Telesales Representative B2B – Palma

Lifestyle Deals has a vacancy for a telesales agent you would be generating appointments for Business Development Managers who are working in the field visiting potential clients and demonstrating the products that can be offered. 

You will be responsible for:

– Cold and warm B2B outbound calls to potential clients
– Establishing leads and following up on them
– Securing bookings with potential clients
– Arranging call back’s with decision makers
– Obtaining Leads from various website/database’s/Groupon
– Arranging appointments for Business Development Managers

The right person for the role:

  • A minimum of 1 year outbound telesales experience or strong retail sales experience
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Computer Literate
  • The confidence and determination to achieve quality appointments on a daily basis
  • Confident in handling objections
  • Outgoing, resilient and patient
  • Hungry for successWorking hours:

    Monday – Friday (NO WEEKENDS!!) – 10AM – 2PM, Location: Palma de Mallorca.

Contact by sending your CV to info@lifestyledeals.es  +34 902 848 650

Beautiful Pueblos in Andalucia

Here at Lifestyle Deals we like to explore our beautiful local area and enjoy using the deals we get for you. Andalucía offers a virtually endless scenic route for culture and history with picture postcard white villages that form an integral part of that. Perfect for exploring on a balmy autumn afternoon as there are less crowds, why not spend an afternoon meandering one of these historic white villages.

Mijas

One of the most well-known and local pueblos you will find Mijas at the end of long and meandering road perched up in the mountains. A labyrinth of cobbled streets are perfect for losing yourself on an autumn afternoon. Stop for tapas or an ice cream and enjoy some fabulous sea views. There are plenty of historic buildings including the bullring and lift allows those that are less mobile access to the higher village area. With its own Made in Mijas brand you can find locally made goods including scrumptious chocolate. Horse and carriage rides around the pueblo are available as well as some of the most fantastic views.

Casares
Only 15 km from the coast sits the picture perfect little village of Casares. With a historic church and Medieval Arab castle rising from a craggy hilltop, the village itself seems to cling to the slopes, rising to meet these monuments at the top. The traditional white-washed buildings are stacked higher and higher on top of one another and for a village of only about 3,000 inhabitants it has an incredible wealth of historical sites, all easily discovered whilst meandering through the streets en-route to the castle above.

Frigliana

The lovely Axarquian village of Frigliana is a maze of narrow pedestrian streets that can open unexpectedly onto a plaza suddenly teaming with life or a cluster of shops and tapas bars near a seemingly dead end. Intricately designed stone pavements and a plethora of beautiful flowers hanging from proudly adorned balconies, window ledges and doorways are make this a picture postcard pueblo. Exploring this pueblo can take a whole day, but rest assured there are plenty of restaurants and bars to stop and enjoy a little tapas.

Comares

Perfectly perched on a hilltop at almost 740 metres high, Comares boasts amazing views to the Mediterranean sea and the surrounding mountains. It is easy to get lost in this labyrinthine village so ceramic footprints have been placed along the narrow-cobbled streets to help visitors find their way. A wander around will reveal various plaques graphically explaining Comares’ rich history, dating to at least the 3rd century B.C. including the handover of the village from the Moors to the Catholic Kings in 1487.

What to do in Portals Nous, Mallorca

There’s a glamorous undertone to Portals Nous, a lovely resort just 10km west of Palma. By day, enjoy scenic strolls along the long stretch of soft golden sand or spend a day there as beaches here are particularly good for families. The hub of life is the delightful, palm-fringed waterfront where exclusive open-air cafes and restaurants provide perfect spots for watching the world go by over a glass of chilled wine or long, lazy lunch.

If you love a little glamour then head to Puerto Portals, the extremely smart marina attached to the town of Portals Nous. Here you’ll find glamorous shopping opportunities at the designer village, fascinating people watching, more expensive bars and restaurants, and of course, the stunning yachts moored in the marina. It’s got a real international vibe – think of a smaller Monte Carlo and you’re nearly there. By night, grab a seat at one of lush lounge bars and watch the world go by.

