The Costa Brava and Girona Pyrenees, partner region at the Reise + Camping trade show in Germany.
From February 15th to 19th, the Costa Brava and Girona Pyrenees were the partner region at the Reise + Camping exhibition in Essen, the sector’s main event aimed at the public, with around 1,000 exhibitors from 20 different countries, drawing some 90,000 visitors each year.
With the collaboration of the Catalan Tourist Agency, the Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board provided a 200 m2 exhibition stand for the Association of Girona Campsites and eleven of the region’s individual campsites. The stand was used to promote the destination’s whole range of holiday options as well as the guide Campings Experience and Girona’s cuisine, with food and tastings based on local produce.
Essen’s Reise + Camping exhibition also provided the ideal opportunity for introducing visitors to other aspects of tourism in the region, such as the Year of Cycling and Sustainability in the Costa Brava and Girona Pyrenees, the range of active tourism holidays in contact with nature, the cultural attractions, the 135,000 accommodation places available in the region and the 75 associated campsites, which is over 80% of the region’s total number.
It is interesting to note that the only Spanish campsite awarded a prize at the exhibition was Las Palmeras in Sant Pere Pescador, which won the DCC Europa-Preis —a prize awarded by the Deutscher Camping-Club— for its outstanding track record and excellent quality.