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Selection of some Case Studies

Slow Food Award Porto 2001

This was one of the most important events of Slow Food made outside of Italy. Around 400 journalists and opinion makers from over 20 countries were received in Porto – to make-up the jury of the contest – and the event included all of the logistic transport, accommodation, meals, visits and the Gala event. The Gala included the participation of four members of Government and the wife of the President of Portugal. The surprise highlight of the guest program was the exclusivity of a complete train with open bar and live traditional music, for the visit to the Douro Valley, during which the delegates were received in private by the owners of 11 historic wine estates. October, 2001. Slow Food.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing assistance with the Award. Though we feel sure you already know how grateful we are, we hope you are aware how indebted we are to you for your time and efforts. Both your help and collaboration have been important to the realization of the past edition of the Slow Food Award in Porto, and, above all, you and your collaborators have proven essential to its successful outcome. While we are aware that your collaboration with us requires a great deal of your time and energy, we sincerely hope to have the opportunity to work with you again in the future. Please be aware that the Slow Food staff is available to you at any time, for anything you may need. Best regards, Carlo Petrini – President, Slow Food International Movement

Deutsche Post Incentive during Euro 2004

Incentive for the ForumGelb GmbH – Deutsche Post. Top level incentive program for 40 VIP clients of Deutsche Post, visiting Porto during the Euro 2004 going to the match Germany – Netherlands. Three day program with various special private activities, including the set-up of a table football competition at a Port Wine Lodge. July, 2004. ForumGelb – GmbH – Deutsche Post.

We would like to thank you for your excellence in terms of our “Euro 2004” event in Porto…So far, we have only received positive feedback from our guests. This, we know has been to your merit to make sure our guests feel comfortable with all the arrangements. J. Seidel, Deutsche Post

Events for Journalists during Euro 2004

19 Events for journalists accredited for the European Football Championship in Portugal, Euro 2004. VINITUR carried out, at the press center of Euro 2004 – Atlantic Pavilion of Lisbon – an event program for the promotion of Portugal next to the nearly 2000 journalists accredited for the event. This promotion consisted in daily food tasting shows of traditional gastronomic products combined with entertainment. June – July, 2004. Euro 2004 Committee – ICEP.

(Trad.) Concluded the European Football Championship…Aware of your valuable support, I thank you for your collaboration during these 18 months in which we implemented the promotional program of Portugal for Euro 2004. Madalena Torres, President of the Accompanying Committee for the Promotion of Portugal.

Incentive Volkswagen Brasil

Prize for the winners of Volkswagen Brasil by means of a 10 day gourmet and charm visit to Lisbon, Porto and other regions, including special events at renowned wine estates and original activities. Special surprise, with the exclusive rental of a train compartment where an unexpected and fun event took place. April, 2007. Alatur – Volkswagen Brasil.

(Trad) I would like to congratulate you! For the little that we know each other, I can only wish you all the best!! Thank you for the professionalism and attention with which you received the winners from Volkswagen Brazil. A Big hug! C. Reis, Marketing Volkswagen Brasil.

Wine Tour for group from Belgium

Wine Tour in Porto and the Douro Valley for connaisseurs from Belgium. Trip with a special reception at renowned wine estates, producers of Vinho Verde, Douro Wine and Port Wine, organized for 15 wine enthusiasts and conducted by a sommelier from Belgium. May, 2007.

I am sending this email especially to thank you for referring me to the Vinitur agency in Portugal for organizing our Douro wine tour with the Belgian group. Everybody was particularly pleased with the organisation of this tour I have already organised several wine trips in the past for my group (as you know), but this one was really a topper! Especially the meals and visits with the winemakers and the event at the last wine estate were to never forget. Regards, LVN Sommelier

FIAVET Congress in Porto

FIAVET Congress – Federation of Italian Travel Agencies. VINITUR was the selected agency to assist this congress that counted with 350 delegates, organizing the components of transport, social program for the congressmen and spouses, private shopping, wine tasting course, Portuguese gastronomy experience by an Italian chef, walking tours before and after the congress. June, 2007. FIAVET

La ringrazio personalmente per aver contribuito all’ottima riuscita dell’Assemblea Generale Fiavet a Porto e complimentarmi per la puntualità e qualità dei servizi erogati e soprattuto per la preparazione e la cortesia delle guide hanno accompagnato i nostri congressisti nel Vostro splendido Paese. Dr Giuseppe Cassarà, Presidente, FIAVET.

Incentives for Polish Company

Two incentives for a company from Poland. Design and entire execution of the two incentive programs in Lisbon for 20 + 20 participants, rewarded by the Polish company, including cultural, gastronomic and wine components, and as a special event, a sailing regatta between Lisbon and Cascais. September, 2007. Overtour.

