Valencia is consolidated among the best destinations to hold congresses. With more than 17,000 hotel rooms, dozens of leading and unique spaces and a name already recognized internationally.
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With countless monumental and gastronomic attractions, a Mediterranean soul that infects vitality, Valencia has long been a strong MICE destination. Its accessibility, its spectacular contrasts between tradition and vanguard, unique gastronomy, excellent value for money, a vibrant agenda, green and sustainable attitude with continuous innovations and inaugurations make it an irresistible break.
Valencia opens this year with many changes and new features. The city opened its doors to the sea at the beginning of the year with the opening of the Marina Beach Club on the beach and with the relaunch of the Veles e Vents building, with top restaurants like La Marítima, spectacular spaces for its location and atmosphere.
It is committed to sustainability for both citizens and events, with a wide range of sustainable spaces that the city has wanted to translate into its services: Catering of Km 0, bike tours, recycled materials, bicycle transport and venues built with materials Recycled or with photovoltaic roofs.
A walk or bike ride through the Turia Gardens, old riverbed converted into an immense eight-kilometer garden that runs through the city, a catamaran outlet on the Malvarrosa beach, a paella showcooking in the Albufera or a Incentive among orange trees in the rich Valencia garden are other alternatives for those looking for unique experiences in a privileged climate throughout the year.
These claims are joined by a leading offer of venues and venues for congresses and events, with the Congress Center, the Feria Valencia Event Center and different rooms in the City of Arts and Sciences, such as the Oceanogràfic or the Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofía, at the top. It is not strange that the big chains have opted for the city in the last years, installing in the city a hotel plant that goes from the great luxury hotels, like the Westin, Las Arenas, the Marquess of Caro or the Hospes Palau of the Mar, the most comfortable and equipped hotels near the venues, such as the Meliá Valencia, the Sorolla, the Primus Valencia or the Ilunion chain, or the classics such as the Ayre Astoria Palace or the SH English. The Queen Victoria has recently reopened, another emblematic establishment that has also been added to the offer of the AC Hotel Colón Valencia.
The potential of the destination has also relaunched the figures of the Airport, which this year has launched more than 450,000 new international places that add to the 100,000 that already incorporated in 2015, and in the autumn-winter season that begins now launch 12 connections that Did not happen last year. Copenhagen and Glasgow are some of the new features for 2017. So much so that, in the second quarter, according to European Cities Marketing, Valencia was the European city with the highest increase in intercontinental passengers.
NEW VALENCIA CONVENTION BUREAU Since Valencia Valencia has been promoted the new Valencia Convention Bureau, with a more collaborative operation between administrations and participatory at both public and private business level. New media, such as the portal that has been launched, www.valenciaconventionbureau.com, the new Singular Spaces Guide, the #VLCMeetSurprise campaign with videos and specific creatives, or new sustainable materials made with recycled materials that will be exhibited at IBTM, booth C48 . In parallel to the launch, the Valencia Convention Bureau team maintains an intense agenda of promotion and commercialization of the city as a venue for congresses, meetings and incentives, with 114 applications submitted by staff so far, representing some 94,000 delegates in the portfolio For the next few years, in addition to performing more than 50 commercial actions in up to 12 different markets so far this year. With all this, Valencia has become in the last years in the place where to meet, Valencia always surprises.