Category: Global


UNWTO calls for higher financing for tourism in development cooperation

Despite its wide-reaching socio-economic impacts, tourism still receives limited attention as a tool for development. On the occasion of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July, 13-16), UNWTO calls for higher support for tourism in international financing for development flows to maximise the sector´s contribution to sustainable development across the […]

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UNWTO and Amadeus join forces to strengthen technology in tourism

Amadeus, a leading provider of technology solutions for the tourism sector, and UNWTO are joining forces to advance the use of innovative technology in tourism in areas such as education and multi-modality. UNWTO and Amadeus, a UNWTO Affiliate Member since 2007, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to consolidate their partnership in several areas. This […]

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ICC Sydney CEO re-elected as AIPC President

Geoff Donaghy, Chief Executive Officer of International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), has been re-elected as the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) President for a second term. The announcement was made at the AIPC Annual Conference in Boston, July 2015. AIPC is the industry association for professional convention and exhibition centre managers world-wide. AIPC […]

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French wine regions Champagne and Burgundy granted World Heritage Status by UNESCO

The wine-making regions of Champagne and part of Burgundy, in France have been granted World Heritage status by the United Nations, which gives a boost to the country’s drive to encourage tourism and revive its deteriorating economy. The designation by the United Nation’s cultural arm, UNESCO, is conferred to cultural and natural sites deemed significant […]

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Silk Road Tourism commits to travel aid & closer marketing cooperation

Jointly organised by UNWTO, the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and the People’s Government of the Shaanxi Province, the 7th International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism held in the ancient Silk Road capital of Xi’an addressed key topics such as capacity building, marketing and promotion, heritage management and travel facilitation as a means to building […]

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Dallas to host 2016 WTTC Global Summit

The World Travel & Tourism Council announces that Dallas, Texas, will host its 2016 WTTC Global Summit, in April 2016. The announcement was made in the presence of Phillip Jones, CEO, Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sean Donohue, CEO, Dallas Fort Worth Airport at the close of the 15th WTTC Global Summit in Madrid, […]

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Starwood announces Vistana Signature Experience

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc announced a key milestone toward the planned spin-off of its vacation ownership business into a separate publicly traded company. Starwood Vacation Ownership (SVO), which will be named Vistana Signature Experiences, Inc upon completion of the spin-off transaction, has filed an initial Form 10 Registration Statement (Form 10) with the […]

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Cleartrip aim a growth of 45%

Cleartrip has set a target of 45% growth in the current fiscal year, in the transaction value on its site. Amit Taneja, Chief Revenue Officer of Cleartrip said, “In fiscal 2014-15, we had achieved transaction worth USD 800 million with 39% growth over previous year and in the current fiscal we are looking at a […]

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TripAdvisor launches dedicated pages on airports

TripAdvisor has launched airport pages on its websites that will enable travellers to get information about where to eat, where to stay and where to shop at 200 major airports around the world. When travellers search for an airport via the site, they will be directed to the dedicated airport page containing reviews, ratings and […]

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Starwood hotels to offer mobile event apps at properties worldwide

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. recently announced its referral partnership with Cvent, a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform and PSAV, a technology service provider, to offer CrowdCompass by Cvent mobile apps to planners who are booking meetings and events at its properties worldwide. “We are always looking for new ways to enhance the […]

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