THE MUNICIPAL Tourist Board of Alicante has attended a major presentation in the Netherlands. Aimed purely at professionals in the tourist sector, the event was held in Amsterdam.
During their presentation, the Tourist Board drew attention to the unique features in the city that make Alicante so competitive and keep it attractive to visitors from the Netherlands. According to the latest data available, the Netherlands is fourth on the list of the number of passengers that go through Alicante-Elche Airport.
In addition to the delegation from the city council, headed by the tourism councillor Eva Montesinos, representatives from nine hotels attended: Hotel Hospes Amérigo, Spa Porta Maris & Suites del Mar, ABBA Centrum, Meliá Alicante, Hotel Alicante Golf, El Plantío Golf Resort, Hotel Albahía, Hotel Maya and Hotel Almirante.
Some 40 professionals from the Dutch tourism sector were present to witness Alicante’s presentation and included TUI and TUI Benelux alongside other major tour operators based there.
Guests at the reception were able to sample local food products and a selection of beers and wines from Alicante. A chef from Spain did a cooking exhibition of a number of rice dishes and to round off the event, there was a draw offering a number of holidays in Alicante hotels.
Currently attracting approximately 10 million tourists a year, the Netherlands is considered by the Alicante Tourism Board a market of prime interest and has led to an increase in passengers of 20 per cent on the Amsterdam to Alicante-Elche flights in 2017.