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Middle East agents enthralled by Spanish islands webinar

The final in the tri-series of the Re-discover Spain campaign to feature some of the most interesting areas in the destination was held with over 180 agents from the Middle East attending the sessions. Starting off the webinar was Daniel Rosado Bayon – Director-Spain Tourism GCC & Iran, “Our main focus is to facilitate the travel trade to obtain relevant information about the destination. As a year-round destination, Spain has endless possibilities from beautiful beach resorts and experiences to ski resorts. Whatever you need you can email us or ask us for more information over our website as well.  Thank you for attending the webinars and we hope that you learnt a lot about the different areas in our destination. At present, there are still restrictions and precautions undertaken by the authorities and we are awaiting the decision by the EU to open borders, we hope that by end of spring or beginning of summer. By August 2021, 70% of the population in Spain will be vaccinated. Connectivity-wise, we have flights from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, and Doha to Madrid and Barcelona, but currently awaiting the opening of borders.” Laura Marichal Báez​-Tourist Promotion Coordinator – Tenerife Select – “Tenerife Select, is a tourist brand that brings together the most exclusive offers in the island. It is a luxurious experience for all your clients with local companies contributing immensely. Our climate which is 23C year-round with sun until 9 pm (in summer) is unique and most popular. There are 10 main reasons to select Tenerife; well -connected with over 70 airlines operating pre-covid time. All year around good climate, quality, and excellence with luxurious and personalized holidays tailor-made exclusively. Unique accommodation …

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Virtually connect at 12pm UAE time today to Rediscover Spanish Islands

In a few hours, you will be transported to the beautiful Spanish islands by 3 experts as they conduct the final in the tri-series Rediscover Spain webinar with Daniel Rosado Bayon – Director-Spain Tourism GCC & Iran,  Laura Marichal Báez​-Tourist Promotion Coordinator – Tenerife Select, Maximo Caletrio-Market Manager – Brand Management Department, Visit Valencia and Carlos Bernús Blanch, Tourist Promotion Manager – Island Council of Formentera. Daniel Rosado Bayon – Director-Spain Tourism GCC & Iran – “There is much more to know about Spain as Spain being a year round destination, the possibilities in the country are endless. From stunning landscapes to vibrant cities and towns to Arab heritage and great shopping- Spain has it all. With these webinars , we will have an interesting journey through different regions of Spain and get a better understanding of its offering.” Laura Marichal Báez​-Tourist Promotion Coordinator – Tenerife Select – “Tenerife, a  Spanish island located in the Canary Islands, is a renowned luxury destination in Europe known as Atlantic Hawaii, as it has a year-round spring climate. Tenerife can offer the GCC market a wide range of services and facilities designed to meet the needs of the most demanding clients, with a renovated and extensive hotel infrastructure and with an excellent selection of modern and luxurious complimentary leisure offer, which positions us as the leading choice in the Canary Islands and the second-best luxury destination in Spain.” Maximo Caletrio-Market Manager – Brand Management Department, Visit Valencia, “València’s geographical location makes it an excellent operational base from which to explore the rest of Spain. At just an hour and a half from Madrid by train, three hours from Barcelona by car, and with …

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Spain concludes a successful interactive webinar session

The first session in a tri-series webinar of Spain Tourism was concluded with over 180 agents across the Middle East region. Starting off the session, Daniel Rosado Bayon – Director –Spain Tourism GCC stated how the first webinar will take place focusing on four key areas; Malaga, Cordoba, Granada, and Seville. “Spain developed a travel safe campaign and all information pertaining to it could be accessed via the website. Many precautions and measures have been taken by Spain focusing on summer travel upon confirmation by the EU. Connectivity-wise, before the pandemic, had the best connections over the national carriers from UAE, Saudi, and Qatar etc. There are certain exceptions where people can still travel to Spain. They must show a health control form which needs to be filled or over the app and have it completed and show the QR code on arrival and negative PCR test 72 hours to boarding are some of the criteria. However, the situation is controlled in Spain, almost 70% of the country will be vaccinated soon. We are helping agents as much as we can to obtain the knowledge necessary before the borders open and after it does open we hope to conduct fam trips with of course keeping safety and security regulations in mind.” Costa del sol was presented by Belen Perez Gascon – Business Development Manager – Costa del Sol Tourist Board and Pilar Carrión – Executive Consultant Tourismo Promotion – Costa del Sol Tourist Board followed by Andalusion Soul with Antonio Montejo Romero – Tourism Promotion Department – Tourism and Promotion Area of the City – Malaga City Council and Seville presented by – Diego Juárez – International Promotion & MICE …

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Andalusia webinar by Spain Tourism ends on a positive note

