NEWS

ITB Berlin highlights corporate social responsibility in tourism again

ITB Berlin highlights corporate social responsibility in tourism again

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Corporate social responsibility in tourism will be a dominant theme at ITB Berlin – ITB CSR Day features the key topic ’Sustainable Food and Beverages in the Hotel Industry and at Tourism Destinations’ – admission to the ITB Berlin Convention is free for trade visitors

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Athens International Airport: 2016 traffic reaches 20.02 million passengers!

Athens International Airport: 2016 traffic reaches 20.02 million passengers!

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Traffic 2016 Overall, with 20.02 million passengers in 2016, Athens International Airort recorded an all-time high performance surpassing previous year traffic by 1.9 million (+10.7%).  Both domestic and international passengers achieved double-digit growth by 11.2% and 10.4% respectively, reaching 7.15 million and 12.87 million. This growth was driven by both the Greek residents’ dynamic growth […]

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DXB extends its lead as #1 airport for international passengers

DXB extends its lead as #1 airport for international passengers

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Caps off 2016 with a record 83.6 million passengers   

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Middle East visitors integral to $363 billion UK tourism growth forecast

Middle East visitors integral to $363 billion UK tourism growth forecast

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  UK to see highest level of overseas consumer spending since 2012 Olympics, with Middle East travellers expected to lead the way; Arabian Travel Market to showcase Great British destinations This year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), a sister event of World Travel Market London, will provide the perfect platform for UK destinations, hotels and attractions, […]

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Fitur closes with record figures: 245 thousand participants, 9,700 companies and 6,800 pre-established bilateral meetings

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The trade fair consolidates its position as the first major forum in the business agenda of the worldwide tourism industry, with 6% growth in participants and 9% in both trade attendance and in international participation

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US$104 billion global spa market to rub off on the UAE

US$104 billion global spa market to rub off on the UAE

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ATM 2017 to return with dedicated Wellness & Spa Lounge as global spa market set to top US$104 billion by 2020 according to Global Wellness Institute report MENA market research highlights the UAE as the region’s top performer with spa market value expected to top AED1.85 billion by 2020

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EVENTS AND MEETINGS

IMEX Group launches ‘Talking Point’ strategy, adds extra focus and edge to education and content ‘Purposeful Meetings’ is the IMEX Talking Point for 2017

IMEX Group launches ‘Talking Point’ strategy, adds extra focus and edge to education and content ‘Purposeful Meetings’ is the IMEX Talking Point for 2017

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The IMEX Group is taking a new approach to its education and content strategies from 2017 by introducing an annual ‘talking point’.

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Chocolate weeks : Two weeks of indulgence at 37 locations in Brussels

Chocolate weeks : Two weeks of indulgence at 37 locations in Brussels

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From 1 – 15 February chocolate aficionados can once again indulge in Brussels. For the third time visit.brussels focuses on chocolate during the Chocolate weeks. Armed with a Chocolate pass, the visitor will be able to sample more than 20 chocolatiers’ delicacies while also enjoying discounts to the chocolate museums and purchases at various chocolate […]

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AIME to be Asia-Pacific’s first truly smart MICE exhibition

AIME to be Asia-Pacific’s first truly smart MICE exhibition

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The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME), is excited to announce that its upcoming 25th anniversary show will play host to Konduko, a new, innovative technology, which allows for an integrated and collaborative exhibition experience.

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RIBA Venues hosts Wales Bonner fashion show during London Fashion Week 

RIBA Venues hosts Wales Bonner fashion show during London Fashion Week 

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RIBA Venues recently played host to the Wales Bonner fashion show on 8th January 2017.

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Edinburgh’s Festivals Mark 70 Years of Celebrating the Extraordinary in 2017

Edinburgh’s Festivals Mark 70 Years of Celebrating the Extraordinary in 2017

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This year Edinburgh will mark the 70th anniversary of its world-famous festivals with a year-long celebration, transforming Scotland’s historic capital city like never before.

