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Sauternes Dessert Wine
Fresh Lime Juice
Crème De Cassis
Recipe: Muddle fresh grapes in a Shaker Glass, add fresh lime juice and sugar syrup
Then add CÎROC Vodka and dessert wine. Add a splash of Crème de Cassis and cubed ice. Shake all the ingredients well and double strain in a chilled martini glass
Glassware: Martini glass
Garnish: Cassis infused skinned black grape (soak overnight)
The Canary Islands continues to commit to interaction with the end public to promote the islands as a tourist destination. Through Promotur, has presented two new initiatives, "Star in Your Own Brilliant Story" and "Change Your Story into a Fantastic Film", as part of its "Shine Again" online platform, designed to encourage tourists from across Europe to visit the islands.
The campaign invites people to star in a 'brilliant' story in their holidays and, for those who have already enjoyed the experience, to share it with a cinematographic approach through this platform and the Facebook page of Turismo de Islas Canarias.
Contestants in "Star in Your Own Brilliant Story" have until 10 July to enter and the winners will be drawn on 15 July. People who enter the second competition, to share the 'script' of their experience, have until 15 December to enter and can also win a €3,000 voucher for shopping at Amazon. Plus, the best story will be made with professional resources and actors and shown on the Internet.
Canary Islands - Increasingly Popular Destination for Ireland
The Canary Islands is working hard to attract tourists from Ireland, after studies have shown that the country has consolidated its position as one of the main suppliers of tourists in recent years. The latest figures gathered by Promotur in 2013 show that of the total number of Irish tourists who travel abroad, 46% visit the Canaries. It also highlights that Irish tourists are the most repeat destination.
The climate, relaxation and the natural appeal of the islands and their volcanoes are the main reasons for Irish tourists to visit. With an average stay of 9.3 days tourists from Ireland account for 3,4% of visitors, with couples being the most common types of tourists, followed by families (11,6%).
In terms of preferences for the 7 islands on the archipelago, Irish tourists favour Lanzarote firstly (nearly 50%), followed by Tenerife (nearly 22%), with Gran Canaria in third place (18,8%), according to the figures on tourist distribution by island.
To enter the "Shine Again" Platform competitions, see http://www.shineagain.com
EVEN™ Hotels, the newest brand from IHG, meets the large and growing demand for a hotel brand to help wellness-minded travelers keep their balance on the road at an affordable price point. An industry first, EVEN Hotels invites wellness on every journey by providing solutions for all aspects of travelers' wellness needs.
The brand launched in 2012 and is expected to be a key pillar in the IHG portfolio of preferred brands and in the long term, a key driver in market share growth in the U.S. EVEN Hotels expects to open its first properties in June 2014 and continue strategic development efforts in key markets including the Tri-state area, the Washington, D.C. area, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, Portland, Seattle and Los Angeles.
Source: IHG SOURCE
The Gordon Ramsay Group comprises the restaurant business of acclaimed chef, restaurateur, TV personality and author Gordon Ramsay. Run by Managing Director Stuart Gillies, it employs more than 700 people in the UK through its collection of 12 restaurants.
Congratulations to Gordon and his team for this great news.
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The SMIRNOFF brand that boasts the world's number-one selling premium spirit and the top-selling flavored vodka in North America, traces its heritage back to 19th century Russia.