By John Smith •
Published: 22 Jan 2020 • 18:30
PERCHED on a hill overlooking Gibraltar, San Roque is a historic white town but is perhaps not the most obvious place for tourists to visit but within the boundaries of the municipality, there are Alcaidesa, Guadiaro and Sotogrande.
For this reason, the town has taken part at the Fitur Travel Exhibition in Madrid thanks to access to the stands managed by the Commonwealth of Municipalities of the Campo de Gibraltar and the Diputación de Cadiz.
The Mayor, Juan Carlos Ruiz Boix, and the Councillor for Tourism, Ana Ruiz have been spending time in Madrid meeting with various media representatives, travel agents, tour operators promoting the attractions of the area which includes the Casino, polo, golf, restaurants and beaches as well as high quality housing.
In all they expect to have held 30 meetings before the show finishes next Sunday and will have had the chance to swop ideas with officials from other tourist spots around Spain.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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