Top 5 best events in Europe 2018

Art, fashion, sports, culture,… Get to know the 5 best events the European continent hosts this year and enrich your travel experience beyond the place.

1. Paris Fashion Week

Although the first fashion week was held in New York, the event itself derives from “salon shows” in Paris couture salons. Paris fashion week was being held in Paris as early as the 1700s and is a series of designer presentations held semiannually in Paris, France with spring/summer and autumn/winter events held each year. Paris Fashion Week is part of the global “Big 4” fashion weeks; The schedule begins with New York, followed by London, and then Milan and ends in Paris.

Paris fashion week, France     Paris Fahion Week

2. The Festival de Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival has its origins in 1932 when set up the international cinematographic festival. The Cannes Festival, named until 2002 as the International Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from all around the world. It is celebrated in May of each year.

Festival de Cannes, France     Festival de Cannes

3. The Monaco Grand Prix

The Monaco Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race held each year on the Circuit of Monaco. Run since 1929, it is widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world. The race is held on a narrow course laid out in the streets of Monaco, with many elevation changes and tight corners as well as a tunnel, making it one of the most demanding tracks in Formula One.

The Monaco Grand Prix     Monaco Grand Prix

4. The Wimbledon Championships

The Wimbledon Championships is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is widely regarded as the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877 and is played on outdoor grass courts. The event begins in early July. Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open.

The Wimbledon Shampionships,London     Wimbledon Championships

5. Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival and travelling funfair. Held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, it is a 16- to 18-day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since the year 1810.

Oktoberfest, Germany      Orktoberfest

We are sure that these amazing events in Europe will exceed your expectations! In Premium Incoming DMC, we encourage you to experience any of them. Contact us for more information at info@premiumincoming.com

The Night of Museums in Europe

Throughout 2018 several museums in Europe will open their doors to the public, for free, until midnight, to their permanent and temporary exhibitions. Take this chance to discover the cultural heritage of the old continent in deep. You can not miss it!

Find bellow some of the museums that are part of this inciative, with direct links to the official websites so that you can keep up to date about timetables established, and find out all the information you need.

1. Spain

Thyssen Museum, Spain     Thyssen Museum

Madrid

Valencia

2. France

Louvre Museum, France     Louvre Museum

Paris

3. Hungary

Ethnographic Museum, Budapest     Ethnographic Museum

4. Czech Republic

Prague National Museum     Prague National Museum

Prague

5. Germany

Classicistical Museum, Berlin     Classicistical Museum

6. Italy

Roman Coliseum, Italy     Roman Coliseum

Rome

Florence

7. United Kingdom
British Museum, UK

London

From Premium Incoming, we encourage you to prepare your next vacation in any of these destinations, and discover the cultural and historical wealth of Europe by visiting some of its most famous museums. You can contact us for more information at info@premiumincoming.com

Wine tourism, a different way of getting know Spain

Spain is one of the main wine producer’s in the world and the second European country who export wine to Asia.

Wine Tourism, Spain     Wine tourism, Spain

This fact means that our country is considered one of the main tourist destinations of Wine tourism, a type of culinary tourism specialized in wine, whose focus is to know and discover the winemaking process, the different types and tastes, as well as all his applications.

With Premium Incoming you can discover the world of the wine through our theme tours. In these tours you will have the opportunity to visit the best cellars and vineyards and enjoy the best hotels in the wine growing areas, in Spain as well as Portugal. You could also enjoy wine tasting courses or a wonderful visit to a Spa and take a wine therapy treatment.

Discover the wonderful wine culture and if you wish to find out more about our themed trips, please contact us. Premium Incoming is here to help you. For more information at info@premiumincoming.com

Top ten London Musicals

From heartwarming adaptations to hilarious musical theatres. Take a look at our top ten musicals currently on in West End London!

Landscape of London     London

1. Aladdin

Aladdin is a musical with a lot of singing and dancing spectacle. Aladdin discover a whole new world of possibilities with the help of just three wishes. Some of his big showstoppers ‘Friend Like Me’ and ‘Prince Ali’ briefly make ‘Aladdin’ the best musical in the West End.

Aladdin musical      Aladdin

2. The Lion King

This show has become the most successful musical of all time. The Lion King, is an adaptation of Disney´s and include music by Elton John, plus outstanding costumes and wonderful special effects. African masks, Japanese Kabuki costumes, Malaysian shadow puppetry make of this, an incredible musical. The Lion King’ is a show that demands to be seen.

