Axis between Europe and Africa and meeting point of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, this region has been coveted by many different cultures throughout history and prehistory.
The region of Andalusia has a surface area of 87,268 km² and represents 17.3% of Spain. It is, on its own, larger than countries like Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Austria or Switzerland.
The diversity of landscapes and geographical terrain gives rise to an array of environments that go from the heat of the Guadalquivir River valley through to luxuriant mid-mountain areas, volcanic landscapes such as the Tabernas desert, and the snow-capped peaks of Sierra Nevada.
The Guadalquivir is Andalusia’s most important river and brings life to many areas in its journey across the region.
In barely forty kilometers you can go from Alpine mountain landscapes to tropical areas on the shores of the Mediterranean. The coast of Andalusia stretches for almost 900 kilometres and is home to a large number of cities, towns and beaches that are a delight to visit.
The whole ensemble represents a range of attractions for tourists that goes from impressive monuments in large towns to typical small villages, which have provided a constant source of inspiration for all kinds of artists.
Andalusia today is a modern region with well-developed infrastructure. It offers a warm welcome to visitors and, while conscious of the need to modernise and move forward with the times, it is also careful to take care of its roots and maintain its important cultural heritage and monuments, legacy of the region’s ancestors.
Andalusia is the main holiday destination for Spanish nationals and one of the principal destinations for overseas tourists. Don’t miss it. Andalusia loves you…
For more information visit: www.andalucia.org and www.juntadeandalucia.es/turismoycomercio/opencms/
JUNTA DE ANDALUCIA - CONSEJERIA DE TURISMO Y COMERCIO,
Calle Juan Antonio de Vizarron s/n
Sevilla 41092 Spain
telephone +34 955 06 51 00
CONTACT PERSON 1:
Sistema de Análisis y Estadística del Turismo de Andalucía (SAETA) Empresa Pública Turismo y Deporte de Andalucía
Consejería de Turismo y Comercio Junta de Andalucía
CONTACT PERSON 2:
Turiel Guerrero Ascensión
-Coordinadora de Empresas Públicas Coordinación General
de Viceconsejería Consejería de Turismo y Comercio
telephone +34 662976987/626987
Dec 07, 2016
Mr Taleb Rifai - Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) – took advantage of his institutional visit to Brussels, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with NECSTouR, to advance the contribution of Tourism to sustainable regional development in Europe.
Photo gallery of the event
20-21 October 2016, UNWTO Headquarters, Madrid, Spain
The Meeting of the Working Group of experts on Measuring Sustainable Tourism took place at the UNWTO's Headquarters, on 20-21 October 2016.
This is the link to the information of this working group.