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  • loop shows the prospects of the luxury travel industry

    WORLD, 2017/03/05 In a few days. the luxury travel equitable loop opens its doors in Frankfurt am Major. From March 26-29, 2017, Frankfurt will transform into a mecca for the international luxury tourism industry. Germany's only luxury exhibition “loop - Luxury on our Planet” opens the floor for 100 international renowned hoteliers, hotel owners and providers of tourist luxury products to meet with 100 interested buyers from the German-speaking market. “loop brings the right people together at the right place and creates a vibrant community for travel agencies and even small niche operators and providers. The concept of the exhibition is designed to increase sales and compress time resources. In order to reach the same number of personal appointments as at the equitable, suppliers and retailers would normally require six months and would generate enormous travel expenses,” says Astrid Oberhummer, Founder and Organizer of loop.
  • Niche targets for Papua New Guinea’s tourism industry

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA, 2015/12/28 A rise in historical battlefield tourism across a variety of international destinations has shone a spotlight on a key niche market with potential for Papua New Guinea, as the country begins preparations for a series of events commemorating the 75th anniversary of strategic battles fought during the Second World War. The country’s unspoilt wildernesses and close proximity to key regional markets are also likely give the tourism industry an added boost in the coming years, though its total contribution to the national economy will remain relatively modest, at around 2% of GDP. PNG’s tourism industry is expected to expand by 6.7% this year, with annual growth averaging 5.3% through to 2025, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council, placing it in the top 10% of the 184 countries surveyed in terms of forecast growth. Some 172,000 international visitors are expected to visit by year’s end, climbing to 238,000 per annum by 2025, the council noted.
  • World’s most reputable cities

    AUSTRALIA, 2015/11/12 Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, have claimed the top spots in Reputation Institute’s 2015 City RepTrak®, the world’s largest annual survey of city reputations. This is the first time two cities from the same country have claimed the first and second position since City RepTrak® began in 2011. The top ten cities in the 2015 City RepTrak  are:
  • The best luxe experiences for budget travellers

    WORLD, 2015/11/12 For holidaymakers, there’s nothing more satisfying than finding a solid bargain while travelling on a tight budget.
  • Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key

    NEW ZEALAND, 2014/12/17 Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key says the Government’s investment in tourism is paying off with New Zealand voted the top country in the 2014 Telegraph Travel Awards, for the third year in a row. Almost 90,000 people responded to the survey, making it the biggest survey of its kind. New Zealand headed off the Maldives and South Africa to win the “favourite country” category. New Zealand as well won the category in 2012 and 2013.
  • Chief Executive of Tourism New Zealand Kevin Bowler

    NEW ZEALAND, 2014/03/25 Chief Executive of Tourism New Zealand Kevin Bowler says Tourism 2025 has brought the industry together and has forged a shared vision for where it wants to get, and how, with a collective focus, it can get there. “Tourism New Zealand has agreed to align its business plan with the in general direction set out in Tourism 2025,” Bowler says, adding that the industry has turned a corner with the release of “Tourism 2025 – Growing Price Together/Whakatipu Uara Ngatahi” and its aspirational goal to reach a price of $41 billion by 2025. “It is appropriate that this is a framework for alignment, rather than just a inventory of operational tactics, as there aren’t a lot of silver bullets at the same time as it comes to achieving the increase we’re aspiring to achieve,” Bowler continued.
  • The tourism industry has set itself a new challenge as it launches a plan to boost the price it brings to the economy.

    NEW ZEALAND, 2014/03/24 The tourism industry has set itself a new challenge as it launches a plan to boost the price it brings to the economy. Tourism 2025 is being launched on Monday. It aims to almost double the all of money the industry contributes to the economy to $41 billion over the next decade. Tourism Industry Association chief executive Martin Snedden said the plan is to unite tourism operators under a set of goals. The biggest of those will be how to extract additional price from tourists.
  • New Zealand’s most peculiar case for tourism

    NEW ZEALAND, 2013/10/30 Additional often than not, a government official is appointed to lead a country’s travel and tourism industry as either tourism minister or tourism secretary without having had prior experience in the industry. From my experiences in interviewing tourism ministers, I have found that a person with some degree of experience in travel and tourism tends to do better than someone who doesn’t. New Zealand is the majority convincing evidence for this. Did you know that the prime minister of New Zealand, John Key, is as well the country’s tourism minister? New Zealand has been garnering major media mileage as the home of “Middle Earth” in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. But, Prime Minister Key, according to Gregg Anderson, New Zealand Tourism’s general manager for long-haul markets, has as much to do with the success New Zealand Tourism has been reaping of late.
  • Pacific Asia Travel Association provides complete view of visitor economy

    ASIA, 2013/10/17  “The PATAcademy will provide a 360-degree perspective of the ‘Complete Visitor Economy,' its reach, its implications, its opportunities and challenges,” said Mr. Martin J. Craigs, CEO of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), commenting during a visit by Bangkok’s Governor of Metropolitan Government at PATA headquarters. During a memorable two-hour visit on October 15, 2013 at the Siam Tower, Mr. Sukhumbhand Paripatra, the Governor of Bangkok Metropolitan Government (BMA), formally applauded PATA’s “longstanding and recent bridge-building initiatives across the visitor economy.” The Governor as well confirmed his support for the upcoming “PATAcademy” which he has agreed to speak to and help host December 11-14, 2013. The initial PATAcademy will be delivered from the PATA Engagement Hub in Bangkok.
  • Tourism New Zealand introduces International Business Events Team

    NEW ZEALAND, 2013/10/08 Tourism New Zealand has completed its primary recruitment for the International Business Events team with two additional key market appointments. Helen Bambry has been appointed as Business Events Manager Australia, based in Sydney while Cristina McLauchlan has been appointed as Business Events Manager South & South East Asia, based in Singapore. Helen joins Tourism New Zealand from Millenium Hotels & Resorts where her most recent role has been Sales Manager, Conferences & Incentives at Millennium Hotels & Resorts’.