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2016 Marks Most Successful Year to Date for Dubai Business Events

2016 Marks Most Successful Year to Date for Dubai Business Events

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Dubai won a record 129 bids and proposals, representing a 79% increase from 2015

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TECH

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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Leadership, gender diversity and STEM skills to be debated at CeBIT Australia

Leadership, gender diversity and STEM skills to be debated at CeBIT Australia

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Taking on business technology’s biggest issues, CeBIT Australia will host six strategic panels, facilitating a dynamic conversation between Australia’s brightest business minds, 23 – 25 May 2017 at ICC Sydney.

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Technology takes off at ibtm world 2016

Technology takes off at ibtm world 2016

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Meetings industry technology went mainstream at ibtm world 2016 in Barcelona last week. Many of the 3000 international exhibitors chose to showcase themselves by using the very latest virtual reality technology, videography, giant LED walls and illuminated flooring, just some of the inspiring innovations that brought ibtm world to life.

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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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CONFERENCES

Poland to host 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism: promoting shared responsibility

Poland to host 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism: promoting shared responsibility

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Coinciding with the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development to be celebrated throughout 2017, the third International Congress on Ethics and Tourism will be held in Poland, on 27-28 April 2017. Organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with the European Commission (EC) and the Government of Poland, the event will focus […]

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ACES – Athens 4th Airport Chief Executives’ Symposium

ACES – Athens 4th Airport Chief Executives’ Symposium

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  An Athens International Airport initiative

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Prague Will Host the Congress of Congresses

Prague Will Host the Congress of Congresses

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8th December 2016, Prague –  The Czech capital will welcome meetings professionals including top planners from all over the world for the 56th Congress of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), which will take place between 12 and 15 November 2017. 

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WTM London 2016 Conference and Events Sees A Record 19,000 Attendees

WTM London 2016 Conference and Events Sees A Record 19,000 Attendees

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World Travel Market London 2016’s Conference and Event programme experienced a 5% increase, taking the number of attendees to a record of almost 19,000.

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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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TRENDS

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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The IMEX A to Z of 2017: 5 trends to watch as the year unfolds

The IMEX A to Z of 2017: 5 trends to watch as the year unfolds

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2016 was no slouch of a year for the meetings industry nor, indeed, for the world at large. Dramatic forces were at play and many of us shared a sense that, even if we wanted to grasp the pace or nature of change taking place, we barely had the time or the head space to […]

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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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DESTINATIONS

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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Mazi Travel & Events

Mazi Travel & Events

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Μazi Τravel & Εvents is a receptive agency, specializing in home tourists in Greece and Cyprus. Inviting and rich experience of 27 years, our expertise, combined with a perfect knowledge of the tastes and specifics of French customers, allow us to consider ourselves an essential partner travel to Greece. Mazi have learned to respect the traveler, consider traveling with another look, and continually improve all […]

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Copenhagen ranked 2nd on the Global Destination Sustainability Index

Copenhagen ranked 2nd on the Global Destination Sustainability Index

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The city of Copenhagen and Copenhagen CVB was ranked 2nd in the first-ever sustainability ranking for event destinations worldwide with a performance score of 79% excelling in social and environmental performance. The GDS-Index was initiated by ICCA’s Scandinavian Chapter and MCI earlier this year.

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Event Spaces in São Paulo Invest in Expansion and Improvements

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Convention Centers associated with the SPCVB  shine through with modernizations performed in the recent years.

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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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More News

ATM launches 2017 exhibitor awards

ATM launches 2017 exhibitor awards

| January 23, 2017
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Creative design and people skills among the five categories in the popular award programme, back for a third year running; panel of top industry and design personalities set to reprise their judging roles; all exhibitors eligible to participate

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GI Aviation is open for business

GI Aviation is open for business

| January 23, 2017
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Flies the Middle East’s first Pilatus PC-12NG into Sky Dive Dubai

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Say hello to Newark, daily from Athens

Say hello to Newark, daily from Athens

| January 23, 2017
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Emirates to launch daily service to Newark via Athens

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Έντονο το ενδιαφέρον των Φινλανδών για την Ελλάδα

