The International Tourism Fair in Spain (Fitur) celebrated this week its 38th edition in Madrid. The fair stands as a global meeting point for tourism professionals and the leading trade fair for inbound and outbound Ibero American markets.
The 2017 edition hit record with 9,893 exhibiting companies from 165 countries/regions, 135,858 trade participants and 107,213 people from the general public.
Visitors get the possibility of obtaining specialized trade information concerning the tourist market, networking opportunities, search for and discover new features, new technologies and new services. Our case as attendees was to enjoy the cultural exposure that the different regions of the world share in order to get a few tips for future travel plans.
Normally you will find stands for the more than 165 countries/regions exhibiting, with a huge concentration of the Spanish offer for all of its regions.
For a normal visitor you get the chance of participating in contests to win trips and freebies.
Certainly another of the main attractions is to enjoy the gastronomical offer of the different countries. In our case we enjoyed a couple of wine tastings, for example this one northwest Spain region of Galicia.
India is one of the biggest exhibitors, actually an official partner of the fair. Kerala stand called my attention for the memories I keep from my days traveling in the backwaters in the southern regions of India.
I just realized I took a few more videos on Instagram than actually pictures for my blog. For more information on The International Tourism Fair in Spain (Fitur) please visit: http://www.ifema.es/