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November 4, 2020

AM+A at the World Travel Market 2020 - Media & Trade News

The WTM Virtual is just around the corner and, while it may be a different kind of event this year, our clients still have plenty of exciting news and information to unveil. Here are just a few of the top stories that we’re going to be discussing at this year’s WTM Virtual…

If you’d like to organise a virtual meeting with us to discuss any of the following stories, please get in touch by emailing:
alex@alexandramarr.com

UK:

Hit the greens: eco-friendly golfing in Bridgend County
When it comes to great golfing, there are few places in the UK that compare to Bridgend County’s beautiful courses. Both Royal Porthcawl and Pyle & Kenfig have now picked up GEO-Certification sustainability awards for their ‘Dunes 2 Dunes’ project aimed at adopting positive practices that protect nature, conserve resources and strengthen local communities. www.visitbridgend.co.uk

Celebrate 50 years of memories with Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail

2021 will mark the 50th anniversary of Offa’s Dyke Path, the 177-mile ancient trail which hugs the length of the Welsh and English border. Celebrate the stand-out anniversary with live events, hikes and adventures, all highlighting why it remains a popular outdoor destination for a range of ages. www.nationaltrail.co.uk

Group Tour Operators invited to ‘Hit the Road From Home’ in Bridgend

Bridgend County have created the perfect lockdown antidote for group travel professionals through utilising modern technology to offer a ‘virtual road trip’. The NEW ‘Bridgend County Virtual Group Travel Familiarisation Trip’ is an immersive video adventure that trails through the wild coastline, rolling valleys and bustling seaside town of Porthcawl. www.visitbridgend.co.uk

A new way to walk the coast in 2021 with Wales Coast Path’s passports & certificates

Walking long stretches of the beautiful Welsh Coast is a reward in itself, but Wales Coast Path has unveiled a new passport scheme. Separated into eight sections, each passport acts as a comprehensive checklist, providing start points, finish lines and distances in an easy to use format that guides walkers along the Welsh coastline. www.walescoastpath.gov.uk

Europe:

Celebrate Green Gastronomy in Slovenia, European Region of Gastronomy 2021
With world-class chefs, a new Michelin guide and a calendar full of culinary events, it is easy to understand why Slovenia will celebrate next year having been named European Region of Gastronomy 2021.This November Slovenia will also unveil the new Slovenia ‘Green Cuisine’ label to celebrate sustainable culinary practices. www.slovenia.info/en

A Tour de Force of cycling adventures in Slovenia

Slovenia entered sporting history this year as Tadej Pogacar became the first Slovenian to win the Tour de France’s coveted yellow jersey. In celebration of this latest sporting achievement, 2021 could be the year to experience your own Slovenian cycling adventure, whether that’s training like the champions or exploring the world’s first sustainable cycling trail. www.slovenia.info/en

Plan Today, Czech In 2021

CzechTourism has announced it is encouraging travellers to ‘Plan Today, Czech In 2021’ by creating a guide to the top 21 things to do in the Czech Republic in 2021. From exploring Prague on a shoestring with the ‘Prague Unlocked’ discount scheme to heading off the beaten track to discover the Czech Republic’s EDEN locations - be sure to tick off your Czech list in 2021. www.visitczechrepublic.com

The Czech Republic looks to become a ‘workcation’ hub in 2021

CzechTourism will look to emphasise its workcation offering in 2021, providing an attractive solution to current travel and holiday problems caused by the virus. The Czech Republic is an ideal destination for ‘workcations’, with its Central European location, great value restaurants and bars, vast countryside and tranquil scenery. www.visitczechrepublic.com

Fewer crowds, more fun: Poland to promote city breaks with a fresh perspective

New city tours will be unveiled in 2021 to help spread visitors across the country. Tourists are being encouraged to make the most of the quieter period to create a more intimate travel experience, whether they are checking out the UNESCO-protected Old Towns of Krakow and Warsaw, the peaceful waterways of Wroclaw or the buzzing bars of Lodz and Poznan. www.poland.travel/en

The year of the great outdoors: Poland showcases its adventurous side in 2021

The Polish Tourism Organisation will focus on promoting the country’s diverse adventure tourism offering during 2021. From the Masurian Lake District and the Baltic Coast to the mighty Tatra mountains, discover Poland’s wealth of diverse, picturesque landscapes and unique wildlife (including Europe’s largest land mammal, the European Bison). www.poland.travel/en

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