If you’d like to do a little more than relax on the beach Marineland is a mega aquatic world renowned for its dolphin, sea lion and parrot shows, perfect for families. Golf lovers can head to Real Golf Bendinat a round or two. It’s a challenging course with fantastic sea views.

The real appeal in Portals Nous lies in its proximity to other resorts, for instance busy and stylish Palma is just a 15-minute taxi ride and the airport is a similar distance. Although close for everything you need, those busier resorts are far enough away from the hustle and bustle to afford peace and quiet in the resort.

The village of Portals Nous sits above the marina, and is a pleasant little town with a small selection of convenience shops and cafes. It’s a popular place to buy property as with such a convenient proximity to everywhere on the island, yet being a relatively quiet place, it is ideal for holiday homes and living.

 

 

Ideas for what to do on a cool day in Mallorca

Now we are heading into Autumn and chillier days or even the odd rainy day might appear on the horizon all is not lost on this fabulous island. When the sun hasn’t got his hat on there is still so much to do. So, if you are looking for ideas for what to do on cooler days here are our top 5 tips.

Eat, drink and be merry

Tantalise your tastebuds with some of Mallorca’s gastronomic delights. The lovely Moli d’en Sopa is just one of many fine dining establishments dotted around the islland. If you are looking for upmarket tapa (think oysters and cava) head to Mercat d’Olivar one of the sheltered markets. You could spend hours in the food market at Santa Catalina or head to chic Palma and the San Juan Gastronomic market. You could even visit a local bodega for a wine tasting tour.

Relax and unwind in a spa

The perfect antidote to any stressful situation, or just because you can! The island is blessed with many lovely spas where you could enjoy a treatment or two, relax in hydropools and jacuzzis, let out the toxins in a sauna inhale the delicious oils in an aromatherapy bath.

Explore the caves

There are several extraordinary caves in Mallorca that are a must see. Spectacular stalagmite and stalactite formations are just the start at Coves del Drach where you will traverse the underwater lake to the heart of the caves and are serenaded by classical musical concert held on a beautiful illuminated boat. Coves de Campanet and Coves de Arta are both worth having a look through too.

Go Shopping

Our favourite on the list! Palma is a shoppers delight with FAN Mallorca being just outside the city. This massive retail complex will only tire your credit card. Porto Pi nearer the centre is also a lovely place to relax with beautiful people and spend your hard earned pennies. If you are looking for designer wear at attractive prices try Mallorca Fashion Outlet. Just walking around Palma with your umbrella if necessary is a lovely experience.

Revisit History

Take in a little island history by exploring one of the many historic buildings scattered across the island. Whether it is monasteries, castles, palaces or traditional country estates, you won’t be disappointed. The Real Cartuja monastery in Valldemossa, where Chopin spent a winter, is worth a visit as is the enchanting manor house Els Calderers in Sant Joan.

Rain doesn’t stop play on the island, so grab that brolly and explore.

Tasty La Tomatina

Living in Spain there are so many great fiestas and festivals to go to. Whether you love foodie festivals, religious festivals or music festivals Spain will not disappoint.

One of our favourites just for its craziness is La Tomatina. Held in Valencia at the end of August this juicy festival is one you will remember as at its height the square is filled with people throwing over ripe tomatoes at each other. Not for the faint hearted of course, this fun all started in 1945 but only officially became a festival in 1957.

More of a food fight than a food festival it is heaps of fun but be prepared to be covered in the red stuff and wear clothes you can just throw away. The festival is in honour of the town’s patron saints, Luis Bertran and the Mare de Deu dels Desemparats (Mother of God of the Defenseless), a title of the Virgin Mary.

The affair lasts for around an hour when the main square draws thousands who seem to enjoy the frenetic energy of tomato throwing. Trucks haul in tonnes of tomatoes from Extremadura and festivities start when water cannons burst into action. Of course, there are rules and these are as follows:

  1. Do not throw bottles or hard objects
  2. Do not tear or throw tee-shirts
  3. Squash tomatoes before throwing them to avoid hurting others
  4. Keep a safe distance from trucks
  5. Stop throwing tomatoes after the second starter pistol shot
  6. Follow the directions of security staff

It is serious stuff in the town of Buñol and the popularity of the has spread worldwide with similar celebrations being held in various states of America and Costa Rica.

