Itinerary

May 09, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Hello again! 

So it is one day before the trip, I have about a million things going through my head right now. I am trying to finish all my packing and just making sure I haven't forgotten anything! Needless to say I am a tad stressed... 

For those who will be following along with this blog, I wanted to provide an itinerary of my trip, that way you will have an idea of where I am at each day when I check in.

Chances are the next time I post, I will be on a plane!

hasta la próxima!!

(Until next time!!)

adiós!


 

POINT PARK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION                                      INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CLASS

Madrid, Barcelona & Lisbon

Professors: Helen Fallon, David Fabilli  

May 11-23, 2015

Schedule updated as of 4/22/2015

 

 

*All appointments are pending final confirmation & schedule is subject to change/amendment

 

Monday, May 11 – Departure

Measure a journey by the friends you discover.

 

PM                  12:30               Meet your group at Pittsburgh International Airport USAirways ticket counter.

Check in for your flight and clear airport security.

                        3:37                 Depart on USAirways flight # 4512 to Philadelphia.

                        5:01                 Arrive in Philadelphia and transfer to your connecting flight. 

                        6:45                 Depart on USAirways flight #740 to Madrid.

Overnight en route (dinner & breakfast served)

  • set your watches ahead 6 hours for Madrid

 

Tuesday, May 12 – Madrid Arrival & Orientation – First Day of Blogs

To see yourself, get out and see the world.

                 

AM       8:25                 Arrive in Madrid, clear customs, and claim your luggage.

Meet tour manager/guide, Mauricio, and Academic Coordinator, Jan Getz. 

9:30           Depart on a guided orientation tour of Madrid including a stop to use ATM machines/exchange money and also time in Retiro Park to stretch your legs and get lunch (at your own expense). [optional: row boat rentals approx.10 Euro]

PM                                                      This afternoon enjoy a visit to Madrid’s Royal Palace.

3:00           Check into to your hotel have some time to rest and get settled.

                        5:30                 Group Meeting at hotel (location TBA).

                        6:30                 Depart for dinner and a neighborhood walk (on foot).

                        7:30                 Enjoy a welcome dinner of Spanish tapas with your group.

                                                            Overnight in Madrid.

 

Wednesday, May 13 – Lecture + Condé Nast Spain

No matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell.

 

Ashely Kolumban - Lecture                                                Video, photos, tweets permitted

Anthony Mendicino, Kim Prelosky - Conde Nast                                     No video/limited photos permitted in

                                                                                                                                                                                          some areas but not in the newsroom

 

                       

continued

                       

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (continued)

AM                                                      Breakfast at your hotel.

                        10:45               Assemble in the lobby and depart by Metro for Universidad de Navarra (Zurbano, 73).

                        11:45               Lecture – Current Landscape of the Spanish Media

Professor Gustavo García-Mansilla, Director

Máster Ejecutivo en Gestión de Empresas de Comunicación (MEGEC)

Facultad de Comunicación, Universidad de Navarra

PM                  1:30                 Time for lunch at your own expense.

                        3:15                 Travel (on foot) to Conde Nast (Paseo de la Castella 9-11).

                        4:00                 Condé Nast Spain Visit

                                                           

4:00 – 4:15

Welcome Session

Natalia Gamero del Castillo

VP of Corporate Development at Condé Nast Spain

Room 2

4:15 – 4:30

Condé Nast Overview

Javier Pascual del Olmo

President at Condé Nast Spain

Room 2

4:30 – 5:00

Visiting Vogue’s Newsroom

Inés Lorenzo

Editor at Vogue.es

Vogue’s Newsroom

5:00 – 5:15

A Reporter’s Point of View

Reporter at Vanity Fair

Room 2

5:15 – 5:45

Communicating through photographies

Beatriz Palomo

Art director at Vanity Fair

Room 2

5:45 – 6:15

Media Business Overview

Beatriz Sánchez Guillén

Deputy VP for Business Development at Condé Nast Spain

Room 2

6:15 – 6:30

Meeting close up

Natalia Gamero del Castillo

VP of Corporate Development at Condé Nast Spain

Room 2

 

PM                  6:30                 Conclude your visit and return to the hotel by Metro.

7:30           Group Meeting at hotel (location TBA)

The remainder of the evening is at your leisure for dinner (15 Euro cash dole provided) and individual activities.

                                                            Overnight in Madrid.

 

continued

 

 

 

Thursday, May 14 –Ketchum Spain & Havas Media Group

Those who travel far know much.

 

Kariann Mano, Elizabeth Meckel - Ketchum Spain                            Photos permitted

Courtney Giles, Marissa Rayes - Havas Media                       Photos/tweets/blogging permitted    No video        

AM                                                      Breakfast at your hotel.

                        9:00                 Assemble in the lobby and depart by Metro for Ketchum (Luchana, 23-4).

