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In May 2013, Spain welcomed 5.8 million international tourists, representing a 7.4 per cent year on year increase. For the same period, the UK saw a 9.3 per cent yearly increase in visitors to Spain and accounted for well over a quarter of all international visitors.
Adrian Hoteles has appointed Hume Whitehead to look after its public relations in the UK. The agency has been tasked with raising the profile of all three hotels and establishing the brand in the United Kingdom.
Thousands of people in the popular Spanish holiday resort of Marbella have been evacuated as forest fires continue to threaten the region. A seven-mile wide section of forest surrounding the Mediterranean resort is presently ablaze, with hundreds of firefighters on the scene.
A general strike has been called in Spain with warnings transportation in the country, including aviation, could be significantly disrupted. The strike may affect public transport as the two largest trade unions in the country walk out in protest over government austerity measures.
The 2012 official World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations will be held in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain on 27 September 2012. Under the theme “Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development”, WTD 2012 highlights the need to bring the tourism sector and energy stakeholders closer together to spur tourism’s contribution to sustainability.
United Nations World Tourism Organisation secretary general, Taleb Rifai, has met with the Spanish minister Tourism, José Manuel Soria, to discuss the role of tourism in the national recovery. Congratulating minister Soria on his recent appointment, Rifai spoke of the relevance of basing UNWTO, the United Nations specialised agency for tourism, in Spain, one of the world’s leading tourism destinations.
Q3 Marketplace Report from HomeAway.co.uk reveals Spain as top destination for summer 2011 and growth in rentals market in Thailand and Dubai.
The Tourist Office of Spain has engaged Global Advertising Strategies to carry out digital and social media initiatives in the United States. With Global’s help, the body hopes to focus on solidifying Spain’s position as one of the leading destinations for the upscale traveller interested in the country’s unique blend of modern luxury and rich historical legacy.
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.