Chris Francis named 2010 Vermont Travel Person of the Year

first_imgOn Wednesday, April 7,  Chris Francis, owner of Ye Olde England Inn, was named the 2010 Vermont Travel Person of the Year at the Vermont Travel Industry Conference held at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vermont. Francis began his career in the travel industry the summer of 1983, when he purchased the Ye Olde England Inn while on vacation with his wife Lynn. They had traveled to the states from England to catch the Americas Cup Races in Newport, Rhode Island. After, Chris and Lynn made their way up to Stowe, Vermont. It was during this visit that Chris decided he would like to own an inn and pub there, was interested in the lodging property San Souci and made an offer using his credit card. On the way back to England, he was notified that the offer was accepted and on November 4th, 1983 the Ye Olde England Inn officially opened.Francis’ devotion and dedication to both Stowe and Vermont has kept him actively involved in the community. He has been on the board of the Stowe Area Association for 25 years and its president for 8 of those years. Francis is also the force behind many of Stowe’s car shows including The British Invasion. This event attracts hundreds of British cars and thousands of visitors to Stowe and to the state of Vermont each summer. Francis is known for his wit, negotiating skills and peacemaking and most importantly his strong advocacy for Vermont and the town of Stowe.The Vermont Travel Person of the Year exemplifies an ongoing dedication to what makes Vermont such a special place to visit. The award is presented to an individual who contributes significantly to Vermont’s travel and tourism Industry.Source: Stowe, VT (April 9, 2009)- Stowe Area Association###last_img read more

Huge Interest for Sarajevo Hockey Spectacle

first_imgPreparations for the huge hockey spectacle that will be held on 10 and 12 January in Sarajevo are in their final stages. The ice rink is already stay, and every day the interest of the Sarajevo public for the biggest hockey event in the capital city of B&H in the last 25 years.Tickets have still not gone on sale, and the locations for sale of tickets and the price will be known at the beginning of next week. The Zetra hall will be able to accommodate around 8.000 people, and tickets are expected to be sold out.Around 600 fans of Olimpija have announced their arrival to Sarajevo, while 16 journalist teams from Slovenia have sent their requests for accreditation, and four from Croatia.(Source: Fena)last_img