Kempinski gears up to celebrate 120-year anniversary with reinforced shareholder commitment. Kempinski AG announced today a further step forward in reinforcing the company’s long-term strategy of remaining an independent European luxury hospitality management group. Effective today, the two existing shareholders of Kempinski AG formalize previous plans for an equity transfer between them. The majority shares (70%) of Kempinski AG shall be held by the existing Bahraini shareholder which is the Kingsfamily .While the shareholder from Thailand, which is CPB Crown Property Bureau ( the Kings Family Household) will now own a minority (30 %).. Both shareholders remain committed to Kempinski and its long-term success.

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Ralf Kunkel named new VP Communications at airberlin
At the beginning of March Ralf Kunkel will become the new Vice President Communications at airberlin, reporting directly to CEO Thomas Winkelmann.
“I would like to welcome Ralf to airberlin. We will be gaining an experienced communications professional, who brings his extensive knowledge and expertise as we embark on our restructuring and a new growth path,” said CEO Thomas Winkelmann.

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Deutsche Hospitality is continuing on its path of expansion. The focus is both on tapping into new markets and on strengthening its brand presence at existing locations. In accordance with this strategy, the company has signed 14 contracts for new hotel on three continents over the past year. One particular milestone to mark the new year is the launching of the one hundredth hotel to operate under a Deutsche Hospitality brand. The focus is both on tapping into new markets and on strengthening its brand presence at existing locations. In accordance with this strategy, the company has signed 14 contracts for new hotel on three continents over the past year. One particular milestone to mark the new year is the launching of the one hundredth hotel to operate under a Deutsche Hospitality brand.

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DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways is set to reveal the much-anticipated evolution to its multiple award-winning Business Class product at this year’s ITB Berlin exhibition, the world’s leading trade fair for the travel industry to be held in Berlin from 8 to 12 March 2017. The airline will unveil a brand new Business Class seat in a world exclusive ceremony to be held on the opening day of the exhibition, 8 March 2017, followed by a press conference which is expected to draw more than 200 international media, which is set to further detail Qatar Airways’ plans for the year ahead. 

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To advance and shape a tourism model for the 21st century based on innovation, technology, sustainability and accessibility – these are the aims of the World Conference on Smart Destinations to be held in Murcia on 15-17 February, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda of Spain, and the Region of Murcia. A few weeks following the launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the city of Murcia has picked up the baton to offer a platform for the discussion of key issues in the global agenda of the sector, such as innovation, technology, sustainability and accessibility.

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The MICE B2B event of the year is nearing its registration closing in a weeks’ time now. With the one-stop-shop boutique forum coming closer every day, the organization is wrapping up the participations on both the destinations/suppliers side as well as the hosted buyers side.
MCE Central & Eastern Europe is free from event visitors and putting all the attention on the building of relations between the two selected participant sides. With all these participants spending a full 2,5 days together, during which they network, benchmark, do business and enjoy time together with receptions, dinners and parties, one can realize these 2,5 days are very well spent.

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