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THE FIRST DIGITAL PUBLICATION IN THE VALENCIAN REGION

http://www.valenciaworld.com 
SPAIN - Valencia - SPIA COOP V
CIF: F 984 78 563
Co-operative Register: CV 2385
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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VALENCIA WORLD 2014

NEWS SNIPPETS FROM VALENCIA

Population 5 million - plus 23.2 million tourists in 2014 - more than 6 million of them international tourists

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WOMEN PHOTOJOURNALISTS ORGANISE EXHIBITION

 

With the title "Lenses: different stories of women" eleven Valencian women photojournalists will launch an unusual exhibition of sixty-six samples of their work on the 10th March in the La Nau Cloister in the University of Valencia.

From left to right, they are; Eva Ripoll, Raquel Abulaila, Almudena Torres, Eva Mañez, Consuelo Chambo, Irene Marsilla, Amparo Simo, Monica Torres, Marga Ferrer, Emma Ferrer, and Provi Morillas, The photo is by German Caballero.

Throughout 2014, each of the eleven photographers followed closely the life and activities of one woman in Valencia, and the six photos each lady presents at the exhibition, are fruit of this observation.

The women represented in the photo exhibition are: Esther, a soloist in the Orchestra of Valencia; Aissatou, a Senegalese woman looking to settle in Valencia; Maleni, a gypsy who attends university; Begoña, a lorry driver, Paca with six children, ten grandchildren and a husband of fifty years; Fide, who suffers a rare disease; Maider, a football player and a figure in female football; Rosa, a farmer, entrepreneur, mother, and fighter; Elena, a dentist who works as a volunteer; Paula, a middle-class activist, worker, and single mother, who is fighting eviction; and Elvira, a woman who suffers from crystal bones.

The exhibition will close the 26th April.


GREEN LIGHT FOR FALLAS 2015

 

The senior and junior Fallas Queens and their Dames of Honour participated (below) from the top of the Serrano Towers, in the official CRIDA in which Rita Barbera, Mayoress of Valencia, accompanied by the Alder persons of City Hall and Alberto Fabra, President of the Valencian Government, CALLS to all citizens of Valencia to participate in the forthcoming FALLAS fiestas.

After the CRIDA, all the Falleras went to the nearby Basilica of Valencia, where they paid tribute to the Virgin of Waifs and Strays, Patroness of Valencia, (photo above).


COUNTY COUNCIL TOURIST OFFICE PROMOTES VENTA DEL MORO TOWN

The town of Venta del Moro will be promoted at the Valencia County Council Tourist Office located on the corner of Poeta Querol and Barcas Street, in Valencia between the 18th and the 21st February.

Venta del Moro will offer information on its nature trails, scenic routes, archaeological and paleontological finds, its Nature Park of Las Hoces del Cabriel, rafting on the river of the Cabriel river, and also the lodgings available in the area.

Opening hours at the Tourist Information Office are as follows:

From 10:00 a.m. to 02Ñ30 p.m. and from 04:00 p.m. to 07:00 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Saturday.

This Tourist Information Office has a wide range of brochures covering most areas of the province of Valencia, and almost every week one town or another offers samples of its gastronomy, handcrafts, and other information for tourists.


STARS AND STRIPES IN THE ETHNOLOGICAL MUSEUM

At 06:00 p.m. the 19th February, a guided tour in English will take place around the "Stars and Stripes, Valencian people in the USA" exposition in the Ethnological Museum that is part of the Valencia County Council´s Beneficencia complex on Corona Street in Valencia.

At 07:30 p.m. following the guided tour, a talk "Nothing New Under the Sun" will be given by Ignacio Messana and Dr. Professor William Biringer from Florida State University.


YOOHOOO TRAVEL AGENCY TO SEND CHINESE TOURISTS TO VALENCIA

Mr. Feng Dong Zing, proprietor of the YooHooo Travel Agency in Shenzhen, China, who had a stand at the International Tourist Fair - FITUR, in Madrid, visited Valencia, where he called in to the offices of SPIA COOP, the co-operative of Valencian journalists, editors of the digital publications VALENCIA WORLD, http://www.valenciaworld.com, TOURISM IN VALENCIA - http://www.tourismvalencia.com, HOLIDAYS IN VALENCIA - http://www.holidaysvalencia.com, as well as a long list of digital magazines , related to the promotion of Valencia.

