Monday 15 October 2012

Passion for rice in Benidorm

The 18 restaurants participating in the I Rice Week in Benidorm, from 15th to 21st October, will offer a selection of rice. 

Recipes traditionally prepared in some cases, or other risky touches. Rice with dolphinfish, cod and cauliflower, anchovies and spinach, onion and pumpkin, or rabbit and snails will be part of the menus of these establishments.

But this delicious proposal deserves whet your appetite before. In this great city of Alicante, next to the Nature Park of Serra Gelada, you can enjoy a tour in its streets and squares of the old part of the town. 

Places like the beautiful Mirador, an icon of Benidorm, or the Church of San Jaime and Santa Ana provide the most tourist city in the Region of Valencia with charm. Discover Benidorm and its restaurants.

Tuesday 12 June 2012

Freestyle Wakeboard by KU at the Benidorm Cable Ski

On 16 June the 1st Freestyle Wakeboard by Ku Benidorm at Cable Ski, will be held, a championship with local / regional participants amongst which there are national & European wakeboard champions the latest trend in water skiing. Energy Monster is committed to Cable Ski  opening the selection for the  2012 European Tour Waterfront Battle  to where winners of Wake and Wakeskate will travel with  expenses paid as a reward.

Tournament prizes include, a helicopter ride, gifts from Liquid Force, Sugar Shop, Kite Surf courses, Go Pro Camera from Photos Rodon, bikinis from Sugar Shop and for all a SPA circuit at the Dynastic.

A free entry event with thrilling  jumps and spectacular tricks Freestyle. For this Monster Energy will liven up the day with a Hammer on the beach, drinks, music and Ku gifts, Liquid Force and Monster for all. Etrance tickets will also be raffled for the Opening Party 2012 Disco Ku and skiing courses.

The day of qualifying rounds will start at 08:30 and athletes may participate in the category Wakeboard Pro Wake Open, Open Wakeskate and Open Wake female. From 13:00, and with the results of classification, the cable will resume its normal activity, but will continue the party with Monster Energy, music, drinks and gifts to closing. At 21:30 athletes have an appointment at KU Lounge, where they will receive their prizes.

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Benidorm receives the Q for Quality Flag award for its beaches and renew their Blue Flag Awards for the third consecutive year

Another recognition has been awarded to Benidorm's beaches for the quality, cleanliness and service, with the Q Quality Flag award for the beaches of Mal Pas, Poniente and Levante,. In addition the beaches renew their Blue Flag Awards for the third consecutive year.

Another recognition has been awarded to  Benidorm's beaches for the  quality, cleanliness and service, with the Q Quality Flag award for the beaches of Mal Pas, Poniente and Levante. "One of the most important awards for quality tourism."

The Q Quality is the brand that represents quality in the Spanish tourism industry and is one of the most important awards for quality certification of the beaches awarded by the ICTE, the Institute for Spanish Tourism Quality, following the rules of quality UNE-EN 187001. This standard identifies the requirements of equipment, cleanliness, safety, rescue, information, etc..
The Q Quality award compiles  the features providing prestige, differentiation, reliability and rigor to certified tourist establishments.

Members who constitute the Institute for Spanish Tourism Quality are the national business organisations representing different sectors and public administration, and who are also the board of directors forming this Institute
Another good news is that the Foundation for Environmental Education has recognised, for the third consecutive year, the "high quality" of the beaches of Levante, Poniente and Mal Pas, and the excellence of the services they provide to users. This recognition signifies that Benidorm renews all the blue flag awards.

New this year, Benidorm receives a special mention, the only destination in the Valencia Region  a "thematic distinction for  municipalities with  Blue Flag beaches, which in this case recognises the work carried out regarding information and environmental education,  recalling the intense campaign carried out last winter in relation to the benefits of seagrass and its power of retaining the sand banks.

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Wednesday 6 June 2012

Gastronomic Benidorm 2012

For the third consecutive year Gastronomic Benidorm is celebrated, an appointment that promotes good food and traditional native recipes from this Mediterranean place including the specialties from all over the world.

Gastronomic Benidorm offers a select list of menus on a wide range of restaurants in Benidorm. Aitona, Art a la Cuina, Barranco playa, or the gourmet boutique hotel Villa Venice are four of the 27 restaurants that offer their guests their delicious proposals.

