The week ahead in travel 8 – 14 October 2007

Welcome to Travel Weekly’s guide to the week’s best travel related events, trends and TV programmes.

Keep up with travel trends

Eastern Europe
Last night’s instalment of Michael Palin’s New Europe, featured Hungary and Ukraine, so be prepared for customer interest. Here are some related articles to help sell Eastern Europe.

River cruises from the Danube to the Yangtze
River cruises: Central Europe on the Danube

The ski season is nearly upon us so it’s time to prepare. Here are some tips on selling Canada and a look at ski brochures.

Ski: Why Canada is the place for snow-starved Brits
Ski holidays: 2007/2008 brochure preview

Travel industry events for your diary

Saturday 7 – Tuesday 9 October
Advantage Business Travel Conference, Zurich, Switzerland

Tuesday 9 October
ITT President’s Dinner, Dorchester Hotel, London

Tuesday 9 October
STARS OR STRIPES? What is the future of hotel and tourist accommodation marketing? The Bonnington Hotel, London

Tuesday 9 October –  Thursday 11 October
TMI Annual Convention 2007, London

Wednesday 10 October
ABTA – Talking Travel Roadshow, Glasgow

Thursday 11 October
CIMTIG Travel Advertising Awards 2007

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Highlights of travel on TV

Destinations covered this week: Italy, Majorca, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Malaysia, Mexico, Las Vegas and the Phillipines.

Airline, Sky Travel Extra
Weekdays at 6:30pm
Fom angry passengers, to forgotten passports, rainy Luton to sunny Spain.

Francesco’s Italy: Top to Toe, BBC4
Thu 11 Oct, 20:00-21:00
First of a four-parter. Features: Verona.

Holiday Showdown,  ITV2
Saturday 13 October, 2:40pm – 3:40pm

Holiday Airport – Palma,  ITV2
Saturday 13 October, 3:40pm – 4:40pm 
An insight into the day-to-day running of Majorca’s main tourist airport.

Michael Palin’s New Europe, BBC1 9pm
Sunday 14 October
Features: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia

The Discovery travel channel this week includes a look at Malaysia, Mexico, Las Vegas and the Phillipines. There is aslo a cruise special on Freedom of the Seas.

And don’t forget to take a look at the Travel Channel.

If we have missed anything or would like us to include more, email Travel Weekly.




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