Vermont Delegates to World Travel Market in London

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Vermont Delegates to World Travel Market in London

Sun, 11/10/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Six Vermonters, representing state-wide tourism
organizations and private businesses, will join representatives of the
other five New England states at the World Travel Market in London,
England, November 11-15.
"For the first time, the six New England states will have a unified
presence under the umbrella of Discover New England," said Fredrik deJong,
International Marketing Director for the Vermont Department of Tourism and
Marketing. The World Travel Market is the largest travel trade show in the
United Kingdom, the major European market for both New England and
Vermont.
Joining deJong in the Vermont delegation are: Valerie Rochon, Stowe Area
Association; Linda Seville, The Inn at Essex and Lake Champlain Regional
Chamber of Commerce; Sue Kruthers, Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Vermont
Attractions Association, and Vermont Farms! Association; Julie Howell,
Vermont Ski Areas Association; and Tony Clark, Blueberry Hill Inn, Goshen,
Vt. Sharon Bernstein, president of CIB Group, which provides
representation for Vermont in the UK and Ireland, also will attend.
During the event, Vermont and its partner states will hold a reception for
travel trade and media partners entitled "A Taste of New England". The
regional delights will include Vermont's Ben & Jerry's ice cream, Cabot
cheddar cheese and Green Mountain Coffee among other New England favorites
like clam chowder and cranberry juice.
"Despite a challenging year, indications from our partner tour operators
look positive for international travel to Vermont in 2003," said deJong.
"We look forward to returning to World Travel Market to share the news of
the many attractions and experiences Vermont offers with our longstanding
partners in the British travel industry."