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Free flights from Alicante

EasyJet has surpassed the barrier of 30 million passengers transported to and from Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernandez Airport, where it flew for the first time in 1999 with a plane from London Stansted.

To celebrate the achievement, the airline offered a “Wheel of Fortune” to passengers this week, raffling off free trips to Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Geneva, and giving free sweets to those not lucky enough to win a flight.

The airline recently announced the opening of a new base at the Costa Blanca airport, and an increase in routes for next year.

Smart tourism conference boost

The general director of Tourism in the Valencia region, Esther Labaig, inaugurated the Conference on ‘Digital Marketing, Artificial Intelligence and data: trends and tools’, organised by Turisme Comunitat Valenciana this week.

This training session is part of the Network of Smart Tourist Destinations of the Valencian Community.

Labaig highlighted that this day “is a great opportunity to analyse the changes that have occurred to us in recent years, both at the level of tourism marketing and in the online world”, but, above all, “to try to share information, knowledge and tools in an era in which rapid evolution requires permanent adaptation.”

Christmas plans for Torrevieja

Torrevieja town hall has announced the first two important dates for the Christmas celebrations in the town, for both the lightning of the Christmas tree, and the famous carols in square.

The Christmas tree, which once again is being donated by the Swedish residents, will be illuminated in the main square at 6 p.m. on Sunday 3 December, the first Sunday of advent.

Plus, the famous carols in the square will take place on Friday 15th December, again at 6 p.m.

The Councillor for International Residents, Gitte Lund Thomsen, hopes that residents from all nationalities will come together for both events, which this year promise to be the most inclusive ever, and start the Christmas celebrations with a community spirit in Torrevieja.

Norwegian Christmas Market this Weekend

The Norwegian Church of Albir has organised the 1st Alfàs Christmas Fair: Julemarked. This is a Nordic Christmas market that will be open to the public this weekend, starting today.

The councillor for the International area of ​​the Alfàs del Pi Council, Martina Mertens, explained that there you can find traditional Norwegian sweets, other artisan and decorative objects for these festivities, as well as products from Alfasino merchants who join the initiative and will set up stalls on the street, in the vicinity of the religious centre that also has social and cultural use.

In addition, this year local businesses will participate and set up their stalls on the street next to the Norwegian centre.

Cleaning El Campello

The environmental volunteer group of El Campello, together with local residents committed to environmental issues, dedicated a week to developing environmental awareness days for first-year ESO students at the Enric Valor Institute.

The activities have consisted of workshops and talks focused on learning about the impact of climate change, raising awareness about recycling, responsible consumption and healthy habits.

The days ended with a waste cleanup around the institute and the dry riverbed, where the students committed to the environment collected a large amount of waste of all kinds (containers, household goods, glass…), which was classified and bagged according to the type of material, which was subsequently delivered to the appropriate waste management companies.

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