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Conexión Spain Virtual April 10-11: Spain now only a click away

Conexion Spain Virtual

A computer-generated representation of the Conexión Spain Virtual venue.

The interactive trade show taking place Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11 showcases Spain as a leisure and convention tourism destination and is organized by the Tourist Offices of Spain in the USA and Canada.

Created for consumers, travel professionals, and anyone from the U.S. and Canadian markets planning or dreaming a trip to Spain, the two-day virtual trade show features more than 40 exhibitors from Spain. The show is made up of interactive booths where the visitor may browse around, download brochures, start a chat conversation, pick up or leave a business card, and request further information. As you can see it’s just like a trade show at a conference center, but you can visit it while sitting comfortably at your home or office computer.

Spanish Tourism’s Virtual Trade Show Gains Popularity

Last year’s edition of this Spanish tourism virtual trade show attracted some 5,000 visitors, and thanks to increased awareness of the show through digital and social media campaigns plus growing exhibitor participation, many more visitors are expected this year. Similar to a traditional trade show, exhibitors will be offering travel prizes to encourage client interaction and providing the chance to see Spain live.

At Conexion Spain Virtual 2013, visitors can chat live with suppliers and CVB’s from more than 14 Spanish cities and regions to get the latest news on trends, excursions, side trips, adventures, and things to see; they will also benefit from special offers from hotels, travel agencies, tour operators, incoming services and destination management companies.

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There will also be live webcasts: an interview with keynote speaker & culinary expert Annie Sibonney in “The Flavor of Spain with Annie Sibonney”; Blogs with Spanish Flair” (Rod Younger: “No time for ZZZs in Zaragoza!”; Mike Booth: “It’s About Loving Spanish Spain”; and Abi Paul:  “The Cheapo’s guide to Madrid in 2 days.”

Registration for the show is free. To register, and to consult a complete listing of exhibitors, prizes, and webcasts, please visit: www.conexionspainvirtual.com

About the Tourist Offices of Spain

 The Tourist Offices of Spain in the USA and Canada (Toronto, New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago) are five of the 33 worldwide offices of TURESPAÑA, Spain´s government tourism promotion authority based in Madrid. Each is responsible for promoting Spain as a tourism destination among the travel trade, press and consumers in their respective geographic markets. Collectively, they cooperate for joint promotions serving the entire American and Canadian markets on specific campaigns such as ConexiónSpain Virtual. (www.spain.info)

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