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Spain, Malaysia and Thailand Promote at Taste of Dublin

Spain, Malaysia and Thailand Promote at Taste of Dublin

The rain may have fallen from the heavens on the opening day (Thursday) of this year’s Taste of Dublin event, but that didn’t stop the travel trade from enjoying the Spanish Tourism Office’s hospitality at its Taste of Spain reception and screening of the Spain v Ireland Euro 2012 soccer match (which the Spanish participants seemed to enjoy more than the Irish for some reasons – four to be precise!).

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Gonzalo Ceballos Watling, Director, Spanish Tourism Office – Dublin, welcomes guests to a Taste of Spain at Taste of Dublin

Tourism Malaysia and Tourism Authority of Thailand also had large stands at the event, offering tastes of and holidays as competition prizes to their respective countries.

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Isabel Oliveira, Marketing Manager, Tourism Malaysia, promotes a Taste of Malaysia

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Tim Beek, Senior Key Account Executive UK & Ireland, Thai Airways International, helps Kannika Mac, Marketing Executive, Leisure UK & Ireland, Tourism Authority of Thailand, and Khun Tan, Baan Pai Thai Massage, Dublin, present a Taste of Thailand

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H.E. Javier Garrigues Florez, Spanish Ambassador to Ireland, and Gonzalo Ceballos Watling, Director, Spanish Tourism Office – Dublin, have reason to be happy with the Spanish soccer team

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Amelia Rico, Maite Gascon and Xavi Marti, all from Turisme de Cambrils

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Hector Hernandez, Lanzarote Tourist Promotion Board, and Gabriella Ranelli De Aguirre, Tenedor, with Kathryn Macdonnell and Sara Rivero Lopez from the Spanish Tourism Office – Dublin

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Pre-match graffiti hopes at the Taste of Spain’s Euro 2012 screening were not fulfilled – with Spain beating Ireland 4 – 0!

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Gonzalo Ceballos offers Irish Travel Trade News a Taste of Spain in a glass

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Chef Xavi Marti stirs up some Cambrils noodles for a hungry waiting audience

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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