Costa Almeria FITUR international travel fair promotion based on diverse offer for year-round tourism

APPEAL: The provincial tourist board highlighted the broad range of Almeria’s tourist offer. CREDIT: Diputacion de Almeria

YEAR-ROUND appeal was the key message underpinning the Almeria tourist destination promotion at this year’s FITUR international travel fair in Madrid.
The provincial tourist board has highlighted the diversity of the provincial offer, ranging from residential tourism, outdoor activities and culture to nature, science and cuisine, as well as the obvious attractions of sun and sand.
Diputacion de Almeria President Javier A. Garcia underlined the uniqueness of Almeria, which he said means it is a destination which can be enjoyed by visitors 12-months a year, and stressed the provincial administration’s work was centred on addressing the seasonal nature of tourism to the benefit of the tourist and hospitality trade sectors.
Garcia pointed to scientific and industrial tourism as one area with important potential, citing the Calar Alto observatory, the Tabernas solar energy plant and the intensive agriculture cultivations as examples as attractions which it is possible to visit.
Pulpi’s giant geode has attracted a great deal of attention among both travel sector professionals and members of the public at FITUR.
Among the other highlights at the Costa Almeria exhibition space this year have been the presentation for next summer’s Dreambeach staged on the beaches of Villaricos and Palomares, now one of the most important electronic music festivals in Europe.
Also Garrucha’s Gastronomy Festival focused on its famous red prawns and Mojacar’s Night of Candlelight, which last year brought 14,000 people to the village, and its Most Romantic Night, an initiative launched by the Prettiest Village in Spain network.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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