As part of HM Government of Gibraltar’s commitment to improving and enhancing the Gorham’s Cave Complex World Heritage Site, a new viewing platform with interpretation panels was officially opened today, Wednesday 13th December, by the Minister with responsibility for Heritage, the Hon Prof John Cortes, MBE, MP.

The Minister for Tourism, the Hon Gilbert Licudi has launched the Gibraltar Tourist Board's new ‘Year of Culture’ campaign at the World Travel Market, held at the Ex-Cel Centre in London. This three-day trade exhibition is the most important platform in the world for the travel industry and is visited by over 51,000 members of the international tourist industry and hosts over 5,000 exhibitors from all five continents.

The Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) is the most important premiere event of its kind, playing host to over 125 super yachts each year. 580 exhibiting companies and partners participated in this year’s event.

Ann Widdecombe is one of the first participants to be confirmed for this year’s Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival and will be a part the excellent line up expected for this year’s event.

The 50th MedCruise General Assembly is taking place from 14th to 17th June 2017 in Gibraltar.

The Gibraltar Tourist Board (GTB) is currently exhibiting at The Meetings Show in London. The show is in its 5th edition and is the premier event for the meetings industry based in the UK. The show takes place from 13th-15th June at Olympia, Exhibition Centre.

The first official event to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum will be an exhibition which will be staged at the John Mackintosh Hall as from next week.

World Environment Day (WED) is the biggest, most globally celebrated day for positive environmental action. Through WED, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) enables everyone to realize not only the responsibility to care for the Earth but also reminds us of our individual power to become agents of change.

Apart from a wealth of food and drink at this year’s Calentita, the public will be able to enjoy a varied number of activities including music, dance and cooking demonstrations. Gibraltar Cultural Ser-vices on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, has been working closely with organiser’s Word of Mouth in order to provide a very entertaining programme to compliment the gastronomic feast on offer.

On Sunday 14th May the cruise ship Celebrity Reflection made her first visit to the Rock and will be calling at Gibraltar another seven times this year.

HMGoG is pleased to announce, as part of the Sustainable Traffic, Transport and Parking Plan, the launch of Gibraltar’s new bicycle hire scheme, which will be known as ‘Redibike’. The scheme’s main aim is to provide easy access to bicycles and therefore encourage cycling as a viable, healthy and environmentally sustainable alternative mode of transport, as is becoming commonplace in major cities around the world.

The Gibraltar Museum will be opening its doors for their 16th annual Open Day on Saturday 20th May, 2017, from 10:00 to 18:00 hours. As in other years the open day is aimed to coincide as closely as possible with International Museum Day (18th May). This year’s international theme is “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums”.

THE draw for the 2017 Gibraltar Darts Trophy has been made ahead of this weekend's PDC European Tour event at the Victoria Stadium.

World Cup representative Parody, 32, reached the quarter-finals of last year's PDC European Tour event in Gibraltar during a memorable run which was only ended by eventual champion Michael van Gerwen with a narrow 6-5 loss.

The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change (DEHCC) has today launched the second phase of its Gibraltar Nature Cameras Project with the installation of two live-feed cameras showing the nests of one of Gibraltar’s most well-known visiting birds, the Pallid Swift. These fast moving, sickle-shaped birds, signal the start of the spring and are a characteristic feature of the Spring and Summer skies of Gibraltar.

The next in the Gibraltar Museum’s lecture series held in collaboration with the Gorham’s Cave Complex and the Gibraltar Scientific Society, will be held this Thursday 4th May at 7pm at the Charles Hunt Room, John Mackintosh Hall.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry for Culture, is organising the Spring Visual Arts Competition.

DARTS superstar Peter Wright will be joined by four former World Champions in the field for the 2017 Gibraltar Darts Trophy, which will be held from May 12-14 at the Victoria Stadium.

Following PrivateFly’s poll on the ‘Top 10 Most Scenic Airport Landings of 2017’, Gibraltar International Airport was voted in 4th place.

With so much to see, do and know about Gibraltar, how many of these facts are you familiar with?

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is pleased to announce that this year’s Summer Nights events will be going on tour around Gibraltar

The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change will be hosting an underwater photography presentation together with marine photography giants INON.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is pleased to announce that Word of Mouth will run with the organisation for the food festival “Calentita”.

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Eurafrica Trail

Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar is delighted to announce that Gibraltar will be the starting point for the Eurafrica Trail 2017.

The Minister for Tourism, Employment, Commercial Aviation and the Port, The Hon Gilbert Licudi QC MP, will introduce the Gibraltar Lecture at the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival on 31st March.

The Gibraltar Tourist Board (GTB) is hosting three travel trade road-shows on 28th February, 1st March and 2nd March in Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester as part of the drive to promote Gibraltar in its strongest source market for overnight visitors.


The Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park (AWCP), Gibraltar's only zoo, has recently been awarded provisional Membership of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA).

Gibraltar International Airport has been shortlisted by PrivateFly, one of the leading onlinebooking platforms for private aviation charter in its most Scenic Airport Landing Poll for 2017.

