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NEWS SNIPPETS FROM VALENCIA

Population 5 million - plus 23.2 million tourists in 2015 - more than 6.5 million of them international tourists

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TOURISM NEWS 2016

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NEW MANAGEMENT OBSERVATORY IN COUNTY COUNCIL TOURISM

Pilar Moncho Tourism Deputy of the Valencia County Council, presided the Managing Board of the Tourism Patronage, during which the new Management Observatory was created to control tourism activity through 2019 with Divalterra, S. A. taking over the management.

Plans for the immediate future include FAM Trips from the Chinese market, a stand at the British Birdwatching Fair in Rutland Waters Nature Reserve in August, the publication of new tourism guides for beaches, bicycle tourism, nature parks, social marketing, and the incorporation of the tourism information offices in the Integral Programme of Equality, as well as the continuance of the summer agenda of "Cinema on the Beaches", and quality certificates for beaches, along with a new promotional video.

During the meeting agreements were also reached regarding grants and annual accounts.


TRAVEL AGENTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TO ATTEND VALENCIA SUMMIT

November 2017 is the date established for the fourth summit that will draw the chairpersons of travel agencies from around the world to Valencia, and arrangements are already under way to make it a success. In the above photo members of various government bodies held the first meeting to start the ball rolling.

Among the personalities present were Francesc Colomer, Valencian Government Autonomic Secretary of Tourism - third from the right, who sits with Juan Calabuig, Deputy Mayor of Valencia City Hall on his right, and Pilar Moncho, Tourism Deputy of the Valencia County Council (on his left).

Rafael Gallego, chairman of the Spanish Confederation of Travel Agencies is in the centre on the left while to his left is Vicente Blasco, chairman of the Valencian Hotel Association.

Antonio Bernabe from the Valencia Tourism Agency is on the left at the other end of the table, and Pau Perez, manager of the Valencia County Council Patronage of Tourism is sitting first on the right.

In the photo below, Mr. Bernabe, Mr. Gallego, Mr. Colomer, and Ms. Moncho, hold a press conference in which they explain that some 100 associations are expected to be represented at the Tourism Summit, 85 of them international, and they expressed the wonderful opportunity this will be to open the tourism attraction to the visitors, as well as invite them to participate in some planned events and partake of the local gastronomy.

A workgroup will also be set up at the Summit to organize trips related to The Silk Road that starts out in Xi'An in China and terminates in Valencia, Spain.

Iberia Airlines, the Amadeus Technology Company, AVIS car rentals, and ALSA coaches, as well as other companies, will be sponsors of the Summit.


500 YEARS OLD SILK COLLEGE BUILDING - RESTORED

 

The College of Superior Silk Art in Valencia has been upgraded thanks to funds donated by the Hortensia Herrero Foundation that comprises Hortensia Herrero, her husband Juan Roig owner of the Valencia supermarket chain MERCADONA, and their four daughters.

The land was purchased by the Silk Guild in 1492 and the College was built two years later although a modernization of the building was carried out in 1776. At present it contains the oldest and most extensive archives of the Silk Guild in Europe that comprises 48 parchments, 660 books, and 97 file boxes of documents.

The College was restored by a team led by Valencian architect Bernardo Aranda and restoration expert Javier Catala, with the Bertolin Group charged with undertaking the reconstruction, working with a budget of nearly two million Euro. The three years restoration involved 68,000 hours of work, using 7,500 ceramic tiles, 300 books, and 7,200 plates of fine silver.

In the above photo, Hortensia Herrero poses with her husband Juan Roig standing just behind her, with Valencian Government President Ximo Roig on his left, and two of her daughters, and Juan Ribo, Mayor of Valencia City is standing to her right.

The Senior (Alicia Moreno) and junior (Sofia Soler) Fallas Queens smile beside the Mayor, while the 84 years old last silk weaver, Vicente Enguidanos peeks out between them, and Vicente Genoves, chairman of the College of Superior Silk Art is next to him, the Valencian Government Councillor of Culture Vicente Marza stands at the front (without a tie), Deputy Mayor Juan Calabuig grins at the back, and Jose M. Chiquillo, recently elected chairman of the worldwide Silk Road Programme, barely manages to get into the photo.

Hortensia Herrero wore a most unusual dress designed by Marca de Diego, composed of front and back over-panels made up of silk scarves bearing a reproduction of the design from the ceramic tiles on the floor of the Hall of Fame of the College of Superior Silk Art.

In the photo below, the distinguished guests are treated to an exhibition of silk making by the "last" weaver, 84 years old Vicente Enguidanos.

    

Regional Fair

Valencia Bullring

13th to 15th May 2016


COUNTY COUNCIL TOURISM FAIR IN VALENCIA BULLRING

Ximo Puig, President of the Valencian Government (right above) visited the Fair.

Jorge Rodriguez, chairman of the Valencia County Council (centre above) next to vice chairperson Maria J. Amigo, and County Council Deputy of Tourism, Pilar Moncho.

Visitors to the Fair over the weekend will be entertained with regular expositions of the Algemesi "Dance of the Sticks" below and left, and by performances by brass bands and groups of drums.

