IMEX in Frankfurt 2020 – Seeking bold, brilliant speakers: Submissions

IMEX in Frankfurt 2020 will take place at Messe Frankfurt from 12 – 14 May 2020, with EduMonday, its pre-show day of learning and insights on Monday 11 May 2020. www.imex-frankfurt.com

In a world categorised by information overload, the opportunity to be in the same room, face to face with a highly-knowledgeable, the motivated and engaging speaker is increasing in value. Making that option free of charge for an experience-hungry business audience remains a game-changer. With this in mind, the team behind IMEX in Frankfurt is seeking speaker submissions for its 2020 education programme.

Over the years the IMEX team has developed a market-leading reputation for its professional development and education opportunities. Post-show survey data reveals consistently high satisfaction rates, with the majority of visitor buyer and hosted buyer respondents rating sessions either ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ for both the range and quality of speakers.

Unusually IMEX also operates a blind review process for all speaker and session submissions to offset any unconscious bias and to ensure that chosen content is relevant, on-trend and engaging.  The team also regularly reviews its learning formats, attending imaginative, leading-edge events in other markets to ensure they offer the latest and most memorable ways to learn.

Expert speakers and presenters from around the world are invited to apply to present an education session at IMEX in Frankfurt, taking place 12th – 14th May 2020, with EduMonday on 11th May. The show, which typically attracts over 14,000 professionals from the global business events industry, gives experts the chance to share their expertise with a captive audience and to benefit from the significant exposure a speaking slot at IMEX offers.

Hot topics: the power of nature, sustainability and technology

Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, explains: “This year we’re particularly interested in submissions that speak to the ‘power of nature’, including what we can do for nature and what nature can do for us. We’ll be raising industry awareness of biophilia (our innate human connection to nature) and biomimicry (using natural principles in event design) while maintaining our usual focus on sustainable events, behaviours and also supply chains. As the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals become more and more important, we’re keen to help industry professionals understand those better too. Equally, demand for core topics never goes away, be it technology, artificial intelligence, global and industry trends, negotiation skills and difficult conversations, crisis management and contingency planning.”

Still need convincing? Here are 5 reasons to be a speaker at IMEX in Frankfurt.

IMEX in Frankfurt 2020 will take place at Messe Frankfurt from 12 – 14 May 2020. Attendees can register their interest in advance here.

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Australia’s Pop Icon Kylie Minogue Invites Brits Down Under – Silvija Travel Tips

Australian pop icon Kylie Minogue delivered a special musical Christmas Day message to the UK as part of Tourism Australia’s latest campaign aimed at enticing more Brits down under.

With original lyrics written by Australian singer-songwriter Eddie Perfect and filmed against a backdrop of extraordinary Australian locations, the three-minute advert premiered on British TV as millions tuned in for the Queen’s annual Christmas address.

The first overseas activation of its recently launched Philausophy campaign, Matesong is the largest investment that Tourism Australia has made in the UK in more than a decade.

At a time of uncertainty in the UK, the light-hearted Matesong musical tribute is a symbolic hand of friendship from Australia, that celebrates the deep and longstanding ties that exist between the two countries.

Helping Kylie deliver the musical tribute is Australian comedian and TV presenter Adam Hills, supported by cameo appearances from Australian sporting legends Shane Warne, Ash Barty and Ian Thorpe; model twins Zac and Jordan Stenmark; UK-born chef Darren Robertson from Three Blue Ducks and the Aboriginal Comedy Allstars.

Tourism Australia Managing Director Phillipa Harrison said that Christmas Day presented the perfect opportunity to capture the attention of millions of Brits.

“The Queen’s annual Christmas speech is a key cultural moment in the UK, with millions tuning in to watch on television and many more online.

“We also know that January is the northern hemisphere winter is a time when many Brits are thinking about an overseas holiday, providing the perfect opportunity to engage with a captive audience and remind them why they should make that next trip Australia,” Ms Harrison said.

Kylie said it was an honour to work alongside Tourism Australia to share Australia with people from her adopted UK home. 

“Filming the Matesong music video was literally a dream come true. I’ve had the opportunity to see parts of the country I haven’t seen before, as well as to go home and revisit places that I know are beautiful.

“I’m such a proud Australian that I’ve spent most of my life travelling around the world sharing my stories of Australia with anyone who would listen, so I kind of feel like a walking tourism advert for Australia already.”