SPIA COOP hosted the visit and escorted Mr. Feng Dong Zing, who was accompanied by his Manager for Europe Mr. Ma Ming Cong, on a tour of Valencia, pointing out the best tourist attractions and explaining the upcoming Fallas festivities.


YOOHOOO CHINESE TRAVEL AGENCY EXECUTIVES IN VALENCIA

 

Mr. Feng Dong Zing, proprietor of the YooHooo Travel Agency from Shenzhen, China, (fifth from the left in the second row above), and his Manager for Europe, Mr. Ma Ming Cong, (to his right), pose in the Plaza de la Virgin, Valencia, above, with a group of Falleras who form part of a regional folklore dance group.

REQUENA DRIED SAUSAGE FAIR - A GASTRONOMIC SUCCESS

The annual Dried Sausage Fair took place once again in Requena, where over a period of three days, some 20,000 visitors sampled a wide range of dried sausage products.

 

FITUR 2015 SPECIAL

THE VALENCIA COUNTY COUNCIL IN FITUR 2015 - click above to connect to their official website

VALENCIA TERRA I MAR, the tourism department of the Valencia County Council, will participate in the XXXV edition of the International Tourism Trade Fair - FITUR 2015, to take place in the trade fair complex IFEMA in Madrid, from the 28th of January to the 1st February with the following opening hours:

28th, 29th, and 30th January from 10:00 a.m., to 07:00 p.m.

The 31st January from 10:00 a,m, to 08:00 p.m.

The 1st February from 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.

FITUR 2014 received more than 220,000 visitors - over 9,000 from 165 countries, and 4,411 media professionals.

Above is a model of the Valencia Terra i Mar stand for 2015.


COUNTY COUNCIL PRESIDENT ALFONSO RUS, VISITED FITUR

 

Alfonso Rus, President of the Valencian County Council (centre above), visited the Terra i Mar stand at the International tourism Fair -FITUR that takes place in Madrid from the 28th January to the 1st February. Mr. Rus is accompanied by Maximo Buch, Valencian Government Councillor of Industry, Trade, Tourism, and Employment (on his right), and Ernesto Sanjuan, Tourism Deputy of Terra i Mar, of the Valencia County Council (to his left).

 

President Rus and Ernesto Sanjuan visit one of the stands representing the Province of Valencia.

 

President Rus (centre) is seen here with Councillor Buch (on his left) as they raise a toast to the success of the tourism fair.

 

President Alfonso Rus poses above with members of the Valencia County Council. On the extreme right is Ernesto Sanjuan, beside Francisco Tarazona, while Juan J. Medina, first vice-president of the County Council stands between Mr. Tarazona and Maria J. Puchalt, third vice-president. To the right of President Rus we have Amparo Mora, third vice-president, and next to her, a smiling Carmen Javega, flanked by Rafael Perez.

 

In the above photo, President Alfonso Rus poses with Alberto Fabra, President of the Valencian Government (on his left) with Councillor Maximo Buch beside President Fabra. On the other side of President Rus stands Jose Ciscar, Valencian Government vice-president and Councillor of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food, with Maria J. Catala, Valencian Government Councillor of Culture, Education, and Sports.

All the above photos are by ABULAILA.


YOOHOOO TRAVEL AGENCY MET WITH VALENCIA COUNTY COUNCIL AT THE FITUR

Feng Dong Zing, (above right), proprietor of the YooHooo Travel Agency from Shenzhen, China, met at the International Tourist Trade Fair - FITUR, with Alfonso Rus, chairman of the Valencia County Council. Yoohooo expects to start sending Chinese tourists to Valencia in the near future.


PRESIDENT FABRA JOINS SHOW COOKING DEMONSTRATION AT FITUR

 

Valencian Government President, Alberto Fabra, dons his apron above, to pose with the group of chefs who presented a variety of dishes typical of the Valencian region during several hours of Show Cooking at FITUR 2015.