This event has now become so popular that you have to buy tickets, so if you are interested in attending the next scheduled foodie fights are on 29th August 2018 and 28th August 2019. Check out their website here.

La Cala de Mijas Lions Club donated over 51,000 Euros in their centenary year

What a fun night everybody had at the La Cala de Mijas Lions Club’s recent fund raising event in The Big Fish restaurant in the urbanisation Jardin Botanico in La Cala de Mijas. Great food, good service and a wonderful atmosphere was enjoyed by everyone who attended.

The new President, Julie Barry, started her year with a splendid evening organised by Mike Adams and his assistants Wynson and Sandy. She thanked The Big Fish for kindly hosting the event, and everyone for coming. A taste of what is to come with Brain teasers, bingo and a Beetle Drive, keeping everyone on their toes.

At the recent AGM the past President, Paul Butler, announced that last year the Club donated over €51,000, almost all of it being donated to the local community. He thanked all the volunteers, supporters and Lions for their wonderful efforts in the Shop and at all the events.

He said what an honour it had been for him to be President in the year when the Lions International Club celebrated its 100th anniversary, and he wished Julie well for the next year. The La Cala de Mijas Lions Club will celebrate its own 20th year anniversary in 2018, and long may it continue to serve the community. During this time many organisations and individuals have been on the receiving end of their valuable support, whether young, old or middle aged.

How fortunate we are to have in our community such dedicated and caring individuals.
The next event is a 3 course lunch, including a half bottle of wine, or beer, or soft drinks on September 3rd at the El Jinete Restaurant Carretera Cala Golf. Km 4.5. Live entertainment and an afternoon of good food and good company can be enjoyed by all for only €30 from 1pm to 6pm.

Go along and support them to help others and have a great time. Tickets can be obtained from La Cala Lions Charity shop, Tel: 677059061 or from El Jinete restaurant,Tel:952119170

The Lions shop is urgently in need of volunteers so if you have time to spare and would like to join a fantastic group of people, ring the Lions Shop on 677059061 and see if you can help them.

Lechuza Caracas winners of the Maserati Silver Cup of High Handicap

If you love polo then here is a little up to date news for you from the Santa Maria Polo Club.

Sotogrande (San Roque), 13 August 2017
Lechuza Caracas won the Maserati Silver Cup after defeating Dos Lunas A&G Banca Privada in the final by 10 goals to 8 and claims the second trophy of the 46th International Polo Tournament organized by Santa María Polo Club.

A well-deserved title for the team made up by Víctor Vargas, James Harper, David Stirling (h) and Juan Martin Nero who had a brilliant performance throughout the tournament and certified it today, in the final, with an undisputed victory. Dos Lunas A & G Private Banking fought hard till the end but couldn´t bend Lechuza Caracas. Victor Vargas was the MVP while Marquita, the mare played by Juan Martín Nero in the third and sixth chukker, was the Best Playing Pony of the final.

David Stirling (h) – Lechuza Caracas
“The truth is that it was a tough match and we knew it before the game, because Dos Lunas is a really tough team that qualified to the final after playing a great semifinal against Ayala. We had a good performance, made a good difference in the score in clue moments of the match, and despite they made a great comeback we achieved to handle the situation to win the game with no surprises. We are very happy to win the Silver Cup and very confident to face what is coming”.

Santa María Polo Club Gold Cup
Ayala Polo Team and Dubai, the defending champion, will open tomorrow from 7 pm at Los Pinos fields the Santa María Polo Club Gold Cup. The Aerolíneas Argentinas Gold Cup of the Medium Goal will also begin tomorrow with two matches at Los Pinos. From 5 pm, Sainte Mesme will play against Bardon followed by Twenty 20 vs Royal Salute.

