TBEX Europe 2020

Catania, Italy


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Le Ciminierie, Viale Africa 212, Catania, Sicily, Italy

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City of Catania

City of Catania

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website CULTURE, NATURE, SEA AND SUN IN CATANIA Catania is located on the east coast of the main island of Italy, Sicily. The city lies on a flat plane with the same name, between the Ionian Sea and the slopes of the majestic Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano, a Unesco World Heritage site, that is a Nature reserve: the Etna Park is a must-see. A daily bus runs from Catania and Nicolosi to Rifugio Sapienza about 1400m below the summit on the south side, giving you enough time for a trip up the mountain and a wonderful walk in a striking nature. From the port, very close to town’s centre, it is possible to reach other tourist attractions to be visited in around hundred Kilometres: first Etna, but also Taormina, Siracusa, Caltagirone, Ragusa, Modica, Noto, Piazza Armerina. The historic centre of Catania, where you'll find the main sights, is easy to explore on foot. Piazza Duomo, the city's focal point, a grandiose square was laid out in Baroque style in the 18th century after a volcanic eruption and a tremendous earthquake that devastated the city in the late 1600s. Here admire the baroque façade of the Cathedral of Saint Agatha constructed to replace the city's Norman Cathedral which was destroyed by the 1693 earthquake, it has an unusual grey and white colour scheme, like many Catania's 18th-century buildings. Inside, look out for Bellini's tomb and the Chapel of Saint Agatha, where the Patron Saint's relics are kept. North of here, there's a second impressive square, Piazza Università, which leads on to Via Etnea, the city's main shopping street. On both sides of this traffic-free street, you can find lots of bars, trattorias and restaurants. Enjoy also the city's exuberant fish market: the Pescheria. In piazza Federico II di Svevia there is the Ursino Castle, wanted there by the Swabian Emperor, it is the most representative museum of Catania, even if the city is a museum itself. Inside it is possible to admire Roman, Greek finds, metal engravings and the picture gallery which includes very valuable paintings too. In piazza San Francesco there is the Bellini House-Museum where a wide collection of prints and autograph scores by the big composer, as well as his original harpsichord, are kept. The same building hosts Emilio Greco Museum where you can find a collection of his lithographs and etchings. Founded in 729 b.C. by Greeks from Kalkis and then conquered by the Romans, Catania has a long history characterized by several rulers who had enriched its artistic, architectural and cultural heritage. This is witnessed by those buildings survived to the present day: the Amphitheatre, the Greek-Roman Theatre, the Odeon and some Roman thermal baths. Traces of the 2nd-century b.C. ancient amphitheatre can still be seen in piazza Stesicoro that once seated up to 16,000 spectators. Further south, you'll find ruins of the Roman Theatre and the Odeon, in Via Vittorio Emanuele. For a more modern theatrical experience, try for a matinée performance at the plush opera house, the Massimo Bellini Theatre in piazza Teatro Massimo V. Bellini. A little north, there is via Crociferi which deserves particular attention for its late baroque style, declared a Unesco World Heritage site along with other south east cities of Sicily. Here you can admire the beautiful churches of San Benedetto and San Giuliano. Other gorgeous examples of baroque are the Jesuite church, annexed to the ex-Jesuit convent, the church of Saint Nicholas, located in piazza Dante, whose front was oddly never completed and the Benedictine Convent, one of the biggest European convents, extremely interesting for the fine ornaments of its balconies and windows, as well as, for its two inner courts showing arcades and loggias. The feast of St. Agatha in Catania is one of the most famous world religious feasts. The most important celebrations are from the 3rd till the 5th February, every year. In these days the traditional religious procession with the relics of Saint Agatha takes place. In summer on the 17 th of August the Saint’s bust and the silver casket, where the relics are saved, go around the centre of the town from the Cathedral to piazza san Placido and back. It is a more intimate feast, less crowed, where it is possible to stay in close contact with the Saint. Agatha feast’s traditional cakes are related with her story: the cassatelle di Sant' Agata and the olivette. The cassatelle remember women’s breast and they are related with the story of the tortures of Agatha whose breast was cut. The cake is made with sponge cake, ricotta ( a special cheese), chocolate and candied fruit. A red candied cherry completes the cake. The olivette are little, round, green cakes which remember olives. They are made with almond pastry and sugar. Catania is one of the few cities in Italy to offer such diverse landscapes concentrated in a single site; it offers one of the most beautiful and suggestive views with its volcano in front of the Ionian Sea that ends in typical lava cliffs but at the same time, the coast offers you the magical and irresistible Playa, a long sandy beach. Its territory includes a large portion of the plain of Catania, one of the largest growing areas of Sicily, and the Simeto Oasis, a 2,000 hectares nature reserve, close to the sea, which takes its name from the river Simeto, the most important river in the island, which flows south of the city. The climate is Mediterranean, but with some subtropical and continental features. Summer is long and usually quite hot. This is perfect to give value to the wonderful and different kind of seashore that can be found in Catania, where golden sands and black lavic stones beaches can be experienced.


