Archive for the ‘Tourism’ Category

Empire builder Philip of Macedonia reinforces the cultural tourism appeal of Plovdiv, the modern successor city to ancient Philippopolis

Empire builder Philip of Macedonia reinforces the cultural tourism appeal of Plovdiv, the modern successor city to ancient Philippopolis
By James Brewer Philip of Macedonia – who single-mindedly built a commanding European empire, primed for his son Alexander the Great to expand into Asia – has a thriving legacy in Plovdiv, which it seems was his favourite city. The stamp of this titan of the fourth century BC on the Bulgarian metropolis...
May 27th, 2013 | Food and Drink, Holidays, Tourism | Read More

Discipline and good planning the ingredients for Greece’s momentum to win investments

Discipline and good planning the ingredients for Greece’s momentum to win investments
As the long summer period in Greece, with its climate blessed by the Olympian Gods, is on, the focus for all goes beyond traditional tourism and holidays; Marine Clubs all over Greece and in Attica, such as the Vouliagmeni Marine Club attract the business crowds faithful and the international sea sports...
May 11th, 2013 | Breaking News, Charity, Clubs, Marinas, Sports, Tourism, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Titanic’s legacy – safer sea lanes in the North Atlantic

Titanic’s legacy – safer sea lanes in the North Atlantic
The “Titanic”, a drawing from the book Liners, Tankers and merchant Ships by Robert Jackson Titanic’s legacy – safer sea lanes in the North Atlantic (source: Lloyds of London) The International Ice Patrol, established in response to the Titanic disaster, celebrates one hundred...
April 15th, 2013 | Cruise Industry, Maritime Accidents, News, Tourism | Read More

Where the Elbe meets the North Sea – a tourist’s perspective on the exciting maritime metropolis of Hamburg

Where the Elbe meets the North Sea – a tourist’s perspective on the exciting maritime metropolis of Hamburg
Hamburg in winter: harbour view. Photo by Oxana Andrienko Where the Elbe meets the North Sea – a tourist’s perspective on the exciting maritime metropolis of Hamburg, By Oxana Andrienko The first thing you will almost certainly notice when you arrive in Hamburg is that this city is concentrated around...
March 20th, 2013 | Holidays, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, News, Reports, Tourism | Read More

Greece can be the leader, not only in Shipping, but beyond that, if the political cost is set aside…

Greece can be the leader, not only in Shipping, but beyond that, if the political cost is set aside…
John N. Faraclas The following are the main points – in brief –  from the latest John Faraclas live interview to Panos Thomakos on SBC TV last Friday the 8tht of March 2013: 1)Faraclas begun with the International Women’s day. He said that: “… the success in shipping and particularly...
March 13th, 2013 | Bribery and Corruption, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Industry, Dialogs and Debates, European Union, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Mergers and Acquisitions, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Ship Conversions, Ship Demolitions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Shiprepair, Stock Markets, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

World shipping: Just get your act together; Greece: time please…

World shipping: Just get your act together; Greece: time please…
John Faraclas World Shipping: Caution for the coming years as the markets, all markets are unsustainable. Overcapacity and World Politics the name of the Game. Greece must get its act together before is to late too… The following are the main points from the latest John Faraclas live interview to Panos...
February 20th, 2013 | Comment, European Union, Holidays, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Wine-rich Moldova toasts new era for trade and tourism, as EBRD backs river port upgrade

Wine-rich Moldova toasts new era for trade and tourism, as EBRD backs river port upgrade
River Dniester Wine-rich Moldova toasts new era for trade and tourism, as EBRD backs river port upgrade By James Brewer New developments in transport and tourism look set to bear fruit for the small east European nation of Moldova, whose geographical shape on the map has happily – for a land proud...
January 15th, 2013 | Finance, Food and Drink, Holidays, Tourism | Read More

Parliament Maintains European Perspective on TEN-T

Parliament Maintains European Perspective on TEN-T
Patrick Verhoeven Today, the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) of the European Parliament voted on the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) guidelines and the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) proposals. ESPO welcomes the fact that Members of Parliament gave their support to a TEN-T policy...
December 18th, 2012 | European Union, Politics and Government, Tourism | Read More

Rhodes reaches out to embrace tourist potential and to win more cruise business

Rhodes reaches out to embrace tourist potential and to win more cruise business
Rhodes bathed by sun and sea The Greek island of Rhodes has launched its Sunkissed by Rodos campaign at London’s prestigious World Travel Market. It was possibly the most ‘hands-on’ travel campaign in history, with a troupe of happy ‘sunkissers’ boldly offering embraces to passers-by. By James...
November 7th, 2012 | Exhibitions, Tourism | Read More

