Thursday, November 30, 2006

Visit Europe Media Exchange in Toronto

On November 28, I spent much of the day at the first ever VEMEX held in Toronto. Close to 40 presenters of Europe-based airlines, tour companies, attractions, businesses and tourism offices attended, and I was able to meet with just 10 of them. The bottom line is, there's much happening for visitors to Europe. Over the coming days I will post some of the highlights, new ventures and must-see and do's for those heading Across the Pond this year. I especially enjoyed chatting with the delightful and knowledgeable Judith Blacklock, of the Judith Blacklock Flower School, Knightsbridge, London, and the lovely rep from Cyprus, among others. Now, I have DVDs to go over, and many brochures and web sites to check out. I missed meeting with Portugal reps, though I did manage to get some of the latest brochures. (I'd wanted some details for my Portugal Algarve pages. That picture here is of the Cock of Barcelos, from Portugal). For now, have a look at their web sites. I'll be back as soon as I finish my day job.