Archive for April 2016

British artists Sarah Brightman and Anathema will pay tribute to Stephen Hawking at Tenerife’s Starmus Festival III

As well as bringing together the world’s leading space travellers, stargazers and astrophysicists, Tenerife’s Starmus Festival III (27th June – 2nd July 2016) will also feature a music extravaganza with a strong British influence. English artist and UNESCO ambassador Sarah Brightman and Liverpool progressive rock band Anathema will both play at the third edition of the festival, which will pay tribute to Prof. Stephen Hawking.

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Ready, steady, go! Tenerife Bluetrail, Spain’s highest mountain race, returns to the island in June

A new edition of the Tenerife Bluetrail – the island’s most popular (and extreme) long-distance mountain race – is set to take place on Saturday 11th June. Over 1,000 athletes from all over the world have already signed up to run from sea level to an altitude of over 3,550 metres in Spain’s highest race.

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KOJAWAN Brings Sky High Far East Dining to Hilton London Metropole

KOJAWAN has opened at Hilton London Metropole, bringing the soul food of Korea, Japan and Taiwan, the countries after which it is named, to this stylish central London hotel. With unrivalled views of the capital from the hotel’s 23rd floor, KOJAWAN is a cool, 21st century izakaya, informal Japanese gastropub, serving innovative dishes from Seoul, Tokyo and Taipei along with a Kirin beer and raw bar.

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Lisbon, where your pound stretches further

British travellers looking for their next short break should head to Lisbon. Already famous for combining old-world charm and grand architecture with an eclectic food scene and vibrant nightlife, according to the latest City Costs Barometer from Post Office Travel Money the Portuguese capital is also the cheapest city in Western Europe for a city break.

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Insider Journeys launches new private travel guide to China

Asia specialist Insider Journeys (formerly Travel Indochina), has introduced a variety of new private travel itineraries for China, taking independent travellers beyond the tourist trail to really explore the culture, traditions and landscapes of this fascinating country.

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Bargain breaks to Thailand & Cambodia with TruTravels!

Specialist tour operator, TruTravels, is offering super savings to Thailand and Cambodia throughout 2016! Fun-loving backpackers and travellers can save £100 on ALL of the company’s new ’16 Day Thai-Khmer Explorer’ group tours departing this year, offering a superb opportunity for explorers to discover the most amazing parts of Cambodia and some of Thailand’s biggest gems.

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Roca Nivaria Gran Hotel in Tenerife chosen as base for “The ITV Holiday Show” pilot episode

The Roca Nivaria Gran Hotel, located in Tenerife’s upmarket resort of Costa Adeje, has recently welcomed the production team and presenters of “The ITV Holiday Show” to film a pilot episode of the new television programme. It is not the first time in recent years that the hotel has been chosen as the venue for an ITV filming production, further to its hosting of the cast of The Only Way is Essex last year.

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Red nose on! Tenerife’s International Street Art Festival returns in May to Puerto de la Cruz

Tenerife is gearing up to host a new edition of its acclaimed International Street Art Festival, known as Mueca. From 12th to 15th May 2016, the northern seafaring town of Puerto de la Cruz will welcome over 100 fun activities to delight both visitors and locals alike – from theatrical, circus and musical performances to photographic exhibitions and workshops.

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Insider Journeys launches new private travel guide to Japan

Following increased interest in Japan, Asia specialist Insider Journeys (formerly Travel Indochina), has introduced an enticing selection of new immersive trips, allowing independent travellers to delve deeper into Japanese culture and really get under the skin of the fascinating “Land of the Rising Sun” on their private holiday.

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NH Hotel Group launches its NH Collection brand in the Netherlands

With the re-opening of three out of its twelve Amsterdam hotels, the NH Hotel Group’s upper-upscale brand NH Collection has been officially launched in the Netherlands. After a period of refurbishments, NH Collection Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, NH Collection Doelen and NH Collection Barbizon Palace have been inaugurated as flagship hotels in the presence of CEO Federico J. González Tejera and Managing Director for the Benelux, UK, France and Africa, Maarten Markus.

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