Weekly travel agenda: TFWA World Exhibition
Friday 15 October 2010
Buyers and airport executives are due to descend on Cannes next week for the TFWA World Exhibition, designed to give those behind the world's duty free shops a glimpse at what's coming next. Brand futurist Martin Lindstrom is to give the keynote, examining why and how consumers react to brands.
TFWA World Exhibition
TFWA is the industry event for the duty free and travel retail world, showcasing the latest new products that will hit airports in the coming months. Five hundred exhibitors will fill 40,000 square meters of space to network and showcase premium products, as well as attending a concert by Mika and keynote speeches from L'Oreal CEO Jean-Paul Agon and branding expert Martin Lindstrom.
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
October 28 - November 1
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
The Fort Lauderdale event celebrated its 50th anniversary last year and the 2010 show is likely to rank again with Dusseldorf and Genoa as one of the largest and most influential shows in the world. The show features everything from green boat technology to fishing tackle, and at 278,000 square meters, is thought to be the largest exhibition in terms of floor/dock space.
Haneda International flights begin
The international terminal at Haneda Airport is expected to welcome its first arrivals October 31, with several large airlines already confirmed to be using the new building. Travelers will enjoy a closer location to Tokyo than the existing Narita, as well as a brand new building and excellent transport connections.
The Setai Fifth Avenue opens
New York, USA
Soaring 60 storeys above New York City, the Setai Fifth Avenue is the latest in a series of landmark hotels that have sprung up in the city this year. Owners claim that its 157 rooms will be among the largest in the city, and the property will also feature a restaurant, bar, fitness center and spa/salon.
Frequent Traveler Awards
Houston, TX, USA
For anyone wondering which loyalty program gives the most miles for your money, the Frequent Traveler Awards are probably one of the best ways to find out. Consumers from around the world have voted on the best frequent flier/guest programs from Americas, Europe/Africa, and the Middle East/Asia and Oceania.
World Travel Awards Grand Final Ceremony
The Grand Final of the World Travel Awards marks the culmination of five regional galas that have seen a selection of winners crowned from around the world. The event highlights excellence in the worldwide travel and tourism industry and as such, celebrates some of the outstanding achievements of key organizations and individuals.
Airshow China 2010
The only international aerospace trade show in China that is endorsed by the Chinese central government, Airshow China showcases both Chinese and foreign aircraft and technology. Entertainment comes courtesy of the Pakistan Air Force and Chinese Air Force, both slated to wow the crowds with aerobatic performances.
World Green Tourism Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE
The first event in the region dedicated to sustainable tourism, World Green Tourism Abu Dhabi is expected to bring together the region's tourism officials, leading environmentalists and hoteliers to discuss how to make the Middle East a greener place to visit.
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