CONEXION SPAIN: THE SECOND ANNUAL SPANISH VIRTUAL TRADE SHOW IN NORTH AMERICA KICKS OFF IN ONE MONTH
On the heels of the resounding success of last year´s edition, IMASTE is organizing the second annual Spanish virtual trade and consumer show for tourism in the North American continent taking place from March 12th through December 31st with lots of new features.
Conexion Spain Virtual, organized by IMASTE, the leading company in Europe for virtual events and trade shows will be the meeting point between consumers and professionals in the North American travel industry and all providers from Spain selling in this market, ranging from hotels to museums to city and regional CVBS, DMCs and other tourism suppliers!
This new edition of the Virtual Trade Show has lots of new features like one-to-one meetings and agenda, networking area and several theme workshops that will take place during the year.
Operating 24/7 this virtual trade show is an ideal opportunity for consumers and tourism professionals to “meet with” the entire sector, minimizing costs, optimizing investments and reaching more potential travelers around the world through the Internet.
Together with the opportunity of visiting the Virtual Booths, attending to webinars and chatting to representatives of the exhibiting companies, this year the visitors will be able to exchange visit cards and make professional networking with each other.
Both exhibitors and visitors are able to interact and present their products and services without the complications related to international travel. Since there is no distance online, users will be able to visit a booth and make business regardless of geographic location.
Conexion Spain Virtual is the trade show of the future, a place where companies and travelers will meet, and institutions from the Costa del Sol, Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, and Paradores as well as other hotels, will be showcasing the Spanish flavor to the North American travel market.
Madrid and Barcelona
at the top 10 of
The Globe Shopper City Index – Europe (The Economist)
(Assessing 33 European destinations on convenience, availability and price)
The Spanish advantage
Madrid and Barcelona tie for second place with consistently strong performances across all categories
The Index’s two Spanish cities are tied for second place, and were just edged out of first place, with less
than half a point separating them from the number one city, London. While London’s performance is
volatile, with the UK capital city scoring very well in some areas and very badly in others, Madrid and
Barcelona took a different route to the top. Consistency, rather than overwhelming leads in individual
areas, explains their robust results.
Never far from the top
Only rarely in the Index do either of the two Spanish cities come first in any of the five individual
top line categories: shops; affordability; convenience; hotels and transport; and culture and climate.
Their best result is third place: Barcelona is third for hotels and transport and Madrid for shops.
Delving into more detail in the Index tells a similar story. Among the Index’s 22 indicators, only once
do either of the two cities outperform the other cities—Barcelona comes first for “shopper favorites”,
reflecting the relatively low cost of a range of high-end luxury items. Barcelona or Madrid lead in
two other individual indicators, but in each case they are tied with a large number of cities. The cities
tie with 20 other cities for relative ease of travel in terms of visa regulations, and for availability and
variety of restaurants Madrid ties with 11 cities. Barcelona ties with three cities for the quality of its
When Barcelona and Madrid score less well, they remain largely in the middle of the league table,
which drives their overall 2nd place result. Among the five categories, Barcelona never finishes below
ninth place (for affordability) and is in the bottom half of the table for the 22 indicators only twice, for cost of dining (20th) and cost of accommodation (17th). Madrid is less consistent, but only slightly
so—finishing 11th in the affordability category—and has a bottom-half result for just four indicators,
although never sinks below 23rd place, its ranking for the cost of dining.
Multiple options for the serious shopper
Although not perhaps usually ranked among Europe’s most famous shopping destinations, Madrid
and Barcelona possess strong and extensive attractions for the shopper. Spain takes its shopping
seriously—globally recognised Zara, Mango, Desigual, Camper and Custo are Spanish brands.
Barcelona, among its other shopping areas, has a 5-km stretch of largely pedestrianised streets, from
Las Ramblas through the Plaça de Catalunya and the Passeig de Gràcia to the Avinguda Diagonal.
Madrid has shopping districts to suit every taste, from the luxury brands in Salamanca and Goya to
the trendier offerings of the Chueca district and its Fuencarral market. Moreover, although total trip
costs are a weak point for both cities overall, they perform very well for the prices of goods in the Index
basket, with Barcelona—as noted above—the cheapest city, and Madrid coming in third.
