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September 18-22, 2021

IPW

Las Vegas Nevada

U.S. Travel Association’s IPW is the leading international inbound travel trade show, driving $5.5 billion in future travel to the United States.

It is a national showcase of America, where U.S. travel exhibitors connect with travel buyers and media from more than 70 countries to promote their product, negotiate future business and build relationships. IPW secures America’s position as a foremost global travel destination by increasing international visitation and showing the world the best of what the U.S. has to offer.

“ASEAN – A Community of Peace and Shared Future”, ATF 2022

2022 marks 41 years of active collaboration between ASEAN member states to promote Southeast Asia as a single destination and drive the region’s sustainable travel and tourism sector. It is with great pride that we host this significant milestone in Cambodia – Kingdom of Wonder.

Themed “ASEAN – A Community of Peace and Shared Future”, ATF 2022 echoes the vision of tourism playing a key role to foster a unified and collaborative ASEAN. Tourism sows the seeds of a shared future of peace that can bring about economic growth, social and cultural development and progress in the region.

Tourism plays an increasingly important role in Cambodia’s national, economic and social development. It is our top priority to build and develop the necessary tourism infrastructure to help drive this industry forward. We have sensibly invested in pro-poor, sustainable and responsible community-based tourism development projects in north-eastern provinces in partnership with international organisations and development partners such as ADB, UNWTO and SNV. We believe this will create positive results analogous to global and regional tourism development trends for the present and in the future, and more importantly, sustain ASEAN tourism’s contribution towards the realisation of ASEAN integration goals in 2025.

As one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in Southeast Asia, we welcome you to strengthen travel partnerships at ATF 2022 and also discover the rich Cambodian heritage, culture and nature that will offer a cultural and eco-tourism experience that are both dynamic and sustainable.

ATF 2022 moves to Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

seaside port city in the south, Sihanoukville has been designated by the Kingdom as a special multi-purpose economic zone as part of its larger plans to grow and diversify its economy. Well-known as the Rising Star in the Southwest by the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Organization, pristine white sand beaches and azure blue waters await you.

Good MEMORIES IPW2019 Anaheim

Grammy-nominated singer Natasha Bedingfield, who has English and New Zealand roots, performed in the streets of downtown Anaheim at IPW’s Press Brunch kick-off, and then staged an encore on the final day in California Plaza, an activation space created by Visit California that connected IPW2019 host hotels with the convention centre.

Best USA Destinations for Family Travel 2022 – Silvija Travel Tips

I am dreaming of a proper family getaway with the grandchildren and family to the USA. Make it a holiday to remember with an American Holiday. Check out the best USA destinations for family travel in 2022, offering something for all kids – both big and small. 

Boston

As one of America’s oldest cities, Boston offers the perfect combination of great history and vibrant culture. Visit Boston’s historic monuments and nature parks, walk the freedom trail or catch the Red Sox in Fenway Park. Why not explore the campus of one of the most prestigious universities in the world? Harvard is right on your doorstep and offers daily tours.

Take a day trip to Salem, the site of the infamous 17th-century witch trials. Located only 40 minutes from Boston, learn about Salem’s fascinating history, explore its beautiful seaside park and experience its delicious food. 

Fancy a sightseeing break? Make a pit-stop and indulge in Massachusetts favourite dessert, Boston Cream Pie – you will not be disappointed.  Why not extend your family trip with 3 nights in the beautiful Cape Cod?

As a true family-friendly destination, Cape Cod offers activities to entertain everyone. Cycle alongside the glistening Atlantic Ocean on the Shining Sea Bike Trail, search for treasure at the Pirate Museum, spend an afternoon sliding around the water park or take a tour to enjoy some of the best whale watching in the USA.

Chicago

Located on the banks of Lake Michigan, Chicago is famous for many things, from its love of the sport to its deep-dish pizza! Catch a game in Soldier Field or shop ’til you drop on the Magnificent Mile.

