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  • TravelUps! winner MyHotel.com

    The perfect way to achieve success

    With the ‘Travelups! Startup Challenge’ held on 31 October 2017 at the Feria Internacional de Turismo de América Latina (FIT) in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s start-up community recognised South American travel industry start-ups.

    The winner of this year‘s TravelUps! Startup Challenge is MyHotel.com - a reputation management tool (myhotel.com.es). MyHotel is going to be exhibiting at ITB Berlin 2018 within the eTravel World.

    TravelUps is a startup contest in the context of #TurTech2017 (TurTech) during FIT - Feria Internacional de Turismo de América Latina in Buenos Aires with 5 finalists, 4 of them with a hospitality focus. ITB Berlin has been sponsor for the second time. The jury consists of investors, representatives of known Travel Tech companies, Juliane Gaebler of ITB and representatives of the ministry of tourism.

    MyHotel.com will receive a comprehensive exhibitor package for the eTravel World at ITB Berlin 2018. The Travel Technology segment at the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show® gives start-ups access to the global market and a chance to showcase...

  • The World Halal Tourism Summit taps into Halal tourism boom

    The World Halal Tourism Summit Abu Dhabi taps into the Halal Tourism boom valued at US$155 billion

    Once seen as a highly specialised niche, Halal tourism has now become a significant sector in the global tourism market, with particular growth from high net worth travellers from the Gulf Arab states.

    This market sector has grown at an unprecedented rate, outpacing the overall travel growth rate by 1.9%.  Globally Halal travellers are anticipated spend US$155 billion this year and these figures are expected to reach a staggering US$300 billion by 2026 according to the GMTI 2017 report.

    Another research study launched by Amadeus found that, on average, a traveller from the UAE and the Middle East spends circa US$10,400 per trip outside the Gulf.  

    By engaging with this dynamic market segment, tourism brands can benefit greatly. The untapped Halal travel market has significant potential for industry players with a wealth of business opportunities and revenue streams in the future.

    In 2015, the world’s only dedicated Muslim majority travel show, the World Halal Tourism Summit was launched to address the importance of working within this significant sector, both in terms of new revenue streams for global tourism destinations but also educating participants on the specific cultural requirements of Muslim travellers

    This event hosted 202 exhibitors representing 26 countries and generated over US$18.4 million worth of business on the show floor. In addition to this, a further US$73.5 million worth of business was estimated to stem from leads made at the show.

    CEO of Holiday Bosnia, Kamraan Siddique commented “We found the event to be an extremely useful platform to share ideas and best practice approaches towards the concepts of Halal tourism. It was also a...

  • ITB Asia 2017

    The show closed with a spectacular 77% growth from its inaugural edition and a record 22,000 scheduled appointments prior to show

    Asia’s leading travel trade show, ITB Asia 2017 has completed its milestone anniversary event with record-breaking numbers. The tenth edition of ITB Asia came to a close today at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

    Over three days, the event hosted about 940 exhibitors from 113 countries, an 11% increase over the previous year. ITB Asia 2017 also welcomed its strongest ever buyer participation, across the Corporate, MICE and Leisure sectors. Since 2014, ITB Asia has experienced a 1:1 ratio for exhibitors and buyers. This year, there were over 22,000 business appointments recored during the show.

    Unveiling its largest exhibitors showcase yet, ITB Asia 2017 reported a spectacular 77% growth from its inaugural edition, featuring new exhibitors such as the Rwanda Development Board, Tourism Tunisia, Promote Iceland, Tourism & Foreign Affairs Department of Almaty City, Republic of Kazakhstan, Jeju Convention and Vistor Bureau, amongst others. Exhibitors also invested more in the quality of their booths, with Greece, Japan, Russia and Korea putting up impressive and engaging experiences.

    This year’s conference programme looked at the role of technology, setting the tone for the changes that the industry is likely to see in the next ten years. Speakers from big names IBM Asia Pacific and Google delivered insights on the potential of Artificial Intelligence, Ctrip presented its global strategy, while fast-growing start-ups Hiverlab, Zebra Design and Savioke shared on the exciting realities and opportunities for augmented reality and virtual reality in hospitality and tourism.

    “In view of ten years of...

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ITB Asia 2017

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ITB Berlin Partnerland Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: credit: TMV/Danny Gohlke

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In conjunction with the leading International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA)...

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This group is aimed at travel trade professionals, journalist, online publicists and company communication experts wishing to discuss and learn more about tourism topics at ITB Asia and ITB Berlin. People from all over the world, those working in the travel industry and those wishing to find out about the most attractive destinations, meet at ITB Asia and ITB Berlin. Each year this combination of industry exhibition, a trade fair for the public and the world’s largest specialist convention attracts tens of thousands of visitors, exhibitors and media representatives.

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