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Sustainable Transformation of Tourism, 14.12.2022

We are pleased to inform you that ACAVe, with IBERIA collaboration, have organized a Sustainability Conference with the title "Sustainable Transformation of Tourism" which will take place on December 14, 2022 at the CosmoCaixa Science Museum (c/ Isaac Newton, 26 - Ronda de Dalt) of Barcelona.

This forum is free and capacity is limited, so you must register in advance HERE.

ACAVe Travel Market Barcelona, 16th November 2022

More than 1.000 travel agents in 14 cities have participated in the ACAVE Travel Market Tour this year.

November 16, 2022.- The Corporate Association of Specialized Travel Agencies (ACAVe) has held today at Estació Espai Gastronòmic de Barcelona the last meeting of this 2022 ACAVe Travel Market Tour, an itinerary of presentations through the main Spanish cities to expose first-hand to travel agents the news of the key operators in the sector.

ACAVe Travel Market Tour Sevilla, 9th November

67 Andalusian travel agencies participated yesterday in the 3rd edition of the ACAVe Travel Market in Seville. 

Airline and train companies, tour operators, hotel chains, tourist offices, leisure companies and digital platforms presented their novelties.

ACAVe Travel Market, Valencia, 2nd november 2022

65 travel agencies from the Valencian Community participate in the ACAVe Travel Market in Valencia. 

Tour operators, airlines and train companies, hotel chains and digital service companies have presented their novelties to the participants of this edition.

Theme parks, tour operators, hotel chains, and digital companies participate in the ACAVe Travel Market in Bilbao

65 travel agencies from the Basque Country attended the event to learn first-hand about the operators' proposals.

October 26, 2022.- The Corporate Association of Specialized Travel Agencies (ACAVe) began yesterday at the Radisson Collection hotel Gran Vía in Bilbao a new autumn round of the ACAVe Travel Market Tour, an itinerary of presentations throughout Spain designed to exposing first-hand to travel agents the latest developments in tourism services and products from the key operators in the sector.

The manager of ACAVE, Catiana Tur, welcomed and made a good balance of the summer season and commented on the prospects that the sector has for the coming months: "despite the uncertainty caused by the conflict in Ukraine and the corresponding inflation, travel agencies have not noticed the feared slowdown that some predicted for the fall. The number of reservations has been reduced compared to the summer but the activity is maintained”.

In the first presentation, Samuel Durán, commercial technician at Beroni, spoke about BGS Sign Contract, a service that digitizes the creation and management of combined travel contracts in an easy way. Next, Robert Galera, Sales & Marketing executive of Expedia TAAP, presented the novelties that have been introduced in the platform with new payment options. Raquel Bringas, PortAventura World National Sales, presented the theme resort's new Halloween season both in its parks and in the complex's hotels. Montse Balmes, Sales Manager - Large Accounts at Puy du Fou Spain invited attendees to discover the adventure of history offered by this theme park specializing in large-format historical shows. For her part, Ana Diaz, Spain Country Manager of Ratehawk, presented this reservation platform with 1.7 million available accommodations worldwide. Next, José Luis Mesa – Sales Executive of Sandos Hotels & Resorts focused his presentation on the Sandos experience in its hotels for this winter season. Oriol Balmaña, Tour Operator Sales Manager of Travelkids, presented the proposals for magical trips for this season.

This autumn, 4 ACAVe Travel Markets will be held in the following cities: Bilbao (October 26), Valencia (November 2), Seville (November 9), Barcelona (November 16).

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Big data, the metaverse and sustainable mobility central themes of the XXII ACAVE Forum on the future of tourism

The Economist Santiago Niño Becerra will start the day with a first session entitled "The challenges of the tourism industry in the face of the global economic situation", in which the economic situation facing the sector will be analyzed.

This year the Forum changes location and will be held on September 29 at the Pedralbes Palace in Barcelona.

September 5, 2022.- The XXII ACAVE Forum, which will take place on September 29 at the Palau de Pedralbes in Barcelona, ​​will this year debate the future and transformation of tourism and the need to advance in sustainability and technological innovation , key factors to promote socially responsible tourism adapted to the new demands of travellers.

In this edition, the Forum recovers the exclusively face-to-face pre-pandemic format and is expected to have more than 200 attendees including travel agents and professionals in the tourism sector. The Forum is open to both ACAVE members and non-members, and you can consult the full program, as well as register through the following link: https://www.acave.travel/es/agenda/foro-acave

The seventh edition of Member´s Night becomes a message of optimism about the recovery of the sector

The seventh edition of Member´s Night becomes a message of optimism about the recovery of the sector.  More than 150 members gathered on the Paseo Marítimo in Barcelona in a festive atmosphere after two years of the pandemic. 

The Corporate Association of Specialized Travel Agencies (ACAVE) celebrated last Thursday night, June 30, at the Red Fish restaurant on the Barcelona beach, the VII Member´s Night, with the assistance of more of 150 guests who enjoyed the annual event of the sector in a festive and relaxed networking environment. The event had the support and participation of Barcelona City Council, Qatar Airways, Qatar Tourism and ERGO.

ACAVE tour operators present the decalogue of ethical commitment and customer service

The decalogue includes a set of good practices based on current legislation and the ACAVe Code of Ethics, with which the ACAVe TTOOs are committed in order to provide quality service and guarantees to travelers and agencies. retailers.

June 7, 2022.- The Tour Operation Committee of the Corporate Association of Specialized Travel Agencies (ACAVE) has approved the Decalogue of ACAVe Tour Operators (see here), which publicizes and gives prestige to the added value and guarantees that ACAVe tour operators offer in the organization of combined trips, both to retail travel agencies and to travelers. More than 50 tour operators are part of ACAVe, representing all types and specialties of travel. On ACAVe's website, www.acave.travel , all associated tour operators and retail agencies can be consulted.

Appearance of the ACAVe President in the Parlament de Catalunya

ACAVe president calls for more coordination between police forces to fight crime in Catalan tourist destinations

In his appearance before the Commission for the Study of the Police Model, Jordi Martí praised the police work but called for, among other things, better care for tourists who have been victims of crime.

He also called for more effective combating the illegal sale of fraudulent excursions and services sold to tourists by unlicensed companies or even on the street by individuals.

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