First day at WTM’19: Benidorm with the Minister of Tourism, with ABTA and Jet2 Holidays
World Travel Market 2019 began, the first of the major tourism fairs in Europe, which closes the calendar of major tourism competitions and that has the highest interest of the sector due to the stressed situation regarding the application of Brexit, for the moment a decision postponed until January, and the aftermath of the closing of Thomas Cook.
Spain remains the leading destination for the British in 2020, according to ABTA, confirming the optimism that moves from the Spanish Tourism Office in London, focusing on maintaining connectivity between the United Kingdom and the Mediterranean and continuing with the traditional promotion , complementing it with the actions on-line, base of the new management of the vacations in all the markets, especially in the British market.
Today's day has elapsed between institutional contacts in Benidorm with the Minister of Tourism, Reyes Maroto, the President of the Generalitat, the Secretary of Tourism and the Director General of Tourism. "Physical presence of Benidorm - stressed the mayor Toni Pérez - accompanying the Valencian Community and the Spain Brand".
Next, work meetings have been held with ABTA, the Association of British Travel Agents, and with the staff of the tour operator Jet2 Holidays.
Toni Pérez synthesized both sessions, pointing out that “from the uncertainty that was felt a year ago in this fair we have gone on to improve expectations and prepare goals for 2020”. Benidorm, he insisted, remains strong and committed to the British market.
The highlight of this first day, said the mayor is that "we have shared certainties and confirmed the good evolution of the destination Benidorm." Toni Pérez has stressed that "Benidorm is a destination for everyone, has an unparalleled offer and is the place where everyone can find happiness." "And the British, enjoy their vacation," he concluded.
The mayor's agenda at the London Fair contains appointments for this afternoon and tomorrow's day with national and international Tourism officials.