The campaign will continue to run on British television and in cinemas, across digital and social platforms, and throughout of home advertising.

2020 Hotlist – Silvija Travel Tips

Hayes and Jarvis has just released its 2020 Honeymoon hotlist to help all newlyweds celebrate in style. Whether it’s from the top of a mountain, sailing across the ocean, soaring over the rainforest or snorkelling through colourful coral reefs this honeymoon bucket list will leave lovebirds spoiled for choice.

The world is home to so many romantic places that are bound to make this special time with your soulmate something you’ve always dreamed of – the only predicament? Where to choose! 

Here is Hayes & Jarvis‘ 2020 Honeymoon Hotlist to help make your honeymoon destination decision that bit easier.

Bali

Nestled among thousands of Indonesian islands, Bali is a place of outstanding natural beauty. Whether you’re enjoying the crystal clear waters, dramatic volcanic peaks or twinkling lakes, you’ll soon notice that your honeymoon in Bali has a staggering vista at every turn.  Check out the Hayes and Jarvis, Bali holidays here 

Seychelles

Discover a tropical paradise on a Seychelles holiday, shaped by soft sugary sands and turquoise waters. Hosting 115 islands in the Seychelles, each offers an abundance of stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, and rich culture. Check out the Hayes and Jarvis, Seychelles holidays here

Thailand

Thailand holidays offer an unforgettably diverse range of experiences, from the vibrant cities and exquisite temples to the stunning islands and jungle-covered national parks. Thai people are famously friendly and will welcome you with a smile and gracefully-pressed palms during your Thailand honeymoon. Check out the Hayes and Jarvis Thailand holidays here 

Maldives

Maldives beaches alone would be reason enough to venture to this Indian Ocean paradise. Boasting some of the world’s best, find yourself soaking in the views with no one else around. Each Maldives resort has its own island – expect luxury in every detail, from personal butlers and elegant spas, to submerged restaurants featuring world-class cuisine. Check out the Hayes and Jarvis, Maldives holidays here 

Mauritius

Escape to a laidback luxury location with a honeymoon to Mauritius – a diverse island waiting to be explored. Boasting beautiful landscapes by mixing jungle-covered mountains, waterfalls, and wonderful white sand beaches. Holidays to Mauritius will enchant all those who step upon this country’s shores. Check out the Hayes and Jarvis, Mauritius holidays here 

South Africa

South Africa holidays are magical and awe-inspiring adventures. Hike one of the worlds seven new wonders; Table Mountain, search for the big five on a safari in Kruger National Park and see the best of South Africa’s impressive mountain scenery, spectacular gorges and breathtaking coastlines along the infamous South Africa Garden Route tour. Check out the Hayes and Jarvis, South Africa holidays here 

India

Difficult to sum up in words, India is an extraordinary amalgamation of cultures, languages and religions. Find yourself astonished and inspired by incredibly rich cultures, mouth-watering cuisine, serene notes of spirituality and breathtaking landscapes. Check out the Hayes and Jarvis, India holidays here 

Dubai

With its futuristic skyline, warm sandy beaches, luxurious resorts and world-class theme parks, there’s no end to your adventures during your Dubai holiday. Blending city glamour with traditional culture, the desert that surrounds Dubai offers jeep safaris, sunset camel rides, and glamping under the stars. Check out the Hayes and Jarvis, Dubai holidays here

Remember – this is just a sample of what’s available.

Call (01) 513 4329 to chat to one of the  Hayes and Jarvis, destination specialists who will find something to suit your needs perfectly. To be truly inspired, and for more information, visit www.hayesandjarvis.ie

The doors of the brand-new Hayes & Jarvis office are open. Be sure to call into 16 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, where the expert staff will be on hand to help you create your dream holiday.

T&Cs apply. Offer applies to new bookings only and is subject to availability. They reserve right to amend the offer at any time. Offer can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Visit www.hayesandjarvis.ie for full T&Cs. 

Hayes & Jarvis, Ireland’s leading long haul destination specialists offering luxury experiences worldwide.

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Game of Thrones fans will love this filming locations tour – Silvija travel Tips

The wild scenery of Ireland has captured the hearts of filmmakers around the world. And of course, it comes as no surprise to most Game of Thrones fans that the TV show was filmed in the beautiful County Antrim, Northern Ireland. If you are planning a trip to Ireland soon and can’t imagine anything better than a day dedicated to uncovering the magical locations of the series – Wild Rover Tours‘ Game of Thrones Tour from Dublin is a must-see experience.

