29 Nov AVE Cities Network is promoted for the first time in the IBTM of Barcelona, the great MICE tourism fair
From today until Thursday, the Network of AVE Cities presents, for the first time, its tourist offer (“Avexperience Getaway” and Renfe Spain Pass) and its 29 destinations in the IBTM Barcelona. It is one of the most important international fairs at the moment that focuses its program on a sector that continues to grow, the MICE sector (business trips, incentives, congresses and events).
An excellent opportunity for Ciudades Ave to continue reinforcing its international projection and positioning itself in the meetings and events industry, since more than 15,000 professionals from all over the world are expected to participate, including agencies, hotel chains, tourism offices and Destinations. In addition, this fair includes some 3,000 exhibitors from 150 countries that will have some 70,000 scheduled appointments.
Among the most important appointments made by the Network, within the framework of this fair, is the meeting that will be held with Air India with whom it intends to sign a collaboration agreement. The Indian issuing market is increasingly active and Spain is among the countries demanded by tourists from that country, so this agreement is essential to present the attractions of the destinations as well as the products of this association to Indian tourists who come of holidays to our country.
The organization of the IBTM has chosen Barcelona for the celebration of this fair, which celebrates 30 years, for the fair facilities that the Ciudad Condal has, its capacity to promote major events worldwide and for its many tourist attractions. There are several countries and continents that participate, for the first time, in this event: Iran, Africa, Kazakhstan, Russia. Edinburgh and Japan.
Network of AVE Cities
The Network of AVE Cities 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.