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Athens Art Gallery showcases works of a young artist

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Stefan Levesque grew up admiring the artwork of her mother, captivated by every one of them. Now, as the youngest artist to have work showcased in an individualized exhibition at Athens Art Gallery, he expects to enliven those same responses in the people who look at his very own photography.

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RedCoach buses set to expand its service in Jacksonville

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An Orlando based luxury bus company named RedCoach, recently, blew up its routes to bring in Jacksonville and Tallahassee. It is shifted its stop from airport to more centrally placed 1003 Kings Ave. This expansion is part of the strategy to develop its business in Florida, as per a press release. There have been more requirements for travel across North Florida region.
The company, in October, would provide roundtrip tickets from Jacksonville to Orlando for a beginning price of US$ 20, as well as fares from Tallahassee to Jacksonville which begin at US$ 30.
In a press release, RedCoach’s chief of operations in the United States Florencia Cirigliano, told that considering all the business activity and universities in the area, people of Florida need more connections to Jacksonville. The response to their expanded service has been more than positive as of now, as more people become familiar with RedCoach’s superior, luxurious style of motorcoach travel.
As part of the luxury appeal, the new buses have twenty seven leather seats, complimentary outlets and Wi-Fi for passengers.
Meanwhile, top fashion specialty retailer Nordstrom started their doors to their 1st shop in the Northeast Florida, at St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville. The 2 level, 124000 square foot shop features the newest interior as well as exterior design concepts, an enhanced beauty experience and a full service restaurant.
The manager of Nordstrom St. Johns Town Center Brandy Jefferson told that they are thrilled to start their 1st full line shop at such an outstanding mall as St. Johns Town Center. Their squad is more than excited to begin serving customers in Jacksonville and they expect to offer them an outstanding experience when they start shopping with them today.

An Orlando based luxury bus company named RedCoach, recently, blew up its routes to bring in Jacksonville and Tallahassee. It is shifted its stop from airport to more centrally placed 1003 Kings Ave. This expansion is part of the strategy to develop its business in Florida, as per a press release. There have been more requirements for travel across North Florida region.

The company, in October, would provide roundtrip tickets from Jacksonville to Orlando for a beginning price of US$ 20, as well as fares from Tallahassee to Jacksonville which begin at US$ 30.

In a press release, RedCoach’s chief of operations in the United States Florencia Cirigliano, told that considering all the business activity and universities in the area, people of Florida need more connections to Jacksonville. The response to their expanded service has been more than positive as of now, as more people become familiar with RedCoach’s superior, luxurious style of motorcoach travel.

As part of the luxury appeal, the new buses have twenty seven leather seats, complimentary outlets and Wi-Fi for passengers.

Meanwhile, top fashion specialty retailer Nordstrom started their doors to their 1st shop in the Northeast Florida, at St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville. The 2 level, 124000 square foot shop features the newest interior as well as exterior design concepts, an enhanced beauty experience and a full service restaurant.

The manager of Nordstrom St. Johns Town Center Brandy Jefferson told that they are thrilled to start their 1st full line shop at such an outstanding mall as St. Johns Town Center. Their squad is more than excited to begin serving customers in Jacksonville and they expect to offer them an outstanding experience when they start shopping with them today.

Concerts in the Park all set to hit Sunday in Athens

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The Memorial Park is all set to arrange the first in a designed series of Concerts in the Park on Sunday from 3 pm to 6 pm. The music artists are scheduled to perform include Natalie Gelman, Caroline Aiken and Ike Stubblefield.
The show is open to all and there is no admission fee. Still donations are encouraged. All the donations would serve local non-profits Guitars Not Guns and Nugis Space. There would be concessions available for purchase.
This gig is scheduled to happen in shine or rain. Patrons are asked to bring blankets and camping chairs as seating would be fixed under the trees on grassy hillside nearby the lake. Future gigs are being designed for the park series. A holiday gig is tentatively fixed for Memorial Parks Quinn Hall in the middle of December.
Now in its 4th year, Athens Farmers Market’s Autumn Harvest Feast brings rooters of sustainable food unitedly in an beautiful locale, The Epting family’s The Hill complex in the north of Athens  to dine on locally developed fare made by brightest culinary stars in Athens.
Chefs such as Whitney Otawka of Cinco y Diez, Jason Zygmont of Five and Ten, Janice Witcher of Harry’s BBQ and Lindsey Payne of Lindsey’s Culinary Market are among over 2 dozen bars, restaurants, beer and wine distributors that offer their creations and talents to fill out a plein air distributed on 5th October, this coming Sunday, from 4 pm to 7 pm, at the Hill, 1800 Crescent Ln.

The Memorial Park is all set to arrange the first in a designed series of Concerts in the Park on Sunday from 3 pm to 6 pm. The music artists are scheduled to perform include Natalie Gelman, Caroline Aiken and Ike Stubblefield.

The show is open to all and there is no admission fee. Still donations are encouraged. All the donations would serve local non-profits Guitars Not Guns and Nugis Space. There would be concessions available for purchase.

