Entries by Mike Black


FIJET ACADEMY PROGRAM FOR YOUNG JOURNALISTS 2018 The FIJET ACADEMY PROGRAM for YOUNG JOURNALISTS 2018 – İZMİR, TURKEY. It will be a 7 day residential program for journalists between 18 and 35 years of age. The participants will be hosted by Yaşar University and accommodated in the luxurious and comfortable dormitory rooms at Bornova Campus, in the […]

Liverpool Winter Arts Market 2018

Apply for the Open Culture Winter Arts Market 2018! Sat 1 Dec 2018 Liverpool Cathedral 10am – 7pm Applications are now open for the 2018 Open Culture Winter Arts Market! The North West’s biggest and best arts and crafts fair, the Winter Arts Market offers independent artists from across Liverpool, the city region and further […]

Holiday & Spa Expo 2019 – Sofia, Bulgaria

HOLIDAY & SPA EXPO 2019 – SOFIA, BULGARIA It is the right moment to meet friends and new business partners! Where? – At 36th edition of the largest International Tourist Fair in Bulgaria – HOLIDAY & SPA EXPO, Inter Expo Centre, Sofia, Bulgaria. When? – Three dynamic exciting days: 14th February 2019 – business forum […]

SEE MEET – Maribor, Slovenia – 10 to 11 Oct 2018

SeeMeet 2018:  10 – 11 October 2018, Maribor, Slovenia SEE MEET Slovenia 2018 is an event focused on large and small companies and organisations active on local, national and international markets and working in the following fields: Digitalization and ICT Metal processing industry Manufacture of Rubber and Plastic Products Energy efficiency Electro industry Furniture industry Food […]

Beaks and Peaks, Gracias, Honduras

I have always said that it is the people that make places, not just the places, but I have also realised how much I now love wildlife too. This started with my trip to Gracias, Honduras and meeting the staff from one of the best named organisations I can remember – Beaks and Peaks. Beaks and […]

IVIDMC – Special Offers On 2018/19 Holidays!

IVIDMC have just released their – Special Offers for 2018/19 Holidays. IVI DMC2 is a consortium of co-owned and independently managed destination management companies in 7 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean servicing over 40 destinations. IVI DMC2 stands for its dual specialization as one point of contact for assisting Meeting Planners in learning about the […]

SheTrades Global – Steals the show at IBF 2018

The IBF 2018 Liverpool was a great success, bringing businesses and organisations from around the world to the city. There were several events held throughout the three week period under the umbrella of IBF 2018 in the  Exhibition Centre Liverpool. They covered a multitude of sectors, from Manufacturing to Travel, one of the successes was the Digital […]

Halkidiki, Greece – latest destination to be added to NDN

Halkidik, Greece – latest destination to be added to NDN. Halkidiki is a large mainland region of northern Greece, which is famous for its shape, as it has three peninsulas or ‘legs’ as they are better known. From west to east they are Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos. They used to be called ‘popular’ Kassandra, ‘peaceful’ […]

Macedonia additions to NDN

The two new organisations to be added to Macedonian destinations are; JSP TURS started to work in 1991, and from then on have keep their professionalism and quality. They offer a wide range of tourist services, including Skopje City Tour Buses with professional and licensed staff, who speak in several different languages. This service is unique as its content is educational and […]

International Business Festival – 2018 – Liverpool

THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FESTIVAL The first week has been a great success, with another two weeks of major events, meetings with thousands of industry professionals and world-class speakers. If you have not got involved yet, its not too late to join in Liverpool’s Summer of Business! www.internationalbusinessfestival.com www.newdestinationsnetwork.com

Republic of North Macedonia

Greece has reached a deal on the name of its northern neighbour, which called itself Macedonia at the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. After 27 years of talks – and many protests – they have settled on the name Republic of North Macedonia, or Severna Makedonija in Macedonian. Greece had objected to the name Macedonia, […]

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day Today is the one day of the year that we should all consider what we are doing about our planet? Beaches are the most important part of this, as they are the first or last port-of-call for what we do? The rubbish we discard end up on beaches around the planet, not […]

Sefton Economic Forum – Great success, again!

