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By Staff Writer - May 16, 2018
A delegation from the Monaco Tourism and Convention Bureau, accompanied by several Monegasque tourism partners, visited Brazil (Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo and Porto Allegre) and Argentina (Buenos Aires), from April 14 to April 24.
The Monaco delegation was led by Corinne Kiabski, DTC’s Director of Communications, and Laurence Aquilina, Head of the South American Market in DTC’s Marketing and Sales Department. They were accompanied by Marion Fernandez from Meridien Beach Plaza, Claudia Ellmer from the Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo and Alexandre Lebrat from Monte-Carlo SBM.
In Sao Paolo, a working meeting between hotel partners and wedding planners was held in order to present Monaco as an ideal destination for Brazilian clients on a special honeymoon. The wedding industry is experiencing an exponential boom in Brazil.
Throughout the promotional tour, lunches and meetings, to which the national media were invited, provided an opportunity for Monaco to showcase its new travel slogan: “Green is the new Glam.”
Members of the DTC, as well as the representatives of the Brazilian office, then continued their meetings in Buenos Aires. They made first contact with high-end travel agencies to make them aware of the attractions of destination Monaco. At the same time, meetings with the Argentinean media helped to place the Principality at the heart of the Argentinean news agenda.
Brazil is an emerging market for Monaco. In 2017, Brazil was in 18th place among the top 20 arrivals in the Principality. For its part, Argentina, the third largest economy in Latin America, is growing at an annual rate of 2.8 percent and could become a buoyant market for the DTC.
Prince Albert has ordered the extension of lockdown measures until 15th April, in line with a decision taken in neighbouring France.
Despite the current Covid-19 crisis, the need for blood continues for patients at the Princess Grace Hospital Centre (CHPG).
Chloroquine is being used “under very close medical supervision” in Monaco, the government has revealed. Meanwhile, pharmacies are banned from selling the drug amid concern over self-medication.
A curfew of 10pm is now being enforced in Monaco, and those caught breaking the rules will be hit with a 200€ fine.
Now more than ever, health is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. On 7th April, we have an opportunity to thank the nurses and midwives of the Principality during World Health Day 2020.
Monaco’s support workers caring for the most vulnerable in the community are making heroic efforts to maintain vital ties to the elderly and disabled, whilst trying to remain safe themselves during the crisis.
Since confinement began on 18th March, the Monaco police force has made 11,000 traffic checks on drivers entering the Principality.
Prince Albert has warned the National Council that its criticism of his government’s management of the Covid-19 pandemic is unnecessarily escalating the tension and uncertainty surrounding the crisis.
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Organisers of TEDxMonteCarlo were special guests of MonacoUSA on Tuesday evening at Amber Summer. More than a dozen speakers from around the world, as well as from the principality, will participate in a TEDx conference in Monaco on November 26.
TEDx is a global movement devoted to bringing Ideas Worth Spreading to communities around the globe through independently organised TED-like events. Nearly 200 countries host TEDx events and videos of the most inspiring talks about technology, entertainment and design (TED) are posted on the internet, with more than 1.4 billion views to date.
According to MonacoUSA Director Annette Anderson, the November 26 event will be a prestigious event with global exposure and will reinforce Monaco’s message that the Principality and its residents are so much more than the stereotyped “bling and ker-ching!” image portrayed by the media.