The Government of Oliva, composed of Compromís and PSPV parties, has launched the Oliva Film Office platform, with which they intend to strengthen economic and tourist resources in the Costa Blanca, turning their places, buildings and beaches into film scenarios.
The initiative arises as part of Film Valencia, the platform of the Tourist Board of the Diputación de Valencia that promotes and facilitates filming in the province. According to the mayor of Tourism, Joaquín Calafat, Oliva Film Office aspires to be an instrument to boost the population “as an important location capable of achieving large productions of television series, movies, advertising spots or video clips.”
In addition to public locations, such as the historic centre, beaches, industrial or cultural heritage and the natural environment, the Tourism delegation has invited all entrepreneurs in the tourism and hospitality sector to be part of this project. “It is important to point out that Oliva thus becomes a film-friendly city, a qualifier that opens a way for important economic and tourist repercussions offered by industries, such as film or television, and that generate high profitability and great reputational value in tourism promotion,” added the mayor.
Calafat also highlighted the economic impact that the visit of a team of professionals can have on the economy of a city on various sectors that generate employment and wealth. “When a group of people travel to our city to participate in a shoot, they not only become ambassadors of our culture, gastronomy or parties, but they also consume in accommodation, catering, leisure and other services of the city “.