Travellers will play the starring role at FITUR 2013

Travellers will play the starring role at FITUR 2013

On Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd February, the International Tourism Trade Fair presented the most suggestive destinations and most attractive activities so that travellers could plan their next holidays.

As occurs every year, the International Tourism Trade Fair once again highlighted the leading role played by travellers on the weekend (Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd February), based on a packed programme of activities and meetings that have been specially designed for them. Over a period of two days, travel enthusiasts were able to discover the latest new features at different destinations and enjoy preparing for their next trip the moment they arrive at FITUR.

Among other activities, the MINUBE-FITUR Travel Gathering were staged for the fourth time this year. Thus, on Saturday 2nd February, the stand brought together a large number of travellers who are ready to share their experiences, tips, advice and recommendations regarding different destinations and routes. Furthermore, at Travellers’ Corner, visitors were able to find a space where they could win prizes relating to travel and share their favourite destinations through the social media. Members of the public can also travel around the world within the halls at FITUR thanks to the Travel Gymkhana, organised by the show and by Minube.com. Participants must overcome a series of trials linked to the realm of tourism and travel in order to complete the stamps in their passport and gain access to different prizes, including trips abroad, nights at hotels and experiences at restaurants.

On Sunday 3rd February, special importance will be granted to a series of activities that combine tourism with photography, such as the Travel Photography Workshop that is organised at the minube stand. At this free workshop, participants will learn how to present the destinations they have visited in photographic format, based on the help of a number of professional photographers and Internet experts. The most interesting dimension of tourism will also be presented through the exhibition “The Fifty Best Travel Photographs”, which is made up of the Finalists in the competition entitled “Photos of Your Favourite Corners”, organised by minube with sponsorship from Canon Spain.

Some of the exhibitors at FITUR have also designed interesting activities on the weekend, such as the Basque Country, which will introduce visitors to the exquisite delights of Basque cuisine through a live demonstration of how to make the Region’s typical tapas, known as “pintxos”. Japan will present its ancient culture to visitors with demonstrations of shodô, the traditional calligraphy in Japanese characters. For its part, Ireland will paint its stand green and invite visitors at FITUR to take part in the traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade, for the first time in the country’s history. Thus, on 17th March 2013, more than 8,000 people from all over the world will turn the St. Patrick’s Day Parade into THE PEOPLE’S PARADE. Request forms to take part in this spectacle will be available to members of the public on the weekend.

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In addition, on the weekend visitors will be able to take part in a series of interesting prize draws, such as the one being organised by Norway. Thus, those visitors who approach the country’s stand, will not only be able to discover Norway’s gastronomic delights, but even win trays of its famous salmon. For its part, the company, Bigwall, will invite visitors to take part in a draw for a guided adventure activity for 4 persons (canyoning or via ferrata). Similarly, the BlueBay Group will stage a draw for a weekend for two persons at its hotels known as BlueBay Banús in Marbella and BlueBay Beach Club in Gran Canaria.