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Kos tipped to win ABTA conference

The island of Kos<.> is hotly tipped to be the host of next year`s ABTA<.> conference, which will bring over 2000 of the UK`s travel trade executives to Greek shores.
The Hellenic Tourist Organisation in London has been lobbying hard to lure the second largest travel conference (behind ASTA) in the world to the Kipriotis Village`s KICC centre. The other contender, Lisbon in Portugal, is anxiously awaiting the official decision on 28th July.
This year, some 2600 delegates will head to Cairns in Australia on 26-29 November for the ABTA bash.
Senior officials at ABTA cite the recent union problems with Olympic Airways as the main stumbling block to selecting Kos. We can choose from anywhere in the world, so we are bound to be careful. We are not yet quite reassured about the flight connections to the island said one official.
Last year ABTA held the conference in Marbella, a popular tourist destination for British tourists. Nevertheless, the region noticed a boost to tourism as a result of the event.
Would November offer a rather lacklustre image of the summer resort of Kos?
Not so it seems. We in the trade are used to seeing resorts out of season said ABTA. We are primarily interested in the main facilities.

The island of Kos<.> is hotly tipped to be the host of next year`s ABTA<.> conference, which will bring over 2000 of the UK`s travel trade executives to Greek shores.

The Hellenic Tourist Organisation in London has been lobbying hard to lure the second largest travel conference (behind ASTA) in the world to the Kipriotis Village`s KICC centre. The other contender, Lisbon in Portugal, is anxiously awaiting the official decision on 28th July.

This year, some 2600 delegates will head to Cairns in Australia on 26-29 November for the ABTA bash.

Senior officials at ABTA cite the recent union problems with Olympic Airways as the main stumbling block to selecting Kos. We can choose from anywhere in the world, so we are bound to be careful. We are not yet quite reassured about the flight connections to the island said one official.

Last year ABTA held the conference in Marbella, a popular tourist destination for British tourists. Nevertheless, the region noticed a boost to tourism as a result of the event.

Would November offer a rather lacklustre image of the summer resort of Kos?

Not so it seems. We in the trade are used to seeing resorts out of season said ABTA. We are primarily interested in the main facilities.

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