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ITCM Visits

ITCM Visits

Amazing range of facilities just minutes from Lisbon

Oitavos Balcony view

Michelle Chenery reports on a visit to The Oitavos

The Oitavos is a 3-year-old, 5-star hotel complex located on Portugal’s Atlantic coastline, just 20 minutes drive from the centre of Lisbon and 30 minutes from the international airport. It is actually set within the Sintra Cascais National Park, so there is greenery as far as the eye can see, bordered by the coastline, the sand dunes and umbrella pines. The estate encompasses the Oitavos Dunes Golf course.

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A mountain retreat in Mallorca

Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa

Michelle Chenery reports on a flying visit with Vueling to Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa

Vueling, the Spanish airline, has launched a new route to Palma de Mallorca from the UK. ITCM joined a group that was trying the route for the first time. It seemed only minutes after leaving England that we were being greeted in the arrival lounge in Mallorca. This is a very convenient service offered to groups, who can be assisted through all the formalities to enter Mallorca.

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Escape to Eske for team-building

Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel and Spa

Michelle Chenery reports from Ireland on Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel and Spa

Closely associated with the founding fathers of Donegal town, Lough Eske Castle is situated in 43 acres (17 hectares) of woodland, just 5km away from Donegal town itself, hugging the shores of Lough Eske with the Bluestack mountains in the background. A fire in 1939 left nothing but a shell of a building, but it was eventually rebuilt in 2007 maintaining the original footprint of the castle. Every detail of the fittings is true to archived images. This new/old castle is the only 5-star hotel in Donegal.

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Pole Position

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Roger St. Pierre surveys the attractive meetings possibilities in a rejuvenated Poland

Being sent to the salt mines used to carry implications of hard labour and an early death – but not anymore.
The 800-year old World Heritage Site workings at Wieliczka, 10-km outside Poland’s former capital city of Krakow, have been transformed into one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions – and one of Europe’s most unusual conference venues, welcoming more than 1.2-million visitors a year, including delegates to a raft of incentive and conference meetings.


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This baronial Devon property is for exclusive use only

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Roger St. Pierre visits Huntsham Court, an idyllic retreat in deepest Devon, a 2-hour train ride from London

‘Self-catering’ takes on a whole new meaning at Huntsham Court, a truly stately baronial pile, set deep in the Devon countryside near Tiverton, but just minutes from the M5 London to Exeter motorway and a mere two hours’ fast train ride from London’s Paddington Station.
My journey down to the country started well, with a glass of Champagne in First Great Western’s comfortable first-class lounge, under the arching glass and iron roof of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s majestic railway terminal, just a few steps along Platform One from the statue of the great engineer himself.


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