Guide of restaurants and menus of the Gastronomic Benidorm 2012, in english.

Tuesday 29 May 2012

Benidorm organises the only night time aquatic festival of electronic music in Spain

Benidorm will host on Saturday 7th of July the only aquatic nightlife Fiesta in the country, 'Neptunalia', which reaches its third edition with the assistance of the Benidorm´s Town Hall and the local businesses platform Ociobal.
A big party that will start at 20:30 hours at Aqua Natura and combine elements such as water, music, light and the night, all for a starting price of 22 euros.

'Neptunalia' will feature performances by DJ Nano, of Matinee team, including J.Louis, Jordi Lights and Vanessa Klein, as well as Sergio Gallegos, DJ Suri, and Aitor Galan, DJ Pive and Santy Mataix, of 'Neptunalia' team, reported the event director, Santi Sanus. The festival features a staging of 100,000 watts of sound, 150,000 watts of lighting, laser evolution, animation, 3D Mapping, Performance and laser Aquatic bolus megatron.

The event, which will last three days, will have parties before and after the main event at Aqua Natura, and is expected to attract over 10,000 people.

Note that 'Neptunalia' has more than 60 official outlets, in addition to its online web portal and web can buy packs of tickets to the festival+accommodation.

Presentation video:

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Low cost festival closes its line up with 30 bands to perform during its 4th edition

Suede will offer their only concert in Spain. Also performing Placebo, Kasabian, 2Manydjs, The Sounds and Citizens!

The Benidorm Low Cost Festival has now finalised the line up for the 2012 edition. Day tickets are on sale at a promotion price of 35 euro for a limited time. Low Cost has signed up 30 bands this year with what is considered the best starring line up in its history.

The names that most stand out this year are the British group Suede (only concert in Spain during 2012), a band which has just announced the preparation of their  new record, Placebo, Kasabian, 2Manydjs, The Sounds and Citizens, amongst the foreign bands, as well as a cast of national bands lead by names such as  Vetusta Morla, La Casa Azul or Supersubmarina.

The Low Cost will take place on the 27th,28th and 29th July and the location will at the same place again at the sports venue Guillermo Amor in Benidorm.

The first day bands playing will be Suede and The Sounds, 2Manydjs, The Whip, Is Tropical, Iván Ferreiro, Supersubmarina, We Are Standard, Varry Brava, The Right Ons y DJ Coco.

The second day on the stage will be  Placebo, Fanfarlo, Citizens!, Etienne de Crécy, The Zombie Kids, La Casa Azul, Make the Girl Dance, Second, The Columpio Asesino, Fuel Fandango and Anni B Sweet, whilst on the 29th will be  Kasabian, Vetusta Morla, Le Corps Mince de Francoise, Jero Romero, Bigott, Mcenroe, Triángulo de Amor Bizarro, La Habitación Roja and The New Raemon.

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The Russian tour operator Versa will connect Alicante with St. Petersburg from June to September

Versa, a major Russian travel agencies announced today the launch of a charter line from June to September, linking the airports of Alicante and St. Petersburg. A new that was made ​​public last week to coincide with the workshop 'Spain 2012', organised by Versa in the picturesque village of Repino, where the manager of Visit Benidorm Tourist Board, Yolanda Pickett participated..
Vladimir Dorofeev, responsible for Versa, said that the launch of this new flight to Spain "responds to market needs, making it easier for Russian tourists to take a holiday in the Valencia region and particularly to the resorts of the Costa Blanca". In addition, Dorofeev said that the Costa Blanca "is perfect for family holidays. At present, Versa has connections to Barcelona.

Yolanda Pickett explained that in the 'workshop' organised by Versa participated some 200 agents tourist, including representatives of travel agencies in St. Petersburg and other Russian cities interested in all kinds of information about Spain especially its beaches and culture

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Friday 11 May 2012

Visit Benidorm participates at a Workshop organised by tour operator Versa in Russia

Visit Benidorm Tourist Board will participate in a professional workshop this weekend, organised by Versa a Russian Tour operator, that includes Benidorm in its brochure of holiday packages for the first time this summer, with a direct charter flight from St. Petersburg to Alicante starting on June 1st.
The event will be celebrated in a hotel on the Gulf of Finland Coast 45 kms from St. Petersburg.

The purpose of this weekend event is to present the Spanish product to more than 200 travel agencies invited from St. Petersburg and other northern regions of the country.

