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Global GDS revenue rises 34.3 per cent over 2009: The Pegasus View April 2010 -Booking volume increases by 27.4 per cent and ADR by 5.5 per cent

Pegasus Solutions has reported a +34.3 per cent global year-on-year increase in revenue for bookings made in April 2010 through the Global Distribution Systems (GDS), due to a spike in reservations from the Icelandic volcanic eruption. Sourcing data from billions of GDS and Alternative Distribution System (ADS) transactions for nearly 100,000 global hotels, The Pegasus View April 2010 report further evidences a business travel recovery, citing GDS growth in both booking volumes (+27.4 per cent) and Average Daily Rate (ADR) (+5.5 per cent) year-on-year.

VINEXPO ASIA-PACIFIC 2010 in Hong Kong saw record participation from exhibitors and visitors

Vinexpo Asia-Pacific 2010, the international wine and spirits exhibition, which was held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in Hong Kong from May 25 to 27, saw three record-breaking days in terms of exhibitors, visitors, and business opportunities.

The event which was held in Hong Kong for the fourth time, was the largest till date occupying over 8,500 sq metres of the HKCEC and welcomed more than 880 exhibitors from 32 countries around the world, including China, Australia, the US, the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany, South Korea, New Zealand, Romania, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Chile and Greece. Besides, a number of countries made their first appearance at VINEXPO Asia-Pacific.

It is anticipated that around 12,000 visitors have visited the event. This figure represents an increase of about 40 per cent on VINEXPO Asia-Pacific 2008.

The trade show attracted wine and spirits importers, wholesalers and retailers, duty free and airline buyers and F&B profes…

'Dinner in the Sky' at the Edinburgh Festival

Anthony A. Falor has been named Chair of the AH&LEF Fund Development Committee at American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF) in Washington - DC, United States

Anthony A. Falor, managing director, Select Service Division of Hodges Ward Elliott (HWE), has been named chair of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF) Fund Development Committee, which is responsible for overseeing the Annual Giving campaign, the group's primary fundraising vehicle.

WTTC announces winners of 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

The four winners of World Travel & Tourism Council's (WTTC's) 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards were announced at the ongoing 10th Global Travel & Tourism Summit at National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China. Of the 12 finalists, Emirates Hotels & Resorts, Whale Watch Kaikoura, Accor and Botswana Tourism Board, were crowned the winners for their successful work in advancing Sustainable Tourism best practices in different parts of the world.