NEWS

Ryanair launches Birmingham summer 2017 schedule

Ryanair launches Birmingham summer 2017 schedule

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3 NEW ROUTES TO CHANIA, GIRONA & REUS 2 NEW SUMMER SERVICES TO SOFIA & WARSAW

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India is WTM London 2016’s Premier Partner

India is WTM London 2016’s Premier Partner

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World Travel Market London 2016, the leading global event for the travel industry, is delighted to announce India Tourism as its Premier Partner as it looks to promote the diverse tourism product the country offers.

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Famous personalities from across the globe share their dreams to inspire and improve children’s lives

Famous personalities from across the globe share their dreams to inspire and improve children’s lives

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Steven Spielberg, Mark Rylance, Professor Stephen Hawking, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Simon Cowell, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Niall Horan, Maisie Williams, Sir Richard Branson, Nadiya Hussain, Naomi Campbell, Dominic West, Graham Norton, HRH The Countess of Wessex, Arsenal Football Club, Buzz Aldrin, Sophie Dahl, Team GB, The Delevingne sisters, Dame Helen Mirren and […]

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Mayor Sadiq Khan launches #LondonIsOpen campaign to send welcome message to the world

Mayor Sadiq Khan launches #LondonIsOpen campaign to send welcome message to the world

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today launched a major campaign to show that London is united and open for business and to the world following the EU referendum.

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Travel Club Elite wins the ‘Best use of ABTA branding’ Award

Travel Club Elite wins the ‘Best use of ABTA branding’ Award

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ABTA is delighted to announce that Travel Club Elite has won the ‘Best use of ABTA branding’ award at this year’s Travel Brit Awards. PR World Travel and Newells were also highly commended at the awards ceremony, which took place on Sunday 10 July at Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel in North Wales.

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Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Wins 2016 AIPC Apex Award for “Highest Client Rating Received by a Convention Centre”

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Wins 2016 AIPC Apex Award for “Highest Client Rating Received by a Convention Centre”

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A highlight of the 2016 Annual Conference of the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) held last week in Nantes, France was the presentation of the 2016 AIPC Apex Award made in recognition of the highest client rating received by a convention centre to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre of Australia.

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EVENTS AND MEETINGS

Press Registration Open for ibtm world 2016

Press Registration Open for ibtm world 2016

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29 November – 1st December 2016, Barcelona Fira Gran Via

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Worldchefs Brings Global Young Chefs Challenge Finals to Sirha, Lyon 2017

Worldchefs Brings Global Young Chefs Challenge Finals to Sirha, Lyon 2017

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  The Global Young Chefs Challenge will take place at Sirha, the international food and beverage exhibition in Lyon this 2017.

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Goose Live Events runs biggest ever international Formula Student engineering event at Silverstone

Goose Live Events runs biggest ever international Formula Student engineering event at Silverstone

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Specialist events agency Goose Live Events delivered the largest ever international Formula Student event at Silverstone from 14th to 17th July 2016, attended by over 3,500 engineering undergraduates from all over the world.

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Totally Thames announces a month of river-based culture this September

Totally Thames announces a month of river-based culture this September

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Thames Festival Trust announced Totally Thames 2016, a season of 150 unmissable events which brings London’s river to life throughout the month of September with an exciting programme of arts, cultural, archaeological and river events

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 More bang for your buck at WTM London 2016

 More bang for your buck at WTM London 2016

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July 2016: With the UK Pound Sterling at a record low, the move to a three-day event, plus exclusive delegate discounts on accommodation and flights, it has never been cheaper to do business at WTM London 2016.

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Open Day for White Collar Fight Night hopefuls

Open Day for White Collar Fight Night hopefuls

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Contestants to be weighed-up by ex-British middleweight champion Roy Gumbs at Fit Boys Gym in JLT – new training partner, new gym facilities – familiar format and guaranteed excitement

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TECH

Catchbox partners with Prezi to increase audience engagement at the Prezi Present Conference

Catchbox partners with Prezi to increase audience engagement at the Prezi Present Conference

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Catchbox, the company that created the world’s first throwable wireless microphone, has partnered with presentation specialists Prezi by sponsoring the Prezi Present Conference at the Old Truman Brewery in East London held on 13th-15th July.

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Guidebook provides mobile app for AMOSSHE national conference

Guidebook provides mobile app for AMOSSHE national conference

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  University student services organisation, AMOSSHE used a mobile app created by Guidebook for the first time to deliver information to delegates at its national conference, which took place in Glasgow from 6th to 8th July 2016.

