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Irish Visitors to Canary Islands Up 10 Per Cent

Irish Visitors to Canary Islands Up 10 Per Cent

Representatives of the Canary Islands came to Dublin yesterday to present a workshop for travel agents at the Shelbourne Hotel. “The Canary Islands received 12 million tourists last year, matching the all-time record,” said Gonzalo Ceballos, Director of the Spanish Tourism Office in Dublin.

Gonzalo Ceballos

“Some 400,000 came from Ireland, a 10% increase on 2010. Each year the equivalent of 8% of the Irish population travels to the Canary Islands – showing that Ireland is – in relation to its population – one of the most important countries for the Canaries.”

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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