Today we spoke with Marina Bichara Rocha, an Innovation Specialist and co-founder of La Casa Secreta, a travel company that provides all inclusive experiences in secret destinations around the world. Marina describes La Casa Secreta as an “itinerant house” with experiences including gastronomy, wine, and activities that put guests in Read more…
Today, our People On The Grid Podcast welcomes, Javier Suarez the Co-founder and CPO (Chief product officer) of TravelPerk. What is TravelPerk? Well, It’s a tool created for travelers by travelers. They want to change the way organizations budget, book and manage their business travel. TravelPerk offers services that cover all business travel booking needs for travel, accommodation, and other things business travelers might need like meeting rooms, car services and restaurants. (more…)
This week on People On The Grid by Katrina Logie, we chat about a Food Tourism App. We met with the Co-Founder of Bitemojo, Michael Weiss and the Co-Founder of Barcelona Eat Local, Marina Manasyan. In our interview, we talked about both Michael and Marina’s respective companies and then what lead them to collaborate on a project that involves two of my favourite things: food and tourism. Food-urism. (more…)
Just off the coast of Brazil, you’ll find Snake Island. A region which is aptly named considering that it’s filled with – you guessed it – snakes. Hundreds of thousands of them. (By some estimates, 4 snakes per square meter).
As such, planning a vacation here may be a bit difficult (considering also that it’s illegal under Brazilian law to go there.) But in any circumstance, if only to quench a curiosity, let’s see if a handful of smartphone apps can take us from central Barcelona to Snake Island.
Sweet summertime in Barcelona! Sunshine, beach days, and tourists, flocks and flocks of tourists. You can’t really go anywhere no matter how much of a local spot it is without seeing families, friends, or large groups on holiday. The beaches and streets went from already being busy to being packed with barely any room to walk.
Just how is tourism affecting Barcelona?
Ever since the Olympic Games were hosted here in 1992, Barcelona has greatly benefited. Barcelona is a great example of how a city can quickly develop a tourism industry after the Olympics. The benefits of this would of course be money. Money from tourism has resulted in new jobs, new roads, buildings, restaurants and many more good things. Today, about 14% of Barcelona’s economy is made up of tourism. (more…)
Barcelona… Might as well be known as the city that never sleep (sorry NYC!). There are always innovative events going on around this bustling city. And here at the Grid BCN, we will provide you with our recommendations on what to explore, where to eat or drink, which events to attend, and some of our favorite tips and tricks about the city!
Barcelona’s Most Exciting, Authentic and Historical Sights to See – USA Today 10 Best with Sam Mednick
By Sam Mednick
Original article at: USA Today 10 Best
There’s no lack of sights to feast your eyes upon in Barcelona. Even if you’re just strolling up Passeig de Gracia or along Las Ramblas down to Barceloneta beach, the breadth of intricate architecture, zany characters, avant-garde design and gorgeous buildings can make a five-minute walk turn into an hour journey.