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Travel Technology Europe reveals OTAs are a ‘moderate’ threat to hotel industry

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Travel Technology Europe, Olympia London, 22-23 February 2017

A new survey from Travel Technology Europe, the largest event of its kind in Europe, has revealed that the majority of technology buyers (57%) believe there is a moderate threat from OTAs (online travel agents) to non-proactive hoteliers. A further 14% believe the current threat to hoteliers from OTAs is very serious but will lessen in the future. 

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NewcastleGateshead returns to Confex for 15th anniversary

Convention Bureau at International Confex, Olympia, London
NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau will be shining a spotlight on NewcastleGateshead’s conference and events offering at one of the UK’s leading trade exhibitions, International Confex, from the 1 – 2 March 2017 marking their 15th anniversary at the show. 

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Brexit forces prices up for UK corporate travel buyers

Business Travel Show 22-23 February 2017, Olympia London.

UK business travel buyers are facing higher prices thanks to Brexit. Seven months to the day Britons voted in the European Referendum and less than a week since Prime Minister Theresa May set out her stall for a hard Brexit, a Business Travel Show poll has revealed that prices have already increased for 16 per cent of corporate travel buyers in Britain. This compares to just 6 per cent across continual Europe.  

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Agencies, brands and thought leaders gather for International Confex conference programme

International confex 2016
International Confex has launched the first details of its conference programme, the biggest in the UK. The programme will bring together brands including Innocent, PlayStation and L’Oréal, as well as speakers from across the events industry, from Freeman XP to George P Johnson, drp, TRO, Big Cat and Smyle.

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FITUR Madrid: A busy trade show

Today is the third day of a very busy FITUR Travel Industry Trade Show in Madrid.
Many visitors say, this is the busiest FITUR ever, and UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai said, FITUR is a must to attend event.
The International Tourism Trade Fair is expected to represent revenue in excess of 240 million euros, in an event that registers growth in the region of 10%


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