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Lufthansa launches internet connectivity on short-and medium-haul flights

Lufthansa launches internet connectivity on short-and medium-haul flights

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Green light from EASA: Supplemental Type Certificate issued

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Electoral Commission appoints Event Connections to deliver accreditation services for the EU Referendum National Count Event

Electoral Commission appoints Event Connections to deliver accreditation services for the EU Referendum National Count Event

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Event Connections has been appointed to manage and deliver accreditation services for the EU Referendum National Result Event on behalf of the Electoral Commission.

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Tech Talent Week to showcase London’s world class developer community

Tech Talent Week to showcase London’s world class developer community

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London’s tech businesses benefit from experienced talent pool The capital’s programmers are among highest paid in Europe London’s developer teams show more diversity and better job satisfaction London’s IT programmers are some of the highest paid and most experienced in the world, according to a new report from online developer community, Stack Overflow and London […]

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Royal College of Physicians introduces the world’s first wireless digital microphone as part of tech overhaul

Royal College of Physicians introduces the world’s first wireless digital microphone as part of tech overhaul

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 The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) today announces it has installed the Sennheiser SpeechLine Digital Wireless microphone, the world’s first digital microphone, as part of a £100,000 overhaul of its tech facilities. 

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CONFERENCES

Electrolux Professional partnership with Worldchefs

Electrolux Professional partnership with Worldchefs

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The illustrious event, set to take place 24-27th September in Thessaloniki, Greece, will see over 1000 chefs from 80 countries come together to share their cultures and experiences. With over 12 seminars available, those attending will also have the opportunity to learn from 34 industry experts, including the father of molecular cuisine, Hervé This.

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Slovakia Met Associations in Brussels

Slovakia Met Associations in Brussels

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200 conferences and events will be organised over the next six months in Slovakia. In this context and in view of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Slovak Convention Bureau invited European Associations and Agencies on 28 June 2016 in the very heart of Brussels, to connect and meet Slovakia […]

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AIPC 2016 Conference to be held in Nantes, France

AIPC 2016 Conference to be held in Nantes, France

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 From 3 to 6 July, la Cité Nantes Events Center will welcome its peers as it hosts the AIPC Annual Conference (International Association of Congress Centres).

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The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has decided to hold three of their upcoming congresses in 2017 & 2018 in Vienna

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CEO Isabel Bardinet comments on this decision: “This final choice reflects the wish of the ESC leadership to choose a city with a long standing cardiovascular history and one where the city support has been very unique.” 

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Major Pig Veterinary Congress Opens its Doors in Dublin

Major Pig Veterinary Congress Opens its Doors in Dublin

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Today  marks the beginning of the world’s premier pig health conference. Dublin will extend a warm welcome to nearly 3,500 pig health experts and practitioners to its shores, where the 24th International Pig Veterinary Congress & the 8th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (IPVS & ESPHM) will take place. Preparations are currently well underway […]

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European Conference on Networks and Communications -EUCNC2016-

European Conference on Networks and Communications -EUCNC2016-

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27-30 June, 2016, Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso EuCNC 2016 is the 25th edition of a successful series of a technical conference in the field of telecommunications, sponsored by the European Commission.

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TRENDS

Grandparents Spend Over £1,000* Extra Looking After Grandchildren in the Summer Break

Grandparents Spend Over £1,000* Extra Looking After Grandchildren in the Summer Break

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Europcar research reveals that grandparents go the extra mile to keep grandchildren entertained during the summer holidays 

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Event Masters and Living Tomorrow: introducing novel entertraining concept

Event Masters and Living Tomorrow: introducing novel entertraining concept

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Willebroek/Vilvoorde – Event agency Event Masters establishes a new division called Entertraining : a brand-new concept in Belgium with a multi-faceted approach to teambuilding and training. Living Tomorrow (Vilvoorde) strongly believes in the entertraining concept and signs an exclusive partnership with Event Masters for its team trainings. Drawing on its yearlong experience in teambuilding, Event Masters […]

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Long haul travels in 1st quarter 2016: high resilience of Europe despite terrorist attacks

Long haul travels in 1st quarter 2016: high resilience of Europe despite terrorist attacks

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The latest results from the Air Travellers’ Traffic Barometer* produced by European Cities Marketing and ForwardKeys reveal that in Q1 2016, International trips were down by -0.7% due to Intra-European travels down by -2.8% (compared to Q1 2015). Conversely, long haul travels are up by +3.4%.

