NEWS

IMEX Politicians Forum generates keen debate

IMEX Politicians Forum generates keen debate

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The role that meetings and events can play in destinations in a world where globalisation, free trade, free movement and social order is undergoing critical change was a theme central to the keen and engaging discussions when almost 30 politicians and policy makers came together with 80 industry leaders at the 15th annual IMEX Politicians […]

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SITE Launches New Online Learning Portal for Incentive Travel Professionals 

SITE Launches New Online Learning Portal for Incentive Travel Professionals 

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SITE Members receive complimentary access through 30 June 

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15th edition of IMEX focuses on creating business opportunities and  making powerful connections

15th edition of IMEX focuses on creating business opportunities and making powerful connections

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“At IMEX our aim is to help the industry make valuable connections and build powerful working relationships. With 3,500 companies exhibiting from over 150 countries, and a packed schedule of education and social events, there are plenty of opportunities to make fresh connections and to do a lot of business over the next three days.”

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WTM London Expands Speed Networking Programme

WTM London Expands Speed Networking Programme

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  WTM London 2017 is introducing an extra Speed Networking session on the Tuesday of the event – meaning each day will kick off with a speed networking event before the exhibition floor opens. The first day of the event – Monday 6 November – will start with the traditional regional speed networking event, with […]

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Increased international visitors help swell ATM 2017

Increased international visitors help swell ATM 2017

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GCC visitors up 10% ATM records 71% growth since 2012 Over 100 new exhibitors debut at ATM 2017 Responsible tourism to be key theme of 2018 event This year’s Arabian Travel Market witnessed a 7% increase in international visitors and a 10% increase in visitors from the GCC to the event, which was held in […]

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India Sees Surge In Visitors, Thanks To ‘Premier Partnership’ Deal With WTM London 

India Sees Surge In Visitors, Thanks To ‘Premier Partnership’ Deal With WTM London 

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India’s ‘Premier Partner’ status with World Travel Market London last year has led to double-digit growth in international tourism and a bumper number of business deals. The Premier Partnership status gave India a greatly enhanced profile at WTM London 2016, as the country’s tourism board highlighted its diverse attractions to the world’s key source markets […]

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EVENTS AND MEETINGS

Hotelbeds Group chooses Bangkok for first MarketHub Asia event

Hotelbeds Group chooses Bangkok for first MarketHub Asia event

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Thailand most popular Asian destination for Hotelbeds with 21% increase in bookings year-to-date – and Bangkok most popular Asian city.[1] Powered by data, driven by people theme for MarketHub Asia event will explore fast-evolving landscape of travel data – and how travel companies can navigate this to boost growth. First ever MarketHub Asia event includes […]

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Announcing the next IAPCO EDGE seminar in Florence in 2018

Announcing the next IAPCO EDGE seminar in Florence in 2018

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During a press conference at IMEX 2017 in Frankfurt, Florence announces that the next IAPCO EDGE seminar in Europe will be taking place in Florence on the 15 -17 January 2018. The winning bid was presented to IAPCO by OIC Group with the full support of Florence Convention and Visitors Bureau along with Firenze Fiera […]

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Appetite for ‘Me Time’ – EduMonday Launch Satisfies Desire for Slow Learning and Fast Content

Appetite for ‘Me Time’ – EduMonday Launch Satisfies Desire for Slow Learning and Fast Content

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“I’ve been to IMEX for the last six years but mostly concentrating on doing business only. This year I decided to take some time for myself. It’s great not to have to hurry. I can enjoy more time to talk to people and really make this day work for me.”

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Paris reclaims the number one spot in the city rankings for international congresses

Paris reclaims the number one spot in the city rankings for international congresses

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1,118 congress and 854,000 delegates hosted by Paris in 2016: a new record!

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Brand success stories to showcase real life experiences at The Meetings Show

Brand success stories to showcase real life experiences at The Meetings Show

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Gü, Coca Cola, Walt Disney, The Coconut Collaborative and Green & Black’s case studies, to feature as Speakers’ Corner partner with The Meetings Show to deliver high profile speakers at Olympia next month.  The sessions will provide insight and expertise designed to inspire attendees and help them grow in their roles, whilst delivering ever more […]

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“This is a highly creative and forward-looking industry” says Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group

“This is a highly creative and forward-looking industry” says Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group

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“This is a highly creative, responsive and forward-looking industry – and that will be very clear to everyone who comes to IMEX in Frankfurt,” says Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group before IMEX in Frankfurt takes place from 16 – 18 May.