Benidorm will particpate with a  presentation that includes a video of Benidorm in Russian and a talk about the resort. This will be  combined with workshops of one to one meetings with the travel agencies. The event has a combination of daily working activities, in which the agencies are going to learn about the destination and leisure nightlife activities including a Spanish party in which assistants will have to wear red clothes and a Russian Ball with traditional Russian dances and costumes. It will all contribute to create an unforgettable environment in which to present our product to potential customers.


Wednesday 9 May 2012

Presentation of the 16th International Tourism Forum & the 5th Competition of Ideas Pedro Zaragoza

On the18th and 19th of October Benidorm will host a new edition of the International Tourism Forum, for which this sixteenth edition will have as its theme 'Transforming gastronomy into a tourism experience".

The sixteenth edition of the International Tourism Forum of Benidorm launches its 5th Competition of Ideas Pedro Zaragoza: "Savour tourism in Benidorm: creative proposals for gastronomic tourism", with the aim of promoting proposals that encourage creative thinking about development of new forms of gastronomic tourism that contribute to enriching a visitor´s experience in Benidorm.

Download more information on the 5th Competition of Ideas “Pedro Zaragoza”
Participation Rules for the 5th Competition of Ideas "Pedro Zaragoza"


Monday 7 May 2012

More than 50 technological projects will participate in the Benidorm iWeekend the 25th, 26th and 27th of May

Benidorm hosts a new edition of iWeekend on the 25th, 26th and 27th of May at INVATTUR (Valencian Institute of Tourist Technology), a meeting of Internet professionals and entrepreneurs with the objective of sharing and developping ideas , creating and implementing a new business in 48 hours.

iWeekend previous editions were held in cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Zaragoza and Seville, and this year its main goal is to create three technology companies during the weekend, particularly valuing one focussed on the tourism sector. 

iWeekend is an initiative where new projects have been born such as AdLemons and, Iristrace, Rifalia, YoNoCocino or Ziudad amongst others, that have accumulated recognition, awards and competitions nationwide.


Friday 4 May 2012

Benidorm chosen as 6th Spanish Destination by tourists in the TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice

In the Ranking of Spanish Destinations, Benidorm occupies the sixth position as voted by travellers worldwide. This is the fourth edition for TripAdvisor's Travellers Choice Destinations Award. TripAdvisor is the world's top travel website and travellers opinion are of great importance to destination. 

This award is in addition to the one recently received by TripAdvisor (2012 Travellers Choice Beach Destinations Awards), in which Benidorm was voted by users as the 2nd Beach Destination in Spain and the 5th in Europe. The difference between one award and the other is that this kind of award compares all destinations within Spain, not just beach destinations but also compares with Spain's most important cities. Visit Benidorm Tourist Board Manager Yolanda Pickett stated "This award is very important to Benidorm as although being sixth in the Ranking, Benidorm is the 1st Summer Beach Destination on the TOP 10 List".

Wednesday 11 April 2012

Taberna del Abuelo, Bodegón Aurrerá and Taberna Andaluza win the 2nd Benidorm "Tapa & Pincho" Competition

The second edition of the "Tapa & Pincho" Competition, organised by the Town Hall in collaboration with ABRECA and COBRECA, has anounced the winners. 

This morning the three prizes of the competition have been given, which this time were for the Taberna del Abuelo and its cutting edge Tapa (stuffed cod Kokotxa grandfather style); for Bodegón Aurrera and its more traditional Tapa (stuffed artichoke tigers) and a special public award for the Andalusian Tavern (spring range).

As for the public award, 306 voting messages were sent via mobile phones, of which 23%were for the Andalusian Tavern. Its manager, Pablo Gonzalez, has indicated that this second competition "has been better organised and has had been more successful with the public, especially by editing fliers, including the location of the premises and the images of the "Tapas & Pinchos" participants." In total, this year 7,000 leaflets have been published.

Congratulations to the winners!

Tuesday 27 March 2012

Holy Week 2012 in Benidorm

Now available on our web the program of events for Easter Week 2012 in Benidorm, taking place between the 1st and the 8th of April.

Friday 30th of March
20’30 h. San Jaime Church. Announcement of the Holy Week, followed by a Religious Concert of “Camerata Ars Cantica de Benidorm”.

