A total amount of 27.796 cruisers will be arriving at Malaga city on eight different ships during the Fair of the capital city, which will be taking place from the 11th to the 19th of August. To be precise, 21.382 passengers and 6.414 members of the crew, which means a 35% increase compared to the Fair last year.
Furthermore, one day after, on the 20th of August, local bank holiday, another two cruises will be reaching the city with 7.923 travellers: the Independence of the Seas and the Azura, according to the information provided this Thursday by the Tourism, Culture and Sport councillor.
The councillor reminded everyone that the Tourist Board will be scheduling a new program of cultural activities with the aim of motivating the visit of the tourists that arrive at the city.
Campaign during the Fair
Malaga town hall’s Tourist Board has launched a special campaign to face the increased informative demand during these days due to the large amount of tourists and visitors that arrive at the city coinciding with the celebration of Malaga’s August Fair.
Also, during this festive week, more than 15.000 fans will be shared out with all the necessary information to fully enjoy the Fair and more than 10.000 flyers.
Tourist Information points
The tourist information points will be reinforced with specific promotional material as well as specialised staff. In this sense, Caneda has explained that the tourist information office situated in the Plaza de la Marina, that as from the following 1st of August will be thematised and decorated with elements related to the bullfighting fair, will be open every day of the week during the Fair, Sundays and bank holidays included, from 9 o’clock in the morning right through till 8 o’clock in the evening, nonstop.
As for the office situated in La Casita del Jardinero (the gardener’s cottage), recently opened, wil be open from Monday to Sunday from 9am to 6pm, except on Friday the 10th of August that, coinciding with the inauguration of the Fair, will remain open right through till 8pm.
The tourist information points situated in the Avenida de Andalucia, Alcazabilla street, Maria Zambrano train station, Malaga airport, the port’s maritime stations, have also been reinforced, as well as the bicycle information service, that will be attending the visitors in different strategic points around the city.
The promotional strategy of the Fair will be completed with the launching of a microsite hosted in www.malagaturismo.com, from where all the Fair-related information can be consulted, from the general program to the different thematic activities that will be taking place during those days.
This microsite will contain sections in which we can also check out the bullfighting fair program, the timetable of the musical events, the activities for the little ones, the audiovisual content of the destination, tips to spend an unforgettable day at the Fair, the situation of the huts in the ‘Real del Cortijo de Torres’, useful information about the entrances in public transport or private vehicle and the exhibitions that can can be visited in the museums and exhibition areas of the city.
The communication via social networks like Twitter and Facebook will also be a key factor so that the tourists can check out what’s going on in the city every day.