Archive for June 2016

Lisbon moves into the top ten cities for international association meetings

Lisbon has strengthened its position as one of the world’s top destinations for international meetings and congresses by moving into the top ten in the annual International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) city rankings for 2015. The Portuguese capital climbed three places to No9 in the top 20 list of cities by hosting 145 association meetings last year, an impressive increase of 30% compared to 2014.

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Swap the wellies for sunglasses: six of Lisbon’s best summer festivals

Are you missing Glastonbury already? Festival-goers are still in time to enjoy this summer’s best music vibes in Lisbon! The Portuguese capital has an outstanding line-up of music events scheduled for the summer months that cater for all tastes, from pop and rock to jazz and classical, reggae and of course fado.

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UK Visitor Arrivals to Tenerife Increase by over 20%

The latest figures from the Tenerife Tourism Corporation indicate that over 800,000 visitors from the UK travelled to Tenerife between January to May 2016, representing an increase of 20.8% on the previous year. These statistics are all the more remarkable considering that 2015 saw a total of 1,765,216 visitors from the UK market, which already represented an uplift of 4.8% on the previous year.

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Lisbon in summer: fish, festivals and fado!

Summer is one of the liveliest seasons to visit Lisbon, especially in June, as the city plays host to its most popular annual festival, the Festas de Lisboa. Throughout the month, thousands of people take to the streets of Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhoods for music, dance, processions and street entertainment, while the smell of grilled sardines fills the air.

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New award for Lisbon: “Best City or Short Break Destination”

The Portuguese capital has been elected as the “Best City or Short Break Destination” by the Travel Media Awards 2016, which took place in Dublin at the end of May. The award distinguishes Lisbon as the best destination for short breaks in Europe based on the quality and diversity of its hotels, museums, monuments, restaurants, as well as its many other tourist attractions.

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Super savings for pectacular summer escapes to The Sarojin!

Those looking for a five-star summer escape need look no further than Thailand’s multi award-winning boutique resort The Sarojin, who are offering 10% off all stays between 10th May – 30th September 2016! Whether retreating for a two-week holiday or simply popping in for some well-deserved R&R, all guests who book at least 30 days prior to arrival will receive 10% off the price of their stay.

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EVA Air launches third new flight route for 2016

Award winning airline and Star Alliance member EVA Air has announced a brand new route, the third to be launched in 2016, further reinforcing its status as one of Asia’s most dynamic carriers. As of Thursday 3rd November 2016, EVA Air will connect Taipei directly with Chicago on its latest-model, Wi-Fi equipped Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, making the ‘Windy City’ its eighth gateway into North America.

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UK Visitors to Indonesia Soar in Line with Visa Free Policy, New Flights and Promotional Push

The first quarter of 2016 has seen the United Kingdom emerge as the leading growth source market to Indonesia, with a staggering increase of 28% on 2015 figures. The recent surge in arrivals to the largest archipelago in the world follows the recent introduction of the visa free policy for British nationals as well as an uplift in flight capacity and the introduction of Garuda Indonesia’s non-stop direct flights to Jakarta from London Heathrow.

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Macao’s hottest bars for a drink with a view

From its world class nightlife and entertainment to its living Portuguese-Chinese culture, Macao is one of Asia’s most exciting and fascinating destinations. While its neighbour Hong Kong is only 40 miles away, Macao can more than hold its own when it comes to out-of-this-world choices for a drink with a view.

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