World Travel Awards (WTA), the “Oscars of the travel industry”, has announced it will host its 2011 Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Doha, Qatar on 11th December 2011. The glittering ceremony will be staged at W Doha Hotel & Residences and will attract the most important decision-makers in global travel and tourism.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has launched a new regional campaign that encourages individuals to buy virtual property across the Coral Triangle, the world’s center of marine life.
Hotel companies are increasingly head-hunting management staff using a professional recruitment company in an effort to minimise the risk of hiring the wrong person. HVS Executive Search reports that demand through its London and Moscow offices has grown beyond the traditional confines of CEO and board level positions as companies put more emphasis on recruiting quality staff at all rungs of the organisational ladder.
Poll of Meridian Club member’s reveals WTM 2010’s record £1,425 million of industry deals will be bettered at WTM 2011 World Travel Market 2011, the leading global event for the travel industry, is set to be the catalyst for even more travel industry business deals then ever before, reveals a poll of Meridian Club members – WTM’s business club for senior travel industry buyers. World Travel Market 2010 led to a massive £1,425 million travel industry deals, with almost 90% (89%) of Meridian Club members polled stating they expect to conduct a greater amount of business (in monetary value) at WTM 2011 than they did at WTM 2010.
International tourist arrivals are forecast to reach 1.8 billion by 2030 according to the newly released UNWTO long-term forecast, Tourism Towards 2030. The report, presented on the occasion of the 19th session of the UNWTO General Assembly, confirms that international tourism will continue to grow in a sustained manner in the next two decades (8-14 October 2011, Gyeongju, Republic of Korea).
Nepal has officially opened the Great Himalaya Trail, one of the longest and highest trekking routes in the world. Billed as the ultimate trek, the arduous hike over Nepal's mighty Himalayas stretches from Taplejung in the shadow of the world's third-highest peak, Mt. Kanchenjunga in the east to Humla in the west at the border with Tibet.
Asia/’s role in leading the global travel and tourism recovery has been acknowledged at a VIP gala ceremony hosted by World Travel Awards (WTA) in Bangkok, Thailand on 28 September 2011. VIPs, senior tourism leaders, captains of industry and international media travelled from over 30 nations to attend the WTA Asia & Australasia Ceremony 2011 at Dusit Thani Bangkok.
In September, 2011, as the United Nations marks World Tourism Day, one of the oldest and largest companies working with incoming tourists to Russia will celebrate 20 years of success in that market. It is by no means a strange coincidence that the two dates fall so accurately together.
Trips to emerging markets helped push corporate travel to pre-recession levels this year, and travel to those same markets is expected to buoy the industry in 2012, despite economic malaise in Europe and North America, according to the 2012 Industry Forecast released today by BCD Travel consulting unit Advito.
International tourism grew by almost 5% in the first half of 2011 totalling a new record of 440 million arrivals. Results confirm that, in spite of multiple challenges, international tourism continues to consolidate the return to growth initiated in 2010.
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