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ITCM Visits

ITCM Visits

New facilities in Northern France

Nausicaá

National Sea Experience Centre to net more corporate business
(Roger St Pierre reports)

The bustling Channel town of Boulogne sur Mer is France’s premier fishing port. It is therefore an obvious location for Nausicaá – the superb French National Sea Experience Centre. As much as 330,000 tonnes of fish and seafood are processed in the town’s port for the table each year. Meanwhile, the 5.4m litres of water that fill Nausicaá’s 45 aquariums and terrariums provide a safe haven for more than 36,000 sea creatures.

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UNESCO wilderness heritage site in Finland

Replot Bridge

Kvarken Archipelago offers a unique group experience

Finland is unlike any other country in the world. It is bigger in land area than the UK, has a fraction of the population, boasts more named lakes than any other country and the major part of its land is covered in forest.
It is a very relaxing change for people from most other countries to be able to sail along its coastline or drive along its highways with only an occasional sight of another boat or car.
But Finland is a highly developed country. Symbolic, perhaps, is the fact that a very tiny town, called Nokia, was the scene for the rapid progress made by mobile phones. The Nokia company, beginning with the manufacture of rubber boots, grew to become a world leader in telecommunications.


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It can all happen on the Wirral

Hillbark Hotel

Roger St. Pierre discovers why events travel south of the Mersey

Liverpool’s spectacular renaissance is not the only good news coming from Merseyside. Groups that take the ferry ‘Cross The Mersey’ to the Wirral discover a green and leafy peninsula where the ‘feelgood factor’ has been running rampant.
Ashore in Birkenhead they find the lavishly refurbished Woodside terminal with its U-Boat exhibition and restored maritime buildings and a grandiose Victorian town hall in a town that, until very recently near-derelict, has re-found its heart and soul.


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Corinthia Hotel Budapest’s 'Food for Thought' and 'Sleep Performance'

Corinthia Hotel Budapest exterior

Michelle Chenery reports on a restful yet invigorating short trip to Hungary’s capital

Our group trip to Budapest was multi-faceted. Hungary’s capital city is a destination that is always very rewarding and the Corinthia Hotel Budapest, our base, was a visitor attraction in itself. And then, as valuable extras, we were treated to expert presentations on diets for delegates and ways to improve sleep.

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The sights, sounds and scents of Provence

Terre Blanche Hotel & Golf Spa

Michelle Chenery reports on an inspection of Terre Blanche Hotel & Golf Spa

Any organisers choosing Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort for an event will be providing their delegates or award winners with all the best sights, tastes and scents of the French Riviera.
Located 45 minutes from Nice Cote d'Azur International airport, even closer to Cannes and within easy reach of St Tropez, Aix-en-Provence and Marseilles, this is a 300-hectare (750-acre) property that encompasses an infinity pool, two 18-hole golf courses and a private helipad.


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