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Brothers Behind El Celler de Can Roca, the World’s Best Restaurant, Take on Food Security and Sustainable Development

Brothers Behind El Celler de Can Roca, the World’s Best Restaurant, Take on Food Security and Sustainable Development

The Roca brothers will use their influence to promote a more sustainable future in food production

The Roca brothers are the first UN ambassadors to focus specifically on the new Sustainable Development Goals, which focus on tackling hunger, climate change, unemployment, and inequality.

Joan, Josep, and Jordi Roca — the three brothers behind El Celler de Can Roca, the reigning World’s Best Restaurant, as voted by S. Pellegrino — have joined the United Nations Development Programme as official goodwill ambassadors, with the goal of establishing greater public support for the UNDP’s Sustainable Development Goals.

As the first ambassadors to focus specifically on the UNDP’s sustainability goals — in which world leaders have agreed to share responsibilities for significantly reducing hunger, inequality, climate change, and unemployment by the year 2030 — the Roca brothers will use their influence and expertise to advocate for greater food security and access to healthy food. Furthermore, the brothers will advise on environmentally and economically sound ways to improve the food and agricultural industries.

As part of their new roles, the Roca brothers will establish a network of training centers for small farmers and businesses that will focus on promoting sustainability, reducing waste, creating new jobs, and spreading gender equality. A pilot program is set to launch in Africa.

“Creating prosperity means securing a food chain that is environmentally sustainable, socially just, and economically inclusive,” Joan Roca said in a statement. “We believe that there is a critical need for the world to focus on food, health, and environment. Food security and access to nutritious food intersects with other key areas like climate change, agricultural production, and labor.

“Food security means more than expanding harvests or yields — but also providing a chance for communities to gain new insight into how to protect their local crops and culinary traditions, all of which impact other areas. We as chefs can work with a new generation of partners to get our message across and provide knowledge that can be useful for larger communities. In terms of advocating for food greater food security and fighting malnutrition — this is also our responsibility.”


Brothers Behind El Celler de Can Roca, the World’s Best Restaurant, Take on Food Security and Sustainable Development - Recipes

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:55:39 +0200

    is to open seven new routes from Manchester airport for the summer holidays. Starting in May, the direct flights will include Alicante, Malaga, Ibiza and Palma.

With regular new flight routes opening up new and existing destinations throughout Spain, we look forward to welcoming even more British holidaymakers this year and showcasing everything Spain has to offer.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:39:18 +0100

th member of the European Geoparks Network. UNESCO granted the title thanks to the island&rsquos Biosphere Reserve and six protected natural areas that cover 60% of its land mass, including the Integrated Marine Reserve &ndash Mar de las Calmas. www.geoparqueelhierro.es

Irrisarri Land, a new concept of rural tourism in Navarra

Irrisarri Land, which opened its doors this year, is home to the longest zip line in Spain, a pendulum swing and a 140 metre-long rope bride, as well as a bike park, adventure routes, downhill tracks and even a heliport for those who wish to take to the skies and get a real bird&rsquos eye view of the region. A truly sustainable destination, the park has been designed with the utmost sensitivity for the local area and has been built using only local materials, such as wood, iron and stone. This is the perfect location for a fun-filled family weekend in Northern Spain. http://www.irrisarriland.com/

Culture on the Basque Coast

As well as exploring the beautiful towns and indulging in the excellent food for which it is famous for, a trip along the Basque Coast can also incorporate masses of art and culture thanks to a new network of museums that are facilitating travel for art lovers in the region. This unique network comprises a total of 40 cultural establishments from Bilbao and its surrounds in the west along to Irun in the east. The trail visits iconic cities such as San Sebastián, as well as taking in charming fishing villages such as Lekeitio, Bermeo and Bakio, and historic landmarks such as the town of Gernika. Along the way visitors can delve into art galleries, cultural museums, bird centres and aquariums, and really gain an understanding of what makes this captivating coastline what it is today. www.losmuseosdelacostavasca.com

TRANSPORT NEWS

British Airways launches new flights to Bilbao from spring 2015

British Airways has announced the launch of a brand new double daily service between London Heathrow and the vibrant city of Bilbao. The route launches on 29 March 2015 and will depart twice daily at 9.20am and 16.05pm, returning at 13.05pm and 19.40pm. www.ba.com

Monarch Airlines announces new flights to Alicante for summer 2015

Monarch Airlines has announced the launch of a new route from Leeds Bradford Airport to Alicante for summer 2015. The new route forms part of the airline&rsquos summer schedule which features flights to ten different sun and city destinations across Europe and 28 frequencies per week. Alicante was one of just two new destinations for the airline to add for summer 2015. www.monarch.co.uk

Murcia launches Tourist Bus

The city of Murcia has just launched its first ever tourist bus that takes visitors round the highlights of the old town and the El Carmen and San Andres neighbourhood. The bus follows a 45 minute, 8km route through the city with an audio guide picking out the key sights and historical landmarks available in 10 different languages. The bus has six different stops Murcia Town Hall, the Salzillo Museum, shopping district, Floridablanca gardens, La Merced and Gran Via-Alfonso X. Tickets are hop-on, hop-off and are valid for 24 hours. The city estimates taking 20,000 tourists on the bus in its first year. www.turismodemurcia.es

Discover Spain for less with RENFE&rsquos Spain Pass

Spain&rsquos pioneering rail network counts the UK as its most important international market, accounting for 17% of ticket sales. Foreign visitors planning to visit Spain can take advantage of the Renfe Spain Pass - a product only available for foreign residents that allows travellers to take between four and 12 trips on High Speed Long Distance trains for an extremely competitive price. The pass also includes lots of added value, such as discounts on entry to museums and tourist cards. www.renfe.com

British Airways launches new flights to Fuerteventura for winter 2014

British Airways has launched a new short-haul route which will run from London Gatwick to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. Flights are now on sale for the new route, which commences on 13 December as part of their winter 2014 programme. The twice-weekly service will run on Wednesdays and Saturdays and allow tourists to visit the second biggest Canary Island direct from London Gatwick. www.ba.com

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

The Canary Islands hosts pop-up London art exhibition

A unique way of illustrating the diverse beauty of the Canary Islands, &lsquoOn the draw, an illustrated journey to the Canary Islands&rsquo is a six night pop-up art exhibition, taking place in Canvas Studios in Shoreditch. Featuring art work from seven well-known illustrators from across the globe, each piece represents the distinct personal views and landscapes of the Canary Islands documented during the artists&rsquo respective one week stays on the islands. The exhibition opens on 3 November until 9 November. http://www.onthedraw.travel/

Tenerife launches its first walking festival

Tenerife&rsquos highly anticipated Walking Festival will take place from 10-15 March 2015 and aims to showcase the Canary Island&rsquos varied landscape and spring-like year-round temperature (an average of 23ºC), all of which make it the perfect place for hiking. Visitors can traverse over 1,500 km of paths on walks suitable for all ages and levels. The four-day event, which takes place in the north of the island in Puerto de la Cruz, is open to everyone and participants are required to pay a &euro20 joining fee to access a welcome pack, daily transport to each trail, a wristband that gives discounts in local shops, restaurants and museums and free nightly entertainment. www.tenerifewalkingfestival.com

Bilbao to host first UCLG summit in 2015

The UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) has chosen Bilbao as the host city of the first ever UCLG Culture Summit in 2015, in which over 250 leaders and international culture experts are expected to attend. The summit will be celebrated between January and April 2015 and Bilbao was chosen as the ideal host city given culture&rsquos vital role in the city&rsquos development strategy since the early 90&rsquos when it began its major economic and urban transformation. www.bilbaointernational.com

TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Balearic Islands to launch &ldquoVirtual Host&rdquo

2015 will see the Balearic Islands become the first destination in the world with a &ldquoVirtual Host&rdquo to guide and accompany visitors, residents and businesspeople, giving them the information they need when they need it. This innovative information system will enable visitors to access tailored information, make travel plans or hone their itineraries and share their experiences on social media. Different visitors will be served up different content depending on their interests and according to their profile, nationality and the time of year they plan to visit, ensuring that winter visitors are just as well catered for as summer ones. The technology will be launched in its entirety during FITUR at the end of January 2015.


