The International Tourism in Catalonia Show


From 4 – 6 April 2014 there will be The International Tourism in Catalonia Show. The venue for this event is Montjuic Exhibition Centre – Pavilion 8.

The Show is all about tourism and it will cover areas like Tourism in Spain and close to home,  International Mediterranean, Travel Agencies, Cruises, Campsites and rural tourism, „Porta del Dessert“ and Culinary tourism where the guests can try the best tasting dining from 1€!

Besides dining, you can enjoy variety of cultural and entertaining activities in this, 23rd edition of The International Tourism Show. Some interesting activities to mention: Croatia – film set where the Croatian Tourist Information Office will explain through media presentation what has made this country a filming location; or Japanese culture where you can enjoy Origami demonstrations or exhibition of their traditional clothing.

The International Tourism show will host travel agencies and travel specialists from all over the world which makes The Show an ideal place to find partners or clients.  In addition to this, there will be a lot of seminars held in order to promote discussion and contact between experts and to raise awareness of the latest industry trends. Some of the seminars are:  Synergys, Conference on Innovation and Tourism Promotion, Generating Markets Workshops, Delice-cities professional Meeting, mTourism, etc.

The T-made Events team

Alimentaria 2014 – International Food and Drinks Exhibition


From March 31st till April the 3rd Barcelona will be hosting one of the biggest international  food fairs – Alimentaria 2014! It will take place in Gran Via Exhibition Centre.  This will be the twentieth exhibition held and it takes place every two years.

There will be over 2800 exhibitors from Spain and 1000 more from worldwide from different sectors such as manufacturing, distribution, importing and exporting companies of varied food, drinks, hospitality products and services.  They will have their stands exhibiting their products which you will be able to taste. This is an absolut must-visit these days in Barcelona especially if you are working in this sector because there are many opportunities for your businesses  like finding new suppliers, getting new deals, finding new customers and selling your products.

There are  140 000 visitors expected from over 40 countries worldwide. There will be a lot of different and interesting activities such as The Alimentaria Experience – Show cooking – 50 chefs with 50 Michelin stars presenting their best.  Another interesting activities: The Alimentaria Hub where you can expect 50 speakers of innovation and trends; Innoval – product exhibition representing the industry’s innovative capabilities; Spain – the country of 100 Cheeses, Gourmet Olive Oil Bar, Vinorum and many more.

If you are coming to Alimentaria 2014, let T-Made events arrange your accommodation, airport transfers, private events, restaurant bookings, private transportation and any other service you might need!

The T-Made team


Passenger terminal EXPO 2014

Passenger terminal expo

From the 25th till the 27th of March Barcelona will be hosting the world’s biggest airport exhibition and conference:  Passenger Terminal EXPO 2014, which will take place in Fira Barcelona, Plaҫa Espanya 2, with a gorgeous view to famous Magic Fountains.

The conference was founded in 1997. From its beginning till now it has grown into a most regarded airport terminal conference in the world. There will be over 160 international exhibitors, over 1000 conference participants and over 3500 visitors expected.

This exhibition offers visitors a unique opportunity to see newest and most modern services and technologies that can be provided to the passengers in the future. There will be innovation shown, new design possibilities such as developing airport cities, new safety solutions and much more, all in order to improve passenger experience at airports worldwide.

The registration starts at March 25th at 8 a.m. Don’t miss the most important conference of the airport industry and let Luxury Trips Spain ensures your seat. After the conferences, we can organize private events and gala dinners with your brand new partners, as well as transportation service.

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Mobile World Congress Barcelona, 2014


This year Barcelona was once again the host of the world’s largest conference dedicated to mobile telecommunications and technology from February 23 to 27, The Mobile World Congress. In the four-day conference, more than 85000 attendees from over 200 countries exhibited their products on it, with the new partner events of mPowered Industries and 4 Years from Now for entrepreneurs. Comparing to the last year, the number of attendees was much bigger, so it is a new record for Barcelona and certainly one of the most important industry gatherings of the year.