Finally, there is little to complain about in the surroundings, with the second (Madrid) and third
(Barcelona) best climates in the Index, excellent cuisine and convenient hotels and transport. Even
when they perform poorly compared to peers, neither city is without charms. Madrid, for example,
finishes 21st overall for attractions and sights, but still boasts the Palacio Real (Royal Palace) and the
Prado Museum’s world famous collection.
*Source: The Globe Shopper City Index – Europe. The Economist Intelligence Unit Limited 2011
Madrid is the second best shopping destination in Europe
According to TheGlobe Shopper City Index – Europe, which measures shopping tourism attractions in 33 cities and is published by The Economist,
Spanish capital shares this position with Barcelona, just half a point
behind London, which was rated the top city for shopping
selected city was awarded points on the basis of 38 criteria divided
into five categories: shops, affordability, convenience, hotels and
transport, and culture and climate
obtained good results in all categories, offering great advantages to
shoppers in terms of good food, convenience and reduced prices on
The climate and cultural events were also determining factors in the high score obtained by our city
The city of Madrid has achieved second place in the list of best European cities for shopping compiled by The Globe Shopper City Index – Europe.This index, which is part of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) research programme carried out by The Economist, is sponsored by the company Global Blue, a world expert in shopping and international spending.
Spanish capital has tied with Barcelona as the second best place for
shopping, both cities just half a point short of the winning city,
London, and ahead of Paris, Rome and Berlin.The Globe Shopper City Index – Europemeasures the attractiveness of the 33 biggest European cities for international shopping trips.
city was awarded points according to 38 criteria divided into five
categories: shops, affordability, convenience, hotels and transport, and
culture and climate. The cities included in the index were selected in
line with the number of visitors they attract and their economic
importance, while geographic diversity was also taken into account.
Madrid’s strong points
obtained consistent results in all categories, providing great
attractions for shoppers, including good food, convenience and reduced
prices on big brands.Key
to Madrid's excellent overall result was its third place in the
category of shops: the city was awarded 69 points, 11 behind London, the
leading city in this section.
strong point in this area is a combination of the extended sales
periods which offer shoppers great discounts and the offering of world
famous labels such as Spanish firms Loewe, Zara and Desigual.Madrid is also ranked second for climate, less than one point behind Lisbon.Our city has also gained high marks for the wide range of cultural and sporting events taking place.
to Per Setterberg, Chief Executive of Global Blue, "this index will
help retailers and shopping brands make better business decisions". Setterberg also pointed out that the online Globe Shopper City Index "will enable travellers to discover their ideal shopping city based on their personal priorities".Global
Blue is a business offering financial services which collaborates with
more than 270,000 retailers, commercial brands and hotels in more than
40 countries.Its aim is to facilitate retail transactions between businesses and their foreign clientele.
to the study, tourists travelling for shopping purposes are most likely
to come from Russia, China and Mexico, followed by Brazil and Japan.In
the last year, spending by Russian tourists has increased by 54 per
cent, while Chinese spending has risen even further, by 79 per cent.
to Luis Llorca, country manager of Global Blue Spain, "international
tourists spend four times more than local customers every time they make
a purchase in our stores".
Madrid: year-round shopping
in the Spanish capital, notable for its specialization and the fact
that it is spread across various neighbourhoods and commercial
districts, has become one of the main factors in economic revitalization
and one of the main tools of tourism promotion.
Another of the elements analysed in the study was the adaptation of opening hours of commercial establishments to suit visitors.This was one aspect in which Madrid remained below average, ranked at number 21 of the 33 cities analysed.For
this reason, Madrid City Council is committed to initiatives such as
the recent declaration of five new neighbourhoods of the city as Major
Tourism Areas (Zonas de Gran Afluencia Turística).Since
October, businesses located in these commercial districts are allowed
to open on Sundays and public holidays, giving way to a shopping walk
from Serrano to Madrid Río lined with stores that are open all year
round. It covers the most attractive commercial areas of the Spanish
capital, such as the Salamanca district, Las Salesas, Chueca,
Fuencarral, the Literary Quarter, Sol, Hapsburg Madrid and Gran Vía.
