The main goal of Europe Now is to bring together entrepreneurs with passion for wellness travel and health & beauty. Hence our Matchmaking sessions, where professional Matchmakers will be making sure that business people who can benefit from each other have a chance to meet.
The summer is in full swing, and looking at my previous articles we should have been already celebrating the completion of CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) negotiations. But is seems the Canadian and European delegates are stuck on matters which seem impenetrable to resolve.
Europe Now is arriving fast. As of today we’ve got exactly two months to go. And we’ve been working hard over the past year to bring you most informative and useful seminars discussing travel, wellness and beauty industries, in the context of trade between Canada and the European Union.
When reading about major issues CETA (Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement) negotiators are stuck on, we usually stumble upon topics such as meat production, product origin, or patent protection. But one of the problems European negotiators claim that are still on the table are visa restrictions.
Wellness tourism, healthy hotels are the top spa trends in 2013. $73 billion global industry with new “Millenium” generation as a trend setter? What to expect and what might be changed soon?
Quotes from G8 Summit in DUBLIN, Ireland.
Ahead of the G8 summit Prime Minister Stephen Harper says "We have no reservations in principle," and no qualms about a G8 proposal to combat tax havens. Any tax changes would need the approved by Canada's provinces and territories. You know, tax evasion, there's no upside in tax evasion. It's bad policy, it's bad politics and governments lose revenue that governments should be getting," stated Harper.
So, what is preventing parties from signing the agreement which Canada and the EU have been negotiating since 2009? The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) which supposed to bring trade and investment relationship to a new level.
This is the first of a series of articles about medical and wellness tourism. In this article I will touch upon the main differences between the two.
There is often a degree of confusion present when talking about medical versus wellness travel. From my experience, majority of people do not distinguish between the two. Indeed, many governments, trade associations, and statistical bureaus don’t have a clear definition categorizing the two types of tourism.
Yesterday, the Minister of International Trade Ed Fast highlighted benefits of CETA to businesses and workers in British Columbia. The minister talked about various benefits the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement would bring to BC’s economy, especially in natural resources sector, a major industry in BC.