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LivItaly

LivItaly

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website LivItaly Tours is a family owned tour company with plenty of adopted family members, all of whom have a passion for Italy. We offer 200+ tours in over 25 cities with expert guides who will help you fall in love with Italian history, culture and food. Get to know the LivItaly Team and know that you are booking with the best! LivItaly Tours has a mission to provide quality, personalized tours to both first-time and returning travelers. After years of tour guiding for other companies, Angelo knew there was more to experiencing Italy than a headset and a large group fellow tourist searching for the raised umbrella. Kristin knew that planning the perfect vacation meant juggling endless logistics and hitting the right balance of classic must-see sites and personalized adventures – leaving time for the little things - a cappuccino in a piazza, a prosecco at a local winery and a Ferrari tour with the kids. All of this requires smart-planning ahead of time. LivItaly was founded to turn the traditional tour-guided model on its head, which is why our business model for group tours, limits each tour to 6 guests maximum. No headsets. Expert tour guides. And you have a formula for a successful experience!

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SiteGround

SiteGround

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Since 2004, SiteGround has offered high-quality hosting services which now power more than 2 million domains. Considered a leading web hosting company and internationally recognized for their unique approach to hosting, they offer services most hosting companies wouldn’t even consider possible. With a focus on performance, security, and unmatched customer service, SiteGround’s in-house solutions protect you from hacks and can make your website run over 100x faster. The best part is they have fast, experienced, and super friendly support staff available 24/7! Geekier customers will love the extra features like free SSL certificate with each hosting account, automatic software updates, built-in caching, CDN, staging tool, and GIT integration.

Catalunya Tourist Board

Catalunya Tourist Board

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website The Catalan Tourist Board (CTB) is the official body of the Government of Catalonia in charge of promoting and supporting marketing of Catalonia’s tourist resources, both in the rest of Spain and abroad. Its purpose is to consolidate the image of the country as a diverse top-range tourist destination. A strategic goal of the CTB is to work out an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable tourist model for Catalonia. Sustainability has become a main decision-making criterion for customers when choosing a holiday or breakaway destination. The CTB has a presence in more than 30 countries around the world through its 12 Network Offices. This Network of Offices works to maintain contact with the local media and key tourism-related players to ensure that our tourist destination receives coverage and maintains professional relations with all the stakeholders. In order to establish a presence in the main source markets and to penetrate new markets with excellent potential, it monitors the main tourism indicators and studies the development of each market to determine new promotional and commercial opportunities for the Catalan tourism industry. Its main mission is to contribute to the prosperity of Catalonia and its tourism sector, to be its voice abroad, attracting and meeting the needs of tourism with greater added value. And to achieve it, by becoming the marketing leader for the Catalan tourism sector, collaborators and tourists, as well as an international benchmark. Following values of innovation, going beyond standards, proactivity, positive thought, commitment, global vision and empathy. In order to be more united in action, find solutions and meet common goals.  

Hamburg Tourism

Hamburg Tourism

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Hamburg provides bloggers, YouTubers, and online journalists from all over the world with hotel rooms free of charge during their visit to the city. This has all been made possible thanks to the “Come to Hamburg” influencer project, set up by the city’s finest and most renowned hotels. They have joined forces to establish the mutual campaign “Promotionpool der Hamburger Hotellerie e.V.”, a campaign guided and aided by Hamburg Travel.

Fat Tire Tours

Fat Tire Tours

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website In 1999 Founder David Mebane created Bullfrog Bike Tours with a goal of bridging the gap between English speaking travelers and Paris with a simple three hour bicycle tour. On the first day of tours in 1999, Bullfrog Bike Tours didn’t welcome a single guest, but that changed very quickly. Though Paris boasted endless competing attractions and options for guests, David's commitment to providing superior customer service with a focus on giving each customer the fantastic, private, and personal experience they sought quickly set him out from the crowd. As the tours grew in size and popularity, the company built a team obsessed with finding ways to grow and improve. That growth came in the way of several new brands and just as many new locations. Over the next 11 years, now operating as Fat Tire Bike Tours, the business grew to multiple European markets and four domestic locations. Fat Tire Bike Tours introduced three sister brands specializing in Segway Tours, walking tours, and skip-the-line tours. As the company grew in concept it also grew in reach, eventually welcoming hundreds of thousands of guests globally on an annual basis. In 2015, all of the brands were consolidated into Fat Tire Tours. Today, with locations across Europe and the United States, the mission remains: to provide safe, fun, and unforgettable experiences through superior customer service that creates memories and smiles that last a lifetime.

BloggerBridge

BloggerBridge

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website BloggerBridge.com lets companies connect with bloggers • Search through a database of bloggers • Be alerted when bloggers book a trip to a city that you choose to watch • Advertise to some/all bloggers how you would want to work with them. You can filter which bloggers will see this opportunity • Manage lists of bloggers and work flow of the work you are doing with them • Track page views for posts by campaign • Review bloggers or see reviews left by other companies