Sunday 1st of April, PALM SUNDAY
11’00 h. Nuestra Señora de la Almudena Church . Benediction of the Palms and Procession by the surrounding streets, followed by a Holy Mass.
San Jaime Church. Benediction of the Palms and Procession by the streets Santa Faz, Paseo de la Carretera, Alameda, Mayor and Plaza de San Jaime, followed by a Holy Mass.
Ermita de Sanz. Benediction of the Palms and Procession, followed by a Holy Mass.

11’30 h. Nuestra Señora del Carmen Church and San Francisco de Asís Church. Benediction of the Palms and Procession, by the surrounding streets, followed by a Holy Mass.

12’00 h. El Buen Pastor Church and Nuestra Señora del Mar Church. Benediction of the Palms and Procession by the surrounding streets, followed by a Holy Mass.
Church of San Juan Bautista (La Cala). Holy Mass followed by Benediction of the Palms and Procession by the streets Vicente Llorca Alós, Alfaz del Pi, Santander, Mont-Benidorm, Pajares and Plaza de las Tiendas.

20´30 h. El Buen Pastor Church. Solemn Procession of Our Father Jesus of Health and Humbleness and Our Lady of the Hope and Peace escorted by the music band “La Primitiva” from Callosa, the musical society Virgen del Sufragio, the Roman Century and the National Police of Benidorm.
Itinerary: Church of El Buen Pastor, Puig Campana, Roldán, Almendros, Mercado, Tomás Ortuño, Maravall, Apolo XI and Maravall, and return to the Church.

Sunday 1st, Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd of April
19’00 h. Mass and triple duo for Our Father Jesus Nazarene. San Jaime Church.

Monday 2nd, Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th of April
19’00 h. Triple duet for the Christ of the Forgiveness and Good Death. Nuestra Señora de la Almudena Church.

Wednesday 4th of April, HOLY WEDNESDAY
22’00 h. Solemn Procession by the Brotherhood of Our Father Jesus Nazarene. San Jaime Church.
Itinerary: Plaza de San Jaime, Mayor, Alameda, Plaza de la Cruz, Paseo de la Carretera, Tomás Ortuño, Apolo XI, Almendros, Paseo de la Carretera, Santa Faz and Plaza de San Jaime.

Thursday 5th of April, HOLY THURSDAY
21’00 h. Solemn Procession of the Silence at Nuestra Señora de la Almudena Church with the Brotherhoods of the Last Supper, the Christ of the Forgiveness and Good Death and the Virgin of Sorrow.
Itinerary: La Almudena Church, Ginés Cartagena, Capitán Cortés, Castellana, Velázquez, Acacias, Goya, Jardines, and Ginés Cartagena, to finish at the Church.

21’00 h. Solemn Procession of the Brotherhood of Our Lord during his Agony at the Olive Trees Mountain, with the Drums and Cornets Band and the Music Band L´Illa de Benidorm. San Juan Bautista Church (La Cala). Itinerary: Plaza de las Tiendas, Pajares, Mont-Benidorm, Vicente Llorca Alòs, Santander, Mont-Benidorm, Pajares, Plaza de las Tiendas, to get back to the Church.

23’00 h. Holy Hour at the Church of San Jaime, Nuestra Señora del Carmen, San Francisco de Asís and El Buen Pastor.

24´00 h. Holy Hour at the Church of San Juan Bautista.

01´00 h. Holy Hour at the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Almudena.

Friday 6th of April, GOOD FRIDAY
07’00 h. Procession from San Jaime Church going to Monte Calvario (Old Graveyard),where the Way of the Cross and the Sermon of the Seven Words will take place.

20’30 h. General Procession of the Holy Burial, with all the Brotherhoods, from San Jaime Church. Itinerary: Plaza de San Jaime, Mayor, Alameda, Los Ángeles, Pintor Lozano, Ricardo, Martínez Alejos, Paseo de la Carretera, Santa Faz and Plaza de San Jaime.

23’00 h. Way of the Cross. San Juan Bautista Church (La Cala). Brotherhood of Our Lord during his Agony at the Olive Trees Mountain. Departure from the San Juan Bautista Church going to the Chapel of Our Lady of the Sea (Tossal).

Sunday 8th of April, EASTER SUNDAY
08’00 h. Procession of the Encounter of the Lord and the Virgin. Departure from San Jaime Church. Afterwards “Embassy”.


