NEWS

First winners of £40 million Discover England Fund announced

First winners of £40 million Discover England Fund announced

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VisitEngland is today announcing the first of the successful applicants to receive year one funding from the £40 million Discover England Fund.

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Ryanair carries more than 100m international customers in 2015

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Ryanair welcomed confirmation from IATA that it remains the world’s favourite airline after IATA’s latest World Airline Transport Statistics showed Ryanair once again carried more international customers than any other airline.

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Showcase your emerging destination by entering the PATA CEO Challenge

Showcase your emerging destination by entering the PATA CEO Challenge

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(Deadline for applications: September 23, 2016) BANGKOK, August 25, 2016 — Emerging tourism destinations once again have an unprecedented opportunity to boost their digital marketing campaigns, thanks to a collaborative venture between the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and TripAdvisor.

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Family trips are on the rise

Family trips are on the rise

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IPK International and ITB Berlin examine trends in family trips abroad – steady growth despite declining birth rates in many countries – Spain is the most popular destination for families

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Grass Roots Meetings & Events Inc appears on the Inc. 5000 list with three-year sales growth of 318%

Grass Roots Meetings & Events Inc appears on the Inc. 5000 list with three-year sales growth of 318%

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Inc. magazine has ranked US-based Grass Roots Meetings & Evens Inc at number 1222 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

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Chinese Tourism Beyond Greater China Sees Double-Digit Growth in Second Quarter of 2016

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Hamburg: The 18.0 million outbound border crossings made from Mainland China to destinations beyond Greater China made in the three-month period from April to May 2016 represents a generous 12.5% year-on-year increase of 2015’s equivalent figure of 16.0 million in Q2 2015.

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EVENTS AND MEETINGS

AIME celebrates industry milestone – 25 years

AIME celebrates industry milestone – 25 years

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The 25th annual Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME), 21 – 22 February 2017, will celebrate a quarter of a century of bringing the meetings and events industry together, building connections and sharing knowledge, in the world’s most livable city of Melbourne, Australia.

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Last call for votes ahead of World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

Last call for votes ahead of World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

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London, August 26th, 2016 World Travel Awards has issued a last call for ballots ahead of the prestigious Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016, with voting set to close on Wednesday, August 31st.

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European Dog Show 2016 – More than 12,000 dogs descend upon Brussels

European Dog Show 2016 – More than 12,000 dogs descend upon Brussels

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From 26 – 28 August the European Dog Show (EDS) is set to welcome 12,000 dogs and nearly 30,000 visitors from 54 countries in Brussels. The 2016 edition is set to be one of the biggest Dog Shows of the last 15 years. A 2000 m² “Shopping street” will crisscross 5 halls of the Brussels […]

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ibtm america post show survey results – THE BEST  EVENT TO DATE

ibtm america post show survey results – THE BEST  EVENT TO DATE

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The second ibtm america that took place in Nashville in June, was one of the best according to the event’s post show survey. Customer loyalty and satisfaction achieved the highest scores and exhibitors confirmed that they met with the “right audience that was important to their business” with over 90% saying they expect to get results […]

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Madrid and World Pride Named as Premier Exhibitors at WTM London and ONBC’s Official LGBT Village

Madrid and World Pride Named as Premier Exhibitors at WTM London and ONBC’s Official LGBT Village

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World Travel Market London is delighted to announce the city of Madrid and World Pride – the world’s largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) event – as key exhibitors in its LGBT Village.

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ibtm world 2016 – Industry Led Conference Programme Launched

ibtm world 2016 – Industry Led Conference Programme Launched

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Created by the industry for the industry is the theme of this year’s ibtm world 2016 education programme following ten months of consultation and research with international buyers and suppliers.

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TECH

TCEB further penetrates digital MICE market, showcasing ‘BIZ Thailand’ Application

TCEB further penetrates digital MICE market, showcasing ‘BIZ Thailand’ Application

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Capitalising on Success of ‘Spice Up Your Business Agenda’ to Position Thailand as Premiere MICE Destination in Asia

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London Tech Week aims to become leading global festival of technology

London Tech Week aims to become leading global festival of technology

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London Tech Week 2017 is set to be bigger and better than ever, with London & Partners announcing a new partnership with leading global events provider KNect365, part of Informa PLC. The new partnership will take Europe’s largest tech event to the next level, offering a wider range of events than previous years, including a […]

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Heading ‘appily’ into the new era of tech

Heading ‘appily’ into the new era of tech

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destinations UNLIMITED, the Uk-based DMC Representation Company has recently developed its very own smartphone app, which will be free of charge to event planners in need of DMC assistance.

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Park Plaza Arena Pula Modernizes Guest Service with Implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access

Park Plaza Arena Pula Modernizes Guest Service with Implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access

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Newly renovated Croatian property maximizes convenience by providing guests with option to skip front desk check-in using digital key technology.

