Tag: Congress

Read the original SOS letter to Congress on behalf of DMOs
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Read the original SOS letter to Congress on behalf of DMOs

editor editor- April 17, 2020

In an SOS letter to Congress, specifically Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy, destination marketing organizations (DMOs) were brought into ... Read More

Tear gas and burning tires in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo as Brazilians begin general strike
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Tear gas and burning tires in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo as Brazilians begin general strike

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019

Thousands of Brazilians have joined a general strike, called for by trade unions, to protest against pension reforms being discussed ... Read More

Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas to host Skål International 2019 Sustainable Tourism Awards
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Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas to host Skål International 2019 Sustainable Tourism Awards

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019

In its 18th edition, a total of 56 entries from 25 countries are this year competing to win the Sustainable ... Read More

Russian Convention Bureau participated in St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
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Russian Convention Bureau participated in St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019

The key theme of RCB's participation at SPIEF'2109, presented in various formats was "Politics and Business: Effective Interaction for Development ... Read More

‘Creating common ground’ – Hamburg hosts hat-trick of international industry events
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‘Creating common ground’ – Hamburg hosts hat-trick of international industry events

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019

Planners from across the world experienced Hamburg first hand as part of a series of fam trips and events held ... Read More

Cash-strapped NASA to allow private tourism to International Space Station
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Cash-strapped NASA to allow private tourism to International Space Station

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 8, 2019

US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been forced to take on some extra work to pay the bills: ... Read More

Aiden hotel opens first U.S. location
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Aiden hotel opens first U.S. location

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019

 Aiden by Best Western today opens doors in Austin, Texas. The first U.S. location for the company's modern, suburban boutique ... Read More

Bipartisan Legislation to boost Tourism to the United States
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Bipartisan Legislation to boost Tourism to the United States

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 5, 2019

Explore America Act, legislation that supports the expansion of cultural heritage tourism by strengthening the Preserve America Grant Program was ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association: Holds IPW Press Conference and you’re there
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U.S. Travel Association: Holds IPW Press Conference and you’re there

editor editor- June 5, 2019

Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO was the first to speak at the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW Press ... Read More

Who is the new Minister of Tourism in South Africa, Nkhensani Kubayi-Nguban?
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Who is the new Minister of Tourism in South Africa, Nkhensani Kubayi-Nguban?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2019

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has named Nkhensani Kubayi-Ngubane as the new minister of tourism to replace Derek Hanekom. Until ... Read More

ECPAT-USA honors leaders in fight to end trafficking at 2019 Freedom Awards
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ECPAT-USA honors leaders in fight to end trafficking at 2019 Freedom Awards

editor editor- May 30, 2019

ECPAT-USA, the leading policy organization in the United States seeking to end the commercial, sexual exploitation of children through awareness, ... Read More

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority hosts Belgian Travel Summit
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Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority hosts Belgian Travel Summit

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) inaugurated the first edition of the Belgian Travel Summit (BTS) taking place until ... Read More

Art Cities Exchange 2019 to welcome leisure, luxury and MICE industry players
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Art Cities Exchange 2019 to welcome leisure, luxury and MICE industry players

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 28, 2019

Art Cities Exchange (ACE) 2019 will see the presence of 90 international buyers from the leisure, luxury, and MICE sectors ... Read More

ICC Sydney Celebrates National Reconciliation Week
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ICC Sydney Celebrates National Reconciliation Week

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 28, 2019

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is celebrating the contributions and achievements of Australia’s First Nations people this National Reconciliation ... Read More

Joachim König receives 2019 Joint Meetings Industry Council Unity Award
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Joachim König receives 2019 Joint Meetings Industry Council Unity Award

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 27, 2019

Kai Hattendorf, President of the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) has announced the winner of the 2019 JMIC Unity Award ... Read More

Memorial Day traffic study finds dire economic cost, public support for user fees
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Memorial Day traffic study finds dire economic cost, public support for user fees

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday released a survey finding that Americans avoided an estimated 47.5 million auto trips due ... Read More