Costa Blanca Cup 2012 Easter

The Easter Costa Blanca tournament has now reached its 7th edition. The main venues for the tournament are Benidorm, La Vila-Joiosa, Altea and Calpe.

The tournament will take place between the 5th and 8th April. Thursday 5th the teams will be welcomed at the organisers offices, at the Hotel Mediterráneo, where an age control will take place and all official documentation will be presented. Friday 6th and Saturday 7th matches will be held throughout the day as well as the the qualifying games amongst the first classified to see which teams will play in the final of each catgeory. Sunday 8th the finals will take place at the Rincón de Loix football pitches.

For this edition there are a total of 30 clubs, participating, 80 teams of differing categories. Most of the participating teams are Spanish but there are also clubs from Scotland, France and Portugal. Within Spain participate teams from Cantabria, Castilla – La Mancha, Castilla y León, Cataluña, Comunidad de Madrid, Islas Baleares, País Vasco and of course from the Comunidad Valenciana.

Aproximately 1100 personas will stay in various establishements offered by the organisers, which means more than 3000 room nights during the Easter high season.


Friday 16 March 2012

Fallas in Benidorm

In Benidorm we are in Fiesta; the light, color and fire ... above all the fire,will floods the streets of our town for a few days. From this hospitable town we invite you to fully live and experience the Fallas, undoubtedly our most internationally known festival.

For five days the castles, monuments and “mascletaes” become the protagonists of Benidorm, where the smell of gunpowder is interspersed with the smell of flowers and the music of the bands with the sound of masclets. A transformation that occurs as a prelude to spring, and on March 19, everything ends and everything begins; with the last of the ashes people start to dream of Fallas again for the following year.

This excellent Valencian fiesta takes place in Benidorm from the 14th to March 19th, the festivity of San José.

There are three Fallas Commissions: falla “centro”, falla “rincón” and falla “els tolls”, which are responsible for creating their Fallas constructions in their respective districts and organise the fiesta. Parades, and flower offering are the most significant events, culminating in the feast day (the 19th) with the "cremá" (burning of the fallas).

The six children’s and adults versions of monuments are burned at different times for people who want to view all the burnings.


272th Commemoration of the Finding of the Virgin of the Suffrage

At the time of the dawn on Friday 16th of March the image of Our Lady of Suffrage, patron saint of Benidorm, will walk along the beaches of the town to mark its arrival in the town 272 years ago. The Major Patron Festivals Commission and the Department of Festivities have developed a full program of activities for the Finding.

On Friday, 16th of March, about 5:30 pm, will sound an air raid at the time of dawn, with bell ringing and prayer to Our Lady of Suffrage in the Plaza de San Jaime. Following the opening of doors of the temple, the image of the patron will walk through the streets of the Old Town and the beaches of the town, ending with the traditional verse recited to the Virgin this time by Carmela Soria.

In the afternoon, at 20 hours, concelebrate Mass in honor of the patron, headed by Pedro Juan Diaz, the son of Benidorm, sung by the Choral Group Benidorm. But the acts of the 272 anniversary will begin this Saturday, 10th of March, with a Mass in the parish of Sant Jaume and Santa Ana, at 10 hours, followed by a ringing of bells.

At 17 hours will be the entrance to gangs and collection of the Virgin of the Suffrage at its headquarter in La Barqueta. At 17:30 pm a salute will be fired in honor of the patron on the Paseo de Colón. The solemn procession will pass through the Paseo Colón, Plaza de la Creu, Alameda, Calle Mayor and Plaza de Sant Jaume, where the offering takes place.

Then it will be sung the traditional 'copletes'. On Sunday 11th of March there will be two concerts, one at 12 pm in the Plaza Mayor, in charge of the Musical Union of Benidorm, and another concert at 20 hours, by the Rondalla of ACR La Barqueta in the church of Sant Jaume and Santa Ana. On Tuesday 13th of March will be a lecture by Vicenta Perez Bayonne, on 'The Mare de Deu del Sofratge i copletes'. It will be at 19 hours in the auditorium of the Casa del Fester.

Finally, on Thursday 15th of March, at 18 hours, winners of the X Contest of Drawing and Painting La Barqueta will receive their awards in the town hall.


