Catamaran Barcelona

There is a new catamaran in town

“There is a new catamaran in town”… and it will be soon available moored at Sitges port suitable for any kind of event.

This is a new, luxurious and futurist catamaran never seen before in the Mediterranean Sea.

The solarium has 19 comfortable and design lounges. Every lounge has mattress, pillow, towel and box with key for guests’ personal belongings. It has a sun visor that offers protection, comfort and intimacy.

The inside of the boat has a capacity up to 38 people sitting in nice Chester sofas. It is equipped with air conditioning, TV screens for presentations and a bar that offers gourmet menu as well as a selection of premium cocktails.

The prow area is a VIP zone for 8 people. Guests will enjoy privacy, VIP service and spectacular views. The poop is equipped with showers and swimming platforms.

This excellent catamaran is perfect for corporate meetings, sunset cocktails or any kind of special event you want to offer to your clients.

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IBTM Barcelona – Where the World meets

IBTM is one of the largest events focused on MICE industry; meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, taking place in the award winning city of Barcelona.

More tan 15.000 professional and decision makers of the global meetings industry will meet during three energising days to network, participate in seminars, discuss and interact with each other in this strong and dynamic show.

One of the highlights of this year is the Innovation zone – an area where more than 50 technology suppliers will showcase their latest technology products and services that will change the industry in the near future.

There will be more than 100 networking events for the assistants, not only the nightclubs or the welcome party, but many events taking place around the city and the exhibition area. After all, networking and fun is part of this show.

For all the industry professionals, attending this event means meeting global suppliers, connect with top level global meeting planners and buyers and keep up to date with the latest trends through the ibtm knowledge programme and education sessions.

ibtm world will take place from 17th – 19th November in Barcelona.

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Barcelona Bridal Week– the capital of bridal fashion!

banner2014One in every ten wedding dresses sold worldwide is Spanish design. Spanish bridal fashion is highly regarded for its excellent quality. Its status as a genuine power on the international scene and a major exporter is backed up by its leadership in innovation, creativity and the quality of its fabrics.

Once again, Barcelona becomes the international capital of bridal fashion during Barcelona Bridal week, one of the most wedding fashion events. From May 6th to 11h, the Fira Exbition Centre  is transformed into a huge catwalk for wedding dresses, communion dresses, ceremony dresses and accessories of over  200 brands. The event is divided into three formats- Pasarela Gaudi Bride (runway shows only), Salon International Noviaespaña (a trading platform) and Eurobijoux Mibi (bridal fashion accessory show).

More than 14000 visitors from around 50 countries is making a beeline for the high profile event and taking active part in the exhibitor visitor negotiations. This year, leading national and international designers such as Rosa Clará, Raimon Bundó, Jesús Peiró, Victorio & Lucchino, Yolan Cris, Inmaculada García, M&M, Cymbeline, Isabel Zapardiez, Jordi Dalmau and Hannibal Laguna are participating.

The Gaudí Novias Catwalk, opened the event, feature practically all of the sector’s most important brands that got on the catwalk to officially present the 2015 season collections to buyers and guests from the five continents. The Eurobijoux Mibi event will display high-end fashion accessories from around 50 European labels. With an annual turnover of over €341.76 million, the Spanish bridalwear industry is considered as one of the most active sectors of the country’s economy.

If you’re planning your dream wedding, or simply love bridal couture, then be sure to be here. Due to the next event, 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 stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.

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

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A secret cocktail club in the city!

Without doubt, it is one of the most secret and intimate spaces in Barcelona; the luxurious hardwood fittings make for welcoming, cozy surroundings. This unique spot offers live music (one of the only lounges in Barcelona to do so) and is adjacent to the hotel’s ‘Smoking Club’ which provides those clients who become members the increasingly rare possibility of smoking in a public venue. The layout is elliptical; a basement location in the hotel lends a clandestine quality, which only heightens the overall experience. The French décor from 19 century gives guests an impression of wealthy but warm place, which is used to welcome some of famous artist, politicians and celebrities.

This amazing spot offers, in addition to signature cocktails prepared with care and detail of Dany Martin, one of the most famous bartenders in town. Dany knows how to listen, understand and interpret the tastes and preferences of those who come here.

For corporate groups, it is possible to organize cocktail workshops. First of all, participants will be watching the bartender who will be glad to explain and show all the secrets of making cocktails, afterwards, for those who want to test their skills, they have the opportunity to go behind a fully equipped bar and get the feeling of this new exciting experience. Together with the bartender, they will create their own cocktail or an exisiting one.  After various techniques, tricks and tastes, we are sure that guest will enjoy this fun and tasty workshop.

You will be surprised of wide menu of more conventional cocktails, gin and tonics, liqueurs and wines and a variety of champagne and beer. Furthermore, you can enjoy non-alcoholic cocktails, and a new menu of tapas gourmet sweets and desserts that will delight everyone.

T-made events & Luxury Trips Spain invite you to come and sip on a cocktail while you enjoy a jazz concert .

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Summer Special Incentive Program

Day  1

Sightseeing

Delegates will be welcomed in the airport and accompanied to the Nouveau Art Deco hotel  4* which is very central, only 10min walking from Passeig de Gracia.  Short relaxation and breakfast at the hotel. Afternoon spent in Gothic district – walking guided tour of the main historical and cultural points located in Barcelona’s old town such as Boqueria market, Ramblas, Barcelona Cathedral or Born district.

