If you are planning a holiday in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria around the 27 September 2012, then you will not only be in one of the most popular resorts in Gran Canaria, but also in the World Tourism Capital for 2012.
It has been announced that Maspalomas has been chosen by the World Tourism Organisation as the symbolic capital for World Tourism Day.
So, this is a double celebration for the resort as it also celebrates its 50th anniversary as a holiday resort this year.
There are 122 nations who make up the WTO and Maspalomas will feature prominently in materials and publicity and the theme is Tourism and Sustainable Energy, Powering Sustainable Development with a conference on the theme commencing on the 27 September with participants from the nations visiting several key examples on the island of Gran Canaria.
Maspalomas, as a tourist resort, is famous for its golden beach, backed by miles of Sahara-style sand dunes which extend over a mile inland and extends towards the neighbouring resort of Playa del Ingles. The water is clear and generally safe and the strip closest to the water's edge is often packed with loungers and parasols thoughout the year and dotted with drinks kiosks.
A Maspalomas holiday is suitable for families and couples looking for the ultimate beach resort in Gran Canaria.