Entries by Mike Black

IMT 2018 Plovdiv

The 10th International Meeting of Tourism is held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria  between the 21st and 24th November 2018. It gathers Tourism professionals from throughout Europe to meet with each other and local organisations to promote each other and this great city. Another part of this event is updating the world on the progress of Plovdiv’s European City Capital of Culture 2019 […]

Limnos Island Fam Trip was a great and unique experience

After Helexpo Philoxenia 2018, Thessaloniki a group of Tourism Industry Professionals took part in a Fam Trip to one of the most interesting of all the Greek Islands – Limnos ‘the indescribable island’. Kostas Katenidis the most knowledgeable and experienced Tour Guide & Tourism Expert on Limnos organised and supervised the trip with great professionalism and hospitality skills. All […]

EMITT 2019 – Istanbul, Turkey

The most important exhibition of tourism – EMITT (23rd Edition) – is preparing to host more than 60,000 visitors and opens its doors on January 31st and closes on the 3rd February 2019. It takes place at the Tuyap Fair Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey. 10 Halls, 85 Countries, 5000 Exhibitors, 7000 Scheduled Meetings […]

Hillview Veliko Tarnovo joins NDN

The newest organisation to join NDN is Hillview Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. A great way to see the region would be with Hillview Veliko Tarnovo which gives a unique chance to enjoy the amazing nature and historical heritage of the regions surroundings. They offer clients cultural and entertainment services, adventure tourism and jeep-tours to localities, that review historic […]

Evoxes (enoches) Bar/Café – Best and most unique in Thessaloniki

Whilst attending Helexpo Philoxenia 2018, Thessaloniki, Greece, the Founder/Director of NDN had to attend the best and unique café/bar in this fabulous city. Evoxes (or Enoches, depending on Greek or English spelling) is without doubt an amazing venue any time of the day, literally from early morning to late at night. Virtually every piece of furniture and […]

Limnos Island Tourism Numbers Increase in 2018

Whilst at Helexpo Philoxenia, Thessaloniki, NDN and Limnos Island representatives met to discuss their 2 years to-date collaboration. Limnos Island Tourism numbers have increased by approximately 14% over this time and it is looking like this is going to continue in 2019 too. Limnos Island is know as ‘the indescribable island’ as it has a vast amount […]

Helexpo Philoxenia 2018

Helexpo Philoxenia 2018 in Thessaloniki was again a great success. Tourism and Hospitality Industry Professionals meet in this magnificent city and take part in B2B’s and networking events. Helexpo Philoxenia is not only the biggest Tourism and Hospitality event in Greece, but is growing to be an important one for the whole of Europe. http://philoxenia.helexpo.gr […]

WTM London 2018

World Travel Market – London – 2018 is again the biggest Worldwide Tourism Event of the Year. 3 days of amazing presentations, seminars, meetings and socialising. Time to meet new and old contacts in the Travel Industry. http://londonwtm.com/ www.newdestinationsnetwork.com

VISIT PLOVDIV – IMT 2018 and Capital of Culture 2019

Plovdiv, Bulgaria is preparing itself for the most important events in its modern history with the upcoming 10th International Meeting of Tourism in November and then it is the European City Capital of Culture 2019, with a multitude of events throughout the whole year. Whether you are in the Travel Industry or a Tourist who […]

The Metropolitan Hotel, Thessaloniki – Now 4 Star

The Metropolitan Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece, has changed its category and will operate as an official 4* Hotel as of November 1st. Located near Thessaloniki’s renowned White Tower, the Hotel is 1.5 kilometers to the east of the city and just five minutes away from the area’s New Promenade. Following a strategic investment project, the Hotel’s management […]

Mekong Delta, Vietnam newest destination to be added to NDN

The Mekong Delta, Vietnam is the newest destination to be added to NDN. It is a special and unique place, as it is the life-blood of the country and its importance cannot be underestimated. It literally is the centre of everything that makes Vietnam the place it is, with its history, culture and way of life, […]

