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Madrid named world’s top meetings and conference destination at 2019 World Travel Awards

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 29, 2019 19:30

Madrid was named the World’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination at the 26th edition of the World Travel Awards 2019 (WTA). Almudena Maíllo, the councillor responsible for Tourism at Madrid ... Read More

VP Plaza España becomes official Davis Cup sponsor

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 15, 2019 19:19

–VP Plaza España Design, a five-star luxury hotel located on Plaza de España on Gran Via, announces its official partnership with the Davis Cup Madrid Finals taking place from November ... Read More

Travel tech start-up Smartvel names CCO

editor editor- June 14, 2019 21:25

Smartvel, a destination content technology provider, announced the appointment of Jacqueline Ulrich as  Chief Commercial Officer. (CCO) Jacqueline, Swedish raised in Spain, has more than 20 years of experience in ... Read More

Qatar Aviation Services participated in the 32nd IATA Ground Handling Conference

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 16:36

Qatar Aviation Services (QAS), participated as a silver sponsor in the 32nd IATA Ground Handling Conference that took place in Madrid, Spain from. For the second consecutive year, QAS participated ... Read More

Air Europa announces new Malaga-Tel Aviv service

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 22:20

Air Europa Líneas Aéreas, S.A.U. (Air Europa), third largest airline in Spain after Iberia and Vueling, announced plans to launch flights between Tel Aviv and Malaga, starting on April 2, ... Read More

Top travel destinations: US trends for summer 2019

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 20:25

eDreams, Europe's online travel agent, has analyzed flight bookings for travel between June 1st and the 30th September 2019 to reveal this summer's top US travel trends. With half of the year already ... Read More

Ethiopian delighted to serve Liverpool and Tottenham fans

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 08:01

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to have served fans of the globally renowned British football teams Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in their travel to Madrid where the teams played for Champions ... Read More

Seychelles among Best Honeymoon Destinations 2019 in Spain

editor editor- May 29, 2019 21:06

It is in a special ceremony held in Madrid earlier this May, that Grandvoyage.com travel agency delivered their awards to the best tourist destinations of 2019, which featured Seychelles nominated ... Read More

Private jet bookings soar ahead of all-English European football finals

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 15:06

UK private jet charter operator is reporting a surge in requests and bookings ahead of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League finals, more than doubling its average monthly activity ... Read More

Ibiza Nightlife Association demands Night Mayor

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 28, 2019 08:17

Ibiza's Nightlife Association (Ocio de Ibiza) demands the imposition of the “Night Mayor” figure on the Island. Said figure currently exists in almost fifty cities around the world and has ... Read More

Cape Town to chair BestCities board

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 17:49

Corne Koch, Head of Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau, a division of WESGRO, has been elected to the role of board chair for BestCities Global Alliance. She will ... Read More

BestCities 2019 Copenhagen Global Forum to look to the future

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 16:40

BestCities Global Alliance and Copenhagen Convention Bureau (CCB) are set to investigate what the future holds for associations and association congresses with a focus on creating lasting, positive impact. Exploring ... Read More

FITUR 2020 celebrates its 40th anniversary with its most professional and international edition

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 15:19

The next edition of FITUR, organised by IFEMA, will take place at Feria de Madrid from the 22 to 26 January 2020, and is looking to once again become the ... Read More

Madrid and Barcelona beat London and Singapore to world’s ‘Top 5 congress cities’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 19:30

The city of Madrid climbs to third in the ranking of world congress cities, published by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) for 2018. This positioning is reinforced by ... Read More

Paris ranked as world’s top destination for international meetings

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 15:55

In its latest report, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) ranked Paris the world's number one destination for meetings, outpacing the second-place holder, Vienna, by a margin of 40 ... Read More

Most Dazzling Blue Flag Beaches are in Spain this summer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 16:10

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced this week the beaches, ports and sustainable boat tour operators in Europe for 2019. Spain boasts 669 Blue Flag awards including 566 Spanish ... Read More

Deputy UNWTO Secretary General ready to quit? Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente may resign

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2019 02:42

Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente of Colombia may have enough serving as the deputy secretary General for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). He started his job only in June 2018. There will be ... Read More

UNWTO partnership to develop digital tourism agenda

editor editor- May 1, 2019 00:23

The application of new technologies such as Big Data and the Internet of Things are already leading to new uses and applications that will revolutionize services in the tourism sector ... Read More

