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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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Touristic street in old town Calpe

Calle Puchalt in Calpe’s old town has many things to offer: with its steps painted in the colors of the Spanish flag, it has long been a tourist attraction and Instagram hit. And look back on a long history.

Die Calle Puchalt in Calpes Altstadt übertrifft vieles: Mit ihren in den Farben der spanischen Flagge bemalten Treppenstufen ist sie längst eine Tourismus-Attraktion und ein Hit auf Instagram. Und sie blickt auf eine lange Geschichte zurück.

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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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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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The best tourist weekend since the start of the COVID pandemic leaves more than 15 million on the Costa Blanca

The massive arrival of national tourists raises the occupancy in Benidorm above 82%, with income close to 10 million – The province improves the forecast and is also close to 80%.

Hotels, restaurants and shops have touched occupancy and business figures similar to those of the precovid stage,

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Hotels on the Costa Blanca launch their own “Imserso” to attract and attract retirees from all over Europe

Businessmen improve prices and benefits to avoid closures when they find that there is demand.

Hotels on the Costa Blanca have decided to stand up to Imserso and have launched their own vacation programs that are marketed on their websites through the internet. The Servigroup chain, which has launched an offer whereby you can spend a week’s vacation from October 1 in a four-star hotel with full board, free parking and, among other benefits, free transfer to the airport or the station from Alicante AVE from 260 euros. Other groups such as Poseidon Hotels will also make this type of offers

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Mundosenior (touristic operator) launches offers trips for retirees on the Costa Blanca from 260 euros

Eight-day holidays on the Costa Blanca from 260 euros (full board and transport included). The program is made up of cultural circuits in Spain, circuits in Europe, trips to the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands, trips to the mainland coast and stays of five days in European capitals.

The cheapest options are the Spanish coast, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands. Customers can book trips from 230 euros without transport (260 with transport) to Andalucia (Malaga) and Costa Blanca. The other option is Salou, in Cataluña, with prices starting at 295 without transport and 325 with transport.