Make the most of your trip to the Windy City and head to Navy Pier for a ride on the Ferris wheel before staying to see the weekly fireworks show. Explore the world’s oceans, lakes, rivers and reefs with the kids and meet Chicago’s underwater residents at the Shedd Aquarium, from rockhopper penguins to beluga whales.

With something to offer every type of holidaymaker, Chicago is a perfect destination for your next family trip.  Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2022 with the family in Chicago with American Holidays

The West Coast

There’s a reason they say the West Coast is the best coast. From the Golden Gate Bridge to the Space Needle, the West coast of America is home to countless bucket-list attractions. Visit San Francisco to explore Fisherman’s Wharf and ride the cable car up the famous hilly city. Cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge and spend some time in the charming seaside town of Sausalito before catching a ferry back to the city.

Why stop your holiday there? Seattle is the ideal destination to continue your stateside adventure. Experience the local food at Pike Place Market, take the family to the Museum of Pop Culture or the Museum of Flight. Ditch the car and take a water taxi from downtown Seattle and enjoy the picturesque cityscape scenes. Then, top it all off with an unforgettable view from the Space Needle in this beautiful waterfront city.  

Orlando and Mexico

Known as the Theme Park Capital of the World, it’s no surprise Orlando makes for an unforgettable family holiday. From Walt Disney World to Universal Studios and everything in between, no kid is too big to enjoy this destination. What better way to end an Orlando adventure than relaxing by the crystal-clear shores of Cancun? Renowned for its family-friendly beaches and restaurants as well as a vibrant culture, Cancun is a great family holiday destination. From snorkelling in the world’s second-largest coral reef to visit the Mayan pyramids and temples, Cancun has something for the whole family. Couple this with Orlando and it’s sure to be an unforgettable holiday.  

Toronto

Famous for its perfect combination of high-rise buildings and beautiful neighbourhoods, Toronto is an international hub of arts and culture. This stunning city is ideal for a family getaway, with waterfront walkways, plenty of museums and charming markets. From Kensington Market to Graffiti Alley, these classic ethnic enclaves have mixed with millennial revitalization to result in an exciting combination of gift shops, salons, cafés and restaurants! Drop into the Mashion Bakery in Chinatown, one of the best and most unique bakeries Toronto has to offer. Or, why not hop on a ferry to the Toronto Islands? With perfect picnic spots and bike rentals available, it’s a guaranteed day of fun.  

Remember, this is just a selection of USA Family Holiday Destinations on offer. For more information visit American Holidays

JAV vakaruose keliavusi lietuvė papasakojo, kas paliko didžiausią įspūdį – Silvija Zalepugiene – Delfi.lt

ASEAN Tourism Forum 2022, Preah Sihanoukville, Cambodia – Silvija Travel Tips

The Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of Cambodia has re-announce that Cambodia is ready to host the ASEAN Tourism Forum in Preah Sihanoukville, which will now be held from 16th – 22nd January 2022 under the theme “ASEAN – A Community of Peace and Shared Future” toward tourism recovery and reopening our region in a more resilient, sustainable and responsible future.

Cambodia Bay and Preah Sihanouk Province are well known as the Rising Star in the Southwest by the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Organization. Furthermore, it is one of the fastest developing tourism attractions and investment cities in the country. As the smooth implementation of Covid-19 vaccination and new normal protocols are in place, Preah Sihanoukville will be a safe venue.

https://atf2022cambodia.com

AFT 2022

“Dublino konferencijų centras” – Silvija Trave TIps

“Dublino konferencijų centras” (The Convention Centre Dublin) – apdovanojimų pelniusi MICE susitikimų ir paskatinamųjų kelionių vieta 

 Dublino konferencijų centras (CCD) neseniai laimėjo aukso apdovanojimą už „Geriausią užjūrio konferencijų centrą“ „M&IT Industry Awards 2020“ renginyje, vykusiame Londone „Evolution“, Battersea parke.  „CCD“ laimėjo apdovanojimą šioje kategorijoje jau 10 metų iš eilės.  Už „M&IT pramonės apdovanojimus“ balsuoja žurnalo „Susitikimai ir paskatos“ skaitytojai.  Renginio vieta įveikė didelę penkių pagrindinių konferencijų centrų, įskaitant „Bella Center Copenhagen“, „CCIB Barcelona“, „RAI Amsterdam“ ir „Monaco“ Grimaldi forumą, konkurenciją.

