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.
On October 11 Red Cross celebrates in Bilbao the traditional Flag Day.
This year the collection is destined to the projects that the Institution comes developing in favour of the most disadvantaged children: school success, hospitalized infancy, support to families with minors, … “Say YES to the infancy ” and collaborate with Red Cross. Aránzazu Hoteles as collaborator, will place a charity booth at Carlton Hotel. We wait for you.
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!
It is the largest open-door festival in the city to discover the architecture, transformation and values of Bilbao, offering free views to 47 significant buildings.
Hotel Carlton is part of the 47 buildings that can be visited in this initiative.
“Enter the Carlton Hotel´s bunker where the Lehendakari José Antonio de Aguirre took refuge during the bombardments of the Civil War”.
Sunday 24th September from 10 to 7 pm
October 9th at 7.15PM will be presented at Hotel Abando the new book of Salvador Robles.
The ” The Light of the Silence “ will be presented by Carmela Gaminde and Marta Urcelay. Also we will enjoy the music of Sister Moon, a pop-rock group.
Hotel Carlton and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) have joined forces to hold the seventh Art Competition for the students of the Faculty of Fine Arts.
The 31 word shortlited were exhibited at the Hotel Lobby during the Aste Nagusia 2017 festival.
The works were exposed during Take hold Nagusia of Bilbao 2017, from 19/08/2017 up to 03/09/2017, both inclusive, in the lobby of the Hotel Carlton of Bilbao.
All the exposed works are unpublished and original, with a technology, size, format and topic to the free choice of the artist.
The failure of the Juror was announced september 14th of at 13:00. And the winners were:
1st. “Portada del sol” by Bryan Maycol Chipaña
2nd “Plegaria” by Josu Ezquerro
3rd “Humo” by Leticia Gaspar
Aránzazu Hotels takes part in a new appointment of M&I Private Forums, this time in Ljubljana (Slovenia).
The Forum will take place from August 29 to September 2 in format workshop. With an agenda confirmed of more than 52 meetings with the principal travel agents of Europe, we will promote the services of meetings, congresses and conventions of Aránzazu Hoteles’s different hotels. This professional appointment is focused on the MICE tourism: meetings, incentives, Congresses and Events.
The cities of Bilbao and San Sebastian have enough resources to attract this type of tourism, and the Hotels: Hotel Abando, Hotel Carlton and Hotel San Sebastian, the quality services in order to ensure successful events.
In addition, La Rioja is standing out the latter years as one of the fashionable national destinations also in the MICE sector. Therefore, the Hotel Los Agustinos is postulated as a very attractive option between the event organizers.