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TECH

Hotelbeds confirms Mexico as top five destination at MarketHub Americas 2017 event

Hotelbeds confirms Mexico as top five destination at MarketHub Americas 2017 event

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  Mexico fifth most popular destination for clients of Hotelbeds globally. Top Mexico destination for clients of Hotelbeds is Riviera Maya, host destination for 8th edition of MarketHub Americas by Hotelbeds event. MarketHub Americas gathers hundreds of tour operators and OTAs from across North, Central and South Americas. Palma de Mallorca, 5th May 2017 – […]

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Hotelbeds empowers customers with data analytics focus at MarketHub Americas 2017

Hotelbeds empowers customers with data analytics focus at MarketHub Americas 2017

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  o  ´Powered by data. Driven by people´ theme for Hotelbeds’ MarketHub Americas event. o  Top five questions to ask your technology provider about data analytics outlined by Hotelbeds Group´s CIO. o  Polling of over 500 attendees on data analytics trends reveals that 64% will increase investment significantly in data and analytics over the next […]

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Plan, explore and network: The ITB App offers many new features

Plan, explore and network: The ITB App offers many new features

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New interactive features to plan the ITB visit efficiently and gain new business contacts – The ITB App is free of charge and available now for download on App Store and Google Play.

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Chinese tech start-up seeks global exposure with WTM Portfolio

Chinese tech start-up seeks global exposure with WTM Portfolio

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A Chinese technology start-up with ambitious global expansion plans is exhibiting at all the World Travel Market Portfolio events this year, following its success at WTM London.

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Hotelbeds Group reaches landmark phase in transition to the cloud

Hotelbeds Group reaches landmark phase in transition to the cloud

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  Currently more than 60% of the company´s data securely stored in the public cloud Transition coincides with change in data center to support Hotelbeds Group’s cloud strategy The transition has been made through technology partners Amazon Web Services (AWS) and BT  Madrid –  Hotelbeds Group, the number one bedbank worldwide and a business-to-business provider of […]

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Copenhagen is outstanding for digital startups and scaleups

Copenhagen is outstanding for digital startups and scaleups

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Copenhagen ranks 6th for digital scale-ups and 7th for startups on the European Digital City Index 2016, owing to its business environment and access to skills and capital. Copenhagen scores highly on its business environment, access to capital and relevant skills, and a flexible labour market, all providing supporting framework conditions for digital entrepreneurs and […]

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CONFERENCES

Australia to host the “Davos” of women’s events in 2018

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TOKYO: The CEO of Business Events Sydney (BESydney), Lyn Lewis-Smith, announced that Sydney will host the 2018 Global Summit of Women.

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The Philippines will host the 6th UNWTO Conference on Tourism Statistics

The Philippines will host the 6th UNWTO Conference on Tourism Statistics

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Policy leaders, statisticians, academicians and private sector will convene in Manila, The Philippines, next June 2017 (21-24), to discuss new methodologies to measure the full impacts of tourism. The 6th edition of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) International Conference on Statistics, an official event of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, will […]

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ICCA announces all-time record number of association meetings in 2016

ICCA announces all-time record number of association meetings in 2016

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The number of international association meetings continues to double every ten years. Paris reclaims the top spot in the 2016 city ranking.

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The heart continues to beat for Vienna

The heart continues to beat for Vienna

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Heart Failure 2018, the annual congress of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology will take place in Vienna, Austria, from May 26 – 29, 2018 at the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center. More than 5.000 participants from approximately 100 countries will attend the meeting.

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ECMDubrovnik2017: Constant change is the only constant in urban travel

ECMDubrovnik2017: Constant change is the only constant in urban travel

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At the European Cities Marketing International Conference in Dubrovnik, May 31-June 3, 2017, Europe’s city marketers and tourism professionals will meet industry thought leaders and leading tourism academics from around the globe to debate and strategise the new normal in urban travel and tourism.

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The 3th UNWTO International Congress on Ethics presents the Recommendations on the Responsible Use of Ratings and Reviews

The 3th UNWTO International Congress on Ethics presents the Recommendations on the Responsible Use of Ratings and Reviews

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  Tourism stakeholders have convened in Krakow, Poland, in the 3th World Tourism Organization International Congress on Ethics to underline the need to continue advancing the ethical framework of the sector. The event, which was conducted on 26-28 April, is one of the pillars of the ‘Enhancing the Understanding of European Tourism’ Project, implemented by […]

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TRENDS

Mapped: The World’s Dependency on the Travel Industry

Mapped: The World’s Dependency on the Travel Industry

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Globalization and the growing trend of traveling have increased the number of people traveling to foreign countries each year. This growing trend has brought with it increased GDP growth due to tourism spending. While some countries receive more visitors than others, not all countries rely on their tourism industries to the same extent. Take a […]

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Middle East experiential travel is now ‘The Real Deal’

Middle East experiential travel is now ‘The Real Deal’

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Dubai Government outlines plans to combine Dubai’s rich cultural and latest attractions to build on Q1 2017 visitor numbers of 4.57 million – travel technology to play major role

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ForwardKeys shared damaging travel data with the White House prior to the second travel ban

ForwardKeys shared damaging travel data with the White House prior to the second travel ban

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ForwardKeys, which monitors future travel patterns by analysing 16 million flight reservation transactions each day shared its latest analysis of the negative impacts of the travel ban on the US travel industry with the White House prior to the new ban coming in to force.

