SPAIN By Omar ChentafBoix Sara Berdón Hinojosa Natalia Heyneck Anna Maria López Luis Corell Egea
Index • Overview of the Country • Statistics • Principal tourism resources • Methods of transport • The country as a Market • Tourism Activities • Video
Overview of the country • Spain, is a country and member state of the European Union located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Its mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar; to the north by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the northwest and west by the Atlantic Oceanand Portugal. Spanish territory also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast, and two autonomous cities in North Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, that border Morocco.
Statistics International tourism Total of tourist: 52.6 m (2010) The most countries that visit us: 1.United Kingdom 12.5 m 2.Germany 8.8 m 3.France 8.1 m 4.Italy 7 m 5.North countries 5.6 m Principal destinations: Catalunya Baleares Andalucia Pais Vasco Transports: Airplane 77% Roadway 10.5 m Other transports train and ships Money earn 53.200 m
National tourism • In winter the national tourism is based in winter sports • In summer the national tourism is based in rural holidays and mostly in beaches. People go to the beaches . • Thanks to the nation tourism spain earns 17.000 M €
Principal tourismresources CATEDRAL DE SANTIGO DE COMPOSTELA GAUDI
CATEDRAL DE BURGOS EL PARQUE DEL RETIRO
PUERTA DE ALCALA FUENTE DE LA CIBELES
ACUEDUCTO DE SEGOVIA MEZQUITA DE CORDOBA
Methods of transport TRAIN The main train operator is RENFE; the AVE (Spanish high speed train) or Talgo are the intercity services for tourists. Many freeways link the touristic cities. ROAD WAY The Spanish motorway network is the fourth largest in the world by length, after the United States, China and Canada. As of 2008, there are 15,152 km (9,415 mi) of High Capacity Roads (Sp. Vías de Gran Capacidad) in the country. AIRPLANESpain's national airline is Iberia (or Iberia Airlines), but the country can also be flown into on many international passenger airlines such as Spanair, Air Europa,Vueling, Air Berlin, Clickair and charter airlines, both of which fly to many tourist spots in the region. PRINCIPAL AIRPORTS • Madrid (Barajas) • Barcelona (El prat) • Palma de Mallorca • Malaga • Gran Canaria • Alicante • Tenerife (Reina Sofia) • Gerona • Valencia • Lanzarote
The country as a market BUSSINES ACTIVITIES The principal bussines destinations in Spain are: Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao. Top ten companies in Spain are: • - TELEFONICA DE ESPANA • - GRUPO SANTANDER • - REPSOL YPEF • - IBERDROLA • - BBVA • - ENDESA • - EL CORTE INGLES • - SEAT • - FASA RENAULD • - OPEL
Spain is a tourist country, coming million tourists every year attracted for his beaches, the abundant art heritage of the country and the variety of gastronomic offers, beside being one of the most beautiful nations and rich in cultural heritage of the world for his wide variety of destinations tourist. • Spain nowadays is the 4 of the world in number of foreign tourists, with more than 52,6 million annual tourists • The tourism is one of the principal bases of the economy of Spain. In previous decades there was improving itself exclusively the tourism of the Sun and beach, hot and sunny climate , unlike other European countries. Clear example they are the Mediterranean coasts as Costa del Sol, Benidorm, the Catalan coasts...In the north of Spain attracts also different types of tourists thanks to the steep landscapes, calm beaches and the rural tourism.
HOLYDAYS ACTIVITIES IN BARCELONA: Immerse yourself in Barcelona, you can visit many Gaudi buildings. Stroll along the Rambla and on to old Barceloneta and the seafront. Sights include the SagradaFamilia (Holy Family),the Seu (old cathedral), the Episcopal Palace and the Palau de la Generalitat. Take the funicular to Tibidabo or a cable car to Montjuic. IN MADRID Explore Spain's capital. The Prado is a paradise for art lovers. The MuseoNacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia focuses on modern art and houses Picasso's famous Guernica. Also don't miss the MuseoThyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid's Royal Palace, the atmosphere around Puertadel Sol and Madrid's historic square, the Plaza Mayor.
IN BILBAO Visit Frank Gehry'smarvellous Guggenheim Museum, which has turned the main city of the Basque region into a top tourist destination. The museum is a masterpiece of 20th-century architecture. Bilbao's Old Town is extensive with a gothic cathedral and atmospheric shopping streets studded with gourmet pintxobars. IN SEVILLA Andalucía's hedonistic capital is the romantic heart of Spain, city of flamenco, of Carmen and Don Juan. Wander the narrow streets of the Jewish quarter, snacking at tapas bars, and admire the immense Gothic cathedral with its Moorish belltower. Opposite, the Alcázar is a superb example of Mudéjar (Christian-Moorish) architecture.
OTHER ACTIVIES • Seeing Bullfights • Run with bulls in San Fermines (Pamplona) • Go fishing (Cantabria) • Flamenco Shows • Typical Gourmet • Green Valleys of Asturias
Festivals Most festivals turn around patron saints, legends, local customs and folklore. Among the most singular ones stand out the Seville Fair (Feria de Abril in Spanish), the Romería de El Rocío in Almonte, Huelva the world-famous Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, the Fallas in Valencia, the Tomatina in Buñol, Valencia and the Fiestas del PilarinZaragoza. There are renowned movie festivals all over the country, the most recognizable being the famous San Sebastián International Film Festival, the Málaga Spanish Film Festival, and the Sitges Film Festival, the world's foremost international festival specializing in fantasy and horror movies
Winter and Summer Tourism • Spain, as the second most mountainous country of Europe, is full of high mountains and good ski resorts, with famous ski slopes all over Spain, including the Pyrenees, the Sistema Central, the SistemaIbérico and Sierra Nevada. • Spain has the perfect weather for any type of sports like hiking, windsurfing, kitesurfing or surfing in places like Mundaka, SanSebastian, Tarifa or El Palmar. Also widely practiced mountain bike, swimming, golf, a lot of golf on the best golf courses in the world. But Not only the good weather for tourismWorksNorthern Spain has a climate somewhat cooler and wetter. Many Spanish and foreignersare attracted to the Way of Santiagoo the festival of San Fermin. There is so much cliffs, beaches and secluded quiet. This area combines rural tourism with big sandy beaches with good weather in summer and in the Galician Rias. The main cause of tourism in the north is the beauty of the area (geography, Rias of Galicia, Cantabrian coast, Picos de Europa, etc.) and the variety of gastronomie.
Video • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKdRQMFq258&feature=related