Running of the bulls

Running of the bulls

14/08/2011 00:00
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The famed running of the bulls event takes place this year, and Kiwi travelers who have yet to attend the world-famous event may want to book a last-minute trip, as numerous factors are threatening the continuation of the famed tradition. Flights to Barcelona will put travelers relatively close to the city of Pamplona, where the running takes place.
According to the Associated Press, bans on the sport championed by animal rights activists coupled with harsh economic conditions in Spain are leading to tough times for bullfighters.
With local governments canceling the usual festivals that accompany the running of the bulls, attendance is down at this years event, and Kiwis can probably get a good deal on a trip to the area.
"You can still find good quality rooms going for around €100 (NZ$182) and vacancies even in some top class hotels, something unheard of four years ago," Nacho Calvo of the Navarra Restaurant and Hotel Association told the news source.
Even if Kiwi travelers missed their chance to see the bulls this year, they can book ahead for next year"s event and see it before it disappears. Barcelona hotels sell out quickly, so it pays to plan ahead. 

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