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Olga Xanthou-Kondo, Managing Director, Premier Destination Management Team, looks forward to Limassol's bigger role on the international stage

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Olga Xanthou-Kondo, Managing Director, Premier Destination Management Team, looks forward to Limassol's bigger role on the international stage

In anticipation of the EU Presidency which Cyprus will hold for the first time during the second half of 2012, the whole island is working intensively to complete a series of infrastructural projects, in order to present itself in the best possible light. Given the role of Limassol as the main business centre of Cyprus, our town is looking better every day, as its structural facelift is gradually revealing beautiful results.

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Small group with a wide range of properties

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Alexandre Solleiro, CEO of Portugal’s Tivoli Hotel Group

Tivoli is a word used around the world in connection with entertainment and hospitality, but it has a special significance in Portugal. In the hot-spot regions of Lisbon, Sintra, Faro and Sagres Tivoli Hotels are always amongst the most desirable properties for accommodation, dining and conferences. ‘We have 12 hotels in Portugal’, ITCM learned form Alexandre Solleiro, CEO of Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, when he was passing through London. ‘We are obviously a small group, but we are very particular about where we have our properties. They are all in ideal locations.’

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Currency cards are taking off

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Currency cards are taking off

In two previous interviews with Caxton Fx, methods of saving on currency charges have been explained (search for ‘Caxton Fx’ on our website). Now James Hickman, Commercial Director, has been telling ITCM about the benefits that can be gained from the use of Caxton Fx prepaid Mastercard cards ®.

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‘BH Live gives us the freedom to compete in a challenging market’

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Steve Piper, Director of Bournemouth’s BIC and the Pavilion Theatre, looks forward after a successful first year

Steve Piper has been Director of Venues at BH Live for six months, so he has experienced the second half of BH Live’s first year of trading. ‘The figures are not finalised or published yet’, he says, ‘but I can say we’ve done OK and we are pleased.’

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‘Star Clippers had record year in 2010 – and we are ahead of that in 2011’.

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Fay McCormack, the new General Manager, UK, talks to Sydney Paulden

Last year was a record year for Star Clippers on the UK market. The cruise company’s UK General Manager, Fay McCormack, however, can’t take the credit as she has only been with the company for about six months. But she has been in charge during 2011 and this year’s figures are also on the up – even better than 2010.

Read more: ‘Star Clippers had record year in 2010 – and we are ahead of that in 2011’.