VALENCIA AT THE INTERNATIONAL TOURISM FAIR - FITUR 2015

The Valencian Government will erect a 1,609 square metres stand in Pavilion 7 of the International Tourism Fair - FITUR 2015 to take place in the IFEMA in Madrid from the 28th January to the 01st February 2015.

FITUR 2015 will be inaugurated by His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain, and Queen Leticia. The fair will be open to professionals during the first four days, while the last two days are for the general public.

Maximo Buch, Valencian Government Councillor of Industry, Trade, Tourism, and Employment (on the left in the above photo), presented drawings of the stand to the media The stand was designed and built by El Corte Ingles and will have a Central Meeting Point, and areas devoted to Business, Show Cooking, Press, Enterprises, Tourist Info, and a Cloakroom.

Councillor Buch offered the following tourism data to the media:

There were 23.2 million tourists to the Valencian Region in 2014. Over 6 million of these were international tourists, while the remaining 17 million were Spaniards. The Valencian Region is the main destination for tourists from Madrid and between January and August 2014 there was a 3.4% increase of tourists in this sector, while weekend trippers from Madrid during the same period increased by 29.3%. Finally, a total of 3.7 million tourists from Madrid, stayed in Valencian hotels between January and November 2014; an upward trend of 4.2% compared to the previous year.

FITUR 2015 will host wholesalers, tour operators, travel agencies, transport companies, hoteliers, infrastructures, leisure and culture, services, the media, Spanish and foreign tourism promoters, and professional associations.

 


VALENCIAN PRESIDENT TOURED ESMALGLASS-ITACA PLANT

 

Alberto Fabra, President of the Valencian Government (third from the left in the above photo), toured the Esmalglass-Itaca plant in Vila-real in Castellon, and during his visit highlighted the potential of the industrial sector of the Valencian Region based on innovation and internationalisation, and pointed out that employment in technological activities has experienced a 22.5% growth over the last twelve months.

President Fabra, who was accompanied by Maximo Buch, Valencian Government Councillor of Industry, Trade, Tourism, and Employment, (extreme left in the above photo), also announced that the Valencian Government will allot 212 million Euro to Industrial Strategy Policy to create qualified employment.

Esmalglass-Itaca, one of the top three companies in the world manufacturers of glazes and enamels, has branches in eight countries, is responsible for 1,000 jobs, and holds a leading position in its sector while it accounts for 44.7% of all Spanish exports.

This leadership benefits the ceramic tiles sector due to its direct connection to ceramic glazing for some of the 400 ceramic tiles manufacturers in the area.


THE BLESSED IBERIANS (LOS BEATOS IBERICOS) IN THE COLLEGE OF SURGEONS

UNESCO in Valencia offers a talk on "The Blessed Iberians (Los Beatos Ibericos), Memory of the World and Patrimony of Humanity" in the College of Surgeons, Avenida de la Plata, 34, in Valencia, at 07:00 p.m. on Wednesday the 14th January.


GOYA'S "MAJAS" AND OTHER FEMALE FIGURES IN ART, IN BANCAJA LECTURES

The Bancaja Savings Bank Foundation has organised a series of lectures on the female figure in art, with the famous "Maja" paintings by Goya, as the basis. Goya painted two "Majas"; one naked, "La Maja Desnuda" and the same lady fully clothed, "La Maja Vestida". They hang in the Prado Museum in Madrid.

The lectures take place at 06:30 p.m. every Monday, in the Bancaja Savings Bank lecture hall in the Plaza Tetuan in Valencia.

 


24 victims of terrorist attack -12 dead and 12 injured - at satiric publication CHARLIE HEBDO in Paris.

WE SUPPORT CHARLIE HEBDO AND FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

Translation: All is forgiven.


THE KINGS' CROWN

The Kings´ Crown or Roscon de Reyes, is a tradition in Spain, eaten at the end of lunch on the Day of Kings, the 6th January. It comes in the shape of a large ring decorated with candied peel and/or icing sugar, and can have a variety of fillings such as fresh cream, quince, or jam.

 


BEST WISHES FOR 2015 - FROM THE VALENCIAN PRESIDENT

Alberto Fabra, President of the Valencian Government wishes all our readers the very best for 2015.

 

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