We welcome Christine Silva as the new Sales Manager for the UK market, here week commencing 27th September 2010. We continue to work closely with Abreu, Uniqueworld’s leading DMC member based in offices througout Portugal and Spain. Founded in 1840, Abreu is a destination management company sharing its unique legacy of experience and knowledge with its clients. It is a partner that is ever attentive to the specific requirements of every market in which it possesses a consolidated position, starting with the company’s home country, Portugal. Abreu is a specialist in providing creative solutions, capable of innovating and surprising as well as being ahead of their time. Portugal is climbing to the Top and noticeably in Vogue with credible Statistics. Lisbon, the capital city, has been classified as the “Best Destination 2010 – European Consumers Choice”, by an independent association headquartered in Brussels. The wonderful city of Lisbon has just been voted as the most beautiful place to go for a trip or a week by the “Best Destination 2010 – European Consumers Choice.” For the European Consumers Choice, the vote reflects “a city that was able to preserve all of its soul and offer a point of entry for Tourism without forgetting its social and cultural riches”.
NEW HOTEL: Another luxury hotel has been added to the scene in Portugal, The Oitavos. Only forty minutes from the Lisbon airport and boasting 142 guest rooms, all of which have a private balcony with views of the ocean or golf course (Oitavos Dunes – TOP 100 Golf Course), with 16 suites which are all large and spacious with an area of at least 64 square metres, The Oitavos is the ideal place to stay while visiting Portugal. This hotel also has unique and innovative restaurants and bars, an outdoor seawater swimming pool, and conference facilities for 300 people with separate access. Abreu also operates from one of its five offices in Madeira. A desitnation with many beautiful places to visit, but one must-see is the Monte Palace Tropical Garden. This garden occupies an area of 70.000 square meters and houses an impeccable exotic plant’s collection, coming from all over the world, together with regal swans and colorful peacocks that walk free.
UNIQUE & EMERGING: Azores Island was considered the 2nd most appealing island in the world. To see how the integrity of islands around the world is holding up, Traveller and their National Geographic Centre for Sustainable Destinations conducted the fourth annual Destination Scorecard survey. As a result of this survey, Azores Islands was considered the 2nd most appealing Island in the World, being mention by the experts as an “ecosystem in great shape” with a “strong and vibrant Portuguese culture”. Some of the exciting activities you can partake in while on the Azores Islands is whale watching and swimming with the dolphins. Whales have been a common sight in and around Azores Islands for hundreds of years. While on Azores Island, visitors can watch these magnificent animals of the ocean as well as swim with the dolphins!