Promotions for next 2020 Valentine's Day. At Elba Hotels we launched the “All you need is love” campaign with great discounts.
Only one month left for Valentine's Day! This holiday is known worldwide as the day of the year in which love is declared. Its origin dates back to the third century, during the reign of Emperor Claudius II. He decided to ban marriages among young people because he considered that single soldiers worked better when not having emotional bonds. However, a priest named Valentin considered this an injustice and secretly celebrated marriages between young lovers. When Claudio II found out, he sentenced him to death on February 14, 270. For this reason, this date is commemorated as Valentine's Day every year.
If you were one of those who Valentine’s Day seemed too cloying, do you see this date now with a new meaning? Read on to discover the best ideas to celebrate Valentine's Day… while traveling!
Enjoy the best Valentine's getaway
Discover some traditional New Year's Eve celebrations from different parts of the world.
New Year's Eve! Have you already decided wich outfit you will wear? Have you bought the grapes yet? In Spain it is tradition on New Year's Eve to eat twelve grapes when the clock strikes twelve o'clock at the turn of the year and put on some red underwear. In other countries these traditions would sound strange. Do you want to know what are the traditions in other places of the world? Keep reading!.
The most curious traditions in New Year
Surely you've heard about lentils; In Italy and Germany it is very typical to include this dish at New Year's Eve dinner to attract good luck and fortune. In Greece, they leave the legumes aside and opt for a bread prepared with basil in which they hide a coin and, as happens here with the King Cake, whoever finds it has guaranteed luck for 2020!
During this 2019 we have shared with the readers of our blog the story of some of the people who make up the great “Elba Family”. They make everything possible, they are responsible of the success of Elba Hotels, and that is why we wanted to dedicate this space to them. To close these series we have someone known by all the workers in our brand, Fernando de las Heras, our CEO.
“We live times of volatile situation that always affect our activity, but I want to send a message of encouragement to our teams. If fortune gives us health, everything else will be fixed. We must be self-demanding in offering our guests the best service and our best smile; this makes our work enjoyable and attracts success to our project ”
Fernando has been at Elba Hotels for 22 years. "A lifetime!", As he says. “I arrived as the opening director of the first hotel of the chain in the Canary Islands, which at that time was the second hotel of the company. As the chain grew with the opening of new hotels, my responsibilities also did it, until I reached my current position” explains the current CEO of Elba Hotels.
Traveling as a couple and having a few days of relaxation is one of the best options to strengthen bonds.
One of the situations that usually occur in a relationship is monotony; The routine, however pleasant and comfortable, ends up making the butterflies that used to flutter in our stomachs to calm down. Over time, relationships gain in depth, but it is necessary to take care of them with new experiences in common and positive memories. And what better way to do this than planning a trip with your couple?
Know the treatments for two of our Thalasso Spas
As is well known, the benefits of thalassotherapy are very numerous: it promotes circulation, relaxes the muscles, helps to free ourselves from stressful situations, puts our body and mind in harmony... At Elba Thalasso Spa we want to put at your disposal all the advantages that seawater can contribute to your health and beauty.
December is a good month to enjoy cultural tourism in Spain and its capital, Madrid.
With the rain and cold that December brings with it, it is normal to feel more like staying indoors enjoying your warm house and those (pre) Christmas moments in family that we miss so much during the rest of the year. But December is also a perfect month to travel and discover, for example, the Spanish capital. In today's blog we show you the best cultural plans in Madrid.
Discover the culture of Madrid
The options for cultural tourism in Spain and, specifically, in Madrid are endless. In addition to the typical Christmas plans, such as visiting the traditional market at the Main Square and tasting a delicious squid sandwich or a chocolate with “churros” in the famous San Ginés chocolate shop, opened since 1894; There are also many exhibitions and museums in Madrid that will allow us to shelter from the cold and will discover artists and art works that will not leave us indifferent