- January 30, 2009 at 9:51 pm #54702
“Spanish Secretary of State for Tourism, Joan Mesquida, said: “We are not facing a crisis in tourism. It is an economic crisis which is affecting tourism”.
Such wisdom & profoundness gives me goose pimples. The above statement from the Secretary of state for Tourism, shows how far behind they are in grasping issues. I hope that he is not from Lepe,
Lepe, is a small village in Costa de Luz. Spanish jokes and based on them.
- January 31, 2009 at 6:19 pm #89829
I went to the FITUR. There are ten pavillions with every country in the world (even Gibraltar!!) plus hotel groups, cruise companies and the rest of it. All chasing the dream. Andalucía had one ENTIRE pavillion to itself so somebody believes in spending money (uselessly).
As far as business goes – I think most of it is held elsewhere. Perhaps FITUR is a useful place to pick up business cards or – if you’re a politician – to make a speech before the jamón y vino español is wheeled out.
My home town, Mojácar (population 3,000 mojaqueros, 5,000 Brits) had its own full colour leaflet with the usual gushing text – in two languages. Castellano and Engrish. Unfortunately, we still have the kind of town hall that would rather risk people laughing at their efforts over actually asking a native English speaker to check the spelling.
- February 1, 2009 at 3:38 pm #89833
“jamón y vino español is wheeled out. “
This what they are there for y punto.,
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