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4th Summit of Travel Agencies Associations

The Spanish Confederation of Travel Agencies (CEAV) is organising the 4th Summit of Travel Agencies Associations, from 1 to 3 November 2017, where over 200 participants from all over the world will share their experiences and concerns and discuss the key points of our industry.


Valencia, from 1 to 3 November 2017

Venue: The Science Museum of The City of Arts and Sciences. (Av. del Profesor López Piñero nº 7 – GPS: 39º 27’ 23’’ N, 0º 21’ 10” W)

Dirk Glaesser (speaker & chairperson)

Director for Sustainable Developmet of Tourism Department at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Antonio López de Ávila (speaker & chairperson)

Director of the Tourism Innovation Initiative, IE University & Special Advisor on Innovation and Technology to the Secretary General of the UNWTO

Mark Meader (speaker & chairperson)

Senior Vice President of Marketing, Industry Affairs & Education of ASTA - American Society of Travel Agents

(Marina de Valencia, Muelle de la Aduana s/n – GPS 39º 27’ 40.5648’’ n, 0º 19’ 27.1452’’ W)

Venue: The Science Museum of The City of Arts and Sciences. (Av. del Profesor López Piñero nº 7 – GPS: 39º 27’ 23’’ N, 0º 21’ 10” W)

Otto de Vries

Chairman of WTAAA (World Travel Agents Associations Alliance)


Register before 20 October 2017

*Previous invitation from CEAV


Located in the heart of the Museu de les Ciències Príncep Felipe (Prince Felipe Science Museum), this spectacular auditorium is the ideal location to host conferences, congresses, presentations or any other type of meeting

City of Arts and Sciences in the Santiago Grisolía Auditorium


Avda. del Professor López Piñero (Historiador de la Medicina) nº 7
46013 Valencia.
39º 27' 23'' N, 0º 21' 10'' W

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Valencia is one of the most vibrant destinations in Europe. With a privileged location by the Mediterranean sea, it offers the perfect blend of nice weather and beaches, an incredible historical heritage and modern architecture, a wide range of shops, and a great number of restaurants and bars to enjoy Valencian cuisine or dance the night away.

The city’s historical centre is a compendium of monuments left by the Roman, Arabic and Christian civilisations that inhabited Valencia. The Cathedral, the Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange – declared Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO), the Central and Colón Markets, the Estación del Norte railway station and the Carmen district are all a must. Inside the Cathedral, the chalice used by Jesus during the Last Supper is preserved in the Santo Cáliz Chapel.

A stroll or bike ride along the former bed of the River Turia, which is now a huge eight-kilometre garden, also make for a good outdoor plan if you want to get your bearings, as the route crosses the city form west to east, from the Bioparc zoo to the City of Arts and Sciences, Calatrava’s architectural complex. It is also the location of the city’s famous aquarium, L’Oceanogràfic, the largest marine park in Europe.

You can continue the route with the city’s open-access beaches, 20 kilometres of fine sand, which now also boast the new Marina Beach Club. Nature lovers can round off their trip with a visit to La Albufera, a natural park that is ideal for birdwatching, a boat trip or to try one of the several trails that pass through the rice fields and the unspoilt beaches of El Saler.

Those who visit Valencia cannot go home without trying the famous Valencian paella or any of the other rice dishes that are so prominent in Valencian cuisine. Tapas such as esgarraet (traditional Valencian red pepper, cured cod, garlic and olive oil salad), calamari and mussels round off the most traditional offer and are combined with other more innovative proposals by the city’s restaurants, four of which are Michelin starred.

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