Friday 9 March 2012

Bollywood chooses Benidorm as the scene of a blockbuster

On next Monday Benidorm will become the scene of shooting of a Bollywood blockbuster. The Spanish producer Camino Media is responsible for the Indian film 'Anna Bond' has chosen the town to record the music scenes in this romantic film.

A team of 40 people including 30 supporting actors, come to Benidorm in the early hours of the morning to shoot various music video clips that will stage the Paseo de Poniente, the Kings Park of L´Aigüera.

The film, which will debut next April in India, is virtually complete absence of the musical moments inserted into the plot. The production 'Anna Bond' has three Bollywood stars in the universe, such as Puneeth Rajkumar, Nidhi Subbaiah and Priyamani. The music is provided by V. Harikrishna, musical director and renowned Indian singer who has to his credit three Filmfare awards for best music for movies with the films: Gaalipata (2008), The Shouwman Raaj (2009) and Jackie (2010).

Anna Bond, shot in kannada language is directed by Duniya Soori and produced by Parvathamma Rajkumar. The bulk of the film has finished shooting in the Akash Studio, located in the indian town of Kota, in the absence of the three music videos that are shot in Spain now.


Thursday 8 March 2012

Benidorm, selected the second best beach destination in Spain

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, today announced the winners of its annual 2012 Travelers’ Choice Beach Destinations awards. One hundred eighty-one top beach locations were named around the world, covering 21 regions around the world, classified in different regional categories.

Award winners were determined based on the most highly rated beach destinations by travellers in TripAdvisor reviews. Benidorm was the second most voted beach Destination in Spain and the 5th In Europe.

Yolanda Pickett from the Visitbenidorm tourist board quotes that “In Benidorm we are delighted and proud to have received this distinction as chosen by trip advisor reviewers as one the best beach destinations in Spain and Europe of Travellers Choice 2012, which for us has more value as is nominated by visitors to Benidorm and also for being part of the leading travel site trip Advisor. The tourist board frequently participates in the Tripadvisor forums and updates articles and photography for Benidorm".


Friday 2 March 2012

1st Benidorm Montain Bike Open "Ciudad de Benidorm"

The next 3rd of march Benidorm helds the 1st Mountain Bike Open “Ciudad de Benidorm”. The event will take place between 15 and 18 h, and will go by an urban circuit with the departure and finish point at the municipal sports centre of Foietes.

The race will count for the Regional Mountain Bike Championship Cross Country and for the ranking of the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation. All participants will receive free tickets for the animal park of Benidorm Terra Natura.

Thursday 16 February 2012

"Risoterapia" by Los Morancos at Benidorm Palace

Next 19th of february Los Morancos returns to Benidorm Palace with a all their humor and art.

The brothers Jorge and Cesar are in the world of art for over twenty years and since then have not stopped doing galas and performances nationwide, delivering laughs and good times. Now land on the Benidorm Palace with Laugh Therapy (Risoterapia).

In times of crisis ... the laughs are good. And this method is applied by The Morancos in his new show. The Morancos are specialists in making you laugh and gives you a good time. With Risoterapia two doctors play, one of the Social Security affected by the cuts and the other has a private clinic and things are going well for him.

A topical issue, the health cuts, seen from a humorous approach that aims to bring the viewer for a while in a state of "no concern" and relaxation, for laughing and relaxing.

Tickets at Benidorm Palace tickets office: 96 585 16 60 (30, 35, 40 euros)


Thursday 26 January 2012

The Low Cost confirms seven new bands such as La Casa Azul and

The IV Low Cost festival in Benidorm, to be held from the 27th to the 29th of July, has confirmed seven new national bands, including Supersubmarina and La Casa Azul.

The organisers of the Low Cost Festival have reported that, as well as the groups La Casa Azul and Supersubmarina others have also confirmed their participation in the fourth edition of the festival, The Right Ons, The New Raemon, Fuel Fandango, Varry Bigott and Brava.

These groups are in addition to those that have already been announced, names such as Ivan Ferreiro, The Swing Murderer, We Are Standard, The Red Room, The Zombie Kids, Bizarre Love Triangle and Second.

In the near future "the first international group names" will be announced. The fourth edition of the Low Cost Festival was presented last week during the International Tourism Fair in Madrid (FITUR).

The festival will take place in the muncipal stadium Guillermo Amor, where it was held last year and was a great success both with the public and critics alike.

