//A warm welcome awaits delegates in Andalusia

A warm welcome awaits delegates in Andalusia

A visit to Seville without exploring all this city has to offer would be a missed opportunity

Welcoming 500 travel industry professionals spanning the full breadth of the mainstream and specialist travel industry, this year’s Travel Convention will take place from 8 to 10 October 2018 at the five-star Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento hotel in Seville. Located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, the hotel is close to all the historic sights of interest in Andalusia’s largest city.

Andalusia is a modern region with a well-developed infrastructure. While conscious of the need to modernise and move forward with the times, it is also careful to take care of its roots and maintain its important cultural heritage and monuments, which are a legacy of the region’s founders.

Rich in history and renowned for its flamenco, tapas bars and orange trees, Seville dates from around the first millennium BC, coinciding with its settlement by the Phoenicians and the Tartessians. Its location at the confluence of river and land routes favoured rapid economic growth in the valley and surrounding areas. For modern-day visitors, a hot climate means plenty of sunshine to enjoy the city and various outdoor activities. 

With its combination of old-world glamour and sophistication, incredible heritage and contemporary art, music, food and fashion, a visit to Andalusia’s capital without exploring would be a missed opportunity. Seville’s historic landmarks, culture, nature and cuisine are the pillars of the tourism offering in towns throughout the province, with roughly 300 monuments recognised for their cultural significance. These include the breathtaking Unesco-listed Alcázar palace; La Giralda, the spectacular cathedral with its Moorish bell tower; and the lively Triana and Alameda districts.

Excursions and sporting activities will be available to delegates on Monday 8 October, and the business sessions will close no later than 4pm on Wednesday 10 October to provide them with the opportunity to explore Seville in their own time. 

 

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At a Glance: The Travel Convention 2018 in Seville

  • The Travel Convention 2018 will be held at the Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento from Monday 8 to Wednesday 10 October 2018
  • The registration fee grants delegates full access to the three-day programme of business sessions and networking events. See the Convention website for further details and applicable group discounts
  • Delegates will stay at the Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento and the recently opened Eurostars Torre Sevilla
  • A number of airlines operate direct flights to Seville from the UK
  • To view the full programme and 2018 Convention Delegate List, visit thetravelconvention.com