Archive for the ‘Tourism’ Category

Colombia shares a tasteful art form – painting with coffee

Colombia shares a tasteful art form – painting with coffee
Adriana and her coffee art. Colombia shares a tasteful art form – painting with coffee  By Graciete Amaro and James Brewer A caffeine boost is being administered by Colombia to the world of fine art. The coffee-cultivating republic is proud of its output of high-quality beans, and at its national...
November 18th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, Paintings and Sculpture, Tourism | Read More

Portugal’s Alentejo attracts international attention

Portugal’s Alentejo attracts international attention
State tourism secretary Ana Mendes Godinho at WTM. Portugal’s Alentejo attracts international attention By Graciete Amaro My native province of Alentejo, Portugal, is increasingly in the spotlight of the tourism industry – although officials are making sure they expand the business at a careful pace. Alentejo...
November 15th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Featured, Food and Drink, Holidays, Tourism | Read More

Celestyal Cruises announces its 2019 itineraries

Celestyal Cruises announces its 2019 itineraries
Kyriakos Anastassiadis Beloved Aegean Cruises Combine Marquee Destinations with Hidden Gems 71 Total Iconic Calls Scheduled for 2019, A Nine Percent Increase Piraeus, Greece: Celestyal Cruises announced its 2019 Itineraries, which will bring its passengers to the best of the Aegean. All cruises depart...
November 15th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Food and Drink, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Rio keeps on rocking

Rio keeps on rocking
Sol Ipanema marketing manager Juliana Girão. Rio keeps on rocking By James Brewer The success of the Rock in Rio series of extravaganzas, the Olympic Games and the World Cup has proven the ability of Rio de Janeiro to organise and handle huge events, Brazilian representatives told delegates to the World...
November 9th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Tourism | Read More

Vietnam makes monster impression at London’s World Travel Market

Vietnam makes monster impression at London’s World Travel Market
Vietnamese charm at WTM. Vietnam makes monster impression at London’s World Travel Market By James Brewer One of America’s most in-demand film directors has lavished praise on the people and landscapes of Vietnam, a prime location for his hit fantasy movie which has been described as one of the best...
November 9th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Tourism | Read More

All indices fell except the BCI…

All indices fell except the BCI…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was for a second day slightly up thanks to the as ever volatile Capers; Geopolitics continue to be sour… John Faraclas’ midweek brief recap: The BDI ended the day at 1,486 points – nine more since yesterday… The Capers’ BCI gained 158 points driving...
November 8th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Tourism | Read More

The BDI@1,477 – a bit of …“breathing” space amid global uncertainty

The BDI@1,477 – a bit of …“breathing” space amid global uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  finally gained four points and this breathing space might, repeat, might prove vital… but still we are far away from the 2,247 points of  of 31 Dec 2017, still a 770 points gap. Geopolitics might get sour as beyond the “usual” war between blocks and alliances...
November 7th, 2017 | Books, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Mexico City’s tourist sector flourishes amid quick recovery from quake disaster

Mexico City’s tourist sector flourishes amid quick recovery from quake disaster
Centro Citibanamex. Mexico City’s tourist sector flourishes amid quick recovery from quake disaster By James Brewer After two big earthquakes, Mexico City’s ground transport, airport, restaurants and other infrastructure is back to business as usual, the World Travel Market 2017 in London was told. Mauricio...
November 7th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Tourism | Read More

Not a nice start for the BDI.,..

Not a nice start for the BDI.,..
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost three points as the Supras tumbled… Geopolitics remain the same and only Tourism sends a glimpse of hope… John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: So at 1,473 points the BDI remains still an enigma as to what comes next… The Capers’ BCI was up eight points...
November 6th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, IMIF, Markets, Sailing, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Sports, Tourism | Read More

Tourist industry optimism persists, despite Brexit, Trump and terrorism

Tourist industry optimism persists, despite Brexit, Trump and terrorism
Aaron Heslehurst presents findings. Tourist industry optimism persists, despite Brexit, Trump and terrorism By James Brewer Italy, Greece and Tunisia are among countries poised to benefit from tourism industry optimism over the year ahead. There are nerves among sellers and buyers of holidays though...
November 6th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Tourism | Read More

Greek minister hails tourism as bridge to energy, transport and IT success

Greek minister hails tourism as bridge to energy, transport and IT success
Tourism minister Elena Kountoura. Greek minister hails tourism as bridge to energy, transport and IT success By James Brewer Tourism is a top priority for the Greek government, Elena Kountoura, minister of tourism, told the World Travel Market in London, as she confirmed that 2017 has created new records...
November 6th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Maritime Tourism, Markets, News, Organisations, People and Places, Politics and Government, Tourism | Read More

The m/v Majestic will sail Iconic Aegean Cruises during March and April 2018

The m/v Majestic will sail Iconic Aegean Cruises during March and April 2018
Kyriakos Anastassiadis Celestyal Cruises today announced the Majesty will conclude its successful charter with Thomson and will contribute to the extension of the 2018 Celestyal Cruises season: the Majesty will sail approximately one month of 3- and 4-day Iconic Aegean cruises, from 30 March 2018 until...
November 6th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Celestyal Cruises extends its 2018 cruise season

