ALMERIA CITY, Mojacar, Roquetas de Mar, El Ejido and the association of Almeria Levante have been included in the fifth edition of the Europe Senior Tourism programme for 2014 to 2015, as among the best destinations for seniors aged 55 and above.
The programme was presented at the Ministry of Industry in a ceremony presided over by the Secretary of State for Tourism, Isabel Borrego. Also in attendance were 30 representatives of Spanish desti-nations and five approved traders.
European Senior Tourism is an initiative run by the State Agency for the Management of Tourism Innovation and Technology (SEGITTUR) and is designed for group travel for EU citizens aged 55 or older to Spain in the medium or low season. It promotes Spain as a country with lots to offer, with varied gastronomy, nature, leisure and culture at each destination.
Between the months of October and May, Spanish destinations offer European seniors the best hotels, restaurants and options to enjoy a mild climate, as well as experiencing towns, landscapes and people.
It is a programme which promotes Spain as a quality brand, and aims to offer everything seniors need for a perfect holiday.
The programme started in 2009 with, so far, 140,000 seniors from 16 European nationalities taking Europe Senior Tourism trips.
European seniors get a full holiday package including return flight, transfers between the airport and the hotel, accommodation in three- and four-star hotels on a half-board basis, an unforgettable experience in the area, a tourist guide in the group language at the destination, and travel insurance.
Over-55s are able to spend a minimum of one week at Spanish destinations, where they can experience culture, leisure, gastronomy, sport and nature.