Andalucia, where the sun shines 3,000 hours per annum, once again chose the très élégant ambiance of the great Dining Room in Dublin’s Trinity College to entertain, wine and dine top travel agents and tour operators for a workshop and dinner, followed by a superb flamenco and musical show.
The visiting trade delegation, led by Turismo de Andalucia, comprised Almeria Tourist Board, Malaga-Costa del Sol Tourist Board, Seville Province Tourist Board, Promotion Board of Seville City, Viajes Eutpamerica, Paradores, Molina Lario,Viajes Olympia, THB Hotels, Aries Mobile, Sunset Beach Hotel, Spain Essential, Sercotel Gran Hotel, and Ilunion Hotels.
Making his annual visit to Dublin, Antonio Martin-Machuca, Turismo Andaluz, told Irish Travel Trade News that Irish visitor numbers continued to grow and that the Irish are some of the most popular visitors to the region.
The evening kicked off with a workshop giving hotels, attractions and regional tourist boards the opportunity to meet with the Irish trade and media.
Teresa Gancedo, Director, Spanish Tourist Office, Dublin, welcomed the delegation from Andalucia back to Dublin and urged the Irish trade to continue their support of the region.
H.E. Jose Maria Rodriquez Coso, the Spanish Ambassador to Ireland, encouraged agents to look at diverse options available in the Andalucia region – and suggested that we should keep “water in Ireland and sun in Spain”!