Over 2,000 tickets have already been sold for the three days of the festival. During the "limited time" period the price will be maintained at 39.99 euros.

Source: VisitBenidorm
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Benidorm stand receives "Special Mention" award in the International Tourism Fair of

The Benidorm stand at the 32nd edition of the International Tourism Fair, FITUR in Madrid, designed by the head of the town hall Design department, Alejandro Guijarro, was honoured today by the trade fair organising committee with a 'Special Mention' award.

As mentioned by the jury, Benidorm "reuses the irony, as it did two years ago, through the use of a symbolic architecture of the national beach tourism is the "mat", reaching a credible definition of a space that transforms the story in a visual and constructive opportunity".

Similarly, the jury reflects a different stand, striking with a strong brand image, which produces a fun identification of the exposed material and the construction of the stand.

The designer of the stand, Alejandro Guijarro, has collected this certification from the hands of the coordinator of the Architecture department of the Camilo Jose Cela University, Fernando Jerez, who was accompanied by the director of Fitur, Ana Larrañaga, and the jury president, Joseph Manuel Maciñeiras.

The exhibition space,of 135 square metres,ceded free of charge to the town of Benidorm by the Valencian Agency of Tourism, includes a structure built with typical Alicante blinds, "a common and easily recognisable product that builds a volumetric concept whose use is unusual and impacts, " said Guijarro.

A simple display, in principle, however has produced an important visual impact of the thousands of professionals and the general public attending FITUR. The creator of the stand has stressed that in a trade show of its kind "must stand out with a powerful design to be in the spotlight. In an event swamped with different statements and messages, it is imperative to stand out for a differentiated promotional effect. " Finally, the design of the stand has been recognised and, therefore, the work of town hall Design department.

The stand has an area for business meetings with meeting tables, subdivided with their own blinds, storage areas and a bar staffed by by the Touristic Development Centre (CDT) Domingo Devesa of Benidorm. The customer service desk has a perimeter of 30 metres and is divided into different sections for institutions and companies involved.

The furniture, tables and chairs, which have been used in the stand are simple and with the same effect of the wooden slats, which use the same colour as the blinds that make up the stand, while the stools also compliment. As regards lighting, 140 60w bulbs have been used, giving a light performance of 360º.

Source: VisitBenidorm
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Benidorm Low Cost Festival presents its fourth edition at Fitur

The Benidorm Low Cost Festival was presented at Fitur with the aim of attracting more than 60.000 young people during the three days of Festival.

This year, in addition to extending the event to three days, the capacity will also increase from 15,000 to 20,000 spectators at the Ciudad Deportiva "Guillermo Amor", where 60,000 young people will be welcomed on the 27th, 28th and 29th of July.

Nearly 45,000 people attended the Low Cost Festival in 2011 for a 3 day programme of music and thanks to strong investment by the organisation for technical and logistical resources, this has been one of the festivals to receive the best reviews from the media and the public for comfort, facilities, programming and sound.

Moreover, in 2012 the Low Cost Benidorm Festival will be treated as a festival of environmental awareness, joining progressive alternatives to encourage savings in CO2 emissions and the recycling of plastics and other materials using other biodegradables. Other actions are being carried out, design of ecological exchange, creation of green brigades selective recycling, collaboration with car-sharing platforms and reducing by 70% printed materials ceding to the new technologies for divulging and communicating information.

Low Cost Benidorm Festival has increased its media coverage by almost 40%, being one of the festivals with more media impact on national territory. Economic valuation in 2010 exceeded half a million euros, while this assessment in 2011 exceeded 2 million. More than 350 journalists went to Benidorm to cover the Low Cost festival contents.

Low Cost Benidorm Festival takes place on 27th, 28th and 29th of july, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and will also give the chance for those attending to have time to enjoy all the other things that Benidorm offers if they extend their stay.

The dynamics of this year remains the same, as in previous years, and after announcing seven national bands, the Benidorm Low Cost festival will begin in the next few days to reveal its first international names and other activities.

Low Cost Benidorm Festival is presented as an event that not only projects their activities to a loyal repeat public but is also an ambassador of the image of Benidorm to young people, which adds to the profile Benidorm already has and positions itself in the cultural press at a national and international level. Furthermore, the presence of the festival is evident during all the year throughout the social media networks.

Source: Visit Benidorm
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