Archive for the ‘Tourism’ Category

Kallichoron gets Bronze at the Tourism Awards 2017

Kallichoron gets Bronze at the Tourism Awards 2017
Smiling faces; Maria Mavroudi and Carolina Alkalai Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel is awarded at the Tourism Awards 2017 and receives the Bronze Award at the category “Personalized and tailor-made experiences” for its proposal “Turning the hotel accommodation to a unique experience”!...
March 21st, 2017 | Awards, Events, Food and Drink, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Celestyal Cruises Announces New Season in the Aegean

Celestyal Cruises Announces New Season in the Aegean
Kyriakos Anastassiadis Celestyal Cruises, the specialist in destination-centric cruising, has announced its new season in the Aegean with new itineraries, new destinations and a new Celestyal Inclusive Experience. Celestyal Nefeli embarked on the company’s classic Iconic Aegean itineraries on March...
March 14th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Maritime Tourism, News, Tourism | Read More

Setting Sail to New Horizons…

Setting Sail to New Horizons…
Tim Schweikert Setting Sail to New Horizons: Challenges and Solutions in the Cruise Market for 2017 by Tim Schweikert, president & CEO, GE’s Marine Solutions Approximately 130 million Chinese citizens travel internationally, making China the world’s largest outbound travel market in the world....
March 13th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum

Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum
POSIDONIA SEA TOURISM FORUM 2017 PROBES GROWTH PROSPECTS Seeking new visionary strategies for cruising and yachting in the East Med While the global cruise industry’s outlook remains strong in 2017, local geopolitical tensions have impacted the East Med’s performance as a sea tourism region. Industry...
February 1st, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Ferry, Events, Exhibitions, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Tourism | Read More

A million senses from Greece

A million senses from Greece
Aggela Menni, Kostas Boulazeris and Vivi Sidirofagi We  dream to live in an autism friendly world “A million senses is a social start up, created in 2016, to design autism friendly holidays in Greece for people within the autism spectrum and their families.” There are a million different stories...
January 22nd, 2017 | Featured, Health and Safety, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Tourism | Read More

Tracey Crouch MP visits LBS and presents superyacht UK young designer accolade

Tracey Crouch MP visits LBS and presents superyacht UK young designer accolade
Tracey Crouch MP and Saskia Clark MBE; Right image: British Marine, the membership organisation for the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry, welcomed Tracey Crouch MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage to the London Boat Show yesterday (Thursday 12 January). The Minister...
January 19th, 2017 | Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Sailing, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Sports, Technology, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Celestyal Cruises welcomes Samos to its 2017 iconic Aegean itineraries

Celestyal Cruises welcomes Samos to its 2017 iconic Aegean itineraries
Kyriakos Anastassiadis Celestyal Cruises today announced the addition of Samos to its 3 and 4 day Iconic Aegean itineraries. After evaluating more than 85,000 valid questionnaires, Celestyal Cruises found its passengers considered Samos, a lush beauty in the northeastern Aegean, as one of the top destinations...
January 17th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Full steam ahead for Anglo-French agreement to moost marine tourism

Full steam ahead for Anglo-French agreement to moost marine tourism
Howard Pridding, Brienc Morin and Jonathan Fielding at the London Boat S.how An agreement has been made between the UK’s South West and Northern French marine businesses in a bid to boost tourism amid the uncertainties surrounding Brexit. British Marine South West (BMSW), which represents 200 marine...
January 13th, 2017 | Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Belarus crafts a colourful tourism campaign

Belarus crafts a colourful tourism campaign
Some of the Belarus team at WTM. Belarus crafts a colourful tourism campaign By James Brewer and Graciete Amaro Meeting exhibitors from around the world who are attired in their beautiful national and regional dress is a memorable feature of the annual World Travel Market in London, and the delegation...
December 29th, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Tourism | Read More

Portugal sings praises of Alentejo province at World Travel Market

Portugal sings praises of Alentejo province at World Travel Market
An invitation from Portugal. Portugal sings praises of Alentejo province at World Travel Market By Graciete Amaro Some years ago – I won’t tell you how many – I had to commute from Aljustrel, the small town where I went to school in Portugal, to the city of Beja, the capital of the Baixo Alentejo...
December 27th, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago supporting Maritime Tourism

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago supporting Maritime Tourism
l to r: Andrés Pérez, Capt. Antonio M. Padrón, Adolfo Alonso and Emérito Rodríguez Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago, “IMO Maritime Ambassador” and Maritime Authority of Tenerife visited the CLUB NAUTICO PUERTO COLON, in Adeje (Tenerife), interested in the development of nautical tourism...
December 24th, 2016 | Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Kazan, Russia’s “third city,” offers capital attractions

Kazan, Russia’s “third city,” offers capital attractions
Kazan’s welcome at World Travel Market (detail from the main picture which is on the right) Kazan, Russia’s “third city,” offers capital attractions By James Brewer Welcome to the Kremlin – not the most famous citadel of that name, in Moscow – but a magnificent complex within another historic...
December 19th, 2016 | Events, Exhibitions, Tourism | Read More

CLIA releases 2017 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook and Cruise Travel Trends Forecast

CLIA releases 2017 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook and Cruise Travel Trends Forecast
Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO, CLIA Brussels, 16 December, 2016) – Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the 2017 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook, detailing a steady pace of cruise travel interest and significant investment in the industry. CLIA, the world’s largest...
December 16th, 2016 | Associations, Cruise Industry, Maritime Tourism, Reports, Tourism | Read More

