Spanish exhibition takes on C&I focus

The Spanish Tourism Exchange for Professionals (STEPS) exhibition is set to increase its emphasis on C&I business this year, according to the Spanish Tourist Office (STO). The exhibition is in its second year and will feature 50 hotels, ten convention bureaux, three congress centres and two theme parks from around Spain. The event will take place between 29 and 30 April at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London. "There has been a demand from the industry to place an increased focus on Spain’s meetings infrastructure," said STO director Manuel Butler. "STEPS is an ideal place to initiate such business." Spain, which has been named as the top-selling incentive destination in this year’s CIT survey, reported a 14% growth in C&I business in 2000 over the previous year, according to the Spanish Convention Bureau. Just under a third (28%) of arrivals in Spain are from the UK.

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