NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2020

PRIZE-WINNING PORTUGAL

After winning the Europe’s Leading Destination award already last year June, Portugal can add even more prices to its name by now: As announced at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2019, Lisbon was named World’s Leading City Break Destination 2019 , and Madeira Island was for the fifth time in a row, awarded ‘Best Island Destination in the World. In total, Portugal won 12 awards in the grand final of the World Travel awards. Do you need any more reasons to let us arrange your next event in Portugal? Send your request to lis@cititravel.pt

FEEL THE “FALLAS FESTIVITY”

(UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SINCE 2017)

Each year in spring, Valencia prepares for their biggest festivity, Las Fallas, which combines tradition, art and satire of events occurring during the year, to be burnt down on the last day of the festivity.

During these celebrations, papier-mâché figures and huge formations parade through the streets and are later set on fire. The groups of workers and designers spend months creating all the incredible figures.

What a better way than to help you explore this Valencian culture display, through organising a teambuilding activity around this festive theme!  Participants must work together and let their arts & crafts abilities shine, and of course the designs can be personalised and related to the company or purpose of the event!  

Contact our Valencia team at vlc@cititravel.es

READY FOR RONDA?

A more unknown area of Spain, and therefore ideal for an authentic countryside experience: the mountainous and wine-famous region of Ronda, at only 50 km from Marbella! With endless possibilities for natural, cultural and gastronomic excursions, it’s certainly worthy to incorporate this destination in your next event in southern Spain!

ECOLOGICAL WINE EXPERIENCE

Let us take you to a local family run business of an ecological wine cellar in the middle of the countryside, where your group will enjoy a tour and learn about different wines. Of course, a typical Spanish lunch can be enjoyed afterwards! Combine this day with a Jeep tour teambuilding ride or let guests gaze at the impressive 200m deep “Tajo gorge”, which divides the city of Ronda in two.

RURAL ACCOMMODATION

Having a small size incentive but looking for a more rural and disconnected accommodation rather than a city centre hotel? Then perhaps a mountain resort is just the thing! This Luxury Villa near Ronda with 5-stars hotel like services has 7 rooms and can be a great place for small-sized VIP incentives. A natural and sustainable space for discovering a new perspective!

MÁLAGA

MÁLAGA PREPARES FOR THE GOYA AWARDS 2020

The Spanish Film Academy has chosen Málaga as the scenery for the 34th edition of the 2020 Goya awards held on January 25th 2020, showing once more the city´s capability of being host to great events! Even though hotels are all fully booked around this date, of course there’s the rest of the year to enjoy this wonderful city😉 Looking for a cosmopolitan city with excellent weather conditions and hotels at walking distance to trendy restaurants? Contact our Málaga team at agp@cititravel.es

BRAND NEW CITY CENTRE BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Opened last December, this brand new 4-star hotel is the ideal location for a very fancy city break: The city’s history and Andalusian style define this eighteenth-century former palace, which is now completely renovated but maintaining original architectural pieces and its artistic style. With 68 rooms, a nice restaurant and even a small meeting room, it is a very attractive option for city break incentives or small-sized meeting events!  Ask us for more information at agp@cititravel.es

MADRID

SURFING IN THE CITY… MADRID IS THE PLACE!

Your meeting event in the capital of Spain combined with surf? Think outside of the box: it’s ideal for some fun and refreshment after a busy meeting day 😉 Guests can learn to surf on an artificial wave, which will for sure result in laughter and some healthy competition amongst participants!

A NEW LEVEL OF LUXURY

We’re very excited to know that the first Four Seasons hotel in Spain will open soon, and it will be in Madrid! Located in the very heart of the capital – within walking distance of all the key attractions – you can enjoy a new level of luxury and service. With a rooftop dining by Spanish celebrity chef Dani García, a four-level spa, a sun-splashed pool terrace, and two impressive ballrooms, a perfect choice for important meetings and events.

LOOKING FOR SOME ADVENTURE?

Looking for an adventure near Barcelona? This 4x4 route takes you to the heart of the Penedés countryside region. Using a map and a variety of images and references, teams will find their way and they have to  face different challenges such as: rappelling into an unexplored cave, testing out your driving skills, riding bikes along tracks… And what better way to end the tour in a lovely little traditional restaurant in a picture postcard village, where you will get the chance to try some of the best of Catalan cuisine!

EXCLUSIVE SPACE FOR YOUR EVENT – SURROUNDED BY ART

Imagine having a meeting or cocktail party surrounded by the works of art by artist Lorenzo Quinn, who’s collections are present world-wide (Venice, Shanghai, Barcelona). Only 15 minutes from Barcelona, we encounter this unique space with several rooms and catering options, which enable us to customize your next event to your needs and wishes, all with an artistic touch of course!

Contact us at  bcn@cititravel.es for a quote!

SEVILLE

SPRING IN SEVILLE: GET YOUR FLAMENCO DRESS READY!

Seville is known for the city’s spring fair, taking place in the end of April each year. The city is then filled with traditional horse-carriages, beautiful Spanish ladies in their colourful dresses, and music and dancing all-day long! How about creating such a festive experience for your team during any time of the year? We are experts in recreating as much as possible the spectacle of light, color, sound and flavor that the April fair supposes. For this, we can install the same “casetas” set up with the decoration and characteristic complements. Each one of them has different specialties of food and drinks and the entertainment can be of the most varied, horse and flamenco riders, financial choirs, groups of rumbas and Sevillanas dance, jugglers, attractions …This fair has no need to envy the real fair!

Contact us at  svq@cititravel.es and let your team live a true Spanish Fiesta!  

COME TO CANARY ISLANDS

THE ROYAL HIDEAWAY, SANTA CATALINA (LAS PALMAS)

It is a five-star British colonial style hotel located in the heart of Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria & it has recently been renovated recovering the original project dating back to 1945! It has also been an example of conservation and environmental protection leading the hotel to obtain the World Travel Awards 2019, as Best Hotel in Spain!

Contact us at tci@cititravel.es

YOUR OWN ARTISAN MARKET IN TENERIFE!

Here’s a nice way to interact with the local artists and give back something to support handcraft community at the island: an artistic market specially set-up at the hotel. Guests will receive a certain budget (to be agreed upon depending on the number of participants) to spend on authentic local products which can be bought either as souvenirs or gifts for their loved ones. Choose between hand rolled cigars, jewellery, handmade hats, bags & silk scarfs, pottery, bow ties & soaps etc.