By John Smith •
Published: 06 Feb 2024 • 8:23
Promoting Almeria tourism in Granada
Credit: Mojacar Council
Although one tends to think of promotion of tourism as being something to attract those from overseas or the other end of Spain, councils in Almeria have taken a different view.
On February 2, tourism councillors from Almeria, Mojacar, Nijar, Roquetas de Mar and Vera travelled to Granada to speak to travel agents and others who can direct tourist traffic to the province.
Mojacar Councillor María Gracia Alarcón spoke in depth about Mojacar’s tourism campaign, offers and activities for 2024.
With a boost of €4.5 million from the Sustainability Plan she explained that this was “a great help for the fight against seasonality, an increase in the quality of the tourism experience and an improvement in the use of our multiple resources.”
One area that Mojacar is concentrating on is sports tourism which doesn’t have to rely on the summer season but is an ideal getaway not just for families but professional teams in winter training camps or in preparation for national or international competitions.
In addition, she claimed that Mojacar with its festivals, restaurants of high standard, membership of the Most Beautiful Villages in Spain Association and the added bonus of the beaches is the ideal holiday spot.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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