Regions & Cities
Fitur & Andalucia
By Malcolm Jones
May 4, 2007, 07:11
Fitur is Spain's own World tourism fair and of course lots of representatives from Andalucia are there intent on attracting not only the foreign visitors but also the visitor from the Spanish domestic market.
Southern Spain is well known in the UK as a holiday destination for Brits but the majority of visitors and property buyers are actually from other parts of Spain. Last year's event was opened by King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía on Wednesday.
The King and Queen were accompanied by the Ministers for Tourism and Development, Magdalena Àlvarez. They made a tour of the pavilions set up in Madrid's IFEMA congress centre and were greeted by the President of the Junta de Andalucia, Manuel Chaves, and the regional head of Tourism, Paulino Plata, who is also Socialist candidate for Mayor of Marbella.
The fair is attended by tourism representatives from all over the world all interested in the latest developments for tourism in Spain.
One of the main attractions on the Malaga stand was the AVE train, which is expected to be bringing tourists to Malaga from Madrid by the end of the year with a travel time of just two and a half hours. The high speed train is seen as very important development for Andalucia as it will open the door for many more visitors from Madrid.
A contingent of 200 delegates from Malaga travelled to the Spanish capital on Tuesday on a Talgo 200, which used the AVE line from Antequera. A ceremony was held at Madrid's Atocha train station to launch a special promotional campaign for Malaga. The promotional campaign will be open throughout February.
The new high speed train and also the enlargement of the Malaga airport are all good news for property owners in Andalucia as the improved transport infrastructure will help maintain Andalucia as a major holiday destination and more visitors is good for business which in turn is good for those who already own property in the area as the indications are with growing demand and restrictions on planning permission for new developments the balance of supply and demand will favour those who have already purchased properties as prices will tend to increase to reflect the demand.
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