The Port of Seville has been the setting for an unprecedented event in the field of blue tourism: the forum “OPEN INNOVATION: A DEVELOPMENT TOOL FOR BLUE TOURISM”. This meeting brought together the main players in the nautical and port sector, with a special focus on innovation and digital transformation, key elements for the future of this industry.
Cruises, sports, innovation, talent, sustainability and social commitment. The International Tourism Fair is putting the spotlight on the industry’s specialisation by consolidating its most successful sections in order to offer visitors a varied and multidisciplinary offer.
Belfast City Airport has announced plans to introduce new flights to Alicante in the summer of 2024, operated by easyJet. The service will commence on May 24, 2024, with flights scheduled for Thursdays and Sundays. The addition of this European summer destination marks significant growth for Belfast City Airport, which has been expanding its partnership with easyJet in recent years.
Once exclusively known as Spain’s main party island, Ibiza has been growing its sports and wellness offering, to become a burgeoning tourism hotspot for athletic travellers and avid sports fans. Unique for its beautiful landscape of golden beaches, rolling hills, pine forests, lush mountains and warm climate with 300 days of sunshine a year, Ibiza is embracing the great outdoors with a diverse array of exciting sports events taking place in 2024.
The Government will place particular emphasis on promoting cultural and active tourism on the islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera The Balearic Islands will continue their efforts to distribute tourism throughout the year through key tourism pillars
From January up until the end of September 2023, Spain received 66.5 million international arrivals, up 18.8% year-on-year, and 0.6% below pre-pandemic levels in 2019. The main inbound tourism markets were the United Kingdom, representing around 13.8 million arrivals, France with almost 9.4 million arrivals and Germany, with almost 8.5 million arrivals.
A new strategy for managing tourism on Majorca is to be unveiled this week during World Travel Market. The Balearic island’s tourism board and its council under new leadership will present the plans to UK and international markets.
The 7th UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism, set to take place in La Rioja, Spain, from November 22-24, 2023, will focus on the future of sustainable wine tourism. Co-organized by UNWTO, the Government of La Rioja, and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Spain, the conference will address key themes such as innovation in blending tradition and technology, skills development, the role of data in shaping wine tourism, governance and partnerships, sustainability, and rural development.
The Region of Valencia announces its theme for 2024 “sustainability” at WTM. In a landmark move the region has committed to joining the World Tourism Organisation and will adhere to its Global Code of Ethics for Tourism (GCET). T