ITB Berlin presents a preliminary list of topics and speakers at the travel industrys leading think tank major topics in 2014 include luxury tourism and new technologies extended programme from 5 to 8 March 2014 admission is free for visitors to ITB Berlin
Faced with patchy air traffic growth in the short term and significant financing challenges for the entire aviation sector, the themes of efficiency and performance have become a key focus for Europes airports and air traffic managers. For them, as well as for the airline community, the EUs Single European Sky is a higher priority than ever before - and these industry partners are working together to move things forward, with a particular focus on airport-related activities.
The City of Oslo, together with the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports, officially launched its candidature for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games by announcing a sincere and genuine ambition of hosting the Games.
The airport industrys efforts to address its carbon emissions were highly commended last night at the annual global Sustainia Awards ceremony in Copenhagen. As part of this years event, the EU Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard announced the finalists and winner of the European Commissions World You Like contest.
Following on the 'Destination Europe 2020' joint initiative with the European Travel Commission (EC) announced at last years World Travel Market (WTM), Eduardo Santander, Executive Director of the European Travel Commission (ETC), presented at a press conference in London the first findings of the overseas consultation process led by ETC to gather first-hand industry input for the consolidation of a comprehensive strategy for the promotion of Europe as a tourist destination.
The overall passenger traffic at the continents airports registered an increase of +3.2% during Q3, compared with the same period in 2012. At EU airports passenger traffic increased by +1.8% while non-EU airports led by Turkey, Russia, Iceland and Norway reported dynamic growth of +8.8%.