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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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CONFERENCES

Barbican the venue of choice for UK’s largest fundraising conference

Barbican the venue of choice for UK’s largest fundraising conference

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  The Barbican is to be the home of The Institute of Fundraising conference for at least the next three years following its search for a new venue for the Fundraising Convention, the largest conference of its kind in the UK.

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UNWTO Wine Tourism Conference gathers experts from around the world

UNWTO Wine Tourism Conference gathers experts from around the world

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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Georgian National Tourism Administration, is organizing the 1st UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism in the Kakheti wine region of Georgia on 7-9 September 2016.

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Major international cancer conference to be held in Lausanne

Major international cancer conference to be held in Lausanne

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Lausanne Tourism & Convention Bureau today announces that the Swiss Cancer Centre Lausanne will host its 2016 ISREC Inaugural Symposium from 7th – 10th September in the city of Lausanne.

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IMPACT STORY from AIM GROUP INTERNATIONAL

IMPACT STORY from AIM GROUP INTERNATIONAL

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EANS 2015 – Event Attendance Going Beyond Client Expectations Enhancing and Increasing a Network to Boost Meeting Attendance Client:                    EANS – The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies

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Event Connections wins contract to deliver delegate management for three conferences at the UK Oracle User Group’s annual event 

Event Connections wins contract to deliver delegate management for three conferences at the UK Oracle User Group’s annual event 

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Event Connections today announces it has won the contract to deliver delegate management services for three annual conferences run by the UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG).

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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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TRENDS

“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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More than five million Brits holidaying at home this August Bank Holiday weekend

More than five million Brits holidaying at home this August Bank Holiday weekend

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More than 5 million Brits are planning a holiday at home for the August Bank Holiday weekend this year according to a VisitEngland survey released today.

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Tourism in times of terror

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The threat of terrorism significantly influences holiday planning –major differences in the safety image of individual destinations –ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse global changes in travel behaviour – enthusiasm for travel is nevertheless unbroken

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How exhibitors can enhance their event presence via social media – valuable advice to be shared in etouches webinar

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With social media allowing exhibitors to expand their reach greatly at any type of event, it is important for exhibitors to make the most of the opportunities.

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WTM London 2016 Champions Sport Tourism with new Global Summit

WTM London 2016 Champions Sport Tourism with new Global Summit

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A new Global Sport Tourism Summit will be launched at World Travel Market London 2016, the leading global event for the travel industry, in association with sport tourism company W2 Consulting.

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Athens-Melbourne is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” 260,000 searches last year

Athens-Melbourne is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” 260,000 searches last year

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With over 150,000 Greeks, Melbourne is the biggest Greek city in the world – outside of Greece (and even then it’s still the sixth largest Greek city in the world). The image here shows Melburnians celebrating Greek Independence Day at the city’s Greko-style Shrine of Remembrance, which is modelled on the Tomb of Mausolus (Google […]

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DESTINATIONS

‘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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A tour in the ”Athens of Versilia” for the Mice guests of the Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte

A tour in the ”Athens of Versilia” for the Mice guests of the Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte

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Viareggio (Versilia–Tuscany), August 23, 2016 – The Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte of Viareggio, renowned venue for corporate events thanks to both the wide disposability of fully equipped conference rooms and the incomparable Versilian atmosphere, now adds another value: a full day – lunch included – in Pietrasanta, the little “Athens of Versilia” (as nicknamed […]

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Group travel in London becomes easier with Group Day Travelcards now available online

Group travel in London becomes easier with Group Day Travelcards now available online

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Visitors travelling on London’s transport network in groups can now enjoy a seamless travel experience by buying Transport for London’s (TfL) Group Day Travelcards online before they arrive in London.

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Vienna: Bednights Up in First Half of 2016

Vienna: Bednights Up in First Half of 2016

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Vienna recorded around 6.6 million visitor bednights between January and June 2016 – about 4.9% more than in the same period the previous year.

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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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Ολοκληρώθηκε το 8ο Φεστιβάλ Jazz On Tinos

Ολοκληρώθηκε το 8ο Φεστιβάλ Jazz On Tinos

| August 30, 2016
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www.tinosjazz.com Ολοκληρώθηκε, τις πρώτες ώρες της Δευτέρας, με ιδιαίτερη επιτυχία το 8ο Φεστιβάλ Jazz On Tinos, που διοργανώνει από το 2009 το Ίδρυμα Τηνιακού Πολιτισμού στο μέγαρό του στην Τήνο.

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Πιο ελκυστικό & προσιτό από ποτέ το ”Santorini Experience 2016”!

