Spain remains one of top MICE Tourism destinations worldwide.
Spain has soundly performed during the last years as one of world’s top destinations for congresses and meetings. Despite the current economic situation the tourism industry still remains one the development engines for the country. And among the different tourist activities MICE has been long one of top performers. Thus, and according to ICCA Spain ranks third as the country with the highest number of international events after USA and Germany and second in Europe. More over 13 Spanish cities are listed in the world ranking, Madrid and Barcelona within the Top 5, 8 among the Top 100 European cities and 3 among Top 100 cities of the world.
Good location and communications, attractive climate, lifestyle and friendly people, gastronomy, historic features and tourism infrastructures may explain these great results.
New terminals in international airports, the largest high-speed rail network in Europe, specific business incentive programmes in each city, all combined with nature, a large heritage and rich gastronomy. These are the reasons to include Spain in your meeting and events agenda.
Spain is second in the ranking worldwide in number of sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List with a total of 44 sights
Spain is third in the number of Biosphere Reserves by UNESCO.
Spain has the most Blue Flag Beaches in the Northern Hemisphere with 511
Spain ranks third globally in hotel rooms. Five Spanish companies can be found among the top 30 most important hotel groups in the world.
Over 45 Airports with national and international connections, 380,000 aircraft movements in Madrid and 300,000 in Barcelona
Spanish cuisine on TOP of the World !!! The Celler Can Roca chosen number 1 in the world and 7 restaurants among the 50 best in the 2015 edition !!!