Host-Italy, Events & Luxury Travel with a Personal Touch Thursday 27 September 2007 PDF Print Host Italy has now well and truly established itself in the luxury events management market. After launching last year, the company has grown; attracting first-rate partners from all regions of Italy and is primarily aimed at a high-end clientele. Host Italy specializes in exclusive private and small corporate events, destination management services, as well as niche luxury travel throughout Italy. Founder, 38-year-old Annette Bontke, launched the company last April from her new home in Florence. The neighbouring regions of Umbria and even the city itself, have offered a generous market place in which to promote the business, with opportunities for gastronomy, wine and cultural activities. Before moving to Italy, Annette has had a life packed with challenges and adventure. At 20 she joined Virgin Atlantic as cabin crew and a few years later went to Herriot-Watt University in Edinburgh to study for an MA in Translation and Interpreting. Satisfying a long-term fascination for everything oriental, Annette decided to leave the UK for Japan to teach English for one year and returned a year later to start a career in the London PR industry. This lasted eight years where she moved into a variety of senior marketing roles in the Internet and IT business (including UK PR & communications manager for Tiscali and latterly Overture/Yahoo!). In 2004 she decided to leave the UK for good, taking off on an eight-month travel tour of South America before settling in Italy in 2005. Annette says: I believe the success of the business has come from my determination to create something unique. As a seasoned traveller and a firm believer in quality services, I knew I wanted to launch a business that offered a very personal and tailor-made service. Whether the client is looking to celebrate a special anniversary or a corporate VIP weekend, we do our very best to offer a 5* treatment from the moment they arrive. Living in the area means I can ensure that our partners meet that standard to which our clients are accustomed. Fore more information about Host- Italy visit www.host-italy.com For enquiries and pricing contact: 0039 055 218 555 For PR enquiries contact: Emma Fernandez @ Violet PR tel 07849748434 Email firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Violet PR in the following categories: Women's Interest & Beauty, Food & Drink, Business & Finance, Travel, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.