Glovento Sur is a high-flying company. They offer hot-air balloon trips in Granada, Malaga, Cadiz and Seville and are located in the heart of the Albayzín. This company is a member of the Granada Convention Bureau, which is the professional instrument for the promotion of Granada as a destination for events.
The CEO of this tourism company is Miguel Juliá, a balloon pilot whose heart is in the sky but who keeps his feet on the district’s ground, as he not only works but also lives in the Albayzín. He starts by talking about the growth in tourism in the district: “It is true that when I am at the house’s front door with my kids, tourists overwhelm us with pictures”. Moreover: “Rents prices have increased a lot, and the people who want to live here simply can’t because it is too expensive. Many flats are restored to be included in apps like Airbnb. People from here are tired of this state of affairs.”
Even though they have a cute office located on the way to the Mirador de San Nicolás, where tourists pass by, the results are not so obvious. Of course: “We fly above the district and the rest of the city but, less and less” he stated. Guadix, a city in the province of Granada, and its marvellous surroundings are becoming the most popular destination for his clients.