Costa Brava seeks talks

April 2004
Travel Trade Gazette UK & Ireland;4/12/2004, Issue 2609, p2
Trade Publication
Reports on the plan by the Catalan Tourist Board to meet with British travel operators to discuss the issues regarding the decision of First Choice to drop the Costa Brava. Aim of the meeting to limit the damage to the coastal towns' image, avoid a fallout by stressing the region's popularity and finalize tourism strategies; Dependence of the meeting on the tourist's board compliance with the demand by First Choice, Thomas Cook and TUI UK to rejuvinate the tourist facilities in Costa Brava.


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