January 2014 – The Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles welcomes Belén González del Val as its new Director and Consul for Tourism Affairs.

A native of Madrid, Ms. González del Val , prior to assuming the post in Los Angeles, had been the Director of the Tourist Office of Spain in Oslo, from 2004 until 2007, and in Sao Paulo from 2008 until 2011, serving all of Norway, Iceland and Brazil in the promotion of Spain.

As director of the Los Angeles branch of the Tourist Office of Spain–one of thirty-three offices worldwide of TURESPAÑA, Spain´s non-profit government agency devoted to marketing Spain as a tourism destination—her role will be to oversee promotions geared toward the trade, press and consumer sectors in the thirteen-state West Coast region, as well as to spearhead all promotions in the Study Abroad Programs and LGTB travel sectors in the entire USA.

Her previous professional experience includes 5 years in the private sector and 14 years in the Public Administration, specializing in Project Management, Systems Integrations, Technological Innovation, Market Research and Business Intelligence.

Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles

8383 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 960, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, Tel: 323 658



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