Friday, 10 October 2014

Parador Autumn Offer

Paradors have launched a fantastic Autumn Offer - prices from just £48! Book by 14th October for stays between 15th October '14 to 29th March '15.

To view full details, please click here.

Pousada Seasonal Sales




Enjoy special discounts of up to 23% this Autumn and Winter when you book before 31st October.

Participating hotels include: Pousada de Cascais, Pousada de Porto, Pestana Porto and Pestana Palace (Lisbon).

Only 3 weeks remaining to take advantage of these unbelievable prices- Don't miss out!

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2015 Parador Offers

We are happy to announce that all of the Paradors offers have now been launched for 2015 including: Golden Days, Young Persons, Promotional Rate, Minimum 2-night offer, the 5-Night Card and their 3 and 7-night rutas. 

To view all special offers, please click here


Amigos




If you are a frequent visitor to Paradors, you may already be an Amigos member?

We can help you plan your Parador stays making the best use of Parador special offers and Amigos offers when available. We can also make reservations using your Amigos points for your free night stays.

The Keytel team can also offer advice on where to stay and transport options to and from the UK in order to make planning your trip as simple as possible.

Call us on 020 7953 3020 for more information.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Spotlight on Spain: San Sebasitan's Jazz and Film Festivals

© Instituto de Turismo de España (TURESPAÑA)

A popular tourist spot since the 19th century, the coastal city of San Sebastian has plenty to offer in terms of scenery, history, and culture.

Jazz Festival

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The annual Heineken Jazzaldia Jazz festival is held on the third week of July in this beautiful Basque city. Established in 1966, it is the oldest jazz festival in Spain and one of the oldest in Europe and celebrates its 49th year in 2014.

The Heineken Jazzaldia organizes nearly a hundred concerts, both free and paid, in dozens of indoor and outdoor venues. The most popular are those held at Zurriola Beach, Trinidad Square and the Kursaal terrace.

Below are details of five of the best concerts this year which will be held in Trinidad Square, Kursaal Auditorium, San Telmo Museum and the Victoria Eugenia Theatre.

24th July 2014: Trinidad Square. 9pm. 35.00

  • ·      Enrico Rava Tribe
  • ·      Bobby McFerrin: spirityouall

    25th July 2014: Kursaal Auditorium Kutxabank Space. 6.30pm. 35.00

  • ·      Chick Corea & Stanley Clarke Duet: The Songs of Return to Forever

25th July 2014: Trinidad Square. 9pm. 28.00

  • ·     Sketches Of Spain: Nicholas Payton & L'Instrumental de Gascogne The John Scofield Überjam Band

   26th July 2014: Trinidad Square. 9pm. 28.00

  • ·         Dave Holland: Prism
  •       Sun Ra Centennial Dream Arkestra


Film Festival

Courtesy of  San Sebastián Turismo & Convention Bureau
The Zinemaldia International Film Festival of San Sebastian is a film festival held annually in the month of September.

First established in 1953, this is one of the most prestigious internationally recognized film festivals in the world and attracts both home grown and international giants of the film industry. In previous years, the festival has been attended by big names such as Woody Allen, Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Pedro Almodovar, and Steven Spielberg to name but a few.

It has also hosted major film events such as the international premiere for Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and the European premiere for Star Wars.

This year marks the 62nd anniversary of the festival and San Sebastian is hoping to draw in film lovers and tourists alike. The festival is a great opportunity to discover new European and international talent and see some of the best films of the upcoming year.

For more information on both of these festivals, visit the San Sebastian Tourist Office website here.

Did you know?

© Instituto de Turismo de España (TURESPAÑA)

We represent over 10 Keytel Hotels in San Sebastian and you can find out how to book here.


Friday, 13 June 2014

Paradors' Summer 5 nights for the price of 4!

Paradors are offering a very special 20% discount on 5 night stays in the same Parador during June, July and August. Book 5 consecutive nights and pay for just 4!  Book early to guarantee availability and the best prices.

To view the Paradors participating in this offer, please visit our website:
http://www.keytel.co.uk/Summer+5+nights+for+the+price+of+4%21-offer-171.html

Don't miss out on this excellent summer promotion!

Friday, 6 June 2014

Bastille Day in Paris!

July 14th marks Bastille Day in France, the French National Holiday.


The storming of the Bastille in 1789 was an emblematic event of the French Revolution and marked the collapse of the French monarchy in France (with Louis XVI) and the country’s transformation to the Republic we know today.

In 1880 the 14th of July was chosen as a French National Holiday in memory of this revolutionary event and this year the July 14th fireworks will also be commemorating the centenary of World War I.

Like any capital city, Paris has some of the grandest celebrations and we have looked into some of the events you can take part in on this day:

Military Parade on the Champ Elysées
From 9am troops parade along the Champs Elysées between the Place de Concord and the Arc de Triomphe on foot and on motorcycles. This event is attended by locals, tourists, military personnel, and even the President himself, François Hollande!

Fireworks
From 9pm concerts and bands will perform for all spectators in the streets of Paris and at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. This night culminates with magnificent Fireworks at 11pm. The fireworks will be fired from the Trocadero Ponds and spectators can watch from Champs de Mars and the Trocadero.

Fireworks begin at 11pm and last for around half an hour.

This year, the Bastille Day celebrations will also be commemorating the the centenary of the Great War and this year’s theme is "War and Peace".

Many people come to enjoy the fireworks, so we advising making your way there from at least 8.30pm to get a good watch post!


Fire Station Balls
From 9pm to 4am Fire Stations around Paris open their doors to the public hosting free balls with dancing and drinks througout the night!
Most of these are free entry, however you are encouraged to make donations towards the brave firemen.

Did you know?

Suite at the Banke Hotel
Keytel International represents a number of high-quality hotels in Paris in excellent locations. Our two summer picks are the Banke Hotel and the Villathéna Hotel which can be booked via our website. Find out more about these hotels here.

Make sure to visit us at www.keytel.co.uk to find out more about how we can help you with trips across Spain, France, and Portugal!