THE Spanish tourist board has announced it is to launch an annual awards bash to celebrate and promote the country’s industry.

In a statement the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism (MINETUR) said the awards would recognize those individuals, institutions, organizations and industries, which have made significant efforts to achieve excellence in the field of fashion.

The fashion awards would support creation, development and strengthening of the fashion industry as part of the strategy to promote initiatives that create more trade in the sector, in times when the economy needs a boost.

The five categories under which various organizations and firms would be recognized are: the National Award for SMEs in fashion industry; National Award for large company in fashion sector; National Award for entrepreneurship; National Award for fashion designer, which has two sub-categories, lifetime achievement and new designer honor; and National Award for professional communication and outstanding work in enhancement of Spanish fashion.

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  1. Just HOW would this Government effort promote tourism… or better yet, residential tourism with property purchases? They say tax deductions to match Portugal’s taxes will do the latter… blah. Purchasers want SECURITY knowing the property they want to buy are GUARANTEED LEGAL. From all the headlines they read throughout Spain, buyers don’t trust the Town Halls, the Abogados, the Notarios, nor the Courts. If Rajoy’s government passed a Law to GUARANTEE that ALL EXISTING NEW properties are deemed LEGAL, that will open the gates to more property purchases, no less! And PS…. the Bankers who foreclosed will LOVE him!

  2. The fashion industry has deep pockets and is always evolving so I think it might be good. I see the money generated in New York by it, in fact I’m visiting a friend who is part of the planning for the next series of events.
    Interested to see what will happen.

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