The Lion King Musical      The Lion King

3. The Book of Mormon

This musical comedy follows the plight of a pair of missionaries sent to Uganda to convert a village to Mormonism, a religion that essentially tells the penniless villagers how great distant America is. It offers a series of great-to-sublime songs and set pieces. The Book of Mormon has won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The book of Mormon Musical      The Book of Mormon

4. Les Miserables

Now, this musical is an updated and improved production. Aided by a swirling revolve and John Napier’s stunning constructivist set, we follow Jean Valjean’s journey across France as he attempts to escape his criminal past and make amends. This musical has been seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe, it is still breaking box office records everywhere.

5. The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe. Based on the French novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, its central plot revolves around a beautiful soprano, Christine Daaé, who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius living in the subterranean labyrinth beneath the Opera Populaire. With a mesmerising score and breathtaking special effects, this long-running show is a must-see.

6. Thriller-Live

Thriller-Live is a two-and-a-half-hour concert revue celebrating a musical tribute to Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. It had already been performed in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia before opening at the Lyric Theatre, London. The show was conceived by Jackson family friend and author Adrian Grant.

7. Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia musical, set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA. Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding. More than 10 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the story and the ABBA songs.

Mamma Mia!     Mamma Mia!

8. Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls is a Broadway musical, with music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. The musical is about the Dreams are three African-American teenage girls who sing gorgeous close harmonies in talent contests, until a gig singing back-up for sex symbol Jimmy Early (a cartoonishly hip-rolling Adam J Bernard) brings them closer to the big time. This musical is built on sharp insights into pop’s economic realities.

9. School of Rock

School of Rock, based on the 2003 film of the same name, with a screenplay by Mike White, the musical follows the story of Dewey Finn, an out-of-work rock singer and guitarist who pretends to be a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Dewey transform a class of A-grade students into the ultimate rock group.

10. Kinki Boots

Based on the 2005 British film Kinky Boots, written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth and inspired by true events, the musical follows the tale of Charlie Price, a man who tries to live up his father’s expectations by continuing the family business. With the shoe factory legacy threatened by bankruptcy, help comes in the unlikely form of a larger-than-life performer, Lola.

Kinky Boots Musical     Kinki Boots London Company 2017-2018. Photo by Matt Crockett

What are you waiting for planning your next holiday in London and presence any of these outstanding musicals proposed? Let your trip in hands of Premium Incoming. Contact us for more information at info@premiumincoming.com

 

 

10 tourist attractions to visit in London

London offers many tourist sites to visit. Keep reading and discover the 10 tourist attractions that you can not miss during your trip in London!

1. Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is a church located just to the west of the Palace of Westminster; It is the traditional site of coronations and other relevant ceremonies. Every year Westminster Abbey welcomes over one million visitors who want to explore this wonderful 700-year-old building.

Westminster Abbey, London     Westminster Abbey

2. Palace of Westminster

The palace of Westminster more known as the parliament of the United Kingdom, as well as, the Houses of Parliament. The Palace is one of the centers of political life in the United Kingdom. The Big Ben is an iconic monument of London, one of the most popular tourist attractions.Palace of Westminster, London    Palace of Westminster

3. St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral is an Angelical cathedral and the mother church of the Diocese of London. It is one of the most famous cathedral of London. St. Paul’s cathedral is a working church with hourly prayer and daily services.

St. Paul Cathedral, London   St. Paul of Westminster

4. Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is a public square in the City of Westminster. It commemorates Lord Horatio Nelson’s victory against Napoleon’s navy at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. This square has been used for community gatherings and political demonstrations. The square is a center of annual celebrations on New Year’s Eve.

Trafalgar Square, London     Trafalgar Square

5. Tower Of London

The Tower of London is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in Central London. Now home to the British Crown Jewels, the Tower of London served as a prison from 1100 to the mid twentieth century.  The Tower is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and a moat. Today the Tower of London is one of the most popular London tourist attractions.
Tower of London     Tower of London

6. London Eye

The London Eye, situated on the banks of the River Thames, is a giant Ferris wheel. It offers fantastic views over central London and it is 135 meters high. It is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.75 million visitors annually.

