Spain puts C&I top of STEPS priorities

The Spanish Tourist Office is once again to boost its C&I presence at the Spanish Tourism Exchange for Professionals (STEPS) exhibition. Four congress centres, 15 convention bureaus, and 49 hotels will be exhibiting at STEPS 2003, to be held at London’s Royal Horticultural Halls between 2-3 April. The Barcelona International Convention Centre, scheduled to open in January 2006, will be promoting its auditorium for 3,200, and 6,000m2 of meeting space. The city’s convention bureau will also be launching its Congress Card, which offers discounts at 30 of the city’s attractions, for groups of 100 or more. Also exhibiting will be La Coruna Palace of Congress and Exhibitions in northern Spain, and the Navarre Conference Centre and Auditorium. La Coruna’s centre will be showcasing its 10,000m2 of congress space. The development will also include a shopping mall, cinema and underground parking when it is completed in 2004. The Navarre Conference Centre is set to open later this year. “Last year, STEPS attracted 122 C&I buyers and the increase in relevant exhibitors will drive business opportunities still further,” said tourist office director Manuel Butler. The importance of C&I business to Spain – last year 49.4% of all British visitors to Spain were part of C&I groups – is increasingly coming to be recognised. “We are planning a general marketing campaign over the next year, which will also target the C&I market. As part of that, we will be running four fam trips specifically for C&I buyers,” added Butler.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
Dear C&IT: 'We all need to cut down on food waste'

Dear C&IT: 'We all need to cut down on food waste'

Julia Charles Event Management managing director says planners need to do more to fight food waste at events.

Case study: DHL's employee of the year event in San Francisco

Case study: DHL's employee of the year event in San Francisco

Part five of our State of the Industry: Corporate Report is an in-depth look at DHL's big three-day event for its staff.

5 hotels for inspiring incentives in Italy

5 hotels for inspiring incentives in Italy

Our pick of elegant Italian getaways for exciting activities, captivating cuisine and stunning scenery.

UK businesses spending 22% more on incentive travel

UK businesses spending 22% more on incentive travel

Research also finds increased investment in employee experiences worldwide, in response to concerns for wellbeing.

How to use live events to revitalise a brand

How to use live events to revitalise a brand

Any product can be given a new lease of life with the right kind of event, says UKSV's Neil Coombes.

Popular and emerging destinations for corporate events

Popular and emerging destinations for corporate events

Part four of the State of the Industry: Corporate Report asks which cities are favoured by event planners.

In pictures: C&IT US Forum 2019

In pictures: C&IT US Forum 2019

Event planners from North America came to Chewton Glen for two days of meetings, content sessions and activities.

CWT Meetings & Events restructures global operations

CWT Meetings & Events restructures global operations

C&IT's Global Agency of the Year has restructured its leadership team under Derek Sharp.

Case study: Avon's Circle of Excellence 2019

Case study: Avon's Circle of Excellence 2019

Venues and Events International organised a 'once in a lifetime' trip to Monaco and the Champagne region of France.

New client account manager for Brands at Work

New client account manager for Brands at Work

With seven years of events experience, the agency's most recent hire will develop new client relationships.

LATEST JOBS