Notícia del Newsletter May 2012

Press trips

36 journalists specialising in tourism, culture, gastronomy and golf visit the Girona destination in 10 press trips

Particularly noteworthy this month were the press trips to the Costa Brava made by a group of Irish journalists, by a German freelance journalist from DPA (Deutsche Presse-Agentur, the German news agency), by a writer from the UK’s Sunday Times Travel Magazine and by a group of journalists from Australia and New Zealand, among others.

From 13th to 17th May, five journalists from general-interest publications (The Irish Independent, Sunday World, The Mail on Sunday, The Irish Times and The Irish Examiner), were invited on a press trip to the Costa Brava to give them a broader look at aspects of the destination and its natural, cultural and distinctive values. The journalists discovered mediaeval and coastal towns, Catalan cuisine, cultural and historical sites, and the Dalí museum.

The German journalist from DPA enjoyed an extended stay in the destination, on which he was commissioned to write two travel features: one on the coastal footpaths of the Costa Brava and a cultural feature on the Dalí triangle. The journalist completed a journey from Blanes to Portbou on foot along the coastal footpaths of the Girona province, with logistical support provided by the Patronat de Turisme and several local tourism companies.

A writer from the UK’s Sunday Times Travel Magazine visited L’Alt Empordà, in particular the area encompassing Cap de Creus, Cadaqués and Portlligat for the purpose of writing a travel feature on the destination geared towards short breaks.

Last of all, a group of four journalists from Australia, from the newspapers The Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald & The Age, and from the travel magazines Get Lost and Get Up & Go, along with two journalists from New Zealand, from the travel magazine Travel Trade and from the newspaper The New Zealand Herald, visited the three points of the Dalí triangle over the course of three days. Moreover, during their stay they were shown mediaeval towns of L’Empordà, Girona’s old quarter and a wine interpretation centre in L’Alt Empordà, among other places.

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