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SPAIN - Valencia - SPIA COOP V
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CEO: Patricia Murray.
B. Sc. (Communication) Navarra University - Pamplona, SPAIN.
M. A. (Communication) Valencia University - Valencia, SPAIN.
M. Sc. (Journalism) Columbia University - New York, USA.

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population 5 million - plus 22 million tourists in 2013 - 6 million of them international tourists


GLOBAL RUSSIA BUSINESS MEETING IN VALENCIA

HORASIS, the Global Visions Community, Switzerland, held the fifth edition of its leadership event "Global Russia Business Meeting" in the Convention Centre (Palau de Congresos) in Valencia, with over 300 business leaders attending. Dr. Frank-Jürgen Richter, chairman of HORASIS, opened the session with Rita Barbera, Mayoress of Valencia offering a warm welcome to the many foreign visitors present.

Alberto Fabra, President of the Valencian Government, spoke of the 45% increase of Russian tourists to the Valencian Region during 2013 (almost 120,000), with expectations of an even greater increase in 2014. He pointed out that the Valencia Region is an excellent opportunity for Russian companies and investors to open and develop new markets. The President also stressed the free land being offered by his government in industrial estates, to enable companies settle here.

President Fabra went on to mention the several ports Valencia has on the Mediterranean, two international airports, its motorways and High Velocity Trains, with a forthcoming Mediterranean Corridor that will transport goods from the south of Spain to northern Russia.

Russia is ranked the 6th world economy and the 2nd most important receptor of Valencian exports after the European Union, and Valencia is the 2nd region in Spain that exports to Russia, mainly ceramics, cars, and food products. On the other hand, Russia was the 5th major foreign investor in the Valencian Region in 2013, an increase of 11% compared to previous years.


VALENCIA PROVINCIAL TOURISM IN BARCELONA

Valencia, Terra i Mar, the Provincial Patronage of Tourism of the Valencia County Council, had a stand at the International Tourism Show in Catalonia (SITC).

Among the rural towns represented were Gandia, Cullera, El Puig de Santa Maria, Algemesi, and Ayora, and the County Council distributed the new tourist guides printed for 2014, that include guides to castles, nature trails, etc.


NEW TOURIST TRAIN TRAVELS FROM VALENCIA TO JATIVA

Alfonso Rus, chairman of the Valencia County Council and Mayor of Jativa, and Ernesto Sanjuan, County Council Deputy of Tourism, welcomed the 260 passengers aboard the first Tourist Train that travelled from Valencia to Jativa, with the sponsorship of the Valencia County Council and Spanish Railways - Renfe.

 

In Jativa, the passengers, that included Valencian people and foreigners, toured the city escorted by professional tour guides, and sampled the local cuisine with the speciality, baked rice.

Tickets for the Tourist Train cost 4.80 euros y the special menu offered at the destination, costs between 9.50 euros and 18 euros.

The next County Council Tourist Train will travel from Valencia to Cullera on the 26th April.


TOMATO FESTIVAL IN BUÑOL

This year the 69th "TOMATINA" or "Tomato Festival" will commence at 11;00 a,m, on Wednesday the 27th August.

The TOMATINA takes place in Valencia, in a fairly narrow street in the small town of Buñol that boasts a population of 10,000 inhabitants, and consists in a battle in which people of all ages hurl tons of ripe tomatoes at one another. Entrance tickets cost Euro10. In 2013 a total of 40,00 participated in the tomato battle.

The Festival and Festival Poster (here on the left), were presented to the press by Rafael Perez, Councillor of Communication for the Tomatina (seated below second from the right), accompanied by Joaquin Masmano, Mayor of Buñol (seated second from the left), and Vicente Sanfeliu, manager of Socarrat Studio (seated extreme right), the advertising agency for the Tomatina.

Novelties this year for the Tomatina include a macro concert on Tuesday the 26th August with tickets selling for Euro15, and a ten hours concert with electronic music on the night of Wednesday the 27th. These will take place in a space with capacity for 6,000 spectators.

CHILDREN'S TOMATINA

On Saturday the 23rd August, a children's Tomatina will take place at 12.00 noon.

No cans or bottles will be allowed into either the tomato battle or either of the concerts.


""MY VISION OF EUROPE" BY PRESIDENT ALBERTO FABRA

Alberto Fabra, President of the Valencian Government, delivered an address with the title "My Vision of Europe" as part of the information being offered to citizens by the People's Party as a run-up to the European elections to take place in Spain the 25th May.

For Alberto Fabra the most important factor for economic recuperation is tourism, as Spain, in 2013, received 60.6 million tourists who spent 59,000 million Euro during their stay.


ANECOOP CELEBRATES ITS XXIX GENERAL ASSEMBLY

 

Alberto Fabra, President of the Valencian Government, was guest of honour at the celebrations for the XXIX General Assembly of the Anecoop Co-operative, the first fruit and vegetable co-operative on the Mediterranean.

President Fabra also said Anecoop generates over 22,000 jobs in the Valencian Region, and congratulated Juan Safont, chairman for the last eleven years, of Anecoop, leader on the Spanish market of fruit and vegetables trade.


TOURISM MERIT MEDALS AND PLAQUES AWARDS 2013

 

Alberto Fabra, President of the Valencian Government (above), hosted the Tourism Medals and Plaques Awards ceremony that this year for the first time was celebrated outside Madrid. Guest of honour was Jose M. Soria, Spanish Minister of Industry, Energy, and Tourism, who was accompanied by the President of the Balearic Isles.

In 2013 Spain received a record of 60,6 million international tourists who spent 59,082 million Euro, a 9.6% increase when compared to 2012. Of these, 6 million of the 22 million tourists who visited Valencia in 2013, were international tourists.

The Tourism Medal for Innovation Merit was awarded to Jose G. Diaz, Founder of the Hotel Technological Institute.

The Sustainable and Quality Tourist Merit Medal was won by Enrique L. Larroque, Luis Lopez, Javier Lopez, owners of the Hacienda de Abajo Hotel in Isla de la Palma.

The Plaque for Public-Private Collaboration to Modernise Mature Tourist Destinations went to the Living Project on the Costa del Sol, while that for Emerging Tourist Destination was won by the Benasque Valley.

Maria M. Pol, deceased, was given a posthumous medal for Extraordinary Service to Tourism.

Alfredo Bataller, owner of the Hotel Sha Wellness Clinic in Altea, Alicante, won the Medal for Promotion, and Amancio Lopez, Chairman of the Hotusa Hotels Chain with headquarters in Barcelona the Medal for Internationalisation.

In the photo below, President Fabra and Minister Soria congratulate one of the winners, while the photo below that depicts the group standing out on the balcony of the Veles i Vents building where the ceremony took place, overlooking the Juan Carlos Royal Marina.

 


VALENCIAN GOVERNMENT

 

Alberto Fabra, President of the Valencian Government, carried out a major shuffle in his government, reducing the number of Councillors from thirteen to eight.

From left to right in the front row are: Juan C. Moragues, Councillor of the Treasury and the Civil Service; Jose Ciscar, vice-president of the Valencian Government and Councillor of Agriculture; President Fabra; Maximo Buch, Councillor of Industry, Trade, Tourism, and Employment; and Maria J. Catala, Councillor of Culture, Education, and Sports.

On the back row from left to right are: Asuncion Sanchez, Councillor of Social Services; Manuel Llombart, Councillor of Public Health; Isabel Bonig, Councillor of Infrastructures, the Environment and Water; and Serafin Castellano, Councillor of Government and Justice.

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