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BILBAO PRIDE 2019

This weekend the Bilbao celebrated the Pride 2019. Color and celebration were predominant at this Festival all around the city and its surroundings.

This event was in order to celebrate the diversity of affective sex and the solidarity of the citizens of Bilbao and Bizkaia in favor of the rights of LGBTI people from around the world. 

It offered a multitude of activities until Sunday, June 23. In particular, it is worth noting the performance of the international artist Ruth Lorenzo.

IBERDROLA TOWER OPENS TO THE PUBLIC

Basque DMC’s has been in the Iberdrola Tower to inaugurate the new service the tower is going to offer to the public. From Saturday, it will be possible to visit the 25th floor from 10:00 to 19:00. Thank you to Elena Lázaro Corcuera for the presentation! Here we have a we have taken during the visit.

BASQUE FEST 2019 Basque culture day in New London

Basque sports demonstrations, dance, gastronomy, concerts and theater in Downtown New London, CT Saturday, August 17.

Basque FEST! The New England Basque Club for the second time brings a festival that is the result of the collaboration of the city of New London and the Basque Government.  Therefore, the exciting festival presents attendees with Basque culture. You can watch traditional Basque dancing, Basque sporting demonstrations, and theater, listen to Basque music, and eat traditional Basque cuisine in the Parade Plaza.

BASQUE FEST has established itself as a great cultural festival in the city. The festival commences with a parade from City Hall at 11:00 am and traditional dance exhibitions and Basque sports.  Bonifacio Guenaga will provide the food to the Paella Party based in Miami and the “pintxos”, small plate appetizers. The tickets for the fest can be purchased on Eventbrite which includes a serving of paella and three “pintxos”.  Also, there will be an assortment of Basque wines available to purchase.  That is to say, the culinary experience is one of the most attractive callings for the Basque Fest.

Also, the Basque Fest program will continue with an exhibition of herri kirolak, Basque sports bought by the New England Basque Club team. Traditional dances with the Ardibaltzak from Reno, Nevada and musicians from the Basque Country. The festival will end with a dance performance from Ardibaltza called Gernika. 

The Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao

The Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao unveils three unpublished portraits of the Adán de Yarza family. They were painted by Francisco de Goya at the end of the 1780s. It is the first time they are presented in public. It will remain exposed until the month of September.

They will show the paintings that until now were known through academic bibliographical references. They are in the original box in which they were transferred to France in 1937, for the first time since the Basque government evacuated them during the Civil War thanks to the generosity of the owner family.

Facebook wants you to buy your next trip using a helmet

Virtual reality will be the new showcase for selling trips according to Facebook.

In fact, Facebook has begun to market a virtual reality helmet called Oculus Quest. This device has the price of $399 in the United States.

Also, the platform has intensified the distribution of content (videos, games, photos, programs, etc.) designed specifically for virtual reality.

This technology has tremendous potential for the tourism industry. For instance, the Oculus device does not need connexion to the computer with a cable. And as a innovation, the user can take it and have 360-degree vision.

The amazing flying taxis arrive

There are still decades for urban air mobility. However, advances in electric propulsion, autonomous flight technology and 5G communication networks will soon generate commercial services for unmanned aircraft. Therefore, will add a new dimension to the urban transport of the future with drones for passengers.

The fleet manufacturers Airbus, Boieng and Embraer, the California startup Uber and companies specialized in autonomous flying vehicles, have already very advanced projects, some of which they say will be in pilot test next year.

The flagship autonomous vehicle pilot projects will start operating in cities. For example, in Dubai, Singapore, Los Angeles and Dallas in early 2020. According to its forecasts, around 3,000 passengers will use drones by 2025.

Axel Hotels in Bilbao


Axel Hotels, a chain aimed at the LGBTI group, continues its international expansion plan with a new opening in Bilbao. The hotel will open in the last quarter of 2020 and will mean the company’s second establishment in the Basque Country. Its first opening was in San Sebastián at the end of this year.


Axel will be located in Bilbao la Vieja, with a privileged position, on a plot next to a flour factory. The future establishment will be of new construction and will have the essential services. Also, Restaurant, Fitness & Spa, Lounge Bar and Sky Bar on the roof terrace, with swimming pool, solarium and lounge. That will make it a unique space in Bilbao, from which you can enjoy the hotels heterofriendly philosophy.

Conciergerie

Conciergerie service in North Spain

En basque DMC’s we have just installed a conciergerie service so you can customize your trips to North of Spain. You just have to ask and we will do it for you.

Are you from the travel club? If you are such a traveller, we have several activities designed for you.

First of all, we count with activities from the North part of Spain. For instance, Asturias, galicia, basque Country and la Rioja. Also, you can have an exclusive football experience or sail along the spanish

Finally, you can have a look to our conciergerie service in our page web.

Road Show Italy

Tourspain has organized a Road Show in Italy, where Romotur, one of our partners, has taken part.

Bari, Napoli, Milan and Genova are the destinations for this event. Bilbao Turismo and also several basque companies participated.

Finally, here we have a picture of the event.

‘Trends and Experiences in Tourism’, the new concept of Expovacaciones.

The 40th edition of Expovacaciones took place at BEC (Bilbao Exhibition Center) in Barakaldo, from May 10 to 12. After offering traditional proposals, the fair has incorporated a new concept based on sports, gastronomy and adventure.

The new section is a new way of choosing destinations based on the activities, the gastronomic excellence of the territory or the unknown experiences.

In total, 228 participants participated in the pavilion 3 of the BEC, each with its tourist and culinary offers.

In addition, attendees can also do different activities. For example, making a virtual visit to the caves of El Soplao in the stand of Cantabria.

Finally, the Basque Country, together with Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia have commemorated the 30th anniversary of their alliance Green Spain. They have a union with the objective of promoting their destinations in the tourist, cultural and natural spaces.