The conference in san sebastian tourism generated 25 million euros 20
These figures represent two separate increases of 24% in the case of the number of meetings, and 34% in the assistants; data, which the councilman of sports and economic development of the capital of San Sebastian, Joshua Ruiz, consolidate the city “as a powerful meeting tourism destination, which is located in the first division”, despite the crisis”.
These increases highlight, according to his own words, “the great economic engine” that this segment accounts for the local economy. A segment focused on the Centre Kursaal, which hosted nearly 40% of events; the MiramÃ³n Technology Park and the Palacio Miramar, with a market share of 15% each; In addition to other areas such as the San Telmo Museum and the Aquarium.
Also stands out for its deseasonaliser effect, since 30% of the meetings is concentrated in the months of October and November, as highlighted by the managing director of San Sebastian tourism, Manu NarvÃ¡ez, who has stated that this segment is “the perfect complement” to the tourism of leisure, which tends to concentrate in the high season and weekends.
One-third of the congresses have been international, 26% more than in 2010, while around half were national and Autonomic rest.
By sectors, economic and commercial conferences took over nearly 23% of the total, while 19% were medical, 16% a technical and a 12% scientists, increasingly larger.
Prospects for 2012, “a tough year for the crisis”, presented however “hopeful”, has advanced the Councillor, thanks to 70 professional meetings already confirmed with the forecasted attendance of more than 20,000 delegates.
Bilbao also hopes that 2012 is a tourist year ’exceptional’ conferences and cruises, according to published news HOSTELTUR tourism. Not in vain, the Basque capitals have been consolidated as a destination for city breaks.