 Taigi, kuo ypatinga ši apdovanojimų pelniusi MICE vieta.  „CCD“ profesionalų komanda privertė atsisakyti išskirtinių paslaugų. CCD yra tikrai ikoniškas pastatas iš vidaus ir išorės kurio architektūra yra ypatinga ir išskirtinė.

 Ar tai būtų MICE renginys, intymi konferencija 50-ies žmonių susitikimui , ar tarptautinis kongresas su 5000 dalyvių , ši vieta tinkama visiems .CCD  pasaulinės klasės konferencijų centro dizainas, turintis stulbinančią daugiapakopę sėdimų vietų auditoriją, šešias parodų sales ir įvairių posėdžių kambarių bei salių asortimentą, puikiai tinka rengti dideles ir mažas konferencijas, kongresus ir MICE  įvykius.

 Šias susitikimų erdves papildo šešios erdvios, lengvai užliejamos fojė, idealiai tinkamos registracijai ir tinklo priėmimams, taip pat pokylių salės talpinančios iki 3000 svečių.

Čia yra 22 daugiafunkciai kambariai, kuriuos galite pasirinkti iš CCD aukštos kokybės konferencijų salių, surengtindaugybę įvairių konferencijų renginių, įskaitant pardavimo konferencijas, metinius visuotinius susirinkimus, produktų pristatymus, tarptautinių asociacijų konferencijas, įmonių konferencijas, taip pat partijų politinius ir vyriausybės renginius. 

 CCD – pasaulinio lygio konferencijų vieta Airijos sostinės centre.  Įsikūręs “Docklands”, tik 15 minučių nuo Dublino  oro uosto, miesto,  finansų ir technologijų centro, CCD yra ypatinga vieta tinkama apsvarstyti artimiausius tarptautinius susitikimus ir skatinamąsias keliones (MICE)

The Convention Centre Dublin www.theccd.ie

Plan Your Unforgettable Las Vegas, American Holiday – Silvija Travel Tips

Now is the perfect time to start planning your next America Holiday. Take the trip of a lifetime to the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas. Revel in the excitement of one of America’s best-loved cities, discover famous attractions, enjoy legendary food and of course, soak in the iconic atmosphere that Las Vegas is known for.

Silvija Zalepugiene, Silvija Travel Tips exploring Las Vegas

For this trip, I suggest a Vegas holiday with an Italian twist. 4 nights Las Vegas stay at The Venetian Resort, located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. It is the perfect location to start exploring this magical city. Discover the legendary city’s unique sights, shop ’til you drop on the Miracle Mile or travel from Paris to New York and right back to Roman Times as you wander through the city’s iconic hotels and casinos. When it comes to the evening time, Vegas has no shortage of things to do – win big at the blackjack table, dine while watching the Bellagio Fountains or catch a show in Viva Las Vegas.

Seeing the fantastic Vegas strip on foot is one thing, but why not go all out and experience the Las Vegas Night Strip Helicopter Trip, from just €95pp including Hotel Transfers.

Scattered throughout Vegas are some of the most exhilarating amusement rides in the U.S. Experience big drops, multiple loops and spectacular views on the big yellow roller coaster at New York, New York. Or pay a visit to the rooftop of the Stratosphere Hotel – standing over 1,100 feet tall, the tower has several heart-pounding rides not for the faint-hearted, including the Big Shot, Insanity, X Scream, and SkyJump.