Έντονο το ενδιαφέρον των Φινλανδών για την Ελλάδα

| January 23, 2017
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Σημαντικές συναντήσεις με εκπροσώπους Τ.Ο.s, που ειδικεύονται στην Ελληνική και όχι μόνον τουριστική αγορά, τον πρόεδρο των 22 Φινλανδο-Ελληνικών Συλλόγων (με πάνω από 2000 μέλη σε όλη την Φινλανδία) κ. Yrjo Viinikka αλλά και Φινλανδούς και Σκανδιναβούς δημοσιογράφους, είχε ο Γενικός Γραμματέας του ΕΟΤ κ. Δημήτριος Τρυφωνόπουλος, ο οποίος μετέβη (19-22/1/2017) στο Ελσίνκι της Φινλανδίας, […]

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Άνοιγμα της ισπανικής τουριστικής αγοράς επιχειρεί ο Προαθωνικός Οργανισμός Τουρισμού

Άνοιγμα της ισπανικής τουριστικής αγοράς επιχειρεί ο Προαθωνικός Οργανισμός Τουρισμού

| January 23, 2017
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Επίσκεψη στη Μαδρίτη και στους εκθέτες της διεθνούς τουριστικής έκθεσης F.I.TUR. πραγματοποίησαν στις 18 Ιανουαρίου στελέχη του Προαθωνικού Οργανισμού Τουρισμού, ο οποίος εδώ και λίγους μήνες εξήγγειλε την από μέρους του εκπόνηση σχεδίου δραστηριοτήτων, απευθυνόμενου στην τουριστική αγορά της ιδιαίτερης μεσογειακής χώρας.

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Приглашаем коллег в рекламный тур: Афины – европейская столица MICE 2017

Приглашаем коллег в рекламный тур: Афины – европейская столица MICE 2017

| January 22, 2017
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Уважаемые коллеги и бизнес-партнеры!  «Музенидис Трэвел» предлагает вам уникальную возможность начать новый успешный сезон с рекламного тура в Грецию, где вы лично познакомитесь с нашими эксклюзивными возможностями проведения бизнес-путешествия в эту замечательную страну и в дружественной атмосфере получите новый незаменимый опыт организации и проведения бизнес-путешествия в Афины – европейскую столицу MICE 2017. 

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Туризм в Европе дешевеет

Туризм в Европе дешевеет

| January 22, 2017
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Цена станет определяющим фактором при выборе направления для путешествия в 2017 году, считают эксперты британского PostOffice. Выиграть от этого может Европа – почти половина направлений, изученных крупнейшим британским поставщиком иностранной валюты, демонстрируют снижение цен на основные туристские «продукты потребления».

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ITB MICE Day: MICE striking a balance between effectiveness and efficiency

ITB MICE Day: MICE striking a balance between effectiveness and efficiency

| January 19, 2017
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Agenda includes topical issues such as sustainability and social responsibility, digitalisation and demographic change – admission to the ITB Berlin Convention is free for trade visitors

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Emirates rounds off a year of growth with fleet and product milestones

Emirates rounds off a year of growth with fleet and product milestones

| January 18, 2017
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Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, rounded off another year of growth in 2016, underlined by fleet and network expansion, as well as customer focused product investments.

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UNWTO and Japan International Cooperation Agency partner to promote sustainable tourism

UNWTO and Japan International Cooperation Agency partner to promote sustainable tourism

| January 18, 2017
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 The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation aimed at providing a framework for joint action in the area of sustainable tourism.

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Η Χαλκιδική προσελκύει το ενδιαφέρον των Ολλανδών – Διψήφιος αριθμός αύξησης για το 2017

Η Χαλκιδική προσελκύει το ενδιαφέρον των Ολλανδών – Διψήφιος αριθμός αύξησης για το 2017

| January 18, 2017
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  Η Χαλκιδική έδωσε για ακόμα μία χρονιά το παρών στη διεθνή έκθεση τουρισμού Vakantiebeurs της Ουτρέχτης που πραγματοποιήθηκε στις 10-15 Ιανουαρίου 2017.

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