The second group is very happy & content, everything was OK or even better. I would like to repeat, that I really appreciate your service & organization. Thank you and best regards, Weronika, Overtour

IATM Study Tour Northern Portugal

VINITUR was selected by IATM – International Association of Tour Managers to design and execute the event that occurs every two years for its members from around the world. The program, with educational goals for the professional Tour Managers, included a selection of diverse cultural themes about Porto and the North of Portugal. November, 2007. IATM

On behalf of my association IATM, I wish to express our gratitude for the outstanding success of the Educational Tours that you recently organised for us, from the 25th November to the 3rd December 07. From the initial meetings and planning sessions, the programme was to go from strength to strength. It was not only great value for our members, but the content was to prove to be a wonderful balance of major historic sites, introductions to the rural traditions of Northern Portugal and the opportunity to experience sites no always available to regular groups. I look forward to any opportunity to recommend your enthusiasm and your talent for adding that personal and special effect. Mimi Greger, Chairman, IATM British Region.

Wine Tour to Porto and the Douro Valley for connaisseurs from Canada

Creation of an exceptionally high standard program at a wine and gastronomy level, that included visits to the best producers of Port Wine and Douro Wines. Receptions by the owners of top wine estates, some usually closed for visitors, and master tastings of outstanding and rare wines. May, 2008. Travel Resources & Tom Beckett

Stephen and I found you to be extremely professional, knowledgeable, and friendly in your dealings with us in organizing the wine tours. You provided prompt service and advice. Your knowledge and understanding of the Portuguese tourism and wine industry is outstanding. The passion with which you share your knowledge is refreshing, delightful, and thoroughly appreciated. You fully understood our needs for a wine tasting based tour and delivered a quality product. The tour guide you engaged for us and the transport service were first class. Each hotel and every dining establishment were highly appreciated by the entire tour group. More important, your attention to the small details such as stopping for a quick drink and washroom break; such as providing a variety of transportation including train and rabelo; and meeting with the group to understand them as people made our tour so much the better. Thank you very much. Tom

IEEE Congress – Institute of Electrical and Electronics

VINITUR was the chosen agency to organize the social components of this international congress with 400 delegates. Specific programs were created to enable the discovery of Portuguese culture, wines and gastronomy. October, 2008. Efacec - USA.

We had a great tour and let me congratulate VINITUR for this type of service, the coordination was excellent and the services by Helena and the driver were outstanding. I’m happy to see this type of performance considering the good impact that has on Portugal and the much I love this country. Best Regards, Jorge Guerra, Director Business & Operations - U.S.A.

Ford Chairman’s Incentive Award

High level incentive organized in Lisbon by VINITUR for Ford Brazil to reward its best partners. The program had several unique surprises and exclusive moments, culminating with a Gala Dinner at the most grandiose Palace of the city and transport by Ford collection vehicles from the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. October, 2008.

(Trad)… my sincere gratitude and congratulations to the team that prepared the chairman trip, it was simply impeccable, the best that I have participated delivered the best chairman of all times. António Taranto, Director of Ford Brasil.

Renault Trucks Incentive

Renault trucks incentive in Porto and the Douro Valley. Motivational and reward program for 36 commercial partners of Renault France that were invited to an exclusive 3 day charm, enchantment and gastronomy program. Special moments included the private use of part of a train that was decorated and had entertainment, the participation of the group in wine harvests at an historic wine estate, and a trip by helicopter along the beautiful Douro Valley, a World Heritage Site. October, 2009. So Exploration – Renault.

Les clients sont revenus enchantés de leur séjour à Porto. Je tiens à vous remercier, toi et Joao, pour la réussite de cette opération. Jean Paul, notre directeur, qui ne vous connaissait pas, est également revenu très séduit par la destination et par la qualité de vos services. J’espère que nous aurons l’occasion d’organiser ensemble d’autres belles opérations. Vous pouvez toujours compter sur moi pour faire la promotion du Portugal ! T. FERREIRA, SO Exploration

APEC Incentive

Incentive for APEC Belgium in Porto and the Douro Valley. VIP group in a high level luxury and gourmet incentive and leisure program in the North of Portugal. Special moments in the theme of wine and gastronomy, plus unique activities such as a tour in old trams, true relics from the museum, and the exclusive VINITUR event: Odyssey in the Douro Valley. September, 2010. LDK Brussels.

