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Holiday World and CECTA cooperation

The organizers of the Holiday World<.> travel exhibition in Prague<.> announced that they will join together with…

The organizers of the Holiday World<.> travel exhibition in Prague<.> announced that they will join together with CECTA, the Central European Countries Travel Association to organize an international conference on travel to, from and within in Central Europe. The conference will be positioned to take place one day prior to Holiday World on Wednesday, February 7th, 2001 at the Inter-Continental Prague.

According to CECTA chairman, Terry Coates 'Any travel industry professional responsible for the Cental European region, will find this conference invaluable.' Coates is convinced 'This is a region about which many industry professionals are still learning-statistics are often sparse and the dynamic nature of the region means constant change and opportunity.'

Current CECTA member include: Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, and Poland, but may expand in the future.

Confirmed speakers from the industry include Professor Allan Beaver, vice president CIMTIG, (Chartered Institute of Marketing Travel Industry Group), Professor Dr. Armin Godau, Managing Directot ITE (Institut zur forderungund Integration des Tourismus in Europa), Geoffrey Gray-Forton, Chairman MWA Meering World 1969 Associates, Bill Muirhead, partner M&C and Saatchi Janez Pergar, vice president, WATA (World Association of Travel Agencies), Vladimir Statina, director, IH&RA (International Hotel & Restaurant Association) and Daliella Wagner, vice president, Corporate Affairs, WTTC (World Travel and Tourism Council).

CECTA chief executive, Gill Wilson indicated that the timing is right for this event. 'Since the founding of CECTA, we have noticed an ever-increasing interest in the concept of borderless travel within the Central European region. 'The conference will be a forum to explore this and many other aspects of travel and tourism within the region. The conference will be forum to explore this, the impact of e-commerce and e-trading, marketing and many other aspects of travel and tourism from and within the region'.

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