London Eye     London Eye

7. Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the main residence of Queen Elizabeth II; it is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the reigning monarch. The palace has 775 rooms. The Forecourt of Buckingham Palace is used for Changing of the Guard, a major ceremony and tourist attraction; between May and July, the guard changes each morning and on alternate days the rest of the year.

Buckingham Palace, London     Buckingham Palace

8. British Museum

The British Museum is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its collections, which number more than seven million objects, are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world and originate from all continents. Some objects include the Rosetta Stone, the key to the deciphering of hieroglyphs and the largest collection of mummies outside of Egypt.

British Museum, London    British Museum

9. Tower Bridge

The Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, over the River Thames. It has become an iconic symbol of London. The bridge consists of two towers which are tied together at the upper level by means of two horizontal walkways. From the high-level walkways take in stunning panoramic views and experience the thrill of seeing London life through the Glass Floor.

Tower Bridge, London     Tower Bridge

10. Big Ben

The Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London. It was the largest bell in the United Kingdom for 23 years. The tower is one of the most prominent symbols of the United Kingdom and parliamentary democracy. The clock has become a popular attraction and has appeared in many films.Big Ben, London     Big Ben

From Premium Incoming we encourage you to plan your next holiday in London where you can visit tourist attractions like the ones we have proposed.

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The most romantic destinations in Europe

Paris, Venice, Prague, Budapest, Rome… are some of the most romantic destinations in Europe chosen by couples worldwide.  

According to WeLoveDates.com, these destinations have been selected, due to their own the most outstanding views, romantic history, first date venues, a great marriage rate and how popular a romantic holiday destination they were for couples. Choose your favorite season of the year and find out what Premium Incoming can arrange for you and your partner. Let yourself fall in love!


1. Paris

Probably, Paris is the most visited place by lovers in Europe because it is the world’s most romantic destination. A lot of couples go to Paris to enjoy this romantic and unique city. The Eiffel tower is the most iconic monument in Paris, but people must visit as well as Montmartre, Musée de la Vie Romantique, the Champs Elysees, Louvre Museum or Notre-Dame. If you are ever hungry, here you can find a list of the best restaurants in France with Michelin Stars. Bon appétit!

2. Venice

Venice, one of the most pleasant places for lovers in the world. Before you go, you should know that it is a must to take a romantic gondola. Walking around the city at night or go to the opera, could be different romantic plans to do with your partner in Venice.

Venice, Northeast Italy     Venice

3. Prague

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic has a lot of romantic plans to do. There, it would be perfect to enjoy a cruise on the Vltava river, cross the Charles Bridge or walk around the old town. You can’t leave Prague without kiss your partner next to the sculpture of the poet Macha.

Prague, Czech Republic     Prague

4. Budapest

Budapest is another place that you can visit for your romantic getaway plan. Some romantic plans to do there can be: go to Szechenyi thermal baths, walk along the banks of the Danube river or take a cruise in it. You can visit a lot of monuments illuminated at night or take a romantic dinner too.

Budapest, Hungary     Budapest

5. Rome

Rome, called “the eternal city”, it is another romantic destination. Some special plans: the Garden of the Oranges, Colosseum, Villa Borghese, Monti district, Pincio Gardens, Campidoglio, or the very famous Fontana di Trevi.

Rome, Italy    Fontana di Trevi

From Premium Incoming we encourage you to plan your next holiday around the most romantic destinations in Europe proposed, so you do not miss anything of these unique cities.
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Come to meet us at ITB Berlin!

ITB 2018(3)
We are ready to participate at ITB Berlin 2018 from March 7th to 11th. The leading travel trade show.

Are you interested in new business opportunities for your future events, incentive trips or leisure programs in:

Hungary | Czech Republic | Germany | Austria
Spain | France | Italy | United Kingdom

Come to meet us! Carlos Díaz, CEO of Premium Incoming, will be pleased to meet you and introduce you the latest news in our European destinations and what Premium Incoming DMC can offer you for your next travel experience.

Visit us at Hall 25 – Stand 175 (STR Destination Handling)

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We are looking forward to seeing you soon in Berlin!

European carnivals themed tour

The Carnival is around the corner! One of the most celebrated festivities in the world.

The streets fill with joy, music, color and luxury costumes. So are the carnivals that invade the main cities of the old continent every year. What are you waiting for preparing your next themed tour to the most famous carnivals in Europe?

