DXB: Ramada Downtown Dubai welcomes tour operators from Russia

Ramada Downtown Dubai, located in Dubai’s most prestigious and vibrant district, has recently hosted the visit of 37 tour operators from various cities of Russia for a Familiarization (FAM) Tour.

The visit has been coordinated by Desert Adventures, Dubai to help the group get familiar and receive first-hand information on the various services and facilities offered by Ramada Downtown Hotel. The property regularly hosts these trips to promote its services and secure more market share from the CIS and Russian region.

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ACY: Main Street Vineland names new executive director

The organization that helps promote Vineland’s downtown business district will have a new executive director as of Wednesday.

Gary Holloway will run Main Street Vineland, the group’s board of directors said Thursday.

Holloway is currently manager of Landis MarketPlace, a position he has held since 2010. Holloway will retain some marketing and business recruitment duties at Landis MarketPlace.

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DTW: Mike Ilitch deserves credit for bringing Winter Festival’s energy to downtown Detroit

Detroit — This is the way Hockeytown is supposed to look.

Children laughing and enjoying local bands outside Comerica Park. Former Red Wings players outside the stadium signing autographs, enjoying the limelight yet again.

And inside the baseball stadium — yes, a baseball stadium — hockey teams from Michigan, Michigan State, Western Michigan and Michigan Tech skating on a makeshift rink in front of a throng of fans during the Great Lakes Invitational.

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Downtown group is grateful for support

Letter to the Editor

On behalf of Great American Downtown, I want to take this opportunity to thank the Greater Nashua community for its support this past year.

Together, we have worked to promote downtown Nashua through successful partnerships and events. We actively strengthened our ties to the arts community and to downtown and regional businesses.

We began an initiative to raise funds for decorations on Main Street through the Downtown Lighting Committee. This public and private partnership successfully raised money for beautiful enhancements to our Downtown.

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Catawba marketing survey has suggestions for downtown

Catawba College students said they “tried to find a story” as they analyzed the marketing research data they collected from people visiting downtown Salisbury on special themed event nights this fall. They presented their findings to a modest audience in Tom Smith Auditorium on campus in early December.

These students, enrolled in Dr. Phillip Frank’s marketing research class through the Ketner School of Business, gathered their research using a customized survey completed by 165 downtown visitors. They collected surveys from Friday Nights Out, beginning Sept. 20 with Kids Night (with special activities set up for children). They continued gathering survey responses on three additional evenings: the Oct. 4 Fall Leaf Festival (which included different music venues set up in the downtown area); the Oct. 11 OctoberTour Night (which featured a Zombie walk and contest); and the Nov. 1 Sip and Shop.

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Zaazou: New plan to promote tourism investment in 2014

Tourism Minister Hesham Zaazou said that there is a new plan under consideration, aiming to attract foreign investments to the tourism sector, which will be implemented in the beginning of 2014.
Zaazou explained that Egypt’s strategy to bring in investment would be changed from a ‘sit-and-wait approach’ to ‘go-out-and-get’.
The plan entails the appointment of Dr. Ibrahim Al-Ashmawi as Zaazou’s adviser to work towaards promotion and marketing of investment opportunities in international markets and exhibitions.