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It’s Happening Now in Madrid

It’s Happening Now in Madrid

The city of Madrid, in association with Iberia Express and the Spanish Tourism Office in Dublin, hosted a lunch in conjunction with the ITAA’s AGM in the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin. The event was also attended by HE Jose Maria Rodriguez-Coso, Ambassador of Spain to Ireland.

Gonzalo Ceballos

Gonzalo Ceballos, Managing Director, Spanish Tourism Office, Dublin

Speaking at the lunch, Gonzalo Ceballos, Managing Director, Spanish Tourism Office, Dublin, said that recent figures showed that 1.4 million Irish visitors will visit Spain this year. The country is now the third most visited destination in the world and is also the most competitive tourism destination according to the World Economic Forum – with a climate that delivers 240 days of sunshine each year.

Ana Sostres-Market Manager for the city of Madrid.

Ana Sostres, Market Manager for the city of Madrid

Madrid’s Market Manager Ana Sostres gave a most informative presentation on the capital city. There are now 85 museums, with the Royal Palace hosting an exposition of paintings by Caravaggio. This will run from June to September and is a must visit for all art lovers.

Javier Hernandez Racionero from Iberia Express.

Javier Hernandez Racionero, Iberia Express

Iberia was represented by Javier Hernandez Racionero, who briefed the trade on the latest Iberia Express developments, in particular the new Cork to Madrid service commencing in June. He pointed out that even though they are a low-cost carrier they have Business Class on the flights and that they also carry domestic pets, both in the hold and in the passenger cabin.

Martin Churchill -USIT was the lucky winner of two tickets with Iberia Express to Madrid,receives his prize from Javier Hernandez Racionero-Iberia and Ana Sostres-Madrid.

Martin Churchill, USIT, who was the lucky winner of two tickets with Iberia Express to Madrid, receives his prize from Javier Hernandez Racionero, Iberia, and Ana Sostres, Madrid

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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