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Cork to Santander with Brittany Ferries

15th June 2018 - 1:30pm

Kathryn MacDonnell and Teresa Gancedo (both Spanish Tourist Office Ireland).

Kathryn MacDonnell and Teresa Gancedo (both Spanish Tourist Office Ireland).

To celebrate the recent launch of Brittany Ferries new economy service from Cork to Santander the Cantabria Tourist Office joined with the Spanish Tourist Office Ireland and Brittany Ferries to host a presentation for Cork travel agents which was attended by Travelbiz. The event was held on a beautiful evening on the rooftop of the Imperial Hotel Cork and was followed by a delicious barbeque. This year Brittany Ferries celebrated 40 years of service from Cork to Roscoff France and now, in addition, operates a twice weekly service to Santander, capital of the province of Cantabria in the north east of Spain.

 

 

Sailings from Cork are on Wednesday and Friday returning on Thursday and Sunday with a voyage time of about 27 hours using the no-frills vessel mv Connemara. Cantabria offers holidaymakers “endless activities to do and places to see” with sun, sports, scuba diving, sailing, skiing, surfing and hill walking to name a few. Cantabria was recently declared to be one of the Best in Europe Essential Destinations for 2018 by the Lonely Planet travel guide, the only region in Spain to receive this prestigious award. Both Sean Healy and Maria Boyle-Morgan of Lee Travel won prizes of a trip to Cantabria by ferry/air plus 6 nights accommodation and entry to various local attractions.


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Kathryn MacDonnell and Teresa Gancedo (both Spanish Tourist Office Ireland).
Demonstration of preparation of anchovies, a delicacy in Cantabria.
Teresa Gancedo (Director Spanish Tourist Office Ireland), Hugh Bruton (GM Brittany Ferries Cork), Francisco Martin (Tourism Councillor Cantabria) and Eva Bartolome (Director General Tourism Cantabria).
Eva Bartolome (Director General Tourism Cantabria), prize winner Sean Healy (Lee Travel), Francisco Martin (Tourism Councillor Cantabria) and Teresa Gancedo (Director Spanish Tourist Office Ireland).
Eva Bartolome (Director General Tourism Cantabria), Francisco Martin (Tourism Councillor Cantabria), prize winner Maria Boyle-Morgan (Lee Travel), Hugh Bruton (GM Brittany Ferries Cork) and Teresa Gancedo (Director Spanish Tourist Office Ireland).
Stacy Ryall, Caitriona Kelleher (both Travel Counsellors) and Paul Dawson (Dawson Travel).
Cornelio O’Donovan (Hon. Spanish Consul), Paul Sexton (TravelAgent.ie) and Cathy Goode (Hon Spanish Consul).
Jerome Joyce (Executive Chef) and Miro Blandino (Chef de Partie, both Imperial Hotel Cork).
George Barter (J.Barter Travel Group) and Cornelio O’Donovan (Hon. Spanish Consul).
Suzanne McMahon (Shandon Travel) and Sean Healy (Lee Travel).
Judy Coughlan (TravelCheaper.ie).

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