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Industry welcomes an end to uncertainty

Australia’s tourism industry is ready to get back to business, welcoming an end to the ongoing debate over the rate of the ‘backpacker tax’, which looks set to pass through the Senate this week.   “Our industry has been caught …

ITB Asia cements commitment to Asia Pacific through three-year partnership

Singapore will continue to be home to the next three editions of the region’s leading travel trade show – ITB Asia. Messe Berlin (Singapore), the organisers of the event, have announced the extension of its milestone partnership with the Singapore …

KelownaNow responds to comments Kimmel-style

We’re not perfect. Sometimes we make grammar mistakes and sometimes we publish content that ends up with a bit of a slant. We’re people talking to people. Ultimately, our goal is to inform and to open up the conversation. We …

The capital’s largest ever light festival, has won two prestigious awards at this year’s

Lumiere London was recognised for being a stand-out event for 2016 and won best Outdoor Event, after using the iconic streets of London as its backdrop. It also scooped the award for Debut Event, exceeding expectations after attracting over one …

Almost 70 000 visitors at Rimini fiera for the great international marketplace

Tourism moves fast worldwide and TTG Incontri, the leading trade fair in Italy and one of the very top in Europe, with a super edition highlighted this dynamism, which the world tourism Organization calculated with a global growth of 4%. …

  • AACB to take part in AIME 2015

    Published on : Monday, February 23, 2015

    All of AACB’s 15 city and regional convention bureaux members will take part in AIME 2015, from 24-25 February at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Australia’s convention bureaux and their member organisations will make a significant impact, taking up more than …

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  • AIME to host Forum for Young Professionals for the 15th consecutive year

    Published on : Tuesday, February 3, 2015

    From 22-23 February, AIME (Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Exhibition) will be hosting the ICCA International Meetings Foundation Seminar (formerly known as the Forum for Young Professionals or FYP) for the 15th consecutive year at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. …

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  • Airline industry gears up for the 13th Routes Asia on 15-17 March in Kunming,China

    Published on : Tuesday, February 3, 2015

    In 2015 the 13th Routes Asia will take place on 15-17 March in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China hosted by Yunnan Airport Group Co., Ltd. owners of Kunming Changshui International Airport, and supported by their partners Yunnan Provincial Civil Aviation Development …

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  • Visit California’s outreach program reaches Southern India

    Published on : Friday, January 16, 2015

    Visit California continued its outreach program in Southern India as part of the Brand USA ‘DiscoverAmerica’ Educational Seminars held in Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.  The educational seminars in three cities were organized from 6th -8th January 2015. The educational seminars …

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  • PATA to Support the Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference 2015

    Published on : Friday, December 19, 2014

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced that the association will support  the second Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference (PAITC). The event, organised by the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance(WINTA) and Aboriginal Tourism British Columbia (AtBC), will be held in Vancouver, …

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  • Thailand festival to draw tourists

    Published on : Thursday, December 18, 2014

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand is inviting tourists and visitors of Thailand to enjoy the “Colours of Doi Tung” celebration during this festive season to take in the spectacular scenery of the Doi Tung Development Project, and the pleasant weather …

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  • Phangan Colour Moon Festival 2014 to Wow Tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand in partnership with the Ko Phangan Hotels Association has organised the first Phangan Colour Moon Festival 2014, during 9-13 December, to showcase that the island is far more than a full moon party. H.E. Kobkarn …

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  • oneworld alliance product for events market just got even better

    Published on : Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    oneworld, the world’s most awarded global airline alliance, today unveiled a series of significant upgrades to oneworld events, its one-stop, easy-to-use travel service for the conventions, conferences, exhibitions and special events markets.     Key improvements include: Removal of bookings …

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  • 21st Annual FCCA Conference and Trade Show Helps Destinations and Stakeholders Increase Cruise Tourism Business

    Published on : Friday, October 10, 2014

    The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Conference & Trade Show closes today as the largest and most successful in the event’s 21-year history. Over 1,200 cruise tourism stakeholders-along with 100 cruise line executives,   presidents and CEOs-gathered for a four-day agenda …

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  • Sydney Town Hall set to host The Adventure Travel Expo in November

    Published on : Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    The Adventure Travel Expo comes to Sydney in November bringing with it twenty years experience creating trips to remember and prizes to help plan yours. On Saturday and Sunday, the 8th and 9th of November, Sydney’s iconic Town Hall will …

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  • Five-star quality shines through at Newforge House

    Published on : Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    The five-star NITB rating reflects an ‘outstanding’ overall standard of accommodation, providing high quality levels of décor, fixtures and fittings, together with excellent standards of management efficiency and guest services.   The Georgian country house, originally completed around 1785 and …

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  • MGTO joins Beautiful China Promotion Events in Shaanxi and Gansu Province to enhance cooperation in tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) took part in the “Beautiful China – Promotional Activities for the Silk Road & the Tourism Cooperation and Exchange Event of Shaanxi and Gansu Province with Hong Kong and Macau”. During the event, the Office …

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  • Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau successfully participated in Third Brand USA India Travel Mission

    Published on : Monday, September 15, 2014

    Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB)- the official tourist promotion agency of Philadelphia successfully participated in the third Brand USA India Travel Mission in the three Indian metro cities of Bengaluru, Mumbai and New Delhi. During this Mission interactive travel …

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  • Venue 360 revitalises hospitality offer with Kudos

    Published on : Friday, September 12, 2014

    Luton-based leisure and conferencing complex Venue 360 has awarded a £4m café and hospitality contract to event caterer Kudos.   The four-year exclusive contract commences 1 October 2014. All previous catering was previously done in-house.   The venue is a …

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  • MOU Signing between IMPACT and STIU

    Published on : Monday, September 8, 2014

    IMPACT Exhibition Management CO., LTD., led by General Manager Mr. Loy Joon How,     jointly incorporated STAMFORD International University to initiate and implement an international program known as “MICE and Special Events” for the first time in Thailand. Goal …

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  • Durban ICC launches thought-leadership events

    Published on : Saturday, September 6, 2014

    As part of its ambassador programme, the Durban ICC has launched an exciting new series of interactive events aimed at tackling topical issues facing the business community in South Africa. The first of these events was hosted last week Friday, …

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  • Research presented at the opening of IBTM India 2014 reveals India’s event budgets are growing by 12 per cent annually

    Published on : Saturday, September 6, 2014

    The India meetings and events market is growing dramatically according to a new market research study with 51 per cent of respondents to the India Meetings & Events Industry Survey 2014 reporting an increase in the number of events they …

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  • CWT Meetings & Events Signs Agreement with Cvent

    Published on : Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    CWT Meetings & Events, the award-winning meetings and events agency, today announced it has strengthened its overall client technology offering by signing an agreement with Cvent, Inc.  a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform.   CWT Meetings & Events will …

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  • Yorkshire: Top of the Tourist Tweets

    Published on : Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    After an historic summer with Le Tour shining the spotlight on the county, Welcome to Yorkshire can reveal the tourist attractions generating the most social conversation on Twitter within the county over the last 12 months. With increasing numbers of …

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  • Prestige Venues & Events Race to Display Scotland’s Finest Produce

    Published on : Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    Cookery demos, an interactive cook-off and plenty of tasting sessions will all be on the menu at the annual Scotland Food and Drink Race Day at the racecourse, set in the grounds of historic Scone Palace. A highlight of the …

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