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WTM Global Village New exhibitors for the Global Village 2013


“The Global Village at World Travel Market comprises many global travel organisations including large hotel and car hire companies. The travel industry has changed immensely over the last few years – there are now more products, more choices and new ways to do business within the industry. “The ever-changing Global Village reflects these changes with an increased number of new exhibitors and products on offer, as well as encompassing the trusted companies you would expect to see. We are delighted to welcome some new exhibitors to the Global


Totalstay Group signs up for WTM 2013


The Totalstay Group is proud to announce that, for the first time, it will be exhibiting at WTM. 2013 has already proved a landmark year for the company with the business featuring in the Sunday Times Profit Track 100 table in April and further expansion and growth planned for 2014 and beyond.


After attending WTM for many years, the board decided that 2013 was the year to use the exhibition as a platform to showcase the product, technology, creativity and people that have contributed to the company becoming one of the fastest growing and most reliable online travel providers to the travel industry.


Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Peter Clements, said: “I’ve been attending World Travel Market for many years now and I’m exceptionally proud that the company has evolved to such a size that it feels a natural


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Village area this year including Meditravel, DK & Rough Guides Content Solution, Steigenberger Hotels, Totalstay Group, Transhotel, Fox Transfer, Coming2, Sakkara Group International, Pool Safe Inc, YTL Hotels, Real Expeditions, IATl, Overseas International, Groundline, Travel Associates, Luxe Worldwide Hotels, Flying.com, The International New York Times, Planet Hollywood, Excursiopedia and Destsetters. “Come and see what the world has to offer from an


international perspective at the Global Village – we look forward to seeing you there.” Lisa Hopgood


Regional Account Manager – Americas & Global Village


decision to take on full exhibitor status. We have a great location in the Global Village and we really can’t wait to make our debut appearance at the show. We’re confident it is going to be a great success.”


Chief Commercial Officer, Stuart Ellis, added: “We are absolutely thrilled to be exhibiting at WTM 2013. We see the exhibition as the perfect opportunity to show the travel trade just why The Totalstay Group has become THE partner of choice to some of the leading businesses in the international market-place.”


Meet the Totalstay Group at Stand No GV265


eRevMax eRevMax, the company behind the industry renowned RateTiger products, has enhanced its intelligent distribution capability to deliver Connect by eRevMax, an XML gateway that provides richer levels of two-way channel integrations, broader hotel management system connectivity, increased functional capability and simplified usability. These enhancements mean eRevMax has increased its capacity to deliver channel management solutions for single hotels, small groups, the mid market and global chains.


eRevMax’s real-time hotel rate shopping solutions incorporating RateTiger Shopper and Corp have been enhanced to provide greater control and flexibility in data harvesting to enable better decision making via static reports and decision files.


Meet RateTiger at Stand No GV140


So much more for travellers to the US


GTA has added more than 500 new properties across 43 US states to its global booking portals. They range from glamorous hotels on the beaches of Palm Beach to the idyllic tropical island of Maui and Kauai in Hawaii, from the landscapes of the Grand Canyon at Yellowstone National Park – for those who love the adventure of the great outdoors – to major American cities and tourist capitals like Washington, San Francisco, Chicago and Las Vegas. Welcome additions to its already extensive inventory of accommodation, ground services and experiences, the new properties come as GTA enjoys double-digit growth in room nights booked in the United States by fully independent travellers.


Meet GTA at Stand No GV200 Chic Outlet Travel Portal


Chic Outlet Shopping® is the collection of luxury outlet shopping villages by Value Retail, the only company to specialise exclusively in the development and operation of luxury outlet shopping destinations. Chic Outlet Shopping® has actively promoted Shopping Tourism globally since 2003 and, to mark its 10 year anniversary in 2013, it launched the Chic Travel Portal. This innovative service enables the travel trade and MICE markets to create and purchase bespoke travel itineraries and ‘Shopping Packages’ that feature local partners in addition to Chic Outlet Shopping® products, at net rates.


Meet Chic Outlet Shopping® at Stand No GV330


ETOA launches campaign with BBC and Lonely Planet to promote Europe as a destination


ETOA and BBC World News have launched a new 90-second video that will be at the centre of a four-month campaign promoting Europe as a destination. The video was produced from footage provided by ETOA members, which shows how Europe provides ‘an unforgettable holiday’. Clips demonstrate five broad themes: history, arts, entertainment, gastronomy and shopping throughout the continent. The use of seven languages (Arabic, French, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish) in graphic titles ensures accessibility to a wide audience. Magdalena Osmola, ETOA’s Head of Marketing & Communications, said: “With Europe’s share in global tourism faltering, campaigns such as this will be helpful in promoting the continent whilst maintaining a brand awareness of Europe as a destination.” The campaign is intended to promote Europe internationally, and the advert can be seen on BBC.com and YouTube. In this year’s campaign, footage was supplied by tourist boards from Amsterdam, Cannes, Catalonia, Flanders, The Hague, Helsinki, Ireland, London, Lucerne, Paris, Regensburg and Zagreb, as well as McArthurGlen Designer Outlets. A similar campaign will be repeated in 2014, ETOA members are invited to contribute their best footage for inclusion next year.


Meet ETOA at Stand No GV300


Albatravel Group Albatravel Group is a company specializing in tourism, more precisely operating in the incoming sector. Today the portal www.albatravelgroup.biz is the European leader in the B2B online booking market (distributed only to travel agents), by offering net prices in a wide range of tailor-made services, a choice of over 90,000 hotels in 165 countries around the world in addition to a large range of other different products such as transfers, city tours, parks, museums, attractions, entertainment, travel cards in major cities and also flights, trains, ferries, car hire, yachts and sailing routes and food and wine tours.


Albatravel is also a member of RIPE, one of the 5 Regional Internet Registry that coordinates and supports the operation and speed of data exchange via the Internet globally. This means the group is able to communicate with the larger operators who supply product in real time and it also provides the capacity to redistribute their product over the network having the necessary speed that the web market requires.


In 2012 the Group has decided to jump into the highly competitive North American market and are now planning the opening of the US office in Orlando, Florida.


Meet Albatravel at Stand No GV100


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