Quel plaisir cela a été de travailler avec toi sur ce dossier qui a été une véritable réussite ! Merci pour ta précieuse collaboration et ton grand professionnalisme. J’espère que nous aurons prochainement à nouveau l’occasion de travailler ensemble. Luc, LDK Brussels

Gourmet Tour in Ribera del Duero, Rioja and Basque Country (Spain)

Costume program for a group of 10 wine and food enthusiasts from Brazil. This tour included a selection of some of the best wine estates in Spain, one with an evaluation of 100 points by R Parker, private receptions by the world famous Vega Sicilia and Martin Berasategui, luxury hotels, several excellent restaurants, some starred Michelin, and exclusive visits to discover the most authentic in each region. May, 2011. Group Gourmet Brazil.

(Trad) The pleasure was ours to have participated in this lovely trip so well organized by you! Everything came out so perfect, that we don’t have words by which to thank your dedication and care that you always demonstrated in every detail! We will all most certainly keep the memories of the beautiful walks, the fantastic restaurants and especially the tastings so well chosen! Our guide was a great choice and a very kind person by opening the doors of her parent’s home so that we could see an authentic “cueva”! Most definitely a surprise for all of us! The desire for a new trip to be planned in the near future by you persists! Sueli and Ernesto.

Event and Incentive LG Hausys Europe

Meeting between 115 international partners and executives of LG Hausys Europe in Porto and incentive program. The social program included an original transfer made by boat to one of the dinners, and a Gala Dinner at the sumptuous Árabe Hall, the most admirable events venue in Portugal. The participants took part in an original team building involving hands-on activities such as a Team Cocktail Party and a culinary experience with products used during the ocean exploration ages of the 16th century. January, 2012. Helmsbriscoe & LG Hausys Europe - Geneve.

The feedback that I collected about the event in Porto were all very positive (from the team and from our clients). Thanks to your dedication, Joao’s (as the attached picture witnesses) and the rest of your team, we managed to convey the familial atmosphere that is so important to us. I also appreciated your support when you managed things by yourself, in the moment when I could not come back to you and also appreciated the deep cultural knowledge of the city from Joao, which undoubtedly brought a special added value to your services. If we ever have an event in Portugal, we will be more than happy to organize it with Vinitur, for the high end service and reliability that you provide. It was a pleasure to work with you, really. Anne, LG Hausys Europe

Wine and food cultural study tour, Slow Food University of Gastronomic Sciences

Study trip through several regions in the North and Center of Portugal for a direct contact with the culture, biodiversity and production of traditional foods. Included lectures, tutored tastings by wine experts and other professionals, workshops at the Port Wine Institute, technical visits, contact with local communities, culinary activities with Chefs, and others. Wine, olive oil, cheeses, smoked meats and sausages, bread, pastry, canned sardines, and codfish, where some of the products in study. February, 2012. Slow Food University of Gastronomic Sciences.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your generous support and hard work in helping to realize this year's Study Trip to Portugal. These academic trips, which represent an essential part of our students' course of study, would not be possible without the help of collaborators like you. Thank you again for your contribution in making this experience a success and we look forward to working with you again in the future. Yours sincerely, The Tutor Office.


IATM Golden Convention, Lisbon

IATM’s annual convention and that also celebrated its 50th anniversary, with 105 participants in Lisbon, with a pre-tour of Portugal for the Tour Managers of various regions. The social program enabled tourism professionals to discover some of the most relevant aspects of the heritage, culture, gastronomy and attractions of Lisbon, Sintra and other Portuguese regions. Included were special visits, private receptions, and Gala dinner, besides all of the logistics for the convention program. February, 2012. IATM – International Association of Tour Managers.

Having organised two events … , I can wholeheartedly recommend Vinitur…. I rate most highly the attention to detail, the variety of stimulating itineraries and venues, high level of Tour Management and Support Personnel that our Association received on all accounts. The enthusiasm of Mr João Marinho Falcão and his insight into the needs and nature of the different aspects of our members' expectations cannot be surpassed. We would look forward to planning more events with Vinitur when the occasion arises in the future. Mimi Greger, Convention and Study Tours Liaison Representative, IATM

I really, really enjoyed the convention in Lisboa and your company did an excellent job, no hitches and so many special things for IATM i.e. the opening of the Palace in Sintra on a Wednesday - just great! Alison Meyer, Germany

Convention was highly enjoyable, wonderfully well organised (as was to be expected after our first venture your way a few years' ago in Oporto). You took us to some really special places - the Sintra palace which wasn’t supposed to be open but was for us a highlight - but so were all the meal locations, from 5 star hotels to castles via rustic country restaurants and custard tart cafes! I ate and drank far too much, and came back home for a rest so it must have been a great success!!! My sincere thanks to you all for all your hard work. Judy Ware, UK