ASSOCIATIONS from the Kosovo area have created the Kosovo
Tourist Association, or KOTAS, in order to promote tourism to the
region. KOTAS, which was established in partnership with the German
development agency GTZ, will work with other tourism entities to
coordinate activities and promotions. The new office will support
the Department of Tourism within the Ministry of Trade and
RIVERTON in Goteborg, Sweden, a member of the WorldHotels
First Class Collection, unveiled a renovation of 36 guest rooms
featuring contemporary Scandinavian design. The next phase of the
renovation will include four new floors with 40 additional guest
rooms, a new restaurant and a 6,500-square-foot spa. Other
properties in the collection also are undergoing upgrades and
offering packages. A weekend Casino package at the Hotel Riverton,
with breakfast, a drink at the bar and access to the relaxation
lounge, is priced at $99 per person per night. To book, visit www.worldhotels.com.
BUY A RAIL PASS from Rail Europe before June 30 will
receive a credit of 25% of the purchase price towards another
European rail product booked later this year. The second purchase
must be made by Dec. 15 and must have a value of at least double
the credit; travel on rail passes can take place up to six months
after booking. The offer, which is valid on all rail products, is
available for individual or group bookings made on Rail Europes
travel agent Web site. Agent commissions start at 5% for electronic
booking. To book, go to http://agent.raileurope.com.
PALACE HOTEL in St. Moritz, Switzerland, trimmed prices by
more than half on summer getaway packages. An Alpine Summer Feeling
package, for example, includes two nights accommodations, welcome
amenity and flowers, daily buffet breakfast, two dinners in Chesa
Veglia or Le Restaurant and a ticket for the Corviglia mountain
train. The special is priced from about $785, double, which
represents a 57% discount on rack rates. Other packages include
deals for families and golfers. For information, visit www.badruttspalace.com.
CELEBRATING the 35th anniversary of its annual
International Music Festival now through June 30. This years
festival showcases more than 1,000 artists in over 20 performances.
Performances are scheduled to be held in such scenic locations as
the Hagia Eirene Museum, the Sveti Stefan Church, the Ataturk
Cultural Center and the Esma Sultan. For more info, visit www.iksv.org/muzik/English
Editor: Felicity Long
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