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Celebration Breaks Drinks Barometer

Celebration Breaks Drinks Barometer

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  Forty-five per cent of people on a city break are there for a celebration: London, Paris and Barcelona are their top choices (www.postoffice.co.uk/celebrationdrinks) Drinks cost least in Prague – less than half the price of 10 other top cities Palma offers the cheapest prices for drinks of those surveyed in Western Europe Tallinn, Barcelona […]

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ABTA urges people not to leave it too late to book popular destinations

ABTA urges people not to leave it too late to book popular destinations

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Two thirds of people planning a summer holiday have already booked as Western Mediterranean destinations surge in popularity

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London experiences boom in budget hotel growth as developments move East

London experiences boom in budget hotel growth as developments move East

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London’s budget hotel sector has experienced significant growth since the city hosted the 2012 Olympic Games, a new report reveals.

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DESTINATIONS

The UIA confirms Brussels as the number two city in the world, and the number one in Europe in terms of the number of international conferences it hosts

The UIA confirms Brussels as the number two city in the world, and the number one in Europe in terms of the number of international conferences it hosts

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In its prestigious annual report, the Union of International Associations (UIA) has announced that for the 7th year in a row, the capital of Belgium has achieved second place in the world and first in Europe in terms of the number of conferences hosted in 2015. This means that the Region has surged ahead of […]

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Copenhagen’s hotel capacity is steadily increasing

Copenhagen’s hotel capacity is steadily increasing

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Due to new hotel openings, expansions and facelifts of current hotels, the Greater Copenhagen region will increase its hotel portfolio with 2247 rooms resulting in a total capacity of close to 25.000 rooms. This includes hostels, hotel apartments and luxury suites, so the number of beds is also increasingly rising. We listed some of the […]

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30th ECM Summer School sets a new milestone in the Meetings Industry!

30th ECM Summer School sets a new milestone in the Meetings Industry!

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This year will see the 30th ECM Summer School take place in Zagreb, 27-31 August 2016. The renowned educational programme on the Meetings Industry will provide at least 50 new delegates with the basis and know-how to progress a rewarding career in the sector.

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Lausanne Tourism & Convention Bureau entertains UK buyers at London’s Olympic Park

Lausanne Tourism & Convention Bureau entertains UK buyers at London’s Olympic Park

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Lausanne Tourism & Convention Bureau met with UK event buyers in London last week to showcase the destination and its international convention, meeting, incentive and event offering.

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London welcomes over 30 million tourists for the first time ever

London welcomes over 30 million tourists for the first time ever

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has welcomed new figures that show the capital has set a new tourism record after more than 30 million visitors came to the city last year, drawn by global sporting events such as the Rugby World Cup and blockbuster exhibitions at its museums and galleries, according to new figures released […]

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7 Exceptional Villas & Suites in Santorini

7 Exceptional Villas & Suites in Santorini

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7 High Rated Hotels in Santorini, the famous island with magical views and stunning sunsets. The towns along the Caldera(Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, Oia)  is where you will find the most popular hotels and villas on the island. Maregio Suites, Oia, Santorini Located in the scenic village of Oía, just steps from Oia Castle, Maregio Suites offers suites with […]

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Επιστήμονες της Νανοτεχνολογίας από όλο τον κόσμο στο Porto Palace Hotel Thessaloniki

Επιστήμονες της Νανοτεχνολογίας από όλο τον κόσμο στο Porto Palace Hotel Thessaloniki

| July 21, 2016
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Σημείο συνάντησης εκατοντάδων επιστημόνων από όλο τον κόσμο, που δραστηριοποιούνται στο χώρο της Νανοτεχνολογίας, των Οργανικών Ηλεκτρονικών και της Νανοϊατρικής αποτέλεσε το διάστημα 2-9 Ιουλίου 2016 το ξενοδοχείο Porto Palace στη Θεσσαλονίκη, το οποίο φιλοξένησε στις αίθουσες του το παγκοσμίου φήμης συνέδριο «NANOTEXNOLOGY».

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Συνάντηση της Αν. Υπουργού Τουρισμού κας Έλενας Κουντουρά με το Δήμαρχο Ναυπακτίας για την ανάπτυξη των εναλλακτικών μορφών τουρισμού και τις τουριστικές επενδύσεις

Συνάντηση της Αν. Υπουργού Τουρισμού κας Έλενας Κουντουρά με το Δήμαρχο Ναυπακτίας για την ανάπτυξη των εναλλακτικών μορφών τουρισμού και τις τουριστικές επενδύσεις

| July 20, 2016
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Η Αν. Υπουργός Τουρισμού κα Έλενα Κουντουρά είχε συνάντηση στο Υπουργείο με τον Δήμαρχο Ναυπακτίας κ. Παναγιώτη Λουκόπουλο και τον αντιδήμαρχο κ. Ιωάννη Σύψα με αντικείμενο τα σχέδια τουριστικής ανάπτυξης της περιοχής μέσα από την προώθηση των εναλλακτικών μορφών τουρισμού και την υλοποίηση νέων τουριστικών επενδύσεων.