The second in the tri-series webinar by the Spain tourism board was concluded successfully with participants from all over the United Arab Emirates and GCC. The programme was divided into four sessions; first was conducted by Daniel Rosado Bayon – Director of the Spanish Tourism Office in Abu Dhabi with a general update about the country, connectivity, weather etc. The many things that you do need to know and must do if you travel to the destination. He also mentioned that they are getting ready to open for foreign tourists in July. The second session was conducted by Juan Manuel Ortiz Pascual, Promotion and Communications Director of Andalusia Tourism. This was a comprehensive presentation about Andalusia with several videos where visitors could take a closer look at the destination and its offerings. He shared about the many activities that can be done, the historical, cultural and entertainment options for families and leisure travelling individuals, honeymooners, youth, adventure and M!CE visitors etc. He stated that there are four main assets for the Islamic community which are Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada and Malaga. The destination has seen Romans, Thracians, Phoenicians etc during their times. Malaga is a city that was hitherto unknown until the biggest airport was constructed. It receives 24,000,000 passengers a year with Ave high speed train, the Malaga cruise port brings across 511,000 passengers in 2019, the destination has 103 charming places. Rosado shared two other important destinations one is quite famous “Valencia” and other is Extremadura. Valencia is the third largest city in Spain with landmark buildings, family friendly destination with various activities for the whole family. Extremadura located in the western part of Spain is a new destination …

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Andalusia webinar to kick off today at 11am

In a few hours, the second webinar by the Spain tourism board will kick off with two other most important destinations in the region ‘Andalusia’ and ‘Costa del Sol’. It will be conducted by 3 speakers Daniel Rosado Bayon – Director of the Spanish Tourism Office in Abu Dhabi; Juan Manuel Ortiz Pascual, Promotion and Communications Director of Andalucía Tourism; and Susana Porras- Executive Consultant Visit Costa del Sol. The session will start at 11am UAE time with a general update about the country, connectivity, weather etc. The many things that you do need to know about the destination and must do when you travel to the various cities. Andalusia is the southern region of Spain, which offers a great variety of landscapes, from the mountain range of Sierra Nevada to the coastal towns in the Mediterranean sea. Andalusia is famous for its stunning beaches, fabulous monuments such as the Cordoba Mosque or the Alhambra Palace, the flamenco, it´s gastronomy and their zest for life. Other regions such as Valencia will also be covered in this journey through the wonders of Spain. ‘Costa del Sol’ means ‘coast of the sun’ or the ‘sun coast’ and has been a holiday destination for the rich and famous stars to royalty. Situated in southern Spain, it occupies a narrow coastal strip delimited by the cordillera Penibética to the north and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The coast shows a diversity of landscapes: beaches, cliffs, estuaries, bays and dunes. Some of the famous cities and towns in the destination such as the city of Málaga and also the towns of Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella, San Pedro de Alcántara, Estepona, Manilva, Casares, Rincón …

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Countdown begins for the Andalusia webinar on Wednesday June 10 at 11am

The second webinar in a tri-series by Spain Tourism -‘Discover Andalusia’ will take place tomorrow June 10, 2020 at 11am UAE time. This will be a great opportunity for all those in the travel trade to join in and learn more about the many facts about the destination that encompasses its rich history. As the destination has already announced their dates of entry to foreign tourism to Spain, the safe conditions will resume. When one cannot visit the destination due to the current lockdown, it is the best time to arm oneself with knowledge prior to visiting the destination and in this the tourism office of Spain has been tirelessly working to ensure engagement with their potential visitors as well as their regular visitors. According to Daniel Rosado Bayon – Director of the Spanish Tourism Office in Abu Dhabi, their efforts are to provide an opportunity to everyone interested in learning more about the varied destinations within Spain. It is a country that boasts of rich history and culture with many UNESCO sites as well. Andalusia on the other hand is a must visit destination to be added on to your bucket list as it has the best in terms of sights, food, shopping, art and culture, night life, beaches and the list runs on. It is one of the most diverse regions in the world that has so much of history embodied.

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Spain tourism to conduct destination webinar on May 20, June 10 & June 17

Spain tourism will be presenting a series of webinars to be conducted on May 20, June 10 and June 17, 2020. This will be an ideal opportunity to learn about the destination, its most known and unknown areas, what to do when in Spain, discover new itineraries, its weather, its culture; the series includes a whole new awareness of one of the most sought after European destinations in the world. The main goal of these sessions will be to create an inspiring, emphatic and informative content in an interactive environment to communicate with tomorrow’s travellers. Daniel Rosado Bayon – Tourism Counsellor shared, “We will have three separate sessions; in each of them we will go through the basics about the country before discovering with detail different destinations, from most known areas to a whole new part of Spain. In the first one, on May 20, we will go through our two main destinations: Madrid and Barcelona. In the second one, we will immerse in Andalucia and the Islands. The final one on June 17 we will share about some of the lesser known areas of the destination. We invite you to attend these sessions so that you will be well aware of the destination and discover new facts and places in the Country.”

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