Autumn is the rutting season for the stags in Los Alcornocales natural park
Autumn arrives and marks the start of the rutting season, which is one of the most impressive spectacles in Los Alcornocales natural park. It begins in September and various companies organise trips into the forest to watch this breeding ritual and battles as the stags fight over the hinds and to perpetuate the species with the calves that will be born in spring.
The end of the summer sees the beginning of a merciless battle as the males of the 35,000 or so deer to be found in Los Alcornocales begin to fight to cover the hinds.
The rutting season begins with the roaring and then continues for various days as the stags lock antlers until they are exhausted. The sound echoes through the heart of the park and can be heard up to several kilometres away, particularly at dawn and when night falls. This natural phenomenon lasts for nearly a month. It usually begins in September - depending on the climate - and continues well into October or November.
Photo: Juan Tébar
Los Barrios Town Council regularly organises trips to hear the rutting of the deer along a route through the municipal state of Valdeinfierno.
The trips take place at night and last around four hours. You should wear suitable clothes for hiking and which help you blend into the countryside. You may lead to take a jacket and also a torch and binoculars. Other companies are already advertising routes to see the stags’ rutting and there are several firms that will organise trips on request.
Herbivores, roaming and nocturnal, the deer of Los Alcornocales are greyish in colour in winter and reddish brown in spring. They weigh over one hundred kilos and are at their peak in July. It is the most popular species with game hunters in the Sierra de Cádiz mountains and it finds its ideal refuge in Los Alcornocales.
Its microclimate, with a tropical influence from nearby zones, has created a lush vegetation, which is nearly impenetrable with narrow, deep river valleys known as canutos.
The surface area of the park is 170,025 hectares and it runs from the north to south of the province of Cadiz. It borders with the Grazalema park to the north and with the Straits of Gibraltar natural park to the south. The park, with its views over the African coast, is home to the Griffon vulture and the Eurasian eagle owl. Roe deer, otters and mongooses also live in this park, which is considered to be the best conserved forest in Europe.
Storks, booted eagles, falcons and many other species make this an exceptional location for bird watchers. Other activities organised in the park include canyoning, canoeing, visiting archaeological remains or going on hot-air balloon trip.
Even though just taking a walk through the thousand-year-old cork oak forests is an adventure in itself.
Yésica Guerra Prensa y RR.PP. Oficina Española de Turismo en Miami 1395 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1130 Miami, FL 33131 Tel.: 305-358-1992 Ext. 322 Fax: 305-358-8223 www.spain.info
IBERIA LAUNCHES TODAY A NEW ROUTE BETWEEN MIAMI AND BARCELONA
· Passengers flying non-stop between Miami and Barcelona can connect to many destinations in Spain and Europe
· Iberia expects to carry 53,000 passengers on the new route in the first year of operation · Triple Iberia Plus frequent flyer points to promote the new route
Madrid, March 29th, 2011
Iberia launched its new services between Madrid to Miami today.
Iberia operates now three non-stop flights weekly to Barcelona on
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Passengers coming from other U.S
destinations, such as Dallas, Houston, Orlando and Tampa can connect to
the new route via American Airlines. At Barcelona airport, travellers
can link with Iberia Regional / Air Nostrum and Vueling flights to
cities such as Bilbao, Majorca, Malaga and Valencia in Spain or Milan,
Nice, Paris and Rome in Europe. Iberia expects to carry 53,000
passengers on this route in the first year of operation.
The non-stop Miami-Barcelona flight will be the second U.S route
inaugurated by Iberia this week as the airline has also started flying
this past Monday, March 28, between Los Angeles and Madrid. Iberia
offers now three non-stop flights weekly from Los Angeles on Mondays,
Wednesdays, and Saturdays – with an additional Friday flight from July
The aircraft used on these routes will be a 254-seat Airbus
A-340/300, with a 36-seat Business Plus section, recently redesigned,
that offers 2.20 meters of space for each passenger and seats that
unfold into horizontal beds.
To promote the new Miami-Barcelona route, Iberia is awarding triple frequent flyer points for tickets acquired in iberia.com
through May 31st. The 1,800 points obtained flying from Miami to
Barcelona are enough to pay for three return Madrid-Barcelona shuttle
flights, for two return trips between Madrid and Casablanca, or for one
return flight between Madrid and Athens, Istanbul, Stockholm,
Copenhagen, Berlin, or other cities in Europe.
