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03 Nov AVE Cities Network is present in GEM 2017

AVE Cities Network is present in GEM 2017, Global European Marketplace, organized by ETOA (European Tourism Association), association of which it is a member, promoting its tourism offer with its Avexperience and Renfe Spain Pass products, in addition to its destinations, for expand client and market portfolio.

The program of this event, which is held until Saturday, focuses on the Chinese market. A particularly interesting market for Spain, considering how much it has increased in just over a decade. In fact, in 2016, according to data from the INE, 374,000 people from China visited our country compared to 26,000 in 2004. A tourist profile with a good predisposition to spend and to buy.

It is the first time that the Network has gone to the GEM, after its signing of membership with ETOA, which will participate in a B2B workshop that gathers more than 200 buyers of international trips and about 350 European suppliers in 32 preprogrammed appointments. More than 7,000 business meetings are planned in a single day. He will also hold meetings with agencies such as Expedia, Railbookers, Happytours, Kuoni Global Travel Services, Select Travel Services and other tour operators with whom he will do networking sessions.

The destination association will also attend traditional Gala Dinner, parallel to the GEM and offered by ETOA, which is estimated to be attended by more than 200 members of the European Tourism Association, and represents a great opportunity to continue strengthening contacts in a more relaxed and relaxed atmosphere.

International impulse

In addition to the promotion at the 2017 GEM in London, in the near future, Ave Cities Network will defend its tourism proposal to get to know Spain in  WTM London, ETOA City Fair in London or lBTM World in Barcelona, ​​among others.

In this 2017, the Network is reinforcing its international projection in USA, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, China and, at European level, it is focusing the United Kingdom, France or Italy.

AVE Cities Network

AVE Cities Network is the association of tourist destinations in Spain connected by the High Speed ​​that was created with the aim of promoting the cities that integrate it under a common strategy, as well as its Renfe Spain Pass and Avexperience products. Currently, the Network of AVE Cities is chaired by Seville and consists of the cities of Albacete, Alicante, Antequera, Barcelona, ​​Calatayud, Ciudad Real, Cordoba, Cuenca, Leon, Lleida, Madrid, Malaga, Ourense, Palencia, Puertollano, Segovia, Seville, Tarragona, Toledo, Valencia, Valladolid, Villanueva de Córdoba, Villena, Zamora and Zaragoza, which are full members, as well as Elche, Granada, Murcia and Talavera de la Reina as adhered cities.

To facilitate the trip to tourists visiting Spain and who come from other countries, Renfe articulates the Renfe Spain Pass service, linked in a special way to the Network. A new way of traveling that facilitates travel, with flexibility, being able to know several destinations of the Ave Cities Network in the same getaway. You can choose as many trips as you wish (4, 6, 8 or 10) and buy them up to 6 months in advance. Renfe Spain Pass is available in two categories (Tourist and Business) and for two age groups (children and adults); includes all AVE trains as well as long and medium distance trains. The places are booked through the Internet, travel agencies or stations.