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The Tourist Board in Salou achieves bringing new tourists from Eastern Europe

The Tourist Board in Salou achieves bringing new tourists from Eastern Europe



Salou. Costa Dorada. The Salou Tourist Board is working intensively promoting destination in the Eastern countries, representing about 10% of total international visitors to Salou. In this sense, the Tourist Board has just come from the MITT fair in Moscow and Kiev Uitto fair. In reference to the fair MITT in Moscow, the presence at the fair has been linked to an intensive interviews with incumbents on the one hand there have been various contacts with new operators who will work with the area. According to Alberto del Hierro, President of Salou Tourist Board: "The sales forecast for our destination, with respect to the usual operators already working in the area, is very optimistic, including an increase in sales of vacation packages which can be placed about 10%". "This new season if there will be developments in the programming of Salou and the Costa Dorada by new operators -continued Councillor Alberto del Hierro- and up 3 new operators start their operations in Spain, airing on the Costa Dorada Costa Brava, operating in Barcelona airport. The three new operators are Coral Tours, Tours and Pegas Turistik Lanta". Of the three new operators, which presents a most important operation Turistik Pegas coming to town with the support and receptive Serhs Travel, with estimated 35 000 customers in Catalonia, of which 60% will be destined to Salou and the Costa Dorada, its operations will begin after Easter with two weekly flights during the month of April, five aircraft during the month of May and 11 from June to September. Apart from contacts with tour operators, the Chairman of the Tourist Board, Alberto del Hierro, had contact with the consul general and the ambassador of Spain in Moscow, Russia with the aim to learn first hand how it is working the issue of visa, we recall that are necessary to enjoy the holidays in our country. Thus, according to the consulate, now more visas are being issued to the 2008 season was the best holiday tourism Russia in Spain, also mentioned the meeting VISATUR the proper functioning of a program that allows operators better management of visas and work a lot quicker to get the same. Referring to the presence of the Tourist Board in Ukraine, this was linked to the new operations of two companies to Catalonia and to Salou. This is manifested by Councilman Alberto del Hierro, "Kiev Travel, TUI Group company, and operator Tez Tour 100 seats each week to Catalonia through the Barcelona airport, 80% of these places are destined Salou Costa Dorada". Moreover, the President of Salou Tourism Board states that the presence in Ukraine has been linked with various promotional activities in order to make a presentation intensive Salou as a new holiday destination for this market and have developed and different actions of presentation of the destination all in collaboration with the operator Tez Tour. Thus, it has provided a service desk to travel agents in the fair itself to explain the custom destination travel agents counter that are responsible for the sale of vacation packages. Custom Presentation Salou At the same time, there has been a seminar on Product Salou where about 300 travel agents were able to meet the offer of a custom destination by the Tourist Board and then a more targeted product of Salou accommodation for staff operator. At the end of the day there was a cocktail / dinner with the operator Tez Tour which was used to present the operations to the city and where there was an exchange of views with travel agents present. In this act was received by the operator recognizes the Tourist Board for its work in developing the Tourism from Ukraine. Apart from professional contacts with Ukrainians, developed two very important meetings for the development of tourism in this country, the first contact was maintained with the head of the Catalan Agency for Tourism for the Eastern countries with the aim of establishing channels together to improve the positioning of Salou as a holiday destination in the different countries of the East. Moreover, the President of the Tourist Board, Alberto del Hierro, held a meeting with the Ambassador of Spain in Kiev, Ukraine to see first hand the operation of visas since historically there had been difficulties to obtain, in this meeting the Ambassador conveyed his desire to improve this line of work and was made available to work to improve the number of tourists visiting Spain, Salou. In short, "an intense promotional work has shown a good performance of the Russian market with significant growth expectations and a new market that aims to give us a big crowd," says the councilman.



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