International Travel Market EUROAL 2016 opens its 11th edition this thursday, until saturday 4 of june, in the Palacio de Congresos de Torremolinos – Costa del Sol with the active support of the World Tourism Organisation UNWTO. Opening ceremony will be chaired by the Mayor of Torremolinos (Host City), José Ortiz, with an ample representation of local and regional authorities, among them the president of the Diputación Provincial de Malaga and the Costa del Sol Tourism, Elias Bendodo. Opening speech will be in charge of Carlos Vogeler, Head of Member Relations at the World Tourism Organisation.
A total of 179 institutions, entities, exhibiting companies and their coexhibitors, 63 holiday tour operators, and 14 specialised MICE buyers have registered for the event, with a target to materialize more than 2.500 business contacts.
Countries from four continents, Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, as well as Middle East are sending their delegations to Torremolinos. Andalusia, hosting region, and the province of Malaga-Costa del Sol as the venue, will have a leading role in this promotion in international markets of the tour operators. Turismo Andaluz, Tourism and Promotion of the Costa del Sol, the Municipalities of the Western Costa del Sol, Eastern Costa del Sol and the Cordoba Subbetica, among others will play an active role in this event.
This event, open to the public, will be the scenario for four presentations of destinations and tourism products. The Dominican Republic will start promotional sessions in the opening day, thursday at 18.00. Friday will be the time for Nepal (13.00), IBERIA Airline will show for the first time to tour operators, its new routes to San Juan (Puerto Rico), Johannesburg, Tokio and Shangai (15.00), and finally, the City of Mayaguez in Puerto Rico (The other Caribbean) at 18.00.