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Interest is building for next year's Caribbean Travel Marketplace, the Caribbean's largest marketing event which will take place at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas from January 31 to February 2, 2017. Produced by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), in collaboration with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association, the Nassau/Paradise Island Promotion Board and the Paradise Island Tourism Development Association, the event features two days of business meetings that match buyers and suppliers through a busy program of thousands of pre-scheduled appointments.

The Commonwealth will chart a course to decrease violence against women – one of the biggest problems facing humanity - Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has told experts. Speaking at an event at Commonwealth Headquarters, the Secretary-General will advocate for a multi-sector approach to tackling the issue. She will lay out a package of measures, including legal, educational and health resources that governments can use to protect women and girls from violence.

Hostelling is perfect for Hogmanay, offering excellent value, the camaraderie of sharing experiences and an invigorating start to the New Year. The Independent Hostelling Sector in Scotland has a range of options throughout Scotland still available for Hogmanay and New Year with 15 unique suggested stays located from City Centres to far flung islands.

Alpine Italy lights up for the Christmas season with some of the most interesting Christmas Markets on offer in Europe, combining Mediterranean flavours and German traditions, festive food and wine, gift ideas, decorations and local handicraft.

Costa Rica, already officially the happiest country in the world, must be grinning away because sustainable just got sexy.  The United Nations has declared 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, and this global leader in sustainability has just found itself the perfect opportunity to flaunt its most enviably gorgeous eco-resorts. Costa Rica is ahead of the world, producing nearly 93 percent of its electricity from renewable resources and conserving almost 30 percent of its national territory. 

If you are looking for an alternative Christmas experience this year, Portopiccolo Sistiana in the north of Italy offers the perfect mix of Italian culture combined with all the festive activities you would want for you and your family!  From Christmas Markets, Ice Rinks and Santas house to food and wine tastings - you are also only an hour from Venice making it an ideal location to explore!

On behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I congratulate the Caribbean Tourism Organisation on the successful execution of the activities of Caribbean Tourism Month 2016.  The theme for this year’s celebration:  One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean, serves to emphasize the many attributes and deep connection that we share as a region.  I fully endorse and support the overarching objectives of raising awareness of the importance and profile of Caribbean tourism, both regionally and internationally.

The arrival of Uganda's third gorilla baby in as many months is great news for nature lovers. The latest arrival is the third gorilla born in Uganda in as many months making Bwindi's population of mountain gorillas the biggest in the world. This precious baby belongs to the habituated Rushegura gorilla family, which occasionally visits Bwindi Lodge, one of our client, Volcanoes Safaris', award-winning lodges. 

The Portuguese capital is the perfect choice for UK travellers to enjoy a Christmas – or pre-Christmas – break. The smell of roast chestnuts fills the air and there's great shopping, fabulous food and plenty of events and activities for all; not to mention a mild climate and easy accessibility from the UK. This year, an exciting new festive-themed 3D multimedia show at Arco da Rua Augusta from 14th to 23rd December joins the host of options on offer.

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is aiming to deliver high quality, affordable training support to its members with a renewed emphasis on "people development".CHTA President Karolin Troubetzkoy announced the creation of a "People Development" initiative aimed at building upon successful educational programs.At the heart of the new direction is the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Springboard Caribbean to increase the region's competitiveness while creating new opportunities for Caribbean people in the world's most resilient industry.

Sydney's newest developments are transforming the already picturesque city into one of the world's best public park and green space urban centres. While the city is home to an astounding 188 hectares of parklands, new parklands and green spaces are continuing to boost the city's green footprint. Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase said “Sydney is a global leader in providing visitors and locals with vibrant and enticing urban green spaces that they can embrace and enjoy.

Born in 1957, son of U.S. Foreign Service parents, Gregory Burns began swimming in the White House pool after contracting polio as a child while his family was living abroad. Learning how to live with crutches and braces, Gregory Burns started travelling the world while studying art, regardless of any limitations his polio-weakened legs could present him with.

A captivating new global marketing campaign titled 'Best of All, It's in Hong Kong' has been launched to highlight the rich diversity and quality of experience that the city offers to visitors from around the world. Four videos starring local personalities and the city's stunning skyline and scenery feature in the Hong Kong Tourism Board brand campaign to showcase the very best of Hong Kong.

Part pop-up dinner, part synchronized picnic, Sydney's ultimate summer celebration and pastel dining experience, A Moveable Feast is returning to the sands of Bondi Beach on Saturday, March 11 2017 in partnership with acclaimed Australian Restauranteur Luke Mangan.  With an anticipated 3000+ attendees as well as a world renowned singer/song writer, that is soon to be announced; guests will flock to Bondi Beach dressed in pastel beach chic attire for the ultimate dining experience.

Anyone watching Planet Earth II couldn't help but be drawn in by the heartbreaking moment with the Fairy Tern incubating her egg after its contents had been poached by a rival bird. Filmed in the Seychelles, this bird is usual seen flying around the trees in pairs and the islands are a nesting ground for approximately 18 species of seabird. Why not go in search of these beautiful white birds on a sailing holiday with The Moorings.