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World Tourism Day 2017 celebrated on the theme Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development

Aug 12, 2017

This year’s World Tourism Day, held on 27 September, will be focused on Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development. Celebrated in line with the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the Day will be dedicated to exploring the contribution of tourism to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

World Tourism Day has been celebrated since 1980 on September 27, the day in which the Statutes of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) entered into force. Peace and Dialogue, Energy, Accessibility, World Heritage and Water and Tourism have been some of the topics tackled on the 37 previous editions of World...more >>

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Thailand earned nearly 70 awards in SmartTravelAsia.com Best in Travel Poll

Aug 12, 2017

In some exciting Thailand tourism news, Thailand has performed exceptionally we@mice-contact.comll in the 2017 edition of the SmartTravelAsia.com Best in Travel Poll, with Bangkok, Phuket, Ko Samui and Hua Hin all being named among the ‘Top 10 Holiday Destinations’ for Asia....more >>

CEB Road Show Connects with Chinese Associations

Aug 12, 2017

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau’s (TCEB) recent Road Show in Beijing aimed at attracting Chinese trade associations to Thailand received good response with the attendance of 35 Chinese association delegates looking for business opportunities and connection through conventions in Thailand and 9 media delegates...more >>

International Youth Day - Celebrating the Potential of Tourism to Empower Youth

Aug 12, 2017

he World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Hilton and the WYSE Travel Confederation will join forces ahead of International Youth Day at the Youth General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters to highlight tourism’s capacity to empower youth....more >>

Global tourism stakeholders to convene at Vietnam’s largest international travel expo

Aug 12, 2017

Thousands of tourism businesses will convene at the International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC) 2017 on 7 – 9 September at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC)....more >>

Building and enhancing digital capacity at the third DATA event in Japan

Aug 10, 2017

Over 50 tourism marketing representatives from across the Asia Pacific region came together for three days in Mie, Japan to enhance their digital marketing skills through an adventure filled journey in this little-known part of the country....more >>

TCEB bridge Special Economic Zones in the Economic Quadrangle with MICE

Aug 03, 2017

he Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) or TCEB and Chiang Rai Province organised “Thailand MICE Seminar on SEZ 2017 – TMSS” in Chiang Rai. The seminar aimed to ally Lao People's Democratic Republic, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and People's Republic of China (Yunnan) to use MICE bridging and networking all member countries to build up the strength before expanding to Greater Mekong Subregion countries (GMS) in the future. ...more >>

OECD includes UNWTO in the list of Development Assistance Organizations

Aug 03, 2017

The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), representing thirty of the main donor countries, has included the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in the List of ODA- eligible International Organizations. ...more >>

CCMG launched a new forum for the Nordic MICE Market – The Nordic MICE Summit

Jul 31, 2017

The event will take place from, 8 th to 10 th March 2018, at Malmö’s new meeting place – The Clarion Hotel and Congress Malmö Live situated in the heart of the attractive and modern city of Malmö, Sweden just a few steps from the Central Station and just a glance away from Copenhagen (from the 25 th floor).

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ATEED teams up with PATA to host Tourism Leaders Forum

Jul 26, 2017

Tourism industry leaders in New Zealand are set to address the challenges and opportunities facing public and private organisations as the nation seeks to maximise the sector’s economic benefits....more >>

ICESAP Agency Accreditation Scheme launches in China

Jul 25, 2017

China is ready to roll out ICESAP’s (Incentive, Conference & Event Society Asia Pacific) accreditation scheme, following its Asia-Pacific debut earlier this year, as the Chinese translation of the 42-page application document has been completed. According to ICESAP’s Beijing-based regional vice-president, Alicia Yao, the programme will be ready to launch within a month once some terms and conditions – like currency conversions and Chinese corporate practices – are “fine tuned”....more >>

PCMA Announces Convening Leaders Host Cities for 2019 and 2020

Jul 23, 2017

PCMA has announced that it will host its 2019 Convening Leaders annual meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the following January, the event will head west across the U.S. to San Francisco. The premier business-events industry gathering draws more than 4,200 professionals for three days of high-level education and networking, and each year raises the bar in terms of innovative formats, content, delivery, and presentations to help participants transform their own events....more >>

IBTM Announces Landmark 30th Edition of IBTM World

Jul 23, 2017

IBTM today announced a series of new initiatives and elements for its milestone 30th anniversary edition IBTM World event, which takes place in Barcelona from 28 – 30 November 2017....more >>

PATA shares the secrets of storytelling with Maldives travel industry professionals

Jul 23, 2017

Travel industry professionals in the Maldives are now better placed to promote effectively this idyllic destination, thanks to the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The inaugural PATA Human Capacity Building Programme in the Maldives was staged this week in conjunction with the Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO). There were 45 participants in attendance. Representing PATA were CEO Dr. Mario Hardy and Director-Human Capital Development Mrs. Parita Niemwongse....more >>

GBTA Honors Outstanding Members

Jul 23, 2017

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry, awarded three distinguished members during GBTA Convention 2017 in Boston....more >>

Thailand welcomes new Turkish Airlines flights to Phuket

Jul 23, 2017

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to welcome the launch of new Turkish Airlines flights to Phuket in Southern Thailand. Phuket, one of the world’s best known beach destinations with a number of award-winning beaches voted for by tourists, will host the airline’s four direct flights per week from Istanbul....more >>

TCEB holds Thailand MICE Seminar on SEZ 2017 in Chiang Rai

Jul 23, 2017

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has organized Thailand MICE Seminar on SEZ 2017 in Chiang Rai province to promote greater economic cooperation between Thailand and its neighboring countries....more >>

The new President of TCEB highlights 4 directions to enhance “MICE”

Jul 19, 2017

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organisation) or TCEB, under the guidance of “Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya”, the newest President, is ready to move forward to develop the organisation into the leading organisation for MICE that will improve the country’s economy with innovation to create prosperity and distribute income....more >>

TATs marketing plan 2018 to heighten Thailand as a preferred destination

Jul 18, 2017

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently held the annual TAT Action Plan for 2018 meeting, which covers both international and domestic tourism. TAT’s marketing plan 2018 has been designed to serve the purpose of generating revenue and increase visitor arrivals, promote new ideas and follow the development agenda of Thailand 4.0 using the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy, as well as Inclusive Tourism that maintains a balance between the economy, society and the environment. All the strategies are in line with the 12th National Economic and Social Development Plan and 2nd National Tourism Development Plan....more >>

Cirque du Soleil acquires entertainment phenomenon Blue Man Group

Jul 17, 2017

Global entertainment leader Cirque du Soleil today announced the acquisition of New-York-based Blue Man Productions, a global live entertainment company best known for the award-winning Blue Man Group show, performed in over 20 countries and seen by more than 35 million people worldwide since 1991. The acquisition of Blue Man Group considerably widens Cirque du Soleil’s audience pool, adding to their portfolio six resident productions established across the United States and Germany, as well as a North American and a World Tour. ...more >>

Meeting Experts Conference (MEXCON 2018) in Wiesbaden

Jul 17, 2017

The city of Wiesbaden in the Rhein-Main area is hosting the next Meeting Experts Conference (MEXCON), taking place from 20 to 21 June 2018 in the RheinMain CongressCenter (RMCC). After a three-year construction period the RMCC is set to be one of the most innovative conference centres in Germany when it opens in spring 2018. ...more >>