Welcome to Globalia

Welcome to Globalia

Globalia is Spain’s leading tourist group, with an annual turnover of more than 4,000 million euros and 25,000 employees. Yet this succinct presentation fails to reveal the highly original nature of a group that – to the best of my knowledge - is unique in the business world.

Globalia is made up of a series of independent companies operating in their respective sectors and which, happily, enjoy considerable success. Each one has its own history and is a source of immense personal pride. How could I not feel proud of Air Europa, which opened up the skies of Spain at a time when the market was dominated by a monopoly? Or of Halcón Viajes, which enabled the Spanish to discover the delights of the Caribbean thanks to the irresistibly likeable character Curro?

What makes Globalia different, what gives it direction, muscle and stability, is the fact that each company provides support and back up for the rest. This means that our airline is supported by the travel agencies, which in turn receive support from the tour operator Travelplan, which also logically relies on Air Europa. Welcome receptive division, which covers all the needs at the destination of our tour operators and agencies. And the same is true of Be Live, our hotel chain, and the handling agent Groundforce, as well as all the other companies that make up the group. 

Globalia could perhaps be described as a vast jigsaw puzzle in which all the pieces fit together. Or if you prefer, a finely-tuned machine whose cogs turn smoothly. Yet more than any of this, I would say that it is a team of professionals that over the years have cleverly designed each component, carefully oiling each part to ensure that everything runs smoothly.  A team with a passion for a job well done.

Here at Globalia we like what we do. And I’m convinced that therein lies the key to our success, to the steady growth that we have enjoyed since the opening of the first branch of Halcón Viajes, back in 1971.  

Thank you for taking the time to find out more about us.

Juan José Hidalgo

Juan José Hidalgo
Presidente ejecutivo de Globalia