Silvija Zalepugiene, Silvija Trravel Tips at Grand Canyon National Park, USA

Fancy something different? Las Vegas is a great starting point for several day trips. Travel outside of the city and discover one of the world’s seven natural wonders, the Grand Canyon. Las Vegas has several companies that provide excellent tours of the Grand Canyon from the city. Whether you choose a comfortable coach or an unforgettable helicopter tour, you’re guaranteed to enjoy some of the most magnificent views you have ever seen. If you’re short on time, pay a visit to Red Rock Canyon, located just a 30-minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip and offers plenty of adventure activities for outdoor lovers, from hiking to rock climbing.

If a 4-night stay in Los Vegas appeals to you, visit your local travel agent or contact American Holidays. Given the current covid situation, book through a travel agent or American Holiday giving a refund guarantee, up to 3 free amendments and free cancellation up 45 days before departure. should your holiday be affected by COVID-19. Terms apply. What’s included in the itinerary I outlined above, cost from €729pp:

  • Flights from Dublin to Las Vegas 
  • 4 nights Las Vegas, The Venetian Resort
  • Based on 2 adults sharing | Travelling October 2021
  • For American Holidays, Quote Ref 52554166
  • Las Vegas with American Holidays, from €729pp.
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El Hierro, The Canary Island with Soul – Silvija Travel Tips

It’s time to get to know El Hierro, a quiet paradise that captivates visitors with its exquisite volcanic landscapes, lush green forests, pristine waters of its marine reserve and the calm lifestyle of its almost 11,000 inhabitants. This gem of the Canaries is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and Geopark and is a perfect example of sustainable tourism and is waiting to be rediscovered. Known in Spanish as the ‘Meridian Island’, El Hierro is recognised as a magical place. Read on to find out why…

100% sustainable

El Hierro, the second smallest island of the Canaries after La Graciosa, aims to be the first 100% sustainable island in the world within four to eight years. The island has already set a world record last summer by covering the entire populations’ energy needs for 24 days using only renewable energy. One major factor in reaching this milestone was the construction of the Gorona del Viento hydroelectric plant, which supplies about 60% of the island’s energy needs.   El Hierro has always been ahead of its time. Its search for a sustainable living began in 1997 when the islands established an innovative action plan that included energy self-sufficiency, organic farming and a zero waste, environmentally friendly tourism model.

Spectacular Marine Reserve

El Hierro is world-famous for its spectacular underwater scenery and wildlife. The La Restinga Marine Reserve is an internationally acclaimed diving sanctuary inhabited by numerous animal species. El Hierro is home to some of the best diving spots in the Canary Islands. The volcanic eruptions that took place between 2011 and 2012 led to a regeneration of the seabed that gave rise to very particular biodiversity and a unique underwater landscape full of life, including dolphins, turtles, stingrays, barracudas and peaceful white sharks to name but a few.


Breath-taking views

Designed by the great Canarian architect César Manrique and declared a Site of Cultural Interest, La Peña viewpoint is the most frequented standpoint in El Hierro. Set over the steep cliff, this balcony to the Atlantic Ocean lays El Golfo valley at your feet and offers one of the best views of the island, including views of the unspoilt Salmor rocks, a sanctuary for El Hierro’s giant native lizards.

Outstanding bathing spots

Charco Azul is without any doubt one of the most incredible bathing spots in El Hierro. Located in El Golfo, a magnificent valley along the rugged coastline, this natural pool is one of the finest examples of the exclusive volcanic flows. Created naturally by flowing lava, this area doesn’t just allow you to bathe in its turquoise pools, but also to relax, refresh and recharge yourself. Despite its small size, the cove of Tacorón in the south of the island is one of the best beaches in El Hierro. This quiet and secluded cove is known for its stunning views of El Julan and calm Atlantic waters.

