Monday, 15 March 2010

Salou Tourism Office returns to the Xalet Torremar.

The mayor of Salou, Pere Granados, along with the councilman of the Tourism Office,
Alberto del Hierro, and Territory Management, Marc Montagut made this morning a visit to the Torremar villa, located on the Paseo Jaume I after the completion of the works for remodeling the building. Last week the Board of Trustees and employees moved into the premises closed to the public since 2006. Coll Architectural Restoration Company has been responsible for carrying out comprehensive rehabilitation work in this building who had to work through the cracks emerging as a result of some work in a nearby building. The works have involved an expenditure
of 565,149 euros and have lasted about ten months.

The mayor of Salou, Pere Granados, explained that "this is a unique and exceptionally well suited for institutional acts and to provide greater brand presence," he said. Councilman Land Management, meanwhile, has expressed satisfaction with the final resolution of the work and the recovery of the property.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Things to Visit in Salou

  • Salou is a family holiday resort in Spain, just less than 100 kilometers from Barcelona. With the blue flag sandy beaches and beautiful mountain backdrop, it is difficult to not just sit in the beachside bars admiring the scenery. There is more to do in Salou though. Salou, Spain is home to some fabulous entertainment as well as food. Before you leave Salou, here are some local venues to be sure to visit.

  • PortAventura - Now known as PortAventura
    This spectacular theme park is the largest amusement park and resort in all of south Europe. Formerly operated by Universal Studios as “Universal Mediteranea,” The PortAventura is the best resort in Catalonia.
  • Mount Tibidabo
    Nestled atop this mountain is a church and a fun park that offers the most breathtaking views of Barcelona. Mount Tibidabo attracts thousands of tourists every year.
  • Parque Guell
    Visit Parque Guell to see the amazing architecture and garden design of renowned architect Antonio Gaudi.
  • Sagrada Familia Cathedral
    The Sagrada Familia Cathedral is another beautiful piece of architecture that after 100 years, still gas not been completed. This is another place to visit in Salou that draws in thousands of spectators every year.
  • Las Ramblas
    Las Ramblas is boulevard spanning from the central square of Plaza Catalunya all the way to the port. This is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat and take in the amazing beauty. When you are done eating, you can tour the home of the 1992 Olympic Games, Montjuic Mountain.
  • Playa Levante Beach
    This beach is lined with golden sand shores. Playa Levante beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Catalonia. You will love the palm lined shores and walkways surround the beach.
  • Torre Vella
    The Torre Vella is one of the rare remains of old Salou. This old Watch tower, dating back to the 16th century, now showcases the finest in modern art exhibitions.
  • Aquopolis Water Park
    The Aquopolis water park is located in Solou’s neighboring resort, La Pineda. While in visiting Aquopolis be sure to stop and check out the dolphin show. There are also many other shops and boutiques in the city to check out.
  • Michelin-starred Can Bosch
    This is well known as the best seafood restaurant located on Costa Dorada. This restaurant is only 6 kilometers away, making it the perfect night out in Salou.

    Getting around Salou is fairly easy. Most major points of interest in Salou are only a short distance from the main promenade. When going to Port Aventura, there are shuttle busses available. Shuttle busses also take tourists to and from La Pineda and Cambrils. What are you waiting for? Book your direct flight from Paris to Salou, London to Salou or from any European city today! Ryanair - Salou Airport Transfers

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Salou Police campaigns against the use of counterfeits.

It's nice to know that the campaigns run by the Local Police of Salou are of benefit to citizens to prevent crime. Last year he made several campaigns aimed at businesses of Salou and had an impact on ways of detecting counterfeits, it is one of the biggest concerns of traders.
Yesterday afternoon, March 8, about 19:51 pm, workers at the Shell gas station, located on the road C31B, within the term of Salou, made a phone call to the Local Police of Salou in which reported that the occupants of a car Opel tried to make service payments with a possibly fake ticket.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Ultramar Event Management and Salou Tourist Board Renew Agreement to Promote Town as MICE Destination

Ultramar Event Management, TUI Spain's MICE division, has renewed the agreement signed last year with the Salou Tourist Board aimed at promoting the town as a MICE destination. With this renovation, Salou will continue to feature as one of the top destinations in Ultramar Event Management's Convention Express portfolio. Last year, Salou hosted 60 congresses as a result of this agreement.

Convention Express is a product of Ultramar Event Management offering clients closer and less popular destinations so as to reduce travelling time and the cost of transport, hotel accommodation and venue rental. Salou fulfils all the requirements to be a Convention Express destination, since it has a fully equipped convention centre and a large number of hotels, as well as being well connected with the airports of Barcelona and Reus and Tarragona’s high-speed train station.

For Salou’s Tourist Board, the renewal of the agreement is a positive move since it will allow the town to give a boost to its strategies for stimulating the local economy, which were addressed in the agreement signed last year, and reinforce its position as a business tourism destination, as well as a holiday resort.

It is important to mention the interest that this agreement generated when it was signed – as well as the possibility of signing agreements with other destinations – among MICE industry suppliers. Hotels, restaurants, conventions centres, leisure centres, staff procurement agencies, etc., regard this agreement as a clear opportunity to motivate companies to hold their events, despite the crisis.