Uncover the Canary Islands’ Incredible Indigenous Sport: The Shepherd’s Leap

Imagine pole-vaulting down steep slopes, avoiding dangerous terrain. The Canarian folk sport, “Salto del pastor“—translated from Spanish as “the shepherd’s leap” – involves just that! The volcanic origin of the Canary Islands has given the archipelago dramatic landscapes of steep hills, rocky terrain, and sharp cliffs. The Shepherd’s Leap, or Satlo del pastor, is a…

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Irish Olympic Sailing Team Currently Training in the Canary Islands

“We haven’t missed a day’s sailing. Of all the places I’ve been for winter training, this is certainly the most consistent” – Rory Fitzpatrick, Head Coach, Irish Sailing The Irish Sailing Team are one of many professional sailing teams who have chosen the Canary Islands as their training base for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The…

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Plan your Dream Family Holiday to Barbados

Are you dreaming of whisking the family off to sunnier shores? With the recent announcement of Aer Lingus’ new route connecting Ireland to Barbados from Autumn 2021, now is the perfect time to start planning a reunion with your loved ones on the picture-perfect island of Barbados. Boasting beautiful white sand beaches, a vibrant culture…

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Head of Global Markets, Petra Roach, Leaves BTMI

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) is bidding farewell to Global Head of Markets and Interim CEO, Petra Roach, who is leaving to take up a new opportunity with the Grenada Tourist Board later this year. In a statement from the Board, BTMI Chairman Roseanne Myers thanked Roach for her notable contribution to Barbados’ tourism…

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Crystal Ski Deal of the week: La Thuile, Italy

Looking for somewhere new to go when you hit the slopes again? Known as Little Siberia among the Italians, La Thuile, in northwest Italy, offers excellent ski conditions and incredible views. This resort boasts quiet slopes, minimal queue times and perfect runs for progressing skiers, with lots of impressive intermediate terrain. Enjoy the novelty of…

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How to prepare for Meet the Media

Some tips and advice for media and bloggers on how to prepare for Meet the Media Taking place on Monday 12th April 2021, Meet the Media is one-day one-day networking event for the travel trade and Irish media. This unique event will connect media from all over Ireland with a selection of worldwide travel suppliers including…

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The Canary Islands: The Perfect Training Destination for Athletes

“Since I’ve come over here, I’ve noticed that results have gone well, and race performances have gone well, especially when I go back home to Ireland“ Says Eoin Flynn, Professional Mountain Runner The Canary Islands has become well-known within the global fitness community as a training and competing destination for elite sportsmen and women. The…

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