Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, President of Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) congratulated and presented the award to the six winners of TCEB’s domestic online marketing campaign “Thailand MICE Venues Vote Awards 2014”. In this special occasion, Sarita Chintakanond, Director of Information Technology, TCEB also extended her congratulations to the winners.After being opened for general public online vote in Thailand from 1-30 September 2014, the campaign received an overwhelming response with more than 50,000 online votes and generated more than 14 million online impressions.

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The Summer Olympic Games in 2024 could take place in Germany – Berlin and Hamburg are applying as host-cities, the two cities with the most hotel construction projects in the country. In Berlin there are currently 32 new hotels under construction, in Hamburg 20 hotel construction projects. In total, 422 new hotels are in the pipeline in Germany. This data was announced by TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the worldwide leading provider of b2b hotel data.

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Das goldene Stadttor

The iconic 5-star property has completed the renovation of its 147 One and Two Bedroom Suites.Dusit Thani Dubai, Dusit International’s flagship property in the vibrant city of Dubai, announces the completion of the renovation of its One and Two Bedroom Suites. “After the renovation of the hotel’s Deluxe Rooms and Executive Suites in 2013, Dusit Thani Dubai takes pride in the completion of its One and Two Bedroom Suites, which is the final phase of the facelift in the hotel’s rooms and suites. The finished product has exceeded our expectations. Each suite exudes comfort and functionality, combined with bespoke touches of luxury and carefully-thought out details”, shared Prateek Kumar, general manager of Dusit Thani Dubai.

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Gerhard Fasching, General Manager of Radisson Blu Hotel Pudong Century Park had the honor of receiving “The Best Business Hotel” award at the City Traveler ceremony. The hotel already won awards in the business hotel category and succeeded again this year after the refurbishment of the facilities. Radisson Blu Hotel Pudong Century Park has a convenient location, near to the new Shanghai International Exposition Centre and guest rooms are bright and comfortable. It is the best choice for business and leisure travelers.

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by Reinhard Hohler, Chiang Mai
The 14th Indonesia Travel & Holiday Fair (ITHF) will be held in Jakarta on October 24-26, 2014 in conjunction with the 3rd edition of the World Islamic Tourism Mart (WITM).There will be 6,000 sqm of exhibition space at the Kartika Expo Center, Jakarta with an expected crowd of 40.000 visitors.Held in Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world, the event is projected to enhance the still unrealized potential of the Muslim tourism sector. With over 1.7 billion Muslim people worldwide and a growing affluent Muslim society, the Muslim tourism market is a gold mine waiting to be tapped.

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Ministers’ Summit: “Tourism and Mega-Events: building a lasting legacy” (4 November). The UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit will bring together Tourism Ministers and leading tourism experts from all over the world to debate key issues surrounding tourism and mega-events, in particular:

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