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Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul treads lightly

April 18, 2018 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Istanbul, the only city in the world bridging the two continents of Europe and Asia, has over 2 500 years of history, culture and traditions. The 5-star Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul is located in the heart of the city’s contemporary business and chic shopping district. It is situated next to the metro station with easy access • Read More »

6th loop trade fair successfully started

April 18, 2018 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The successful trade fair concept “loop – luxury on our planet” has once again opened its doors to present the latest developments in the luxury travel market and to boost sales activities between 100 international providers from the luxury travel industry and up to 130 buyers from the German-speaking markets. Over the past five years, • Read More »

PacRim Marketing Group and PRTech re-launch Chinese website about Hawaii

April 17, 2018 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

HONOLULU, Hawaii – PacRim Marketing Group and PRTech have redesigned their Chinese-language MyHawaii website and are hosting it on a server in China to increase loading speed and content quality. They also have re-branded it using the name, HAISHA (Having Fun in Hawaii), to resonate with Chinese travelers and attract them to Hawaii. The re-launch • Read More »

Regeneration plans of Grand Hotel Astoria as Corinthia Hotel Brussels wins Top Hotel World Tour competition

April 17, 2018 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

As construction gears up for the regeneration of the landmark Grand Hotel Astoria as the Corinthia Hotel Brussels, the project has been recognized by the hospitality industry for its planning, foresight and architectural integrity. Last month, GA Design won the Creative Spark competition for Europe for its regeneration plans of the new Corinthia Hotel Brussels. • Read More »

Seychelles Tourism conducts 4-city roadshow in Brazil promoting island honeymoons

April 17, 2018 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Riding on a 120-percent increase in visitor arrivals from Brazil in 2017, Seychelles’ visibility received an added boost through a roadshow organized by the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB). Moving from Porto Alegre, to Curitiba, Belo Horizonte and finally São Paulo, the roadshow was held from March 19 to 22. The event was spearheaded by Global • Read More »

LGBT Meeting Professionals Association announces new executive board members

April 16, 2018 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

“We’ve set ambitious goals for 2018 including additional education programs, networking events at major industry conferences and membership growth – both individual and corporate. Our new board members will be a major part of meeting our goals.” These were the words of Jim Clapes, Chairman, Executive Board of LGBT MPA, today as the LGBT Meeting • Read More »

Ushering in new era in smarter travel

April 16, 2018 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Speaking today, Geoffrey Lipman, President of the International Coalition of Tourism Partner (ICTP) and Co-founder of SUNx – Strong Universal Network, and a long-time sustainable travel advocate, announced a new research and delivery program to advance application of the blockchain for travel and tourism. He revealed that TraNexus, an Irish company, has put in place • Read More »

WTTC and GTTP announce partnership in support of business and education

April 16, 2018 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is the global authority on the economic and social contribution of Travel & Tourism. It promotes sustainable growth for the sector, working with governments and international institutions to create jobs, to drive exports and to generate prosperity. For 25 years, WTTC has been the voice of the Travel • Read More »

Seychelles showcased at London event hosted by UK’s biggest and most popular casino

April 16, 2018 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Seychelles received some added visibility as Club Liberté set in the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Baie Lazare, was among a handful of casinos represented at an event aiming to showcase some of the best casinos found in destinations across the globe. The two-night event held on March 13 and 14, in London, was organized • Read More »

Survey on Muslim Travelers: 35,000 answers

April 16, 2018 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Non-Muslim countries especially those in the western world, can do more if they want to attract increasing numbers of global Muslim travellers, according to a new halal tourism survey, which was created to coincide with Arabian Travel Market 2018, which takes place in Dubai from April 22-25. A total of 35,000 Muslim travellers participated in • Read More »

Frankfurt Airport Reports Marked Passenger Growth

April 13, 2018 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

In the first three months of 2018, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed more than 14.4 million passengers – an increase of 10.0 percent compared to the same period of the previous year. This strong growth was mainly attributable to the early timing of the Easter holidays and a significant expansion of flight offerings from airlines. Cargo • Read More »

Why are people heading to Tourism EXPO Japan 2018?

