Archive for January, 2019

Region of Puglia broadening tourism promotion in U.S. market for 2019

Monday, January 14th, 2019

For the first time, the Region of Puglia will be represented at The New York Times Travel Show, taking place Jan. 25-27 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. In advance of the event, Puglia Promozione, the region’s official tourism office, placed the accompanying full-page ad in the Jan. 13 edition of The New York Times Magazine.

According to the event website, “The 2019 New York Times Travel Show – now in its 16th year – will … be open to over 22,000 consumer travelers, as well as to travel professionals and media. The three-day showcase will feature global cuisine tastings, cultural performances, travel book signings, one-on-one conversations with travel experts and special discounts and offers for consumers of all ages from over 600 exhibitors.”

The Region of Puglia’s Councilor for Tourism and Culture, Loredana Capone, told Agenzia Internazionale Stampa Estero (AISE), “We look with great interest and sympathy to the U.S. market. American tourists who choose Puglia are growing exponentially. … The Americans who visit Puglia love the small villages, the cities of art and the farms. ‘Roots’ tourism is constantly growing among the communities of the Pugliesi of America; the growing notoriety of Puglia beyond the Atlantic Ocean pushes many Italian-Americans to rediscover their roots in the communes of origin. The American tourists are those who most appreciate Puglia even out of season. … It is the right time to promote Puglia in the U.S.”

Masseria Torre Maizza Now Taking Reservations for May 2019

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Masseria Torre Maizza, a new Rocco Forte Hotel on the glamorous Italian Adriatic coast in Puglia, will open its doors in May 2019.

Located in the picturesque area of Savelletri di Fasano, this lush retreat marries natural beauty with Italian elegance. Once a historic 16th century farmhouse, the resort will have 40 spacious rooms and suites beautifully furnished by local artisans and designed by Olga Polizzi, Director of Design for Rocco Forte Hotels. Each room or suite will have its own private garden and views of the Apulian countryside. The new Presidential Suite will take up residence in the watch tower and offer breathtaking views over secular olive groves leading to the coast.

The resort will have a wealth of local and exclusive tailor-made experiences to choose from as well as a spa, a 9-hole golf course, a 20m pool and a private beach club. A range of fitness and wellness activities and an exciting kids club will add to the offering.

Using local ingredients, Creative Director of Food for Rocco Forte Hotels, Fulvio Pierangelini, brings his inspiration and international experience to the stylish restaurant, pool bar and sunset rooftop bar.

Masseria Torre Maizza will reopen in May 2019 after a full refurbishment promises an authentic Apulian experience that is true to the Rocco Forte philosophy. Commenting on the reopening, Sir Rocco Forte, Chairman of Rocco Forte Hotels says: “Puglia is one of Italy’s greatest treasures, a land of extraordinary architecture, color, intense flavors and untouched nature. Masseria Torre Maizza is a beautiful place which combines all the deepest traditions and revelations of Puglia and we look forward to offering an experience that combines the highest levels of Rocco Forte service and hospitality in a place of character and unique beauty.”

Located only 40 minutes from Brindisi Airport or 50 minutes from Bari Airport, Masseria Torre Maizza is the perfect resort to explore the enchanting region of Puglia.

Book now and take advantage of the opening offer: For a minimum booking of three nights, your choice between an authentic cooking lesson using the best local produce or a 40 minute massage in the new Forte Spa, in-room VIP amenities and complimentary upgrade, subject to the availability.

Rates start from €530 excluding VAT, breakfast is included. Offer valid for bookings made by March 15 and for travel dates between June 1 and July 31, 2019.

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