NEWS

World Travel Awards reveals global hospitality champions in the Maldives

World Travel Awards reveals global hospitality champions in the Maldives

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Malé, Maldives Katara Hospitality has taken the title of World’s Leading Hospitality Company at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2016.

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World Travel Awards Academy recognises Tourism Pioneers in the Maldives

World Travel Awards Academy recognises Tourism Pioneers in the Maldives

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Malé, Maldives The World Travel Awards Academy has recognised two global hospitality icons with the title of ‘Tourism Pioneer’ during the Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2016.

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UNWTO announces the finalists of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism

UNWTO announces the finalists of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism

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UNWTO has announced the finalists of the 13th edition of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism. The 12 finalists were selected among 139 applicants from 55 countries.

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Christian Mutschlechner receives lifetime achievement award at ibtm world

Christian Mutschlechner receives lifetime achievement award at ibtm world

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Christian Mutschlechner, Director of the Vienna Convention Bureau, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the meetings and events industry during the Meetings Leadership Summit at ibtm world.

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Italian Exhibition Group is organizing Travel Trade Market at Chengdu from 24th to 26th October 2017

Italian Exhibition Group is organizing Travel Trade Market at Chengdu from 24th to 26th October 2017

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 Beijing – Rimini, 28th November 2016 – The distance from China has been shortened for the tourism world too. Italian Exhibition Group, the new trade expo player formed by the merger between Rimini Fiera and Fiera di Vicenza, is launching Travel Trade Market, the international B2B expo dedicated to the world tourist industry, being held […]

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Chinese online travel agent Ctrip is to acquire Skyscanner

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Ctrip.com International, Ltd. is a leading travel service provider of accommodation reservations, transportation ticketing, packaged tours and corporate travel management in China.

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EVENTS AND MEETINGS

World Travel Awards touches down at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Maldives

World Travel Awards touches down at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Maldives

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Malé, Maldives, November 30th World Travel Awards is preparing to welcome the elite of global hospitality to the Maldives for the Grand Final 2016.

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AIME to showcase the best of the Asia-Pacific – Visitor registration now open ​

AIME to showcase the best of the Asia-Pacific – Visitor registration now open ​

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Visitor registration for the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) has opened today; inviting the industry’s leading business and special events minds to be inspired at the 25th anniversary of the event, 21 – 22 February 2017 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.     

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Business cities expert, Greg Clark, announced as IMEX in Frankfurt 2017 keynote

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Greg Clark, a leading advisor, advocate and mentor on cities and businesses will be the keynote speaker at the IMEX in Frankfurt Opening Ceremony 2017, and will also speak at the show’s industry-leading advocacy event, the IMEX Politician’s Forum.

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World Ski Awards honours Val Thorens with World’s Best Ski Resort title

World Ski Awards honours Val Thorens with World’s Best Ski Resort title

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  Legendary French ski destination Val Thorens has taken the title of World’s Best Ski Resort at the 2016 World Ski Awards.

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A-ROSA Kitzbühel prepares to welcome the 2016 World Ski Awards

A-ROSA Kitzbühel prepares to welcome the 2016 World Ski Awards

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Kitzbühel, Austria, November 17th, 2016 Final preparations are being put in place as A-ROSA Kitzbühel prepares to welcome the 2016 World Ski Awards.

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ibtm world 2016 Mobile App Goes Live

ibtm world 2016 Mobile App Goes Live

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Goomeo, the dedicated trade show and exhibition platform for mobile event apps will provide this year’s ibtm world app to bring to life the show floor on all attendee smart devices.

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TECH

Bedsonline takes off in emerging markets – growing up to 200% in 2015-16 

Bedsonline takes off in emerging markets – growing up to 200% in 2015-16 

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o   Over the past year the company has focused its strategy on internationalisation and investment in Asian and American markets. o   Bedsonline has also strengthened its worldwide sales team by appointing new Country Managers in strategic markets. Palma de Mallorca, November 30, 2016 – Bedsonline, the leading global provider of online accommodation and ancillary products […]

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SHOFLO wins ibtm world Technology & Innovation Watch Award 2016

SHOFLO wins ibtm world Technology & Innovation Watch Award 2016

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US based Shoflo https://shoflo.tv, the event production software specialist is this year’s winner of the Tech & Innovation Watch Award presented by ibtm world in partnership with EventMB. The announcement was made today at ibtm world taking place in Barcelona, Spain.