Brothers Behind El Celler de Can Roca, the World’s Best Restaurant, Take on Food Security and Sustainable Development - Recipes

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:55:39 +0200

    is to open seven new routes from Manchester airport for the summer holidays. Starting in May, the direct flights will include Alicante, Malaga, Ibiza and Palma.

With regular new flight routes opening up new and existing destinations throughout Spain, we look forward to welcoming even more British holidaymakers this year and showcasing everything Spain has to offer.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:39:18 +0100

th member of the European Geoparks Network. UNESCO granted the title thanks to the island&rsquos Biosphere Reserve and six protected natural areas that cover 60% of its land mass, including the Integrated Marine Reserve &ndash Mar de las Calmas. www.geoparqueelhierro.es

Irrisarri Land, a new concept of rural tourism in Navarra

Irrisarri Land, which opened its doors this year, is home to the longest zip line in Spain, a pendulum swing and a 140 metre-long rope bride, as well as a bike park, adventure routes, downhill tracks and even a heliport for those who wish to take to the skies and get a real bird&rsquos eye view of the region. A truly sustainable destination, the park has been designed with the utmost sensitivity for the local area and has been built using only local materials, such as wood, iron and stone. This is the perfect location for a fun-filled family weekend in Northern Spain. http://www.irrisarriland.com/

Culture on the Basque Coast

As well as exploring the beautiful towns and indulging in the excellent food for which it is famous for, a trip along the Basque Coast can also incorporate masses of art and culture thanks to a new network of museums that are facilitating travel for art lovers in the region. This unique network comprises a total of 40 cultural establishments from Bilbao and its surrounds in the west along to Irun in the east. The trail visits iconic cities such as San Sebastián, as well as taking in charming fishing villages such as Lekeitio, Bermeo and Bakio, and historic landmarks such as the town of Gernika. Along the way visitors can delve into art galleries, cultural museums, bird centres and aquariums, and really gain an understanding of what makes this captivating coastline what it is today. www.losmuseosdelacostavasca.com

TRANSPORT NEWS

British Airways launches new flights to Bilbao from spring 2015

British Airways has announced the launch of a brand new double daily service between London Heathrow and the vibrant city of Bilbao. The route launches on 29 March 2015 and will depart twice daily at 9.20am and 16.05pm, returning at 13.05pm and 19.40pm. www.ba.com

Monarch Airlines announces new flights to Alicante for summer 2015

Monarch Airlines has announced the launch of a new route from Leeds Bradford Airport to Alicante for summer 2015. The new route forms part of the airline&rsquos summer schedule which features flights to ten different sun and city destinations across Europe and 28 frequencies per week. Alicante was one of just two new destinations for the airline to add for summer 2015. www.monarch.co.uk

Murcia launches Tourist Bus

The city of Murcia has just launched its first ever tourist bus that takes visitors round the highlights of the old town and the El Carmen and San Andres neighbourhood. The bus follows a 45 minute, 8km route through the city with an audio guide picking out the key sights and historical landmarks available in 10 different languages. The bus has six different stops Murcia Town Hall, the Salzillo Museum, shopping district, Floridablanca gardens, La Merced and Gran Via-Alfonso X. Tickets are hop-on, hop-off and are valid for 24 hours. The city estimates taking 20,000 tourists on the bus in its first year. www.turismodemurcia.es

Discover Spain for less with RENFE&rsquos Spain Pass

Spain&rsquos pioneering rail network counts the UK as its most important international market, accounting for 17% of ticket sales. Foreign visitors planning to visit Spain can take advantage of the Renfe Spain Pass - a product only available for foreign residents that allows travellers to take between four and 12 trips on High Speed Long Distance trains for an extremely competitive price. The pass also includes lots of added value, such as discounts on entry to museums and tourist cards. www.renfe.com

British Airways launches new flights to Fuerteventura for winter 2014

British Airways has launched a new short-haul route which will run from London Gatwick to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. Flights are now on sale for the new route, which commences on 13 December as part of their winter 2014 programme. The twice-weekly service will run on Wednesdays and Saturdays and allow tourists to visit the second biggest Canary Island direct from London Gatwick. www.ba.com

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

The Canary Islands hosts pop-up London art exhibition

A unique way of illustrating the diverse beauty of the Canary Islands, &lsquoOn the draw, an illustrated journey to the Canary Islands&rsquo is a six night pop-up art exhibition, taking place in Canvas Studios in Shoreditch. Featuring art work from seven well-known illustrators from across the globe, each piece represents the distinct personal views and landscapes of the Canary Islands documented during the artists&rsquo respective one week stays on the islands. The exhibition opens on 3 November until 9 November. http://www.onthedraw.travel/

Tenerife launches its first walking festival

Tenerife&rsquos highly anticipated Walking Festival will take place from 10-15 March 2015 and aims to showcase the Canary Island&rsquos varied landscape and spring-like year-round temperature (an average of 23ºC), all of which make it the perfect place for hiking. Visitors can traverse over 1,500 km of paths on walks suitable for all ages and levels. The four-day event, which takes place in the north of the island in Puerto de la Cruz, is open to everyone and participants are required to pay a &euro20 joining fee to access a welcome pack, daily transport to each trail, a wristband that gives discounts in local shops, restaurants and museums and free nightly entertainment. www.tenerifewalkingfestival.com

Bilbao to host first UCLG summit in 2015

The UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) has chosen Bilbao as the host city of the first ever UCLG Culture Summit in 2015, in which over 250 leaders and international culture experts are expected to attend. The summit will be celebrated between January and April 2015 and Bilbao was chosen as the ideal host city given culture&rsquos vital role in the city&rsquos development strategy since the early 90&rsquos when it began its major economic and urban transformation. www.bilbaointernational.com

TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Balearic Islands to launch &ldquoVirtual Host&rdquo

2015 will see the Balearic Islands become the first destination in the world with a &ldquoVirtual Host&rdquo to guide and accompany visitors, residents and businesspeople, giving them the information they need when they need it. This innovative information system will enable visitors to access tailored information, make travel plans or hone their itineraries and share their experiences on social media. Different visitors will be served up different content depending on their interests and according to their profile, nationality and the time of year they plan to visit, ensuring that winter visitors are just as well catered for as summer ones. The technology will be launched in its entirety during FITUR at the end of January 2015.


Brothers Behind El Celler de Can Roca, the World’s Best Restaurant, Take on Food Security and Sustainable Development - Recipes

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:55:39 +0200

    is to open seven new routes from Manchester airport for the summer holidays. Starting in May, the direct flights will include Alicante, Malaga, Ibiza and Palma.

With regular new flight routes opening up new and existing destinations throughout Spain, we look forward to welcoming even more British holidaymakers this year and showcasing everything Spain has to offer.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:39:18 +0100

th member of the European Geoparks Network. UNESCO granted the title thanks to the island&rsquos Biosphere Reserve and six protected natural areas that cover 60% of its land mass, including the Integrated Marine Reserve &ndash Mar de las Calmas. www.geoparqueelhierro.es

Irrisarri Land, a new concept of rural tourism in Navarra

Irrisarri Land, which opened its doors this year, is home to the longest zip line in Spain, a pendulum swing and a 140 metre-long rope bride, as well as a bike park, adventure routes, downhill tracks and even a heliport for those who wish to take to the skies and get a real bird&rsquos eye view of the region. A truly sustainable destination, the park has been designed with the utmost sensitivity for the local area and has been built using only local materials, such as wood, iron and stone. This is the perfect location for a fun-filled family weekend in Northern Spain. http://www.irrisarriland.com/

Culture on the Basque Coast

As well as exploring the beautiful towns and indulging in the excellent food for which it is famous for, a trip along the Basque Coast can also incorporate masses of art and culture thanks to a new network of museums that are facilitating travel for art lovers in the region. This unique network comprises a total of 40 cultural establishments from Bilbao and its surrounds in the west along to Irun in the east. The trail visits iconic cities such as San Sebastián, as well as taking in charming fishing villages such as Lekeitio, Bermeo and Bakio, and historic landmarks such as the town of Gernika. Along the way visitors can delve into art galleries, cultural museums, bird centres and aquariums, and really gain an understanding of what makes this captivating coastline what it is today. www.losmuseosdelacostavasca.com