HM Government of Gibraltar is pleased to announce that the 5th edition of the Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival will run from 16th to 19th November 2017

Brand New Live Music Event to Be Staged on the Famous Rock of Gibraltar. Created in partnership with HM Government of Gibraltar and Broadcast Worldwide

A long article on the Neanderthals, published by the New York Times Magazine online today, features Gorham’s Cave and Gibraltar. Writer Jon Mooallem tracks the history of the Neanderthals and how our perception of them has changed since the early discoveries of the 19th Century, which included the famous Gibraltar Woman in 1848. The writer explains his impromptu visit to Gibraltar last June when he heard that en excavation was in progress at Gorham’s Cave. His description includes a snapshot of

2016 promises to be an incredible year for Gibraltar with a packed cultural calendar of events to look forward to.

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, today (8 December) announced a new service from Gibraltar to Manchester which will commence on 3 July 2016.

Reputed author and journalist William Chislett delved into the modern day political reality of Spain in the opening talk of the final day at the Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival.

Wiith people still reeling from shock following the sequence of criminal attacks perpetrated by Islamist terrorists in Paris on Friday night that left over 120 dead and 250 injured, the third day of the Gibunco Gibraltar Literary Festival got under way, as fate would have it, with a three way conference on the Arab Spring and the rise of ISIS (Islamic State). A minute’s silence was respectfully observed in memory of all the victims of the massacre.

The day got off to a strong start with the masterclass by historian and broadcaster Dan Jones on the subject of the iconic Magna Carta and its significance to our times as a milestone in the long road to modern constitutional democracy.

The opening day of the 2015 Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival comes to a close this afternoon at 6pm following a full day of interesting and varied lectures.

Gibraltar has exciting times ahead with the start of new tours featuring the Neanderthal story and the presentation of how these people used to live 120,000 to 32,000 years ago.

The Gibraltar Literary Festival which takes place from 12-15 November 2015, will be headlined by BBC television celebrity and charity champion Dame Esther Rantzen of ‘That’s Life’ fame, who will share her experience of her lifelong involvement in charity work including Childline and The Silver Line that she established.

BA will offer an additional 2 services to its already existing 9 weekly frequencies on the LHR-GIB route starting from May 1st 2016.

Although it covers an area of just 6.8km sq, Gibraltar packs in more than its fair share of tourist attractions. While the main sight is the enormous limestone Rock of Gibraltar, the territory’s culture, military history and excellent climate have seen it host thousands of visitors over the years. Here’s how the tourism sector looks today.

12 cruise vessels arrive in port in one week, three of which are inaugurals

Gibraltar has long been a destination of choice for those wishing to get closer to nature, even if they are only initially aware of its internationally famous Barbary macaque monkeys.

With all of the other advantages that a Gibraltar holiday has, from the chance to visit enchanting historical attractions like the Moorish Castle to simply catching some rays on the beach, it’s easy to forget that the territory is also a major shopping destination.

The Upper Rock may be the arguable focal point of any Gibraltar holiday, but here at Visit Gibraltar (, we couldn’t fail to shed some more light on one of its most dominant features – the Moorish Castle.

If you’ve been perusing the Visit Gibraltar website, finding out about the many things to do and see, then you probably won’t need much more convincing to choose the British Overseas Territory for your next holiday. Whether it’s shopping on Main Street that has attracted you or the chance to get up close and personal with the local Barbary macaque monkeys, you’ll never be bored here… but you’ll still need somewhere good to stay. Thankfully, we can advise you on the best Gibraltar accommodation.

As unique and fascinating as the entire territory may be, there’s no question that Gibraltar breaks are geographically dominated by just one thing… the Rock of Gibraltar itself. This monolithic limestone promontory is a staggering 426m (1,398ft) high, so wherever you are in the area, you can’t help but be awed.

Gibraltar may be known for many things, from its iconic Barbary macaque monkeys and cosmopolitan atmosphere to a fascinating military history and the Rock of Gibraltar itself, but have you ever stopped to think just how intriguing Gibraltarian cuisine must be?

When you book Gibraltar accommodation for a holiday in this part of the world, here at Visit Gibraltar, we would certainly encourage you to check out many of the cultural and historic attractions and activities, ranging from the Moorish Castle to the many regular artistic and literary events. We would also heartily endorse the local bars, restaurants, bistros and shopping opportunities but have you stopped to think of the kind of people that you are likely to meet?

If there’s any part of the world that wears its past with pride, it is Gibraltar. That’s right: not only does a Gibraltar holiday at this time of year bring you plenty of sun, sea and sand, but you’ll also have plenty of historical attractions to see when you come away from the beach and start exploring the rest of the territory. Here at Visit Gibraltar (, we can help you to get to grips with some of that history.

When you are planning your spring or summer holiday, you will surely want to spend it somewhere that offers plenty of sun, sea and sand... somewhere that is rich in history, offers no shortage of shopping and other tourist opportunities and is home to truly welcoming people. So how could you choose anything less than a holiday in Gibraltar? Here at Visit Gibraltar (, we can think of a few more reasons to board that plane.

The upgrades to the main tourist sites in the Upper Rock have begun

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