In May the Patronat has intensified its communication with the Girona tourism sector through the presentation of a new booking engine and the Privilegespain programme. Furthermore, it has taken part in the Buy Catalunya workshop, an important commercial initiative with tour operators, and has promoted the Costa Brava and Pirineu de Girona destinations in the Spanish market at the Expovacaciones fair in Bilbao and at the Girona Viva! fair in Madrid. Meanwhile, the celebration of the Centenary of the Costa Brava has continued locally through the Costa Brava San Miguel Gastronomic Tour and has been boosted with the publication of two guides for visitors to the destination.
From 28th to 30th May, twenty organisations and companies from the Girona tourism sector, together with ten gastronomic organisations and food companies from the area, are promoted in Madrid at the Girona Viva! fair.
Some fifty organisations and companies from the Girona tourism sector took part in Buy Catalunya, an international workshop for tour operators held in Barcelona on 21st May.
200 Costa Brava hotel owners show an interest in the new accommodation booking service on the www.costabrava.org portal.
The tourism offer of the Costa Brava and the Pirineu de Girona was promoted at the Expovacaciones tourism and travel fair in Bilbao from 6th to 9th May in its own space within the Catalonia stand.
Services and tourism resources companies from the Costa Brava show an interest in the Privilegespain programme, an initiative of Turespaña.
The Patronat de Turisme Costa Brava Girona, the Port Authority of the Catalan Government, Palamós Town Council and the Palamós Chamber of Commerce reach an agreement to promote cruise ship activity in Palamós port.
Sixteen press trips showcase the tourism offer of the destination to around sixty journalists from the UK, France, Ireland, Italy, the Benelux countries and Spain.
GironaTemps de Flors (flower season) and the Terra de Mar maritime festival in Palamós are the first stops on the Costa Brava San Miguel Gastronomic Tour.
A selection of festive and cultural events are included in the A summer of festivals and gastronomy Costa Brava 2010 guidebook, published as part of the celebrations of the Centenary of the Costa Brava.
The publication proposes travelling the 250 km from Blanes to Argelès-sur-Mer along the coastal footpaths of the Costa Brava and along the GR-92 long-distance path.