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The special mention of 'Ciudad de Benidorm' awards will go to the former regional secretary of Tourism of the Generalitat, Francesc Colomer

Benidorm will reward Informativos Antena 3 and the journalists Francisco José Benito and Michelle Baker on Tourism Day

19 September 2023
Día Mundial del Turismo en Benidorm
Día Mundial del Turismo en Benidorm

Benidorm City Council will award the 'Ciudad de Benidorm' Tourism Awards to Informativos Antena 3 and the journalists Francisco José Benito and Michelle Baker, in the International, National, and Local categories of these awards respectively. This was agreed this Tuesday by the Board of Spokespersons at the proposal of the mayor, Toni Pérez; along with the inclusion of the Special Mention of these awards to the former regional Secretary of Tourism of the Generalitat Valenciana, Francesc Colomer.

As usual, these awards will be presented at an institutional event that will take place on September 27, coinciding with International Tourism Day. Previously, on Monday the 25th, the proposal will be approved by the plenary session of the Corporation.

The Antena 3 television network, through its daily news programs, always pays special attention to the world of tourism and its impact on Spanish society and economy as a whole, recognizing the specific weight of Benidorm as a destination by making it the protagonist of many of its pieces. about the industry. Its truthful information, which through its platforms has an international reach, is a benchmark.

Born in Bilbao, F.J. Benito has been a staunch defender of the tourist benefits of Benidorm and the entire province of Alicante in the last three decades from the pages of the newspaper INFORMACIÓN until his recent withdrawal from it. His articles have reached every corner of Spain through the different newspapers that make up the Prensa Ibérica group, which currently has the greatest national presence.

A contributor to various British media outlets, Michelle Baker's work during the pandemic and in the recovery of tourism was especially notable, as she kept the British population informed about the situation in our country on her YouTube channel. Benidorm, reminding them of the main attractions of its tourist offer and encouraging them to visit the city once mobility restrictions are lifted.

Finally, the Special Mention will also serve to recognize the work of the former regional Secretary of Tourism Francesc Colomer, who from 2015 to 2023 was in charge of the tourism policies of the Generalitat Valenciana and whose work in defense of the tourist interests of Benidorm has been commendable.