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Routes Americas Aviation Forum to be held in Quebec

The first Canadian Routes Americas will take place in 2019 following a successful bid from Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport. Routes Americas 2017 in Las Vegas was attended by 830 delegates from 100 airlines, 260 airports and 40 tourism authorities, and Quebec can expect a similar gathering in 2019.

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Chiang Mai to host ASEAN Tourism Forum in January

atf2018Chiang Mai is preparing to the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018 (ATF) from 22 to 26 January, 2018. The event, which rotates between ASEAN member nations every year, comprises numerous high-level public and private sector meetings.

ITE HCMC 2017 successfully completed

The International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City - ITE HCMC, the Greater Mekong sub-region’s largest and most established international travel event, concluded its 13th annual event in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on 9 September. ftnNEWS attended ITE HCMC together with 305 international buyers from 40 countries and territories, and 40 international media.

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Berlin’s meeting season kicks off

German capital is ready for the high season of conventions and meetings. Demand for Berlin hotels are now above-average since the number of events is twice more in autumn than the average for the year as a whole.

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ABA selects Omaha as Host City for 2020 Convention

american bus associationThe American Bus Association (ABA) – the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach, travel and tourism – announced Omaha, Neb., as the site of its 2020 ABA Annual Meeting & Marketplace. The dates of the 2020 Marketplace will be Jan. 10-14, 2020. This is the first time ABA has come to Omaha for its annual event.

GBTA Announces Partnership with MPI for Event Education

gbta logoThe Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) today announced the two associations are collaborating to present meeting and event focused education at GBTA Conference 2017 Frankfurt in Partnership with VDR, taking place in Frankfurt, 28-30 November.

Korea welcomes more business visitors from Taiwan

Korea is seeing a sharp increase in business visitors from Taiwan in 2017 in response to active marketing and support programs at home and abroad by the Korea MICE Bureau (KMB) division of the Korea Tourism Organization. Some 30,000 Taiwanese corporate travelers are currently enjoying incentive travel-based visits to Korea throughout the second half of the year, just over a month after business events roadshows successfully conducted by the KMB in the island nation’s largest cities.

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The Hague to host 2018 Union World Conference on Lung Health

KNCV Tuberculosis FundKNCV Tuberculosis Fund and the municipality of The Hague will facilitate the 2018 Union World Conference on Lung Health in The Netherlands. This annual world conference focuses on TB and other lung diseases such as asthma and pneumonia, air pollution and anti-smoking policies.

Milan to bid to host IGLTA’s 37th Annual Global Convention

lgbt flagIGLTA President/CEO John Tanzella meets with the Italian Association of Gay & Lesbian Tourism and government leaders. The meeting marked the City of Milan’s official announcement that it will bid to host IGLTA’s 37th Annual Global Convention in 2020 in conjunction with AITGL and the Italian National Tourist Board (ENIT).

Scientist to convene at ICC Jerusalem for FEBS Congress

Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) will hold their prestigious congress next week at ICC Jerusalem. The congress will attract more than 1,200 prominent researchers, scientists and doctors from Europe and more than 500 researchers and academics from Israel.

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