Wines From Spain speaks with Pablo Sanchez, Air Europa’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing. As a travel expert, Sanchez provided insider insight on traveling to Spain in 2017. With more Americans choosing to travel to Spain, 2017 is sure to be a busy year for exploring Spain’s many gastronomic and cultural delights. Whether it’s wine, food, design or a rich cultural history that travelers may be seeking,Spain offers quality and excitement across the board.
Everybody wants to visit Spain! Spain is currently the third most visited country in the world based on the number of international tourist arrivals who spend at least one night in the country. Tourism is a major industry in Spain and in 2016 alone, over 75 million tourists visited Spain.
Spain is diverse, fun, affordable, safe, friendly and a must see in 2017. Here are just a few of the best things to see and do:
If you haven’t already, I recommend that vacationers visit the north of Spain and explore the less frequented areas of Basque Region, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia. During the summer, temperatures stay at a comfortable 75-degrees and the wines, cuisine, culture and history of these areas is incredibly diverse. Exciting wine regions such as La Rioja, Bierzo, Ribeira Sacra and Rias Baixas are worth visiting while you explore the cities of San Sebastian, Bilbao, Santander and Gijon.
During Spain’s Great Match Air Europa provided two lucky guests the chance to fly round-trip to Madrid. As a proud partner with Wines from Spain, Air Europa is proud to bring a taste of Spain to the United States with its brand new aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. In September 2016, Air Europa became a member of SkyTeam, a 20-airline network that provides access to an extensive global network with 1,052 destinations, plus more frequencies and connectivity than ever before.