Snow tourism products, conferences, meetings and incentive travel, cruise ship tourism and golf are all enjoying steady growth in the Costa Brava and Pirineu de Girona destinations. The Patronat de Turisme has kicked off the winter season by promoting them in Catalonia, the rest of Spain and abroad. As for Web 2.0 tourism, the Patronat de Turisme is pushing ahead with the incorporation of the Restalo restaurant booking engine and with the training of tourism professionals in the Girona area through workshops on new technology.
The Pirineu de Girona ski resorts booklet, published in four languages, contains information on Girona's five ski resorts for the 2010-2011 season.
The tourism offer of the Pirineu de Girona for the 2010-2011 season is promoted in ski and mountain tourism fairs in Madrid and Valencia, and at an event for end users in Barcelona.
The Girona Convention Bureau, with the collaboration of the Patronat de Turisme, presents the best that Girona has to offer in terms of business tourism in a presentation in Barcelona for 200 professionals from the sector.
The golf offer of the Costa Brava and Pirineu de Girona destinations is showcased at the IGTM.
The WTM was a great opportunity to showcase the Costa Brava and Pirineu de Girona destinations in the British market, the second most important outbound tourist market for the Costa Brava.
The Patronat de Turisme takes part in the most important international cruise ship tourism fair, Seatrade Med, presenting the Costa Brava as a Mediterranean cruise ship tourism destination.
An online restaurant booking service called Restalo is launched on the Costa Brava and Pirineu de Girona portal.
The Patronat de Turisme has held five workshops on new technologies, related to its 7th Technical Conference, entitled “Web 2.0 and social networks, keys to today's tourism business”. The workshops were attended by 171 people.
The official blog of the Costa Brava and Pirineu de Girona, BITTS Costa Brava, is gathering steam and has recorded 12,025 visits in less than 3 months of its launch.