Archive for July 2016

New Jason Bourne film further demonstrates Tenerife’s appeal among film makers

The release of the highly anticipated film Jason Bourne, shot in Tenerife’s capital city, Santa Cruz, reaffirms the island’s appeal as a top filming location for box-office blockbusters. The largest of the Canary Islands was chosen by 88 local and international production companies for their shoots in 2015, which generated record revenues of €19 million (€11 million more than in 2014).

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Launching soon: Who are the ‘Faces of Lisbon’?

A brand new 3D multimedia extravaganza is landing in Lisbon to accompany the warm summer evenings. The city’s stories, places and its people are coming together in ‘Faces of Lisbon’, an entertaining sound and light show that will be projected onto the façade of Arco da Rua Augusta from 5th to 14th August.

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Macao plays starring role in Now You See Me 2

Cinemagoers across the country are experiencing the wonders of Macao on the big screen in the highly anticipated movie Now You See Me 2, the follow-up to the 2013 box office hit Now You See Me. Macao is the setting for much of the action as the master magicians known as the Four Horsemen – Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Lizzy Caplan – return for their most daring and astounding caper ever. Film fans also have the chance to win a luxury trip to Macao for two by entering a prize draw from the Macao Government Tourism Office and Travelbag.

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Thousands of Tenerife people get behind #BigWarmHug campaign to demonstrate their love for the UK

Tenerife Tourism Corporation’s #BigWarmHug campaign has exceeded all expectations in its first week of launch, reaching over two million people on Twitter, nearly 59,000 on Facebook and receiving more than 6,000 ‘likes’ on Instagram in just seven days. The #BigWarmHug campaign was devised to demonstrate the people of Tenerife’s love and appreciation for their European friends in the UK, regardless of whether or not the country remains in the EU.

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All aboard! The Tall Ships Races dock in Lisbon today!

Over 50 tall ships from all over the world are docking in Lisbon today to take part in The Tall Ships Races Lisboa. The annual competition, held since 1956, aims to promote sailing to young people from all nationalities. Over a million visitors are expected to participate in this year’s edition, which will be taking place until Monday 25th July 2016 at the new Lisbon Cruise Ship Terminal, close to the city centre.

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Palm Springs gets set to rock with music royalty at once-in-a-lifetime Desert Trip festival

The city of Palm Springs is getting ready to rock at the once-in-a-lifetime Desert Trip festival, headlined by six of the world’s most iconic and influential rock and roll artists including The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters and The Who.

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Palm Springs’ latest hotel openings cement the city’s reputation as a leader for trendy poolside retreats

As summer days in the UK start to become shorter, the city of Palm Springs is encouraging sun-seeking Brits to check out its growing portfolio of stunning poolside retreats, thanks to its recent hotel additions which have further boosted its enviable repertoire of established on trend poolside hangouts.

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TruTravels demonstrates commitment to trade sales with appointment of new Business Development Director

Specialist tour operator, TruTravels, has appointed Chris Garrick, Store Manager at STA Travel, as its Business Development Manager, reflecting the Asia specialist’s ambitions to work more closely with the travel trade to raise awareness and sales of its unique take on group tours.

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Summer nights in Lisbon: new viewpoints, cool bars and the “best rooftop bar in the world”

Lisbon may be known as one of Europe’s sunniest capitals, but for many visitors it really comes to life when the sun goes down. In the summer months a series of open air festivals, street parties, rooftop bars and lively clubs are the place to make the most of the warm evenings in the City of Seven Hills.

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EVA Air honoured twice and named the world’s 8th best airline at World Airline Awards 2016

EVA Air, Taiwan’s leading independent airline, Star Alliance member and the world’s newest 5-star ranking carrier has been recognised as the world’s 8th best airline amongst the top 100 airlines in the world, and named as the “Best Transpacific Airline” with the “Best Business Class Comfort Amenities” by SKYTRAX, at World Airline Awards 2016; the largest passenger satisfaction survey covering full-service and low-cost airlines across the globe.

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