Yesterday I reported on day one of our business excursion to Athens for the Digi.travel EMEA Conference & Expo. Day two was, as was expected, all about contributing to an all-star lineup at the event organized by Travel Media Applications. Today I will attempt to recap some of the most informative sessions and speakers at […]
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One highlight of the World Travel Market (WTM) held last week in London, was Fiona Jeffery’s opening speech concerning the industry’s responsibilities. Jeffery’s Director of Reed Travel Exhibitions WTM, spoke before 500 plus travel decision makers about altruism, as well as corporate strategies going forward.
Travel Daily News reported this morning, the start of this week’s World Travel Market in London, the leading worldwide travel industry event, welcomed some 183 new exhibitors for 2011. From national tourism boards, destination management companies, to technology entities and beyond, ExCeL, London is the place to be November 7 through 10.
Every year the World Travel & Tourism Council invites tourism businesses, organizations, and even destinations to apply for the worldwide Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The council just announced this year’s competition for gaining recognition via best practices in sustainable tourism.
In hotel news, Style Trendy & Elegant Hotels’ recent launch of their luxury hotel lineup for 2011-1012, reveals a menu of 80 select accommodations in 12 countries. The Hotusa Hotels brand represents hotels around the world offer impressive locations, extraordinary architecture, and meticulous guest services.
Travel Republic, one of the top online travel sites in the UK and around the world, has announced their expansion into the Spain market. Our friends at Travel Daily News reported on this last week, outlining Travel Republic’s strong ties with Spanish hotels, and the obvious benefits of engaging that space.
At the end of this month Eyefor Travel and TMA will host the E-Tourism and Travel Distribution for Southern Europe and Mediterranean in Athens, Greece. Industry experts, travel companies, and key investors are scheduled to attend this show focused on emerging technologies and strategies for the industry for 2011 and the years to come.
Greek officials meet with Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies in initial steps to create a Greek school of tourism. HATTA expresses complete satisfaction with the progress made at this early meeting to engage the school travel market niche.
Diana Group Hotels just launched their new online portal for travelers to the Greek Islands. A decades old traditional family business reveals how keeping up with the times, and their clientèle, is one and the same. If more businesses engaged their customers like Diana Group, their competition would quickly melt away.