TRANSPORT NEWS

British Airways launches new flights to Bilbao from spring 2015

British Airways has announced the launch of a brand new double daily service between London Heathrow and the vibrant city of Bilbao. The route launches on 29 March 2015 and will depart twice daily at 9.20am and 16.05pm, returning at 13.05pm and 19.40pm. www.ba.com

Monarch Airlines announces new flights to Alicante for summer 2015

Monarch Airlines has announced the launch of a new route from Leeds Bradford Airport to Alicante for summer 2015. The new route forms part of the airline&rsquos summer schedule which features flights to ten different sun and city destinations across Europe and 28 frequencies per week. Alicante was one of just two new destinations for the airline to add for summer 2015. www.monarch.co.uk

Murcia launches Tourist Bus

The city of Murcia has just launched its first ever tourist bus that takes visitors round the highlights of the old town and the El Carmen and San Andres neighbourhood. The bus follows a 45 minute, 8km route through the city with an audio guide picking out the key sights and historical landmarks available in 10 different languages. The bus has six different stops Murcia Town Hall, the Salzillo Museum, shopping district, Floridablanca gardens, La Merced and Gran Via-Alfonso X. Tickets are hop-on, hop-off and are valid for 24 hours. The city estimates taking 20,000 tourists on the bus in its first year. www.turismodemurcia.es

Discover Spain for less with RENFE&rsquos Spain Pass

Spain&rsquos pioneering rail network counts the UK as its most important international market, accounting for 17% of ticket sales. Foreign visitors planning to visit Spain can take advantage of the Renfe Spain Pass - a product only available for foreign residents that allows travellers to take between four and 12 trips on High Speed Long Distance trains for an extremely competitive price. The pass also includes lots of added value, such as discounts on entry to museums and tourist cards. www.renfe.com

British Airways launches new flights to Fuerteventura for winter 2014

British Airways has launched a new short-haul route which will run from London Gatwick to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. Flights are now on sale for the new route, which commences on 13 December as part of their winter 2014 programme. The twice-weekly service will run on Wednesdays and Saturdays and allow tourists to visit the second biggest Canary Island direct from London Gatwick. www.ba.com

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

The Canary Islands hosts pop-up London art exhibition

A unique way of illustrating the diverse beauty of the Canary Islands, &lsquoOn the draw, an illustrated journey to the Canary Islands&rsquo is a six night pop-up art exhibition, taking place in Canvas Studios in Shoreditch. Featuring art work from seven well-known illustrators from across the globe, each piece represents the distinct personal views and landscapes of the Canary Islands documented during the artists&rsquo respective one week stays on the islands. The exhibition opens on 3 November until 9 November. http://www.onthedraw.travel/

Tenerife launches its first walking festival

Tenerife&rsquos highly anticipated Walking Festival will take place from 10-15 March 2015 and aims to showcase the Canary Island&rsquos varied landscape and spring-like year-round temperature (an average of 23ºC), all of which make it the perfect place for hiking. Visitors can traverse over 1,500 km of paths on walks suitable for all ages and levels. The four-day event, which takes place in the north of the island in Puerto de la Cruz, is open to everyone and participants are required to pay a &euro20 joining fee to access a welcome pack, daily transport to each trail, a wristband that gives discounts in local shops, restaurants and museums and free nightly entertainment. www.tenerifewalkingfestival.com

Bilbao to host first UCLG summit in 2015

The UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) has chosen Bilbao as the host city of the first ever UCLG Culture Summit in 2015, in which over 250 leaders and international culture experts are expected to attend. The summit will be celebrated between January and April 2015 and Bilbao was chosen as the ideal host city given culture&rsquos vital role in the city&rsquos development strategy since the early 90&rsquos when it began its major economic and urban transformation. www.bilbaointernational.com

TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Balearic Islands to launch &ldquoVirtual Host&rdquo

2015 will see the Balearic Islands become the first destination in the world with a &ldquoVirtual Host&rdquo to guide and accompany visitors, residents and businesspeople, giving them the information they need when they need it. This innovative information system will enable visitors to access tailored information, make travel plans or hone their itineraries and share their experiences on social media. Different visitors will be served up different content depending on their interests and according to their profile, nationality and the time of year they plan to visit, ensuring that winter visitors are just as well catered for as summer ones. The technology will be launched in its entirety during FITUR at the end of January 2015.


Brothers Behind El Celler de Can Roca, the World’s Best Restaurant, Take on Food Security and Sustainable Development - Recipes

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:55:39 +0200

    is to open seven new routes from Manchester airport for the summer holidays. Starting in May, the direct flights will include Alicante, Malaga, Ibiza and Palma.

With regular new flight routes opening up new and existing destinations throughout Spain, we look forward to welcoming even more British holidaymakers this year and showcasing everything Spain has to offer.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:39:18 +0100

th member of the European Geoparks Network. UNESCO granted the title thanks to the island&rsquos Biosphere Reserve and six protected natural areas that cover 60% of its land mass, including the Integrated Marine Reserve &ndash Mar de las Calmas. www.geoparqueelhierro.es

Irrisarri Land, a new concept of rural tourism in Navarra

Irrisarri Land, which opened its doors this year, is home to the longest zip line in Spain, a pendulum swing and a 140 metre-long rope bride, as well as a bike park, adventure routes, downhill tracks and even a heliport for those who wish to take to the skies and get a real bird&rsquos eye view of the region. A truly sustainable destination, the park has been designed with the utmost sensitivity for the local area and has been built using only local materials, such as wood, iron and stone. This is the perfect location for a fun-filled family weekend in Northern Spain. http://www.irrisarriland.com/

Culture on the Basque Coast

As well as exploring the beautiful towns and indulging in the excellent food for which it is famous for, a trip along the Basque Coast can also incorporate masses of art and culture thanks to a new network of museums that are facilitating travel for art lovers in the region. This unique network comprises a total of 40 cultural establishments from Bilbao and its surrounds in the west along to Irun in the east. The trail visits iconic cities such as San Sebastián, as well as taking in charming fishing villages such as Lekeitio, Bermeo and Bakio, and historic landmarks such as the town of Gernika. Along the way visitors can delve into art galleries, cultural museums, bird centres and aquariums, and really gain an understanding of what makes this captivating coastline what it is today. www.losmuseosdelacostavasca.com

TRANSPORT NEWS

British Airways launches new flights to Bilbao from spring 2015

British Airways has announced the launch of a brand new double daily service between London Heathrow and the vibrant city of Bilbao. The route launches on 29 March 2015 and will depart twice daily at 9.20am and 16.05pm, returning at 13.05pm and 19.40pm. www.ba.com

Monarch Airlines announces new flights to Alicante for summer 2015

Monarch Airlines has announced the launch of a new route from Leeds Bradford Airport to Alicante for summer 2015. The new route forms part of the airline&rsquos summer schedule which features flights to ten different sun and city destinations across Europe and 28 frequencies per week. Alicante was one of just two new destinations for the airline to add for summer 2015. www.monarch.co.uk

Murcia launches Tourist Bus

The city of Murcia has just launched its first ever tourist bus that takes visitors round the highlights of the old town and the El Carmen and San Andres neighbourhood. The bus follows a 45 minute, 8km route through the city with an audio guide picking out the key sights and historical landmarks available in 10 different languages. The bus has six different stops Murcia Town Hall, the Salzillo Museum, shopping district, Floridablanca gardens, La Merced and Gran Via-Alfonso X. Tickets are hop-on, hop-off and are valid for 24 hours. The city estimates taking 20,000 tourists on the bus in its first year. www.turismodemurcia.es

