In an exclusive and intimate results-oriented business setting, CONFEC Blue 2018 will bring together top international agencies, corporate and incentive organisers to meet with international hotel chains, individual properties, unusual venues, convention bureaus, tourist boards and DMCs to participate in a series of one-on-one meetings over two dedicated business days.
This week, from Wednesday the 18th to Saturday the 21st April, Aranzazu Hoteles has been in the new edition of M & I Forum in Algarve.
This forum of Meeting and Incentives is exclusively for professionals, where suppliers present their products and services in detail.
People who attend to this event are carefully selected by the organization for professional appointments and contacts were as productive as possible.
Aránzazu Hotels attended the inauguration of the stand of Basque Country in the fair FITUR, in Madrid.
In words of Mr. Alfredo Retortillo, Counselor of Trade, Tourism and Consumption of the Basque Government: ” Basque Country grows and it does it in the good direction, with criteria of sustainability and balance, quality and own characteristics “.
As the Counselor explained, the Tourism has happened to be an authentic industry in the Basque Country and there is foreseen that in the year 2017 we have overcome 3,5 million visitors.
For the agenda of these days, we can highlight the delivery of the EDEN and SICTED awards as well as the presentation of the international events that will take place in Bilbao – Biscay this year 2018.
The 38th Edition of the international tourism fair, FITUR 2018, which takes place from 17 to 21 January 2018, will once again host the world tourism industry, with the most complete exhibition of proposals and destinations of enterprises, organizations and institutions around the world.
FITUR is a global meeting point for tourism professionals and the leading trade fair for inbound and outbound Ibero American markets.
Inside the Plan of Tourist Actions for International Promotion programmed for the year 2017, Basquetour – Basque Agency of Tourism has foreseen to celebrate, in collaboration with the OET of Munich, two Days of Promotion and in GERMANY. These cities have been chosen by their excellent flight connection by Bilbao. Stuttgart on October 25th and Munich on October 26th.
Some representatives of the mentioned organizations will attend the events: Mr Alfredo Retortillo – Counselor of Tourism, Trade and Consumption of the Basque Government, Ms Maider Echevarria – Director of Tourism of Basque Government, Mr Harkaitz Millán – The Director of Basquetour and Mr. Álvaro Blanco Volmer, The Director of the OET of Munich.
The program for the event is directed to tourism professional agents, and the destination presentation will have following actions:
– Workshop with the principal tourist Basque companies. Aránzazu Hotels will show the functionality of the Abando Hotel to the tourist agents and the luxury of the Hotel Carlton in Bilbao; the wide offer of leisure and business at Hotel San Sebastian and the charming Hotel Los Agustinos.
– Presentation of destination. The Director of Tourism of the Basque Government, Ms Maider Echevarría, will make a detailed presentation of the destination.
The event will finish with a cocktail with the main ingredients of the Basque gastronomy.
One more year, Donostia it´s open to the culinary world with his already known San Sebastian Gastronomika, which besides the congress offers different activities to everybody.
This year the protagonist will be India, which will aromatize the city and will bring color and a lot of flavors different from our palates.
From this Sunday, the 8th of October, and until Wednesday, the 11th, in the entry to the Kursaal you will be able to enjoy indian “Street Food”. In addition, for the most advanced in the world of the kitchen, on the 8th there will be courses to learn how to make curry, the tikka chicken, how to use the spices ….
From 22nd to 30th Septemberit will take place in Donostia the 65th International Film Festival of San Sebastian, or e Zinemaldia.
This cinema event, as important as the ones in Cannes or Venice it will assemble actors and directors of international reputation. Among them the 3 Donostia Awards of this edition: Monica Bellucci, Ricardo Darín and Agnés Varda.
In addition, also they will walk along the red carpet between others John Malkovich (president of the juror of the official section), Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Glenn Close or Arnold Schwarzenegger.
San Sebastian, a film city!
Aránzazu Hotels takes part in a new appointment of M&I Private Forums, this time in Ljubljana (Slovenia).
The Forum will take place from August 29 to September 2 in format workshop. With an agenda confirmed of more than 52 meetings with the principal travel agents of Europe, we will promote the services of meetings, congresses and conventions of Aránzazu Hoteles’s different hotels. This professional appointment is focused on the MICE tourism: meetings, incentives, Congresses and Events.
The cities of Bilbao and San Sebastian have enough resources to attract this type of tourism, and the Hotels: Hotel Abando, Hotel Carlton and Hotel San Sebastian, the quality services in order to ensure successful events.
In addition, La Rioja is standing out the latter years as one of the fashionable national destinations also in the MICE sector. Therefore, the Hotel Los Agustinos is postulated as a very attractive option between the event organizers.
It approaches the Big Week of Donostia. In I make concrete the holidays of the Beautiful Easo they will be celebrated this year from August 12 to August 19 and will bring to the city hundreds of activities.
Between the whole programming they fit to emphasize certainly the spectacles of fireworks that are given every night and that Chenoa, La oreja de Van Gogh or Morat congregate in The Shell to all the natives of San Sebastian, concerts of the bands Effect Corridor; the Jump contest of the Racetrack and the pirates’ “Boarding” that turns out to be one of the most multitudinous and enterteining appointments of the week.
The 52nd edition of the Heineken Jazzaldia is here, and it will bring the best international jazz music to the city.
This year Donostia will assemble more than 80 artists and bands that will play in 17 scenes distributed by the whole city.
Let´s enjoy the music!