Venice Carnival in Italy

Venice Carnival, Italy

1. Nice Carnival

Nice, France (from February 17 to March 13, 2018)

The famous Carnival of Nice is one of the greatest cultural events of the French Riviera and one of the most important carnivals in the world and France along with the Carnival of Dunkirk. It will be launched on February 17. Musicians and dancers will walk down the streets. A creative procession composed of 2 different events: the Carnival Parade and the Parade of Flowers will take place.

The perfect opportunity to discover Nice and the French Riviera, by enjoying a temperate time compared to the rest of France.

2. Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Canary Islands, Spain (from January 26 to February 18, 2018)

For more than 10 days, the streets of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria are painted in color, accompanied by music and parades. As every year the main protagonists of this celebration are the election of the Carnival Queen and the Drag Queen. Between the opening and the closing of the carnival, the programmed events are contests, parades, children’s acts, dances, parades and night parties. The topic of this year is “Magic and fantastic creatures.”

To be informed of all the events and schedules of each show of the Carnival of Las Palmas 2018 you can visit the website of the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria that has prepared for this festivity.

3. Venetian Carnival

Venice, Italy (from February 3 to 13, 2018)

Unique in the world, its origins date back to the 11th century, as an opportunity and way of escape for the nobility to mingle with the people and evade government control by hiding behind the masks. The Senate declared it an official festivity in the 12th century. Prohibited by Napoleon, the Carnival was recovered in 1979, being today a cultural reference worldwide.

This year the carnival will start on February 3rd to 13th. Ten days will fill Venecian streets and canals with masks, costumes and tourists. For those who visit this carnival, on Sunday, february 4th, the traditional “Volo dell’Angelo” will take place. One of the most eagerly awaited moments in which a young Venetian woman disguised as an angel climbs down with a rope from the bell tower to the Piazza San Marco.

4. Carnival of Bohemia

Prague, Czech Republic

The famous Prague Carnival of Bohemia goes back to the tradition of those urban carnivals that had their peak in the 18th century. World-renowned for being a meeting point for great personalities of the time who met in their lavish masked dances. Today, public spaces, museums, palaces, theaters and even restaurants in the city take up this tradition of the Bohemia Medieval.

Highlights the concert and the royal dance at the Clam-Gallas palace or the traditional masked dances known as Crystal Ball.

5. Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Canary Islands, Spain (from February 7 to 18, 2018)

It is considered the second most popular and internationally known carnival, after Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and aspires to become a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
On Wednesday, February 7, prior to the carnival weekend, the queen of the carnival is elected in a gala broadcast at 9:30 p.m. That’s just the beginning of a whole week of masked dances and parades full of color and joy.

Among its most multitudinous events include the contests of murgas, floats and comparsas, and the election of the Infantile Queen and the Queen of the Third Age.

If you want to know more detailed programming, click here

6. Carnival of Cadiz

Andalusia, Spain (from 8 to 18 February 2018)

One of the most popular and characteristic carnivals declared as International Tourist Interest. The origins of the Cadiz Carnival date back to the 16th century, when it was one of the most important ports of the Spanish Empire, which meant the entry of a large flow of influences from around the world. In particular, Venice shared many commercial ties with Cadiz, among many others traditions.

Today, this tradition is considered as a ritual, and Cadiz people get prepare for this event with gastronomic specialities, “chirigotas” contests, parades and horse riding. Between the most outstanding acts are: the Great end, Official Contest of Carnival Groups at the Falla Theater, the coronation of the Carnival Goddess or the Magna Cavalcade.

7. Rosenmontag

Düsseldorf, Germany (February 12, 2018)

The Düsseldorf Carnivals are, together with the Cologne, one of the most important festivals in Germany. The celebrations generally include dances, costumes, drinks and parades.
Carnival Sunday in Königsallee is also very popular. Although the highlight of the party is called Rosenmontag or Carnival Monday, when the great parade of floats takes place, candy, music and costumes runs through much of the city .

8. Boonte Störrem

Maastricht, the Netherlands (February 11 to 13, 2018)

The Dutch city of Maastricht, capital of the carnival in Holland, begins each year its celebration on Saturday of carnival with the hoisting of the flag and 11 cannon shots in the central square of Vrijthof. With this starts the great carnival cavalcade or “Boonte Störrem” through the center of the city.

