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/
CONSEJERÍA DE TURISMO Y DEPORTE JUNTA DE ANDALUCÍA,
Calle Juan Antonio de Vizarron s/n
Sevilla 41092 Spain
telephone +34 955 06 51 00
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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
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Nov 09, 2018
The International Workshop 'Towards Sustainable Coastal and Maritime Tourism Communities' held recently at the European Parliament in Brussels, in the framework of the Interreg MED Project MITOMED+ (Models of Integrated Tourism in the MEDiterranean Plus), concluded with a renewed call for community participation to improve the sustainability performance of coastal and maritime destinations.
Nov 08, 2018
On the occasion of the European Tourism Day 2018, Ms Eija Raasakka, Project Manager at the Lapland University of Applied Sciences has been invited to intervene on "Value creation and smart innovation in EU tourism", presenting the initiative "Digitalisation and Safety for Tourism", under the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation (S3P-Industry), by the European Commission.
Oct 24, 2018
A representative of NECSTouR has been invited to present its experience on Indicators at the 2018 Meeting of the International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO) of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), organised in Madrid, on the 22-23 October 2018.
Mrs Ana Moniche and Inmaculada Gallego from the Region of Andalusia, intervened as Leaders of NECSTouR Working Group on Indicators and presented the advances of the MITOMED+ initiative as a good practice on translating Destinations Needs into Data Needs.