Why book the Game of Thrones tour from Dublin

  • Visit locations where some of the most iconic blood-curdling Game of Thrones scenes were filmed
  • Savour the seaside town of Carnlough… or maybe better known as the dramatic city of Braavos!
  • Along the Causeway Coastal Route, stop at the Cushedun Caves, where you could swear you saw ships sailing from Westeros on the horizon.
  • With our lunch stop at the Fullerton Arms, claim your place at a very realistic Iron Throne.
  • Visit the House of Greyjoy (otherwise known as the Dunluce Castle) where you can hear the family’s affairs echoing.
  • Let your expert guide weave stories of Irish myth and truth that undoubtedly give this location its otherworldly magic.
  • Get 10% off a second Wild Rover Day Tour from Dublin when booking them at the same time.

Price: Adult €55.00 plus booking fee

Availability: 5 days a week

Pickup: 7:15am Dublin Bus Office, 59 O’Connell Street Upper, Dublin 1

Drop off: 8:10pm O’ Connell Street

Things to bring: All-weather clothing and a smile on your face

Included: GOT costumes, transport, guides and all admissions

Interested in experiencing the Game of Thrones Tour during your getaway to Ireland? Simply click here!

For further information on Wild Rover Tours’ and its services please visit www.wildrovertours.com

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IBTM announces partnership with SACEOS’ SMF for IBTM Asia Pacific – Silvija Travel Tips

IBTM, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions, has announced that it has entered a letter of agreement to partner the renowned Asia-Pacific MICE industry business conference SMF (Singapore MICE Forum) with its newest Business Event, IBTM Asia Pacific. This “SMF x IBTM Asia Pacific” initiative comes at the back of the recent agreement between Singapore Tourism Board and IBTM Asia Pacific signed at the opening day of IBTM World in Barcelona. With the combined support of the Singapore Tourism Board and SACEOS, IBTM Asia Pacific is poised to become the leading trade event for the MICE Industry in the region.

Running in partnership with SACEOS (Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers) – the national trade association for meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions and events in Singapore – SMF2020 will take place over 1.5 days at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre from Monday 6th of April, followed by IBTM Asia Pacific on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th of April 2020.

SMF is SACEOS’ flagship industry business event; over the years, SMF has grown to be the choice platform for the regional MICE industry to gain new insights from luminaries in both our core and adjacent industries; exchange views and share experiences on how we can enhance our business. SMF will bring together a group of 500+ event professionals for 1.5 days of focussed discussions on how event design, as well as digital and community engagement, are becoming cornerstones of business success. Expert speakers will share and exchange views on proven transformative ideas and how the industry can make choices. As they say “To do the right thing or not, is a choice. To disrupt or not, is also a choice”. SMF2020 will bring together possibilities for organisations to adopt easily and promises to be a dynamic and inspiring experience like none other. 

The Forum will be structured around five key themes; innovation; technology; design; sustainability and event trends and will include a combination of dynamic talks, campfire sessions and case studies from thought leaders within and outside of the industry, to bring discussions to life and provide tangible outtakes and learnings for participants.

Nick Pilbeam, Divisional Director, Reed Travel Exhibitions, commented: “We know from our extensive research prior to launching IBTM Asia Pacific, that there’s a real appetite for education in the Asia Pacific region and we’re delighted that we’re going to be delivering on that through our partnership with SACEOS. SMF 2020 will provide an inspiring and educational kick-off to our inaugural event and I’m looking forward to announcing more details in due course.”

As the national trade association for business events, one of SACEOS’ objectives is to provide a platform to develop a digitally-ready and future-ready MICE industry. The agenda of SMF is one of SACEOS’ key initiatives to encourage conversations and showcase of the Asia Pacific MICE industry and is a platform to catalyse MICE stakeholders to be wired for the future.   

Mr Aloysius Arlando, SACEOS President, said: “SACEOS aims to inspire our industry by taking the lead to upend itself, the bold step to disrupt, and forge partnerships to create a refreshed future. Through this partnership with one of the world’s largest organisers, Reed Exhibitions, we can pool our strengths together with a longer term goal for SMF and IBTM Asia Pacific to lead and define the MICE industry in this region.”

