10 Reasons to Book Your Clients to Valencia

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Valencia, Spain’s third
 largest city, located on the country’s east coast, is 
ready to welcome visitors back to the destination 
with exciting 
new happenings and celebrations. 
From commemorating 
the 25 anniversary of 
La Lonja de la Seda
, one 
of the three UNESCO designations in 
the city and celebrating the gastronomy as Spain’s culinary capital for 2021, to opening new boutique hotels, and hosting 
events, we have 10 reasons you should book your clients for a trip to Valencia.

“We have tremendous momentum and achievements in Valencia
 are eager to 
share them
with the 
said Maximo Caletrio, promotions manager for Canada and the U.S
“Here, travelers can immerse in multiple experiences be it rich 
cultural traditions
, fascinating history, celebrated gastronomy,
 excursions or simply lounging 
side, Valencia undoubtedly 
promises a 
memorable trip
 for families and friends

Don’t miss these 10 reasons to book your clients to Valencia.

1. Spain’s 
2021 Culinary Capital 

A traditional paella. (Photo Credit: Mike Water.)

In addition to 
being the origin of
the famous
 dish, Valencia offers 
superior culinary indulgences with 
restaurants, some of which
Michelin stars including 
a new recognition,
a green star, given to Ricard Camarena Restaurant
for its 
commitment to sustainability and the environment.

2. Three UNESCO World Heritage Designations 

(Photo Credit: David Rota.)

One of the most famous civil gothic monuments in Europe,
 La Lonja is a symbolic building originally used for silk trading, hence its name. This year, 
Valencia celebrates its 
25th anniversary.
 Two other symbolic 
traditions in Valencia 
recognized by 
the Water Tribunal, or court system, which has existed for one thousand years and 
continues to today 
with a meeting every Thursday at midday to settle irrigation disputes. Another 
cultural tradition worthy of 
UNESCO recognition is 
the annual 5-day
city’s patron Saint Joseph. The celebration includes parades and parties, culminating with spectacular
 fireworks and lightshows.

3. Religious Relics

The Holy
 Chalice, or Holy 
 used by Jesus 
Christ at the Last Supper. (Photo Credit: Mike Water.)

As one of the seven Christian holy cities of the 
world, Valencia is home to 
one of the most admired relics 
the Catholic Church, the Holy
 Chalice, or Holy 
 used by Jesus 
Christ at the Last Supper.
he cup has generated the most legends, artistic and literary works, and 
since 1916
 has been displayed at the Chapel of the Holy Chalice in the Valencia Cathedral. 
This year, Valencia celebrates the Jubilee Year of the Holy Chalice.

4. First City in the World
Verify the Carbon Footprint of its Entire Tourist Activity 

(Photo credit: Arlandis.)

Valencia is a pioneer in implementing a sustainable tourism strategy and
 became the first city in the world to
 verify its carbon emissions 
 tourism-related activities, which was part of its commitment to be a carbon
neutral destination by 2025.
conscious travelers can celebrate this feat by visiting the Albufera National 
 which celebrates its 35th
 official year as a
 Natural Park
, the 
Turia Gardens, and the Viveros spaces
, or one of the European Blue Flag status beaches along 
13 miles 
of coast.

5. Ranked Best City in the World for Expats

City views. (Photo credit: David Rota.)

According to the 
annual Expat Insider Survey by InterNations, the city’s affordable healthcare, 
cost of living and agreeable climate all contribute 
to its 
top ranking. In addition, several properties
 cater to travelers seeking 
”workcations” or extended stays by 
 that have added
 perks such as office space and Spanish lessons.

6. Events Commemorating Key Accomplishments

Outside the City of Arts & Sciences. (Photo Credit: Pablo Casino.)

Among the occasions include a line
up of events and exhibits to recognize the 100th anniversary of the birth the Valencian film director Luis 
Garcia Berlanga
 as they celebrate
his legacy. Another accolade, which is
 a result of the city’s long standing design legacy, is that Valencia has been named the World Design Capital for 2022 by the World 
Design Organization (WDO). They city offers various examples of architecture and infrastructure, such as
 the ultra 
modern scientific and cultural complex, the City of Arts and 

7. A Destination for Sporting Enthusiasts

Valencia’s beachfront. (Photo credit: Pablo Casino.)

 a robust sporting agenda 
for spectators and partakers ranging from marathons and triathlons,
 Moto GP and road cycling to tennis tournaments such as the BBVA Women’s Open, football featuring 
Valencia FC and Levante UD, golf, and regattas such as the Her Majesty the Queen’s Trophy organized by the Royal Yacht Club of Valencia. The city is currently hosting the women’s semi
final and final of Eurobasket 2021. And in September, the European Triathlon Championship, where
 athletes will compete at the Marina de Valencia, so as through the main avenues of the city’s beachfront, will take place.

8. Welcoming of the LGBT+ Community

Views of Valencia. (Photo Credit: Arlandis.)

The city celebrates diversity and equality with several annual events. And recently became one of the three shortlisted cities to host the Gay Games XII 2026, which despite its
 name, are 
competitions open to anyone regardless of sex, race or ethnic origin, disability, sexual 
orientation or religion.

9. New Boutique Hotels

From beachfront holes to converted historical palaces in the Old Town, 
Valencia offers various options for accomodations. Among the newest properties
 are Only YOU Hotel 
Valencia, the third property in the Only YOU portfolio that boasts an urban lifestyle concept with eclectic interiors; 
Puerta Serranos Hotel
 that blends modern Mediterranean elegance with its location in the middle of Blanquereas street, next to the 14th century Torres de 
Serranos; and 
Axel Hotel Valencia, a former historical house located in the heart of the city’s nightlife in Carmen neighborhood.

10. Easily Accessible and Uncrowded

Valencia is easily accessible. (Photo Credit: Arlandis.)

stop over less than three hours from main cities in Europe, travelers can 
be transported to this coastal city. Valencia presents the perfect combination of stunning contemporary architecture, old world 
charm, white sand beaches, festivals and events, plus a rich gastronomic heritage. Right outside of the city, the region is surrounded with 
verdant mountains, rice fields, freshwater lagoons, historic villages and a coastline stretching 
nearly 78 miles, including the Costa del Azahar, also known as the Orange Blossom coast,
and the Costa Blanca.

For more information, go to visitvalencia.com.