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Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. has welcomed new Italian Tourists at TTG, Rimini
October 2017, The Barbados tourism marketing Inc. has just welcomed new Italian arrivals in Barbados, and it has presented its country’s developments and trends at the Barbados booth at TTG in Rimini, Italy.
Barbados reported strong tourist arrivals – which are up by 7% as of September – a successful Year of Sports, and a slew of new activities, attractions and accommodations on the horizon.
Although the hurricanes passed several miles north of the island, there is some overall confusion in source markets about which Caribbean islands were affected by the 2017 hurricane season: everything is safe. Arrivals to Barbados between January and August 2017 stood at 453,645, up 7.4% over the same period in 2016.
“BTMI is working with Tour Operators to re-introduce our destination to travel agents and consumers. Our in-market representative Fritz Tourism is playing a major role in this by offering training around the country,” said BTMI’s Director-Europe, Anita Nightingale.
Visitors this winter will have their pick of new and refurbished accommodations, from luxury to adults-only. Sandals Royal Barbados is slated to be opened on December 20th 2017.
Elegant Hotels’ The House and Treasure Beach are both undergoing extensive renovations to enhance guest experience and are slated to open by the fall. Also reopening this winter is the renowned Fairmont Royal Pavilion in November, and all-inclusive resort Sea Breeze Beach Hotel in December.
On the menu for fall is the 8th annual Barbados Food & Rum Festival. From November 16-19, Barbados will feature a culinary and cultural immersion experience, featuring both local and international culinary artisans, as well as polo, parties and fish fries.
This year’s international chefs are Jean-Georges Vongerichten of the U.S., Tom Aikens of the U.K. and Chris De La Rosa of Canada.
For more information on travel to Barbados, visit www.visitbarbados.org
The Museo Nicolis of Verona, the “Museum that is not a Museum” tells the story of contemporary society
Vintage cars and motorbikes, transport vehicles, musical instruments, cameras, typewriters and original objects.
The surprising collections of Museo Nicolis, in Verona, are the marks of a heritage, which has been preserved, improved and handed down, incorporating the most modern conception of the term “heritage”.
Museo Nicolis, near Verona, is one of the most prestigious private museums in Italy and in Europe. Open to various forms of innovation and experimentation, it is the lively promoter of culture and a hub of attraction for the whole territory.
Managed using an entrepreneurial logic, the museum is known to be the effective and tangible example of an enterprise- museum; an “unconventional” cultural institution that promotes knowledge and innovation without losing sight of the objectives of growth and development.
Museo Nicolis was one of the first associates of Museimpresa, the Italian Association of Archives and Business Museums estabilished in 2001 by Assolombarda and Confindustria and today it is also a member of the Managing Council.
Created by Luciano Nicolis, an entrepreneur from Verona, who has brought together his passion fort technology and mechanics in this very modern steel and glass building (6.000 smq), the museum has been opened to the public since its opening in 2000 and is now one of the most important cultural references on the territory.
It houses 8 collections, whose numbers are incredible: 200 cars, 110 bicycles of the great champions, 100 motorbikes, 500 cameras, 100 musical instruments, 100 typewriters, 100 Formula 1 steering wheels but also small airplanes and original works of human talent.
The historical archive and the library are full old documents and finds that will satisfy even the most demanding researches and tell the evolution of society and contemporary man through the history of transports.
Museo Nicolis is a “unicum” in its category and it is considered a symbol of modern enterprise culture.
Its managerial strategy has solid roots in the entrepreneurial culture of the Nicolis family and their shared passion for “collecting” and “recovery”.
For over 70 years, in fact, Nicolis has been a market leader in the collection, recycling and processing of recovered paper. Lamacart is the parent company of the group.
Luciano Nicolis’ insight led him to find jewels where others only saw scrap and favoured the recovery and restoration of some extraordinary exhibits, giving back to the world a cultural patrimony which otherwise might have been lost forever.
Among the most incredible items at Museo Nicolis, particularly relevant are the “Motrice Pia”, the first petrol-driven engine patented by the Veronese Enrico Bernardi in 1882, the mythical Isotta Fraschini of 1929 (of Sunset Boulevard, Tsar Alexander, Rudolph Valentino, Isadora Duncan), the Lancia Astura 1000 Miglia (the only model in the World) that was built for Luigi Villoresi, and many other two- and four-wheels jewels.