Discover Spain for less with RENFE&rsquos Spain Pass

Spain&rsquos pioneering rail network counts the UK as its most important international market, accounting for 17% of ticket sales. Foreign visitors planning to visit Spain can take advantage of the Renfe Spain Pass - a product only available for foreign residents that allows travellers to take between four and 12 trips on High Speed Long Distance trains for an extremely competitive price. The pass also includes lots of added value, such as discounts on entry to museums and tourist cards. www.renfe.com

British Airways launches new flights to Fuerteventura for winter 2014

British Airways has launched a new short-haul route which will run from London Gatwick to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. Flights are now on sale for the new route, which commences on 13 December as part of their winter 2014 programme. The twice-weekly service will run on Wednesdays and Saturdays and allow tourists to visit the second biggest Canary Island direct from London Gatwick. www.ba.com

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

The Canary Islands hosts pop-up London art exhibition

A unique way of illustrating the diverse beauty of the Canary Islands, &lsquoOn the draw, an illustrated journey to the Canary Islands&rsquo is a six night pop-up art exhibition, taking place in Canvas Studios in Shoreditch. Featuring art work from seven well-known illustrators from across the globe, each piece represents the distinct personal views and landscapes of the Canary Islands documented during the artists&rsquo respective one week stays on the islands. The exhibition opens on 3 November until 9 November. http://www.onthedraw.travel/

Tenerife launches its first walking festival

Tenerife&rsquos highly anticipated Walking Festival will take place from 10-15 March 2015 and aims to showcase the Canary Island&rsquos varied landscape and spring-like year-round temperature (an average of 23ºC), all of which make it the perfect place for hiking. Visitors can traverse over 1,500 km of paths on walks suitable for all ages and levels. The four-day event, which takes place in the north of the island in Puerto de la Cruz, is open to everyone and participants are required to pay a &euro20 joining fee to access a welcome pack, daily transport to each trail, a wristband that gives discounts in local shops, restaurants and museums and free nightly entertainment. www.tenerifewalkingfestival.com

Bilbao to host first UCLG summit in 2015

The UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) has chosen Bilbao as the host city of the first ever UCLG Culture Summit in 2015, in which over 250 leaders and international culture experts are expected to attend. The summit will be celebrated between January and April 2015 and Bilbao was chosen as the ideal host city given culture&rsquos vital role in the city&rsquos development strategy since the early 90&rsquos when it began its major economic and urban transformation. www.bilbaointernational.com

TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Balearic Islands to launch &ldquoVirtual Host&rdquo

2015 will see the Balearic Islands become the first destination in the world with a &ldquoVirtual Host&rdquo to guide and accompany visitors, residents and businesspeople, giving them the information they need when they need it. This innovative information system will enable visitors to access tailored information, make travel plans or hone their itineraries and share their experiences on social media. Different visitors will be served up different content depending on their interests and according to their profile, nationality and the time of year they plan to visit, ensuring that winter visitors are just as well catered for as summer ones. The technology will be launched in its entirety during FITUR at the end of January 2015.


Brothers Behind El Celler de Can Roca, the World’s Best Restaurant, Take on Food Security and Sustainable Development - Recipes

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:55:39 +0200

    is to open seven new routes from Manchester airport for the summer holidays. Starting in May, the direct flights will include Alicante, Malaga, Ibiza and Palma.

With regular new flight routes opening up new and existing destinations throughout Spain, we look forward to welcoming even more British holidaymakers this year and showcasing everything Spain has to offer.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:39:18 +0100

th member of the European Geoparks Network. UNESCO granted the title thanks to the island&rsquos Biosphere Reserve and six protected natural areas that cover 60% of its land mass, including the Integrated Marine Reserve &ndash Mar de las Calmas. www.geoparqueelhierro.es

Irrisarri Land, a new concept of rural tourism in Navarra

Irrisarri Land, which opened its doors this year, is home to the longest zip line in Spain, a pendulum swing and a 140 metre-long rope bride, as well as a bike park, adventure routes, downhill tracks and even a heliport for those who wish to take to the skies and get a real bird&rsquos eye view of the region. A truly sustainable destination, the park has been designed with the utmost sensitivity for the local area and has been built using only local materials, such as wood, iron and stone. This is the perfect location for a fun-filled family weekend in Northern Spain. http://www.irrisarriland.com/

Culture on the Basque Coast

As well as exploring the beautiful towns and indulging in the excellent food for which it is famous for, a trip along the Basque Coast can also incorporate masses of art and culture thanks to a new network of museums that are facilitating travel for art lovers in the region. This unique network comprises a total of 40 cultural establishments from Bilbao and its surrounds in the west along to Irun in the east. The trail visits iconic cities such as San Sebastián, as well as taking in charming fishing villages such as Lekeitio, Bermeo and Bakio, and historic landmarks such as the town of Gernika. Along the way visitors can delve into art galleries, cultural museums, bird centres and aquariums, and really gain an understanding of what makes this captivating coastline what it is today. www.losmuseosdelacostavasca.com

TRANSPORT NEWS

British Airways launches new flights to Bilbao from spring 2015

British Airways has announced the launch of a brand new double daily service between London Heathrow and the vibrant city of Bilbao. The route launches on 29 March 2015 and will depart twice daily at 9.20am and 16.05pm, returning at 13.05pm and 19.40pm. www.ba.com

Monarch Airlines announces new flights to Alicante for summer 2015

Monarch Airlines has announced the launch of a new route from Leeds Bradford Airport to Alicante for summer 2015. The new route forms part of the airline&rsquos summer schedule which features flights to ten different sun and city destinations across Europe and 28 frequencies per week. Alicante was one of just two new destinations for the airline to add for summer 2015. www.monarch.co.uk

Murcia launches Tourist Bus

The city of Murcia has just launched its first ever tourist bus that takes visitors round the highlights of the old town and the El Carmen and San Andres neighbourhood. The bus follows a 45 minute, 8km route through the city with an audio guide picking out the key sights and historical landmarks available in 10 different languages. The bus has six different stops Murcia Town Hall, the Salzillo Museum, shopping district, Floridablanca gardens, La Merced and Gran Via-Alfonso X. Tickets are hop-on, hop-off and are valid for 24 hours. The city estimates taking 20,000 tourists on the bus in its first year. www.turismodemurcia.es

Discover Spain for less with RENFE&rsquos Spain Pass

Spain&rsquos pioneering rail network counts the UK as its most important international market, accounting for 17% of ticket sales. Foreign visitors planning to visit Spain can take advantage of the Renfe Spain Pass - a product only available for foreign residents that allows travellers to take between four and 12 trips on High Speed Long Distance trains for an extremely competitive price. The pass also includes lots of added value, such as discounts on entry to museums and tourist cards. www.renfe.com

British Airways launches new flights to Fuerteventura for winter 2014

British Airways has launched a new short-haul route which will run from London Gatwick to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. Flights are now on sale for the new route, which commences on 13 December as part of their winter 2014 programme. The twice-weekly service will run on Wednesdays and Saturdays and allow tourists to visit the second biggest Canary Island direct from London Gatwick. www.ba.com

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

The Canary Islands hosts pop-up London art exhibition

A unique way of illustrating the diverse beauty of the Canary Islands, &lsquoOn the draw, an illustrated journey to the Canary Islands&rsquo is a six night pop-up art exhibition, taking place in Canvas Studios in Shoreditch. Featuring art work from seven well-known illustrators from across the globe, each piece represents the distinct personal views and landscapes of the Canary Islands documented during the artists&rsquo respective one week stays on the islands. The exhibition opens on 3 November until 9 November. http://www.onthedraw.travel/

Tenerife launches its first walking festival

Tenerife&rsquos highly anticipated Walking Festival will take place from 10-15 March 2015 and aims to showcase the Canary Island&rsquos varied landscape and spring-like year-round temperature (an average of 23ºC), all of which make it the perfect place for hiking. Visitors can traverse over 1,500 km of paths on walks suitable for all ages and levels. The four-day event, which takes place in the north of the island in Puerto de la Cruz, is open to everyone and participants are required to pay a &euro20 joining fee to access a welcome pack, daily transport to each trail, a wristband that gives discounts in local shops, restaurants and museums and free nightly entertainment. www.tenerifewalkingfestival.com

Bilbao to host first UCLG summit in 2015

The UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) has chosen Bilbao as the host city of the first ever UCLG Culture Summit in 2015, in which over 250 leaders and international culture experts are expected to attend. The summit will be celebrated between January and April 2015 and Bilbao was chosen as the ideal host city given culture&rsquos vital role in the city&rsquos development strategy since the early 90&rsquos when it began its major economic and urban transformation. www.bilbaointernational.com

TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Balearic Islands to launch &ldquoVirtual Host&rdquo

2015 will see the Balearic Islands become the first destination in the world with a &ldquoVirtual Host&rdquo to guide and accompany visitors, residents and businesspeople, giving them the information they need when they need it. This innovative information system will enable visitors to access tailored information, make travel plans or hone their itineraries and share their experiences on social media. Different visitors will be served up different content depending on their interests and according to their profile, nationality and the time of year they plan to visit, ensuring that winter visitors are just as well catered for as summer ones. The technology will be launched in its entirety during FITUR at the end of January 2015.


