Bilbao, San Sebastián, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Zarautz, Hondarribia and Irun, components of the tourism brand ‘Basque Country Tourism’, and in collaboration with the Deputy Ministry of Tourism of the Basque Government, presented their tourism in Girona on 16, 17 and 18 May 2014, coinciding with the celebration of ‘Temps de Flors’. An event that gets together in the city to around 200,000 people.
The Councillor for Tourism and Trade of the City of Girona, Coralí Cunyat, together leading representatives of ‘Basque Country Tourism’, will open officially tents of ‘Basque Country Tourism’ by a press conference to introduce the media and professional sector tourism in the brand and the reason for its presence in ‘Temps de Flors’.
This is the fifth time that ‘Basque Country Tourism’ goes to the Catalan community and, specifically, the third to Girona, as for the Basque tourism Catalan market is a priority, the third most important market for the Basque Country. According to the data, is defined as a loyal public who revisiting the Basque Country and also knows the destination.
Tents of ‘Basque Country Tourism’ will be located in the Salvador Espriu square near the Mercat del Lleó of Girona, and they are able to know each of the locations as well as offering special programming to plan the trip. Vitoria-Gasteiz is Capital of Gastronomy 2014, Bilbao hosts the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Donostia-San Sebastián is reving up to the European Capital of Culture 2016, Zarautz celebrates Kostalde Baleada, Hondarribia sounds to the rhythm of the blues in Hondarribia Blues Festival and Irun commemorates the 100th anniversary of the popular singer and actor Luis Mariano, among other actions.
In addition, throughout the three days there will be exhibitions of Basque rural sports with harrijasotzailes (stone lifters) and aizkolaris (log cutters) in the same square Salvador Espriu, where the general public can enjoy the demonstrations will happen.
The opening of the tent will be Friday and Saturday (16 and 17 May), from 11.00 to 14.00 and from 16.00 to 20.30 and Sunday (May 18), from 11.00 to 15.00.