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 from north to south, different in its own way; south is more sunny with desert areas and north more green with vineyards, plantations etc for nature lovers and historical presence with UNESCO world heritage sites. For those who prefer privacy, the luxury villas provide the ideal vacation. Unique experiences for 365 days as connectivity is very good with the south having 2 international airports and north with 3 main airports; national parks, star gazing and golf courses are some of the other unique experiences. Shopping, wellness gastronomy, honeymoon or wedding destination and the famous “carnival” with an island of colour” are some of the main reasons explained throughout her presentation.

Maximo Caletrio-Market Manager – Brand Management Department, Visit Valencia, “València is the third largest city after Madrid and Barcelona. Connectivity before pandemic was very good with 69 international flights and 18 national flights and going about within the city is convenient with the high speed train. The city has a rich 2000 year old history and was founded by Romans. Fine arts museums, UNESCO heritage sites, Las fallas festival, music and traditional dancing, science museums, oceanography and famous Valencia ’s gastronomy with the famous paella. City of Porcelain with LLadro porcelain museum are key attractions not to be missed out.”

Carlos Bernús Blanch,Tourist Promotion Manager – Island Council of Formentera, “ You need to reach the island by boat about 20km land from east to west. It is best to get around by bicycle or electric vehicles. White sandy beaches with UNESCO heritage sites makes  Formentera the best kept secret in Spain. There is unique visibility underwater almost 50 meters it is like you are inside an aquarium, the water is so clear and can be enjoyed by families. Has a rich 4000 year old history in the culturally rich destination. From outdoors activities to indoor activities the area is famous for all and a year round destination for all. Over 250 birds can be seen in different times of the year due to its location and a paradise for bird watches. The two lighthouses in the north and south are very important to maritime. World class shopping and gastronomy are key in the destination.”