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Cvent and Lanyon Announce Merger

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Combined company will drive event technology innovation addressing the needs of event planners, marketers, and hoteliers 

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eTravel World now in two halls

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ITB Berlin allocates more space for exhibitors in this growth segment – for the first time the eTravel Showroom features product presentations – lectures about chatbots, storytelling and influencer marketing on the eTravel Stage

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Chatbots the focus of Day Three of the Travel Tech Show at WTM

Chatbots the focus of Day Three of the Travel Tech Show at WTM

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Chatbots are not going to take over the world yet but solid use cases are emerging according to experts speaking during the final day of the Travel Tech Show at WTM.

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WTM London closes on a high

WTM London closes on a high

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Tourism ministers, bloggers and party goers turned the final day of the revamped three-day WTM London into a festival of business and fun. The UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit is one of the highest-profile sessions of the entire event. Now in its tenth year, more than 100 tourism ministers and their aides from around the […]

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CONFERENCES

Programme revealed for Associations World Congress 2017 in Vienna

Programme revealed for Associations World Congress 2017 in Vienna

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The Association of Association Executives (AAE) today reveals the programme for the Associations World Congress to be held 2-4 May 2017 at the Austria Center Vienna.

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UNWTO congress to discuss the links between cultural heritage and creative tourism

UNWTO congress to discuss the links between cultural heritage and creative tourism

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The World Tourism Organization and the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria will jointly host the International Congress on World Civilizations and Creative Tourism on 29 November – 1 December 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Congress will discuss how creative tourism can play a significant role in safeguarding and promoting tangible and intangible heritage as […]

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Oman secures International Medical Congress

Oman secures International Medical Congress

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The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman has announced it will host the 2019 SICOT (International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology) Orthopaedic World Congress  in association with the Pan Arab Orthopaedic Society (PAOS).

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8th International Congress on HPV & Polyomavirus in Skin Cancer

8th International Congress on HPV & Polyomavirus in Skin Cancer

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Within a few days the 8th International Congress on HPV & Polyomavirus in Skin Cancer, will take place in the Maastricht Exhibition and Conference Center (MECC), Maastricht, the Netherlands. The conference will be held from November 16 until November 18 with delegates coming from over 14 countries in Europe.

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Medical Meetings take centre stage at INCON meeting in Gothenburg

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INCON, the dynamic partnership of the world’s leading conference, association and event management companies met in Gothenburg 3-6 November for its annual University and Leadership retreat. The meeting was organised and hosted by the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre with its hotel Gothia Towers as well as Gothenburg & Co.

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The 15th International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases (ICNMD) and the 16th World Congress of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE) are coming to Vienna in 2018

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From July 6-10, 2018 up to 1,000 participants from all over the world will meet at the Vienna Hilton Hotel for the 15th International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases (ICNMD) to discuss the latest advances in the treatment, healing and palliative care of muscular, nervous and neuromuscular junction disorders. Hosted every two years by the World […]

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TRENDS

Small Business Saturday® Results: 112 Million Consumers Shop and Dine Small on Small Business Saturday – More Than Ever Before

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More than 6,700 small businesses and organizations signed up to be Neighborhood Champions, a 63% increase from approximately 4,100 in 2015

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24th World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa: US outbound travel speeds up – Brazil crashes, but upturn expected

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Strong dollar boosts US outbound travel – Brazilians cut international trips – ITB Berlin exclusively publishes latest results from the World Travel Monitor®

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International arrivals in Europe are declining on second quarter of 2016 despite slight growth of long haul travellers

International arrivals in Europe are declining on second quarter of 2016 despite slight growth of long haul travellers

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The latest results from the Air Travellers’ Traffic Barometer* produced by European Cities Marketing and ForwardKeys highlight that terrorist fear is weakening arrivals in Europe for Q2 2016.