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Year of the Rooster is a wake-up call for tourism to Europe

Year of the Rooster is a wake-up call for tourism to Europe

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More visitors – despite security concerns

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Christmas travel forecast from ForwardKeys

Christmas travel forecast from ForwardKeys

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US will be the top destination, Dubai the busiest airport

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ICC Sydney Theatre Launches with Keith Urban

ICC Sydney Theatre Launches with Keith Urban

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It’s Showtime at the City’s New Entertainment Precinct A new era of live entertainment was born to Sydney last night, as ICC Sydney Theatre launched to the public with a spectacular concert from world famous music legend, Keith Urban, joined by the sensational Carrie Underwood.

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DESTINATIONS

Greece through the eyes of travelers – 1st Travel Photo Contest

Greece through the eyes of travelers – 1st Travel Photo Contest

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Greece through the eyes of travelers from all over the world.  Join 1st travel photo contest, share, inspire and win!   Prizes First 50 participants, from any place in the world, will receive a postcard from Greece. Just publish at least one photo and send us your address. All participants enter to win a free […]

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Greece A La Carte 2017, by Cosmorama

Greece A La Carte 2017, by Cosmorama

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I Visit Greece …is a brand name incorporated by COSMORAMA to operate it’s incoming sector as it perfectly matches with the essential features of this activity. COSMORAMA is a well established Tour Operator based in downtown Athens, Greece that operates Outbound tours for Groups, FIT’s & Corporate clients for both Leisure and/or Business in all […]

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Mazi Travel & Events – Summer ’17 City Breaks and Holidays

Mazi Travel & Events – Summer ’17 City Breaks and Holidays

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Μazi Τravel & Εvents is a receptive agency, specializing in Greece and Cyprus. Inviting and rich experience of 27 years, combined with a perfect knowledge of the tastes and specifics of customers, allow Mazi Travel & Events to consider themselves an essential travel partner to Greece. Mazi have learned to respect the traveler, consider traveling with another look, and continually improve all destinations following the current […]

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Season Begins in Costa Navarino

Season Begins in Costa Navarino

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The Westin Resort Costa Navarino welcomes the new season on 19 February 2017 with an exciting array of sports, cultural, fun and creative activities for guests to enjoy as they explore the pristine natural surroundings.

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2016: Nearly 15 Million Bednights for Vienna

2016: Nearly 15 Million Bednights for Vienna

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Vienna establishes 7th record in succession with 14.96 million visitor bednights in 2016.

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Dubai reaches 100,000 room milestone through continued investment in mid-market and luxury hotel offering.

Dubai reaches 100,000 room milestone through continued investment in mid-market and luxury hotel offering.

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Dubai’s tourism industry celebrated the city’s milestone achievement of reaching 100,000 rooms across its expanding hotel and hotel apartment inventory following the opening of Westin Dubai in Al Habtoor City.

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Τέσσερις στρατηγικοί στόχοι στον τουρισμό για τον πρόεδρο του ΣΕΤΕ

Τέσσερις στρατηγικοί στόχοι στον τουρισμό για τον πρόεδρο του ΣΕΤΕ

| May 19, 2017
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Ο κ. Γιάννης Ρέτσος, μέχρι σήμερα πρόεδρος της Πανελλήνιας Ομοσπονδίας Ξενοδόχων (ΠΟΞ), αναδείχθηκε νέος πρόεδρος του Συνδέσμου Ελληνικών Τουριστικών Επιχειρήσεων (ΣΕΤΕ), στη γενική συνέλευση του Συνδέσμου, διαδεχόμενος τον επί χρόνια προέδρο κ. Ανδρέα Ανδρεάδη.

