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Salou is positioned at the fair MITT in Moscow as the town with more russian tourists

Salou is positioned at the fair MITT in Moscow as the town with more russian tourists

Salou. Costa Dorada. 21st March 2012. Salou participating this week in the Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition in Moscow, the exhibition MITT, one of the most important tourism fairs held from 21 to 24 and where the capital of the Costa Dorada there is a large representation business in addition to the presence of the mayor, Pere Granados, and Councillor for Tourism, Benet Presas. In the framework of the meetings are taking place these days, and confirmed the expectations of different tour operators (TTOO) could reach the 300,000 Russian visitors this season on the Costa Dorada, a much higher figure than 235,000 visitors recorded in 2011, of which 150,000 stayed in Salou. "We are talking with TTOO more representative of the country and the prospects for May 15 to September 15 confirm many high growth," said Mayor Pere Granados. For his part, Councillor for Tourism, Benet Presas, he said that the capital of the Costa Dorada with 26,000 hotel rooms "are the preferred destination for Russians for various reasons, such as we have a modern first-class hotels that offer very good service with excellent value for money, "he added. In addition to adding to its proximity to Barcelona is a decisive factor. Russia is a priority and a source market that is experiencing the largest increases and very positive outlook. In this context, Salou is the municipality with more presence of Russians in the state. In fact, this year, the Russians could pass by the British and French tourism, traditionally the first and second foreign market visiting the capital of the Costa Dorada. The MITT in Moscow is one of the biggest fairs in the tourism sector. In this year, involved more than 3,000 exhibitors from 185 destinations. Last year the competition received over 80,000 visitors. According to sources of Tourism of the Generalitat, Catalonia is the leading destination state, with nearly 60% of Russian tourists visiting Spain, and within this figure, Salou is a leader in receiving Russians. The Russian tourist is characterized by medium stays high, between 10 and 14 days, and spending by tourists and stay that is around 1,500 euros. In 2011 it generated total revenue of 680 million euros (126% over the figure in 2010). 35% of Russians visiting the Catalan destination are repeaters and 60% are families. Travelers are attracted mainly by the sun and sand but also for other activities such as cultural, gastronomic, shopping, urban tourism.

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