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Hipster Holidays and China’s Uberisation: TWO travel predictions that came true

Hipster Holidays and China’s Uberisation: TWO travel predictions that came true

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LONDON, UK – Euromonitor International and World Travel Market (WTM) London collaborated for the 11th year to predict future trends shaping the travel industry in the annual WTM Global Trends Report. In 2015, two of the most popular trends from the WTM Global Trends Report were:

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ACTE Reveals The Role Of Traveller Centricity in Business Travel During Landmark Event in Beijing

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Beijing, August 30, 2016 – The Association of Corporate Travel Executives today released a landmark study titled “The Role of Traveller Centricity In Business Air Travel” during the group’s recent Global Conference in Beijing.

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“Strategic Carrier” Concept Gains Traction In New Report On Airline Agreements According to ACTE…”

“Strategic Carrier” Concept Gains Traction In New Report On Airline Agreements According to ACTE…”

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Beijing, August 26, 2016 – A new study, The Evolution Of Airline Agreements, released by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives shows the concept of the “strategic airline” is on the rise among business travel managers and will factor into carrier negotiation over the next two years.

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DESTINATIONS

London Europe’s number one business hub say leading US tech execs

London Europe’s number one business hub say leading US tech execs

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Mayor of London to promote greater trans-Atlantic ties between London & New York, and declares London Is Open for business US venture capital firms back London tech companies post-Brexit

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London scoops award for Best City at the 2016 Times Travel Awards

London scoops award for Best City at the 2016 Times Travel Awards

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London been named as the best city to visit in the prestigious Times, Sunday Times and Sunday Times Travel Magazine Awards. It’s the fourth year in a row that London has scooped Best City, ranking ahead of New York, Venice, Paris, Sydney, Las Vegas and Dubai

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New findings on sustainable events to be presented at Sustainable Brands Copenhagen

New findings on sustainable events to be presented at Sustainable Brands Copenhagen

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Today, companies are engaging increasingly in CSR initiatives, but often fail to incorporate sustainability measures into their events. A new survey by Positive Impact and Wonderful Copenhagen on how brands work with sustainable events, will be presented next week at the Sustainable Brands Conference in Copenhagen.

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Events secured by Dubai Business Events to date set to generate AED344m in economic impact and attract 65,000 delegates to the emirate

Events secured by Dubai Business Events to date set to generate AED344m in economic impact and attract 65,000 delegates to the emirate

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The city’s official convention bureau is delivering one of its strongest year’s to-date, with 86 new international business events secured in 2016 

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Saint Petersburg takes top title at World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony

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Sardinia, September 4th, 23:00, 2016 Saint Petersburg has been recognised as Europe’s Leading Destination for the second year in succession by the World Travel Awards, with Saint Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development Chairman, Andrey Mushkarev, collecting the trophy at a glittering ceremony in Italy.

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‘Wonderful Indonesia’ woos the world with sponsorship deal at WTM London 2016

‘Wonderful Indonesia’ woos the world with sponsorship deal at WTM London 2016

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Indonesia’s tourism ministry has signed a key sponsorship deal with World Travel Market London 2016 – the leading global event for the travel industry – as the country plans to promote its ‘Wonderful Indonesia’ brand on a global platform.

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More News

Saint Petersburg wins top title during World Travel Awards Grand Final 2016

Saint Petersburg wins top title during World Travel Awards Grand Final 2016

| December 5, 2016
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London World Travel Awards has recognised St Petersburg’s potential for tourism growth, arguing the Russian destination has a bright future on the international hospitality stage. The city earlier claimed the title of the World’s Leading Cultural City Destination at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2016. The event took place at The Sun Siyam Iru […]

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Costa Navarino: 2017 European Golf Resort of the Year

Costa Navarino: 2017 European Golf Resort of the Year

| November 30, 2016
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The most prestigious golf industry award was recently presented to Costa Navarino by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) in Palma de Majorca.