Magical Trails

The island of El Hierro has a special charm with its geological microcosm where 58% of the surface area is officially protected. Its 268 square kilometres of stunning landscapes will captivate you with the contrast between the dark volcanic ground and lush green forests. In just a couple of steps, the trails and ancient paths will take you from the sea to the mountains. Discover the Bimbaches rock carvings in El Julan and experience the incredible views on an excursion to Pico de Malpaso, the highest point of El Hierro.

Natural jewels

In the town of San Andrés is where the Garoé Tree once stood. Adored by the Bimbaches, the ancient inhabitants of El Hierro, the Garoé Tree is a real symbol of island identity. Legend has it that its leaves could collect enough water to supply the whole population of the island until it was destroyed by a hurricane in the 17th century and a lime tree was planted in its place. About 500 metres from the tree is the Garoé Visitors Centre, where visitors can learn about the past of the native islanders and how they lived. The 16km water route trail also starts and ends in San Andrés, showing the importance of water and the history behind it. In the extreme west of the Island you can find El Sabinar, a forest full of centuries-old trees whose incredible ability to adapt to the elements will leave you in complete awe. This open forest is full of indigenous juniper trees with twisted trunks as a result of the trade winds and is a must-see on your trip to El Hierro.

Lietuvė ilsėjosi Ispanijos saloje, kurią rekomenduotų daugeliui Skaitykite daugiau – Silvija Zalepugiene www.delfi.lt

Virtual IT&CM Asia 2021, Bangkok, Thailand -Silvija Travel Tips

IT&CM Asia 2021 is the leading international MICE event centred in the Asia-Pacific region will this year be a Virtual event taking place between the 28th and 30th September 2021.
ITCMA and CTWA 2021

The event programme engages regional and international industry suppliers and buyers at the forefront of MICE growth opportunities for the Asia-Pacific markets and beyond. In addition to business, education and networking opportunities IT&CMA 2021 features dedicated platforms designed around the interests of MICE niche segments.

Co-hosted with CTW Asia-Pacific the event is Asia-Pacific’s Only Doublebill Event in MICE and Corporate Travel, IT&CMA is part of the IT&CM Events series organised by TTG Events, a business group of TTG Asia Media.

To Register for the event visit: www.itcma.com

Bangkok Symphony of Life portrays the beauty of Bangkok in a time-lapse video. Displaying the cityscape and architecture from dawn till dusk, awakening into its world’s famous nightlife, Bangkok city breathes beauty through the day like no other.

Lietuvę žavingame Monake nustebino kavos puodelio kaina – Silvija Zalepugiene www.delfi.lt

Experience Las Vegas & Los Angeles in Luxury with American Holidays

Are you dreaming of a luxury escape? Start planning the holiday of a lifetime to two of America’s best-loved cities, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, with American Holidays. Revel in the excitement of these iconic destinations in style – discover famous attractions, enjoy legendary food and of course, soak in the iconic atmosphere that Las Vegas and L.A. are known for on a luxury 5-star twin-centre getaway with American Holidays, from €1,499pp.

With American Holidays you can book your luxury Las Vegas and L.A. holiday with peace of mind with the Book and Travel with Confidence promise. All new bookings come with a refund guarantee, up to 3 free amendments and free cancellation up 45 days before departure, should your holiday be affected by COVID-19. Terms apply.

What’s Included
Flights from Dublin to Las Vegas, return from Los Angeles
1 bag per person roundtrip
5 nights in Las Vegas, 5* The Venetian Resort Hotel
3 nights in Los Angeles, 5* London West Hollywood, breakfast included
Based on 2 Adults sharing | Travelling Nov 2021
Quote Ref 52566489

What To Look Forward To
Your holiday begins in the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas. Experience Vegas with an Italian twist as you spend four nights in the luxurious Venetian Resort, home to over 40 international restaurants, a state-of-the-art casino, 10 outdoor pools, a gym and spa. Located in the heart of the Strip, the Venetian Resort is the perfect location to start exploring this magical city.
 
