22 Jan 2019
FITUR2019.- A meeting with professionals from the tourism sector
FITUR CELEBRATES ITS 39A. EDITION FROM 23 TO 27 OF JANUARY 2019
FITUR is the global meeting point for tourism professionals and the leading fair for receptive and issuing markets in Latin America.
The presence of 7,856 journalists also demonstrates the expectation generated by FITUR in the international circuit of fairs in the sector.
In total, this edition will occupy 67,495 m2, 2.5% more than last year, including the incorporation of pavilion 2, which has concentrated the offer of Middle Eastern destinations allowing the entire pavilion 4 to be dedicated to Europe. The rest of the areas keep their usual articulation: America in Hall 3; Africa and Asia Pacific, in Hall 6; Company, Technology and Global Enterprise, in Hall 8; Company and Associations, in pavilion 10, and Spanish Official Entities and Organizations, throughout pavilions 5, 7 and 9.
At the same time, as a novelty, “B2B meetings” are announced, in which the Hosted Buyer Workshop stands out, in which it is believed that some 6,000 appointments will take place among 110 international buyers from 38 countries, invited by Fitur and 350 exhibitors and participating co-exhibitors. In total, therefore, the fair estimates that more than 7,000 business meetings will be held in this forum.
FITUR 2019 will also have already consolidated monographic spaces, of great development and business volume, such as FITUR GAY (LGBT +) and FITUR SALUD. Less consolidated but with more and more attention follows FITUR SHOPPING.
SECURITY ON THE ROAD.
Bus / coach transport remains the safest means of road transport.
This conclusion can be deduced from the Road Safety Balance for 2018 that was presented last January 3 by the Ministry of the Interior of the Government of Spain.
The low mortality of bus passenger’s contrasts with that of other means of transport, such as the car, which accounts for 594 of the total number of victims. In fact, it is the type of vehicle that produces more, and contributes more than 50% of the total. Second, there are motorcycles, with 211 victims, representing almost 18% of the total.
CHANGES OF SPEED LIMITS IN THE CIRCULATION REGULATIONS
The Spanish Government approved on 28 December 2018 to reduce the speed limit on conventional roads and homogenize the maximum speed of the same placing it at 90 km / h for cars and motorcycles.
The DGT (Traffic Department) justifies this change because the conventional roads are the ones that register a higher number of accidents with victims, 75% of the total, and in 20% of the cases the speeding is the reason. In addition, in most of our surrounding countries, such as Greece, Italy or Portugal, the speed limit is 90 km / h and in others such as France, Holland or Denmark is 80 km / h.
As for the buses, they will be able to continue circulating at 100 km / h by highway and highway and 90 km / h by the conventional roads. In the case of vehicles that are carrying out school transport or children, they must travel at a maximum speed of 90 km / h on highways and highways and 80 km / h on conventional roads. On the other hand, if passengers traveling on foot are traveling on the interurban bus, or if the bus does not have safety belts, it will be possible to travel at a maximum speed of 80 km / h on conventional roads.
The new speed limits are scheduled to come into force on February 2, when all the vertical traffic signals of the more than 7,000 km of affected roads will have already been modified.