Athens named as destination venue for City Break 2007
Aug. 20, 2006
Reed Travel Exhibitions and European Cities Tourism are delighted to announce that City Break 2007 will be staged in Athens, Greece.- We invite you to experience City Break 2007 in modern Athens, where you can explore the past and discover the new, said Alex Galinos, Managing Director, Athens Tourism and Economic Development Agency.
Following last years very successful launch event in Helsinki, City Break 2007 will take place at the stunning neo-classical style Zappeion Mansion and the award winning Intercontinental Athenaeum. This three-day event, 11-13 June 2007, will focus on the growing European City Break market and is expected to attract over 200 European exhibitors from 30 countries who will showcase their products and destinations to pre-qualified international hosted buyers.
City Break is a break away from the normal trade exhibition format, featuring pre-scheduled appointments with buyers selecting up to 36 appointments with their chosen exhibitors. Companies exhibiting in 2006 included the likes of Eurostar, Blue 1, Octopus Travel, Tussauds Group as well as leading hotel chains and destination management companies. Most of Europe’s leading cities from Athens to Zagreb were represented.
International Buyers who attended City Break 2006 from around the world included representation from Tui, American Express, Gulliver Travel, Expedia, Easyjet.com
- Athens will provide the perfect host city destination,” commented Mark Walsh Exhibition Director City Break 2007.
- Following the rejuvenation of the city’s infrastructure as part of the Olympics in 2004, we have in place all the facilities needed to support a growing event such as City Break 2007. With it’s new hotels, restaurants and associated facilities the city will hopefully match that of the experience received from Helsinki, Finland, the inaugural show host city in 2006”.
Alex Galinos, Managing Director, Athens Tourism and Economic Development Agency said:
- We invite you to experience City Break 2007 in modern Athens, where you can explore the past and discover the new. The modern City of Athens, the premier city-state in ancient times, is delighted to host City Break, one of Europe’s newest networking and business travel exhibitions dedicated to promoting city break tourism, the fastest growth sector of European travel”.
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