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The travel agents of Ireland place Salou among the five best destinations for family market

Salou. Costa Dorada. Once again, the Salou Tourist Board was present at the fair tourism 'Holiday World' in Dublin from 27 to 29 January 2012. The participation of Salou is Port Aventura with a desk in the booth shared with the Spanish Tourist Office (OTS) from which have been made several contacts and meetings with TTOO, travel agents or the president of ITOF (Irish Tour Operators Federation). In this sense, the Councillor of Tourism of Salou, Benet Presas, after the meeting held at the fair with the Director of the OTS in Dublin and Director of TUI Ireland confirms its growth in demand tourist destination Costa Dorada. "There's a certain optimism in spite of the recession and the forecast for this time of year are encouraging, which confirms our position as a leading destination on the peninsula for the Irish market," he said. Indeed, under the holding of the fair on Thursday 26 January were presented to the Irish Travel Industry Awards, the leading awards for suppliers and distributors of the travel industry in Ireland. The event had an attendance of about 500 people, including travel agents, TTOO Tour operators and authorities, and various categories including the best destination for summer sun and Salou which was a finalist along with four other destinations (Algarve (Portugal), Lanzarote (Canary Islands), Majorca (Balearic Islands) and Turkey .) These awards are achieved by a vote of Irish travel agents. Remember that Irish tourists to Salou last year represented a total of 5% of foreign visitors to Salou occupying the fifth position among our markets, according to the Observatory in 2011, with almost total 200,000 overnight stays by tourists and Irish with 81,000 passengers on arrival at Reus Airport. The profile is a faithful and tourists love the Costa Daurada, that moves mostly by plane, traveling with your family and your stay is approximately 7 days. For this season it is confirmed that the two major tour operators, TUI and Thomas Cook, maintain market Salou as a priority with the arrival of 7 weekly flights from Dublin and Cork 2 more to Reus Airport by summer 2012 but there would be other companies such as Ryanair, Monarch Airlines or HolidayCheck. One of the fair this year in Dublin, where for the first time incorporated in the tourist section of the fair a special promotion for seniors over 55. "It's an offer that we want to capitalize," announced Press. The fair was attended by a total of 645 exhibiting companies, among which were, airlines, airports, hotel chains, tour operators, travel agents and direct sale to the public.

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