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 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.

The experience of living in Mars

The experience of living in Mars, starting this summer in Cantabria for the very first time.

The arrival to Mars will begin next June in Arredondo. Astroland has developed the necessary technology to this simulation. A cave simulates the same living conditions on the red planet. As a result, they have created a scientific-tourist experience never seen before.

They will held the first mission on June 15 and they will select 10 candidates. They have to meet three requirements, certainly, be of legal age, be in good physical shape and pay 10,000 euros. So this includes a minimum stay of three days at the station. Astroland will choose only 100 people to participate in the 10 missions scheduled for 2019.

Astroland chose this cave intentionally. David Ceballos, its CEO, says about the martian environment: “is very hostile with low temperatures, strong winds and high stellar radiation, so the compatibility with human life is installed in the lava tubes or under the Martian surface. In this sense, these caves are the perfect location with greater similarities for the trials “.

The Basque Country is the most competitive in Spain

The Basque Country leads the classification of the most competitive Autonomous Communities in Spain.

The Basque Country leads the fourth edition of the Tourism Competitiveness Monitor: Monitur 2018, prepared by Exceltur, which represents an improvement in two positions compared to the previous report (Monitur 2014).

The report analyzes 82 indicators and it structures seven pillars. It takes into account factors such as marketing strategy, accessibility and connectivity or diversification of tourism products, among others.

The study gives the highest score to the Basque Country (112.6 points). This autonomy “has been the most consistent and rigorous in the policies applied by its government”, said Oscar Pelli. In addition, it obtained the highest average rating in each of the indicators. Due to this, it has allowed it to positionate itself as the community in which income per room grows the most from 2010 to 2018 (43.8%).

Basque DMCs working together with Meliá Hotels International

Basque DMCs will collaborate with Meliá hotel chain in the training fam trips for the Meliá Hotels International. Also, sales team who wish to know the tourist offer of Euskadi. Through this agreement  the sales team of the Meliá will know in depth what our destination offers. In addition, it can transfer it to their customers by linking the fate with Meliá chain hotels in Bilbao and San Sebastián.


“Bilbao Bizkaia Be Basque” is the new promotion brand choosen in the international public competition to create a brand for Bilbao-Bizkaia. With this brand, they want to continue making progress in promoting themselves and opening up to the world.

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LET US SHOW YOU are diferent kind of visits around the Basque Countrys main cities. You will eat Pintxos in San Sebastian, go by bycicle in Bilbao or visit the amazing Cathedral of Santa Maria in Vitoria. All the visit are guided for preofessional guides, the best way to discover the Basque Country!