Dinner at clandestine warehouse – a discreet, intimate and pleasant place where every dish is made from the very best products in order to please the customers’ refined taste.

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Day 2

Sailing Regatta

Breakfast at the hotel. Going to the port  for a sailing regatta. It combines amusement, competition and for the sea lovers, the chance to get in touch with the beautiful Mediterranean sea. In order to achieve a positive team building result, participants shall be encouraged to take part in all activities involved in sailing the boat under the guidance of qualified instructor.

Dinner at Montjuic mountain restaurant with spectacular view of the whole city of Barcelona.

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Day 3

Team building beach activities

These activities take place on the beach (Castelldefells). Participants will be divided into several groups. Each group will do different activities to develop team spirit and improve team work. Activities include beach volleyball, SUP (Paddle Surf) and boat constructions.

Summer Special barbeque and closing party at the beach with music and entertainment.

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Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel and transport to the airport.

 

If you want to try out our Summer Special Incentive Programme contact us for any further information.

 

 

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Alimentaria 2014 – International Food and Drinks Exhibition

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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!

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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.

Send us your request at: info@luxurytripspain.com

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Paradise for Meetings & Events

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Only 35 kilometers from Barcelona, on a mild hill, at the feet of the Montserrat Mountain and surrounded by vineyards, there are 247 acres of the Montserrat Wine Resort.

It’s a place that offers a sensation of a peculiar natural environment; “unique place between heaven and earth where pleasure and enological tourism intertwine to provide our senses with unique experiences”. The setting up of the water collection and purification system, together with 24 sun collectors, is a big proof of the attention this company gives to the environment and sustainability and the importance of connecting with the nature in general. What used to be a farmhouse which was converted into a winery, is now a small hotel managed by a family, famous for it’s spectacular spa and a rich gastronomic offer.

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Notably, this place is very suitable for corporate meetings and events. The resort has several meeting rooms with natural light that can hold up to 250 people. Needless to say, the logistics, infrastructure, technological conditions and the service are all of premium quality.

The resort is ideal for:

–       Corporate Meetings

–       Product launches

–       Adventure team building activities

–       Gastronomic activities

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This  “paradise” offers not only accommodation or meeting rooms, but also a variety of activities to make every stay more complete. The vineyard surroundings may be enjoyed on foot, on a horse, by bicycle or from the air, and there’s always a possibility of wine and ham tasting, collecting and trading grapes during the harvest, gin&tonic or whiskey tasting, visiting other winerias or cavas, museums, markets and main wine routes in Anoia and Alt Penedès, equestrian spectacles, and a must; the Montserrat monastery.

Among the different activities offered there is the gastronomic competition, which test the participants’ gastronomic skills and knowledge.    The group splits up into teams, which then compete to score points in a series of tests, while at the same time developing their senses – smell, taste, intuition – and their teamwork skills. Each team aims to score as many points as possible in the trials.

Some of the activities that can be provided are:

  • Intuition: wines
  • In search of the lost sense: Aromas
  • Taste recognition memory: Cheeses
  • Sense and Sensibility: Chocolates

Each test lasts a set time. The groups are given a training activity in the first session, and use the knowledge they gain to play and compete against their colleagues.  Teams need to coordinate to achieve their targets, optimize their resources and satisfy the final customer and their supervisors.

The entire afternoon is devoted to learning, tasting and taking part in workshops, all designed to break down barriers through learning and enjoyment.

So whether you are looking for a special event venue, business meetings, or treating your employees with a weekend of enjoying the art of living, Montserrat Wine Resort is a perfect place to do all this at its fullest potential. In case of any further information, feel free to contact us and we will gladly provide a break from the everyday rush in this paradise of nature.

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Conde de Godó – Barcelona Sailing Trophy

Sa Cuina de N´AinaReal Club Náutico in Barcelona recently launched the 40th edition of the Conde de Godó Sailing Trophy. The action on the water was performed by the professional sailing classes, like the Wally, TP52s and Soto 40s. The battle was promised to be intense, and so it was; there were 65 boats in three different race courses, the best of international sailing together with more amateur units, fighting for the Conde de Godo Sailing Trophy.

Joaquím Barenys, Director of the 40th Conde de Godó Trophy praised the competition: “The Conde de Godó Trophy is in excellent health with an international fleet of both professionals and amateurs, and it has continued to build over the years. … The participation of some of the great legends of international sailing in the competition is the best birthday present that we could possibly have for the 40th edition of the Conde de Godó Trophy.

The Conde de Godó Sailing Trophy kicked off on the 22nd of May with excellent sailing conditions on the water in Barcelona. After the harsh conditions the fleet had on Friday, the races scheduled for Saturday had to wait longer than expected due to the light wind that was blowing in Barcelona during the morning.

The last day of the Conde de Godo Sailing Trophy was full of anxiety. The prevailing light wind indicated the worst but finally the fleet was able to race in appropriate conditions. The 40th Conde de Godo Sailing Trophy ended on 26th of May and got its winners: QUANTUM RACING (TP52), EARLY BIRD (Soto 40), ZHIK/NOVASAIL (J-80), OPEN SEASON (Wally), XSPAIN (ORC 2) FANYTAS (ORC 3) and RATS ON FIRE (ORC 1).

For those who want to feel this sensation from a little closer perspective, we can organize a sailing regatta for corporate groups. Contact us to and we’ll make you feel like one of the Conde do Godo Sailing Trophy participants even if just for a day!

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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