This gig is scheduled to happen in shine or rain. Patrons are asked to bring blankets and camping chairs as seating would be fixed under the trees on grassy hillside nearby the lake. Future gigs are being designed for the park series. A holiday gig is tentatively fixed for Memorial Parks Quinn Hall in the middle of December.

Now in its 4th year, Athens Farmers Market’s Autumn Harvest Feast brings rooters of sustainable food unitedly in an beautiful locale, The Epting family’s The Hill complex in the north of Athens  to dine on locally developed fare made by brightest culinary stars in Athens.

Chefs such as Whitney Otawka of Cinco y Diez, Jason Zygmont of Five and Ten, Janice Witcher of Harry’s BBQ and Lindsey Payne of Lindsey’s Culinary Market are among over 2 dozen bars, restaurants, beer and wine distributors that offer their creations and talents to fill out a plein air distributed on 5th October, this coming Sunday, from 4 pm to 7 pm, at the Hill, 1800 Crescent Ln.

Public transport gets cheaper in Athens

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Commuters would pay twenty cents less for tickets letting them to use all types of public transportation as of Monday in Athens, though they would be valid for seventy minutes rather than ninety as was the case earlier.
The brand new ticket, priced at just 1.20 Euros, let people to use the Athens fixed-track network, trolley buses and buses for a time of seventy minutes. The old 1.40 euro tickets would stay valid through Marchs end.
Existing 1 year passes for trolley buses, the tram and buses priced at two hundred Euros, would be valid till the date of termination, while people would also have the option of elevating them to include all types of transport. Holders of four hundred and fifty euro passes that let for travel on all types for a year would also be able to retain using them till their expiration.
The decrease in the ticket price is part of the ongoing overhaul of public transportation system that was introduced by Athens Urban Transport Organization, therefore, named Transport for Athens. The whole plan is to improve transport network of the capital also includes alterations to bus routes so that they offer more links to metro as well as ISAP electric railway stations and the inauguration of new paths in places which receive irregular services.
The police department of Athens Clarke County is mustering in the serve of all citizens to keep the school children and crossing guards of the community safe.

Commuters would pay twenty cents less for tickets letting them to use all types of public transportation as of Monday in Athens, though they would be valid for seventy minutes rather than ninety as was the case earlier.

The brand new ticket, priced at just 1.20 Euros, let people to use the Athens fixed-track network, trolley buses and buses for a time of seventy minutes. The old 1.40 euro tickets would stay valid through Marchs end.

Existing 1 year passes for trolley buses, the tram and buses priced at two hundred Euros, would be valid till the date of termination, while people would also have the option of elevating them to include all types of transport. Holders of four hundred and fifty euro passes that let for travel on all types for a year would also be able to retain using them till their expiration.

The decrease in the ticket price is part of the ongoing overhaul of public transportation system that was introduced by Athens Urban Transport Organization, therefore, named Transport for Athens. The whole plan is to improve transport network of the capital also includes alterations to bus routes so that they offer more links to metro as well as ISAP electric railway stations and the inauguration of new paths in places which receive irregular services.

The police department of Athens Clarke County is mustering in the serve of all citizens to keep the school children and crossing guards of the community safe.

International travel: London tends to overshadow the rest of England, says tourism head

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London travel attractions are shadowing other tourist destinations in the rest of England, said the chief of the country’s tourism body. James Berresford, the Visit England chief executive, stated that while London had experienced a fourteen percent rise in the number of visits since the year 2008, the number of visits to places outside London was down four percent
Speaking at the 9th annual Barclays Travel Forum, James Berresford told that London’s dominance is such that it overshadows the rest of the country. While the rest of the country offered quality and value products, there was a deficiency of awareness of what the nation had to offer beyond the capital city.
Berresford stated that the part of the trouble was the fact there were no longer any regional tourism boards for England funded by government. In England, the product has improved remarkably, but they do have perception problem as well as some of their product is not as good as it must be.
When it comes to promoting travel attractions and domestic products, travel agents have a great role to play. They have to work more closely with their trade.
James, who estranged the travel agents back in 2011 with the launch of Stay At Home television campaign to encourage the people of England to holiday in their own country instead of going other countries. He told that he was a persona non grata with travel agents but now they are best friend. However, he is a huge believer in travel agents.

London travel attractions are shadowing other tourist destinations in the rest of England, said the chief of the country’s tourism body. James Berresford, the Visit England chief executive, stated that while London had experienced a fourteen percent rise in the number of visits since the year 2008, the number of visits to places outside London was down four percent

Speaking at the 9th annual Barclays Travel Forum, James Berresford told that London’s dominance is such that it overshadows the rest of the country. While the rest of the country offered quality and value products, there was a deficiency of awareness of what the nation had to offer beyond the capital city.

Berresford stated that the part of the trouble was the fact there were no longer any regional tourism boards for England funded by government. In England, the product has improved remarkably, but they do have perception problem as well as some of their product is not as good as it must be.

When it comes to promoting travel attractions and domestic products, travel agents have a great role to play. They have to work more closely with their trade.