The Mobile world team had been working hard this year to create a wide range of different programs; an App Planet, Partner Events, Professional Training sessions, Power Hour, The Forum Series, and other seminars which were free and covered many topics and theme.  Many companies presented their plans for the coming period. A lot of attention had been focused on facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who came to deliver a speech at the congress. Facebook’s massive 19-billion dollar acquisition of WhatsApp played a big role in the discussion. He said, it was the most engaging app that Facebook has seen for mobile phones.

The most interesting products on the congress were definitely a new model of Samsung Galaxy S5, Nokia’s first Android handset, flexible and round models of  LG mobile phones, Sony Experia Z2, Z2 tablet, HTC’s phone service that works with Google Now and watch which comes as an equipment.

In accordance with an agreement with the MWC, Barcelona will be hosting the Congress until 2018. Due to the next event that will take place 2-5 March 2015, T-made events & Luxury Trips Spain can provide with several ground services, such as accommodation, transportation, gala dinners, private events, restaurant bookings and any requests that can make your corporate event a big success.

Do not hesitate to contact us, we will be glad to assist you with any information you might need.

See you next year!

 The T-Made Team


The Effects of Incentives

As an employee, it’s not difficult to understand why incentive travels are so luring. Having planned a concrete getaway for the employees, people can already imagine themselves on a certain place and even look forward to the possibility to earn it. The process of getting away together can create bonds between associates that simply, due to the hectic atmosphere and the amount of business daily maintained, don’t occur any other way; all leading to better business performance in the future. Incentives do what cash never can – give people a lasting effect and induce company loyalty that goes long beyond the incentive period. Travel gets you away and gives you a break from work while simultaneously rewarding you for your efforts. In most cases, an incentive travel program does not only benefit the employees, but it also benefits the entire company.

A recent Incentive Federation study culled a variety of key points relating to the benefits of travel and incentives versus cash. The majority (three thirds) respondents believe that travel awards and merchandise awards are remembered longer than cash awards; that the cash awards are remembered for the shortest time and that they can build a more exciting, memorable program around travel or merchandise than cash.

Another interesting and thorough research was the one conducted by the Incentive Research Foundation in 2012 on 2461 incentive providers, suppliers and buyers. Findings indicate that the trends have stabilized this period compared to the previous four survey periods which indicated a strong positive upward trend for each of the core issues (beginning in July 2009 – October 2010). The positive trend continues with respect to the perceptions of the company’s financial forecast influences.

Respondents in the current survey (September 2012) indicate they are less optimistic and consider the economy as having a less of a positive impact on their ability to plan and implement incentive travel programs when compared with the previous results (in March 2012).

  • Most of the respondents (45%) anticipate no change with respect to the program destinations for Incentive Travel Programs in the coming year.
  • There has been a significant decrease in program destinations from “International to Domestic” since 2010.
  • Forty-eight percent (48%) of the respondents anticipate budgets for Incentive Travel Programs to “Remain Unchanged” this coming year.
  • The majority (73%) of the respondents do not anticipate changing (either temporarily or permanently) from “group trips” to “individual travel packages” in the coming year.
  • 53% of the respondents indicated that North America was their chosen region for Incentive Travel Destination programs.
  • In September 2012, respondents continue to anticipate the impact of the economy to have a “positive” effect on their ability to plan and implement merchandise non-cash incentive programs potentially indicating a positive trend in the coming year.
  • In general, respondents indicated that they anticipate most incentive program elements to remain the same in the coming year.
  • 51% of the respondents anticipate no changes to the budget for Incentive Programs in the coming year as a result of the recent economic conditions.

As we can see, just the fact that such surveys are being done each year, shows the importance of the incentive travel program, and the meaning it has both for the employers and the employees. Still, we expect the awareness of the great motivating effect incentive travel has on employees will stimulate employers to invest even more money and time into their implementation.

The T-Made team