Brothers Behind El Celler de Can Roca, the World’s Best Restaurant, Take on Food Security and Sustainable Development - Recipes

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:55:39 +0200

    is to open seven new routes from Manchester airport for the summer holidays. Starting in May, the direct flights will include Alicante, Malaga, Ibiza and Palma.

With regular new flight routes opening up new and existing destinations throughout Spain, we look forward to welcoming even more British holidaymakers this year and showcasing everything Spain has to offer.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:39:18 +0100

th member of the European Geoparks Network. UNESCO granted the title thanks to the island&rsquos Biosphere Reserve and six protected natural areas that cover 60% of its land mass, including the Integrated Marine Reserve &ndash Mar de las Calmas. www.geoparqueelhierro.es

Irrisarri Land, a new concept of rural tourism in Navarra

Irrisarri Land, which opened its doors this year, is home to the longest zip line in Spain, a pendulum swing and a 140 metre-long rope bride, as well as a bike park, adventure routes, downhill tracks and even a heliport for those who wish to take to the skies and get a real bird&rsquos eye view of the region. A truly sustainable destination, the park has been designed with the utmost sensitivity for the local area and has been built using only local materials, such as wood, iron and stone. This is the perfect location for a fun-filled family weekend in Northern Spain. http://www.irrisarriland.com/

Culture on the Basque Coast

As well as exploring the beautiful towns and indulging in the excellent food for which it is famous for, a trip along the Basque Coast can also incorporate masses of art and culture thanks to a new network of museums that are facilitating travel for art lovers in the region. This unique network comprises a total of 40 cultural establishments from Bilbao and its surrounds in the west along to Irun in the east. The trail visits iconic cities such as San Sebastián, as well as taking in charming fishing villages such as Lekeitio, Bermeo and Bakio, and historic landmarks such as the town of Gernika. Along the way visitors can delve into art galleries, cultural museums, bird centres and aquariums, and really gain an understanding of what makes this captivating coastline what it is today. www.losmuseosdelacostavasca.com

TRANSPORT NEWS

British Airways launches new flights to Bilbao from spring 2015

British Airways has announced the launch of a brand new double daily service between London Heathrow and the vibrant city of Bilbao. The route launches on 29 March 2015 and will depart twice daily at 9.20am and 16.05pm, returning at 13.05pm and 19.40pm. www.ba.com

Monarch Airlines announces new flights to Alicante for summer 2015

Monarch Airlines has announced the launch of a new route from Leeds Bradford Airport to Alicante for summer 2015. The new route forms part of the airline&rsquos summer schedule which features flights to ten different sun and city destinations across Europe and 28 frequencies per week. Alicante was one of just two new destinations for the airline to add for summer 2015. www.monarch.co.uk

Murcia launches Tourist Bus

The city of Murcia has just launched its first ever tourist bus that takes visitors round the highlights of the old town and the El Carmen and San Andres neighbourhood. The bus follows a 45 minute, 8km route through the city with an audio guide picking out the key sights and historical landmarks available in 10 different languages. The bus has six different stops Murcia Town Hall, the Salzillo Museum, shopping district, Floridablanca gardens, La Merced and Gran Via-Alfonso X. Tickets are hop-on, hop-off and are valid for 24 hours. The city estimates taking 20,000 tourists on the bus in its first year. www.turismodemurcia.es

Discover Spain for less with RENFE&rsquos Spain Pass

Spain&rsquos pioneering rail network counts the UK as its most important international market, accounting for 17% of ticket sales. Foreign visitors planning to visit Spain can take advantage of the Renfe Spain Pass - a product only available for foreign residents that allows travellers to take between four and 12 trips on High Speed Long Distance trains for an extremely competitive price. The pass also includes lots of added value, such as discounts on entry to museums and tourist cards. www.renfe.com

British Airways launches new flights to Fuerteventura for winter 2014

British Airways has launched a new short-haul route which will run from London Gatwick to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. Flights are now on sale for the new route, which commences on 13 December as part of their winter 2014 programme. The twice-weekly service will run on Wednesdays and Saturdays and allow tourists to visit the second biggest Canary Island direct from London Gatwick. www.ba.com

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

The Canary Islands hosts pop-up London art exhibition

A unique way of illustrating the diverse beauty of the Canary Islands, &lsquoOn the draw, an illustrated journey to the Canary Islands&rsquo is a six night pop-up art exhibition, taking place in Canvas Studios in Shoreditch. Featuring art work from seven well-known illustrators from across the globe, each piece represents the distinct personal views and landscapes of the Canary Islands documented during the artists&rsquo respective one week stays on the islands. The exhibition opens on 3 November until 9 November. http://www.onthedraw.travel/

Tenerife launches its first walking festival

Tenerife&rsquos highly anticipated Walking Festival will take place from 10-15 March 2015 and aims to showcase the Canary Island&rsquos varied landscape and spring-like year-round temperature (an average of 23ºC), all of which make it the perfect place for hiking. Visitors can traverse over 1,500 km of paths on walks suitable for all ages and levels. The four-day event, which takes place in the north of the island in Puerto de la Cruz, is open to everyone and participants are required to pay a &euro20 joining fee to access a welcome pack, daily transport to each trail, a wristband that gives discounts in local shops, restaurants and museums and free nightly entertainment. www.tenerifewalkingfestival.com

Bilbao to host first UCLG summit in 2015

The UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) has chosen Bilbao as the host city of the first ever UCLG Culture Summit in 2015, in which over 250 leaders and international culture experts are expected to attend. The summit will be celebrated between January and April 2015 and Bilbao was chosen as the ideal host city given culture&rsquos vital role in the city&rsquos development strategy since the early 90&rsquos when it began its major economic and urban transformation. www.bilbaointernational.com

TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Balearic Islands to launch &ldquoVirtual Host&rdquo

2015 will see the Balearic Islands become the first destination in the world with a &ldquoVirtual Host&rdquo to guide and accompany visitors, residents and businesspeople, giving them the information they need when they need it. This innovative information system will enable visitors to access tailored information, make travel plans or hone their itineraries and share their experiences on social media. Different visitors will be served up different content depending on their interests and according to their profile, nationality and the time of year they plan to visit, ensuring that winter visitors are just as well catered for as summer ones. The technology will be launched in its entirety during FITUR at the end of January 2015.


Brothers Behind El Celler de Can Roca, the World’s Best Restaurant, Take on Food Security and Sustainable Development - Recipes

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:55:39 +0200

    is to open seven new routes from Manchester airport for the summer holidays. Starting in May, the direct flights will include Alicante, Malaga, Ibiza and Palma.