Now Iberia operates 10 weekly flights from Miami to Spain: apart
from this new Miami-Barcelona route, it flies daily from Miami to
Madrid. Iberia’s operations in Miami began on August 3, 1972. These new
routes, together with the overall capacity increase on its flights from
Boston, Chicago and New York to the Spanish capital will consolidate the
United States as Iberia's most important long-haul market. In 2011 the
airline will offer a total of 1,164,000 seats between the Spain and USA,
representing a 13 per cent increase from 2010.
The new flights and the overall capacity increase are part of the
joint business launched in October last year by Iberia, American
Airlines and British Airways for routes over the North Atlantic.
Customers of the three airlines have now more travel options available,
with more frequencies, more destinations and better connections across
their networks. The three airlines’ combined route network serves 433
destinations in 105 countries with almost 5,200 daily departures.
American Airlines and British Airways will also start new services
as a consequence of the joint business. Beginning April 5th, American
launches service from JFK to Budapest and on May 1st, it begins a new
flight from Chicago to Helsinki. Also, British Airways will begin
service from San Diego to London on June 2nd.
ALICANTE AIMS TO BE SPAIN’S NEXT CULTURE CAPITAL
New Contemporary Art Museum and New Auditorium to Join
New Cultural Center in 18th Century Cigar Factory
Spain, March 8, 2011 – The sunny seaside city of Alicante is aiming to
become Spain’s next culture capital with the opening of the new Museum
of Contemporary Art of Alicante (MACA), the first season of the smashing
new Auditorium of Alicante (ADDA) and another cultural center, Las
Cigarreras, to debut in a restored 18th century cigar factory.
The permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of
Alicante, a bequest from local artist Eusebio Sempere who had studied in
Paris, includes more than 100 works by some of the 20th century’s most
renowned artists. Paintings, sculptures and drawings by Arp, Braque,
Chagall, Chillida, Cocteau, Dalí, Delauney, Ernst, Giacometti, González,
Gris, Miró, Picasso, Saura and Tàpies, among many others. Sempere, and
another local artist, Juana Frances, donated their own works to the
Housed in the Casa de la Asegurada, a 17th century palace which
is one of the best examples of Baroque architecture in the city, MACA is
set in a peaceful square in El Barrio, Alicante’s Old Quarter, next to
the 14th century Gothic St. Mary’s Church. Architects Sol Madridejos
and Juan Carlos Sancho added a striking modern extension in glass and
concrete which allows plenty of natural light in. The
13,000-square-feet museum houses galleries, a shop, a library and an
auditorium for concerts, conferences and events.
Running through May 26, MACA’s program kicks off with a Festival
of Original Version Films screening international classics including The
Located in the modern city center, the new Auditorium of
Alicante (ADDA) was designed by native son Juan Antonio Gracía Solera
and has a main concert hall with 1,500 seats, a chamber orchestra hall
accommodating 320 spectators, a cafeteria and restaurant, six rehearsal
rooms and eight multi-purpose rooms available for conferences or
Following its official presentation in February, ADDA will
open March 16 with an inaugural season packed with concerts, conference
and special activities for children.
Besides these two new
venues, another major cultural project currently underway is the
transformation of the iconic 18th century building known as Las
Cigarreras, a former cigar factory, into a dynamic space of more than
300,000 square feet for music, dance and the visual arts. The new
cultural centre will have rooms for concerts and exhibitions (some of
which are already open), research facilities, an artists’ residence,
interactive spaces and gardens and a restaurant.
Spanish capital welcomes one of the greatest current and avant-garde
art fairs, ARCO, to be held for the thirtieth time in February
Madrid, a place to discover contemporary art
Russia is the guest country at ARCOmadrid 2011 and will be represented by twelve of its most important galleries
part of the international promotion of this cultural event, Madrid has
presented its contemporary art offerings in cities such as Sao Paulo,
Moscow, Paris and Miami. Lisbon will be the next stop
capital boasts several large cultural spaces including Matadero Madrid,
Conde Duque, la Casa Encendida, the El Águila Complex and the
well as ARCO, the city offers a range of other opportunities for
enjoying the latest trends in art: Galleries Day, PHotoEspaña and La
Noche en Blanco (Madrid’s version of the European White Nights)
are the corners of Madrid where the most modern and avant-garde art can
be found. The Spanish capital has become its best showcase as a
physical reflection of the latest trends – which are given expression in
the buildings of prestigious architects – and home to a number of
spaces where artists and designers conceive, develop and exhibit their
proof of this is the city’s hosting of one of contemporary art’s most
important events, ARCOmadrid. The thirtieth edition of this fair will
once again give collectors and professionals from the art world the
chance to immerse themselves in countless original and innovative
expressions of art.
