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  •  Edito

    DON’T SHOOT THE PIANIST

    Western countries have been hardly hit by the economic crisis.
     Many governments are trying hard to reduce the deficit, to find new findings, new resources… It is a praiseworthy effort.
    However, what can I say about the latter idea to reduce the French Social Security deficit? An Incentive Tax!... True story…I swear!
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    •  MICE AGENDA

    NOVEMBER 2010

    NOVEMBER, 8 – 11 (2010)
    WORLD TRAVEL MARKET EXCEL
    LONDON, UK

     
    NOVEMBER, 12 (2010)
    TM TRAVEL AWARDS GALA
    ANTWERP, BELGIUM

     
    NOVEMBER, 16-18 (2010)
    HEAVENT
    CANNES, FRANCE
     
     
    NOVEMBER, 23 (2010)
    S...

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    •  Origin of the Christma Tree

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    If there is no doubt about the pagan tradition of burning a spruce to celebrate the winter solstice, many countries and cities claim the authorship of that tradition.
    For many people, the first signs of decorating a fir tree were found in the 16th century, in Strasbourg (France) where children were used to decorating their houses with paper roses, apples, colored Hosts…
    Others believe the tradition was born in Norway or Sweden when fir trees were adopted for Christian Christmas.
    Germany also claims the authorship of that tradition. Martin Luther would have lit candles on a fir tree.
    However, Riga (Latvia) is probably the place where you will find the most précised elements. In 1510, one of the principle guilds of the city, the Black Heads Fraternal Society, had a huge fir tree raised on the Daugava shore so as to have it burnt to celebrate the winter solstice.


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    •  Luxury IGLOO

    Igloo
    Nature, Snow, Comfort, Luxury… and Ecology…
    Will you find all these characteristics in a tent? No, you won’t.  In an Igloo?  You will find them in a WHITEPOD.
     
    Located 1,700 meters high in Switzerland, in the charming little town of Les Cerniers near the Dents-du-Midi peak, the Whitepod estate offers you an unforgettable experience i...

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    •  USA new admin. procedures

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    From November 1st, 2010, administrative procedures to enter the United States have changed for citizens from the countries below.
    Passengers still have to apply for travel authorization (ESTA).
    Professionals new administrative procedures can be done in both APIS (Advance Passenger Information System): “Border security”
    and
    SFPD (Secure Flight Pa...

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    •  MICEFINDER RECIPE

    MEDAILLONS DE VEAU SAISIS
    MICEFINDER now invites big Chiefs from hotels we recommend to participate in this section.
    Today BRUNO BRAZIER, Chief of the beautiful Radisson BLU hotel in Saint Martin explains his recipe:
    QUICKLY FRIED VEAL MEDALLIONS
    With Arabica infusion, confit endives, and poached pears

     
    Preparation time: 45 minutes
    Cooking time: 15 minutes
    Wine: Château Neuf du Pape(France), Malbec (Argentina), Rioja (Spain)


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    •  French Cuisine


    French cuisine listed on the World Heritage List
     
    The gastronomic meal of the French as well as Spanish flamenco and Chinese acupuncture were listed on the World Heritage List as Intangible Cultural Heritage on Tuesday. It is part of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
    The list was made of 166 elements from 77 countries be...

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    •  Dubrovnik on your iphone ?

    guide dubrovnik
    Dubrovnik has launched its first mobile guide. The city Tourist Information Office together with the Mobiexplore company prepared the project Mobiexplore Dubrovnik – a mobile official guide of the city, full of useful information and completely free for the users…
    You can get the mobile guide on the city Tourist Information Office website or directly on the web from your phone. With a click, any visitor and citizen of Dubrovnik can move in the city, find information about events, entertainment and touristic events, book an hotel or a restaurant with the possibility to directly call the selected place. The mobile guide also gives you the possibility to discover the latter promotions and good deals. All these items of information are available both in Croatian and in English.

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    •  PALACE Category

    PalaceOn November 8th, France made official the creation of a Palace Category.
    Among the five star-hotels, some have to be awarded. Map location, historical, esthetical and cultural interest, custom-built service… these exceptional hotels have always been part of the French touristic scene but no official distinction had been made yet.
    The absence of official recognition has now be...

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    •  Farewell Old Friend

    Mark Kline
    Mark Kline has passed away…

    Many of us once had the pleasure to meet, work, and know the man who was one of the best guides in New York before he founded the DMC VoG in the 80s…
    VoG: Vision of Gatsby… that perfectly expressed Mark’s vision of the city.

    Mark was a chance for us… Many of us will always associate you to the city you showed us. You made us love New York thanks to your enthusiasm, your qualities and your imagination…
    We are sharing your family’s sorrow…
    Your human qualities will remain forever in our memories.
     
    DP

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