Tourist Office of Spain for Business Travel, Meetings and Events

Dedicated contacts and resources for U.S.-based meeting professionals.

About the Tourist Office of Spain in Chicago

The Tourist Office of Spain in Chicago is one of 32 worldwide offices of TURESPAÑA, Spain´s government tourism promotion authority based in Madrid, and is responsible for promoting Spain as a tourism destination to travel trade, press and consumers in the Midwest USA market.

Additionally, it is the branch office in the USA responsible for marketing the business, incentive and meeting tourism product. To that end, the TOS Chicago acts as a liaison between suppliers and DMCs in Spain and the buyer/planner in the USA. A full array of marketing activities are carried out throughout the year, including workshops, familiarization trips, participation in trade shows such as IMEX America Las Vegas, networking events in cooperation with MICE industry associations and CVBs in Spain, organization of webcasts and E-learning workshops, publishing of the MICE sector digital magazine, Meet in Spain and active presence in their Spain Meeting & Events Community portal.

In addition to their annual activities, the Tourist Office of Spain in Chicago this year brings planners the opportunity to gain a competitive edge through their Spain360 Expert eLearning program, and to promote networking with reputable suppliers in Spain through its Meet in Spain Virtual Face to Face Event in November 2015.

Spain at the Forefront of MICE Tourism

In MICE tourism, global rankings by the ICCA list Spain as the 3rd destination hosting the most international meetings. Of the ICCA´s 2014 rankings for the top ten cities worldwide where international meetings take place, two Spanish cities stand out: Madrid at #3 and Barcelona at #5.

Contact information
Tourist Office of Spain in Chicago
Water Tower Place
845 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 915-E
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel. (312) 642-1992
Email: chicago@tourspain.es

Useful links to the Tourist Office of Spain:

  • <b>Travel to Barcelona, Spain</b> Travel to Barcelona, Spain
    Photo: © 2011 Rob Hard
  • <b>Travel to Rioja, Spain</b> Travel to Rioja, Spain
    Rob at Vina Tondonia
  • <b>Travel to Madrid, Spain</b> Travel to Madrid, Spain
    (c) 2008 Rob Hard
  • Travel to Murcia, Spain Travel to Murcia, Spain Two buildings form the Murcia Auditorio y Cent de Congresos, and was build in 1995 and 2002. Note: The Nelva Hotel is roughly one half mile from the conference center. Courtesy image
  • Travel to Cartagena, Spain Travel to Cartagena, Spain Hanging out with Mar Garcia of the Murcia Region Tourist Office. © 2014 Rob Hard
  • InterContinental Mar Menor InterContinental Mar Menor Courtesy image
  • Travel to Lorca, Spain Travel to Lorca, Spain © 2014 Rob Hard
  • Travel to Pamplona, Spain Travel to Pamplona, Spain Image courtesy of Tourist Office of Spain
  • Travel to San Sebastian, Spain Travel to San Sebastian, Spain Courtesy of Basque Tourist Agency
  • Travel to Pamplona, Spain Travel to Pamplona, Spain Image courtesy of Tourist Office of Spain
  • Jesus Mari, Owner of Bar Gaucho in Pamplona, Presents a Plate of Iberico Ham Jesus Mari, Owner of Bar Gaucho in Pamplona, Presents a Plate of Iberico Ham Located in the old quarter, Bar Gaucho has a friendly atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy your time with friends (inside and outside). © 2015 Rob Hard
  • In the Kitchen at the School of Paella in Valencia In the Kitchen at the School of Paella in Valencia Watching and learning for our next step. Courtesy image

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