SPAIN AND ITS ISLANDS AT WORLD TRAVEL MARKET 2023
Projects managed by LOTUS
On behalf of Spain and its islands, LOTUS is representing a range of Spanish clients at World Travel Market 2023 (6-8 November 2023).
With a range of press conferences, presentations, events and interview options, there are multiple opportunities for travel media, as well as travel bloggers and the wider travel industry. Please do not hesitate to contact us to register for an event or press conference, to set up a meeting or interview or to discuss press trips or any other opportunities.
Scroll down to review the events programme in London organised by LOTUS on behalf of its clients.
Spanish Tourist Office, Stand N5-200
Balearic Islands Tourist Board, Stand N5-220 (Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza & Formentera exhibiting)
- Palma Tourist Board, Stand N5-220
- Visit Calvià, Stand N5-220
- Ibiza Tourist Board, Stand N5-420
- Santa Eulalia Tourist Board, Stand N5-420
- Sant Antoni de Portmany, Stand 5-420
Turismo Lanzarote, Stand N4-220
Andalucía Tourism Board, Stand N5-210
Paradores Hotels & Restaurants, Stand N5-200
SPANISH TOURIST OFFICE · Stand N5-200
STORIES, ANGLES, THEMES
Spain will be focusing on its sustainable tourism strategy which places emphasis on seasonal and geographical diversification as well as economic, social, and environmental sustainability. To be added to the Spanish Tourist Offices’ media distribution list, please contact the Spain team at LOTUS (email@example.com).
- Understanding the impact of new UK sustainability regulations for Spanish tourism suppliers (Dual language: English/Spanish)
Tuesday, 7 November, 10:30-11:10 am, Stand N5-200 (private room)
The Spanish Tourist Office in partnership with The Travel Foundation for the launch of a comprehensive report outlining the changing UK regulations surrounding climate and the environment, and the impact on Spanish tourism suppliers. RSVP: Jesus.firstname.lastname@example.org
*Note space is limited and places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
- Celebrate the most sustainable tour operator to Spain
Tuesday, 7 November, 11:15 am, Stand N5-200
On stand awards in collaboration with Wanderlust Magazine to celebrate the most sustainable tour operators to Spain. Places are limited and are available for media and trade who either write about or sell Spain. Register interest via Spain@wearelotus.co.uk
Very limited interview opportunities for Spain’s tourism heads are available for UK national newspapers and broadcast.
Please email: email@example.com
BALEARIC ISLANDS TOURIST BOARD (AETIB) · Stand N5-220
- Balearics Press Conference and Islands’ Panel Discussion
Monday, 7 November, 11:00 am, Stand N5-220
The new administration of the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera) will be announcing the new tourism strategy followed by a panel discussion with the individual island representatives. This will include the approach to sustainability, cruises, over tourism, seasonality, amongst other themes.
Press conference open to media, trade partners and relevant content creators. Register interest via BalearicIslands@wearelotus.co.uk
MEETINGS & INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES
One-to-one opportunities and meetings with media and key strategic tourism partners are available with representatives including Jaume Bauzà Mayol, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports; Josep Aloy, General Director of Tourism; and Pere Joan Planas Mulet; Managing Director of the Balearic Islands’ Strategic Tourism Agency. Limited interviews with Marga Prohens, President of the Balearic Islands are available. To arrange a meeting or interview, please contact: BalearicIslands@wearelotus.co.uk
PALMA TOURIST BOARD · Stand N5-220
STORIES, ANGLES, THEMES
Palma, the capital of the Balearic Islands, promotes itself as an art hub with key annual events, such as the Nit de’ L’Art.
