Thursday, December 3, 2009

Enter 2010@Lugano eTourism Conference


I hope that everyone had a good Thanksgiving break, and I appreciate the brothers that volunteered at the NY/NJ Alumni philanthropy event at the Monmouth Foodbank.

The other day I talked to our Brother Greg Byrnes, currently residing in Switzerland, and he informed me of an exciting event that he is coordinating in Lugano, Switerland.

Lugano is described on the web page for the event (

Lugano is located in the Southern – Italian speaking part of Switzerland, in the Canton Ticino, that has always been a bridge between the Mediterranean and the Northern part of Europe.

The town, lies on the marvelous Lake of Lugano, surrounded by spectacular mountains offering splendid viewpoints. The traffic-free historic town centre, the numerous buildings in Italianate Lombardy style, the exclusive museums, the mountains, lake and a packed calendar of events all invite visitors to see the sights, soak up the atmosphere – and enjoy “dolce far niente”. Moreover, Lugano is a major Swiss center for tourism, trade, banking and culture.

With Mediterranean elegance, Lugano offers all the benefits of a world-class city, combined with the cachet of a small town.

The event, entitled:  The 17th International Conference on Information Technology and Travel & Tourism, will be taking place February 10 – 12, 2010, should prove to be an exciting conference; guest speaker’s include, among others, agents representing Google and

Again, on their website, (; they even provide an easy method for booking flights. The  itinerary should prove to be an excellent networking opportunity for anyone looking to advance his or her career within the tourism industry.

Registration is easy and can be done here.