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Κεντρικός σχεδιασμός για την στοχευμένη αναβάθμιση, προώθηση και προβολή του τουριστικού προορισμού (city break) Αθήνας-Αττικής στο εξωτερικό

Κεντρικός σχεδιασμός για την στοχευμένη αναβάθμιση, προώθηση και προβολή του τουριστικού προορισμού (city break) Αθήνας-Αττικής στο εξωτερικό

| November 29, 2016
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Mε πρωτοβουλία της Υπουργού Τουρισμού κας Έλενας Κουντουρά, σε συνέχεια συναντήσεων με την Περιφερειάρχη Αττικής κα Ρένα Δούρου και τον Δήμαρχο Αθηναίων κ. Γιώργο Καμίνη, πραγματοποιήθηκε διευρυμένη σύσκεψη όλων των αρμοδίων φορέων του δημόσιου και ιδιωτικού τομέα με στόχο την υλοποίηση για πρώτη φορά κεντρικού επιχειρησιακού και επικοινωνιακού σχεδιασμού για την στοχευμένη προώθηση και προβολή […]

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Eight big travel predictions for 2017

Eight big travel predictions for 2017

| November 23, 2016
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Inspired by a wealth of data, traveller endorsements, reviews, preferences and insights as well as industry leading understanding and innovation in e-commerce travel technology, the experts at Booking.com shed light on 8 major travel predictions for 2017. Read on to find out what holiday makers and business travellers can expect to experience in the year […]

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Volotea offers 115.000 seats and 7 destinations from Athens in 2017

Volotea offers 115.000 seats and 7 destinations from Athens in 2017

| November 23, 2016
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Volotea has transported more than 590.000 passengers in Greece since the beginning of the operations in the country, flying to 13 Greek airports

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The International Centre, Telford, invests £395,000 in new semi-fixed auditorium

| November 23, 2016
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The International Centre, Telford, the privately owned conference and exhibition centre situated in the Midlands, has invested £395,000 to create a state-of-the-art auditorium. 

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Medical Tourism – a new segment at ITB Berlin

| November 23, 2016
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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

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Νέες επενδύσεις 250 εκ. Ευρώ στηρίζουν την δυναμική του Ελληνικού Τουρισμού

Νέες επενδύσεις 250 εκ. Ευρώ στηρίζουν την δυναμική του Ελληνικού Τουρισμού

| November 21, 2016
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 Επέκταση σε Κέρκυρα και Κω και συμπληρωματικές επενδύσεις στην Χαλκιδική

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Philoxenia-Hotelia: 46% αύξηση της επισκεψιμότητας, 91% περισσότεροι οι εμπορικοί επισκέπτες

Philoxenia-Hotelia: 46% αύξηση της επισκεψιμότητας, 91% περισσότεροι οι εμπορικοί επισκέπτες

| November 21, 2016
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Ως η μεγαλύτερη τουριστική διοργάνωση των Βαλκανίων εδραιώθηκε το εκθεσιακό «δίδυμο» Philoxenia-Hotelia, που ολοκληρώθηκε χθες. Με δεδομένη τη σημαντική αύξηση τόσο των ποσοτικών όσο και των ποιοτικών μεγεθών των δύο εκθέσεων, ο πρωταγωνιστικός τους ρόλος στην ευρύτερη περιοχή επιβεβαιώθηκε έμπρακτα. Η συνολική επισκεψιμότητα στις δύο εκθέσεις αυξήθηκε κατά 46% έναντι της περσινής διοργάνωσης, με πάνω […]

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Airbnb Expands Beyond the Home with the Launch of Trips

Airbnb Expands Beyond the Home with the Launch of Trips

| November 18, 2016
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Shifts focus to making the entire trip easy and magical Opens up concept of hosting, empowering people to share their interests, hobbies and passions

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Το B’ Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο Προσκυνηματικών Περιηγήσεων της Εκκλησίας της Ελλάδος στην Πιερία

Το B’ Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο Προσκυνηματικών Περιηγήσεων της Εκκλησίας της Ελλάδος στην Πιερία

| November 18, 2016
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  Στις 24 και 25 Νοεμβρίου 2016, στην Πιερία, θα πραγματοποιηθεί το B’ Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο Προσκυνηματικών Περιηγήσεων της Εκκλησίας της Ελλάδος, που συνδιοργανώνεται από την Ι. Μητρόπολη Κίτρους, Κατερίνης και Πλαταμώνος, με το Συνοδικό Γραφείο Προσκυνηματικών Περιηγήσεων της Ιεράς Συνόδου της Εκκλησίας της Ελλάδος, με την ευλογία του Μακαριωτάτου Αρχιεπισκόπου Αθηνών και πάσης Ελλάδος κ.κ. […]

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