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Sant Carles de la Rapita, Joan Molas and Terra Alta, among the winners at the XXITourism Evening

Sant Carles de la Rapita, Joan Molas and Terra Alta, among the winners at the XXITourism Evening

Tarragona. Costa Dorada. One year, the Tourism Night organized by the Tarragona Province through its Tourism Board, has gathered over 500 people at an event that has already been established as the annual meeting of representatives of the tourism sector in Costa Dorada and Terres de l'Ebre. During the event were handed awards Cartanyà George and Costa Dorada and has made an assessment of the season. This year the Gold Coast Award, which recognizes individuals or organizations that carry out activities of great importance and significance for the promotion, image and improve infrastructure and services incurred in the tourism sector and tourism in Costa Dorada general, has been delivered to Joan Molas, president of the Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourism Alojamientos (CEPYME). Regarding George Cartanyà Award, the category of Coastal has fallen into the hands of the City of San Carlos de la Rapita for editing audiovisual promotional material, made a short film in four languages and 10 minutes for 3 spots of 25 seconds duration. The material highlighted by a dash, where the sum is not a destination but a set of stories with development and outcome. Meanwhile, the Regional Council of Terra Alta has been awarded the George Cartanyà in the category of Interior for publishing material for the dissemination of Greenway passes through the region with particular emphasis on collective with disabilities. The president of Tarragona Province and Mayor of Vila-Seca Josep Poblet, chaired the event, accompanied by Director General of Tourism of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Joan Carles Vilalta, and President of Tourism of the Province of Tarragona Joan Aregio. Other authorities in the region attended the event, as the mayor of Salou, Peter Granados; subdelegada the Government of Spain, Maria Teresa Pallares, or the rector of the URV, Francesc Xavier Grau. During his speech, the president of the council of Tarragona, Josep Poblet, congratulated the winners of the night. In particular, Joan Molas stressed its "long history and vast experience in the hospitality industry" and "above all, his attitude towards our territory." He also highlighted that this meeting "means show the importance of the tourism sector." I said that, in fact, is a "vital sector to contribute to the recovery of our economy." In this regard, he highlighted the role that government should be towards tourism, being "aware of the functioning of the sector, and easily accessible, efficient, decentralized with the mission, which makes the principle of subsidiarity, open, friendly and innovative with willingness to serve, and seek to generate synergies. " The President of the Tourism Board of Tarragona Joan Aregio has taken stock of the season, highlighting "the dynamism of the sector, even in difficult times is able to resist and to translate a very high activity. In fact, it has been reviewed "relevant events" of the year as the launch of the new accommodation of the Poblet Monastery, Castle Wine Falset to the new headquarters of the Montsant Natural Park, the new or renovated tourist offices of Godall, Rasquera the Fatarella and galley or the declaration of the castles as World Intangible Heritage. More overnight stays In addition, the president of Tourism Council of Tarragona Province, Joan Aregio has reviewed data from the Observatory of Tourism Studies, although they generally indicate a trend of growth, have led to "a highly commercial effort which has resulted in a significant reduction in general rather than results. " Between January and the first half of November, the Costa Dorada has reached the overnight 18.377 million, representing an increase of 3% over the same period of 2009. In the Lands of the Ebro, the growth was 1%. The average stay was 3.7 days in the set, keeping the volume the previous year. And Terres de l'Ebre has increased slightly, standing at 3.5 days. As the markets on the Costa Dorada, 54% of tourists were Catalan or Spanish. The rest came from international markets, especially France, Belgium and Germany, while decreased the presence of British and Irish markets. In Terres de l'Ebre, 79% of tourists are Spanish or Catalan, reaffirming the right to conduct regular market close. For his part, Director General of Tourism of the Generalitat, Joan Carles Vilalta, pointed out that tourism is "one of the leading economic activities in Catalonia and one of the leading sectors that remain today." Vilalta has been a supporter of "promoting everything that makes us unique" and find the tools to adapt to new times. Joan Molas, Costa Dorada Award 2010 On collecting the award, Joan Molas was pleased to see acknowledged "a personal calling that develops with the same enthusiasm when I started my first steps in tourism and Hotel." Molas highlighted the need for the tourism sector union illegal collaboration of governments to tackle the current time of crisis. In this sense, also said that the tourism industry of the Gold Coast before they leave other economic sectors, since this region combines a range of unique, varied and success that brings together best practices in tourism. "From entertainment, to food, culture and climate, the province of Tarragona in a few km2 have a level of excellence • excellence truly optimal" Since 2007, Joan Molas is president of the Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourism Alojamientos (CEPYME). He is also president of the Institute of Technology Hotelero (ITH) from 2008; CEPYME president of the Foundation since its creation in 2009, partner / director of several hotel establishments; member of the board of the CEOE. Previously he was president of the Association of Chain Hoteleras Españolas and president of the Confederation of Business and Hostelería Restauración de Cataluña. Be granted this award in recognition of his long career and experience in tourism and a very special hotel in the area. For his constant willingness to serve the needs and concerns of the Costa Dorada and the Terres de l'Ebre.  

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