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Prague is Among the World’s Best Congress Destinations

International Congress and Convention Association - ICCA, has released a list of the best congress and convention destinations in the world. Prague retains the excellent 11th position and Prague Congress Centre has contributed the success.

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3 famous Japanese chefs to cook together in Spain

ana food event spain173 internationally renowned Japanese master chefs, each a master of a different type of Japanese cuisine, will collaborate for the first time outside Japan, combining their culinary techniques with exquisite Spanish ingredients at the kitchens of PAKTA restaurant (1 Michelin Star) and Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona, followed by Sa Nansa and Lamuella restaurants in Ibiza.

ITB China says buyers and visitors are satisfied

itb china2017 conferenceThe first ITB China marked its premiere and showcased China’s travel and tourism industry. From 10 to 12 May some 600 exhibiting companies from nearly 70 countries and regions met with a total of over 10,000 attendees and buyers in the 12,000 sqm area of exhibition space.

2017 UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid

Madrid, Spain, hosted the 105th meeting of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) between 11 and 12 May. The Executive Council, attended by some 250 representatives from 59 countries, focused on current trends and challenges facing the tourism sector and on the three priorities of the Organization - safe, secure and seamless travel; the impact of technology in the tourism sector and sustainability.

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International survey about Women in the Events industry

A new survey launched on International Women's Day revealed insights on women in the events industry. The survey aimed at establishing where the international events industry stands in terms of equality, career opportunities and work-life balance.


Statisticians to gather in the Philippines for UNWTO conference

unwtoPolicy leaders, statisticians, academicians and private sector will convene in Manila, The Philippines, on 21 - 24 June 2017, to discuss new methodologies to measure the full impacts of tourism. The 6th edition of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) International Conference on Statistics, an official event of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, will address the topic of ‘Measuring Sustainable Tourism’.

12 Startups from Asia Pacific qualify to Pitch Investors at Mekong Tourism Forum

mekong tourism12 startups from Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam have qualified to pitch their business plans to investors at the Mekong Tourism Forum, 6 June in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. Industry experts selected the 12 startups from more than 250 applications spanning travel technology solutions, traditional tourism products, hospitality projects and social enterprises.

ICCA announces Top cities and countries for association meetings in 2016

icca16International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) announced top cities and countries for the international association meetings in 2016. The number of international association meetings continues to double every ten years. Paris reclaims the top spot in the 2016 city ranking, while USA ranks at top in the 2016 country ranking.

ICCA ranks The Hague in top 50 European cities

The Hague has become one of the top 50 international congress destinations among European cities, according to the ranking of The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). It is also one of the top 100 most attractive congress cities in the world.

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PATA Youth Symposium to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 18

pata logo whiteThe next PATA Youth Symposium is to be hosted by the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM). Organised by the Association’s Human Capital Development Committee, the Symposium takes place on Thursday, May 18 with the theme of ‘No Barriers: Millennials and the Future of Tourism’.

Dubai announces its first Association Conference

dubaiDubai with the aim of to be the top country for associations will host the first-ever Dubai Association Conference between 11 and 12 December 2017. The event which will welcome association executives from regional and international associations, government representatives, university faculties and students as well as other professionals with an interest in developing associations, will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Thailand hosts World’s Biggest Destination Wedding Planners Congress

dwp congress logoFrom professional wedding planners to photographers, leading wedding venues and destinations, world renowned destination photographers, exquisite jewellery designers, inspiring couture designers, extraordinaire travel partners and planners are in Phuket, Thailand for the 4th Destination Wedding Planner Congress 2017.

UNWTO Recommendations on the Responsible Use of Ratings and Reviews on digital platforms

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The 3th World Tourism Organization International Congress on Ethics took place on 26-28 April in Krakow, Poland. The Krakow Conference has served to present the UNWTO Recommendations on the Responsible Use of Ratings and Reviews on digital platforms. The guidelines were developed by the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE) with the collaboration of TripAdvisor, Minube and Yelp.