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In the ICCA Statistics Report 2016, the key industry report, Krakow ranked 65th in the world and 32th in Europe, hosting 41 meetings. This is a drop as compared to 2015, when Krakow was 49th in the world and 26th among European cities.
IVR is an international association representing the mutual interests of the inland navigation and insurance industry and keeping the register of vessels in Europe.
On May 9th, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts announced today the designation of Sheraton Krakow Hotel as a Sheraton Grand Krakow welcoming it to the brand’s new premier tier of hotels recognized for their enticing destinations, distinguished designs, and excellence in service and guest experiences.
In April, Krakow airport handled 415 520 passengers. This represents an increase of as much as 19% (i.e. 65 thousand passengers) compared to April 2015. This is an all-time record. April 29 also reported a record number of 17, 015 passengers handled in one day.
Dozens of guests, including members of the ISAGA association from around the world will come to Krakow which will become the world capital of simulation games on 11 - 17 July!
The Polish Chamber of the Exhibition Industry awarded the title of Ambassador of the Fair 2015. The award this year was received by the President of Krakow, prof. Jacek Majchrowski, a long-time promoter of the International Book Fair in Krakow and an activist for the development of the meetings industry in Krakow.
A team from the Krakow Convention Bureau (KCB) presented Krakow as a business destination as part of the Polish National Stand. The G450 stand also included other exhibitors from Krakow presenting their services at the Krakow ICE, including Mazurkas Travel, and DMC Poland was represented on the DMC World stand.
1,200 experts from the aviation industry, 110 airlines, 350 airports, 45 esteemed specialists in the tourism industry, more than 5,000 business meetings arranged and 20 international speakers – such are the numbers used to describe the 11th edition of Routes Europe, which is the largest and most prestigious conference of the aviation industry. The event took place from 24 to 26 April at the Krakow EXPO.
The Strategic Alliance of National Convention Bureaux of Europe signed a "Memorandum of Understanding" containing the criteria for membership, including the obligations and objectives. The Alliance is the first of its kind and aims to increase cooperation between offices in Europe, in order to maintain and strengthen its position as number one for meetings of associations around the world (ICCA 2014).
The 27th Tourism Forum was held on Friday, April 8th, in the Meeting Hall of Krakow City Council. This symbolic opening of the tourist season, which this year seems to be exceptional because of the pilgrims who will travel to our city to meet Pope Francis and to take part in World Youth Day.