Discover the unique sights of the legendary city, shop ‘til you drop on the Miracle Mile or travel from Paris to New York and right back to Roman Times as you wander through the city’s iconic hotels and casinos. When it comes to the evening time, Vegas has no shortage of things to do – win big at the blackjack table, dine while watching the Bellagio Fountain or catch a show in Viva Las Vegas.

Seeing the amazing Vegas strip on foot is one thing but why not go all out and ask American Holidays’ travel experts about the fantastic value offers on Las Vegas Night Strip Helicopter Trip, from just €95pp including hotel transfers.

Las Vegas is also the starting point for lots of great day trips. Take a drive to Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area or the Grand Canyon, or see it from above on a helicopter tour. Pay a visit to Red Rock Canyon, located a 30-minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip, which offers plenty of adventure activities for outdoor lovers, from hiking to rick climbing.

After living it up in Las Vegas, your next stop is Los Angeles, where you’ll spend three nights of luxury in London West Hollywood, Beverly Hills. As one of Hollywood’s best luxury hotel, the London West Hollywood offers impeccable service, exquisite food, a rooftop pool with unparalleled views and state-of-the-art fitness facility, making it the perfect option for your luxury getaway.

Los Angeles is one of the biggest cities in all of America, second only to New York City so, it’s no surprise that there’s no shortage of things to do here. Get your adrenaline pumping on the exciting rides and enjoy the entertaining shows at Disneyland and Universal Studios. Head to the bright lights of Hollywood and follow the stars down Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame, shop ‘til you drop on Rodeo Drive, spot celebrities in Beverly Hills or watch the sun go down over the city from the incredible grounds of the Getty Observatory. 

Known for it’s beaches, palm trees and year-round good weather, take time to soak up the sun on your L.A. holiday on the golden shores of Malibu. Spend time at Zuma Beach, one of Malibu’s top beaches, where you can relax and unwind in the sun, cool down in the sea or take a surf lesson from one of the beach’s many surf schools. 

No trip to L.A. is complete without a visit to Santa Monica Pier. Easily accessible from the city via metro, this legendary area is famous for its warm waters, golden sand, numerous eateries, and great entertainment! Stroll down Third Street Promenade. Enjoy the entertainment of street performers and shop ‘til you drop on this pedestrianised street, home to big-name brands and high-street favourites.

Experience all this and more on a luxury twin-centre holiday to Las Vegas and Los Angeles with American Holidays from €1,499pp.

Riga home to the Baltics biggest conference Hotel – Silvija Travel Tips

Riga, Latvia’s capital, is a city that has enthralled locals and tourists for centuries. Its picturesque old town, complete with its collection of Art Nouveau buildings and informative museums, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.

Visitors, whether they arrive for business or pleasure, should be sure to visit some of the city’s most impressive landmarks, including Riga Castle, situated on the bank of the River Daugava, and the Freedom Monument, commemorating those who died during the Latvian War of Independence.

Those looking for somewhere to stay when exploring Riga’s many highlights would be wise to consider Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel, the biggest conference hotel in the Baltics. The hotel’s location in the city centre means the most popular sights are just a few minutes walk away, while the onsite leisure facilities, including a spa centre and casino, ensure that there’s plenty to do without even stepping foot outside the hotel.

Corporate travellers staying at the hotel will have access to a conference and event centre that is more than 3,661sq m in size and has 16 adaptable, state-of-the-art meeting rooms capable of hosting 2,500 people. Conference rooms are fitted with high-speed internet, a top-quality sound system and HD projectors.

With 571 rooms and suites, the Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel has enough different types of accommodation to ensure all travellers are catered for. Even so, the Radisson Hotel Group has more to offer, boasting seven hotels within Riga. Clearly, it’s not just the city’s wonderful landmarks that will leave visitors spoilt for choice.

Link to the Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel

Savaitgalis Nicoje: moters patarimai, keliaujantiems į pietų Prancūziją – Silvija Zalepugiene