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dusitD2 project launched in Phuket

Dec 06, 2016

Leading hospitality company Dusit International has signed a management agreement with Phuket-based property developer Layana Development Co., Ltd. to operate the dusitD2 Phuket Aria in Surin Beach.

Located on the west coast of Phuket between Bang Tao and Kamala Beaches, and just 30 minutes by car from Phuket International Airport, Surin Beach is dubbed ‘Millionaire’s Row’ due to its cluster of high-end resorts and residences which regularly play host to A-list celebrities. Key to the area’s appeal are its long sandy beach, crystal clear...more >>

News from the Global Meetings Industry

Paris: Operators are working for recovery

Dec 07, 2016

aris is the primary attraction in the principal destination in Europe. The publicity associated with the events of 2015 and 2016 have led to a softening of its appeal in such long haul origin markets as the US, Japan and China. Many visitors who would normally have come have chosen not to do so: amidst a decline of 8% of international arrivals in Paris, the Chinese and Japanese have seen shortfalls as high as 25%...more >>

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts Announces New Global Music Series With Parisian Pop Band Nouvelle...

Dec 07, 2016

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced a new wave of the brand's global music collaboration with French Bossa Nova-inspired band, Nouvelle Vague, rolling out exclusive music performances for guests and locals at Le Méridien hotels around the world. ...more >>

Oman Air Announces a Global Sale of 50% off all international flights

Dec 05, 2016

o celebrate a successful year for Oman Air, the National Carrier of the Sultanate of Oman is discounting prices by 50% on all international flights in its Global Sale. The sale will run from 4 – 10 December 2016 and travel will be valid from 1 January – 30 September 2017....more >>

Etihad Airways crowned ‘World’s Leading Airline’ at World Travel Awards

Dec 05, 2016

Etihad Airways recently collected the prestigious ‘World’s Leading Airline’ award at the 23rd annual World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2016, for the eighth consecutive year. ...more >>

World Travel Awards Academy recognises Tourism Pioneers in the Maldives

Dec 05, 2016

The World Travel Awards Academy has recognised two global hospitality icons with the title of ‘Tourism Pioneer’ during the Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2016. The title is a discretionary award, reserved for those few individuals and organisations which can truly be said to have had a transformative impact on global hospitality; those innovators who blaze a trail for others to follow....more >>

UNWTO congress to discuss the links between cultural heritage and creative tourism

Nov 25, 2016

The World Tourism Organization and the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria will jointly host the International Congress on World Civilizations and Creative Tourism on 29 November - 1 December 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Congress will discuss how creative tourism can play a significant role in safeguarding and promoting tangible and intangible heritage as well as in generating socio-economic benefits....more >>

Thailand's temporary visa fee waiver not the panacea needed

Nov 25, 2016

(Article by Chadamas Chinmaneevong, Bangkok, November 24, 2016) Travel operators in Thailand are positive that the visa fee waiver being implemented by the government will be a boon for arrivals, but is unlikely to make up for the loss in Chinese visitors due to the cracking down of zero-dollar tours....more >>

Ctrip Announces Agreement to Acquire Skyscanner

Nov 25, 2016

China’s Ctrip has signed a definitive agreement with Skyscanner for the acquisition of all of its shares at an estimated value of 1.4 billion pounds (US$1.74 billion).

 

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MICE-Contact News: Hot Topics of GBTA Conference

Nov 23, 2016

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR – wrapped up their third successful joint conference in Europe this week with record attendance. The event brought together over 950 attendees from 20+ countries for networking, education and top-notch speakers....more >>

Medical Tourism – a new segment at ITB Berlin

Nov 23, 2016

For the first time ITB Berlin 2017 will feature a dedicated Medical Tourism Pavilion – Huge growth in medical tourism – Papers and workshops on new trends and developments...more >>

Oman secures international medical congress

Nov 23, 2016

The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman has announced it will host the 2019 SICOT (International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology) Orthopaedic World Congress in association with the Pan Arab Orthopaedic Society (PAOS)....more >>

ICC Sydney Prepares for World Class Success

Nov 23, 2016

nternational Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has readied itself to host some of the world’s most prestigious exhibitions, following an intensive two-day test of its industry leading exhibition facilities, custom built loading dock and world class team members....more >>

MCE South Europe 2016: Flawlessly delivered, expectations exceeded, overall satisfaction

Nov 18, 2016

This week MCE South Europe 2016 took place in Rome. The boutique one-stop-shop event was brought to life to showcase South Europe as a fabulous MICE destination. The rich variety of South European MICE Solution Providers came to the Italian capital to represent their destinations and build reliable business relationships with leading event planners keen on finding new business partnerships. ...more >>

WTM London 2016: The Most Successful Ever With A record 51,500 Participants

Nov 18, 2016

World Travel Market London 2016 was the most successful ever with a joint-record attendance of 51,500 and the highest number of exhibitor invitees and buyers in the event’s 37 year history....more >>

Thailand: First Asian Destination for World Conference of IOI

Nov 18, 2016

The 11th World Conference of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) officially raised its curtain in Bangkok on November 16, 2016 making it the first time that that World Conference of IOI, which is regularly held every 4 year, is hosted in Asia. ...more >>

PATA appoints Young Tourism Professional Ambassador

Nov 18, 2016

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has appointed Miss Jie Cheng (JC) Wong as Young Tourism Professional Ambassador effective January 1, 2017. This new role has been created as part of the Association’s continuing commitment to the development of young tourism professionals. In her new role Miss Wong reports to PATA’s Director – Human Capital Development Mrs Parita Niemwongse....more >>

UNWTO supports Sudan´s Tourism Development

Nov 18, 2016

UNWTO Secretary General, Taleb Rifai, has expressed the commitment of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to support Sudan’s tourism development during his recent official visit to Sudan. The visit coincided with a three-day regional executive training on crisis communication in tourism organized by UNWTO and the UNWTO.Themis Foundation (Khartoum, Sudan, 15-17 November, 2016). ...more >>

New Generation of Thai Hospitality Entrepreneurs to Lead Discussion on Thailand’s Tourism Future at...

Nov 18, 2016

Thailand Tourism Forum (TTF), an influential annual gathering of top hotel industry professionals in the Thai capital, will be held on Monday January 23, 2017 at the InterContinental Hotel Bangkok. ...more >>

Dusit International wins five World Luxury Hotel Awards

Nov 18, 2016

Hotels operated by leading hospitality company Dusit International came out top in five categories at this year’s World Luxury Hotel Awards 2016 held in Doha, Qatar, on October 29....more >>

LondonisOpen wins ICCA Best Marketing Award

Nov 18, 2016

ICCA announced London & Partners as the winner of this year's ICCA Best Marketing Award at the Closing Ceremony of the 55th ICCA Congress in Kuching, Malaysia. ...more >>