IBTM Asia Pacific will bring together a high calibre group of international, APAC regional and local meeting planners and exhibitors for two days of pre-scheduled one-to-one business meetings, education and networking. The event will be under-pinned by IBTM’s sophisticated, industry-leading Hosted Buyer programme which creates personalised appointment diaries for Hosted Buyers and exhibitors to ensure that delegates only meet people with whom there’s a very good chance of doing business.

For more information, or to register interest, visit: ibtmasiapacific.com

Cvent CEO Urges MICE Professionals Worldwide to Embrace Their Entrepreneurial Spirit – Silvija Travel Tips

CEO and Founder Reggie Aggarwal delivered an inspirational keynote speech to more than 1,300 event and hospitality professionals at the third annual Cvent CONNECT Europe industry conference in London today. Aggarwal urged attendees, and the MICE industry at large, to embrace their entrepreneurial spirit, uncover new business opportunities, and find ways to capitalise on the growing MICE industry, which is projected to reach 1$1.4 billion by 2025.

Reflecting on Cvent’s 20th anniversary this year, Aggarwal shared an honest account of the path to Cvent’s success. “When I started the company, we had one product, and one vision: Online event registration,” said Aggarwal. “In 20 years, we’ve grown from a handful of people working in my parent’s basement to a company with more than 4,300 employees providing an entire event management platform to planners, marketers, and hoteliers around the world. Our journey has been full of ups and downs, but we are extremely proud of the industry-leading company we have become today, and we’re excited about what the next 20 years will bring.”

Cvent now has more than 27,000 customers and 300,000 users worldwide. Through its cutting-edge technology, the company has powered more than 3.5 million events for some of the most recognised brands in the world and has helped hundreds of thousands of hotels and venues connect with their customers and grow their MICE business. Cvent went public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2013 and went private in a $1.65 billion transaction in November 2016.

In Europe, the company has seen nearly 50% growth and Request-for-Proposal (RFP) value sourced through the Cvent Supplier Network has increased 35% year-over-year highlighting continued MICE growth in the region. Cvent has expanded its headcount across Europe and now has nearly 200 employees to support the local customer base and address the growing demand for meetings and events technology.

Hyatt Announces Plans for Andaz Macau – Silvija Travel Tips

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with Galaxy Entertainment Group to develop a new Andaz property in Macau, China. The hotel, expected to open in the first half of 2021 as part of the ever-expanding Galaxy Integrated Resorts precinct, will mark the entry of the Andaz brand into Macau.

Andaz Macau will comprise over 700 rooms and suites, an Andaz Lounge, a bar and restaurant, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and an indoor pool. The hotel is directly connected to Galaxy International Convention Center and 16,000-seat Galaxy Arena with a dedicated private lounge catering to large Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions (MICE) groups. The hotel is also part of the Galaxy Integrated Resorts precinct, providing guests easy access to 11.8 million square feet (1.1 million square meters) of unique entertainment, shopping with over 200 world-renowned luxury brands, leisure attractions and more than 120 dining options.

Andaz, meaning ‘personal style’ in Hindi, encapsulates the brand’s passion to connect with its guests and to experience the world through their eyes, and it also speaks to the uniqueness of the brand’s properties. From New York to London to Shanghai, and most recently to Seoul, Andaz hotels and resorts are known to stimulate the senses through distinctively local and authentic experiences. Rather than merely visit a destination, guests are invited to truly engage and connect with the surrounding locale and culture.

IT&CM China 2020 – Silvija Travel Tips

The Leading International MICE Event in China, IT&CM China 2020 will be held from the 19-21 March 2020 at Shanghai Exhibition & Convention Center of International Sourcing. This is the 13th instalment of the international MICE event that seeks to “Promote China to the World and the World to China.

The event has the support of American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), China Business Event Federation (CBEF), City Conference &Event Executive Union (CCEU), ChangSha Meeting Industry Association, China Association of Travel Services MICE Committee, International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO), International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA), Korea MICE Association, Philippine Council of Association and Association Executives (PCAAE), Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism, Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Industries Association (SCEIA), Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), and World PCO Alliance.

Co-located with CTW China as China’s only double-bill event In MICE and Corporate Travel, IT&CM China is part of the IT&CM Events series by TTG Events, a business group of TTG Asia Media. This event is co-organised by CITS International M.I.C.E. a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITS (China International Travel Service), and MP International.