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Emirates Recognised For Network Strategy at The Airline Strategy Awards

Emirates Recognised For Network Strategy at The Airline Strategy Awards

| July 18, 2016
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DUBAI, U.A.E., 18 July 2016 – Emirates Airline has been awarded the inaugural Network Strategy award, at The Airline Strategy Awards run by the established air transport industry news and analysis provider Flight Airline Business. 

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Emirates introduces the world’s first interactive amenity kit in Economy Class

Emirates introduces the world’s first interactive amenity kit in Economy Class

| July 18, 2016
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 Dubai, UAE –  Emirates has launched the world’s first interactive amenity kit in Economy Class providing a more comfortable travel experience. The stylish new amenity kits utilise augmented reality (AR) technology to unlock immersive content on mobile devices.

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Συνάντηση Αν. Υπουργού Τουρισμού κας Έλενας Κουντουρά με τον Δήμαρχο της Μυκόνου για την ενίσχυση του τουριστικού προϊόντος του νησιού

Συνάντηση Αν. Υπουργού Τουρισμού κας Έλενας Κουντουρά με τον Δήμαρχο της Μυκόνου για την ενίσχυση του τουριστικού προϊόντος του νησιού

| July 18, 2016
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Η Αναπληρώτρια Υπουργός Οικονομίας Ανάπτυξης και Τουρισμού κα Έλενα Κουντουρά συναντήθηκε στη Μύκονο με τον Δήμαρχο της Μυκόνου κ. Κωνσταντίνο Κουκά και τους συνεργάτες του για την από κοινού εξέταση ζητημάτων και την προώθηση δράσεων που θα ενισχύσουν ακόμη περισσότερο την ελκυστικότητα και την ανταγωνιστικότητα του τουριστικού προϊόντος του νησιού.

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Οι Γάλλοι τουρίστες επιστρέφουν στην Αργολίδα

Οι Γάλλοι τουρίστες επιστρέφουν στην Αργολίδα

| July 18, 2016
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Η επιστροφή των Γάλλων τουριστών στην Αργολίδα αυτό το καλοκαίρι αποτελεί μια αισιόδοξη εξέλιξη για τον τουρισμό της περιοχής.

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Στο «AegeanBall Festival 2016» η Αν. Υπουργός Τουρισμού κα Έλενα Κουντουρά

Στο «AegeanBall Festival 2016» η Αν. Υπουργός Τουρισμού κα Έλενα Κουντουρά

| July 18, 2016
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Στην κορυφαία αθλητική εκδήλωση «AegeanBall Festival 2016» που διοργανώθηκε με μεγάλη επιτυχία στη Σύρο και έτυχε πανελλαδικής και ευρωπαϊκής κάλυψης και προβολής παρευρέθηκε η Αν. Υπουργός Οικονομίας Ανάπτυξης και Τουρισμού κα Έλενα Κουντουρά.

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Διεθνείς Δράσεις FedHATTA: Σύσφιξη των σχέσεων με την αγορά της Πολωνίας

Διεθνείς Δράσεις FedHATTA: Σύσφιξη των σχέσεων με την αγορά της Πολωνίας

| July 18, 2016
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  Στο πλαίσιο της δυναμικής ανάπτυξης διεθνών συνεργασιών με αντίστοιχους ευρωπαϊκούς και διεθνείς φορείς, η Ομοσπονδία FedHATTA φιλοξένησε τον Πρόεδρο του Πολωνικού Συνδέσμου Tour Operators (PZOT) και CEO της Neckermann Πολωνίας, κύριο Krzysztof Piatek.

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Five sites inscribed on World Heritage List

Five sites inscribed on World Heritage List

| July 16, 2016
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The World Heritage Committee inscribed five new sites on the World Heritage List this afternoon. One of the new sites, a transboundary property, is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, the others are in Greece, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

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15.2 million passengers in the first six months of the year

| July 15, 2016
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Schönefeld continues to display strong growth

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Call for Entries Is Announced for 3rd Annual National Geographic Travel World Legacy Awards

| July 15, 2016
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Applications are being accepted through August 20 National Geographic announces the World Legacy Awards Call for Entries. Applications are being accepted now through Aug. 20, 2016, at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/worldlegacyawards. Celebrating National Geographic’s mission of inspiring people to care about the planet, the World Legacy Awards honor today’s leading sustainable tourism destinations, organizations and businesses, and share […]

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