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WDA News
June 3, 2009   
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WDA Spring Mixer
A WDA Spring Mixer was held in cooperation with In Your Pocket information guides and the Palace of Culture and Science on April 23. The biannual event was held on the 30th floor of the Palace of Culture, where guests had exclusive access to the viewing terrace from which they could admire Warsaw's spectacular panorama.

The WDA biannual mixer is an occasion for its members, friends and supporters to socialize and exchange ideas. The mixer also celebrated the 50th edition of Warsaw in Your Pocket information guide and the reopening of the renovated sections of the Palace of Culture and Science.

Additionally, guests could admire and purchase artworks exhibited by WDA member ArtTu Gallery in Warsaw.

During the evening, Krzysztof Markowski, vice-president of the company managing the Palace of Culture and Science, talked about the renovated sections of the palace, which include seating in the Sala Kongresowa room, and flooring and fittings in several halls.

Katarzyna Ratajczyk, director of the City of Warsaw promotion department, described Warsaw's new street bench project.

Dobrewina.pl Joins WDA
Dobrewina.pl is a wine importer and merchant. Its motto is "Good Wine at a Good Price," and the company concentrates on wine quality and the relationship of quality to price. Apart from selling wine in its shops, the company specializes in deliveries to homes and offices, organizing wine tastings and the preparation of wine hampers for special occasions. Dobrewina.pl specializes in wines in the zl.20-60 price range.

Sixt in WDA Marketing Project
Leading European car hire company Sixt has been operating in Poland since 2000. From April this year Sixt has been participating in a WDA program promoting and marketing the city of Warsaw. Sixt Poland delivers comprehensive services both for short- and long-term rentals. It has low prices, first-class hire cars for leisure and business needs and quality service. The company also provides relocation trucks and replacement cars in case of an accident.

Energy and Optimization Committee
A new Warsaw Destination Alliance Energy and Optimization Committee has been set up by a group of hotel and commercial real estate owners associated with the WDA. The committee members will search for ways of reducing energy costs within their operations. The committee is chaired by Tomasz Beliniak, the InterContinental Hotel's chief engineer.

Warsaw Gets a New Cake
The City of Warsaw has announced the winner of a competition to produce a new Warsaw cake. The name chosen for the delicacy is Zygmuntówka, after Polish king Sigismund III Vasa, whose column on Zamkowy Square is one of the city's most famous landmarks. The king moved Poland's capital from Cracow to Warsaw in 1596.

The winning cake is made of an almond mixture, cranberry conserve, chocolate mousse and meringue. The cake was created by Witold Teledziński's Nova cake shop. More than 18 cake shops in Warsaw entered the competition to come up with a new recipe, and additionally more than 650 internet users proposed a name for the cake. In the end, the name, thought up by Witold Żyła from Warsaw, was picked, based on the largest number of votes. Copyright for the recipe and name was transferred to the competition organizers and can be used by other cake shops on condition that they maintain the same quality and keep to the original recipe.

WDA City Fee Collection

In April WDA member hotels collected a total of zl.33,984 in voluntary levies from hotel guests. So far this year a total of zl.179,359 has been collected.
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