Hainan Airlines announces nonstop Beijing-Oslo service

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 19, 2019 16:30

Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd. (Hainan Airlines) plans to formally launch nonstop service between Beijing and Oslo on May 15. This will be the first direct route between mainland China ... Read More

Four Seasons Hotel Madrid welcomes new General Manager

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 12, 2019 18:26

In advance of the highly anticipated opening of the first Four Seasons hotel in Spain, Christoph Schmidinger has been appointed opening General Manager to oversee the new luxury hotel set ... Read More

UNWTO Convenes Cities in Lisbon to Cooperate on a Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Tourism Agenda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 11:48

The first UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism, co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Economy of Portugal and the Lisbon Municipality concluded Friday in Lisbon, ... Read More

WTTC Global Summit: President Obama was a disappointment for many

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 20:29

U.S. President Barak Obama was the most expected speaker at the ongoing World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) summit in Seville today. More than 1500 CEOs, association presidents, ministers of ... Read More

Carlos Vogeler starts leading position at Ministry of Tourism in Oman

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 05:26

It appears the implementation of the National Tourism Strategy of Oman is in excellent hands. Last week Carlos Vogeler started a two-year contract with the Ministry of Tourism of Oman, ... Read More

Air Partner appoints Ed Warner as non-executive Chair

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2019 06:01

Ed Warner has been appointed as Non-Executive Chair of the Air Partners as of April 1, 2019. Ed will also chair the Nomination Committee and join the Remuneration Committee. Ed Warner ... Read More

Evelop Airlines adds another Airbus to its fleet

editor editor- March 28, 2019 20:13

Evelop Airlines operates an all Airbus fleet of one A320-200, one A330-200 and three A330-300, and now the first of two A350 XWBs. Evelop Airlines, the Spanish carrier of Barceló ... Read More

IGLTA Foundation’s new NYC think tank to address key issues in LGBTQ+ Tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 17:00

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association Foundation (IGLTAF) inaugural Leadership Think Tank will unite top executives from LGBTQ+ welcoming destinations around the globe at Google during IGLTA’s 36th Annual Global Convention ... Read More

Hainan Airlines launches nonstop service between Guiyang, China and Paris, France

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 01:01

Hainan Airlines will launch nonstop service between Guiyang, China and Paris on March 24, its fourth nonstop route from mainland China to Paris following Xi'an-Paris, Chongqing-Paris and Shenzhen-Paris. The once ... Read More

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts launches voice bookings with ‘Google Assistant’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2019 17:11

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has launched an innovative option enabling guests to book rooms through voice commands thanks to an integration with Google Assistant. This is a major step forward ... Read More

Why Travel to Madrid? 40 Years of Diversity and Tolerance: Just Watch it!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2019 19:08

Germany and the rest of the world agrees. Madrid is the city of tolerance and diversity. According to a prestigious award received on the sideline of the recently concluded ITB ... Read More

For three days, Madrid was the capital of global air traffic management

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 15, 2019 22:18

The seventh annual World ATM Congress, held at Feria de Madrid, concluded on Thursday, 14 March. The world's largest air traffic management (ATM) event attracted a record-breaking 9,573 registrants and ... Read More

2019 Quality of Living: Vienna is still the world’s best city

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:42

Trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate. Combined with the threat of stringent and inconsistent monetary policies looming over markets, international businesses are under more ... Read More

Tourism industry needs strategic plan to protect climate, reduce CO2 emissions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 23:20

Tourism accounts for ten percent of the global gross national product and is responsible for eight per cent of all CO2 emissions worldwide. “One could say that this is a ... Read More

Challenging start to 2019 for hotels in mainland Europe

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 17:30

Profit per room at hotels in mainland Europe fell by 9.1 percent year-over-year in January—the largest margin of decline in this measure since August 2016—as revenues dropped and costs escalated, ... Read More

Hainan Airlines launched Shenzhen-Tel Aviv non-stop service

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- March 5, 2019 11:27

Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd. ("Hainan Airlines") launched its non-stop service between Shenzhen and Tel Aviv on February 22, 2019. The route, with two round trip flights weekly on Mondays ... Read More

Spain to grant permanent residency to 400,000 Brits if UK leaves EU without deal

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 2, 2019 18:15

Madrid said on Friday it would allow British citizens living in Spain to stay on if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, giving them until the end of ... Read More

Syria welcomes visitors with open arms: Is Syria Safe tor tourism?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 10, 2019 07:56

Syrians escape an inhuman regime by the million. European countries are in a state of crisis trying to welcome Syrian refugees, but at the FITUR trade show in Madrid last month ... Read More

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