The AVE Cities Network, chaired by the mayor of Seville, Juan Espadas, will launch before the end of this year a marketing website, created to work directly with both travel agencies and the final public, and that will offer the possibility of booking train, hotel and experiences at destination, thus showing the synergies between the cities connected to the high speed network. The decision has taken a technical meeting held in Cuenca for destinations that make up the network.
Specifically, representatives from Seville, Lérida, León, Segovia, Ciudad Real, Tarragona, Antequera, Zamora, Palencia, Málaga, Córdoba, Cuenca, Zaragoza, Villanueva de Córdoba, Villena (Alicante), Barcelona, Puertollano (Ciudad Real), attended, Valencia, Madrid, Valladolid - which holds the vice presidency of this association--, Albacete, Alicante, Murcia and Granada, in addition to the autonomous communities of Andalusia, Castilla La-Mancha and Castilla y León, according to a statement issued by the Consistory of Seville. This is an initiative included in your 2018-2021 Strategic Plan, designed to boost this alliance and reinforce it in the face of a new tourism landscape that requires a growing diversification of the offer.
For the delegate of Urban Habitat, Culture and Tourism of the City of Seville, Antonio Muñoz, "it is another step in the growth of the powerful tourist offer around the AVE Cities Network, because, in addition to the importance of its deployment promotional, especially abroad, will market the tourist package directly on its website, thus expanding the possibilities of purchase to the final customer. "The network is a great example of collaboration to create product and destination", the delegate has abounded.
During that meeting, The promotion and marketing actions have been taken stock carried out so far from 2019, with assistance to national tourism fairs such as the International Tourism Fair (Fitur) and 'Btravel', and international, including the ITB of Berlin, Anato Colombia, 'ILTM Latam' in Brazil or 'City Fair' of London.
As for the commercial actions within the Spanish market, those that were undertaken in Valencia and Madrid, and abroad, those of Lisbon and Shanghai have been highlighted. From now to the end of the year, the AVE Cities Network plans to participate in Intur de Valladolid, and in the ITB Asia, in the hands of Turespaña, as well as attending the 'World Travel Market' in London. The II 'Travel Meeting' of the AVE Cities Network will also be organized, which raises to congregate to its 30 destinations and autonomous communities that actively participate in this association to show their experiences to the agents and operators of Barcelona and surroundings. THE NETWORK A total of 30 are the destinations that make up the AVE Cities Network. This offers a differentiated tourist product that allows you to enjoy Spain based on an AVE getaway and whose objective is to promote the cities that make it up. Places for all tastes, for solo travelers, as a couple, as a family. Stops in search of culture, sun and beach, gastronomy, nature, shopping, LGBT cities or congresses.
Ave Cities Network is the tourism product resulting from the fusion of the train as a means of sustainable, fast and efficient transport par excellence and the heritage of the cities that form it. The association has two types of tourism products: one, 'Escapadas en Ave' or 'Avexperience', which includes AVE travel, hotels at special prices and leisure activities at the destination; two, 'Renfe Spain Pass', a ticket service aimed exclusively at foreign tourists, which is a new way of traveling and that facilitates travel being able to meet several destinations in the network in the same getaway. You can choose between four, six, eight and ten trips and buy them up to six months in advance.
It is available in two categories, tourist and business, for both children and adults. Albacete, Alicante, Antequera, Barcelona, Calatayud (Zaragoza), Ciudad Real, Córdoba, Cuenca, Granada, León, Lleida, Madrid, Malaga. Orense, Palencia, Puertollano, Segovia, Sevilla, Tarragona, Toledo, Valencia, Valladolid, Villanueva de Córdoba, Villena, Zamora and Zaragoza are the 26 cities interconnected through High Speed and that make up the network, to which they are also attached Elche (Alicante), Loja (Granada), Murcia and Talavera de la Reina (Toledo).