Wild Rover Tours

Wild Rover Tours

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website What better way to explore the land of a thousand welcomes than with a day tour from Dublin with Wild Rover Tours? With stunning locations to choose from, there are endless opportunities to live out your Irish dreams! Here at Wild Rover Tours, we are proud of our excellent-value, high-quality tours throughout this beautiful island. Recently, we have been awarded the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award 2019 as the 6th Best Day Trip in the world, the Best Day Trip Experience in Ireland and are consistent Winners of 5 Star Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor 2012-2019. Take an Ireland tour from Dublin and travel in comfortable coaches with 4G WiFi. And to top it off? We make your trip a breeze by covering admission prices on all our tours. Our tour guides are the best in the business and on hand to make your trip unforgettable! Choose between incredible destinations such as Glendalough, the Cliffs of Moher, the Giant’s Causeway, or explore some of the fiercely beautiful locations behind the HBO series Game of Thrones. Explore stunning natural landscapes and preserved heritage with the help of our friendly staff. A Wild Rover Tour is more than a holiday, it is an experience. Join Ireland’s leading day tour company, and journey with us through this small country with a big heart. We’re excited to help you discover the ancient charm of our enchanting island.

Costa Brava

Costa Brava

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website The fact that almost one third of the Costa Brava and the Girona Pyrenees is natural protected area should give you a good idea of what you’ll find there: eight spectacularly contrasting natural parks, with just a few kilometres separating the snow-capped Pyrenean peaks from the Mediterranean’s most charming beaches and coves. And in such a short distance there’s room for fishing villages and high mountain rural towns, for Romanesque monasteries and churches, for Iberian settlements, Greek and Roman ruins, Jewish quarters and mediaeval fortifications, and for the surrealist legacy of Salvador Dalí. There’s also room for all sorts of fun activities: skiing, hiking, mountain biking, golf or enjoying the relaxing effects of thermal waters in a spa. And there's always room for sitting at a table and savouring a unique gastronomic experience, leaving the wonderful taste of our counties in your mouth.

Etna Bike Tours

Etna Bike Tours

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Can you remember the last time you were really moved by the power and beauty of nature? Sicily does that to you! You discover little corners of paradise down secluded paths and trails with breath-taking views all around. The island warms your heart with the welcoming hospitality of the people and the flavours and smells of this wild place. You can experience all this and more on a bike trip in Sicily with Etna Bike Tours, the bike experts. Your unforgettable Sicilian biking experience starts here! We offer multi-day bike tours and day trips for different levels of bikers and for all types of cyclists. We know the most beautiful trails along with where to taste the best Sicilian cuisine and sample the wines of the finest Sicilian wineries. We love our island and we want to share and explore it with you by bike. We have 20 years of combines mountain-biking and road biking experience and we know what is fun for cyclists. Our bike tours pass through the most interesting places, across lava slopes and beautiful scenic trails and backroads, down the most fun single track and all of this far away from traffic and mass tourism. Etna Bike Tours promotes environmentally sustainable tourism. Our tours offer natural experiences in mountain biking areas, nature parks and reserves. We support local culture and traditions while respecting conservation of the places we visit. Come and join us!

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Starlife Travel Maps

Starlife Travel Maps

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Drive content discovery and revenue through travel maps! Introducing an all new travel-only platform that connects travel experts and people in discovering the world! - Monetise content for longer by driving traffic to old and new content - Drive loyalty through subscriptions to people's personal library of travel maps - Earn an additional revenue stream through map subscriptions Please note: Starlife Travel Maps platform will be presented for the first time at TBEX 2020.

Booking.com

Booking.com

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website By tapping into the largest selection of places to stay on the planet, Booking.com’s Affiliate Partner Program can bring huge potential earnings. You earn up to 40% of the commission on bookings made through your site. With our range of easy to use products, you can turn your audience into customers. Simply implement our tools into your blog and watch your readers make bookings, earning your commission.

Booking.com Transport Business Unit

Booking.com Transport Business Unit

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website We’re the B2B transport team at Booking.com and we provide you with the tried and tested solutions of Rentalcars.com which you integrate into your website. Every booking made through your integrations then earns you a revenue share. We’re the top converting platform available. Our solutions are proven to earn you the most revenue, since we focus on delivering a seamless and easy-to-use service for your customers. Every search connects your customers with quality car rental providers, offering a variety of choices and optimal pricing for a smooth travel experience.

Associazione Regionale Guide Sicilia

Associazione Regionale Guide Sicilia

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website We are 76 tourist guides members of the Sicily Guides Regional Association - ARGS - united by a single denominator: to carry out our work with professionalism in compliance with current European, national and regional regulations. A guided tour cannot be improvised, which is why we are professionals of quality tourism. Here we were born, here we live, we belong to this island, this island belongs to us. In French, Greek, English, Maltese, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, German and Ukrainian we will accompany you to discover the treasures of Sicily , one of the most popular tourist destinations ever. Together we will follow the traces that travelers of all ages, from the Grand Tour to today, have left, making the island see a constant increase in the number of visitors and the Sicilians learned to be proud of their Sicilian life, of their thousand-year history of which the archaeological finds and museum collections, towers and castles, palaces and churches, the variety of flavors that this fertile land can produce, the richness of scents that only this corner of paradise with all its contradictions can offer are silent witnesses . Together we will discover new itineraries in search of small and large treasures of archeology from the Greco-Roman and Phoenician-Punic period, mosaic and sculptural pictorial art, and medieval baroque and liberty architecture. Together we will visit the numerous sites proclaimed by UNESCOWorld Heritage Site, nature reserves, wildlife oases and protected parks. Together we will touch the cities of art and the smaller towns: from Palermo to Cefalù, from Trapani to Erice, from Agrigento to Sciacca, from Caltanissetta to Gela, from Enna to Piazza Armerina, from Catania to Acireale, from Messina to Taormina, from Syracuse to Noto, from Ragusa to Modica. Together we will travel the salt route along the western coast, the wine route on the slopes of Etna, the itinerary of the Norman and Federician castles scattered throughout the Sicilian territory. History, folklore and food and wine lovers, archaeologists and art historians, geologists and geographers, these and other characteristics you will find among the profiles of the members of ARGS . You can contact us by sending an email to the site or choosing the guide from those listed. See you there!