Eurosport to Sponsor WTM 2012 Sports Programme

Eurosport to Sponsor WTM 2012 Sports Programme
Eurosport, Europe’s leading sports entertainment group, is sponsoring the Sports Tourism programme at World Travel Market 2012 WTM, the leading global event for the travel industry, has championed the cause of Sports Tourism for a number of years. There is a strong focus on the sector at this year’s...
October 1st, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Sports, Tourism | Read More

‘Turn Around Champ’ to Open World Travel Market 2012

‘Turn Around Champ’ to Open World Travel Market 2012
Barry Gibbons, former CEO of the US-based Burger King Corporation – and the man dubbed the ‘Turn Around Champ’ – officially opens World Travel Market 2012, the leading global event for the travel industry, on Monday 5 November at ExCel London. His will talk about creating and maintaining...
September 23rd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Tourism | Read More

EasyJet CEO to speak at WTM 2012

EasyJet CEO to speak at WTM 2012
Carolyn McCall is joined by Birds Eye boss and Saatchi & Saatchi executive as part of new WTM Talk Business Series EasyJet Chief Executive Carolyn McCall OBE will headline World Travel Market’s new Talk Business Series on Thursday 8 November. McCall will be the first of three senior business leaders...
September 13th, 2012 | Aviation, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Tourism | Read More

Germany official country partner of first ever WTM Latin America

Germany official country partner of first ever WTM Latin America
The German National Tourist Board is to extend its long running relationship with World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, by becoming an official country partner of the first World Travel Market Latin America.  “This partnership sends out a message for the 2013/14...
September 4th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Tourism | Read More

Shipyards saga in Greece continues, but Greeks can do it if…..!

Shipyards saga in Greece continues, but Greeks can do it if…..!
We continue our reporting with the shipyard saga in Greece following governmental announcement/appointment of a coordinator project planner… Indeed the Greeks can do it if the right persons are appointed to do the job! As you all know, Nicholas Anastasopoulos, former CEO of the Piraeus Port Authority...
August 20th, 2012 | Airline Industry, Breaking News, Coastal Shipping, Energy, Flags, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Politics and Government, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shiprepair, Tourism | Read More

Maritime Tourism will save the day!

Maritime Tourism will save the day!
Greece’s Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni In her first official visit since she was sworn in as Minister of  Tourism, Olga Kefalogianni was in the British capital last week aiming to gain lost ground vis-à-vis UK holidaymakers being reluctant to choose Greece. Clearly, the turmoil following...
July 24th, 2012 | Cruise Industry, Maritime Tourism, People and Places, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Story of the Month, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

21 Facts for WTM Meridian Club’s 21st Anniversary

21 Facts for WTM Meridian Club’s 21st Anniversary
World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, will this year be celebrating the 21st Anniversary of WTM Meridian Club. WTM Meridian Club – The leading global business network: making contacts, concluding deals – is World Travel Market’s business club for senior...
June 26th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Holidays, Sports, Tourism, Underwater Shipping, Yachting | Read More

Middle East hoteliers engaging with social media to boost tourism in, finds WTM Vision Conference – Dubai

Middle East hoteliers engaging with social media to boost tourism in, finds WTM Vision Conference – Dubai
The prospects for growth in tourist arrivals in the Middle East and the success of some hotels in the region inusing social media were the key topics revealed at the WTM Vision Conference– Dubai. WTM Vision Conference – Dubai was organised by World Travel Market and took place at fellow Reed Travel...
May 3rd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Tourism | Read More

Launch of charter company Solent Rib Safaris boosts rigid inflatable boat sector as sail racing season approaches

Launch of charter company Solent Rib Safaris boosts rigid inflatable boat sector as sail racing season approaches
Solent Voyager Launch of charter company Solent Rib Safaris boosts rigid inflatable boat sector as sail racing season approaches Ribs tickle the fancy of investment banks and big companies. By James Brewer A new offshore rigid inflatable boat (rib) charter company, Solent Rib Safaris, has been...
May 2nd, 2012 | Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Russia in with a Sporting Chance

Russia in with a Sporting Chance
The hosting of major sporting events will lead to an inbound tourism boom Russia is set tosee a 20% increase in visitor arrivals over the next four years fuelled by the hosting of major sporting events, reveals research unveiled today at WTM Vision Conference – Moscow. Russia is hosting an array of...
April 4th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Tourism | Read More

Riga feasts on growing sea trade, tall ship excitement, and foodie fun –

Riga feasts on growing sea trade, tall ship excitement, and foodie fun –
Chef Raimonds Zommers of the Riga restaurant Kaļķu Vārti prepares special dish from Latvian milk products – Riga feasts on growing sea trade, tall ship excitement, and foodie fun By James Brewer – Nautical and gastronomic treats are being promised by the Baltic Sea port of Riga for...
March 11th, 2012 | Food and Drink, Tourism, Yachting | Read More