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Στην γενέτειρα του Αριστοτέλη οι μαθητές/νικητές του διαγωνισμού από τα Κλασσικά Λύκεια της Ιταλίας

Στην γενέτειρα του Αριστοτέλη οι μαθητές/νικητές του διαγωνισμού από τα Κλασσικά Λύκεια της Ιταλίας

| May 18, 2017
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Ολοκληρώθηκε ο μαθητικός διαγωνισμός, “In viaggio con Aristotele” («Ταξιδεύοντας με τον Αριστοτέλη»), που διοργανώθηκε στη Ρώμη από την Πρεσβεία της Ελλάδας στην Ιταλία, σε συνεργασία με τον Τουριστικό Οργανισμό Χαλκιδικής, το «Διεπιστημονικό Κέντρο Αριστοτελικών Μελετών» (ΔΙ.Κ.Α.Μ.) του ΑΠΘ και κρατικά Κλασσικά Λύκεια της Ρώμης, στο πλαίσιο του Επετειακού Έτους Αριστοτέλη.

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Συνεχίζονται τα ταξίδια εξοικείωσης σε όλη την Ελλάδα

Συνεχίζονται τα ταξίδια εξοικείωσης σε όλη την Ελλάδα

| May 17, 2017
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Τηλεοπτικά γυρίσματα δημοφιλών βελγικών τηλεοπτικών εκπομπών, σε Κρήτη Αττική και Πελοπόννησο.

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Το Συμβούλιο της Ευρώπης απένειμε βραβείο στον Δήμο Χερσονήσου για το πρόγραμμα επιβράβευσης επαναλαμβανόμενων τουριστών επισκεπτών 

Το Συμβούλιο της Ευρώπης απένειμε βραβείο στον Δήμο Χερσονήσου για το πρόγραμμα επιβράβευσης επαναλαμβανόμενων τουριστών επισκεπτών 

| May 17, 2017
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Με μεγάλη επιτυχία πραγματοποιήθηκε η εκδήλωση του Συμβουλίου της Ευρώπης στην ξενοδοχειακή μονάδα «Lyttos” στον Ανισσαρά του Δήμου Χερσονήσου Ηρακλείου Κρήτης στην οποία αναδείχθηκαν οι πρωτοπόρες και καινοτόμες καλές πρακτικές των Δήμων της Ελλάδας .

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Prague Keeps the 11th Position Among the World Congress Destinations International

Prague Keeps the 11th Position Among the World Congress Destinations International

| May 16, 2017
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Congress and Convention Asociation ICCA has released a list of the best congress and convention destinations in the world. Prague retains the excellent 11th position and Prague Congress Centre has contributed the success.

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Άρχισαν οι εγγραφές για το “Santorini Experience”

Άρχισαν οι εγγραφές για το “Santorini Experience”

| May 12, 2017
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Κολύμβηση και τρέξιμο περιλαμβάνει το… μενού του 3μέρου! Το μεγαλύτερο event αθλητικού τουρισμού για επαγγελματίες και ερασιτέχνες αθλητές στην Ελλάδα, το 3ο «Santorini Experience», είναι έτοιμο να υποδεχτεί όλους όσους θέλουν να εκτοξεύσουν την αδρεναλίνη τους στα ύψη συμμετέχοντας σε αγώνες τρεξίματος και κολύμβησης.

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Στην τελική ευθεία η Greek Travel Show

Στην τελική ευθεία η Greek Travel Show

| May 11, 2017
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Τιμώμενος δήμος το Ναύπλιο, τιμώμενη Περιφέρεια η Αττική

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Έκθεση «Ταξίδι στη μαγεία της ελληνικής φορεσιάς»

Έκθεση «Ταξίδι στη μαγεία της ελληνικής φορεσιάς»

| May 11, 2017
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Σύγχρονες δημιουργίες ζωντανεύουν τις συλλογές του Μουσείου Μπενάκη Από τις 10 Απριλίου έως και τις 18 Νοεμβρίου 2016 στην Costa Navarino και από στις 17 Ιουλίου έως και τις 31 Δεκεμβρίου στο Διεθνή Αερολιμένα Αθηνών

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Майская Греция: Сказка, которая может стать явью!

Майская Греция: Сказка, которая может стать явью!

| May 10, 2017
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В мае Греция идеальна для проведения экскурсий, а на курортах в это время менее людно, чем в летние месяцы.

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Όμιλος Lufthansa: Νέα προϊόντα και υπηρεσίες

Όμιλος Lufthansa: Νέα προϊόντα και υπηρεσίες

| May 10, 2017
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Ανοίγοντας τον δρόμο προς την ψηφιοποίηση των αεροπορικών υπηρεσιών

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IFEMA to host HPE Discover 2017

| May 8, 2017
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise will bring thousands of professionals and one of the most important global tech events to IFEMA, Madrid. Discover, Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s largest customer event, will take place 28 – 30 November, 2017.

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