Category: Special Interest Travel

Special Needs Group/Special Needs at Sea celebrates fifth anniversary of Certified Accessible Travel Advocate Program

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. – Special Needs Group / Special Needs at Sea (SNG), a leading global provider of special needs equipment rentals, celebrated the fifth anniversary of its Certified Accessible Travel Advocate Program on Nov. 11 by announcing a milestone achievement: 3,131 travel professionals are now SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocates. This far exceeds the…

Medical Tourism – a new segment at ITB Berlin

For the first time ITB Berlin 2017 will feature a dedicated Medical Tourism Pavilion – Huge growth in medical tourism – Papers and workshops on new trends and developments For the first time ITB Berlin 2017 will be fully devoting a platform to medical tourism, which has become an important fast-growing market. Medical service providers,…

Maximising tourism’s contribution to sustainable development, WTTC Declaration

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) launched its “Declaration for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development” expressing the organisation’s full commitment to the priorities of the year and setting out its vision of how to maximise the contribution of Travel & Tourism to sustainable development around the world. David Scowsill, President &…

The 20th edition of IGTM will take place in Cannes

CANNES – Reed Travel Exhibitions and David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes, announced the 20th edition of the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) will be held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres in Cannes, in the south of France, from December 11-14, 2017.  Organised by Reed Travel Exhibitions, IGTM is the world’s leading, global…

Palladium Equity Partners announces investment in indoor recreation company CircusTrix

NEW YORK – Palladium Equity Partners, LLC (along with its affiliates, “Palladium”), a private investment firm with approximately $2.0 billion in assets under management, today announced that one of its affiliates has made a significant investment in CircusTrix Holdings, LLC (“CircusTrix”), an owner/operator of indoor extreme recreation parks. The investment is being made in partnership…

Saudi Arabia to see over 20m. visitors by 2020 as Hajj pilgrimage boosts tourism sector, says Canadean

LONDON – Inbound arrivals to Saudi Arabia will reach over 20 million by 2020, as the religious tourism sector flourishes in line with increasing demand to join the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the most important religious event of the year in the Muslim world, according to consumer insight firm Canadean. The company’s latest report finds that…