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April 2014: Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson’s worldwide luxury collection of award-winning retreats has entered into a preliminary agreement to purchase a new property - Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard in South Africa, which would become the latest addition to the already eclectic portfolio.   Sir Richard says: “I’m thrilled...
Last weekend a horrific fire tore through the residential hillsides of busy port town Valparaiso leaving 15 dead, hundreds injured and over 12,500 people homeless. The important city, which shares Great Wine Capital status alongside neighbouring wine region Casablanca, was ravaged with three days of fierce fires exacerbated by strong winds and dry...
Over the past decade, wine events and festivals have become increasingly important as tourist attractions and branding and promotional tools for wineries and wine regions. Despite the growing role of wine festivals and events, the study of wine festival attendees – who attends them and why – is still relatively limited. The Christchurch/South...
On 18, 19 and 20 April, joining the initiative promoted by the Tourism of Porto and North of Portugal, Porto proposes another gastronomy weekend celebrating the richness of the gastronomy of the North of Portugal.   The star of this weekend is the Bacalhau D’Ouro, the new specialty of the city, created by five prestige chefs representing, through...
Bordeaux has just kicked the 12th edition of the Best Of Wine Tourism contest! Applications are open until May 30, 2014. The Best Of Wine Tourism Awards celebrate innovation and excellence in wine tourism throughout the ten greatest wine regions in the world, and provide an opportunity for wineries to promote their know-how. The candidates must...
The University of San Francisco, California, in alliance with Andes Wines announced this week the release of the first international innovation program of this industry, called "Silicon Valley Immersion Program with an Emphasis on Wine, Hospitality and Tourism Business Innovation" which will be implemented in 2014's second half. Through this...
This year, in Easter, the city of Porto invites you to experience… The traditional Religious Easter celebrations. Sweet food that requires your full dedication. Unique and diversified events. Accommodation offering you a rest of excellence. Restaurants in which you may enjoy “Ancient Easter’s” or “Contemporary Easter’s” gastronomy. Spas that will...
The Stellenbosch American Express ® Wine Routes has turned a lifelong dream into an extraordinary reality for the winner of its Ultimate Bucket List Competition, which was launched at ITB, the world’s largest tourism convention, in Berlin in March. This ultimate holiday competition forms part of the wine route’s global wine tourism campaign,...
Vueling is going to expand its operation in Porto by opening in April and May two new routes to the Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro, which will now offer connections to Barcelona and Brussels, to add to the route Porto-Paris that the company is operating since 2013. Flights between Porto and Barcelona start on 11 April, with four flights per week...
The development of Cultural Tourism has long been one of the goals of the Porto City Council. In order to achieve this goal, the web communication channel “More Porto” disseminates the detailed contents regarding history and heritage that have been developed and upon which rest the city’s identity thus strengthening as well the identity of Porto...

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