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World Travel Market (WTM) 2017 | Opening 6th November | €2.5 billion of business contracts

World Travel Market London is the leading global event for the travel industry, generating more than €2.5 billion of business contracts between attendees. Now in its 37th year, this show attracts a global audience that shape the travel industry.

The new-look three-day format introduced last year, has been universally well received from all participant groups, the organizers said in an announcement.

Over three days, the travel industry comes together as almost 5,000 exhibiting destinations, technology and private sector companies to find and network with 51,000 travel professionals, key industry buyers, journalists, digital influencers, students and tourism Ministers.

This vibrant event offers the opportunity to discover the world under one roof, and be inspired by industry leaders discussing trends, issues and innovations in the travel industry.

The WTM World Travel Market will take place on 3 days from Monday, 06. November to Wednesday, 08. November 2017 in London.

Opening times
Monday 6th November: 10am-6pm (invite only)
Tuesday 7th November: 10am-6pm
Wednesday 8th November: 10am-6pm

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Old Perithia | Escape from the Tourist Crowds

When visiting Corfu, it can often feel as if you are being transported to another time and place. Although the island has long been a haven of today’s rich and famous, there are moments when you feel as if you must take a step back and really view the island for what it is – a place where the island’s ancient history and modern sensibilities seem to coexist. On top of that, there are places that truly feel ancient, such as Perithia, the oldest village on Corfu. Here is an overview of Old Perithia and what you can do when you visit:

History of Perithia
Perithia, or Old Perithia, is an old village located in the northern mountains of the island. It is also listed as a UNESCO world heritage site because it is a gorgeous example of the history of the island. The village is dated back from the 14th Century A.D., but it is possible that there were inhabitants there from well before that. There were about 130 homes that were built here and all of them were made by hand. At its peak, there were as many as 1200 inhabitants according to the records. It was also considered to be one of the wealthiest villages on the island and the abundance of natural beauty around it was also a revenue generator, as is evidenced by the leftover grapevines that are still in existence in the area.

Escape from the Tourist Crowds
Corfu is a popular island for visitors and it can often get busy, especially during peak tourist season. Although this is something that attracts people to the island in the first place, it can be nice to find a place to escape and get away from it all. This is one of the reasons why many people visit Old Perithia. Since it is tucked away in the northern mountains on Corfu, it isn’t exactly easy to get to, which means that this historical site doesn’t get the as many visitors as some of the popular resorts and beaches on the island do. You can visit here to truly unwind and take in the island’s beautiful scenery.

What to Do in Perithia
Although the village was abandoned at one time, there are still some inhabitants in the area. However, many of the homes are abandoned. For visitors, this is simply a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the regular tourist crowds. Spend some time looking around some of the older homes. You can also hike in the surrounding mountains and take plenty of pictures of the beautiful sceneries. There are also some tavernas in the area, which offer the visitor a chance to eat a traditional Greek meal in a natural setting. If you are interested in learning more about the village and its history, you can also either take an official tour or do a self guided tour.

Although Corfu is a busy island, it is nice to get away from the tourist crowds and enjoy the beautiful environment.

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Baby travel: Find your holiday heaven

by Joanna Booth TravelWeekly

Help new parents find holiday heaven with advice from Joanna Booth.
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“Ooh, haven’t you grown?” Being on the receiving end of this comment with baffling regularity as a child, I vowed never to make it myself.

But then people I knew started to have kids, and I was struck with the terrifying pace at which they change.
This factor can make booking holidays with children that much more challenging. A child of six is a very different beast from a six-month-old, and the two have very different needs.
The world isn’t short of hotels with kids’ clubs offering elaborate activities, cuddly characters that make the rounds at breakfast, and labyrinthine water slides. Yet all this is of only passing interest to the parents of a six-month-old, who really want to know how they’re going to sterilise a bottle, whether they’ll be able to find a properly vetted babysitter and if their room has a decent balcony so they can enjoy a well-deserved sunbathe during naptime.
Finding hotels that suit the needs of parents travelling with babies may be trickier than for older families, but there’s good news too: for once, you’re not corralled into the hellish confines – and higher prices – of school holidays.

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"The Lady of the Pier – The Ebb". Free e-book from E. Moschoudi | Set in Corfu

One of the short stories in Facets of Love is also set in Corfu.
When Sofia falls in love, a mourning spirit begins to haunt her…

The new free ebook from Effrosyni Moschoudi, is here...

CORFU, GREECE, 1987
On a long holiday with her grandparents, Sofia Aspioti meets Danny Markson, a charming flirt who makes her laugh. Although she tries to keep him at arm’s length, worried that village gossip will get back to her strict family, she falls desperately in love. That’s when strange dreams about Brighton’s West Pier and a woman dressed in black begin to haunt her. Who is this grieving woman? And how is her lament related to Sofia’s feelings for Danny?

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND, 1937
Dreaming of wealth and happiness, Laura Mayfield arrives in Brighton to pursue a new life. She falls for Christian Searle, a happy-go-lucky stagehand at the West Pier theatre, but when she’s offered a chance to perform there, her love for him is put to the test. Charles Willard, a wealthy aristocrat, is fascinated by her and pursues her relentlessly. Will Laura choose love…or money?

The Lady of the Pier trilogy has two timelines that begin to merge in The Flow and finally become one story in The Storm. Although The Ebb creates a strong premise for the rest of the series it has a satisfactory ending and can be an enjoyable standalone read.

Praise for The Ebb:
“You will find yourself engrossed, happy, sad and intrigued before the book’s end . . . you will also find yourself calling your friends and recommending this book to all of them!” - Kelly Smith Reviews
“Beautifully written . . . The book contains beautiful descriptive writing and I couldn’t put it down.” -L. Mullarkey, Amazon reviewer
“Be warned, it is really difficult to put the book down. I was awake at three a.m. this morning and started the second book in the trilogy.” -Helen Johnson Brumbaugh, Amazon reviewer

Author: Effrosyni Moschoudi
Series: The Lady of the Pier, Book 1
Genres: Historical, Paranormal, Romance, Women's Fiction
Publication Year: 2014
ASIN: B00LGNYEPC
ISBN: 1540409449

Download now free here
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About Effrosyni
Effrosyni Moschoudi was born and raised in Athens, Greece. As a child, she loved to sit alone in her garden scribbling rhymes about flowers, butterflies and ants. Today, she writes novels for people who love all things Greek. Her debut novel, The Necklace of Goddess Athena, has won a silver medal in the 2017 book awards of Readers’ Favorite. Her historical romance, The Ebb, is an ABNA Q-Finalist. Effrosyni’s novels are Amazon bestsellers, having hit #1 several times, and are available in kindle and paperback format. The paperbacks can be ordered on Amazon, at any bookstore or library.
Effrosyni lives in a quaint seaside town near Athens with her husband Andy and a naughty cat called Felix, but her mind forever drifts to her beloved island of Corfu. christina opran

Corfu | Greek & Irish Writers | October 18-20

Novel Encounters, a festival celebrating Greek and Irish fiction, is being hosted by the Durrell Library of Corfu in association with the Ionian University's Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting from October 18-20.

The festival will present four Irish novelists and four Greek novelists in readings from their work and presentations on the theme “Writing and Identity.”

They are Christos Chryssopoulos, Katy Hayes, Panos Karnezis, Deirdre Madden, Mia Gallagher, Sophia Nikolaidou, Paraic O'Donnell and Ersi Sotiropoulos. The festival will also include a full academic program on Greek and Irish drama and on translation of Corfiot writers.

For details, visit durrelllibrarycorfu.org. Admission to all events is free, but as places are limited, early reservations are advisable, by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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