For more information on IT&CM China, visit www.itcmchina.com

ABOUT CTW CHINA 2019

The Leading Corporate Travel Management Conference For China-Incorporating Meetings & Events CTW China is the market’s answer to the proliferation of corporate travel management activities, including business travel & entertainment (T&E) as well as Meetings & Events (M&E), for Chinese-grown companies and multi-national corporations based in China. Established in 2015, te market-driven event is dedicated to raising the sophistication of Chinese professionals who manage the corporate travel-related needs of their organisations. By localising best global practices and cultivating a sustainable expert and peer-sharing knowledge support network, CTW China is at the helm of enabling local influencers, planners and decision-makers of corporate travel functions to get the most of their corporate travel management decisions. Co-located with IT&CM China, CTW China is part of the CTW Events series co-organised by TTG Events, a business group of TTG Asia Media.

For more information on CTW China, visit www.corporatetravelworld.com/china

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A visit to Marble Arch Caves – Silvija Travel Tips

Top off your year with a visit to Marble Arch Caves The Marble Arch Caves, one of Europe’s finest show caves, has extended its opening hours in November with guided tours taking place from Wednesdays to Sundays inclusive from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm throughout the month.

The caves will then close for the winter season, and reopen in early March 2020. Set in the heart of the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark, the guided tours of the Marble Arch Caves bring visitors along a 1.5km trail through the fascinating natural underworld of rivers, winding passages, lofty chambers and an array of delicate cave formations. Marble Arch Caves staff, located in the Visitor Centre, can also provide information and advice on visiting the area, activities available locally and walking in the neighbouring area of Marlbank which has a range of walks suitable for all levels of walkers.

Tours take place at the Marble Arch Caves approximately every 30 minutes from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm Wednesday to Sunday throughout November with the Marble Arch Café open from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

Please note tours are weather dependent and it is advisable to contact the Marble Arch Caves on the day of your visit.
For more information on local attractions or guided cave tours check out our website at www.marblearchcaves.co.uk or telephone the Marble Arch Caves on 028 66 321815.
    
 For further information contact:  Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark 43 Legnabrocky Florencecourt County Fermanagh BT92 1EW Telephone:  0044(0) 28 66321815 

IBTM World 2019 set for Meetings Success – Silvija Travel Tips

IBTM World 2019 talking place takes place in Barcelona from 19 – 21 November 2019 has smashed its record for pre-arranged meetings at the first stage of its bespoke appointment matching process, with meeting numbers up 6% up on last year’s total at this stage. There has also been an increase in year-on-year in the average number of appointments per exhibitor.

Furthermore, latest figures show that 50% of Hosted buyers so far confirmed are new to the IBTM portfolio and 61% are new to IBTM World, giving exhibitors more opportunities to do business with completely new contacts.

Commenting on the news, David Thompson, Exhibition Director, said: “We’re delighted to announce such strong results at this stage of the event preparation. All indicators are that we’re going to have another record-breaking event in terms of the number of high-quality opportunities for our customers to do business. It’s also a huge boost for our team as we enter the final stages of preparation for the event.

“We continue to work hard to secure the highest calibre buyers for IBTM World, and to bring new buyers to the event to give our exhibitors a wealth of potential new business opportunities. We’re committed to building on the success of previous years to deliver more, even better quality meetings for our customers.”

So far buyers representing 77 countries have been confirmed, with delegates from globally renowned businesses including Google, Adobe, ICBC Bank, La Caja Seguras, BBVA France, Dell, Whirlpool, BMW, European Society of Cardiology and International Association for Enterprise Information Security.

This year IBTM World has also launched an Elite Corporate Buyers programme which will bring senior event planners from an FTSE 500 or equivalent company to the event – providing additional opportunities for exhibitors to connect with high-level event planners. Created in association with American Express Meeting & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel, supported by Event Marketing Association and sponsored by London & Partners and Hilton, the Elite Corporate Programme includes four sessions addressing some of the key challenges facing senior corporate event organisers.

Created in partnership with the Association of Association Executives (AAE), the Association programme returns this year and includes eight topical sessions addressing some of the key challenges facing association event organisers. The afternoon concludes with Associations Connect, a peer-to-peer networking event, in association with ICCA.

Event planners can also be inspired by the event’s new IBTM Accelerate zone. Designed to attract and nurture entrepreneurial talent, the zone will incorporate exhibitors and education sessions that will give delegates the opportunity to learn from other successful MICE entrepreneurs and share ideas with their peers.

