The region of Cantabria Infinita in northern Spain, which includes the city of Santander, the home of the Parliament of Cantabria, University of Cantabria and Menendez Pelayo International University among other institutions, presented a destination update to the Irish trade in Dublin at the Dean Hotel.
The presentation was given by Eva Bartolomé, Director General, Cantabria Tourism Board, with additional information supplied by Teresa Gancedo, Spanish Tourist Office, and Alejandra Ruiz, Ryanair.
Cantabria offers the discerning traveller a wonderful variety of mountains for skiing, sea for water sports, culture and gastronomy. The pilgrim route of the Camino de Santiago along the coast, of which Cantabria is part, is today a very appealing alternative for those who prefer a greener and fresher route dotted with small architectural jewels and holy places, which also allows for the enjoyment of the pilgrimage and the sea.
Entertainment by Banduca Traslarroza, with drums and bagpipes and huge Celtic influences, reminded guests of the close ties that exist between Spain and Ireland.
Martin Skelly from Travalue.ie was the lucky winner of flights by Ryanair to Santander and accommodation at the 4-star Hotel Bahai, along with added attractions, while Shenda O’Hare, Follow The Camino, was the second prize winner of accommodation in Ribamontan Al Mar Town Hall, along with entrance to attractions.