Archive for September 2013

EVA Air teams with Shanghai for tourism promotion

Taiwan’s leading independent airline EVA Air and the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration (SMTA) are teaming up for a prestigious London event to make travel to Taiwan and Yangtze River Delta Region more appealing than ever.

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Hotel Colón Guanahaní to become adults-only from winter 2013

Hotel Colón Guanahaní, a charming 4-star hotel located in Playa de Fañabé (Costa Adeje, Tenerife), will become an adults-only property from 1st November 2013. From this date, those over 16 years old will be able to enjoy themselves and relax quietly in the hotel’s new peaceful atmosphere.

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Tenerife welcomes new President

Carlos Alonso has been recently elected as the new President of the Council of Tenerife (Cabildo), following the voluntary resignation of his predecessor Ricardo Melchior. This is the very first time that a president leaves voluntarily this position. From 16th September, Carlos Alonso occupies the highest post in the island’s Government, whose political party won the 2011 elections.

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Lisbon in 48 hours – Sun, sights and savings

One of Europe’s sunniest capitals, September and October temperatures in Lisbon still reach the low 60s and high 50s making it the perfect escape from the autumn chill in the UK. And with two new viewing points adding to the attractions of this sophisticated and cosmopolitan city, as well as some of the best value in the Eurozone, no wonder that over 90 per cent of Lisbon’s four million+ annual visitors say they plan to return.

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Live like a rock star in Palm Springs!

A new Hard Rock hotel is set to open in Palm Springs on 4th October 2013, bringing the legendary Hard Rock vibe to this Californian city famed for its celebrity appeal. With year round sunshine and endless activities, not to mention the ever-growing popularity of the Coachella Music Festival, the new 163-room property aims to cater for rock stars, celebrities or simply those who want to holiday like one in this desert playground.

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Tenerife demonstrates credentials as an accessible adventure playground for all abilities

A dozen tourists with a varying degree of physical disabilities have recently spent 10 days in Tenerife practising a diverse range of adventure sports. People with disabilities such as deafness, blindness and paraplegia were able to test their abilities to the limit and participate in some of the island’s most popular activities, including a climb to the top of the majestic Mount Teide, Spain’s highest  peak.

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Latest opening highlights Lisbon’s blend of traditional and contemporary

Last month (August) saw the opening of the historic Rua Augusta Arch with a new viewing outlook, offering visitors an outstanding panoramic view of Portugal’s capital city. This new cultural and tourist attraction epitomises Lisbon’s unique blend of the traditional and contemporary.

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Lisbon voted best city destination in Europe

Lisbon, the cosmopolitan and fascinating capital of Portugal, has been named Europe’s Leading City Break Destination 2013. The city triumphed at the prestigious World Travel Awards which are considered to be the ‘Oscars’ of tourism.

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Count down to Christmas with Sheepskin

The festive season is traditionally a time for peace, love and goodwill but with all the commotion of the season, many of us can end up feeling more like Mr. Scrooge than Father Christmas. Sheepskin – the award winning collection of stylish and unique holiday properties – has the perfect solution for enjoying a pre-Christmas break that can offer either a true escape from the madness surrounding this busy time of year or the perfect location to embrace it in your own style and at your own pace.

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Macau has the recipe for success!

The Far East destination of Macau, famed for its rich and diverse dining experiences, is dishing up a gastronomic adventure at the Macau Food Festival in November. This year’s festival coincides with an award-winning year for Macau, which has seen the destination bestowed with two new Michelin stars and one of its restaurants ranked among the top 10 best eateries in the world.

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