Wishing Sicily

Wishing Sicily

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Wishing Sicily is a young and dynamic company born by the will of the Inferrera family (the three brothers Angela, Enzo and Antonella, the wife of Enzo Tania and their cousin Leda) who want to share their love for Sicily with all those who really want get to know this magical island.

ALPINE GUIDES ITALY

ALPINE GUIDES ITALY

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Alpine Guides Italy is the vision of a couple of tourism professionals who are investing to develop a new kind of touristic sector on the Sicilian territory. Real Alpine guides, here, are rare to find, though the island has all the characteristics to develop outdoor engaging activities just as much as Trentino region where we have spent the last three years. We want to bring that atmosphere down south and, in the future, grow the number of professional Alpine guides working on the territory. Down deep we are two rock climbers, passionate and in love with our Island, who would like to tell the world Sicily has great adventures to offer. Mirto Monaco, Sicilian strong climber with a passion for mountains and the dream to become Alpine guide since he was a child, supported by friends and family, after years of preparation, managed to make the dream come true by becoming Alpine Guide, attending the tough and long course with the Trentino Alpine guide regional school. He now spends his life travelling often from north to south to work in Sicily and in north Italy between Trentino and Piemonte. Nìcola Biffo, 10 years of tour leading in Sicily and three years of office work in Trentino between Alpine Guides bureau and ski schools, and from remote for a luxury tourism company in Sicily, gave her enough skills to support the cause and embrace this project! Passionate for outdoor activities, rock climber, skier, and in love with the island she doesn't want to leave.

Trapani West Sicily

Trapani West Sicily

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website There are magic places to visit and to feel emotions. Amazing and surprising places that are mixed with a mystery and charming atmosphere soaked of culture, art and traditions. West Sicily is a treasure chest to discover, the ideal place to fully live an unforgettable holiday. The words are not enough to describe what is worth it to see with your eyes and to live in first person. With almost 150 km of coast, the province of Trapani boasts wonderful beach and protected and wild area, moreover beautiful islands like Egadi islands, Pantelleria or the historical Mothia. Unforgettable landscapes like the one of the “saline”, and pieces of history like Erice, stunning medieval borough, Segesta and Selinunte with their temples, Custonaci with prehistoric coves. Places of tradition but also with appreciated food and wine culture.

Catania Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Catania

Catania Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Catania

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ESTONIAN TOURISM BOARD

ESTONIAN TOURISM BOARD

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Visit Estonia is the official tourist board of Estonia – a country with rich history & world’s most advanced digital society. Medieval charm. Northern quality. Western mindset.

Global Ports Holding

Global Ports Holding

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Global Ports Holding Plc is the world's largest cruise port operator with an established presence in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Asia-Pacific regions, including extensive commercial port operations in Turkey and Montenegro. Global Ports Holding (GPH) was established in 2004 as an international port operator with a diversified portfolio of cruise and commercial ports. As an independent cruise port operator, the group holds a unique position in the cruise port landscape, positioning itself as the world’s leading cruise port brand, with an integrated platform of cruise ports serving cruise liners, ferries, yachts and mega-yachts. GPH operates 21 ports in 13 countries and continues to grow steadily. GPH provides services for 14 million passengers reaching a market share of 24% in the Mediterranean annually. The group also offers commercial port operations which specialize in container, bulk and general cargo handling. A portfolio of award-winning ports and terminals allows GPH to transfer best practices to its subsidiaries. With a strong focus on operational excellence, enhanced security practices and customer-oriented services, GPH aims to contribute to the development of the cruise industry. Global Ports Holding Plc is 59.3% owned by Global Ports Holding B.V., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Investment Holdings (GIH) - listed on Borsa Istanbul (BIST) under the ticker "GLYHO". The remaining 40.7% of the total issued share capital represents free float on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Palazzolo Acreide

