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  • (21/01/2015)  

    50% of tourists travels to shop, a segment which will attract important fashion companies to FITUR SHOPPING

    Foto 50% of tourists travels to shop, a segment which will attract important fashion companies to FITUR SHOPPING

    Shopping tourism as a segment has one of the greatest potentials for growth in the sector, as 50% of people travelling in the world give shopping as the first or second reason for their trip, with this percentage rising even further among visitors from emerging countries. According to the World Tourism Organisation’s Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, “shopping tourism has gone from being a complementary factor to becoming consolidated as a primary reason for tourists choosing a particular destination, especially in markets such as China, Russia or Brazil”.

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  • (13/01/2015)  

    Sports tourism, amply represented among exhibitors, accounts for 32% of the global tourism industry

    Foto Sports tourism, amply represented among exhibitors, accounts for 32% of the global tourism industry

    Sports tourism accounts for 32% of the global tourism industry according to the data handled by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Furthermore, in Spain alone, more than 3 million tourists who come to our country attend a sports event and for more than 2.4 million of them the trip is mainly motivated by sports

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  • (13/01/2015)  

    Gulf tourists are interested in culture, health, business and shopping, all of them prominent segments at FITUR

    Foto Gulf tourists are interested in culture, health, business and shopping, all of them prominent segments at FITUR

    Tourists coming from the Gulf countries –registering a strong increase in arrivals in Spain in 2013—are especially interested in culture, health and wellbeing, business and shopping according to the data handled by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism. All these segments are amply represented at FITUR 2015, both through the multiple exhibitors present at the Trade Show and in the various specialised sections at the Event, essentially FITUR SHOPPING and FITUR HEALTH.

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  • (13/01/2015)  

    Semantic and location-aware applications will change the way trips are organised, as will be shown at FITURTECH 2015

    Foto Semantic and location-aware applications will change the way trips are organised, as will be shown at FITURTECH 2015

    Semantic, location-aware and macro-data apps will change the way trips are organised by favouring each tourist’s individual preferences, as suggested by the ‘SkyScanner 2024’ study and as will be demonstrated at FITURTECH 2015.

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  • (13/01/2015)  

    More than 80% of international tourists arrives in Spain by air, a mode represented by important airlines at the Trade Show

    Foto More than 80% of international tourists arrives in Spain by air, a mode represented by important airlines at the Trade Show

    More than 80% of international tourists arriving in Spain does so by air. In the month of October alone, the number of visitors arriving by air was 4.8 million, in other words 81.5% of arrivals according to the Frontur-Border Survey of Tourist Movements conducted by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism. And between January and October 2014, 46.5 million tourists used Spanish airports. In those 10 months, 10.7 million people came by road, representing 18.3% of the total.

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  • (29/12/2014)  

    Hotels could save 20% through energy efficiency tools, a highlight of FITURGREEN

    Foto Hotels could save 20% through energy efficiency tools, a highlight of FITURGREEN

    Energy expenditure carries very important weight for hotels, and having the right utilities contract and energy efficiency tools can provide them with savings of around 20%, as confirmed by various experts. In fact, sustainability will be one of the outstanding issues at FITUR 2015 to be analysed in depth at the specialised FITURGREEN section.

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  • (29/12/2014)  

    Growth in LGBT tourism more than doubles that of conventional tourism, as will become apparent at FITUR GAY

    Foto Growth in LGBT tourism more than doubles that of conventional tourism, as will become apparent at FITUR GAY

    Gay tourism (LGBT) is growing worldwide at an annual rate of 12%, more than double that of conventional tourism. Furthermore, this segment has become the first source of tourists across the globe in terms of expenditure, as it accounts for more than 15% of the total.

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  • (29/12/2014)  

    2.5 million travellers choose Spain for its rural tourism, a sustainable model that will be reflected at the Trade Show

    Foto 2.5 million travellers choose Spain for its rural tourism, a sustainable model that will be reflected at the Trade Show

    In Spain, rural tourism boasts 15,000 establishments, almost 140,000 beds, 2.5 million travellers accommodated and 6.9 million overnight stays according to the 2013 data handled by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism. This is a segment that contributes to geographic diversification, enhances the natural and cultural heritage in the rural environment and generates more than 21,000 direct jobs in this accommodation modality.

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  • (29/12/2014)  

    In the past six years, Spain has doubled its exports to Africa, a continent that is due to take centre stage at INVESTOUR

    Foto In the past six years, Spain has doubled its exports to Africa, a continent that is due to take centre stage at INVESTOUR

    Africa is turning into one of the world’s most dynamic continents and maintains increasingly close ties to our country. Proof of this is that Spanish exports to Africa have doubled in the past six years, growing at an annual rate of 11.7%, the highest growth rate in our exports to any region in the world. Moreover, according to the African Development Bank, during the 2010-2015 period seven of the ten countries with the highest economic growth rate will be in Africa.

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  • (05/12/2014)  

    Agreements in FITUR produce results such as boosting cruises in Andalusia, a region receiving 11% of passengers

    Foto Agreements in FITUR produce results such as boosting cruises in Andalusia, a region receiving 11% of passengers

    The agreements entered into by exhibitors during the staging of FITUR tend to produce important results during the rest of the year. One of those recently revealed is the boosting of cruises in Andalusia, a region which receives 11% of the passengers in this holiday segment.

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