Πιο ελκυστικό & προσιτό από ποτέ το ”Santorini Experience 2016”!

| August 29, 2016
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Η Εθνική ομάδα κολύμβησης ανοιχτής θαλάσσης θα βρίσκεται τον Οκτώβριο στη Σαντορίνη υπό την αιγίδα της ΚΟΕ! Επιπλέον πτήσεις για Σαντορίνη και μοναδικές προσφορές για όσους συμμετάσχουν στην διοργάνωση! 

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Операторы по Турции готовят предложения

| August 29, 2016
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29.08.2016 Сегодня туроператоры начнут вывешивать на своих сайтах программы отдыха в Турции на базе чартерной перевозки. Предполагается, что стоимость туров будет примерно на 20% ниже, чем при перелете на регулярных рейсах.

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146 επιχειρήσεις και κοινωνικοί φορείς στηρίζουν τον Προαθωνικό Οργανισμό Τουρισμού

146 επιχειρήσεις και κοινωνικοί φορείς στηρίζουν τον Προαθωνικό Οργανισμό Τουρισμού

| August 29, 2016
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Ο αριθμός – ρεκόρ των 146 επιχειρήσεων και τοπικών κοινωνικών φορέων, που αποτελούν μέλη του Προαθωνικού Οργανισμού Τουρισμού αντικατοπτρίζει τη μεγαλύτερη απόδειξη της ποιότητας του έργου που συντελείται εδώ και επτά χρόνια στην ανατολική Χαλκιδική από τους τοπικούς τουριστικούς επιχειρηματίες, τους σχετιζόμενους με τον τουρισμό και την οικονομία επενδυτές αλλά και τους εκπροσώπους της τοπικής […]

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Αυλαία στο 1ο Agios Nikolaos Cliff Diving show – Κρητη

Αυλαία στο 1ο Agios Nikolaos Cliff Diving show – Κρητη

| August 29, 2016
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Άγιος Νικόλαος Κρήτης Με τους χιλιάδες των επισκεπτών, τους διοργανωτές, τους καταδύτες, τους χορηγούς, τους εθελοντές και τους εκπροσώπους των φορέων πιασμένους από τα χέρια να χορεύουν τον Ζορμπά έκλεισε το βράδυ του Σαββάτου 27 Αυγούστου το 1ο Agios Nikolaos Cliff Diving show.

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Συμμετοχή του Creta Maris Beach Resort στο πρόγραμμα FUTOURIS

Συμμετοχή του Creta Maris Beach Resort στο πρόγραμμα FUTOURIS

| August 26, 2016
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Τρεις ξεχωριστές δράσεις με στόχο την ανάδειξη των γηγενών ποικιλιών της Κρήτης!

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ΣΕΤΕ: Θετική η εικόνα του Ιουλίου με αύξηση αεροπορικών αφίξεων

ΣΕΤΕ: Θετική η εικόνα του Ιουλίου με αύξηση αεροπορικών αφίξεων

| August 25, 2016
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Σύμφωνα με τα τελευταία διαθέσιμα στατιστικά στοιχεία διεθνών αφίξεων στην χώρα, η εικόνα του Ιουλίου δείχνει βελτίωση ωθούμενη από κρατήσεις last minute: οι αεροπορικές αφίξεις κατέγραψαν αύξηση +9,0% στα Περιφερειακά Αεροδρόμια και +9,6% στην Αθήνα. Για το διάστημα Ιανουαρίου-Ιουλίου οι αντίστοιχες μεταβολές είναι +6,7% και +5,6%. Οι οδικές αφίξεις κατέγραψαν αύξηση +1,6% έναντι του περσινού […]

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TUI Россия: All inclusive в подарок на Кипре и скидки в Грецию!

TUI Россия: All inclusive в подарок на Кипре и скидки в Грецию!

| August 25, 2016
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TUI Россия представляет отличные предложения по Кипру и Греции. Спешите бронировать!

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8th Jazz on Tinos

8th Jazz on Tinos

| August 25, 2016
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Mediterranean Waves 26, 27, 28/8/2016 Ίδρυμα Τηνιακού Πολιτισμού/ Cultural Foundation of Tinos www.tinosjazz.com

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Сюрпризы греческой статистики

Сюрпризы греческой статистики

| August 24, 2016
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Банк Греции обнародовал данные по туристическим прибытиям в страну за первое полугодие. Результат оказался неожиданным для греческих и российских экспертов – +7,7% по сравнению с прошлым годом.

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Technology and business grow together at IMEX America

Technology and business grow together at IMEX America

| August 22, 2016
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Budding technology companies to compete for business boost Meetings industry professionals at IMEX America this year can discover the latest innovations set to impact the way they do business. Many of these innovations will come from the technology sector according to nearly 40 per cent of meeting professionals.

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