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Fam trips

Fam Trip - Estonia


Estonia – the great new MICE destination

Hosted by Enterprise Estonia, Estonian Tour-ist Board and Estonian Convention Bureau, ITCM escorted a group of UK buyers who were amazed at what they found in Tallinn and Pärnu on the Baltic

We were a group of 9 on the ITCM-Estonian Tourist Board and Estonian Convention Bureau  Fam Trip to Estonia. One of us had once passed briefly through the capital, Tallinn, but we were all completely unprejudiced by any previous knowledge of the country and its MICE facilities. There were mixed feelings about what to expect.

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Fam Trip - Dubrovnik/Split


Dubrovnik and Split offer great value, singly or together

ITCM and some readers were invited to see for themselves the enticing offers of Croatia’s great cities on the Adriatic. Roger St Pierre reports

Croatia has one of Europe’s longest and most spec-tacular coastlines, dotted with resorts large and small. The best known are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Split and Dubrovnik, each of which can be very attractive in these straitened times.
Easy to access, with direct flights from the UK, both destinations offer great value, thanks to being outside the ever more expensive Eurozone.

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Fam Trip - Isle of Man

Isle of man

Easily-accessible, priced-in-sterling, multi-venue, hospitable, non-EU, low-cost,  unpolluted Isle of Man

ITCM and a group of UK buyers wonder why on earth they hadn’t thought of the Isle of Man before this Fam Trip. Sydney Paulden reports
The dining room looked out through tall windows onto the promenade. The tide was out and the seagulls were crying above the exposed sandbanks. Chandeliers hung from the ceiling, the walls displayed a generous number of oil paintings, each illuminated with its own light. The carpet was tartan and there were Manx kippers on the menu. Each guest was individually served. There was no buffet.

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Fam Trip Report - Hvar


So Hvar, so good

A group of ITCM readers was invited to sample the delights of the Adriatic island of Hvar by Suncani Hvar Hotels. Sydney Paulden reports

The ITCM Fam Trip group spent three days and two nights on the island of Hvar. During that time we were able to see the main international-standard hotels and visit most parts of the island’s mountainous hinterland.  On the return flight we all agreed that we had not seen a single place, however tiny, during our whole time there that was not truly picturesque.There was literally no blot on the landscape.

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Fam Trip - Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi offers more every day

The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) invited ITCM to take a group of MICE buyers on a whirlwind trip to discover what the destination has to offer. ITCM’s Natasha Blair reports

Abu Dhabi is both the name of one of the United Arab Emirates and the name of its main city. Abu Dhabi is by far the largest of the seven emirates and, to the surprise of many people, it is the richest. Even Dubai is a poor relation!
The city of Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE and it is more and more making an impact not only on the region of the Gulf but also globally.

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