10:00               Ketchum Spain Visit.

                                                            Contact: Helena Borras, HR Manager

PM                  12:00               Transfer via Metro to the Puerto del Sol area where you will have some free time for

lunch at your own expense and shopping.

                        3:30                 Meet your group and proceed to Havas Media Group (General Peron 38 Edificio

Masters 1 Planta 16).                   

                        4:00                 Havas Media Group Visit.

                                                            Contact: Niko Muñoz, Head of Global Corporate Development, SVP

                        6:00                 Conclude your visit and return to the hotel.

7:00           Group Meeting at hotel (location TBA).

The remainder of the evening is at your leisure for dinner (15 Euro cash dole provided) and individual activities.

                                                            Overnight in Madrid.

 

Friday, May 15 – Valley of the Fallen & Segovia (Madrid’s Festival of San Isidro)

Until you’ve traveled, you haven’t lived.

 

AM                                                      Breakfast at your hotel.

                        9:00                 Assemble in the lobby, check out, and depart by motorcoach.

10:15               Visit to Valley of the Fallen, a profound monument to the Spanish Civil War dead.

11:15               Continue on to the medieval town of Segovia.

1:00                 Arrive in Segovia and have time for lunch (at your own expense), followed by a

walking tour featuring the Aqueduct, Cathedral, and beautiful Alcazar.

5:30                 Enjoy dinner with your group in Segovia.

PM                  8:30                 Return to Madrid and pack for Saturday departure to Barcelona.

Overnight in Madrid.

 

           

Saturday, May 16 – Toledo, AVE Train to Barcelona & Barcelona Tour  

Even the shortest journey expands your world.

 

AM                                                      Breakfast at your hotel.

                        8:00                 Assemble in the lobby, check out, and depart by motorcoach.

                        9:00                 Enjoy a guided tour of Toledo featuring a visit to the Cathedral and a local sword

shop to see artisans working in the craft of damascene.

                                                            Time for lunch (at your own expense).

 

continued

 

 

 

Saturday, May 16  (continued)  

PM                  12:45               Depart for Madrid’s Atocha Station.

1:30                 Arrive at the station and locate your departure platform.

                        2:00                 Depart on AVE train #3141 for Barcelona, Spain.

                        4:30                 Arrive in Barcelona and meet your motorcoach and local guide.

                                                            Enjoy a guided tour of Barcelona including La Sagrada Familia

6:30           Check into your hotel have some time to rest and get settled.

                        7:30                 Assemble in the lobby and depart for dinner and a neighborhood walk.

                        8:00                 Dinner with your group.

                        10:00               Group Meeting at the hotel (location TBA)

                                                            Overnight in Barcelona.

 

Sunday, May 17 – Free Day in Barcelona

To find inspiration, look to the horizon.

 

AM                                                      Breakfast at your hotel

Today is a free day for individual activities and sightseeing in Barcelona.

15 Euro cash dole will be provided for dinner.                                                          

                        10:00               Group Meeting at the hotel (location TBA).               

                                                            Overnight in Barcelona

 

Monday, May 18 – TV 3, Camp Nou Experience & Flamenco Show

A great voyage is a journey that never ends.

 

Bryn Mc Clay - TV 3                                     Video/photos both permitted at TV3

Rilyn Gancia - Camp Nou                Video/photos – TBA

 

AM                                                      Breakfast at your hotel.

9:15                 Assemble in the lobby and depart by motorcoach for transfer to TV 3 (Carrer de la

TV3 s/n, 08970 Sant Joan Despí).

10:15               TV 3 Visit (Televisió de Catalunya)

                                                            Contact/host: Mrs. Gisèle Badia, PR and Protocol Manager

Speakers: Teresa Guitart, Head of International Relations and Sales

PM      12:00               Conclude your visit and transfer by motorcoach to Camp Nou where you will have

time for lunch at your own expense.

Enjoy the Camp Nou Experience - a Tour of the FC Barcelona stadium, Museum, Messi Space and Multimedia Zone.

                        4:00                 Return to your hotel and have some time to rest & freshen up.

                        7:00                 Assemble in the lobby and depart on foot for Palacio del Flamenco.

                        7:30                 Enjoy dinner with your group followed by a festive Flamenco Show!

                        10:00              Return to your hotel and pack for departure to Portugal Tuesday.

Overnight in Barcelona.

 

continued

 

 

Tuesday, May 19 – La Vanguardia, Park Güell & Flight to Lisbon

The value of travel is the baggage you leave behind.

 

Alicia Green, Dana Bohince - La Vanguardia                                                        Video/Photos – TBA

 

AM                        Breakfast at your hotel.

9:00           Assemble in the lobby, check out, and load your luggage.

9:15                 Transfer by motorcoach to La Vanguardia (Avenida Diagonal, 477).

10:00               La Vanguardia Visit. 

