It's a tough time for tourism as the financial squeeze is felt around the world, so people are looking to the travel industry to take a lead. A quick check on where the travel experts have chosen for their annual get together, will underline the ever constant attractions of Gran Canaria. The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA)Â are heading for Maspalomas from Monday October 6 to Wednesday October 8, and their presence will alert many potential holiday makers to Gran Canaria as the place to get away from the gloom and doom that is hitting them every day in the media. Around 1,200 delegates are expected to head for the Maspalomas Conference Centre at Meloneras, from travel agents great and small. They couldn't have asked for a better setting, just 700 metres from the beach, with 8 out of the 10 chosen delegate hotels within walking distance of the convention and 200 hotel rooms donated free by the Gran Canaria tourist board.
Maspalomas is sure to impress them with itâ€™s golf course and rolling sand dunes, no wonder so many people chose to invest in a holiday home there. Cardenas Real EstateÂ specialise in Maspalomas and the surrounding resorts of Puerto Rico, Mogan and Arguineguin and has some great new additions to itâ€™s Mapalomas properties including villas,Â bungalows andÂ apartments.Lots of Gran Canaria basedÂ business'sÂ that deal with the tourist sector, will beÂ taking exhibition stands at the adjoining halls, and once the delegates venture out into Maspalomas and beyondÂ they will soon gain first hand knowledge of the islands beauty and amenities, knowledge that they can then pass on to eager holiday makers looking for guaranteed sun. Have fun ABTA, and come back soon, 4 days is nowhere near enough time to sample all of Gran Canarias delights.
By Cárdenas News - photo from Flickr, Xosà Castro