The Provincial Tourism Fair was inaugurated in the Valencian Bullring at 06:00 p.m. on Friday the 13th May, with a demonstration of the Stick Dance from Algemesi.

On Friday the tourist information stands closed at 09:00 p.m. while the gastronomy stands closed at 11:00 p.m.

Saturday the 14th May, opening hours for the stands will be from 11:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m., and from 04:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m.

The gastronomy stands will open from 11:00 a,m to 11:00 p.m.

Sunday the 15th May, the tourism stands will open from 11:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. and from 04:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m.

The gastronomy stands will open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

A total of 50 stands with leaflets of their tourism offer and samples of local gastronomy, will occupy the area outside the Bullring, while there will be four zones within the Bullring offering tourism and culture information on coastal beach towns, as well as stands where visitors may buy tapas (food tidbits) and glasses of drinks, for around 1.5 Euro a sample.

The Valencia County Council has offered a subsidy of 150,000 Euro to pay 50% of the cost of the promotional event.

All visitors travelling to the Fair by the Renfe local trains will receive a small gift (baseball cap, etc.,) by presenting their train ticket at the promotional stand of the Fair.

 

The Valencia Bullring (above) - All photos by Abulaila.


PROVINCIAL TOURISM BOOST IN VALENCIA NEXT WEEKEND

Pilar Moncho, Tourism Deputy of the Valencia County Council, accompanied by Pau Perez, manager of the Valencia County Council Patronage of Tourism, presented the Provincial Tourism Fair that will be inaugurated in the Valencian Bullring at 06:00 p.m. on Friday the 13th May, with a demonstration of the Stick Dance from Algemesi.

On Friday the tourist information stands will close at 09:00 p.m. while the gastronomy stands will close at 11:00 p.m.

Saturday the 14th May, opening hours for the stands will be from 11:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m., and from 04:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m.

The gastronomy stands will open from 11:00 a,m to 11:00 p.m.

Sunday the 15th May, the tourism stands will open from 11:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. and from 04:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m.

The gastronomy stands will open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

A total of 50 stands with samples of their tourism offer and samples of local gastronomy, will occupy the area outside the Bullring, while there will be four zones within the Bullring offering tourism and culture information on coastal beach towns, as well as stands where visitors may buy tapas (food tidbits) and glasses of drinks, for around 1.5 Euro a sample.

The Valencia County Council has offered a subsidy of 150,000 Euro to pay 50% of the cost of the promotional event.

All visitors travelling to the Fair by the Renfe local trains will receive a small gift (baseball cap, etc.,by presenting their train ticket at the promotional stand of the Fair.


22 MILLION EURO FOR VOLVO OCEAN RACE 2020 AND ALSO FOR 2023

Ximo Puig, President of the Valencian Government (second from the left above), announced a grant of 22 million Euro for the Volvo Ocean Race that will leave from Alicante Port in 2020 and another 22 million Euro for the 2023 edition, and said that through this funding, Alicante Port will receive important publicity, as will the Valencian Region.

President Pug announced this after meeting with Gabriel Echevarri, Mayor of Alicante, Juan A. Gisbert, chairman of the Port Authority of Alicante, and Antonio Rodes, general manager of the Valencian Region Theme Projects Society - (SPT).

The budget for the 2017 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race will be adjusted as much as possible to avoid the deficit of the event under previous governments.

In President Puig's opinion, the Volvo Ocean Race should not be a stage for individual promotion but should serve to promote sport, Alicante, tourism, culture, and trade, through the window on the world the event offers.

              

 


ADVICE TO TOURISTS VISITING THE VALENCIAN REGION

Warnings on the beach. GREEN, YELLOW, and RED flags, alert swimmers as to conditions at sea.

When the GREEN FLAG is aloft it means that is is SAFE to swim in the sea and there is no danger of drowning
The YELLOW FLAG indicates CAUTION as there are strong ebbs and some danger of drowning
When the RED FLAG is up it is forbidden to swim as there is grave DANGER of being swept out to sea

Practically all beaches on the Valencian coast have lifesavers and first aid services. Tourists should be aware that most lifesavers sit on a platform aloft the beach and beside each lifesaver there is a flagpole where each day the lifesaving team hoists a flag to indicate the state of the sea that particular day.

A calm sea does not always mean safety, as there may be undercurrents, so swimmers should keep a close watch on the daily flags as these may change over the course of the day depending on the state of the sea.

Please pay attention to the TIMES the lifesavers are on duty. Most beaches offer this lifesaver service from 11:00 a,m, to 08:00 p.m. but as each beach depends on the local Town Hall, the time may vary. Public swimming pools are also obliged to have lifesavers who have to follow a fixed timetable.

Also, if you have been consuming alcoholic drinks or sunbathing, you should not dive into the sea where there is deep water. Walk in from the edge or take a shower if there is one on the beach. This is to gradually lower the body temperature because plunging into cold water can cause a shock and result in cardiac arrest.

The same applies if you are staying in an apartment or a hotel and have the use of a swimming pool. Never dive in after sunbathing or drinking alcohol. Get under the shower first. This, apart from hygienic reasons also serves to lower the body temperature.

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