Hyesun Sung – Asian Blogger – Joins NDN

Hyesun Sung is a Worldwide Travel Blogger. Mike Black (Director of NDN) met this top-class blogger in Vietnam in 2017 and has kept in touch and followed their worldwide travels and experiences. They have agreed to work together by authorising links to their website, which means NDN followers can now access this young Asian travel […]

Playa del Carmen, Mexico ‘Day of Death’ 1-2 November

Enjoy this spooky time of year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico during the ‘Day of Death’ parties on the 1st and 2nd November. Stay at The Palm at Player Hotel throughout to ensure you make the most of your visit to Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, this amazing part of Mexico.   www.thepalmatplaya.com res@thepalmatplaya.com www.newdestinationsnetwork.com

Hotel Metropolitan, Thessaloniki, Greece

Modern Designed and Fully renovated The Hotel Metropolitan in the historical city of Thessaloniki – Home away from Home – The Metropolitan Hotel has been completely renovated according to the new hospitality concepts. Modern Guest rooms with comfort into an exclusive inner design combined to the Hotel’s long tradition in Hospitality industry. The Hotel Metropolitan […]

Bloggers add an extra dimension to NDN

Christine Tran (US) and Tom Grond (Netherlands) are Worldwide Travellers and Bloggers. Mike Black (Director of NDN) met these two top-class bloggers in Vietnam in 2017 and has kept in touch and followed their worldwide travels and experiences. They have agreed to work together by authorising links to their website, which means NDN followers can now […]

Liverpool to Corfu with RyanAir

  RYANAIR LAUNCHES NEW LIVERPOOL ROUTE TO CORFU   Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline,  announced a new route from Liverpool to Corfu, with a twice weekly service from June, as part of Ryanair’s Summer 2019 schedule, which will be launched shortly. North West consumers and visitors can now enjoy even lower fares and the latest “Always […]

45+NotGrumpy, TravelInVision and NDN collaboration a great success

The owners 45+Not Grumpy, Travel In Vision and NDN met at one of 45+’s members meetings and joined in with many of it’s lovely members and discussed destinations for them to travel to in late 2018 & all of 2019. Dee, Zlatina and Mike had further discussions on how the collaboration will work over the coming years […]

WTM – Latin America

Discover a world of opportunities Being aware of what’s new in the market, having contact with the main companies in the sector and networking with professionals who make a difference is not only a differential; it’s a necessity, and at WTM Latin America you’ll find it: Exhibitors from the entire tourist chain: worldwide destinations, accommodation […]

Lyons Estates – At Liverpool Landlord Event

Wednesday 19th September 2018 – Liverpool Football Club Landlords, Investors and Property Professionals along with other like-minded industry leaders met new contacts and widen their own network of customers and suppliers. Lyons Estates were the busiest of all stands with Ian, Nicola and Gemma meeting with landlord and investors all day. Mike Black (NDN) popped […]


It is a pleasure to add ATURJET and LOKUMART to the Turkish destinations on NDN. Fatma Sema Kutlu who organised this years FIJET Academy was more than happy to authorise her organisations addition to NDN. Ayden Baktir represents LOKUMART which is the highest quality makers of Turkish Delight in the world and was keen to […]

ITE HCMC 2018 – Mekong Delta Tour

After the ITE HCMC 2018 – The Hosted Buyer delegates went on a tour of the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, organised by Vietnam Travel Group.  This included a horse & cart journey to the Mekong River area, then a cruise down the river to eventually transfer into local rowing boats through the mangrove estuaries. There […]

ITE HCMC 2018 – Last Day

ITE HCMC 2018 – Finished with more meetings and then a great Gala Dinner that introduced Laos, as a new destination. Best promotion of a region since the event started and the entertainment was first class too. Just enough time to take in a few of the sites of Ho Chi Minh City by night […]

ITE HCMC 2018 – Nha Trang Gala Dinner

ITE HCMC 2018 continued with a very enjoyable Gala Dinner in the Grand Hotel. Nha Trang is a developing region of Vietnam and presented itself to world Media and Buyers with entertainment, speeches and prizes (for the lucky one). The venue, food and drink was excellent, so all delegates left wanting to tell the world […]