Mainland SpainAlgar Waterfalls - Costa BlancaIf you are looking to escape the buzz of Benidorm for a while, this naturalbeauty spot high in the mountains north of Altea is just the ticket. Known as the'Fuentes del Algar', the Falls are made up of spectacular water cascades -some up to 80 metres high -which flow down the mountainside into idyllic,crystal-clear pools surrounded by lichen-covered rocks. You can swim in therefreshing pools, showered by the falling water -remember to take yourswimming costume -and stroll along the picturesque, oleander-fringedpathways that follow the river. When you've had your feel of the falls, there is arestaurant, bar and cactus garden nearby or you can enjoy a picnic in thedesignated areas. Mundomar - Costa BlancaTranslated from Spanish, this means 'sea world' which gives visitors an idea ofwhat's in store. This theme park makes a great family day out where marineanimals and exotic birds are the main attractions. There's a dolphinarium,turtles, sea lions, a bat cave, penguins and even a parrot show along with achildren's park. An underwater viewing area has been built giving a differentperspective and there's a restaurant and numerous refreshment facilities. Alhambra Palace, Granada - Costa del SolLocated in the Moorish city of Granada, this stupendous, red-walled palacecomplex is one of Spain's gems and a must-see if you want to get a taste of thecountry's rich history. On a hill overlooking the city, it's a fairytale sight, made upof splendid royal palaces, chapels, court complexes and a bathhouse andmosque. Built and added onto by successive Moorish rulers during medievaltimes, you can tour all the main sections, walking through exquisite, mosaic-laden chambers, sumptuous salons, tranquil fountained courtyards andromantic gardens. Make sure you climb the Palace's Vela Tower, a highpointthat reveals breathtaking views over the city and distant mountains. Rock of Gibraltar - Costa del SolA fantastic day out awaits in Gibraltar, the mighty chunk of rock jutting into thesea at the southern end of the Costa del Sol. A British crown colony, it's a littlepiece of Britain in the Mediterranean, and offers some memorable sightseeing.Here, you can stroll through the town with its city walls, shops, museums andEnglish pubs, and even watch the changing of the guard at the Governor'sresidence. As a highlight, you can take the cable car to watch the antics of theRock's famous Barbary apes and tour the maze of eerie caves hidden withinthe cliffs, including the vast St. Michael's Grotto, with its awe-inspiringstalactites and stalagmites.Cabo de Gata Natural Park -Costa AlmeriaFor those of you who love walking and wildlife, visit the 'Cabo de Gata NaturalPark' which is Andalucia's largest coastal nature reserve. The park offers avaried landscape of volcanic mountains, sand dunes and arid desert. Highlightsalso include hidden sandy coves, wetlands, a lagoon and jagged cliffs lappedby the rolling sea. Marked by a lighthouse at the very tip of the Cabo de Gatapeninsula, this natural area offers activities which range from sports like hiking,mountain biking and water sports, to more cultural or historical pursuits likevisiting the ancient ruins, exploring the tranquil fishing hamlets, bird watching orsimply relaxing on the spectacular stretch of untouched beaches.Tabernas -Costa AlmeriaThis gem of a small village is great for visitors interested in movies or the WildWest. Situated just sixteen miles from Almeria city and nestled between theSierra de Filabres and Sierra de Alhamilla, the small village is surrounded by adesert landscape. It's also housed American film stars like Clint Eastwood,Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale and Lee van Cleef, and has played the roleof the 'set' in films such as The Magnificent Seven, The Good, The Bad and TheUgly and A Fistful of Dollars. 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See page 351 for more details.Car HireCalahonda Beach, Nerja, Costa del SolWeather 15202530Average daily maximum temp CMJJASO Average Daily Sunshine HoursUK1011111197For full details on our facilities, rates and special packages please contact: Kripen Dhrona on Tel 020 7373 4502, Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.enterprisehotel.co.ukCOMMITTED TO EXHIBITOR SATISFACTIONThe Enterprise Hotel (Earls Court) is focused on serving the needs of the events industry during this exciting summer of the 'Best of British'!Passionately committed to enhancing your exhibitors' experience during show time, we will provide you with your very own customised bundle of extras to make the experience comfortable and productive. Options include:. Complimentary Wi-Fi in room. Survival pack. Taxi ordering service. Early or takeaway breakfast. Energising snacks available. Emergency toiletry stocks available. Local area info cards with offers. Mobile phone chargers available. 