NEW YORK -- The
European Travel Commission (ETC) has tapped former U.S. ambassador
to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke as the keynote speaker at
its 2004 Europe Unlimited Transatlantic Conference here later this
According to the
ETC, Holdrookes address at the conference -- set for Oct. 29 at
Ciprianis restaurant in New York -- will address the world
situation and its impact on travel and tourism to the
far-reaching vision discerns new possibilities where others see
only the impossible, said conference Chairman Michael Gigl of the
Austrian Tourist Office, in a statement. For those of us who
believe in the potential of Europe Unlimited, we can learn much
from his ideas on the issues that face travel marketers.
industry speakers lined up for this third annual ETC conference
include Lionel Barber, managing editor of the Financial Times, who
will discuss the expansion of the European Union; Roger Cohen,
foreign editor at the New York Times, to address the U.S. view of
Europe; travel editor Peter Greenberg of NBCs Today Show; Stelios
Haji-Ioannou, founder of low-fare U.K. airline EasyJet; Michelle
Peluso, chief executive of Travelocity; and Bob Mankoff, cartoon
editor at The New Yorker magazine.
attendees can register through Oct. 15, at a cost of $275 per
person, by contacting Spring, OBrien & Co. at (212) 620-7100 or
via e-mail at [email protected].
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