The European Tourism Industry welcomes the designation of 2018 as EU-China Year of Tourism

The European Tourism Industry welcomes the designation of 2018 as EU-China Year of Tourism
Marco Digioia The Network for the European Private Sector in Tourism, which gathers the main travel and tourism trade associations in Europe, sees the designation of 2018 as EU-China Tourism Year as a unique opportunity to increase mutual travel trade between the two regions and stresses the need for...
November 30th, 2016 | Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Greece announces huge new investment opportunities for the tourism industry

Greece announces huge new investment opportunities for the tourism industry
l to r: N. Vettas, G. Katrougalos, Paul Kazarian, Sotiris Leontaris, and Harris Ikonomopoulos Greece releases over half a million acres of land worth more than Euro 33 billion for tourism, hospitality and retail development.  Speaking at this week’s* ‘Greece: A Financial Overview and Investment...
November 26th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Marinas, Ports & Terminals, Tourism | Read More

A new tourist destination beckons in Myanmar

A new tourist destination beckons in Myanmar
Myanmar’s message. A new tourist destination beckons in Myanmar By James Brewer Myanmar, seen by travel operators as one of the world’s most promising tourist magnets, attracted more than 5m international visitors in 2015. Hardly any of them got as far as the hilly eastern state of Kayah, but that...
November 11th, 2016 | Container shipping, Exhibitions, Maritime Tourism, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Tourism | Read More

Antiparos: sun, sea and underground…

Antiparos: sun, sea and underground…
Antonia Kanetouni (left) and Iliada Stavrinidi of Antiparos * Antiparos: sun, sea and underground… By James Brewer Many Greek islands are favoured by holidaymakers for attractions topped by sun, sea and sand, but one such spot in the southern Aegean has one of its most important sights below ground. The...
November 11th, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Passenger Cargo vessels for India

Passenger Cargo vessels for India
1200 Pax cum Cargo Vessel (Concept) KNUD E. HANSEN off to a flying start in India after collaborating with local marine consultancy Smart Engineering & Design Solutions (India) Private Limited. KNUD E. HANSEN and Smart Engineering & Design Solutions (India) team up to design new link to Islands. KNUD...
November 11th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology, Tourism | Read More

Mykonos extends timeless welcome to holidaymakers

Mykonos extends timeless welcome to holidaymakers
Beach view on Mykonos. Mykonos extends timeless welcome to holidaymakers By James Brewer Mykonos is fully behind the Greek National Tourism Office’s drive to stimulate year-round tourism nationally. The Cycladic island is blessed with excellent climatic conditions, which means it welcomes visitors...
November 11th, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Mexico City still welcomes US travellers after Trump victory

Mexico City still welcomes US travellers after Trump victory
Mexico’s huge presence at WTM. Mexico City still welcomes US travellers after Trump victory By James Brewer After president-elect Donald Trump made his campaign threat to deport “illegal immigrants” to Mexico, it has been revealed that the number of US citizens travelling in the very same southerly...
November 10th, 2016 | Immigration, Marinas, Ports & Terminals, Tourism | Read More

New business deals set to boost Greek tourist sector

New business deals set to boost Greek tourist sector
Caroline Bremner and John Strickland. New business deals set to boost Greek tourist sector By James Brewer Greece is set to enjoy a surge in new contracts with international tour operators. Research carried out for the World Travel Market 2016 indicates that the nation will take a good share of the £2.5bn...
November 7th, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Tourism | Read More

Greek tourism cruises to new heights

Greek tourism cruises to new heights
Tourism minister Elena Kountoura. Greek tourism cruises to new heights by James Brewer Buoyed by bumper tourism figures, Greece has pledged to increase its backing for the cruiseship sector. Elena Kountoura,  Minister of Tourism, speaking at the World Travel Market 2016 in London, declared: “We are...
November 7th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, European Union, Events, Exhibitions, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Rowing, Sailing, Sports, Tourism | Read More

The Dry Markets struggle and the Wets dive amid messy Geopolitics

The Dry Markets struggle and the Wets dive amid messy Geopolitics
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) stood at 870 points – up 15 since last Friday but the Wets are now another problem. Add the messy geopolitics and see what you get. John Faraclas daily recap: The Capers were once again the focal point with 43 points plus ending the day with the BCI 2014...
November 7th, 2016 | Marinas, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Shipping Indices, Tourism | Read More

MSC SINFONIA Kicks off SA’s Cruise Season

MSC SINFONIA Kicks off SA’s Cruise Season
MSC Simfonia was welcomed to Durban by marimba bands and traditional dancers. [Durban, South Africa, 1 November 2016]  The South African 2016/17 cruise season kicked off this morning with the arrival of the first international cruise liner, MSC SINFONIA, at the Port of Durban. Carrying a full capacity...
November 1st, 2016 | Associations, Cruise Industry, Maritime Tourism, News, Tourism | Read More

ATPI Griffinstone to showcase latest duty of care solutions at DMF 2016

ATPI Griffinstone to showcase latest duty of care solutions at DMF 2016
Kim Frost Fuglsang ATPI GRIFFINSTONE TO SHOWCASE LATEST DUTY OF CARE SOLUTIONS AT DANISH MARITIME FAIR ATPI Griffinstone, part of the ATPI Group, the leading travel management company for the shipping, energy, and offshore sector, will be attending the Danish Maritime Fair taking place in Copenhagen...
October 20th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Markets, Tourism | Read More