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UNWTO joins forces with IGLTA | Antwerp, Belgium | History is made at the IGLTA’s Global Annual Convention, when today John Tanzella – CEO & President of IGLTA – announces the collaboration with UNWTO – UN World Travel Organization, an United Nations agency dealing with questions relating to tourism. One of the most relevant Travel Organizations based in Madrid now joins the IGLTA and recognizes Gay Travel and Gay Consumers as a relevant and reliable source of business and tourism. (picture above Javier Blanco – UNWTO )
(picture of ME with Javier Blanco and the whole group of the UNWTO ). World Tourism Organization is a significant global body, concerned with the collection and collation of statistical information on international tourism. This organization represents public sector tourism bodies, from most countries in the world and the publication of its data makes possible comparisons of the flow and growth of tourism on a global scale. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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After 15 long hour flying from Buenos Aires to Madrid and then connection to Brussel….. plus a train from Brussel Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal, I am now seating in my bed at the Hotel Keyserlei.
I have not had much time or energy to walk around… but from what I have seen, I was quite AMAZED by the beauty of the Antwerpen Centraal Railway Station. The original station building was constructed between 1895 and 1905 as a replacement for the original terminus of the Brussels-Mechelen-Antwerp Railway.
The stone clad terminus buildings, with a vast dome above the waiting room hall were designed by Louis Delacenserie and the vast (185 metres long and 44 metres high) iron and glass trainshed by Clement van Bogaert. The viaduct into the station is also a notable structure designed by local architect Jan Van Asperen.
The train in less than 45 minutes the Airport of Brussels to Brussel Noord / Central or South, and from there you can connect to Antwerpen for only EUR 9.45. (picture of me on the train. ) Then off to Madrid ( Gay Pride and Mr Gay Spain ) + Venice + Verona. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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