Ibiza intends to increase the arrival of spanish tourists outside the summer
The Spanish travellers constitute the first market of Ibiza, but the island wants to increase its presence by taking advantage of improvement experienced by national tourism in the last year. in addition, and so they move to this destination not only in summer, the Foundation for tourist promotion in Ibiza being conducted a presentation of your offer in several cities, highlighting its cultural or sporting, proposals apart from its beaches and its popular evening entertainment.
Tourism adviser, Carmen Ferrer, explained this week in Madrid that leisure night and the beaches have a great notoriety, but the offer of Ibiza is much more extensive, and that can bring us more months visitors”. He stressed that the island offers a wide range of possibilities, thanks to its historical and cultural heritage and the wide variety of sports can be practiced. A wide range of resources with which this destination “wants to be much more than an island in summer,” added the Minister.
Of the more than three million passengers landed in Ibiza in 2014 (8.44% more than in the previous year), more than one million were Spaniards, followed by British, Italian and German. Last year was especially significant increase in the Dutch market, 20% about 2013, with more than 142,000 visitors. Although German tourists lie in fourth place are those who recorded the longer stay, with an average of 9.4 days, against the Spaniards, travelling less time remain on the island, 7.1 days. In addition, such number of arrivals must add nearly two million who accessed the island by boat, in regular line.
Compared to hotels of the island, Carmen Ferrer expressed his satisfaction because for the first time Ibiza has a 5 star Grand Luxe hotel, a recognition granted in January to the Ibiza Gran Hotel, opened in 2008. He recalled that in 2015, two five-star establishments were incorporated into the offer luxury on the island. Regarding the planned openings for this year, said will open some hotels focused on the family audience. Not to mention the big bet being carried out by the agrotourism, comprising original boutique hotels offering.
The project Heart
Among the main innovations planned for this year include Heart, a project of restoration and entertainment that opens on May 29 in the Ibiza Gran Hotel. It is an initiative promoted by the brothers Ferran and Albert AdriÃ and the founder of the Cirque du Soleil, Guy LalibertÃ©, allowing users enjoy innovative cuisine while enjoying a Show.
This initiative, which combines food, music and art in different spaces “want to explore what happens when collide the food, music and art“, explained the developers recently.
Inside the hotel opens the terrace Baraka, which will include live performances in an atmosphere inspired by the street food markets, places of street food, with an gastronomical offer designed by the Adria. Culinary offering will also be present in the space The Workshop, which will combine restoration with Live art, projections and Visual stimuli and avant-garde music. The offer will be complemented by La boÃ®te, with live music, art live and food and beverage service.
Ferran AdriÃ explained a few weeks ago that Heart, that it will open from June to October, is not an art space and kitchen to use, but “a reflection on the cabaret, gastronomy, an art gallery, a show and the Spree involving Ibiza, something very experimental“.
Looking to 2016, the Vice President of the Group of companies Matutes, Abel Matutes Prats, together with Rafal Nadal and Pau Gasol and the singer Enrique Iglesias, athletes projects the opening of a store specializing in Spanish cuisine, which will be the second branch of a new chain of restaurants featuring the first in Madrid.