With regular new flight routes opening up new and existing destinations throughout Spain, we look forward to welcoming even more British holidaymakers this year and showcasing everything Spain has to offer.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:39:18 +0100

th member of the European Geoparks Network. UNESCO granted the title thanks to the island&rsquos Biosphere Reserve and six protected natural areas that cover 60% of its land mass, including the Integrated Marine Reserve &ndash Mar de las Calmas. www.geoparqueelhierro.es

Irrisarri Land, a new concept of rural tourism in Navarra

Irrisarri Land, which opened its doors this year, is home to the longest zip line in Spain, a pendulum swing and a 140 metre-long rope bride, as well as a bike park, adventure routes, downhill tracks and even a heliport for those who wish to take to the skies and get a real bird&rsquos eye view of the region. A truly sustainable destination, the park has been designed with the utmost sensitivity for the local area and has been built using only local materials, such as wood, iron and stone. This is the perfect location for a fun-filled family weekend in Northern Spain. http://www.irrisarriland.com/

Culture on the Basque Coast

As well as exploring the beautiful towns and indulging in the excellent food for which it is famous for, a trip along the Basque Coast can also incorporate masses of art and culture thanks to a new network of museums that are facilitating travel for art lovers in the region. This unique network comprises a total of 40 cultural establishments from Bilbao and its surrounds in the west along to Irun in the east. The trail visits iconic cities such as San Sebastián, as well as taking in charming fishing villages such as Lekeitio, Bermeo and Bakio, and historic landmarks such as the town of Gernika. Along the way visitors can delve into art galleries, cultural museums, bird centres and aquariums, and really gain an understanding of what makes this captivating coastline what it is today. www.losmuseosdelacostavasca.com

TRANSPORT NEWS

British Airways launches new flights to Bilbao from spring 2015

British Airways has announced the launch of a brand new double daily service between London Heathrow and the vibrant city of Bilbao. The route launches on 29 March 2015 and will depart twice daily at 9.20am and 16.05pm, returning at 13.05pm and 19.40pm. www.ba.com

Monarch Airlines announces new flights to Alicante for summer 2015

Monarch Airlines has announced the launch of a new route from Leeds Bradford Airport to Alicante for summer 2015. The new route forms part of the airline&rsquos summer schedule which features flights to ten different sun and city destinations across Europe and 28 frequencies per week. Alicante was one of just two new destinations for the airline to add for summer 2015. www.monarch.co.uk

Murcia launches Tourist Bus

The city of Murcia has just launched its first ever tourist bus that takes visitors round the highlights of the old town and the El Carmen and San Andres neighbourhood. The bus follows a 45 minute, 8km route through the city with an audio guide picking out the key sights and historical landmarks available in 10 different languages. The bus has six different stops Murcia Town Hall, the Salzillo Museum, shopping district, Floridablanca gardens, La Merced and Gran Via-Alfonso X. Tickets are hop-on, hop-off and are valid for 24 hours. The city estimates taking 20,000 tourists on the bus in its first year. www.turismodemurcia.es

Discover Spain for less with RENFE&rsquos Spain Pass

Spain&rsquos pioneering rail network counts the UK as its most important international market, accounting for 17% of ticket sales. Foreign visitors planning to visit Spain can take advantage of the Renfe Spain Pass - a product only available for foreign residents that allows travellers to take between four and 12 trips on High Speed Long Distance trains for an extremely competitive price. The pass also includes lots of added value, such as discounts on entry to museums and tourist cards. www.renfe.com

British Airways launches new flights to Fuerteventura for winter 2014

British Airways has launched a new short-haul route which will run from London Gatwick to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. Flights are now on sale for the new route, which commences on 13 December as part of their winter 2014 programme. The twice-weekly service will run on Wednesdays and Saturdays and allow tourists to visit the second biggest Canary Island direct from London Gatwick. www.ba.com

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

The Canary Islands hosts pop-up London art exhibition

A unique way of illustrating the diverse beauty of the Canary Islands, &lsquoOn the draw, an illustrated journey to the Canary Islands&rsquo is a six night pop-up art exhibition, taking place in Canvas Studios in Shoreditch. Featuring art work from seven well-known illustrators from across the globe, each piece represents the distinct personal views and landscapes of the Canary Islands documented during the artists&rsquo respective one week stays on the islands. The exhibition opens on 3 November until 9 November. http://www.onthedraw.travel/

Tenerife launches its first walking festival

Tenerife&rsquos highly anticipated Walking Festival will take place from 10-15 March 2015 and aims to showcase the Canary Island&rsquos varied landscape and spring-like year-round temperature (an average of 23ºC), all of which make it the perfect place for hiking. Visitors can traverse over 1,500 km of paths on walks suitable for all ages and levels. The four-day event, which takes place in the north of the island in Puerto de la Cruz, is open to everyone and participants are required to pay a &euro20 joining fee to access a welcome pack, daily transport to each trail, a wristband that gives discounts in local shops, restaurants and museums and free nightly entertainment. www.tenerifewalkingfestival.com

Bilbao to host first UCLG summit in 2015

The UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) has chosen Bilbao as the host city of the first ever UCLG Culture Summit in 2015, in which over 250 leaders and international culture experts are expected to attend. The summit will be celebrated between January and April 2015 and Bilbao was chosen as the ideal host city given culture&rsquos vital role in the city&rsquos development strategy since the early 90&rsquos when it began its major economic and urban transformation. www.bilbaointernational.com

TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Balearic Islands to launch &ldquoVirtual Host&rdquo

2015 will see the Balearic Islands become the first destination in the world with a &ldquoVirtual Host&rdquo to guide and accompany visitors, residents and businesspeople, giving them the information they need when they need it. This innovative information system will enable visitors to access tailored information, make travel plans or hone their itineraries and share their experiences on social media. Different visitors will be served up different content depending on their interests and according to their profile, nationality and the time of year they plan to visit, ensuring that winter visitors are just as well catered for as summer ones. The technology will be launched in its entirety during FITUR at the end of January 2015.


Brothers Behind El Celler de Can Roca, the World’s Best Restaurant, Take on Food Security and Sustainable Development - Recipes

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:55:39 +0200

    is to open seven new routes from Manchester airport for the summer holidays. Starting in May, the direct flights will include Alicante, Malaga, Ibiza and Palma.

With regular new flight routes opening up new and existing destinations throughout Spain, we look forward to welcoming even more British holidaymakers this year and showcasing everything Spain has to offer.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:39:18 +0100

th member of the European Geoparks Network. UNESCO granted the title thanks to the island&rsquos Biosphere Reserve and six protected natural areas that cover 60% of its land mass, including the Integrated Marine Reserve &ndash Mar de las Calmas. www.geoparqueelhierro.es

Irrisarri Land, a new concept of rural tourism in Navarra

Irrisarri Land, which opened its doors this year, is home to the longest zip line in Spain, a pendulum swing and a 140 metre-long rope bride, as well as a bike park, adventure routes, downhill tracks and even a heliport for those who wish to take to the skies and get a real bird&rsquos eye view of the region. A truly sustainable destination, the park has been designed with the utmost sensitivity for the local area and has been built using only local materials, such as wood, iron and stone. This is the perfect location for a fun-filled family weekend in Northern Spain. http://www.irrisarriland.com/

Culture on the Basque Coast

As well as exploring the beautiful towns and indulging in the excellent food for which it is famous for, a trip along the Basque Coast can also incorporate masses of art and culture thanks to a new network of museums that are facilitating travel for art lovers in the region. This unique network comprises a total of 40 cultural establishments from Bilbao and its surrounds in the west along to Irun in the east. The trail visits iconic cities such as San Sebastián, as well as taking in charming fishing villages such as Lekeitio, Bermeo and Bakio, and historic landmarks such as the town of Gernika. Along the way visitors can delve into art galleries, cultural museums, bird centres and aquariums, and really gain an understanding of what makes this captivating coastline what it is today. www.losmuseosdelacostavasca.com

TRANSPORT NEWS

British Airways launches new flights to Bilbao from spring 2015

British Airways has announced the launch of a brand new double daily service between London Heathrow and the vibrant city of Bilbao. The route launches on 29 March 2015 and will depart twice daily at 9.20am and 16.05pm, returning at 13.05pm and 19.40pm. www.ba.com

Monarch Airlines announces new flights to Alicante for summer 2015

Monarch Airlines has announced the launch of a new route from Leeds Bradford Airport to Alicante for summer 2015. The new route forms part of the airline&rsquos summer schedule which features flights to ten different sun and city destinations across Europe and 28 frequencies per week. Alicante was one of just two new destinations for the airline to add for summer 2015. www.monarch.co.uk

