Spain´s Emerging Destinations

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 Destinations matter, and there is a lot more worth seeing in this world than the Instagram-famous sites.

In 2021 we have much to look forward to: the anticipation and availability of COVID-19 vaccines, resuming to hopefully a new normal, and most of all, feeling comfortable being together again. In this challenging time at best, we have learned a great deal of the resilience of our industry. This industry is built on people who wish to and have the passion to serve. There’s no playbook on how to manage through a Pandemic. That’s why we are embracing how to best make an impact and honor human connection, if COVID has taught us anything, it is just how interconnected we are. Therefore, we want to bring Spain a little bit closer to you, by talking about “emerging destinations” in Spain.  

How to define Emerging Destinations?

Cititravel DMC believes emerging destinations are not necessarily undiscovered places — perhaps a more fitting description would be newly discovered. Sometimes called second-tier cities, there is nothing “second” about them, except that they have less traffic, are less expensive and have less attitude than their more famous big sister cities.

Our top 3 emerging destinations in Spain:

1. Seville 

Some cities blast you away, others slowly win you over. Seville disarms and seduces you. Its historic centre, lorded over by a colossal Gothic cathedral, is an intoxicating mix of resplendent Mudejar palaces, baroque churches and winding medieval lanes. Flamenco clubs keep the intimacy and intensity of this centuries-old tradition alive whilst aristocratic mansions recall the city’s past as a showcase Moorish capital and, later, a 16th-century metropolis rich on the back of New World trade.

Specifics in a nutshell:

  • Genuine destination plenty of Spanish character
  • Friendly city and hospitable local inhabitants
  • Original birthplace of Flamenco, Bullfight and Tapas
  • Sunniest city of Spain (more than 305 sunny days/year)
  • Pedestrian City Centre with impressive monuments and other historic cities around (Córdoba, Granada, Jerez)
  • AVE high-speed train connecting with Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga
Seville

2. Málaga

Located in the south of Spain, the cultural mecca of Malaga intertwines a sunny yellow-sand coast with a robust urban environment. This city is famous for giving to the world Pablo Picasso, so there are many unique museums, gorgeous buildings, and a fascinating history.
From its stunning port and beautiful old town to its unrivalled gallery scene and lovely beaches, there is something for everyone in this sophisticated, modern metropolis.

Specifics in a nutshell:

  • Best weather in Europe
  • Great Food – Best Tapas Bars
  • Incredible Attractions
  • Wellness treatments
  • Awesome Cruise Harbour
  • A Traditional Spanish Town
  • Great seaport
  • Easy access from Malaga Airport
  • Day trips to UNESCO Heritage Sites
Málaga southern Spain

3. Tenerife – Canary Islands

With a strategic location, between Europe, Africa, and America the island of Tenerife is simply a place of extraordinary beauty and diversity. Full of dramatic landscapes, from the snow-covered peaks of Pico del Teide, Spain’s tallest mountain, to tropical white beaches that stretch across miles of coastline. It is even home to the second largest carnival in the world, where reveler’s party all night in the famous Carnival of Santa Cruz.

Canary Islands

Specifics in a nutshell:

  • Wide range of Resort Hotels with complete facilities for meetings & recreational stays
  • Fascinating landscapes including Teide National Park, nature reserves and sandy beaches.
  • Exclusive cruises to encounter whales & other species. First Whale Heritage Site (WHS) in Europa
  • Amazing biodiversity in fauna and flora including endemic species.
  • Nice weather all year round in a Safe European Destination with a tropical touch
  • Large selection of restaurants & catering spaces for gastronomic delights
  • Good accessibility: with more than 135 destinations with direct flights to the 2 airports.
  • Clear skies for stargazing and international movie productions and product launches
  • Wide range of outdoor activities plus Shopping and nightlife opportunities
  • Rich cultural heritage including UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites, native sports, and crafts.

Expect more culture, tradition and beautiful landscapes!

Seville culture
Espetos in Málaga
Tenerife landscapes

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