ICCA: Colombia is in top 30 countries for meetings tourism
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ICCA: Colombia is in top 30 countries for meetings tourism

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019

The annual ranking by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) revealed that Colombia is included in the top 30 ... Read More

BestCities launch Inspiring Young Leaders program
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BestCities launch Inspiring Young Leaders program

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019

BestCities Global Alliance has today launched the Inspiring Young Leaders program, and has recognized two associations who have committed to ... Read More

BestCities 2019 Copenhagen Global Forum to look to the future
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BestCities 2019 Copenhagen Global Forum to look to the future

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019

BestCities Global Alliance and Copenhagen Convention Bureau (CCB) are set to investigate what the future holds for associations and association ... Read More

2.8 million travel on U.S. airlines every day
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2.8 million travel on U.S. airlines every day

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019

Airlines for America (A4A), announced today that it expects a record 257.4 million passengers — an average of 2.8 million per ... Read More

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019

The city of Madrid climbs to third in the ranking of world congress cities, published by the International Congress and ... Read More

FAA announces changes for recreational drones
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FAA announces changes for recreational drones

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is implementing changes for recreational drone flyers mandated by Congress in the FAA Reauthorization Act ... Read More

National Restaurant Association announces new Executive Vice President
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National Restaurant Association announces new Executive Vice President

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019

The National Restaurant Association has appointed Sean Kennedy as Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, the Association's senior-most executive in ... Read More

US Travel: Deployment of TSA agents on southern border could result in turmoil for business and leisure travel
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US Travel: Deployment of TSA agents on southern border could result in turmoil for business and leisure travel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on reports that ... Read More

Prague breaks meetings record: Top-ranked MICE destination
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Prague breaks meetings record: Top-ranked MICE destination

editor editor- May 15, 2019

Prague hosted a record number of conferences and congresses in 2018. Over 4,500 events took place in its collective accommodation establishments ... Read More

Bogota hosts 6th International Nightlife Congress
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Bogota hosts 6th International Nightlife Congress

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019

For the second year in a row, the city of Bogotá (Colombia) will host the 6th International Nightlife Congress and ... Read More

Failed project: South Africa’s economic & social decay worst for any non-war-torn country
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Failed project: South Africa’s economic & social decay worst for any non-war-torn country

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019

Recent research from think tank Eunomix Business & Economics suggests that a much more sober view of South Africa is ... Read More

Paris ranked as world’s top destination for international meetings
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Paris ranked as world’s top destination for international meetings

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019

In its latest report, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) ranked Paris the world's number one destination for meetings, ... Read More

U.S. Transportation Secretary announces Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee
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U.S. Transportation Secretary announces Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced that it is soliciting nominees for ... Read More

German National Tourist Board wraps up successful participation at Arabian Travel Market
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German National Tourist Board wraps up successful participation at Arabian Travel Market

editor editor- May 8, 2019

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) together with a host of leading German tourism trade partners, has wrapped up another ... Read More

Snazzy new job title and new hire at AIM: Director of Innovation
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Snazzy new job title and new hire at AIM: Director of Innovation

editor editor- May 7, 2019

AIM Group International, a global company in congresses, events, and communication, announced the establishment of a new strategic position, with ... Read More

Lebanon crowned the most beautiful wedding destination in the Middle East
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Lebanon crowned the most beautiful wedding destination in the Middle East

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019

At an international event held in Dubai, Lebanon was crowned the most beautiful in the Middle East, as Chateau Rweiss ... Read More

Centara Grand & Convention Centre at CentralWorld Bangkok to reaffirm status as Thailand’s leading MICE venue
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Centara Grand & Convention Centre at CentralWorld Bangkok to reaffirm status as Thailand’s leading MICE venue

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is anticipating one of the strongest years to date for Centara Grand ... Read More

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association welcomes new leadership
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American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association welcomes new leadership

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019

The Board of Directors of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) is pleased to announce the appointment of ... Read More

Hamburg Tourism wins international medical conference
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Hamburg Tourism wins international medical conference

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019

Hamburg has won the bid to host the 2022 conference of the International Society for Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders ... Read More