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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%. …

  • Visit Annapolis Sales Team To Take Center Stage at Meeting and Sports Planner Events

    Published on : Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Members of the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau’s (AAACCVB) sales team are gearing up to play a high profile role in two national meetings and sports planner conferences.   HSMAI’s MEET The AAACCVB is co-sponsoring the …

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  • Major tourism boost for NSW: New luxury hotel at Darling Harbour

    Published on : Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Sydney has secured a landmark luxury 5-star hotel as part of the new world-class convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct at Darling Harbour, NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner announced today.Mr Stoner said the premium harbour-side hotel will have around 600 rooms …

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  • Queensland Scott set for Gold Coast return

    Published on : Monday, August 25, 2014

    Hometown hero and World Number 2 Adam Scott will return to the Gold Coast in December to defend his Australian PGA Championship title. The PGA today confirmed that Scott has committed to contend the 2014 Australian PGA Championship to be …

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  • Upcoming Singapore Roadshow by MEET TAIWAN To Promote “Super Team in Asia” Incentive Campaign

    Published on : Saturday, August 23, 2014

    MEET TAIWAN, sponsored by Taiwan Bureau of Foreign Trade and implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is promoting Taiwan as the top-of-mind destination for incentive travel in Asia with its “Super Team in Asia” Campaign through a roadshow …

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  • Ambassador program celebrates bringing the world to Melbourne

    Published on : Friday, August 22, 2014

    The world leading Club Melbourne Ambassador Program celebrated another record year of international conferences at its premier annual anniversary dinner last night and officially welcomed five new inductees to the program.   In the last 12 months alone, Melbourne has …

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  • BCEC hosts World’s Premier Horticulture Event

    Published on : Friday, August 22, 2014

    3,500 of the world’s leading experts in horticultural science have taken over the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre this week for the World Olympics of Horticulture – the 29th International Horticultural Congress (IHC 2014). Experts from 100 countries have gathered …

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  • New IMEX America Co-Located Events Tailored for Business School Lovers, Gen Y Planners & Golfers

    Published on : Friday, August 22, 2014

    Always looking to deliver fresh value each fall at IMEX America, this year’s show week (Smart Monday Oct. 13, Tradeshow Oct. 14 – 16) will build on the show’s reputation for delivering high quality, co-located events with the addition of …

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  • Carlson Completes Acquisition of Carlson Wagonlit Travel

    Published on : Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, today announced the completion of the acquisition from JPMorgan Chase & Co. (“JPMC”) for the 45 percent equity interest JPMC indirectly held in Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT). Financial terms of the transaction were …

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  • IBTM America confirms Chicago for 2015 event

    Published on : Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Reed Travel Exhibitions’ IBTM Global Events Portfolio (www.ibtmevents.com) has confirmed their new show format IBTM America 2015 (renamed following AIBTM 2014), will take place from June 9-11, 2015 in the exclusive Skyline Ballroom, located in McCormick Place West, overlooking the …

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  • The Hotel Show Dubai focuses on education and training at this year’s event

    Published on : Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Increasing competition and the continuing rise in guest expectations of standards and services within hospitality are just two factors that have led The Hotel Show Dubai to give a focus on education and training at this year’s event and partnered …

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  • Kuala Lumpur wins bid to host Worldchefs Congress in 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur’s reputation as a culinary haven has been reaffirmed with its winning bid to host the Worldchefs Congress in 2018. “In its 86-year history, this prestigious congress will be held in Southeast Asia for the second time,”   Malaysia …

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  • Highlights of BTC- Italy’s events exhibition scheduled to take place in Florence on 11-12 November

    Published on : Monday, August 4, 2014

    BTC, Italy’s events exhibition, scheduled to take place at Fortezza da Basso in Florence on 11-12 November, includes a highly topical seminar in its rich educational programme this year. It is entitled Communicating in China and Russia by using local …

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  • Hilton Pattaya Earns Thailand Accessible Tourism Awards 2013

    Published on : Monday, August 4, 2014

    Hilton Pattaya today announced that it has received the 2013 Thailand Accessible Tourism Awards certified by Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Thailand. The award was presented to hotels that exemplify the high standard of universal design …

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  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2014

    Published on : Friday, August 1, 2014

    The IDRC Davos 2014 is bringing together over 1,000 leading experts from government agencies, science, and the private sector including Margareta Wahlstrom, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Michael Gerber, Ambassador and Swiss Special Representative for …

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  • Reed Exhibitions Greater China Supports Red Cross Fund Raising for Charity

    Published on : Friday, August 1, 2014

    Reed Exhibitions Greater China, the country’s leading events organizer supported the 6th annual International Church of Shanghai (ICS) Charity Golf Tournament, held at Silport Golf Club in Kunshan.   Golf enthusiasts faced off during in June for a good cause, …

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  • Great Bath Feast Announces A Sumptuous Menu of Events

    Published on : Friday, July 25, 2014

    The Great Bath Feast is the biggest and most diverse food festival in the South West. Not only is it an incredible experience for food lovers, it brings Bath’s fiercely independent restaurants together to create an atmosphere of sharing, caring …

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  • TTF – Great Ocean Road Race A Boon For Tourism

    Published on : Thursday, July 17, 2014

    The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race will provide a significant boost to Victoria’s tourism industry when some of the world’s best cycling teams converge on the state in early 2015, according to peak national industry body Tourism & Transport …

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  • Sydney to host Sibos 2018, the world’s largest financial conference

    Published on : Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Sydney’s position as a global professional services hub and leading destination for international business events has been confirmed after being announced as host of Sibos in 2018, NSW Premier Mike Baird said today. Mr Baird said Sibos is the largest …

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  • Business Events Big Business: Sydney Secures Sibos 2018

    Published on : Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    The New South Wales visitor economy will receive a $50 million boost with Sydney today named as the host of Sibos 2018, the world’s biggest and most influential financial conference, peak national industry body Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) says. …

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  • HBAA – Center Parcs expands events team for Woburn Forest

    Published on : Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Center Parcs has expanded the events team for its new Woburn Forest ‘village’ with three new appointments.   Event manager, Ronnie McNamee; event coordinator, Daisy Williams; and sales delivery coordinator, Hermione Gingell have joined the events team, following the village’s …

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