Palazzolo Acreide

Piazza Armerina

Piazza Armerina

Acireale

Acireale

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website HISTORY AND LEGEND Acireale, located within Etna and the sea, is enriched by the various presences that in the centuries have left trace of it. Is proud of its original baroque as, even though damaged by an earthquake in 1693, it did not get destroyed keeping unbroken, with the due restructuring and with the embellishment of late baroque, the old pomp of buildings and churches build mainly with lavic stone and Siracusa’s white stone. If Acireale history take root in remote times, it can’t be said otherwise for the Aci and Galatea’s legend that makes it for a romantic framework to the city. The legend, narrated also by Ovid in “The Metamorphosis” tells, according to the most traditional version, about the love between the Nereid Galatea and the shepherd boy Aci. If the romance was strong, as much was the jealousy of giant Polifemo, that because of that, thrown big stones against Aci, causing his death. Destroyed by sorrows Galatea implored Giove so as to bring back his beloved. Drove by compassion the King of Olimpo turned the shepherd boy into a river, allowing this way the sad Galatea to join the young beloved. CARNIVAL “Licet in anno semel insanire” (“is allowed to go crazy once a year”) is the Carnival’s adage, flower of events that take place in the city of hundred bell towers. Carnival’s origin is to be looked for on greek’s Dionysia and roman’s Saturnalia and follows on time its own dimension depending on the places where it’s celebrated. Acireale, even though not averse to it’s glorious origins, perpetuate in present time with improved creative spirit the old traditions. Framed by its priceless baroque during the three weeks at February, parade papermache chariots decorated by artisan masters, unitedly to masked groups and more. Everything gets repeated, the first weekend of august with the folklore parade, summer guise of traditional Carnival.


MEDIA PARTNERS

TravelMedia.ie

TravelMedia.ie

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website TravelMedia.ie is a travel specialist full service PR, marketing, SEO, events, communications, content marketing and representation company, founded in 2006, and managed by Michael Collins. TravelMedia.ie is one of Europe’s leading travel media companies – specialising in PR, events, media buying, strategic advice, industry consultancy, digital communications and social media within the travel industry for both trade and consumer – delivering measurable results for our clients.

Travel And Tour World

Travel And Tour World

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Travel And Tour World, a travel trade media and an information platform, is an all-inclusive and far-reaching B2B travel magazine. It aspires to build a network of travel professionals across the globe to mark its presence in this increasingly competitive market. In a very short span of time, our readership has augmented to more than 250,000, which include niche readers from travel and hospitality trade industry professionals like Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Destination Management Companies, MICE Planners and Luxury Planners. Travel trade shows are a prevalent meeting platform for all the decision makers and MICE leaders worldwide to generate revenue for the travel industry. Travel And Tour World promotes more than 100 international travel trade shows in which, the magazine is being distributed physically to the decision makers and buyers of the global travel industry. This furnishes a great prospect to reach the unique travel B2B readers across the world and helps us to promote globally. It is not only a boost from the business outlook but also crafts a global unique readership. Travel And Tour World delves into the roots of tourism. It imparts travel professionals with an upright global outlook through profound coverage of all tourism sectors including prominent hotels and its reviews, airlines, destinations, cruises, meeting and convention centres and a lot more. The magazine keeps one abreast with the avant-garde trends as well as the latest technological boons of the industry. From MICE destinations to awe-inspiring locations, Travel And Tour World wraps it all. It gets you an insight into all the international trade fairs from around the globe. Travel And Tour World develops its brand identity through the online and offline readers of the magazine. This course of action reduces the percentage of the unattended clients around the globe, making the magazine’s reach directed and widespread. Along with the I-pad and Android accessibility, you can delve into Travel And Tour World in a unique flip-book format, which you can read and download from online for free.


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Fotoluce

Fotoluce

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website WHO WE ARE Fotoluce was born in 1997 from the passion for photography of Lucia and Alfio Spartà, two young entrepreneurs who after 11 years of apprenticeship in the sector, working for third parties, felt strong and disruptive the need to experience the photographic sector firsthand. Thanks to the great care for the customer and the ability to have a varied and well-stocked warehouse, every day from all over Italy more and more people choose to buy from Fotoluce. This is how in 20 years we have become protagonists of the market also outside of Sicily. Our seriousness guarantees us excellent relationships and excellent prices with official Italian suppliers and assistance centers. In our store you can find only and exclusively products covered by the official Italian guarantee. Canon Italy, Fujifilm Italy, FOWA, Nikon Nital, Mtrading, Polyphoto and Sony Italy are just some of the names that we are proud to bring alongside our products. For some time we have moved to the new premises of Via Oliveto Scammacca 76 in Catania, a new welcoming home for those who love photography. Come and visit us!

CONDORELLI

CONDORELLI

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website The Condorelli company was founded in 1933 in Belpasso, under mount Etna, in the area of Catania. Since its beginning, the business initiative of Cav. Francesco Condorelli had a symbiotic link with the territory, and its fruits were the inspiration for the creation of the company. The story of Condorelli is intertwined with the social dynamics of Italy's economic boom in the Second World War. It is therefore a story tied to the territory, but also to the tradition, as one of the Cav's historical creations, the coated nougat sweet, will become a symbol of the Italian confectionery tradition, enjoying quickly an incredible success and boasting over the years countless attempts of emulation.

Oranfresh

Oranfresh

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Oranfresh is the Italian benchmark in the world specialized in the development of fresh fruit juice vending machines and professional juicers We develop and manufacture fresh fruits juice vending machines, professional juicers, commercial centrifuges and other products for the Vending and Horeca sectors, using advanced technologies and highly innovative processes. Our products are exported to all continents. Today the Oranfresh brand is present in more than 60 countries: a success based on quality and efficiency.


