Spanish capital Madrid has been honoured with a number of top titles at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2021 and the World MICE Awards. Here Breaking Travel News speaks to Almudena Maíllo, delegate councillor for tourism in the city, to find out how it feels to have been recognised by voters from around the world
Having been recognised as the best in the business by voters at the World MICE Awards, Breaking Travel News here chats to Eduardo López-Puertas, general director at the IFEMA Feria de Madrid, to find out more about the prestigious honour
Hard Rock International has announced a planned expansion to its hotel portfolio, with the opening of Hard Rock Hotel Madrid next year.
VP Hoteles has opened a new flagship property, VP Plaza España Design, in the very heart of Madrid. Located on the iconic Plaza España in the historic centre of Madrid, the stylish 214-room property places VP Hoteles, a family-owned hotel group, at the vanguard of art, design and architecture.
Generator will open its latest property in Madrid, Spain the spring this year. The launch will be the company’s 13th property and the second in Spain, adding to its portfolio of hostels in key international cites of London, Dublin, Barcelona, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Venice, Rome, Amsterdam, Hamburg and Berlin (Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg).
For the second year running, Madrid Visitors&Convention Bureau is taking part in the CIBTM convention tourism fair. Madrid has a firm belief in one of the international markets showing the highest tourism potential for the Spanish capital: China. For the second year in a row, Madrid Visitors&Convention Bureau, which is attached to the Arts, Sports and Tourism Department, is once again attending the CIBTM (the China Incentive, Business Travel&Meetings Exhibition: China National Convention Centre).
Las Vegas Casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. has chosen Madrid for a multi-billion dollar gambling resort project which has been dubbed “EuroVegas” and will be Europe’s biggest casino and conference centre. The latest plans for this exciting project were revealed by the company’s chairman and chief executive officer Sheldon Adelson at the Second Jerusalem International Tourism Summit.
A delegation from Seychelles Tourism Board comprising of the CEO, Alain St.Ange; director for Europe, Bernadette Willemin; head of International Cooperation, Ralph Hissen-Lee and tourism copywriter and consultant, Glynn Burridge paid a courtesy call on UNWTO head, Talib Rifai, on Friday 20 January after attending the FITUR tourism trade fair in Madrid, Spain.
Six potential bidders have emerged for Barajas Airport in Madrid and El Prat Airport in Barcelona as the Spanish government moves ahead with the sale of both properties. Officials at the public works ministry hope the sales will generate €5.3 billion as part of wider austerity measures in the Iberian destination.
Spanish government officials have approved the sale of airport authority Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea and stakes in 20-year concessions to operate Madrid-Barajas and Barcelona-El Prat airports.