Celestyal Cruises extends its 2018 cruise season
Kyriakos Anastassiadis Revised Schedule Includes More 3-Day and 4-Day Iconic Aegean Cruises Celestyal Cruises today announced it will extend its 2018 cruise season with two extra 3-Day Iconic Aegean cruises, departing November 2nd and November 9th, and with two extra 4-Day Iconic Aegean cruises, departing...
November 6th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

2017 UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit

2017 UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit
60 Tourism Ministers and companies gather to discuss ‘overtourism’ Ministers of Tourism from 60 countries and leaders from private sector companies and associations will summon next week at the Ministers Summit organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel Market in London...
November 5th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Executive Travel, Exhibitions, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

The Athens Roadshow: First stop… London

The Athens Roadshow: First stop… London
From the presentation Taking into account the record of 5 million visitors expected in Athens in 2017, the City of Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) of the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency, has one focus: to promote the Greek capital as a leisure, city break, conferences...
November 3rd, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Tourism | Read More

Uncertain dry and wet markets

Uncertain dry and wet markets
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell further earlier on today by 26 points and now reads 1,496… Expect tsunamis in Geopolitics… John Faraclas midweek market recap: The BDI lost its 1,500 base threshold given the loss of 82 points in the Capers and the BCI now reads 3,137 points. The Panamaxes’...
November 1st, 2017 | Associations, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Leading marine retailer to exhibit at London Boat Show 2018

Leading marine retailer to exhibit at London Boat Show 2018
Leading marine retailer to exhibit at London Boat Show 2018 One of the UK’s leading marine clothing and performance gear retailers, Andark Diving & Watersports, has signed up to exhibit at the new five-day London Boat Show in January 2018.  An established retailer at the Show, Andark...
October 31st, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marinas, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Tourism, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Time to refloat dangerous wrecks and save the environment too

Time to refloat dangerous wrecks and save the environment too
From the refloating of the “Cabrera” Following the successful refloating and raising of the aft section of the cargoship Cabrera Andros island in the Cyclades in Greece’s central Aegean Sea, it is a rare so to say opportunity to use the Smit crane involved for other actions while she’s...
October 23rd, 2017 | Associations, At the end of the day..., Communication, Environment, Groundings, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Tourism, Oil Spill, P and I Clubs, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Tourism | Read More

Capers rise and geopolitics go under…

Capers rise and geopolitics go under…
John Faraclas The BDI gained 40 points and now reads 1,247 – more or less 1,000 less from the end of December 2013 level. The Geopolitics following today’s atrocities in Barcelona, Spain, might take a big twist and turn. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers not only were on a …top up situ,...
August 17th, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDA CEO meets with new Economic Development Minister

BDA CEO meets with new Economic Development Minister
Minister of Economic Development & Tourism Jamahl Simmons (left) speaks with BDA CEO Ross Webber BDA CEO meets with new Economic Development Minister, affirms positive partnership, “Bermuda open for business” Hamilton, Bermuda, July 27, 2017 – Following a meeting with the Minister...
July 28th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Associations, Banking, Charity, Clubs, Cruise Industry, Environment, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Finance, Holidays, Insurance and Reinsurance, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, Oceanology, Politics and Government, Shipfinance, Tourism | Read More

WTM: Your monthly travel industry insight

WTM: Your monthly travel industry insight
  Forget social media – why quality blog content is the most valuable Paul Dow tells us why bloggers shouldn’t forget the importance of quality blog content amid the frenzy of social media. Take a look Defining...
June 30th, 2017 | Aviation, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Sizzling Travel Trends for Summer ‘17

Sizzling Travel Trends for Summer ‘17
www.prmediaco.com Your PR And Representation Agency In London Sizzling Travel Trends for Summer ‘17 Just like the weather, summer travel is heating up fast. So where are...
June 29th, 2017 | Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Who pays the damage for BDI’s volatily?

Who pays the damage for BDI’s  volatily?
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today with 26 points plus at 929, but somebody will soon pay the damage as, except the volatile Capers who gained over 100 points all other Dry Indices where down or with extremely low “gains”. Geopoliticaly more mess is coming as more...
June 28th, 2017 | Associations, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Tourism | Read More

Tasting Georgia…

Tasting Georgia…
Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus by gourmet Carla Capalbo By James Brewer After Alexander the Great swept into what is now the Republic of Georgia, he is reported to have ordered the destruction of Khertvisi, one of Georgia’s most spectacular fortresses. It is unknown whether...
June 25th, 2017 | Awards, Books, Food and Drink, Maritime Tourism, People and Places, Photography, Tourism | Read More

New photos show Off extensive enhancements to Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam

New photos show Off extensive enhancements to Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam
The Westerdam off Santorini 20 June 2017 —  When Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam emerged from a 12-day dry dock at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Palermo, Italy, in late April, the ship debuted major renovations that added many new public spaces and amenities, including two firsts for the fleet:...
June 20th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More