James, who estranged the travel agents back in 2011 with the launch of Stay At Home television campaign to encourage the people of England to holiday in their own country instead of going other countries. He told that he was a persona non grata with travel agents but now they are best friend. However, he is a huge believer in travel agents.

Bloomberg report predicts record number of tourists

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A recent Bloomberg article stated that this year, a record number of tourists would visit Greece and revenues reaching thirteen billion euros. According to Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises president Andreas Andreadis forecasts show that 2014 would be another record year.

Almost every traditional as well as new markets are showing encouraging and positive signs. More than that, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises estimate shows that by the year 2021, almost 1 million people would work in the tourism industry. Andreakis told that the political stability within Greece as well as the achievement of other national goals, would ensure that Greece would achieve and surpass their goals by 2021.

The Bloomberg news also stated that pre-booking data reveal that Greece can anticipate more travelers from France and Germany this year and a ten percent increase in visitors from the United Kingdom. More Germans travel Greece compared to other nationalities followed by United Kingdom, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France and Russia.

As per World Travel and Tourism Council report, tourism constituted 16.4 percent of Greece’s gross domestic product in the year 2012. According to reports, Greece Prime Minister Antonis Samaras have identified the country’s travel industry market as the first locomotive which started to pull the country’s economy out of a painful 6 year recession.

If this European nation manages to hit an aim of twenty four million visitors by the year 2021 it would add nine percentage points to their GDP while creating 300000 jobs spots.

Greece all set to welcome tourists

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Greece authorities in the United States urge Americans to travel to this European nation in the forthcoming summer. The country which gave birth to the rudimentary principles underlying the creation of the United States, offers itself at the travel fair arranged by one of the biggest newspapers in the world  i.e. The New York Times.

Dionysis Savvopoulos, a well known Greek singer, told that Greece that resists, Greece that insists. A company named Terra Communications has been highly involved in promoting Greece across the world and they are now taking care of all the arrangements in the countrys participation in New York Times Travel Show exhibit, which is all set to take place in New York from 28th February, Friday, till 2nd March, 2014, Sunday.

Greece would be in an important spot in a special booth of thirty six square meters. 26 years following the memorable EOT event created by well known Greek American advertiser named George Lois – Im going home to Greece – the nation is again actively traveled by international travelers. Now, Americans would be asked to visit their home, Greece, where it all started.

New York Times Travel Show exhibit has been held for eleven years in New York and this is largest in the United States Participation. This would open a new door to a very huge market, which it is expected to encourage Americans to trust Greece as a favorite holiday place. Top representatives of this international industry would be at the exhibit, expecting for the next big thing in the tourism industry.

Singapore Airlines comes back to Athens

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Singapore Airlines is all set to return to the Athens on a temporary basis starting from June and they would stay there October 2014 to meet the current demand in the peak travel season. Airplanes would be operated two times in a week – Mondays and Thursdays; between 9th June, 2014 to 9th October, 2014.

Singapore Athens planes would operate as SQ382, leave Athens at 0205 hrs and would arrive at 0830 hrs. The Athens Singapore return planes would operate as SQ381, leaving at 1300 hrs and would arrive at 0455 hrs the following day.

Singapore Airlines debarred year round pane services to Greece capital in 2012’s October after what it keyed out as a prolonged time of challenging operating conditions.

United States hotel giant Marriott International I all set to pull out of Athens following a thirty year run. A representative for the hotel stated that they had a thirty year deal that runs out on 31st December. Following discussions, both parties agreed not to renew the contract.

In its website, Athens Ledra Marriott stated: “Please be advised that as of December 31, 2013 the hotel will no longer operate as a Marriott.”

The luxury hotel is located the central Syngrou, near the city center of the Greek capital. Slogging through a 6th straight year of recess and with very little progress in turning off red tape, Greece has labored to draw in investors. Recently, banks Credit Agricole and Societe Generale untangled themselves from businesses in Greece.

Starwood starts King George in the Greece capital

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide declared the start of Athens’ King George hotel. King George, which is owned by the Lampsa Hellenic Hotels, has been restyled for a brand new generation of luxury visitors.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ (Africa, Middle East and Europe) president Michael Wale told that their long term collaboration with Lampsa SA now includes 3 hotels in Greece. The addition of King George beefs up The Luxury Collection’s huge portfolio in Greece.

The hotel boasts fifty nine guest rooms as well as forty three suites, all with city views and the Acropolis. The 2 bedroom Penthouse Suite spreads the whole 9th floor of the hotel, with a swimming pool, a private terrace as well as private elevator access and an open air Jacuzzi.

Byblos Bank started ‘Fly to Athens’, which a brand new offer letting its cardholders to pay off 14.000 Card Miles just with an aplaceir ticket to Greece in this summer.

Even though its Card Loyalty Program, which is a milestone ware in retail banking in Lebanon, the bank offers this scope to its clientele, rewarding the success achieved in the Tarboosh Travel Campaign that saw a record number of customers going to Paris with only 19.000 Card Miles.

Byblos Bank Group’s Georges Fares told that it was not about redeeming points against travel tickets or gifts; the bank offers its customers the flexibility to travel to the destination of their choice all year long, even during high season.