Caldera Yachting, a Santorini-based company offering luxury yachting services, has received the silver award in the “Best in Luxury” category at the 2018 International Travel and Tourism Awards.
This week at the World Travel Market (WTM) the Azerbaijan Tourism Board has launched its ‘Take another look’ marketing campaign as part of a new strategy to rebrand the country and to increase inbound tourism by 2023.
News from WTM London, the Association of Tour Operators Russia (ATOR) has the World Travel Market 2014 World Travel Leaders Award for its promotion of tourism in Russia.
At the World Travel Market (WTM) in London this week, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism’s exhibit at stand EM1000-1050 reveals the ever increasing diversity of tourism experiences in Turkey.
World Travel Market 2014 is intent on showing the future of blogging via the WTM Blogging Progamme. A two part blogging session, run by Melvin Boecher (Traveldudes.org) and Keith Jenkins (VelvetEscape.com), is to follow WTM’s first ever Blogger Speed Networking event on Thursday 6 November.
Recently I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Sion Rapson (at left), and industry expert of merit who has helped the world recognize excellence in the travel industry immeasurably. Rapson, Director of Global Business for the distinguished World Travel Awards, spoke candidly before and after a Q & A for Eye for Travel. The full interview and some added takeaways are cited below, followed by a brief summary.
Already the conflict between west and east over Ukraine is having its negative effect on travel. 2014 was shaping up as a very positive year for Europe travel, but with fewer Russians planning trips abroad, the upcoming May holidays will be the first tourism casualties of a new Cold War detentes. A just now emerging travel industry, can ill afford a slippage of bookings.
The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) has partnered with Word Travel Market (WTM) Latin America 2014 in an effort to boost tourism this year. The collaboration is expected to drive some 18 million tourists to Greece this year.
The National Tourism Organisation of Serbia was awarded a Chinese marketing destinations award the “Chinese Tourists Welcoming Award” at the COTTM travel fair in Beijing.
On Monday the WTM Vision Conference in Moscow kicked off and already tourism figures for Russia emerge as a big topic. According to new research, Russia’s poor image in the western world drastically affects inbound tourism form American and western Europe as well. If Sochi were Disney World Mickey would have already been whacked by the mob.
According to the World Travel Market (WTM) industry report for 2012, the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are set to finally emerge as the regions with the most growth potential. The BRICs are now seen as the biggest opportunities for growth this and next year.
For years travel experts, news analysts, even marketing gurus have profession the necessity for travel pros to possess “digital savvy”, well one company is doing something about it. Look at OTT.
News from the upcoming WTM London, Dr. Michael Frenzel, Chairman of TUI AG, is slated to be the headline speaker for the Captain’s of Industry Lunch on day one of the 2012 event.
A World Travel Market panel in Moscow has dubbed the Russian Federation’s inbound travel as a disaster. Vladimir Kantorowich claims the government has done little to promote tourism in the country.
In news from Slovenia’s Tourism Board, the town of Maribor, in cooperation with other municipalities, are all set for an exuberant opening weekend as the European Capital of Culture, January 14th and 15th, 2012. Slovenia was recently honored at the World Travel Market in London as well.