Britain’s EU Exit – A positive outcome!

Her Majesty mentioned to the ex Deputy PM Nick Clegg during a lunch at Windsor Castle that we should leave the EU, The Sun reports.

 88649375 the sun front page 09 FotorThe 90-year-old monarch firmly told passionate pro-European Mr Clegg that she believed the EU was heading in the wrong direction.

Her stinging reprimand went on for “quite a while”, leaving other guests around the table stunned.

Facts:

The EU is not the place where most economic growth is occurring. The EU’s share of world GDP is forecast to decline to 22% in 2025, down from 37% in 1973.

brexit shutterstock2 Fotor-Norway and Switzerland are not in the EU, yet they export far more per capita to the EU than the UK does; this suggests that EU membership is not a prerequisite for a healthy trading relationship.

-Furthermore, Britain’s best trading relationships are generally not within the EU, but outside, i.e. with countries such as the USA and Switzerland.

-The largest investor in the UK is not even an EU country, but the US.

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ITB Berlin 2016

Exhibitors at the ITB trade show taking place in Berlin this week have been kept busy at what they say is a highly relevant show.

Both Linda Pampallis CEO of Thompsons Africa, and Suzanne Benadie, Your Africa Sales and Marketing Director, said that this year’s ITB had been extremely busy and the show remained incredibly relevant, attracting members of the trade from a wide region of Europe. Benadie said she had had back-to-back appointments, not just from the German market but also with members of the trade from the UK, Benelux and Scandinavia.

ITB newsBenadie said the show was well attended and well supported. “The quality of our fellow exhibitors on the SA Tourism stand is excellent,” she said adding that it was a show she would continue to support. Pampallis said it was great to be surrounded by the SA tourism industry at the show and that the co-operation of the industry helped it present a show of force.

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BBC Documentary airs on Madeira

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The BBC recently screened a three-part documentary featuring the Madeira archipelago. The final part of a three-part series entitled “Nature’s Wonderlands: Islands of Evolution” was broadcast on the 1st Feb 2016. The publicity material explains: “Professor Richard Fortey travels to Madeira to examine what happens to a volcanic island as it nears the end of its life-cycle and starts sinking back into the sea.

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Qatar's new Business Events brand

Following the unveiling of the Qatar Destination Brand at the World Travel Market in London, Qatar Tourism Authority has launched the initial sub-brand: Qatar Business Events.

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The brand was unveiled at IBTM World, the most highly attended global meetings, incentives, conferences and events expo specific to business trade, held annually in Barcelona.

The brand aims to consolidate the image and promotional efforts of stakeholders in Qatar’s business events sector, and will be supported by visuals highlighting the extraordinary Art of Business offerings in Qatar focusing on the world-class facilities and attractions that underpin Qatar as a leading choice for business events.

East Africa Safari Rally

East Africa Rally

The rally which runs from the 19th to the 27th of November kicked off attracting more than fifty participants from various countries across the world including Kenya ,Britain, Germany, Belgium, Poland, the Czech Republic, Norway, France, Argentina, South Africa and Tanzania.

The cars left Mombasa to Amboseli where they had a gruelling run.

 

The final day on November 27 will be through the world-famous Taita stages before the rally comes to end in Mombasa.

Zanzibar Enjoys Increased Tourism

 

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Visitors to Zanzibar grew by 14% in 2014.

On the island of Zanzibar - run as a separate territory within Tanzania - tourists are drawn to its beautiful white sandy beaches.

It has even attracted visitors who, previously, would have preferred to visit the Kenyan coast.

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