Tuesday 24 March 2009

Ona Sol Hotels in the Goteborg Turism Fair

Last weekend in Goteborg (Sweden), was one of the most important tourism fairs held at European level in which Ona Sol Hotels decided to participate for the first time.
The first two days of the show, the 19th and 20th, were as is usual devoted to the industry professionals '20,000' in total seeking to expand their European knowledge and strengthen their business portfolios. The remainder of the fair was open to all, some 33, 000 visitors passed through the halls eager to find newer and interesting destinations.

In all 103 countries and provinces were represented and a massive 1,900 tourism related business eager to educate all visitors and create new interest in what's on offer in their individual countries, the flag ship of the Community of Valencia region as popular as ever, Benidorm proved to be one of the most visited stands in the fair. Onasol represents one of the major hotel groups in the Benidorm and surrounding areas and didn't miss the opportunity to promote it's comprehensive variety of hotels and packages to a market famous for its eagerness to travel. Due to the unique climatic zone in this part of Northern Europe, studies show that 70% of the population travels at least once a year for their holidays, that's a very significant number of people travelling throughout Europe.

Both our commercial Director Camila Granberg, and Maria José Montiel who is responsible for Tourism within Benidorm itself, were more than happy to highlight to both professionals and the general public the very lively package of events that Benidorm has on offer and has remained famous for through its long and established history.

Source: Ona Sol Hotels

Tuesday 17 March 2009

Fallas in Benidorm

Here you have the programme guide of Fallas for tomorrow and Thursday 19th, Saint Joseph's day.

08:00 – 08:30 h. ''DESPERTÀ'' (everyone will wake up with the sound of firecrackers).
12:00 h. Parade of the three Fallas members around their quarter.
18:30 h. FLOWER OFFERING to the Virgin of the Suffrage and Saint James with the participation of the three Fallas Commissions that will meet at Av. Europa / Av. Mediterráneo.
ITINERARY: Av. Mediterráneo, Dr. Pérez Lllorca, Martínez Alejos, Virgen del Sufragio, Carmela Martínez, Mayor street and Plaza de San Jaime. There will be a BIG FIREWORK DISPLAY at the end of the offering.

THURSDAY 19TH MARCH: Saint Joseph,s Day
08:00 – 08:30 h. ''DESPERTÀ'' (everyone will wake up with the sound of firecrackers).
12:00 h. Religious service in honour of Saint Joseph.
Falla Els Tolls: Buen Pastor Church.
Falla Rincón: Nuestra Señora del Mar Church.
13:00 h. Religious service in honour of Saint Joseph at Saint James Church. Falla ''Benidorm''.
14:00 h. Splendid ''MASCLETÁ'' (firecrackers sound show) at Plaza de la Hispanidad, ''Rincón de Loix'' (Av.Ametlla de Mar ) and Falla ''Els Tolls'' (Auditorio Julio Iglesias, Aigüera Park).
18:00 h. BIG PARADE OF FLOATS with the participation of the three Fallas Commissions.
ITINERARY: Almendros, Limones, Ruzafa, Martínez Alejos, Alcoy and Bilbao street.
23:00 h. ''CREMÁ'' (Bonfire) of the children's Fallas: Benidorm, Rincón and Els Tolls.
00:30 h. ''CREMÁ'' of Mayor Falla Rincón de Loix.
01:00 h. ''CREMÁ'' of Mayor Falla Benidorm.
01:30 h. ''CREMÁ'' of Mayor Falla Els Tolls.

Source: HOSBEC / Ona Sol Hotels

Wednesday 4 March 2009

The Davis Cup is to be played in Benidorm

Very few tourist destinations offer visitors quite as much as Benidorm, a city with infinite possibilities. And all thanks to its enviable geographical location and a warm even climate all year round, in addition to an idyllic stretch of coastline for sea lovers and one of the best-regarded ranges of services, restaurants, accommodation and entertainment in the whole of Europe.
Entertainment, relaxation and excitement are just a few of the benefits people associate with Benidorm, a sun kissed city caressed by the Mediterranean sea. Benidorm lives life to the full 365 days a year, day or night, winter or summer.
Enjoy a calming walk along its beautiful beaches; sample its excellent local cuisine; put your skill to the test at any number of water sports or stroll around the charming narrow streets of the old town.
Spectacle and fun are guaranteed for the whole family with all manner of leisure and entertainment possibilities on offer, with theme parks such as Terra Natura and Terra Mítica, which will be turned into a coliseum where the national teams from Spain and Serbia will be battling it out in the first round of the Davis Cup 2009. From 6th to 8th March, don't miss the best rackets in the world and the long-awaited duel between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, against the incredible backdrop of Benidorm.
Source & Photo: comunitatvalenciana.com

23rd 200 mile double-handed race in Altea

Between 6th and 8th March, the waters around Altea, Ibiza and Formentera will be hosting the 23rd 200 mile double-handed race. This winter competition is open to boats over nine metres in length and will earn the competitors points in the Spanish Double-Handed Championship. Each participant will sail to achieve the best qualifying position. The race is set to start at 12 o'clock midday on 6th March, simultaneously for the two routes. Sign up and take part. The top-ranking teams will win silver bars... Incredible!

Source: comunitatvalenciana.com