04 Feb 2008

ABTA travel agents pick Gran Canaria

Published in Living in Gran Canaria, News
Dunes of Maspalomas If you want to know where to go for the best holiday, follow the lead of your local travel agent, and if one's opinion doesn't sway you, 1,200 of them should give you a very convincing lead. Gran Canaria is very proud to have been chosen as the venue for the 2008 ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) annual conference, beating off competition from Tunisia. The prestigious event will take place on October 7, 8 and 9 in the Maspalomas Conference Centre. The centre at Meloneras, just 700 metres from the beach, has a stunning architectural design and can hold 3,000 people in it's series of halls and meeting rooms. The Gran Canaria tourist board are rolling out the red carpet and has donated 200 free hotel rooms for delegates. Many of the representatives from Britains top travel firms, will arrive a few days before the conference and enjoy the islands hospitality and a chance to explore. Decisions and impressions made at this conference will shape the tourism market for 2009, and Gran Canaria will use it as a showcase to keep visitors flowing in. Maspalomas is sure to impress them with it's golf course and rolling sand dunes, no wonder so many people chose to invest in a holiday home there. Cardenas Real Estate specialise in Maspalomas and the surrounding resorts of Puerto Rico, Mogan and Arguineguin and has some great new additions to it's Mapalomas properties including villas, bungalows and apartments.