NYC & Company – Travel Trade Newsletter – Sept 2017

New in NYC

The NYC Ferry has launched its Astoria route, which connects several neighborhoods in Queens to East 34th Street and Wall Street in Manhattan. Next summer two more lines will debut, linking additional neighborhoods in the Bronx and Queens to Manhattan.

The New Museum on Manhattan’s Lower East Side is set to roll out the first phase of an ongoing multimillion-dollar expansion. Two new galleries will open to the public on September 27 at 231 Bowery, an adjacent building that is being retrofitted to serve as a permanent annex.

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Miami is open for Business!!

MIAMI IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

MIAMI IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
A delegation from Miami visited Oslo last night, and their message was clear; Miami is open for business!
The CVB and Miami hotels all informed us that it is business as usual for them, and that all Norwegians are still welcome to this fantastic city.

There is still minor cleaning up to do, but this web camera clearly shows the current status.
http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/plan-your-trip/see-miami-webcams

In the photo dining with Norwegian trade and media are:

GMCVB - Judith Patrón-Fernandez
GMCVB - Johnny Gardsäter
JW Marriott - Nancy Bedoya
South Beach Group Hotels - Sarianne Sanderson
Marseilles Hotel, Dorchester Hotel & Suites of Dorchester - Sus Olsen Beltran
The Biltmore Hotel - Cathy Rodriguez

Welcome to Travelmatch 2018

Sett av datoen allerede nå!

Velkommen til TravelMatch 2018
Oslo – Torsdag 11. januar 2018
Oslo Kongressenter

TravelMatch er blitt et fast årlig arrangement, som arrangeres for 7. gang i 2018. Dette har utviklet seg til å bli Norges største B2B arrangement for utgående reiser fra Norge, med ca. 300 deltagere.

Her kan du treffe et stort spekter av nasjonale, regionale og lokale turistkontorer, internasjonale flyselskaper, hotellkjeder, og ikke minst DMC´ s / incoming agenter og enda noen flere…

Gjennom de uløike aktørene som deltar, dekkes de fleste kontineter og verdenshjørner, og det er gode muligheter for både å knytte kontakter, oppdatere informasjon og diskutere samarbeid.

Arrangementet er i hovedsak basert på forhåndsbookede avtaler, der all relevant informasjon om arrangementet og de deltagende selgerne finnes i databasen på nettet.

Polen er «årets land» på TravelMatch 2018, noe som vil merkes både i form av et antall deltagere fra ulike polske aktører, et seminar om viktige deler av det polske turistproduktet med tittelen «Happy and Healthy in Poland», og kanskje også noen smakebiter fra det polske kjøkken.

TravelMatch samarbeider også med Grand Travel Awards, som arrangeres på kvelden den 11. januar.

Online registrering av selgere starter i slutten av august, og de fleste vil være på plass i god tid før den offisielle påmeldingsfristen 15. oktober. Først etter dette, d.v.s. omkring månedsskiftet oktober/november, åpnes databasen for registrering av kjøpere.

Likevel er det viktig å sette av datoen for arrangementet i din kalender allerede nå!

PS. Deltagelse på TravelMatch er gratis for kjøperne (byråer, operatører, eventselskaper etc.).
Ta gjerne kontakt for mer informasjon eller dersom du allerede nå ønsker å forhåndsanmelde

TravelMatch – www.travelmatch.nomeet@travelmatch.no – Tel.: +47-91198290

Trump threats Brand USA with no money

Trump threats Brand USA with no money

Brand USA has pushed back its target date for the U.S. to reach 100 million international visitors. The travel-promotion bureau had planned to get there by 2021 but the new goal is 2023.

The original goal of 2021, set in 2012, has changed based on visitation forecasts from the National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO).

Before 2016, international inbound travel had grown every year since the recession ended in 2009, reaching a record 77.4 million visitors in 2015. That number fell to 75.6 million last year. Recent inbound travel numbers indicate that numbers will be down this year, as well.

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Summer in Anchorage, Alaska – July/August 2017

MAKE THE MOST OF SUMMER

Anchorage, Alaska. was just named as one of Outside Magazine's 25 Best Towns for 2017. The outdoor magazine's editors chose Anchorage as the "best town to make the most out of summer." Anchorage's access to national and state parks, long daylight hours, the local food scene, and hundreds of miles of bike and hiking trails put it in contention, according to the editors. Thanks for the kudos Outside Magazine! 

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Los Angeles – July/August 2017

Eat Out Now:

Alfresco L.A. Eat Out Now: Alfresco L.A. Here are 12 ground floor restaurants, from cozy to casual chic and fine dining, with very special - and mostly hidden - open air patios. 

L.A.'s Best Vegan Ice Cream

We ate our way through the city to find 10 places where you can keep your cool while being kind and cruelty-free.

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