MEETINGS & INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES
One-to-one opportunities and meetings with media and key strategic tourism partners are available with representatives from Palma Tourist Board on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Interviews available with Pedro Homar, Managing Director of Palma Tourist Board. To arrange a meeting or interview, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
VISIT CALVIÁ · Stand N5-220
One-to-one opportunities and meetings with media and key strategic tourism partners are available with representatives from Visit Calvia on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Interviews available with Camen Peñas, Managing Director of Visit Calvià. To arrange a meeting or interview, please email: email@example.com
IBIZA TOURIST BOARD · Stand N5-420
- Santa Eulalia “Wine O’Clock”
Monday 6 November, 3:00-4:00 pm at N5-420 (Ibiza Stand)
Media and content creators are welcome to join the Santa Eulalia team at their stand for a taste of the local wines. Ibiza’s Santa Eulalia blends relaxed Ibiza vibes with sophisticated hotels, excellent gastronomy and strong wellness credentials. Please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ibiza : SPORTS HOTSPOT IN 2024
Monday 6 November, 6:30pm – 9:30pm Central London (please scroll down to our events in Central London section for further information)
There will be opportunities to meet the representatives from Ibiza destinations such as the areas of Santa Eulalia des Riu or San Antonio at WTM (suitable for relevant media a/o trade partners). Email: email@example.com
PARADORES HOTELS & RESTAURANTS · N5-200
Paradores is a network of 97 Spanish state-run hotels found in some of the most beautiful settings on the Iberian Peninsula spanning converted monasteries, Manor Houses, Moorish castles, luxurious resorts as well as some exceptional modern properties. Paradores is committed to providing travellers with the opportunity to explore top cities, regional gems and experience nature while discovering the absolute best in Spanish culture, leisure activities, and gastronomy.
Meetings with key strategic tourism partners are available with representatives from Paradores including Juanjo Jose Gonzalez, Sales Director and Barbara Garcia, International Area Sales Manager. Representatives will be at WTM on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. To arrange a meeting, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EVENTS IN CENTRAL LONDON
MENORCA: CELEBRATING NEW UNESCO STATUS AT THE 2023 TRAVERSE CREATOR AWARDS
Friday, 3 November 3, 2023 - Private event hosted by Traverse in collaboration with LOTUS
Menorca takes centre stage as the headline partner of the Traverse Creator Awards 2023. The delegation from Menorca will be celebrating the island's cultural proposition off the back of its new UNESCO recognition for Menorca Talayotica (its ancient pre-historic stone monuments). For more details, visit www.traverse-awards.com
IBIZA: A SPORTS HOTSPOT IN 2024
Monday, 6 November, 6:30pm – 9:30pm; Rapha London / 85 Brewer Street W1F 9ZN. Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus
This networking event will focus on Ibiza as a sports hotspot in 2024 while showcasing the beauty and delicious gastronomy of the island. By invitation only. Note - places are limited and are available for relevant UK media, content creators and partners. Please register your interest at email@example.com
ANDALUCIA: THE COLOUR OF CULTURE
Tuesday, 7 November, 6:30 – 9:00 pm; Landing Forty-Two (The Leadenhall Building). Nearest tube: Bank, Liverpool St, Aldgate
Andalucía is delighted to honour the 50th anniversary of Pablo Ruiz Picasso's legacy, one of Spain's most iconic artists, with an evening that celebrates the very best of Andalucian culture and cuisine.
The event will showcase the captivating "Picasso and Dance" flamenco performance by acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Saura, followed by a delicious buffet-style dinner, accompanied by traditional Andalucian product tastings.
By Invitation only. Note - places are limited and are available for media and trade who either write about or sell Spain. Register your interest via firstname.lastname@example.org
VALENCIA: GREEN CAPITAL OF EUROPE 2024
Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 1 – 2.30pm; Restaurant Arros QD. Nearest tube: Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road
Visit Valencia is delighted to host this intimate media lunch to present the city as the Green Capital of Europe in 2024. Guests will find out the city’s current sustainable credentials and what the award means for residents and visitors throughout 2024 and beyond. Register your interest via email@example.com
LANZAROTE: A SHOWCASE OF THE ISLAND'S PREMIUM OFFERING
Tuesday, 7 November, 6:30 – 9:00 pm; Icetank. Nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road
Evening networking event that showcases the premium tourism product of the island and celebrates Lanzarote’s 30th anniversary as a Biosphere Reserve
Guests can step into artist Cesar Manrique’s world-renowned cactus garden, recreated in the heart of central London, while tasting some local fine wines and Spanish canapes.
Invitation only. Note - places are limited and are available for UK travel, content creators, and gastronomy media. Please register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will continue to update this post with further information in the lead-up to WTM so please do check-in again for additional updates.