On Monday, 18th Decemberat 8.00PM will be celebrated at Carlton Hotel the Lions Club event.
In the same one, they will deliver the special recognitions ” Lion’s Hearts”, and also they will celebrate the 100th International Lions Club’s Anniversary (solidarity world organisation) and the 50th Bilbao´s Lions Club’s Anniversary.
After the awards delivery it will be a ballet performance, a cocktail and some surprises.
OPCE organized this week in the Palace Europe of Vitoria – Vitoria the Training Day’s first edition, a day thought to give small pills of knowledge to companies, associations or entities with projects of organization of events and congresses.
The aim of the “Training Day” is to show the last trends in the world of the events, to promote that the professionals of different areas stimulate the organization and capture of congresses in and towards Basque Country, and to put in value the association and the paper of the OPC.
The day, in which they have taken part the director of Tourism and Hotel and catering business, Maider Etxebarria, has been directed persons in charge of scientific companies, professional associations, public entities, … and more than 100 professionals have come.
Last December 4th to December 7th it took place in Cannes the tourism fair of luxury ILTM.
Carlton Hotel was there, on the hand of Bilbao Tourism & Convention Bureau, to present our 5* services to the several travel agencies that joined the fair.
Besides, we could contact agencies specialized in the luxury tourism and from our main markets: France, United Kingdom, Germany … as well as The United States.
The ninth edition of the Wine Carnival will take place at Hotel Los Agustinos in Haro, La Rioja the 9th and 10th February.
The cloister of the Hotel Los Agustinos receive spectacular costumes and clothes of all Carnival participants came again.
During the Wine Carnival, participating wineries will present the new vintages. The activity is complemented by a show this year will be inspired by Bacchus, god of wine.
Each of the two sessions of the show will last approximately two hours and will start from eight-thirty in the afternoon.
Tickets can be purchased from 10 am December 16 at the offices of Tourism Haro and Logroño and through a website.
The December´s long weekend approaches and San Sebastian offers many activities for these days.
The first thing and the more exciting one, it´s the possibility to enjoy the city completely illuminated for Christmas. In addition, the shops of the center will have their windows decorated also, as it is the Contest of Christmas Shop windows with prizes for the most sustainable, more innovative and more original shop window.
If the climate accompanies, you will be able to see winter sights in the city.
In addition, from the 8th to the 10th December it will be celebrated in Tolosa the Txuleta Big Party, one of the stars of our gastronomy. You will be able to see the work of the parrilleros and to enjoy products of great quality.
The best option for your stay will of course be Hotel San Sebastian. To get the best rates, visit our website:
Sports tourism is increasing and San Sebastian is one of the favorite cities for the runners to take part in the races.
This November 2 of the most important appointments of the year will take place in Gipuzkoa: the Behobia – San Sebastian and Donostia’s Marathon.
We include information about both races:
Behobia – San Sebastian On November 12th, 2017. More than 25.000 runners lead anually one of the most exciting popular races of Europe, with half a century of tradition and a tour of 20 km.
The Marathon of San Sebastian On November 26th, 2017 where near 5.000 people take part in this urban itinerary at the sea level.
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 the 26th to the 29th September is taking place in Paris the IFTM-TOP RESA fair, one of the most important ones in Europe for the MICE sector.
For its 39th edition, IFTM Top Resa will gather all players of the tourism industry from 26th to 29th September 2017, in Paris – Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles, Hall 1. IFTM Top Resa is 31,000 professional visitors more than 1,600 brands. The fair offers a multi-target proposition with dedicated visitor programmes suitable for each segment: Leisure, Business, Mice.
At the heart of Paris, the world capital of tourism, this complementarity makes it possible to combine French and worldwide tourism offers in one unique venue.
Aránzazu Hoteles will be there, on behalf of Diputación Foral de Bizkaia.
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!