Dnata Travel partners with Turespaña to boost tourism

Dnata Travel partners with Turespaña to boost tourism

The entities have created a seven-day itinerary for travel agents to pitch to GCC clients

Dnata Travel has partnered with Turespaña, the official tourism authority of Spain, to highlight the country’s destinations to travellers in the GCC. 

Turespaña recently revealed that the number of tourists from the GCC has increased by 15% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2023 and the tourism authority aims to attract even more GCC travellers this summer and across the year.

Part of its strategy is to highlight lesser-known locations across Spain to appeal to the growing demand for new travel experiences.

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Dnata Travel head of Retail and Leisure UAE, Meerah Ketait, commented: "The north of Spain, also known as ‘Green Spain’, where incredible nature meets unforgettable gastronomy, is gaining traction and curiosity from this region."

Spain's islands are also popular; though direct flight access is limited. 

Ketait added: "The Balearic Islands of Mallorca and Ibiza are trending, offering travellers world-class resorts alongside beautiful beaches. The Canary Islands have also become increasingly popular, providing ideal destinations for nature lovers with hiking trails that wind through ancient forests and volcanic landscapes."


Turespaña and Dnata Travel have created recommended one-week itinerary for agents to pitch to GCC travellers. Called ‘Exploring Andalucía’, the itinerary is below:

  • Days 1-2 – Marbella: A luxurious lifestyle city, travellers can visit the Puerto Banus marina, lined by luxury yachts, fine dining restaurants and designer boutiques.
  • Day 3 – Ronda: The traditional Andalusian town of Ronda is surrounded by mountains and filled with picturesque monuments.
  • Day 4 – Beach tour: Visit the famous beach resorts of Benalmadena, Torremolinos, and Estepona that make up the most popular coastline in Spain.

    Days 5-6 – Granada: Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Granada is known for its UNESCO World Heritage site, the Alhambra Palace. 
  • Day 7 – Cordoba: Home to the Great Mosque of Cordoba, visitors can step back in history as they explore its old quarter featuring the Roman bridge.

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