event will take place from 16 to 20 February at the IFEMA trade fair
grounds. Russia will be the guest country and twelve of its galleries
will be present at the fair. Attendees will have the chance to
participate in the programme “Opening: New European Galleries”, which
will bring together a selection of galleries from all over the continent
that have been running for less than eight years, with a special focus
on emerging countries.
City Council has participated for the first time, in collaboration with
the organising committee, in the international promotion of this event
in cities such as Sao Paulo, Moscow, Paris and Miami. The next stop will
be Lisbon in January. With this initiative, Madrid is putting its
extensive offer for contemporary art lovers well and truly on the map.
Avant-garde cultural spaces
Spanish capital offers any number of venues where visitors can discover
the essence of contemporary art. Matadero Madrid is one of the cultural
representatives of the city, showing its commitment to the modern and
the avant-garde. It is a cultural centre located in the city’s former
slaughterhouse, a building dating back to the early 20th century, which
now accommodates several different areas dedicated to contemporary
Naves del Español, a theatre complex characterised by its versatility
and where a variety of events are staged; Intermediae, an initiative to
promote projects from the most diverse of disciplines and the Central de
Diseño (Design Centre), run by the Fundación Diseño Madrid, are the
most prominent enclaves of this venue, which is to be extended to offer
new elements and activities.
Conde Duque Cultural Centre, La Casa Encendida, La Tabacalera Social
Centre (future National Visual Arts Centre) and the El Águila Complex
are a few of the city’s other most original spaces. The museums on
Madrid’s “Art Walk” (Paseo del Arte), namely the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofía museums, and the CaixaForum Madrid form another of the unmissable routes through the most artistic side of Madrid.
addition to their permanent collections, the cultural institutions of
the so-called “Art Mile” have a number of interesting exhibitions
programmed for the coming months. Mario Testino: All or Nothing and Impressionist Gardens at the Thyssen-Bornemisza, Dalí, Lorca and the Residencia de Estudiantes at CaixaForum, Atlas at the Reina Sofía and Passion for Renoir at the Prado Museum are just a few of the most noteworthy.
In 2011, this varied offer will continue with exhibitions of the calibre of Roberto Jacoby (Reina Sofía), The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image (CaixaForum), Chardin (Prado Museum) and Heroines (Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum), among others.
Contemporary art occasions
city’s cultural and entertainment calendar is also marked with a range
of other great art and design events. As well as important art fairs
such as ARCO, Madrid will host Galleries Day, the International Festival
of Photography and Visual Arts (PHotoEspaña), La Noche en Blanco, Art
Madrid, Dearte, JustMadrid, Casa Pasarela, Interior Home and Estampa.
All the information on these and other events, exhibitions and cultural
centres can be found on the esMADRID.com website (www.esmadrid.com), the official tourist information site for the City of Madrid
MORE MICHELIN-STARRED RESTAURANTS FOR VALENCIA
Birthplace of Paella Raises Profile as Mecca for Cutting-edge Cuisine
VALENCIA, Spain – This sunny region on Spain’s Mediterranean
is surrounded by a fertile huerta, that provides Valencia’s wonderful
fresh vegetables, oranges and the renowned rice used in one of the
country’s most hallowed dishes. While Valencia is known as the
birthplace of paella, these days local chefs are cooking up more
contemporary fare, making creative use of the region’s bounty. And a
new crop of Michelin-star restaurants are springing up. The latest
edition of the 2011 Michelin Guide has bestowed one star on Ricard
Camarena of Arrop in Valencia and another star on Paco Morales, the chef
at the Hotel Ferrero in Bocairent, bringing the total of
Michelin-starred restaurants to 13 in an area a little smaller than New
Down a maze of winding streets in the heart of Valencia’s old
quarter Arrop can be found in the lower level of the Hotel Palacio
Marqués de Caro. While excavating the site, the owners discovered
remains of 12th century Arab walls and Roman mosaics and incorporated
them into the design of the restaurant and the luxurious boutique hotel.
