Portuguese American Journal

Travel: Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs and SATA Airlines team up for joint promotion – Boston. MA

Portuguese Airline SATA and the Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs announced a unique promotion today.  Existing and prospective members at the Boston-area chain of clubs can enter to win a trip for two to the Azores for one week.

While that may sound like an unusual partnership – the pairing makes perfect sense.  “Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs members are the perfect guest for the Azores – as a chain of volcanic islands just 4 hours from Boston, the Azores offer year round hiking, mountain climbing, and mountain biking,” said SATA/Azores Express General Manager Nuno Puim.

The Azores are nine Portuguese islands, set about mid-way between Europe and New England. With mild year round climate – protected landscapes, dramatic scenery – they are the perfect destination for an active winter or fall escape.

For Beacon Hill Athletic clubs, that is a good fit for their healthy minded member base, and being so close to Boston – the logistics work well for members who may just want to get away for a few days and who seek active vacations.

SATA flights depart and return on Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays and passengers can upgrade from coach to SATA Business Class for just a few hundred dollars each way. Bensaude Turismo is providing in the hotel portion of the promotion– the Bensaude Company is the leading hotel ground in the Azores, with six unique hotels on three islands.

Ponta Delgada, the historic capital of S. Miguel Island, was founded in the 15th Century, and offers romantic gardens, cobblestone streets and a seaside shopping and cultural area. Enjoy the mild temperatures and go for a horseback ride, or try hiking, walking or biking with the backdrop of amazing volcanic scenery. And, for water activities, try canoeing at the volcanic lakes, swimming in tidal pools, or enjoy the ocean with surfing, deep sea fishing, diving or whale watching.

The Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs is a chain of locally owned and operated health clubs founded more than 20 years ago. The company has eight club locations  in some of the best neighborhoods in the Boston area including the North End, Brighton Center, Brookline Village, West Newton, and  Wellesley, North Station, Cleveland Circle – and Beacon Hill. BHAC prides itself on sparkling clean facilities, state-of-the–art equipment, innovative programs, and the friendliest, most engaging staff anywhere.

SATA Airlines has connected North America with the Azores and mainland Portugal for more than 30 years. Today it offers direct flights on wide-body A310 aircraft to São Miguel, the main island in the Azores archipelago. Connecting flights from São Miguel to Lisbon and/or the island of Madeira are available. The carrier is part of the SATA Group. For more information and reservations, contact Azores Express

Source:  SATA Airlines