The Tourism Department of The Embassy of Spain in India organized a virtual press conference for the India market on April 20. Elisa Robles Fraga, Director – Tourism Office of Spain in Mumbai, India, delivered a presentation of the tourist offerings and highlighted top 10 reasons to visit Spain once the borders open.
She also shared the post-pandemic plans, protocols and guidelines, health and safety aspects that would make Spain a safe destination to visit. The conference also shed light of the recent launch of the website “Reactivatur” to facilitate aid to the Spanish tourism sector, as well as the preparation of a Sustainable Tourism Strategy, 2020-2030.
Spain is among top three worldwide destination for tourist arrivals, in the year 2019 Spain received 83 million visitors and from India we had 210,000 travellers.
“As we all know year 2020 was a challenging year for all destinations, however, Spain is confident that post pandemic, we will regain the lost ground. We are initiating Sustainable Tourism Strategy and also alongside currently in the process of undertaking various promotional steps, including social media initiatives, trade activations and various other promotions so that once international travel reignites, Spain is once again ready to welcome visitors,” she said.
Why Spain should be on your Bucket List
- The Cuisine of Spain is amazingly varied. The quality, creativity, and above all, flavour of Spain’s cuisine has earned it international fame and it is now one of the country’s main tourist attractions. Spain brings both tradition and innovation to its cuisine.
- Culture and Heritage in Spain: Did you know that Spain is the country with the third largest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world? Spain has a uniquely spectacular wealth of monuments, with more than 15,600 monuments, archaeological sites, gardens, and historical complexes that have been declared Properties of Cultural Interest (BIC).
- The history of Spain is extraordinarily valuable, and remains from the different civilisations, cultures, and historical eras that evolved on Spanish territory. There is a variety of phenomena with profound historical roots and its diversity which made Spain emerge as a unified state in modern European history.
- With Fascinating Nature and Landscapes, Spain epitomizes natural diversity, and has more UNESCO Biosphere Reserves than any other country in the world. In Spain you can find mountains, forests and valleys; as well as volcanoes, dunes and desert areas, marshlands, lakes, cliffs, waterfalls, canyons…Unique and valuable nature that needs and to be looked after.
- One of the best moments of any trip is taking time to plan the destinations, what to see, and of course, where to sleep. Spain has accommodations to suit every budget. Pick between luxury hotels, rural houses, unique accommodation, serviced flats, tourist apartments, hostels and camping sites.
- If you are passionate about sports, you will simply love Spain. Of course, Football, one of the most striking and important sport in the country, but just imagine, thousands of miles of hiking routes and bicycle tracks, perfect beaches for surfing and diving, horse riding routes along the coastline.
- Spain ranks 7th worldwide in infrastructures with largest state-of-the-art network of air, sea & land infrastructures by the Global Competitiveness Report (World Economic Forum); along with the 2019 DESI report (Digital Economy and Society Index) which ranks Spain eighth among countries best prepared for 5G technology deployment.
- With sufficient guarantee measures in place, Spain has 21 specific tourism protocol guides for different types of businesses with technical and health recommendations for safety.
- Spain is a country with a growing level of awareness towards environmental protection. The country maintains an active attitude towards global environmental protection, subscribing to numerous agreements for the global protection of nature and protocols to combat climate change and pollution. Spain aims for a Long-Term Sustainable Tourism Strategy by the year 2030.