VP, Group Business M...
December 08, 2011
ITM Industry Affairs Research Released

The Institute of Travel & Meetings' Industry Affairs Group (IAG), led by ITM board director Mark Cuschieri, has released the results of research on buyer attitudes to issues affecting the industry in the UK & Ireland. The research, co-or...
November 30, 2011
ACTE Announces Around the World in 80 Hours -- Spring 2012 Itinerary

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) launches its immersion learning programme designed for travel professionals to gain local market knowledge on global business travel management. The Around the World in 80 Hours programm...
November 29, 2011
MPI Opens Essential Event Measurement Toolbox

At EIBTM in Barcelona, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) introduced the Business Value of Meetings (BVOM) toolbox, a collection of resources created from research findings unveiled at AIBTM in June that indicated meeting and event p...
November 23, 2011
MPI: European Meetings & Events Conference 2012 To Emphasize Innovation

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is bringing inspired, research-based programming and unprecedented networking opportunities to European meeting and event professionals at the 2012 European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC) in Bu...
November 22, 2011
New Leadership For The Joint Meetings Industry Council

The Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) has announced that Philippe Fournier, President of the International Association of PCO's (IAPCO) and Managing Director for France, MCI Group, has assumed the Presidency of the Joint Meetings Indus...
November 16, 2011
GBTA Europe Releases Advocacy Research Results To European Commission

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced that it had presented the initial results of its pan-European advocacy research to the European Commission at a joint event held with the European Technology & Travel Services Asso...
November 15, 2011
HBAA To Expand Into The EU With The Launch Of An International Charter

The International Charter aims to outline how international hotels and venues can benefit from the buying power of the UK's most influential agencies involved in the procurement of meetings, events and business accommodation. Unlike man...
November 15, 2011
Upcoming ACTE Events On The Global Education Calendar

November 16 -- MILAN Executive Forum -- Business Travel Management Nel Nuovo Decennio: Competenze e Trend November 16 -- WEBCAST -- Cultural Considerations in Traveler Decision-Making November 22 -- SAO PAULO Executive Forum -- Turnin...
November 08, 2011
PCMA Announces Inaugural Global Corporate Summit

PCMA Brings Together Senior Global Corporate Meeting Executives from North America, Europe, Asia and South America for the First Global Corporate Summit The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has announced the launch o...
November 08, 2011
Site EMEA Forum 2012 To Be Held In Berlin, Germany

The Site International Board of Directors has announced that the Site EMEA Forum 2012 will take place in Berlin, Germany, from 18-20 June 2012. In a demonstration of commitment to industry collaboration, the Site EMEA Forum committee leader...
November 03, 2011
EFAPCO Set To Forge New Bonds With The European Commission

The 2012 EFAPCO Congress will take another leap forward in its campaign for greater recognition for PCOs along the corridors of European power. "We have just made another exciting step towards development of our pan-European voice with t...
October 25, 2011
European Tourism In 2011 - Trends & Prospects (Q3/2011)

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has just published its third quarterly report on European Tourism in 2011-Trends & Prospects. The following gives a brief overview of the report for the third quarter of 2011. The full report can be d...
October 25, 2011
PCMA Creates "PCMA-TV En Español"

PCMA has partnered with Convention News Television to create PCMA-TV en Español. This new video product is part of PCMA's focus on the emerging Hispanic market. "PCMA-TV en Español is part of a larger strategy to provide products that me...
October 24, 2011
PCMA Cultural Learning Lounge

As part of the PCMA innovative programme which followed on from IMEX, the Go Global theme continued with the introduction of Cultural Learning Lounges. Countries selected on the basis of participants' advance expressions of interest incl...
October 19, 2011
ITM Sets Out CEO Handover Plan; Annual Conference Details

The Institute of Travel & Meetings (ITM) has announced a number of plans for 2012 after a two-day annual board meeting held on October 9th at Wyboston Lakes. The ITM board has confirmed its annual conference dates for 24th -- 26th April ...
October 07, 2011
South Africa: IAPCO's 40th Member Country

South Africa has become the latest country to be represented in the ranks of IAPCO members, bringing the total to an impressive 40 countries. And with the addition of new members African Agenda, based in Cape Town, South Africa, and Gyro Co...
October 07, 2011
European Commission and The European Travel Commission Sign Joint Declaration

A landmark agreement between the European Commission and the European Travel Commission has been reached with the signing of a Joint Declaration at the European Tourism Forum in Cracow. European Tourism Forum, Cracow, Poland, 6th October...
September 27, 2011
Marking World Tourism Day

As the world celebrates World Tourism Day on 27 September, experts in the field of tourism and culture have underscored the need for local community engagement in tourism development at the official celebrations in Egypt (27 September, Aswa...
September 23, 2011
Guild of Travel Management Companies Announces Qatar For Conference 2012

The GTMC's (Guild of Travel Management Companies) chief executive Anne Godfrey has announced that Doha, Qatar will be the destination for the organisation's 2012 overseas conference being held 11--13 May. Qatar Airways will be the headline ...
September 20, 2011
Europeans Create GBTA Strategic KPI Resource

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the details of the launch of a Strategic KPI Resource Tool created by the Association. The announcement was made by Caroline Strachan, GBTA Europe Advisory Board Chairman and Gl...
September 20, 2011
IATA: Weak Economy, Weak Profits -2012 Looking Even Tougher

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an upgrading of its industry profit expectations to $6.9 billion (up from $4.0 billion projected in June). IATA emphasized that, despite the improvements, profitability at these l...
September 13, 2011
ITM and Advantage Launch Crisis Management Tool

The Institute of Travel & Meetings (ITM) UK & Ireland, has announced the formal release of a hub designed to support crisis management by business travel professionals in the UK. The hub, being launched in a beta format on 14th September...
September 12, 2011
New Partnership Between HSMAI Europe And Centaur Travel Group

Centaur Travel Group and HSMAI Europe have entered into a partnership. The collaboration includes the London and Dusseldorf Business Travel Shows, the Business Travel Club and the European Travel Buyer Awards (ETBA), across Europe. The B...
September 08, 2011
European Hotel Chains Gather At HSMAI In Oslo

On Thursday 1 September 2011, leading European chains gathered in Oslo for the first meeting of the HSMAI European Revenue Management Advisory Board. With diversity in culture, language and level of experience, the European hotel industry i...
September 07, 2011
UNWTO: Healthy Growth of International Tourism In First Half of 2011

International tourism grew by almost 5% in the first half of 2011 totalling a new record of 440 million arrivals. Results confirm that, in spite of multiple challenges, international tourism continues to consolidate the return to growth ini...
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