This carnival lasts only three days, but between act and act there is no rest! There are plenty of parades, crowded streets and crowded bars both day and night, there is no lack of music or beer, and concerts, DJs and dance contests are the most popular.

9. Morgestraich

Basel, Switzerland (February 19 to 21, 2018)

The Basel Carnival is the largest popular festival in Switzerland. Celebration that gives the “Morgestraich” (the Monday after Ash Wednesday) when the clock of the tower of St. Martin touches the 4 of the dawn and the lights of the city are extinguished completely. It is then when the lights of the flashlights and the resounding crowd of basilican drummers and flute players fill the void of the night.

During the 72 hours of this carnival, the streets, bars and shops of the city center resonate with songs and fun local characters. Two large processions with more than 10,000 masked people walk down the streets on foot or in a float accompained by a good selection of music. Tour during which they throw confetti and distribute oranges, among other things as popular verses in their particular dialect.

From Premium Incoming DMC we encourage you to prepare your thematic trip to the most famous carnivals in Europe so you do not miss any of these unique tradition. Contact us for more information at info@premiumincoming.com

Winter Getaway for incentives in Sierra Nevada

Travel to Sierra Nevada! The perfect place for a winter getaway for incentives. 

Are you ready for a 2 Days Winter Getaway in Sierra Nevada? Explore charming landscapes, perform skiing activities, enjoy the nature and gastronomy of the area.

Sierra Nevada, Granada - Cetursa S.A.

Sierra Nevada, Granada – Cetursa S.A.

Below we suggest a 2 day winter getaway for incentives in Sierra Nevada; however, both the duration of the itinerary and the activities may vary and be adapted according to the dates required, time of year and availability. Keep in mind that it is a suggested travel program; fully customizable under the needs and interests of the client.

Let´s start the team building activities!

Ski escape: Day 1 – Saturday

Mini Olympics (2 hours): Competition with rotation of team activities. 4 activities are carried out (timed biciski, Russian sledding skills, tubbing coordination circuit) or Igloo Construction: Construction of an igloo per team with the materials provided.
Free time for free skiing or with monitors
Lunch: Cabaña Nevasol in Borreguiles
Free time for free skiing or with monitors
Night skiing (2 hours): This service could be done on Thursdays and Saturdays from 19:30 – 21:30. For any other day, you would have to add the extra cost of opening a gondola lift exclusively.
Dinner: Restaurant La Muralla in Pradollano
Guided Tour of the Night Sky at Fuente Alta (1.5 hours): Introductory Workshop on practical astronomy with specialized personnel in the Fuente Alta zone.

Ski escape: Day 2 – Sunday

First Guided Footprints (1.5 hours): Activity that allows the expert skier / snowboarder to perceive new sensations “opening” the tracks from 7.30 to 9 hours and to mark the first tracks. After the high-buffet breakfast session in Borreguiles
Crono Ski (1 hour): Organization of custom competitions. Includes: closed track, first aid, marking, timing, numbers, classifications by times.
Guided excursion with snowshoes (2 hours): Guided panoramic tour of 2 hours including snowshoeing, and ticket access to the area where the activity is carried out
Lunch: Á la Carte Menu in La Alcazaba with views of Pico Veleta
Free time for free skiing or with monitors
Excursion in pisa track machine (2 / 2,5 hours): 18:00-20: 00 Magnificent route in machine pisa track from Pradollano 2.100 m a few meters from Veleta Peak 3398 m. The participants will be able to admire one of the most impressive sunsets of the continent in the highest peak of the south of Europe while they taste cava, chocolate and strawberries.

We are sure that Sierra Nevada will exceed your adventure expectations! In Premium Incoming DMC, we encourage you to experience this 2 Day Winter Getaway for incentives.

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Premium Incoming at Fitur 2018!

The leading trade fair of the tourism industry that will take place in Madrid between the 17th and 21st of January 2018.

Our Board of Directors and commercial team will be attending the 38th edition of FITUR.

Fitur-2018

Come and visit us at our Stand  8A16 where you can meet all our Premium Incoming destination managers from Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, France, United Kingdom and Spain who will be glad to show you our latest news of our destinations in Europe for your next incentive trips, events or vacation programs.

The best opportunity to do networking and create new business opportunities according to the latest trends in the travel industry. We look forward to see you at FITUR!

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