SPEED NETWORKING SPONSORS

LivItaly

LivItaly

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website LivItaly Tours is a family owned tour company with plenty of adopted family members, all of whom have a passion for Italy. We offer 200+ tours in over 25 cities with expert guides who will help you fall in love with Italian history, culture and food. Get to know the LivItaly Team and know that you are booking with the best! LivItaly Tours has a mission to provide quality, personalized tours to both first-time and returning travelers. After years of tour guiding for other companies, Angelo knew there was more to experiencing Italy than a headset and a large group fellow tourist searching for the raised umbrella. Kristin knew that planning the perfect vacation meant juggling endless logistics and hitting the right balance of classic must-see sites and personalized adventures – leaving time for the little things - a cappuccino in a piazza, a prosecco at a local winery and a Ferrari tour with the kids. All of this requires smart-planning ahead of time. LivItaly was founded to turn the traditional tour-guided model on its head, which is why our business model for group tours, limits each tour to 6 guests maximum. No headsets. Expert tour guides. And you have a formula for a successful experience!

TravelMedia.ie

TravelMedia.ie

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website TravelMedia.ie is a travel specialist full service PR, marketing, SEO, events, communications, content marketing and representation company, founded in 2006, and managed by Michael Collins. TravelMedia.ie is one of Europe’s leading travel media companies – specialising in PR, events, media buying, strategic advice, industry consultancy, digital communications and social media within the travel industry for both trade and consumer – delivering measurable results for our clients.

SiteGround

SiteGround

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Since 2004, SiteGround has offered high-quality hosting services which now power more than 2 million domains. Considered a leading web hosting company and internationally recognized for their unique approach to hosting, they offer services most hosting companies wouldn’t even consider possible. With a focus on performance, security, and unmatched customer service, SiteGround’s in-house solutions protect you from hacks and can make your website run over 100x faster. The best part is they have fast, experienced, and super friendly support staff available 24/7! Geekier customers will love the extra features like free SSL certificate with each hosting account, automatic software updates, built-in caching, CDN, staging tool, and GIT integration.

Catalunya Tourist Board

Catalunya Tourist Board

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website The Catalan Tourist Board (CTB) is the official body of the Government of Catalonia in charge of promoting and supporting marketing of Catalonia’s tourist resources, both in the rest of Spain and abroad. Its purpose is to consolidate the image of the country as a diverse top-range tourist destination. A strategic goal of the CTB is to work out an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable tourist model for Catalonia. Sustainability has become a main decision-making criterion for customers when choosing a holiday or breakaway destination. The CTB has a presence in more than 30 countries around the world through its 12 Network Offices. This Network of Offices works to maintain contact with the local media and key tourism-related players to ensure that our tourist destination receives coverage and maintains professional relations with all the stakeholders. In order to establish a presence in the main source markets and to penetrate new markets with excellent potential, it monitors the main tourism indicators and studies the development of each market to determine new promotional and commercial opportunities for the Catalan tourism industry. Its main mission is to contribute to the prosperity of Catalonia and its tourism sector, to be its voice abroad, attracting and meeting the needs of tourism with greater added value. And to achieve it, by becoming the marketing leader for the Catalan tourism sector, collaborators and tourists, as well as an international benchmark. Following values of innovation, going beyond standards, proactivity, positive thought, commitment, global vision and empathy. In order to be more united in action, find solutions and meet common goals.  

Hamburg Tourism

Hamburg Tourism

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Hamburg provides bloggers, YouTubers, and online journalists from all over the world with hotel rooms free of charge during their visit to the city. This has all been made possible thanks to the “Come to Hamburg” influencer project, set up by the city’s finest and most renowned hotels. They have joined forces to establish the mutual campaign “Promotionpool der Hamburger Hotellerie e.V.”, a campaign guided and aided by Hamburg Travel.

Fat Tire Tours

Fat Tire Tours

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website In 1999 Founder David Mebane created Bullfrog Bike Tours with a goal of bridging the gap between English speaking travelers and Paris with a simple three hour bicycle tour. On the first day of tours in 1999, Bullfrog Bike Tours didn’t welcome a single guest, but that changed very quickly. Though Paris boasted endless competing attractions and options for guests, David's commitment to providing superior customer service with a focus on giving each customer the fantastic, private, and personal experience they sought quickly set him out from the crowd. As the tours grew in size and popularity, the company built a team obsessed with finding ways to grow and improve. That growth came in the way of several new brands and just as many new locations. Over the next 11 years, now operating as Fat Tire Bike Tours, the business grew to multiple European markets and four domestic locations. Fat Tire Bike Tours introduced three sister brands specializing in Segway Tours, walking tours, and skip-the-line tours. As the company grew in concept it also grew in reach, eventually welcoming hundreds of thousands of guests globally on an annual basis. In 2015, all of the brands were consolidated into Fat Tire Tours. Today, with locations across Europe and the United States, the mission remains: to provide safe, fun, and unforgettable experiences through superior customer service that creates memories and smiles that last a lifetime.

