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B-Travel Tourism Fair
- When: 20–22 April 2018
- Where: Fira de Montjuïc | Metro L1 and L3 — Espanya
- Accommodation Nearby: Click here to find holiday rentals in Barcelona during the B-Travel event.
- Website: B-Travel Official Website
After Easter, you need something to look forward to and what better way than planning a holiday. But the question is, where do you want to go?
The B-Travel Tourism Fair is ideal for booking the holiday of your dreams at exclusive prices. The industry professionals personalise the holidays for clients and give expert advice on international and Spanish destination holidays.
The attendees will be able to create a route with national and international destinations, cruises and all with the advice of specialised travel agencies. The different areas in the event are as follows:
- B-Happy for cruises and wellness.
- B-Culture for art and culture enthusiasts.
- B-Special for shopping.
- B-Adventure for sports and adventure.
This event is an opportunity for professionals to meet up and network, do business together and discover the new trends in the tourism sector. They share their experiences and help each other find solutions to the challenges faced in the tourism industry during the debates, conferences and seminars.
- Dates: From 20 to 22 April 2018
- Hours: Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm | Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
- Location: Recinto de Montjüic – Palacio 8
- Customer service: 902 233 200 or +34 93 233 2000
Figures from the Last Edition
30,182 visitors → 76% very satisfied; 78% decided on their holiday at the fair; 89% will visit again. | 189 exhibitors → more than 40 countries; 5,947 m2 | 12,560,521 impacts → 108,720 by email; 22,777 followers on social media; 97,760 views on the website.
There are many different areas at the fair, such as the ‘Experience Area’ and the ‘B-Travel Cinema’. In the ‘Experience Area’, you will find a stage with musical performances, traditional dancing, speakers, contests etc. Meanwhile, the B-Travel Cinema is an area where a daily line-up of travel audiovisual presentations will be screened.
You will also find the following areas at the trade show:
This exhibition focuses on industrial tourism, a type of tourism which concentrates on destinations with industrial sites that are peculiar to the specific place. These sites have the remains of industrial culture that have historic, technological or architectural value.
In this space, there are more just just exhibition stands. You will find workshops and demonstrations, presentations and trends, debates, networking professionals and business opportunities as well.
There are a number of international exhibitors coming from Portugal, Andorra, Italy and France. France is a good example of a country with successful industrial tourism. They have made the companies Airbus and Aeroscopia into tourist destinations which attracts hundreds of thousands of travellers every year.
The fair also has an exhibition for the foodies. “León, delicacies fit for a king” will be at the event to reveal the best kept culinary secrets. Here, you can taste delicious dishes from different countries and a variety of creations from the best known restaurants. This exhibition offers wine, liquor and beer tastings, as well as workshops and demonstrations by top chefs!
Another exhibition at B-Travel is B-Glamping. B-Glamping is for people who want to camp in luxury. The professionals present many different types of tents with quality finishes. This area of tourism is on the rise and recorded 15.8 million people who had stayed overnight in a luxury tent in Catalonia in 2016.
Tourism in Barcelona
In 2017, the Barcelona El-Prat Airport registered an increase in visitors and the end of the year, tourism in the city grew by 3.2% despite the drop after the Catalan conflict.
During these last few months, many tourists were scared about the situation, therefore they avoided the city of Barcelona. Many people had doubts about their security if they visited Barcelona. If you have doubts as well, consult this article:
- Does the Catalan conflict make Barcelona unsafe? There has been problems in the tourism sector in Barcelona since the referendum. Is this justified?
A fall in tourism could cause problems for the city since it contributes to 12% of the regions GDP. Because of this, it’s very important that the level of tourism stabilises so that the city’s economy doesn’t suffer. Events such as the Tourism Fair B-Travel encourages tourists to come to Barcelona thus benefits the economy.
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