                                    Contact: Ismael Nafria, Digital Innovation Director, Grupo Godó

PM                  12:00               Transfer to Park Guell where you will have time for lunch (at your own expense) and

to explore the unique Park, one of the most popular works of Antonio Gaudi.

                        4:00                 Depart for transfer to the Barcleona Airport.

                        5:00                 Arrive, check in at the Vueling Airlines ticket counter, and clear airport security.

                                                            Have time to get dinner at the airport (15 Euro cash dole provided).

7:40                 Depart on Vueling Airlines Flight #8462 to Lisbon, Portugal.

8:35           Arrive in Lisbon and transfer to your hotel for check in.

  • set your watches back 1 hour for Lisbon

                                                            Overnight in Lisbon.

 

Wednesday, May 20 – Lisbon Tour & Lecture

I am not the same having seen the moon rise on the other side of the world.

 

Emily Faller - Paulo Faustino Lecture                                                                                Video/photos – TBA

Abbey Newhouse - João Palmeiro Lecture                                                           Video/photos – TBA

 

AM                        Breakfast at your hotel.

                        9:00                 Assemble in the lobby and depart on a guided orientation tour of Lisbon.

PM                                                      Time to get lunch (at your own expense).

2:15           Assemble in the lobby and transfer to Research Center in Media and Journalism, at the New University of Lisbon (http://www.cimj.org/) (Avenida de Berna, 26  Building ID, Room 3:20).

3.00           Welcome reception at Research Center. (Contact: Professor Paulo Faustino)

4:00           Lecture – Portuguese Media Market and System Landscape

Paulo Faustino,Ph.D., Chairman, International Media Management Academic Asc. (http://orga.uni-sb.de/immaa_wp/)

5:00                 Lara Alameh, Fundação Luso-Americana, Senior Fellow

5.30                 European Media Policies and Industry Challenges

João Palmeiro, President, Portuguese Press Association & Board Member, European Newspaper Publishers Association

(http://www.apimprensa.pt/; www.faep.org)

6:00           Conclude the lectures and the remainder of the evening is at your leisure for dinner (15 Euro cash dole provided) and individual activities.

                                                            Overnight in Lisbon.

 

continued

 

 

Thursday, May 21 –  RTP and Global Media Group

There are seven seas but infinite possibilities.

 

Sara Payne - RTP                                                                                                     Video/photo allowed with permission of guide

Olivia Ruk, Gregory Schollinger - Global Media  Video/photos - TBA 

                                                                                                                                               

AM                                                      Breakfast at your hotel.

9:15                 Assemble in the lobby and transfer to RTP (a Conselheiro Emídio Navarro).

10:00         RTP Visit – Portuguese Public Broadcaster

                  Host: Carlos Maio, Direção Jurídica e Institucional

PM                        Transfer to the nearby Park of the Nations, former world exposition area for Expo 98 near Tagus River, and have time to shop and get lunch at your own expense.

TBA          Transfer to Global Media Group (Av. da Liberdade, 266).

TBA          Visit Global Media Group (Controlinveste Media Group).

                        TBA                Group Meeting at the hotel (location TBA)

Conclude the visit and the remainder of the evening is at your leisure for dinner (15 Euro cash dole provided) and individual activities     

                                                            Overnight in Lisbon.

           

Friday, May 22 – FULL DAY EXCURSION to SINTRA & BEACH

Whatever you pack, there’s always room for memories.

 

AM                                                      Breakfast at your hotel.

8:00           Assemble in the lobby and depart by motorcoach for a guided excursion to the UNESCO town of Sintra where you will see the Palace and have some time to explore the picturesque and historic town.

PM                              Time for lunch at your own expense is followed by an afternoon at the nearby

beaches to relax and enjoy the seaside atmosphere.     

5:00                 Return to Lisbon and have some time to change and freshen up.

7:00                 Assemble in the lobby and transfer to the Baixo Chiado neighborhood.

7.30           Enjoy a special farewell dinner followed by a traditional Fado Show.

10:30               Return to your hotel and have time to pack for your return trip.

                                                            Overnight in Lisbon.

 

Saturday, May 23 – Departure & Pittsburgh Return

You return from a trip but not from a true journey.

 

AM                                                      Breakfast at your hotel.

7:00                 Assemble in the lobby and depart by motorcoach for Lisbon Airport.

                        8:00                 Arrive, check in at the USAirways ticket counter, and clear airport security.

10:55               Depart on USAirways Flight #739 to Philadelphia.

  • set your watches back 5 hours

PM                  1:55                 Arrive in Philadelphia, claim your luggage, clear customs, and transfer to your

connecting flight.                                                  

6:35                 Depart on USAirways Flight #1794 for Pittsburgh.

8:09                 Arrive in Pittsburgh, claim your luggage, and bid farewell to your group.

                                                Have a great summer!!


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