Chef Camarena starts from the traditional roots of Valencia
cuisine and spins delicious creations that look like works of art.
Dishes such as cod with eggplant terrine, calamari in its ink with
leeks, cilantro and lime, roast suckling goat infused with green
onions. A three-course Menú Arrop, or three courses a la carte, is
about $76 (58 euros) and the Menú Ricard Camarena is about $91 (69
Nestled in the Sierra Mariola in Bocairent, about an hour’s drive
from Valencia or Alicante, the 12-suite Hotel-Restaurante Ferrero is a
Relais & Chateau. Opened in 2007 by Spanish tennis champion Juan
Carlo Ferrero, the restored 19th century estate has beautiful gardens,
an outdoor pool, a spa and tennis and paddle tennis courts.
At Restaurante Paco Morales, guests may choose from dishes like
baby prawns with wild fennel, hake cooked in the broth of bomba rice
with white asparagus, Iberian Pork with green asparagus and ramps and
roasted pigeon with goat cheese raviolis. The chef offers a 13-course
tasting menu, Innovation, at about $114 (86.40 euros including tax) and
the five-course Roots Menu for about $70 (52.43 euros.) www.hotelferrero.com
In all, thirteen Michelin-starred restaurants are scattered
throughout the Valencian region in the provinces of Alicante, Castellon
and Valencia. Quique Dacosta-El Poblet (Dénia, www.elpoblet.com) has been awarded two stars. Ten other restaurants with one star include: Ca Sento (Valencia, www.casento.net), La Sucursal (Valencia, www.restaurantelasucursal.com), Riff (Valencia, www.restaurante-riff.com), Torrijos (Valencia, www.restaurantetorrijos.com),Vertical (Valencia, www.restaurantevertical.com), Julio (Fontanars dels Alforins, www.juliorestaurant.es), Casa Pepa (Ondara, www.casapepa.es), L’Escaleta (Cocentaina, www.lescaleta.com), Casa Alfonso (Dehesa de Campoamor, www.casaalfonso.es) y la Finca (Elche, www.lafinca.es).
For more information about the region of Valencia, contact your travel provider or go to http://en.comunitatvalenciana.com/home/home-english/493.
from the Madrid Tourist Board: 1.
“Starting point Atocha”, a brochure for passengers in transit in Atocha
Train Station so that they can explore the tourist attractions of the
area in the spare time.
2. A new bilingual issue of the “Madrid for you” collection:
“Gastronomy for you”, with information about the traditional restaurants
of the city and with special emphasis in the centennial restaurants and
those for fine dining in the gastronomy walk.
All these publications can be downloaded from their official website: www.esmadrid.com
Strategic Alliance between Aeromexico & Air Europa brings a solid proposal for air travel
Airlines, members of SkyTeam, join forces to maximize their resources and improve connectivity
Miami, Fl., October 28, 2010.- Air Europa, the airline division of
Globalia and Aeromexico, the largest transcontinental airline of Mexico
announced their strategic alliance in the United States.
new partnership will allow both companies, members of the global
alliance SkyTeam, to strengthen their commercial cooperation and
increase competitiveness in the North American challenging market.
Starting in November of this year, Aeromexico will be the commercial
representative for Air Europa in the United States with the channels of
distribution –travel agencies, wholesalers and on-line tour operators
(OTAs). Aeromexico will be in charge to promote Air Europa products, as
Air Europa has recently celebrated the first anniversary of its
non-stop service between New York’s JFK and Madrid. In order to
strengthen its presence in the US market, the airline launched
additionally the route Miami – Madrid on March of this year. Both
flights will offer convenience for passengers who choose the capital of
Spain as point of entry, or connection to other European cities.
This alliance will benefit both Aeromexico and Air Europa as they
increase the options and choices for their passengers in the US &
Canadian markets, introducing a comprehensive network and extensive
connectivity for traveling to Europe.
Yésica Guerra Prensa y RR.PP. Oficina Española de Turismo en Miami 1395 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1130 Miami, FL 33131 Tel.: 305-358-1992 Ext. 322 Fax: 305-358-8223 www.spain.info