Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Monte da Quinta Resort hosts ‘Race to Portugal’

Monte da Quinta Resort hosts ‘Race to Portugal’

In November, Monte da Quinta resort in the Algarve region of Portugal will be hosting the R2P – Race to Portugal event. The participants will play two days of competitive golf at the famous Quinta do Lago Golf Club, against other qualifying clubs from Ireland and the UK.

(PRWeb UK) November 25, 2010

In November, Monte da Quinta resort in the Algarve region of Portugal will be hosting the R2P – Race to Portugal event. The participants will play two days of competitive golf at the famous Quinta do Lago Golf Club, against other qualifying clubs from Ireland and the UK.

An exclusive number of Golf clubs from all over the UK and Ireland have been chosen by the resort to compete, and if they win at home, they will travel to sunny Portugal to compete on Monte da Quinta’s luxury world class golf course.

Each club will participate in separate competitions for ladies and men, which will be played in advance on their own home courses. The winner of each competition will qualify, and win the privilege to travel to Portugal to compete in the Monte da Quinta Trophy Cup. The winners will also receive a seven night stay at the Monte da Quinta Suites, a prime example of high quality accommodation.

The participants will play two days of competitive golf at the famous Quinta do Lago Golf Club, against other qualifying clubs from Ireland and the UK. They will first compete in a qualifier, which will be a four ball better ball, and the winning pair from this game will represent their Club at the final.

The Monte da Quinta Resort is one of the most high class golf course resorts in Europe, and a sought after dream destination for discerning golfers all over the world. It is opposite the 18th fairway of Quinto de Lago, a breathtaking premium golf course located in Faro, Portugal. This course, designed by William Mitchell and opened in 1974, has won international acclaim, being rated within the top 20 courses in Europe. The open design of the course allows the golfer the flexibility to approach the greens in a wide variety of ways. The most famous hole is the 15th, which provides a great challenge: a successful shot must travel 200m over a lake and onto the green, which is surrounded by pine trees!

There is a wide range of styles of accommodation at the resort, including ‘The Suites’, which is a 130 room apartment and hotel opened in 2008, and ‘The Monte da Quinta Club’, which is a community of private luxury villas and townhouses built in 2005.

Monte da Quinta can be found in the Algarve region of Portugal, a truly desirable location that has been popular with tourists for many years. The figures show that it is the most visited part of all Portugal, and every year thousands and thousands of tourist flock to this area in southern Portugal to relax in the sun, sand, history and culture of this European paradise. This area is rich with the historical remains of ancient cultures, such as the Phoenicians, Romans, and Visigoths, and the golden sand beaches and steep cliff faces are a dramatic yet peaceful backdrop for a picnic or a sunbathe on the coast.

The Algarve region is home to many of the most prestigious resorts and hotels in the world, where hospitality becomes a highly refined art form, and your every need is attended to with style and class. For example, the Monte da Quinta Suites offer residents a diverse choice of restaurants and bars, a spa and a health club featuring the services of a personal trainer, and a Kids Club with a babysitting service for families.

The Race to Portugal is not the only tournament that Quinta do Lago has held. The golf course has been host to the Portuguese Open eight times, and is the venue for several other national and international tournaments, such as the 2010 Financial Times Business Championship Grand Finals. The resort intends to make The Race to Portugal an annual event, and is already beginning to plan the 2011 tournament.

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International MBA Summit Held With Goal of Creating Educational Alliance

International MBA Summit Held With Goal of Creating Educational Alliance

Franklin University is proud to announce the organization of its first International MBA Summit, hosted in June at the University’s partner school in Poland, the Wroclaw School of Banking (WSB).

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) July 15, 2010

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, is proud to announce the organization of its first International MBA (http://www. franklin. edu/franklin-global/) Summit, hosted in June at the University’s partner school in Poland, the Wroclaw School of Banking (WSB). The Summit, presided over by Dr. Doug Ross, Program Chair of Franklin’s MBA and Master of Science in Marketing & Communication programs, was attended by representatives from the University’s partner schools in Poland, Macedonia, Slovakia, and China.

The goal for the summit, in addition to creating an alliance among Franklin’s growing number of global partners, was to identify each institution’s point of distinction to combine these strengths and create an alliance that will be used to improve curriculum development, pedagogical research, and encourage faculty, student, and staff mobility.

“Individually, each of these institutions has a point of excellence that serves as a differentiation from its peers,” Dr. Ross said. “Creating an alliance allows us to take the best of these qualities, expand and leverage them, and share them to the benefit of our students, faculty, and staff so that the end result is greater than the sum of its parts.”

More than two dozen initiatives were generated during the summit’s brainstorming session. Prioritized to allow for deliberate implementation, as well as to clarify each initiative’s needs and timeframes, the list of nearly 25 proposals will be revisited at the next session to determine implementation timelines, project lead, and next steps. Future summit sessions will be held on a quarterly basis.

An example initiative generated during the summit builds on the idea of a cultural exchange among partner institutions, a concept generated out of a recent visit by WSB students enrolled in Franklin’s MBA Program. During the cultural exchange, WSB students spent a week exploring the Franklin University campus and visiting businesses such as the Honda East Liberty and Anheuser-Busch plants to see how global brands based in the United States operate. In addition to corporate excursions, the visiting MBA students attended a joint education session with Franklin University’s Central Ohio MBA students and took part in team-building exercises, culture discussions, and a development exercise.

Building on the cultural exchange concept summit attendees proposed an academic cultural exchange. Through the exchange, students enrolled in the Franklin MBA Program offered through any of the University’s global partner institutions will have the opportunity to take courses at any of the participating global partner schools. Students traveling as part of the exchange will only need to travel for 12 days, the period of time needed to cover the face-to-face component of the courses as well as tour local commerce and arrange business contacts. The Franklin MBA courses provided at its global partner institutions are offered in 8-week formats with 6 weeks taught in an online format and 2 weeks taught in a face-to-face weekend format. Such an exchange provides the ideal opportunity for working adults to expand their business contacts and global outlook without interfering with family or professional obligations.

Franklin’s establishment of the International MBA Summit strengthens the University’s global presence and further distinguishes Franklin as an innovator and leader in the export of higher education. Franklin currently participates in agreements with the Wroclaw School of Banking in Poland, the University St. Kliment Ohridski-Bitola in Macedonia, the National Mining University (NMU) in the Ukraine, Okan University in Turkey, the University of Economics of Bratislava in Slovakia, Mangalore University in India, Sichuan University in China, Vietnam National University in Vietnam, and the Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS) in Oman.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students (http://www. franklin. edu/indy/about-franklin/university-faq. html). Annually, more than 11,000 students attend Franklin, both at its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations, and at its newest location in Indianapolis, in addition to online. Franklin offers 27 undergraduate majors (http://www. franklin. edu/indy/degree-programs/undergraduate-majors/index. html) (including three new available Fall 2010) as well as three graduate programs (http://www. franklin. edu/indy/degree-programs/graduate-programs/index. html) and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University’s MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at www. franklin. edu].

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