BloggerBridge

BloggerBridge

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website BloggerBridge.com lets companies connect with bloggers • Search through a database of bloggers • Be alerted when bloggers book a trip to a city that you choose to watch • Advertise to some/all bloggers how you would want to work with them. You can filter which bloggers will see this opportunity • Manage lists of bloggers and work flow of the work you are doing with them • Track page views for posts by campaign • Review bloggers or see reviews left by other companies

Wild Rover Tours

Wild Rover Tours

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website What better way to explore the land of a thousand welcomes than with a day tour from Dublin with Wild Rover Tours? With stunning locations to choose from, there are endless opportunities to live out your Irish dreams! Here at Wild Rover Tours, we are proud of our excellent-value, high-quality tours throughout this beautiful island. Recently, we have been awarded the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award 2019 as the 6th Best Day Trip in the world, the Best Day Trip Experience in Ireland and are consistent Winners of 5 Star Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor 2012-2019. Take an Ireland tour from Dublin and travel in comfortable coaches with 4G WiFi. And to top it off? We make your trip a breeze by covering admission prices on all our tours. Our tour guides are the best in the business and on hand to make your trip unforgettable! Choose between incredible destinations such as Glendalough, the Cliffs of Moher, the Giant’s Causeway, or explore some of the fiercely beautiful locations behind the HBO series Game of Thrones. Explore stunning natural landscapes and preserved heritage with the help of our friendly staff. A Wild Rover Tour is more than a holiday, it is an experience. Join Ireland’s leading day tour company, and journey with us through this small country with a big heart. We’re excited to help you discover the ancient charm of our enchanting island.

Costa Brava

Costa Brava

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website The fact that almost one third of the Costa Brava and the Girona Pyrenees is natural protected area should give you a good idea of what you’ll find there: eight spectacularly contrasting natural parks, with just a few kilometres separating the snow-capped Pyrenean peaks from the Mediterranean’s most charming beaches and coves. And in such a short distance there’s room for fishing villages and high mountain rural towns, for Romanesque monasteries and churches, for Iberian settlements, Greek and Roman ruins, Jewish quarters and mediaeval fortifications, and for the surrealist legacy of Salvador Dalí. There’s also room for all sorts of fun activities: skiing, hiking, mountain biking, golf or enjoying the relaxing effects of thermal waters in a spa. And there's always room for sitting at a table and savouring a unique gastronomic experience, leaving the wonderful taste of our counties in your mouth.

Etna Bike Tours

Etna Bike Tours

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Can you remember the last time you were really moved by the power and beauty of nature? Sicily does that to you! You discover little corners of paradise down secluded paths and trails with breath-taking views all around. The island warms your heart with the welcoming hospitality of the people and the flavours and smells of this wild place. You can experience all this and more on a bike trip in Sicily with Etna Bike Tours, the bike experts. Your unforgettable Sicilian biking experience starts here! We offer multi-day bike tours and day trips for different levels of bikers and for all types of cyclists. We know the most beautiful trails along with where to taste the best Sicilian cuisine and sample the wines of the finest Sicilian wineries. We love our island and we want to share and explore it with you by bike. We have 20 years of combines mountain-biking and road biking experience and we know what is fun for cyclists. Our bike tours pass through the most interesting places, across lava slopes and beautiful scenic trails and backroads, down the most fun single track and all of this far away from traffic and mass tourism. Etna Bike Tours promotes environmentally sustainable tourism. Our tours offer natural experiences in mountain biking areas, nature parks and reserves. We support local culture and traditions while respecting conservation of the places we visit. Come and join us!

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View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website <intent> operates the world’s smartest travel-specific ad marketplace. Our platform has driven $1B dollars in media revenue for travel-related companies around the world. More than 450 brands in 40 countries trust to provide diverse ad experiences that are user-tested, hyper-relevant, and perform 10-100X better than traditional travel display. Our global network includes brands of all sizes including Kayak, Lastminute, Expedia, TheCrazyTourist, TripstoDiscover, and Trip101

Starlife Travel Maps

Starlife Travel Maps

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Drive content discovery and revenue through travel maps! Introducing an all new travel-only platform that connects travel experts and people in discovering the world! - Monetise content for longer by driving traffic to old and new content - Drive loyalty through subscriptions to people's personal library of travel maps - Earn an additional revenue stream through map subscriptions Please note: Starlife Travel Maps platform will be presented for the first time at TBEX 2020.

Booking.com

Booking.com

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website By tapping into the largest selection of places to stay on the planet, Booking.com’s Affiliate Partner Program can bring huge potential earnings. You earn up to 40% of the commission on bookings made through your site. With our range of easy to use products, you can turn your audience into customers. Simply implement our tools into your blog and watch your readers make bookings, earning your commission.

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Booking.com Transport Business Unit

Booking.com Transport Business Unit

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website We’re the B2B transport team at Booking.com and we provide you with the tried and tested solutions of Rentalcars.com which you integrate into your website. Every booking made through your integrations then earns you a revenue share. We’re the top converting platform available. Our solutions are proven to earn you the most revenue, since we focus on delivering a seamless and easy-to-use service for your customers. Every search connects your customers with quality car rental providers, offering a variety of choices and optimal pricing for a smooth travel experience.