The Sefton Economic Forum at the Park Hotel, Netherton, was a great success, again! Representatives from Sefton Council, IBF 2018, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Tony Evans (ex-footballer and now author,  Mike Black from New Destinations Network and other delegates, helped push forward the positive message about Sefton region, Liverpool Presentations, networking, access to The Growth Hub […]

Digital Transformation Event – IBF 2018 Liverpool

Welcome to Digital Transformation How can your business embrace Artificial Intelligence, Virtual & Augmented Reality? With small and medium-sized enterprises across all industries competing to be more efficient or innovative to remain in the game, all eyes are on technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Virtual reality and Augmented Reality that will enable them to achieve this. […]

Blue Air new flights from Liverpool

SUMMER STARTS WITH NEW BLUE AIR FLIGHTS TO MAJORCA AND MALAGA DIRECT FROM LJLA Blue Air’s newest flights from Liverpool to Malaga and Majorca take off for the first time next week. These two routes were announced late last year as part of the airline’s 2017 network expansion program which ended the year with 34 […]

Its the people you meet – Greek Tourism Promotion Visit

Anyone who travels for a living, on their holidays or just on weekend break, knows its the people you meet, that makes it special! The attractions, venues, views, experiences, culture, food and drink are great, but its the people who create the the fun, happiness, conversations and interaction that lives in your memories and heart forever! Throughout NDN’s […]

Halkidiki Tourism Promotion Visit reaches Kassandra

The third ‘leg’ of the Halkidiki Tourism Promotion Visit reaches Kassandra. Rita Koniali (from Kassandra Municipality) showed some of her and the regions best places to visit, particularly in Nea Fokea and Afytos. The sites included Sanctuary  of Zeus Ammon, Byzantine Tower of St Paul and Crypt of Apostle Paul. The crypt is a great little adventure, as you […]

Halkidiki Tourism Promotion Visit – Sets Sail

After a great morning with the Manti family at MANTH cottage/farm, the group went to one of Sithonia’s best Marina’s for a ‘Sunset Cruise’ with Sailman Yacht Chartering, arranged through Grek Addict Travel Designers in Greece. A luxury sailing yacht cruise with food, wine and great company finished off the day in a perfect way, […]

Halkidiki Tourism Promotion Visit moves to Sithonia

Leaving Athos behind (the 3rd leg of Halkidiki – as it is known), the visit moves to Sithonia the middle or second leg of the region! The visit starts in Kalives and maybe the best afternoon of the whole trip so far. The group enjoyed a great experience with the Manti family and staff, who let […]

Ammouliani Island – Next stop on Halkidiki Tourism Promotion Visit

Ammouliani Island is a charming piece of land floating on the Aegean Sea. Great views of Mount Athos & the mainland, plus only a 10 minute and 2 Euro ferry journey away. Turquoise waters, sandy beaches (which there are many), choice of accommodation styles, swimming, diving, fishing, walking, museum, cultural events, character filled main square, […]

Pirrito, Stanley Road, Bootle

Inspired by the flavours of Portugal and the Mediterranean. Pirrito is a new to the UK eatery which combines piri piri flavours and a Portuguese saladeira bar to create an innovative new outlook on lunch and eating on the go. Based in Bootle on Stanley Road. Pirrito is open six days 0800-1800hrs Monday to Saturday […]

Halkidiki Tourism Promotion Visit Reaches Mount Athos

Mount Athos, one of the most famous religious places in the world, is a most see place, unless with special permission, only viewable by sea. Any of the many cruises is a great experience, Athos Sea Cruises being one of the best, with commentary about the area and a chance to see all the amazing […]

Olympiada Village, Halkidiki – Start of Tourism Promotional Visit

The Halkidiki Tourism Promotional Visit starts in Olympiada Village with a tour of Ancient City of Stagira, the birth place (and maybe burial place) of the great philosopher ARISTOTLE. Then a fun and interesting visit to Aristotle’s Park where people of all ages can enjoy seeing and using instruments and structures, which were invented or discovered […]