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back page46 www.exhibitionnews.co.ukLAST WORDEvents that take visitors out of the galaxy, dead men walking and a host of animal-themed exhibitions lead this month's wacky show round-upThe abu Dhabi International Hunting and equestrian exhibition will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this September.The Informa-run show, held at the abu Dhabi National exhibitions centre from 5 to 8 September, will feature camel auctions, art competitions and traditional hunting and equestrian activities. Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase camping, hunting, equestrian equipment and weaponry from 500 brands.Zombie walk at New Zealand expoMore than 12,000 people have attended the first Armageddon Expo in Hamilton, New Zealand.The show, held at the Claudelands venue over the weekend of 14-15 April, saw people dressed in their favourite comic outfits, while the organised Zombie Walk saw 200 people daubed in fake blood take to the streets. The groaning zombies lurched their way from Claudelands, up Hamilton's main streets and into Centre Place Shopping Centre where Armageddon Expo owner Bill Geradts said centre management was "most accommodating" given the amount of blood thrown around.The show was the first stop in Armageddon Expo's 2012 Australasian tour featuring events and seminars, satellite rooms for anime screenings and professional wrestling in the exhibition halls. Since its inception in 1995, the Armageddon Expo has grown to become Visitors won't be left in the dark at the Uk's only trade show dedicated to the blind and shutter industry later this year. The british blind and Shutter association (bbSa) Showcase 2012 at the Ricoh arena on 7-9 October will cover the industry from fabrics and products to machinery and software.exhibitor numbers are set to increase by 65 per cent to more than 70 exhibitors compared to the last event in 2010. The organisers are using the full 4,000sqm of Jaguar exhibition Hall One for this year's show."This will be the third time we have held the bbSa Showcase at the Ricoh arena and we are confident this will be our biggest and best yet," said event organiser Juliet Talbot.Rumours that a 'Shutter Ireland' expo will be held in Dublin next year with special guest Leonardo Dicaprio have yet to be confirmed.BLinD ChAnCEthe largest fantasy event in Australasia, with shows in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Melbourne."It was truly the best 'first event' at a new venue we've ever had," said Geradts. "Claudelands is a brilliant venue for Armageddon. More than 12,000 people attended across the weekend, totally exceeding our expectations, but not causing any problems in terms of the venue dynamics, exhibition space or security."Frying plan The Ricoh Arena in Coventry will play host again to an expanded show dedicated to one of Britain's favourite post-pub industries.The Fry Fast Food Show, which is billed as the UK's largest annual trade exhibition for the fish frying and fast food industry, is moving into adult entertainment provider aVN Media Network has announced a year-long celebration of its 30th anniversary will begin in January 2013 at the Hard Rock Hotel and casino in Las Vegas, which will play host to adult entertainment expo, adult Novelty expo, and the 30th annual aVN awards.This year's eye-popping show had more than 24,000 attendees and 250 exhibiting companies. "I want to extend my sincerest thanks to all the people and companies that helped make our week at the Hard Rock in 2012 so memorable," said aVN ceO Theo Sapoutzis. "I hope everyone returns this coming January, when the plan is to celebrate our anniversaries in a really big way." The mind boggles.BLuE hEAvEnhORSing ABOuTthe 4,000sqm Jaguar Hall One for its show on 16 September.The exhibition, which is now in its 15th year and its fourth at the Ricoh, will have more than 80 stands showcasing food, equipment and services. These include fish and chip shops, mobile caterers, sports stadia and ice cream parlours.We will happily accept any cod merchandise from the show.Excel Enterprise: Media 10 and cbS consumer products aim to make London the centre of the Star Trek universe with 'Destination Star Trek London' at excel this autumn. The first official Star Trek live event in the Uk in 10 years takes place in October. Trekkies will be setting their phasers to 'stunned' when, for the first time ever, all five enterprise captains - William Shatner, Sir patrick Stewart, avery brooks, kate Mulgrew and Scott bakula - appear on stage together at an official convention.