Murcia launches Tourist Bus

The city of Murcia has just launched its first ever tourist bus that takes visitors round the highlights of the old town and the El Carmen and San Andres neighbourhood. The bus follows a 45 minute, 8km route through the city with an audio guide picking out the key sights and historical landmarks available in 10 different languages. The bus has six different stops Murcia Town Hall, the Salzillo Museum, shopping district, Floridablanca gardens, La Merced and Gran Via-Alfonso X. Tickets are hop-on, hop-off and are valid for 24 hours. The city estimates taking 20,000 tourists on the bus in its first year. www.turismodemurcia.es

Discover Spain for less with RENFE&rsquos Spain Pass

Spain&rsquos pioneering rail network counts the UK as its most important international market, accounting for 17% of ticket sales. Foreign visitors planning to visit Spain can take advantage of the Renfe Spain Pass - a product only available for foreign residents that allows travellers to take between four and 12 trips on High Speed Long Distance trains for an extremely competitive price. The pass also includes lots of added value, such as discounts on entry to museums and tourist cards. www.renfe.com

British Airways launches new flights to Fuerteventura for winter 2014

British Airways has launched a new short-haul route which will run from London Gatwick to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. Flights are now on sale for the new route, which commences on 13 December as part of their winter 2014 programme. The twice-weekly service will run on Wednesdays and Saturdays and allow tourists to visit the second biggest Canary Island direct from London Gatwick. www.ba.com

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

The Canary Islands hosts pop-up London art exhibition

A unique way of illustrating the diverse beauty of the Canary Islands, &lsquoOn the draw, an illustrated journey to the Canary Islands&rsquo is a six night pop-up art exhibition, taking place in Canvas Studios in Shoreditch. Featuring art work from seven well-known illustrators from across the globe, each piece represents the distinct personal views and landscapes of the Canary Islands documented during the artists&rsquo respective one week stays on the islands. The exhibition opens on 3 November until 9 November. http://www.onthedraw.travel/

Tenerife launches its first walking festival

Tenerife&rsquos highly anticipated Walking Festival will take place from 10-15 March 2015 and aims to showcase the Canary Island&rsquos varied landscape and spring-like year-round temperature (an average of 23ºC), all of which make it the perfect place for hiking. Visitors can traverse over 1,500 km of paths on walks suitable for all ages and levels. The four-day event, which takes place in the north of the island in Puerto de la Cruz, is open to everyone and participants are required to pay a &euro20 joining fee to access a welcome pack, daily transport to each trail, a wristband that gives discounts in local shops, restaurants and museums and free nightly entertainment. www.tenerifewalkingfestival.com

Bilbao to host first UCLG summit in 2015

The UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) has chosen Bilbao as the host city of the first ever UCLG Culture Summit in 2015, in which over 250 leaders and international culture experts are expected to attend. The summit will be celebrated between January and April 2015 and Bilbao was chosen as the ideal host city given culture&rsquos vital role in the city&rsquos development strategy since the early 90&rsquos when it began its major economic and urban transformation. www.bilbaointernational.com

TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Balearic Islands to launch &ldquoVirtual Host&rdquo

2015 will see the Balearic Islands become the first destination in the world with a &ldquoVirtual Host&rdquo to guide and accompany visitors, residents and businesspeople, giving them the information they need when they need it. This innovative information system will enable visitors to access tailored information, make travel plans or hone their itineraries and share their experiences on social media. Different visitors will be served up different content depending on their interests and according to their profile, nationality and the time of year they plan to visit, ensuring that winter visitors are just as well catered for as summer ones. The technology will be launched in its entirety during FITUR at the end of January 2015.


Brothers Behind El Celler de Can Roca, the World’s Best Restaurant, Take on Food Security and Sustainable Development - Recipes

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:55:39 +0200

    is to open seven new routes from Manchester airport for the summer holidays. Starting in May, the direct flights will include Alicante, Malaga, Ibiza and Palma.

With regular new flight routes opening up new and existing destinations throughout Spain, we look forward to welcoming even more British holidaymakers this year and showcasing everything Spain has to offer.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:39:18 +0100

th member of the European Geoparks Network. UNESCO granted the title thanks to the island&rsquos Biosphere Reserve and six protected natural areas that cover 60% of its land mass, including the Integrated Marine Reserve &ndash Mar de las Calmas. www.geoparqueelhierro.es

Irrisarri Land, a new concept of rural tourism in Navarra

Irrisarri Land, which opened its doors this year, is home to the longest zip line in Spain, a pendulum swing and a 140 metre-long rope bride, as well as a bike park, adventure routes, downhill tracks and even a heliport for those who wish to take to the skies and get a real bird&rsquos eye view of the region. A truly sustainable destination, the park has been designed with the utmost sensitivity for the local area and has been built using only local materials, such as wood, iron and stone. This is the perfect location for a fun-filled family weekend in Northern Spain. http://www.irrisarriland.com/

Culture on the Basque Coast

As well as exploring the beautiful towns and indulging in the excellent food for which it is famous for, a trip along the Basque Coast can also incorporate masses of art and culture thanks to a new network of museums that are facilitating travel for art lovers in the region. This unique network comprises a total of 40 cultural establishments from Bilbao and its surrounds in the west along to Irun in the east. The trail visits iconic cities such as San Sebastián, as well as taking in charming fishing villages such as Lekeitio, Bermeo and Bakio, and historic landmarks such as the town of Gernika. Along the way visitors can delve into art galleries, cultural museums, bird centres and aquariums, and really gain an understanding of what makes this captivating coastline what it is today. www.losmuseosdelacostavasca.com

TRANSPORT NEWS

British Airways launches new flights to Bilbao from spring 2015

British Airways has announced the launch of a brand new double daily service between London Heathrow and the vibrant city of Bilbao. The route launches on 29 March 2015 and will depart twice daily at 9.20am and 16.05pm, returning at 13.05pm and 19.40pm. www.ba.com

Monarch Airlines announces new flights to Alicante for summer 2015

Monarch Airlines has announced the launch of a new route from Leeds Bradford Airport to Alicante for summer 2015. The new route forms part of the airline&rsquos summer schedule which features flights to ten different sun and city destinations across Europe and 28 frequencies per week. Alicante was one of just two new destinations for the airline to add for summer 2015. www.monarch.co.uk

Murcia launches Tourist Bus

The city of Murcia has just launched its first ever tourist bus that takes visitors round the highlights of the old town and the El Carmen and San Andres neighbourhood. The bus follows a 45 minute, 8km route through the city with an audio guide picking out the key sights and historical landmarks available in 10 different languages. The bus has six different stops Murcia Town Hall, the Salzillo Museum, shopping district, Floridablanca gardens, La Merced and Gran Via-Alfonso X. Tickets are hop-on, hop-off and are valid for 24 hours. The city estimates taking 20,000 tourists on the bus in its first year. www.turismodemurcia.es

Discover Spain for less with RENFE&rsquos Spain Pass

Spain&rsquos pioneering rail network counts the UK as its most important international market, accounting for 17% of ticket sales. Foreign visitors planning to visit Spain can take advantage of the Renfe Spain Pass - a product only available for foreign residents that allows travellers to take between four and 12 trips on High Speed Long Distance trains for an extremely competitive price. The pass also includes lots of added value, such as discounts on entry to museums and tourist cards. www.renfe.com

British Airways launches new flights to Fuerteventura for winter 2014

British Airways has launched a new short-haul route which will run from London Gatwick to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. Flights are now on sale for the new route, which commences on 13 December as part of their winter 2014 programme. The twice-weekly service will run on Wednesdays and Saturdays and allow tourists to visit the second biggest Canary Island direct from London Gatwick. www.ba.com

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

The Canary Islands hosts pop-up London art exhibition

A unique way of illustrating the diverse beauty of the Canary Islands, &lsquoOn the draw, an illustrated journey to the Canary Islands&rsquo is a six night pop-up art exhibition, taking place in Canvas Studios in Shoreditch. Featuring art work from seven well-known illustrators from across the globe, each piece represents the distinct personal views and landscapes of the Canary Islands documented during the artists&rsquo respective one week stays on the islands. The exhibition opens on 3 November until 9 November. http://www.onthedraw.travel/