IBTM Accelerate will feature several interactive discussions for the next generation of event planners; an ‘Influencers of MICE’ series led by ex-MPI president and Founder of Word of MICE Mariska Kesteloo; Future Focus – a series of sessions focusing on the future of the MICE industry, and the hotly anticipated IBTM World Tech Watch Awards which will be presented in the zone. Supporters of the new feature zone include Barcelona Convention Bureau, MPI, Word of MICE, Reed Exhibitions, La Salle Ramon Llull University, CETT-UB, Eight PR & Marketing and Reed Exhibitions UK.

Buyers can also attend tailored education sessions in the Knowledge Programme, which this year includes a packed three-day schedule designed to enhance events expertise and keep attendees on the cutting-edge of industry trends.

For more information on IBTM World 2018 visit ibtmworld.com

Travel destination Vilnius, Lithuania – Silvija Travel Tips

Once a part of the Eastern bloc, Lithuania is the southernmost and biggest of the Baltic States.

Since Lithuania joined the European Union in 2004, Vilnius, the capital, has experienced a youthful renaissance. It’s a city on the move, full of tech start-ups, warehouse-style music venues and art festivals. But the city’s claim to fame is its 13th century Old Town, where Medieval streets snake beside fairytale-like churches, and underground beer halls are famous for selling the cheapest beer Europe.

 

 

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Summer in New York, Top 6 Things to Do – Silvija Travel Tips

From the spectacular skylines and stunning architecture to the sensational food culture and superb art scene, summer in New York is an adventure like no other. As the balmy breeze replaces the wintry air, New York evolves into an urban jungle filled with street performers, artists, food stalls, festivals, markets and more.

The possibilities are endless in the iconic ‘city that never sleeps’ from kayaking the Hudson River to Shakespeare in the Park and everything in between. Start planning your summer in New York with our travel expert Amanda’s list of the top attractions and events that you will only experience in the Big Apple.

Union Square Greenmarket


Established in 1967, the famous Union Square Greenmarket hosts the largest gathering of regional farmers, bakers, and fishers around and provides New Yorkers with the best locally grown and sourced foods the area has to offer.

Frequented by locals and chefs, Greenmarket produces a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and cheeses, artisan bread, jams, pickles, cut flowers, wine, coffee, ciders, honey and more

Explore Central Park


Escape to scenic Central Park to enjoy an afternoon of literary readings, boating on the lake, or sunbathing in Sheep’s Meadow. Summer activities include walking tours, catch and release fishing, yoga, running and fitness tours, hiking, and overnight camping. Visitors can also borrow a Field Day Kit consisting of a wiffle ball and bat, football, soccer ball, frisbee, jump ropes, cones and more from the North Meadow Rec Center.

Coasters at Coney Island


Coney Island – this legendary New York landmark is the epitome of American pop culture with its renowned boardwalk, iconic attractions, and scenic ocean views. For decades this waterfront promenade has been a nostalgic retreat from the sweltering pavements in the city and offers movie nights, concerts, shopping, rides, boardwalk games, a sandy beach, Friday night fireworks, and the ever-popular Mermaid Parade.

Kayak the Hudson River


A great way to stay cool during the summer in New York is to hop in a kayak and soak in what is arguably some of the best views of Manhattan from the Hudson River. Kayaking the Hudson is a unique urban adventure for all ages and skill levels. Experience the tranquil river while you are surrounded by the distant sounds of the urban jungle and picturesque views of the cityscape.

Top of the Rock


The historic landmark of the Rockefeller Center offers visitors the opportunity to shop, dine and explore the city from a vantage point unlike any other. This famous New York attraction is known for its unique shopping experience, live recordings of popular shows, and the iconic observation deck complete with unobstructed 360-views of the cityscape. With something for everyone and unlimited Instagram-worthy opportunities, the Rockefeller Center is perfect for tourists wanting to feel on top of the world.

Bike the City

Rather than spending hours on your feet, or on a bus that glides past every landmark, New York bike tours offer a convenient alternative to exploring everything the city has to offer. Biking provides tourists with the opportunity to cover more ground, interact with the city, explore hidden gems, and dive further into the diverse neighbourhoods of New York.

To book your holiday in New York visit the American Holidays website at www.americanholidays.com

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