Associazione Regionale Guide Sicilia

Associazione Regionale Guide Sicilia

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website We are 76 tourist guides members of the Sicily Guides Regional Association - ARGS - united by a single denominator: to carry out our work with professionalism in compliance with current European, national and regional regulations. A guided tour cannot be improvised, which is why we are professionals of quality tourism. Here we were born, here we live, we belong to this island, this island belongs to us. In French, Greek, English, Maltese, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, German and Ukrainian we will accompany you to discover the treasures of Sicily , one of the most popular tourist destinations ever. Together we will follow the traces that travelers of all ages, from the Grand Tour to today, have left, making the island see a constant increase in the number of visitors and the Sicilians learned to be proud of their Sicilian life, of their thousand-year history of which the archaeological finds and museum collections, towers and castles, palaces and churches, the variety of flavors that this fertile land can produce, the richness of scents that only this corner of paradise with all its contradictions can offer are silent witnesses . Together we will discover new itineraries in search of small and large treasures of archeology from the Greco-Roman and Phoenician-Punic period, mosaic and sculptural pictorial art, and medieval baroque and liberty architecture. Together we will visit the numerous sites proclaimed by UNESCOWorld Heritage Site, nature reserves, wildlife oases and protected parks. Together we will touch the cities of art and the smaller towns: from Palermo to Cefalù, from Trapani to Erice, from Agrigento to Sciacca, from Caltanissetta to Gela, from Enna to Piazza Armerina, from Catania to Acireale, from Messina to Taormina, from Syracuse to Noto, from Ragusa to Modica. Together we will travel the salt route along the western coast, the wine route on the slopes of Etna, the itinerary of the Norman and Federician castles scattered throughout the Sicilian territory. History, folklore and food and wine lovers, archaeologists and art historians, geologists and geographers, these and other characteristics you will find among the profiles of the members of ARGS . You can contact us by sending an email to the site or choosing the guide from those listed. See you there!

ALPINE GUIDES ITALY

ALPINE GUIDES ITALY

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Alpine Guides Italy is the vision of a couple of tourism professionals who are investing to develop a new kind of touristic sector on the Sicilian territory. Real Alpine guides, here, are rare to find, though the island has all the characteristics to develop outdoor engaging activities just as much as Trentino region where we have spent the last three years. We want to bring that atmosphere down south and, in the future, grow the number of professional Alpine guides working on the territory. Down deep we are two rock climbers, passionate and in love with our Island, who would like to tell the world Sicily has great adventures to offer. Mirto Monaco, Sicilian strong climber with a passion for mountains and the dream to become Alpine guide since he was a child, supported by friends and family, after years of preparation, managed to make the dream come true by becoming Alpine Guide, attending the tough and long course with the Trentino Alpine guide regional school. He now spends his life travelling often from north to south to work in Sicily and in north Italy between Trentino and Piemonte. Nìcola Biffo, 10 years of tour leading in Sicily and three years of office work in Trentino between Alpine Guides bureau and ski schools, and from remote for a luxury tourism company in Sicily, gave her enough skills to support the cause and embrace this project! Passionate for outdoor activities, rock climber, skier, and in love with the island she doesn't want to leave.

Trapani West Sicily

Trapani West Sicily

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website There are magic places to visit and to feel emotions. Amazing and surprising places that are mixed with a mystery and charming atmosphere soaked of culture, art and traditions. West Sicily is a treasure chest to discover, the ideal place to fully live an unforgettable holiday. The words are not enough to describe what is worth it to see with your eyes and to live in first person. With almost 150 km of coast, the province of Trapani boasts wonderful beach and protected and wild area, moreover beautiful islands like Egadi islands, Pantelleria or the historical Mothia. Unforgettable landscapes like the one of the “saline”, and pieces of history like Erice, stunning medieval borough, Segesta and Selinunte with their temples, Custonaci with prehistoric coves. Places of tradition but also with appreciated food and wine culture.

ESTONIAN TOURISM BOARD

ESTONIAN TOURISM BOARD

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Visit Estonia is the official tourist board of Estonia – a country with rich history & world’s most advanced digital society. Medieval charm. Northern quality. Western mindset.

Global Ports Holding

Global Ports Holding

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Global Ports Holding Plc is the world's largest cruise port operator with an established presence in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Asia-Pacific regions, including extensive commercial port operations in Turkey and Montenegro. Global Ports Holding (GPH) was established in 2004 as an international port operator with a diversified portfolio of cruise and commercial ports. As an independent cruise port operator, the group holds a unique position in the cruise port landscape, positioning itself as the world’s leading cruise port brand, with an integrated platform of cruise ports serving cruise liners, ferries, yachts and mega-yachts. GPH operates 21 ports in 13 countries and continues to grow steadily. GPH provides services for 14 million passengers reaching a market share of 24% in the Mediterranean annually. The group also offers commercial port operations which specialize in container, bulk and general cargo handling. A portfolio of award-winning ports and terminals allows GPH to transfer best practices to its subsidiaries. With a strong focus on operational excellence, enhanced security practices and customer-oriented services, GPH aims to contribute to the development of the cruise industry. Global Ports Holding Plc is 59.3% owned by Global Ports Holding B.V., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Investment Holdings (GIH) - listed on Borsa Istanbul (BIST) under the ticker "GLYHO". The remaining 40.7% of the total issued share capital represents free float on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Palazzolo Acreide

Palazzolo Acreide

Piazza Armerina

Piazza Armerina