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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...
São João do Porto is one of the 10 Must-Dos in June, according to the event-o-rama by Intelligent Travel, which has as mission to “showcase the essence of place, what's unique and original, and what locals cherish most about where they live. And we highlight places, practices, and people that are on the front lines of sustainable travel that...
Wine Tour Booking, “wine start up” rewarded many times by different innovation prizes, offers an online tool to facilitate the meeting between the wine lovers and wineries.  It was created to match the evolution of what the wine lovers, connoisseurs and professionals need and to promote the creation of new services and management tools in wineries...
International Wine Trade Management and Business Unit Management in the wine business are the 2 new classes offered by the Wine & Spirit Promotion and Commercial Institute in Bordeaux. Job hunters, Employees on individual training leave (Congé Individuel de Formation CIF), Employees (Wishing to further develop on the job skills through...
Until 30 August, come to know the most recent creation of Nuno Baltazar. “Sophia” makes part of the menu of the renovated Restaurant Astória, in the iconic Cardosas Palace, right in the heart of Porto. We will be waiting for you to come and taste this delicious dessert which will pair with a drink chosen especially for you, by our sommelier on...

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August 28, 2014
This post by Ana Astrid O'Reilly is a participant in the 2014 Guest Bloggers' Program sponsored by...