Weekly travel agenda: Happy Birthday Hamburg
Friday 07 May 2010
This weekend sees birthday celebrations for the Port of Hamburg, one of Europe's primary ports and a centuries-old tradition - although it hasn't always been celebrated with such a big party. In mid-May, the Global Spa Summit will bring together professionals from all over the world in Turkey.
Hamburg Port Birthday Celebrations
May 7- 9
Celebrations to mark the 821st birthday of Hamburg's massive port are set to include a parade of ships and port calls from some of the world's largest cruise liners. Onshore activities for the whole family are expected to attract over a million visitors and will take place through the whole weekend.
Global Spa Summit
The 4th annual Global Spa Summit brings together the big players of the world's spa industry to discuss innovations and opportunities for the future of the industry. Keynote speakers include medical professionals, spa and hotel owners.
Costa Navarino Opens
Boasting Greece's first signature golf course, the Costa Navarino resort is set to be one of the most exclusive destinations on mainland Greece. The Romanos and Westin luxury hotels sit alongside the Troon golf course and 4,000 square meter Anazoe Spa. The Romanos is the first property onsite to open on May 20 while the Westin opens June 4.
Global Travel and Tourism Summit, Beijing
The annual gathering of the world's tourism leaders is a landmark in the industry calendar and plays host to some of the most important announcements of the year. Amongst them, the 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Award will recognize the world's leading examples of tourism best practice from 160 entrants around the globe.
Luna Park Coney Island Opens
Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City, USA
The new Luna Park digs deep into the area's history, with some of the rides based on the concepts used at the original amusement park on Coney Island, which opened in 1903 and closed in 1944. The theme park is intended to kickstart a renaissance for Coney Island, once the jewel in the crown of America's amusement industry.
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ILA Berlin Air Show
This year sees centenary celebrations of the Berlin Air Show, the world's oldest such exhibition. Approximately 1,100 exhibitors are expected to show their products to a quarter of a million visitors, with new aircraft debuts and spectacular airshows on the agenda.
Asia Luxury Travel Market
Against the backdrop of a powerful China and glittering World Expo, the Asia Luxury Travel Market highlights the world's most sought-after destinations, ultra-luxurious accommodation, elite transportation and unique travel experiences for the Asian market.
Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opens
Universal Studios Orlando, FL, USA
Harry Potter fans around the world have been waiting for the Harry Potter theme park to open, complete with specially filmed clips featuring the actors and faithful replicas of the impressive movie sets. Attractions include the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride, Ollivander's Wand shop and the Hogwart's Express.
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