Tenerife launches its first walking festival

Tenerife&rsquos highly anticipated Walking Festival will take place from 10-15 March 2015 and aims to showcase the Canary Island&rsquos varied landscape and spring-like year-round temperature (an average of 23ºC), all of which make it the perfect place for hiking. Visitors can traverse over 1,500 km of paths on walks suitable for all ages and levels. The four-day event, which takes place in the north of the island in Puerto de la Cruz, is open to everyone and participants are required to pay a &euro20 joining fee to access a welcome pack, daily transport to each trail, a wristband that gives discounts in local shops, restaurants and museums and free nightly entertainment. www.tenerifewalkingfestival.com

Bilbao to host first UCLG summit in 2015

The UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) has chosen Bilbao as the host city of the first ever UCLG Culture Summit in 2015, in which over 250 leaders and international culture experts are expected to attend. The summit will be celebrated between January and April 2015 and Bilbao was chosen as the ideal host city given culture&rsquos vital role in the city&rsquos development strategy since the early 90&rsquos when it began its major economic and urban transformation. www.bilbaointernational.com

TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Balearic Islands to launch &ldquoVirtual Host&rdquo

2015 will see the Balearic Islands become the first destination in the world with a &ldquoVirtual Host&rdquo to guide and accompany visitors, residents and businesspeople, giving them the information they need when they need it. This innovative information system will enable visitors to access tailored information, make travel plans or hone their itineraries and share their experiences on social media. Different visitors will be served up different content depending on their interests and according to their profile, nationality and the time of year they plan to visit, ensuring that winter visitors are just as well catered for as summer ones. The technology will be launched in its entirety during FITUR at the end of January 2015.


Brothers Behind El Celler de Can Roca, the World’s Best Restaurant, Take on Food Security and Sustainable Development - Recipes

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:55:39 +0200

    is to open seven new routes from Manchester airport for the summer holidays. Starting in May, the direct flights will include Alicante, Malaga, Ibiza and Palma.

With regular new flight routes opening up new and existing destinations throughout Spain, we look forward to welcoming even more British holidaymakers this year and showcasing everything Spain has to offer.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:39:18 +0100

th member of the European Geoparks Network. UNESCO granted the title thanks to the island&rsquos Biosphere Reserve and six protected natural areas that cover 60% of its land mass, including the Integrated Marine Reserve &ndash Mar de las Calmas. www.geoparqueelhierro.es

Irrisarri Land, a new concept of rural tourism in Navarra

Irrisarri Land, which opened its doors this year, is home to the longest zip line in Spain, a pendulum swing and a 140 metre-long rope bride, as well as a bike park, adventure routes, downhill tracks and even a heliport for those who wish to take to the skies and get a real bird&rsquos eye view of the region. A truly sustainable destination, the park has been designed with the utmost sensitivity for the local area and has been built using only local materials, such as wood, iron and stone. This is the perfect location for a fun-filled family weekend in Northern Spain. http://www.irrisarriland.com/

Culture on the Basque Coast

As well as exploring the beautiful towns and indulging in the excellent food for which it is famous for, a trip along the Basque Coast can also incorporate masses of art and culture thanks to a new network of museums that are facilitating travel for art lovers in the region. This unique network comprises a total of 40 cultural establishments from Bilbao and its surrounds in the west along to Irun in the east. The trail visits iconic cities such as San Sebastián, as well as taking in charming fishing villages such as Lekeitio, Bermeo and Bakio, and historic landmarks such as the town of Gernika. Along the way visitors can delve into art galleries, cultural museums, bird centres and aquariums, and really gain an understanding of what makes this captivating coastline what it is today. www.losmuseosdelacostavasca.com

TRANSPORT NEWS

British Airways launches new flights to Bilbao from spring 2015

British Airways has announced the launch of a brand new double daily service between London Heathrow and the vibrant city of Bilbao. The route launches on 29 March 2015 and will depart twice daily at 9.20am and 16.05pm, returning at 13.05pm and 19.40pm. www.ba.com

Monarch Airlines announces new flights to Alicante for summer 2015

Monarch Airlines has announced the launch of a new route from Leeds Bradford Airport to Alicante for summer 2015. The new route forms part of the airline&rsquos summer schedule which features flights to ten different sun and city destinations across Europe and 28 frequencies per week. Alicante was one of just two new destinations for the airline to add for summer 2015. www.monarch.co.uk

Murcia launches Tourist Bus

The city of Murcia has just launched its first ever tourist bus that takes visitors round the highlights of the old town and the El Carmen and San Andres neighbourhood. The bus follows a 45 minute, 8km route through the city with an audio guide picking out the key sights and historical landmarks available in 10 different languages. The bus has six different stops Murcia Town Hall, the Salzillo Museum, shopping district, Floridablanca gardens, La Merced and Gran Via-Alfonso X. Tickets are hop-on, hop-off and are valid for 24 hours. The city estimates taking 20,000 tourists on the bus in its first year. www.turismodemurcia.es

Discover Spain for less with RENFE&rsquos Spain Pass

Spain&rsquos pioneering rail network counts the UK as its most important international market, accounting for 17% of ticket sales. Foreign visitors planning to visit Spain can take advantage of the Renfe Spain Pass - a product only available for foreign residents that allows travellers to take between four and 12 trips on High Speed Long Distance trains for an extremely competitive price. The pass also includes lots of added value, such as discounts on entry to museums and tourist cards. www.renfe.com

British Airways launches new flights to Fuerteventura for winter 2014

British Airways has launched a new short-haul route which will run from London Gatwick to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. Flights are now on sale for the new route, which commences on 13 December as part of their winter 2014 programme. The twice-weekly service will run on Wednesdays and Saturdays and allow tourists to visit the second biggest Canary Island direct from London Gatwick. www.ba.com

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

The Canary Islands hosts pop-up London art exhibition

A unique way of illustrating the diverse beauty of the Canary Islands, &lsquoOn the draw, an illustrated journey to the Canary Islands&rsquo is a six night pop-up art exhibition, taking place in Canvas Studios in Shoreditch. Featuring art work from seven well-known illustrators from across the globe, each piece represents the distinct personal views and landscapes of the Canary Islands documented during the artists&rsquo respective one week stays on the islands. The exhibition opens on 3 November until 9 November. http://www.onthedraw.travel/

Tenerife launches its first walking festival

Tenerife&rsquos highly anticipated Walking Festival will take place from 10-15 March 2015 and aims to showcase the Canary Island&rsquos varied landscape and spring-like year-round temperature (an average of 23ºC), all of which make it the perfect place for hiking. Visitors can traverse over 1,500 km of paths on walks suitable for all ages and levels. The four-day event, which takes place in the north of the island in Puerto de la Cruz, is open to everyone and participants are required to pay a &euro20 joining fee to access a welcome pack, daily transport to each trail, a wristband that gives discounts in local shops, restaurants and museums and free nightly entertainment. www.tenerifewalkingfestival.com

Bilbao to host first UCLG summit in 2015

The UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) has chosen Bilbao as the host city of the first ever UCLG Culture Summit in 2015, in which over 250 leaders and international culture experts are expected to attend. The summit will be celebrated between January and April 2015 and Bilbao was chosen as the ideal host city given culture&rsquos vital role in the city&rsquos development strategy since the early 90&rsquos when it began its major economic and urban transformation. www.bilbaointernational.com

TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Balearic Islands to launch &ldquoVirtual Host&rdquo

2015 will see the Balearic Islands become the first destination in the world with a &ldquoVirtual Host&rdquo to guide and accompany visitors, residents and businesspeople, giving them the information they need when they need it. This innovative information system will enable visitors to access tailored information, make travel plans or hone their itineraries and share their experiences on social media. Different visitors will be served up different content depending on their interests and according to their profile, nationality and the time of year they plan to visit, ensuring that winter visitors are just as well catered for as summer ones. The technology will be launched in its entirety during FITUR at the end of January 2015.


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