All posts tagged "Gonzalo Ceballos"

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    Spain Still Top Destination for Irish Holidaymakers

    It’s official: over one million Irish residents travelled to Spain between January and September this year, according to figures just released by the Spanish Statistical Institute and the Spanish Tourism Office. Gonzalo Ceballos, Director of the Spanish Tourism Office in Ireland, said that he wanted to thank the Irish public for making...

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    Tapas Onboard ‘Juan Sebastian de Elcano’ with Spanish Tourism Office

    The magnificent Spanish Navy training ship, ‘Juan Sebastian de Elcano’, was the venue by the  Spanish Tourism Office in Dublin to host the trade and media during her visit to Dublin port. She was built in Cadiz in 1927 and cost €49,220, a princely sum in those days. With a total crew...

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    Tanya and Philip Airey Demonstrate Length and Accuracy at Spanish Golf Outing

    The Spanish Tourism Office hosted its annual golf outing at the Heritage Golf  Resort, Killenard, Co Laois. Gary Boyd from Bryan Somers Travel, Belfast, was the overall winner but the Aireys (Tanya and Philip) made a spectacular contribution to the day with Philip coming in second overall and also winning the Longest...

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    Irish Visitors to Andalucia Continue to Grow

    The great dining hall of Trinity College, Dublin, resonated to the traditional music and flamenco of Andalucia as the popular region of Spain held its annual thank you dinner and workshop, ‘Andalucia Clearly Irresistible’, for the Irish travel trade.   The stunning performance by the flamenco company ACME (A Company Men Entertainment)...

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    Spanish Summer Season from Shannon Launched with 38% Increase in Capacity

    Shannon Airport and the Spanish Tourism Office have today jointly launched the airport’s summer season schedule to Spain, complete with a 38% increase in capacity, with 156,000 seats to seven destinations.    Shannon will have services to Alicante, Malaga, Palma, Reus, Lanzarote, Tenerife and Fuerteventura – on services operated by scheduled carriers...

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    Salou and Spanish Tourism Office Entertain in Belfast

    Salou, Costa Daurada, and the Spanish Tourism Office, Dublin, hosted an evening for travel agents in Belfast on Thursday 16th January 2014.

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    John Devereux Re-elected as ITOF President in Palma

    The Irish Tour Operators Federation chose Palma de Majorca as the venue for its annual general meeting this year – and President John Devereux from SHGI was re-elected for the coming year. In a media briefing he stated that it had been a tough year with a downturn in July/August bookings; however,...

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    ‘I Need Spain’ Golf Event at Dundrum House

    The Spanish Tourism Office held its first ‘I Need Spain’ golf event with Andalucía at Dundrum House, Co Tipperary. The event was attended by top representatives from the Irish travel trade as well as golf course directors from the Andalucía region, and 12 teams played.  It was an enjoyable sunny day, followed...

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    Industry People: Sharon Jordan, One Stop Touring Shop

    For our September issue, Irish Travel Trade News interviewed Sharon Jordan of 1STS and the following are two of the Q&A. For the full interview, see the issue out later this week – and also discover what Des Abbott, John Grehan and Gonzalo Ceballos would like to have been doing now if...

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    Irish Visitors to Canary Islands Up 10 Per Cent

    Representatives of the Canary Islands came to Dublin last week 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, Spanish Tourism Office. “Some 400,000 came from Ireland, a 10% increase on 2010. Each...

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    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. “Some 400,000 came from Ireland, a 10% increase...

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    Tour Operators Offer Value and Security – ITOF

    Irish tour operators are emphasising the value of holidays and the added security offered by the bonded package holiday, according to the President of the Irish Tour Operators Federation, Philip Airey, when speaking at a function hosted by the Spanish Tourism Office. “In these difficult economic times, people are very careful with...

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    New Spanish TO Director for Dublin

    The new Director of the Spanish Tourism Office in Dublin will be Gonzalo Ceballos. He is currrently Deputy Director-General of Tourism Development and Sustainability for Turespaña and will succeed José Manuel de Juan on 1st September 2011. José will be leaving the office tomorrow for a holiday, then returning for few days...