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The Port of Tarragona and the Tourist Board together to promote cruise tourism.

The Port of Tarragona and the Tourist Board together to promote cruise tourism.

Tarragona. Costa Dorada. The Port of Tarragona and the Municipal Tourism of Tarragona council in the coming weeks will present a co-operation agreement between the two organizations to promote cruise tourism in this city. "It PMTT months since we worked to reach this point and place in Tarragona cruise tourism map," said Sergio De Los Rios, President of the Municipal Tourism Tarragona. The Deputy Mayor said "it is in this sense that the agreement is signed, in order to move forward and make a joint promotion from the optimization of resources." With the aim of developing actions to promote this, in July 2008 was conducted by the City Council organized a workshop with the participation of several actors, such as the hotel sector. This plan must be remembered that the competitiveness of tourism in the Roman Tarraco provides, among their strategies for a specific Tarragona to consolidate and develop as a cruise destination, which also takes into account when drafting the agreement. As a result of this agreement it is planned to enable a space adjoined to the eastern breakwater pier, to install a focal point for cruises information. This will include enabling the extension required for access to motorized vehicles to transport passengers, and will be held throughout 2010. At this point, the Municipal Tourism Tarragona provide information services to all cruise ships calling at, in Tarragona, or have it as a starting point or end. In addition the Trust will facilitate, through the mass of the Municipal Transport Company, the motorized passenger transport services between the arrival point for cruise ships at the Port of Tarragona and a central point of the city of Tarragona, a system shuttle-bus, both ways. To make known to target Tarragona cruise tourism will develop promotional material, the collection of city services and the services offered to the cruise port. According to Sergio de los Rios is an ambitious agreement that meets the needs of the city that sheltered a goal. "The Municipal Office of Tourism will lead to the Port Tarragona accept this approach because from now on a tourist cruise ship quality, beneficial to the city and for the territory. The Chairman of the Board emphasized that Tarragona is the gateway to the tourism and cruise with this Agreement further strengthens its leadership, at the same time that answers to historical necessity. "  

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