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South Africa has taken joint-second place of countries awarded International Trophies at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA), the world’s largest wine competition, winning four of the prestigious top accolades. The winners were announced last night in London, at the 10th anniversary DWWA presentation dinner at the Royal Opera House. The...
With an audience of more than 70.000 people, coming from 40 countries, the NOS Primavera Sound revalidates the goal to be a festival of reference in Europe.  Porto was at the festival, along with the Douro Boys, promoting the Best Of Wine Tourism contest. The Douro Boys is a group of five wine estates from the Douro wine region: Quinta do Vallado...
The Pousada do Porto, in Palácio do Freixo, is now part of the prestige and exclusive network of The Leading Hotels of the World. Only the most luxury, prestige and sophisticated hotels are admissible on this list comprising 430 units throughout the world. The selection is made, as explains a representative Grupo Pestana, after a "rigorous...
Ribeira do Porto, at the heart of Porto’s Historical Centre, classified World Cultural Heritage By UNESCO since 1996, is on the ranking of the Most Beautiful Boroughs in Europe by Condé Nast Traveller. On this ranking are “the most charming micro worlds in Europe, boroughs with such personality that they live you a lasting impression and with the...
The organizations that make up the Bilbao-Rioja partnership (The Chambers of Commerce of Bilbao, La Rioja and Álava, the Bilbao City Hall and the Grupo Rioja have launched the 2014 Bilbao-Rioja Communication award to honor the best journalistic work in 2013 and 2014 that promotes wine tourism in our region. Any person or organization that has...
The WTO – World Tourism Organization, has published a Global Report on Shopping Tourism, as, according to Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the UNWTO, “Shopping is becoming an increasingly relevant component of the tourism value chain. Shopping has converted into a determinant factor affecting destination choice, an important component of the...
As “tradition” dictates, the Douro Boys have to be present at the Nos Primavera Sound, presenting their wines. The Douro Boys is a group of five wine estates from the Douro wine region: Quinta do Vallado (Best of Wine Tourism Global Winner 2012), Niepoort, Quinta do Crasto (Best of Wine Tourism Regional Winner 2012), Quinta Vale D. Maria and...
There are only 2000 full festival tickets available for the NOS (former Optimus) Primavera Sound, taking place from 5 to 7 June, at the City Park in Porto. Full festival tickets are available for 105 € at bilheteiraonline.pt, Atrapalo, Seetickets, Ticketscript, Portal NOS Primavera Sound, facebook oficial e locais habituais (Fnac, CTT, El Corte...
The Serralves em Festa in Porto, is beyond the imaginable! It is a festival of all, for all! A common ground! And it is already out there, shaking the city up! But it is between 8:00 of Saturday 31 May, and midnight of 1 June that magic happens! 40 hours nonstop of a bit of everything: Music: (Sun Ra Arkestra, Duchess Says, Factory Florr, Octa...
For the third consecutive year, The Yeatman, Best Of Wine Tourism 2014, will be hosting "The Route of the Stars”, the most important culinary event on Porto’s gastronomic calendar, with a constellation of national and international Chefs for 3 days of "haute cuisine”. Route of the Stars, an exclusive star studded touring event held in only a few...

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July 23, 2014
This post, written by Beth Delthony, is a participant in the 2014 Guest Bloggers Program...