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The smart tourist destination model of the Comunidad Valenciana is internationally recognized

Its objective is focused on emphasizing the importance of the use of indicators for smart planning and management, taking as a reference the system of indicators developed by Invat tur within the framework of the strategy led by Turisme Comunitat Valenciana and used by currently the destinations that are part of the Network of Smart Tourist Destinations of the Valencian Community (made up of 97 destinations). The results of the research show the need for destinations to plan their evolution within a framework of intelligent management hand in hand with indicators of sustainability, governance, accessibility, innovation, marketing and tourist information, areas that in turn constitute the challenges they face. current destinations

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Spain Permits Entry for Travellers From Third Countries With COVID-19 Recovery Certificates

Spain has relaxed a travel rule that previously only allowed fully vaccinated non-EU/EEA tourists to visit the country, to now also allow those who have had Covid-19 and can prove it with a recovery certificate.

The changes to non-essential travel were published in Spain’s state bulletin on Saturday 26 February and come into force immediately.

It means that tourists from third countries (non-EU/EEA) who have recovered from Covid-19 in the past six months can now visit Spain even if they are not fully vaccinated or if their Covid vaccination certificate has expired because they haven’t had a booster shot.

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Costa Blanca and Benidorm reinforce their promotion strategy for LGTBQ+ tourism

The Costa Blanca and the Visit Benidorm Foundation will strengthen their joint promotion strategy in the LGTBQ+ segment by attending the most important events in Spain and Europe focused on this group whose growth.

The calendar planned by both organizations for the coming months, as long as the sanitary measures allow it, contemplates their participation in various festivals, fairs and national events such as the Village Pride in Barcelona, ​​which will take place from June 24 to 26, or the Madrid Pride, which will take place from July 1 to 3, which will be attended in coordination with GVA Turisme. In addition, together they will also lead the organization of the Benidorm

Pride that will be held next September. “The Benidorm Pride, which reaches its tenth edition, has established itself as a great event within the international Pride circuit and offers a whole week of activities, parades and shows in various parts of the city,” said Toni Pérez.

On a European level, Costa Blanca and Benidorm will focus their attention on the German market and, to this end, they will attend, together with Turespaña, the Christofer Street Days -CSD- in Cologne (on July 3), Berlin (on July 22 ) and Hamburg (on August 5, 6 and 7). Likewise, the two tourist entities are expected to participate in the workshop of the annual global convention of the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association, which in 2022 will take place in Milan from October 26 to 29 with the presence of agents, companies and tour operators. specialized in this segment from all over the world.

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Travel to Spain made easier for British families

From Monday (February 14) British youngsters aged between 12 and 17 years old no longer have to show a Covid vaccination certificate to enter Spain.

A statement from the Spanish Embassy in the UK noted that they can present a negative Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (PCR test or similar) taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain instead of the certificate.

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Xmas and New Year’s Eve 2021: Warm and good weather in Costa Blanca area

In the central hours of Friday, New Year’s Eve, values are expected in many locations in the province of 24 and 25 degrees, very spring and almost summer, as a result of the entry of Saharan air, explains the director of the Laboratory of Climatology of the University of Alicante. That is to say, a farewell to the year in the style of the Canary Islands, where many people drink the grapes and celebrate the New Year on the beach.

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Restaurants and hotels packed in Benidorm for a record-breaking holiday bridge in December

The city hangs the entire poster in some establishments, which plan to equal or exceed the historic figures for 2019. The December Bridge is one of the most anticipated of the year. And more, as it happens in 2021, if five days come together. A date that has caused many Benidorm hotels to put up the full poster for these dates (among those that are still open) and that the hotel business has a large number of reservations until Wednesday.

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Spain will only allow vaccinated British tourists to enter from December 1

British tourists can only enter if they are fully vaccinated. Until now travelers with negative CPR or who had passed the disease could enter. In order for a British tourist to travel from Bristol to Alicante to spend the Christmas holidays in Benidorm, they must be vaccinated against the covid. As of next December 1, Spain will only allow the entry of people from the United Kingdom with a vaccination certificate and not with negative diagnostic tests or having overcome the disease as it admitted until now.