The talent of its founder is only a part of the success of the Museum; its driving force is, in fact, the entrepreneurial spirit of Silvia Nicolis, the founder’s daughter, whose aim is that of promoting culture and expressing the value of the territory without neglecting her entrepreneurial vocation.
For this reason the management of the structure is assigned to a restricted number of professional and skilled partners. The Museo Nicolis also promotes the dialogue with institutions, enterprises, medias and cinema.
On one side of the exhibition building; Museo Nicolis provides an area for business meeting and all kinds of events with a capacity of 350 persons. This is not only extremely comfortable and equipped with the most sophisticated technologies, but also situated inside an unusual and pleasing building.
The main Conference Hall has a capacity of 140 people. Outside it, there is also a VIP room for 10 persons, designed for smaller meetings.
Another multifunctional area with large glass windows overlooking the panoramic terrace, is the ideal location for lunches, receptions, products launches.
Today at the Residency of US Consul General Philip T. Reeker, at the initiative of the President of the Italian Association of Gay & Lesbian Tourism and Ambassador of the International Association of Tourism Gay & Lesbian Alessio Virgili, the Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala together with Tourism Councilor Roberta Guaineri and Executive Director Enit Bastianelli met IGLTA President/CEO John Tanzella visiting Italy.
Milan is candidated to host the 37th Annual IGLTA Global Convention with AITGL
The meeting was the occasion to officially announce the will of the City of Milan together with AITGL and Enit to nominate the city to host the 37th Annual IGLTA Global Convention in 2020 organized by IGLTA, which will participate about 600 associates between companies and institutions from more than 35 countries.
This is the first goal of a long journey started about a year ago by Alessio Virgili with the support of the US Consulate in Milan and has immediately seen the full support and support from the Milan municipal administration and Enit.
In May of this year, Enit became the first national tourism office to sign on as an annual global partner of IGLTA, placing them in an elite group of global brands that have committed to year-round support for the association and LGBT-welcoming travel.
“The US Consulate General of Milan is pleased to support the candidacy of Milan to host the IGLTA Convention in 2020. Our countries share a deep and lasting friendship and we are pleased that the United States is one of the favorite destinations of Italian LGBT visitors.
This convention is a unique opportunity to increase Italian tourism in the United States and to once again demonstrate to American travelers the extraordinary variety that Italian tourism has to offer, as well as presenting Milan as a true global city, “said the Consul Generale of the United States, Ambassador Philip Reeker. Reeker underlined that the US Consulate General supports the LGBT community in Milan and participates in the Pride in Milan since 2012.
“It is natural that we support the city’s candidacy for an event that can bring economic and social benefits to each other”. “I have enjoyed my meetings here with various tourism and governmental officials discussing the importance of the LGBTQ segment.
IGLTA is pleased to collaborate with our partners like ENIT and QMagazine in this endeavor” comments IGLTA CEO John Tanzella.
“It is estimated that the LGBT Tourism in Italy is worth about 2.7 billion Euros, although Italy, while being ranked among the destinations desired by foreign LGBT travelers, is only ranked fifth as the destination chosen because it is not very gay friendly and devoid of a dedicated tourist offer.
The recent Civil Society Act has helped to improve this perception, but it is still not enough. In contrast to the recent homophobia cases that occurred this summer to LGBT travelers’ damage were an image of damage and a signal that there is still a lot to do.
That is why 2020 can be an appointment for the city of Milan to present itself to Italy all over the world as an example of a model city of inclusion also in the tourist field by opening to new Lgbt tourism could represent for Italy, as has already happened for other destinations, a flywheel for the resumption of which is still unqualified in Italy.
For this important goal I can thank the support of the Mayor Sala, Guaineri Counselor, General Counsel Philip T. Reeker and Robert Peaslee’s Commercial Affairs Consul, Executive Director Enit Bastianelli and Director of the Enit Office New York Francesco Brazzini” concludes Alessio Virgili, AITGL.
A special thanks to IGLTA, AITGL, Straf Hotel, American Consulate of Milano and Comune di Milano.
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