Posts Tagged ‘ Olympic Games ’

The biggest tourism promotion of them all

Sep 20th, 2019 | By

Where the Japanese have been clever is that by picking some cities westerners might not know they are widening the knowledge to foreigners about what to see and do.

Were the Olympics a success?

Sep 8th, 2016 | By
image of Chist the Redeemer statue

The results are partial and interviews will continue until the Paralympic Games but on this evidence it looks as though Brazil can claim a success.

Saturday snippets: 6th of August 2016

Aug 6th, 2016 | By

What have jousting, the Olympics, Yorkie and VAT in Tanzania in common? All caught Adrian’s eye this week.

The fervour of the Rio Olympics in London

Aug 2nd, 2016 | By

As a free offer, you could watch the Games, and get a sense of Brazilian hospitality, in the comfort of the Brazilian Embassy in London.

Jousting for Britain

Jul 22nd, 2016 | By
Leeds Castle - Jousting

Without doubt the most important tourism story of the week is the announcement that English Heritage is pushing for jousting to be included as an Olympic sport

Following the torch

May 8th, 2016 | By

The great Brazilian sale is now underway!

Postcard from Argentina: part four

Feb 20th, 2016 | By

Kaye’s constant quest for adventure has taken her back to Argentina – the land of gauchos, glaciers, football, tango and beef

Hamburg speaks

Nov 30th, 2015 | By

Yesterday, a referendum was held in Hamburg to decide whether the city should apply to hold the 2024 Olympic Games. The electorate said no.

London calling: Kaye Holland

Jul 17th, 2014 | By

Ahead of the two year anniversary of the Olympic Games, London based journalist and co-founder of Talk of the Town, Kaye Holland, opens her little black book to reveal the best places to eat, shop and play in London Town

I love London so why did I leave? (Part eight)

Oct 3rd, 2013 | By

Kaye loves London, so why did she leave? Read the eighth part of her story exclusively on CD-Traveller

I love London so why did I leave? (Part six)

Jul 2nd, 2013 | By

Kaye loves London, so why did she leave? Read the sixth part of her story exclusively on CD-Traveller

Where the experts holiday: Jeff Redl

Apr 3rd, 2013 | By

Jeff Redl, sales and marketing manager at Asia Destinations, on Vietnam, Italy and France’s future in the tourism industry

2013: the party continues

Jan 5th, 2013 | By

From parties at The Palace and Regency balls to week-long walks and ground-breaking hotels, we look at what’s in store for 2013

Visitors report 100 per cent satisfaction with Olympic London

Aug 9th, 2012 | By

A survey of shoppers in London’s West End last weekend found they were all without exception enjoying their visit, with 99 per cent of them hoping to visit London again at some stage in the future

Brazil launches new global advertising campaign

Jul 31st, 2012 | By

Brazil launched its brand new international campaign for tourist promotion during a ceremony held at London Film Museum, last week. Titled ‘The World Meets in Brazil. Come Celebrate Life’ the campaign has been created by the Ministry of Tourism and Embratur (the Brazilian Tourist Board) to promote Brazil as the host of major sporting events, including the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.   The president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, attended the launch ceremony of the new campaign together with other
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Sporting Brazil

Nov 16th, 2011 | By

Brazil is already gearing up to the two big events that it will hold over the next few years, the World Cup in 2014 and then the 2016 Olympic Games. During our Games next year, Brazil is going to be using Somerset House in London as a sort of exhibition centre to showcase “Casa do Brasil.”

Preserving London’s character

Oct 1st, 2011 | By

Earlier in the week we posted a story about the imminent closure of Gaby’s Deli– a cheap and cheerful Charing Cross Road café loved by the likes of Michael Gambon and Vanessa Redgrave.

The Much Wenlock Olympic Games

Mar 15th, 2011 | By

On sale today go tickets for the 2012 London Olympics. And you have only 499 days to wait for the events. Or you could opt for the true Olympics, those held in the Shropshire village of Much Wenlock. It is 160 years this year since the first games were held there so beating those other ones to be held in London next year by at least 40 years. So important are these games that London Olympics has called one of their mascots ‘Wenlock’ in honour of the village.