Academy

An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary education or higher learning, research, or honorary membership. The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded approximately 385 BC at Akademia, a sanctuary of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and skill, north of Athens, Greece.

The original Academy

Before Akademia was a school, and even before Cimon enclosed its precincts with a wall, it contained a sacred grove of olive trees dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom, outside the city walls of ancient Athens. The archaic name for the site was Hekademia, which by classical times evolved into Akademia and was explained, at least as early as the beginning of the 6th century BC, by linking it to an Athenian hero, a legendary "Akademos". The site of Akademia was sacred to Athena and other immortals.

Plato's immediate successors as "scholarch" of Akademia were Speusippus (347–339 BC), Xenocrates (339–314 BC), Polemon (314–269 BC), Crates (ca. 269–266 BC), and Arcesilaus (ca. 266–240 BC). Later scholarchs include Lacydes of Cyrene, Carneades, Clitomachus, and Philo of Larissa ("the last undisputed head of the Academy"). Other notable members of Akademia include Aristotle, Heraclides Ponticus, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Philip of Opus, Crantor, and Antiochus of Ascalon.

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Holiday travel springs back to life

China Daily 31 Jan 2023
People's desire for travel was unleashed after China optimized COVID-19 response measures, which laid a foundation for the high-level and steady growth and recovery of the tourism economy throughout the year, Dai Bin, president of the China Tourism Academy, was quoted as saying by Xinhua News Agency on Sunday....
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China Spring Festival travel rush boosts economic recovery

China Daily 31 Jan 2023
TOURISM RECOVERY ... the tourism sector ... Dai Bin, president of the China Tourism Academy, said that travel demand has bounced back, with family visits and holiday travel during the Spring Festival holiday of 2023, kicking off a rosy start and sustained recovery of the tourism sector....
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Economic Watch: China Spring Festival travel rush boosts economic recovery

Xinhua 31 Jan 2023
TOURISM RECOVERY ... the tourism sector ... Dai Bin, president of the China Tourism Academy, said that travel demand has bounced back, with family visits and holiday travel during the Spring Festival holiday of 2023, kicking off a rosy start and sustained recovery of the tourism sector....
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Tourism market a step closer to robust recovery

People Daily 30 Jan 2023
Tourism operators in China are in high spirits because the market saw a good chance of a robust recovery during the Spring Festival holiday amid relaxed COVID-19 travel policies ... Dai Bin, president of the China Tourism Academy, said that considering the recent numbers, the tourism market is returning to its normal pace....
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China's tourism rebounds during 2023 Spring Festival

China Daily 30 Jan 2023
China's tourism industry rebounded during the 2023 Spring Festival, with Yunnan generating the most tourism revenue, Economic View reported on Monday ... It laid the market foundation for the "high opening, steady growth and continuous recovery" of the tourism economy throughout the year, according to the China Tourism Academy....
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China's cultural, tourist market rebounds during Spring Festival holiday

China Daily 30 Jan 2023
Booming tourism ... Chen Tao, who works at a tourism company in Beijing, said the market during this year's Spring Festival holiday was "much better" than last year ... "We have seen a tourism boom over the Spring Festival holiday and can expect steady growth of the market in the rest of the year," said Dai Bin, president of the China Tourism Academy....
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Feature: National events bring opportunities for winter sports development in NW China

China.dot.org 29 Jan 2023
... and winter sports tourism," Wang said ... Li Qiang, an executive in the Research Administration Department of the China Tourism Academy, believed that Beijing 2022 has not only shown great potential of China's tourism market, but also accelerated an overall upgrade of winter tourism....
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Timely boost

China.dot.org 29 Jan 2023
Outbound tourism was among the sectors most affected by the pandemic in China. According to a recent report by the China Tourism Academy, outbound tourism agencies across the country registered revenue of only 663 million yuan ($98.12 million) in 2022 compared to 214.6 billion yuan ($31.7 billion) in 2019, and incurred losses....
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National winter sports competitions bring new opportunities to western China

People Daily 29 Jan 2023
"The effective utilization of snow and ice resources in western China through the hosting of various winter sports competitions will continuously promote the integrated development of winter sports and the tourism industry," said Li Qiang, head of the scientific research management department with the China Tourism Academy....
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Villagers embrace new life in SW China's Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture

People Daily 29 Jan 2023
After cooperating with ecological agricultural companies, Sanhe Village’s tourism sector has embarked on a stable track of development, attracting more and more tourists. In 2020, Sanhe Village was listed as one of 100 key rural tourism villages in Sichuan ... Now, the village is developing tourism routes featuring the culture of the Yi ethnic group....
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Xinhua Headlines: China's cultural, tourist market rebounds during Spring Festival holiday

China.dot.org 29 Jan 2023
BOOMING TOURISM ... Chen Tao, who works at a tourism company in Beijing, said the market during this year's Spring Festival holiday was "much better" than last year ... "We have seen a tourism boom over the Spring Festival holiday and can expect steady growth of the market in the rest of the year," said Dai Bin, president of the China Tourism Academy....
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Oregon Coast Tourism partners receive over $200K for accessibility initiatives

The World 29 Jan 2023
These eight organizations will work with Wheel the World to conduct an accessibility assessment of local tourism businesses, receive accessibility training through Wheel the World Academy, and have local tourism businesses listed on WheeltheWorld.com, a comprehensive guide for ......
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Emirates, AGDA to train Emirati aviation managers

Gulf Daily News 29 Jan 2023
The Emirates Group and the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA) are set to collaborate in the launch of a training programme for the airline’s Emirati Country Managers ... The Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA) is a globally recognised diplomatic centre of excellence in Abu Dhabi, UAE....

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