As multinationals seek to become bigger, faster and stronger to compete on the global stage, theyre launching new corporate development programs to mobilize their workforce. And their efforts are reaching far beyond out-dated cushy executive retreats.
Visa facilitation, infrastructure development and marketing were the priorities identified by the 5th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers Meeting at ITB to advance transnational routes (ITB Berlin, Germany 4 March 2015).
Air Canada announced today it is launching non-stop service between its Toronto Pearson hub and Atlantic City, NJ. The seasonal service, to be flown by Air Canada Express, operated by Jazz, will offer four return trips a week beginning May 22, 2015.
In his ITB 2015 opening address, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai highlighted how new technologies are changing society and shaping the tourism sector, shifting power from governments and companies to citizens and consumers. Rifai recalled that with power comes responsibility and highlighted tourism´s capacity to overcome prejudice in an often divided world (ITB Berlin, Germany, 3 March 2015).
IATA announced global RPKs for January 2015 showing growth of 4.6% compared to January 2014. This represents a slower start to the year which likely was affected by the timing of the Lunar New Year in Asia, which occurred one month later this year compared to 2014.
Hosted by Busan Port Authority, Busan Metropolitan City, Korea Tourism Organization and Korea Marine Leisure Network, the two-day event, will take place in Busan, Korea at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre from 11-12 June, 2015.