Weekly travel agenda: Tannkosh 2010

High-flying acrobatics are expected next week as Tannkosh, Europe's answer to the massive US Oshkosh AirVenture, gets underway in Tannheim, Germany. Aircraft from all over the continent are expected to visit, a mix of modern and vintage planes that will be on display for visitors throughout the festival.

Tannkosh 2010
August 27 - 29
Tannheim, Germany

Tannkosh, as the name suggests, is the European incarnation of the Oshkosh aviation festival, and over 1,000 aircraft are expected to fly in if the weather is good. The festival offers everything for aviation enthusiasts, including vintage airplanes, sports planes, fireworks and a lively social scene.
http://www.tannkosh.de

Aloft Brussels Opens
September 1
Brussels, Belgium

Starwood's chic Aloft chain makes its first entry to Europe on September 1 with the opening of the Aloft Brussels. It's the first of an expansion drive that will see a further hotel in London by 2012 - the Brussels Aloft will feature 147 rooms, with free wifi, a grab-and-go snack bar and the "xyz" bar/club.
http://www.aloftbrussels.com/

Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference
September 8 - 10
Portland, Oregon, USA

The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) is the largest such gathering in North America and one of the best places to observe the latest trends coming out of the green tourism industry. Representatives from both small hotels to international chains will be in attendance to discuss everything from green buildings to ethical food. There is also a public exhibition on September 9.
http://www.ecotourismconference.org

PSP Southampton International Boat Show
September 10 - 19
Southampton, UK

Over 121,000 visitors came to PSP Southampton last year, making it the largest outdoor event of its kind in the UK. Although the show is a precursor to the winter London International Boat Show, Southampton focuses strongly on "lifestyle" boating for the general public, with 1000 boats on show and models available for sale from £389 (€467).
http://www.southamptonboatshow.com

Grand Pavois de la Rochelle
September 15 - 20
La Rochelle, France

Like PSP Southampton, Grand Pavois is an another in-water fair and the precursor to the Nautic Paris indoor show in December. Over 700 boats are displayed from 870 exhibitors, as well as a themed "Guest of Honor" exhibit, this year showcasing Tahiti, which will be displaying the best of its culture.
http://www.grand-pavois.com

World Routes Forum
September 19 - 21
Vancouver, Canada

This industry event sees the world's airlines and airports come together to network and decide where they (and we) will be flying to in the future. It's the culmination of several smaller regional forums and is attended by airline representatives from all over the world.
http://www.routesonline.com

Genoa International Boat Show
October 2 - 10
Genoa, Italy

The Genoa Boat Show rivals Dusseldorf in size and importance, welcoming 280,000 visitors, 2,400 boats and 1,450 companies in 2009. Expected highlights include Techtrade, an exhibit dedicated to components and accessories for leisure boating and the presentation of the Italiana Cup for International Match Race regatta crews under 18.
http://www.genoaboatshow.com

The Savoy Hotel Reopens
October 10
London, United Kingdom

One of the most iconic hotels in the world, the Savoy Hotel is set to reopen October 10 after a closure of almost three years. The extensive refurbishment has seen the addition of the Beaufort Bar, a champagne, cocktails and cabaret bar, and Savoy Tea, a bijou teashop and patisserie.
http://www.the-savoy.com

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