La Mangosta wins the Isolas 1892 Low Goal Silver Cup
La Mangosta defeated Ghabilian Guards in the final by a tight 13.5 goals to 13 to win the Isolas 1892 Low Goal Silver Cup. The match, held at the main field of Puente de Hierro, was followed by a huge crowd that enjoyed until the last second of the exciting match. Diogo Gallego, from Ghabilian Guards team, was named the MVP of the final and Estrellita, owned by Diogo Gallego, was the Best Playing Pony of the final. Sardañola took the Subsidiary Cup after defeating Don Carlos by 8 goals to 7.5 in another attractive match.

In this 46th edition of the Tournament more than 21 teams are taking part of the competition, with a large number of elite players, including four of the top 10 players in world polo ranking: Facundo Pieres, who will play with Ayala Polo Team; Juan Martín Nero (Lechuza Caracas) and Pablo MacDonough, who will stand up for Brunei and Dubai Polo Teams, and the Uruguayan David Stirling (Lechuza).

Besides polo matches, attendance is free during almost all the season matches. Apart from the match there are many leisure activities available including a varied gastronomy, Shopping Village, children’s area, bars and After Polo night parties.

46 International Polo Tournament links:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnKsQBnedIie1KQA1RhRkKA

https://twitter.com/torneointerpolo

Image credits: Snoopy Productions / SMPC

Whet your appetite at Craft Beer Tasting Event

Fancy a night out with a difference? On Wednesday 23rd of August at 8pm, there is a one-hour tasting of craft beers at the Noisy Budgie Brewery Bar in central Marbella.

The brewers from Noisy Budgie will lead a tasting of four of their signature beers, explaining the flavour profiles, ingredients and ideas behind the beers. The beers will be accompanied by gourmet tapas, which compliment the flavours.

This event will be a great introduction to the craft beer scene, with light and fruity beers, as well as heavier and stronger varieties being sampled. It will also be ideal for the craft beer aficionado to try the beers from this new brewery, speak to the team and find out what’s coming next.

The team hope that regular tastings such as this, will bring together fellow beer lovers to meet, chat to the team, find out about craft beer producers in the area and have a great night.

The tasting costs 20€ per head and places are limited. To reserve your place email brian@noisybudgie.net or call 952 77 78 69.

The Noisy Budgie Brewery Bar is located on Avenida Ramon y Cajal 23, next to Churreria Parquesol, on the edge of Marbella Old Town and close to the Alameda Park. It is open from 2pm to 2am Tuesday to Sunday, serving the best craft beers, gourmet tapas and amazing cocktails. To find out more visit www.noisybudgie.net or find them on Facebook @noisybudgie.net

 

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Mallorca’s first rock and pop school set for launch

As a guitarist who has toured 10 countries with Iron Maiden, you could say that Andre Ruffell knows a thing or two about playing rock music.

Now the bilingual 24-year-old, who has played at both the Donnington and Download festivals in the UK, is set to launch Mallorca’s first rock and pop school.

The Rock Project Palma will see professional, gigging musicians teach young people aged 7-18 how to play bass, guitar, drums and sing in a band.

It’s a natural progression for Andre who, along with gigging, has been teaching children to play guitar for a number of years.

“I loved touring, and being tour Europe was a dream come true, but for me it’s always about the love of playing music,” he said.

“As a guitar tutor I really enjoy helping young people learn to develop their musical skills and The Rock Project builds on that by adding performance.

“The performance aspect is really the magic ingredient as it helps the students grow in confidence week on week. Having previously worked for a Rock Project school in the UK, it’s amazing to see the transformation in their musical skills and self-confidence.”

The Rock Project has more than 60 schools in the UK and Ireland, but this will be the first in Spain when it opens on September 9 at Queen’s College Palma – Andre’s former school.

“It’s a real honour to be opening The Rock Project at Queen’s College,” Andre said. “I have great memories of my time at the college, so I’m delighted that they have agreed to let us hold the school there.”

The sessions will take place every week of term, with separate groups for juniors, aged 7-11, and seniors aged 12-18.

Students will choose to be taught either guitar, drums, bass or vocals by a professional musician for one half of the session before joining together to play as a band for the second hour.

Along with building their skills as musicians, the students will work towards a concert in the summer term, where Andre promises to pulling on those Iron Maiden experiences to create a show to remember!

For more information go to therockproject.com or contact Andre at palma@therockproject.com.