April 13, 2018 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

People who intend to visit Tourism EXPO Japan 2018 as part of the general public, are doing so to check out destinations for their next vacation, whether it be international or domestic. Some will even be there to get information on studying abroad. For those who have not traveled much in their lifetimes yet, they • Read More »

UNWTO announces 2nd World Conference on Smart Destinations

April 11, 2018 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Government of Spain and the Principality of Asturias are organizing the 2nd UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations (Oviedo, 25-27 June 2018). The Conference will discuss the principles of 21st-century tourism destinations, marked by governance, innovation, technology, sustainability and accessibility. The event, which is being held for the second • Read More »

Investments in tourism infrastructure to reach US$56 billion by 2022 d

April 11, 2018 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Capital investments in tourism infrastructure are expected to reach US$56 billion by 2022, with the UAE ranked the most competitive in the region, driven by the development of multiple revolutionary transport projects, according to the latest research published ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2018. According to Arabian Travel Market’s research partner, Colliers International, lightening-speed, • Read More »

IGLTA Foundation partners with Pacific Asia Travel Association for conference scholarship

April 11, 2018 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The IGLTA Foundation has partnered with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) to provide a unique opportunity for a Hong Kong Polytechnic University tourism student to attend the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 35th Annual Global Convention, set for May 9-12 in Toronto, Canada. Thanakarn (Bella) Vongvisitsin has been selected to attend the conference, which is considered to be • Read More »

African tourism and MICE industry host masterclass

April 10, 2018 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) and the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) have joined forces with Africa Tourism Partners (ATP) and Grant Thornton to host a capacity-building Business Tourism and MICE Masterclass course in Johannesburg from June 13-15, 2018. Both leading industry associations have endorsed and pledged their support for • Read More »

IMEX Policy Forum to close gap between political world and meetings industry

April 6, 2018 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The ‘Legacy of Positive Policy Making’ will be debated when this year’s IMEX Policy Forum brings together up to 40 policy makers from national and regional governments with around 80 leading meetings industry professionals. The Forum takes place at the InterContinental Hotel Frankfurt on Tuesday 15 May, the first day of IMEX in Frankfurt 2018. • Read More »

A United African Tourism Board about to be launched

April 6, 2018 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

A united African Tourism Board is soon to be officially launched. Members will not only include Tourism Boards, Ministers of Tourism and both government and private association, but Public figures, government representatives, and private stakeholders including DMC’s, CVB’s, Investment Banks, Law-firms, and consultants. “It’s all about marketing and outreach. We hope to be able not to • Read More »

Tourism EXPO Japan 2018 supporters read like Japan’s Who’s Who

April 6, 2018 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

A comprehensive travel trade event, Tourism EXPO Japan gathers key players from both the travel and tourism industry and travel-related business fields. Tourism EXPO Japan offers a fusion of opportunities, ranging from business meetings, insight sharing, discussions, media coverage, and direct business-to-business and business-to-customer promotion of overseas, domestic, and inbound tour products, facilities, and destinations. • Read More »

Turtle Beach immersed in local Bajan culture

April 5, 2018 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Turtle Beach Resort is situated on a pristine, 1500-foot stretch of white sand where sea turtles return to nest each year and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and the Atlantic meet. Green Globe recently recertified Turtle Beach for the third year. The resort is one of six properties within the Elegant Hotels Group to • Read More »

Hilton Salalah Resort: Bringing dreams to life

April 5, 2018 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Green Globe recently awarded the Hilton Salalah Resort in Oman its inaugural certification. William Costley, Hilton Vice President AP & Turkey (Arabian Peninsula and Turkey) said, “The Hilton Salalah team has been working towards this prestigious certification for the past 18 months. I am very impressed to see how Team Members engaged with the project • Read More »

IATA launches new program to improve safety of animals traveling by air

April 5, 2018 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new standardized global certification program to improve the safety and welfare of animals traveling by air. The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Live Animals Logistics (CEIV Live Animals) provides stakeholders across the air cargo supply chain with the assurance that CEIV Live Animals certified • Read More »