The Federation of Hospitality of Pontevedra promotes the promotion of the Ribeiro Wine Fair
By virtue of an agreement signed between the Provincial Federation of Hospitality of Pontevedra (FEPROHOS) and the Ribadavia City Council, Feprohos undertakes to carry out a promotional campaign for the next edition of the Ribeiro Wine Fair, which this year reaches its 55th edition and will be held on 28, 29 and 30 April and 1 May 2018, at the Alameda exhibition centre, in the Alameda area.
Thus, the Federation of Hospitality of Pontevedra has launched a campaign among its hundred members through which it offers all those tourists and visitors who stay by direct reservation in their establishments between 28 April and 1 May 2018, a discount of 15% on their rate, just by presenting the official cup (silkscreened with the logo of the FVR) that can only be purchased in the booth of sale of
This agreement represents an important promotional focus for the event, as it will allow it to reach a very high potential number of visitors. The agreement includes the diffusion of FVR posters and programmes in all the associated establishments of the Federation of Provincials of the Hospitality Industry of Pontevedra.
Rías Baixas Wine Route becomes the sixth wine route in Spain with the largest number of wine tourists in wineries
The Rías Baixas Wine Route is in luck after breaking a new record in terms of the number of wine tourists who have chosen one of the wineries of the only Galician wine route certified by the Spanish Wine Routes product club. With more than 115,000 visitors in 2017, 13.3% more than in the previous year, the Galician wine route thus becomes the sixth Wine Route of Spain, with an economic impact of more than 1.6 million euros.
This is clear from the Report on visits to wineries and museums associated with the Wine Routes of Spain presented by ACEVIN which includes both the number of visitors and the economic impact of the 27 itineraries certified by this Product Club. Overall, in 2017 the Spanish Wine Routes registered an overall increase of 18.38% in visitors, which translated into a total of 3,213,267 visits last year.
For the first time, the ACEVIN report breaks down the number of visits by wineries and by museums adhering to the different Wine Routes of Spain. As far as the first group is concerned, Rías Baixas is the sixth itinerary in Spain with the largest number of wine tourists, reaching a total of 110,096 people, 12.73% of them foreigners. It is located in front of Marco de Jerez, Penedés, Ribera del Duero, Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa. In the case of wine museums, there were 5,363 visitors, ranking eighth in this case. Finally, the ACEVIN report analyses the economic impact of the wine tourism sector promoted by the 27 Spanish Wine Routes analysed. Data on the Ruta do Viño Rías Baixas indicate that the average expenditure per visitor to wineries is 15.02 euros, which would mean a total income of 1,653,641.92 euros. To this figure, the economic impact on other tourist sectors in the area could be added.
According to the ACEVIN report, the turnover of the Wine Routes in Spain as a whole is estimated at 67,191,579 euros, 23.89% more than in 2016. The average daily expenditure per enotourist is estimated at 156.6 € and the average stay is 2.54 days, the average total expenditure on the Spanish Wine Routes is almost 400 €.
The full report of Visits to wineries and wine museums associated with the Wine Routes of Spain 2017 can be viewed and downloaded from their website through this link: https://www.wineroutesofspain.com/bd/archivos/archivo873.pdf.
The workshops of proximity of the Cluster Tourism of Galicia are back
With the aim of publicizing the tourist offer of our community, the Cluster of Tourism of Galicia is organizing two days of presentation that will take place in Oviedo, in the Ayre Oviedo hotel, on May 30, and in Valladolid, on May 31, in the NH Valladolid.
A maximum of 60 Galician companies will take part in these actions to promote the Galician tourist offer in local destinations and will have the opportunity to participate in workshops with agencies and tour operators from Asturias and Castilla y León. The deadline for registration is April 30th at 14:00 hours.
The day will also feature a dinner show in which both Galician gastronomy and music will be present, and there will be raffles and prizes for those professionals who have made the greatest number of contacts.The Cluster of Tourism of Galicia offers all the Galician assistants a bus for the displacement, with departure and arrival in the Stadium of San Lázaro, in Santiago de Compostela (departure times: departure on May 30th at 09:00 hours, return on June 1st at 10:00 hours).
The Cluster will assume the costs of transport, organization and dinner show, while each attendee will pay for their accommodation and lunches. In this sense, the company awarded the contract offers the attendees a package that includes two nights of accommodation in the hotels where the events are organized, two lunches and insurance for an amount of 225 € / person.
One person per company will be present at the workshop (in the event of wanting to attend two, it is necessary to request it) and the places will be assigned in strict order of registration, so please confirm your attendance to the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating your name, surname, company/entity to which you belong and contact details.
Galicia confirms its presence at the Grand Pavois Boat Show in France, the Paris, London and Düsseldorf Boat Shows and the Southampton Boat Show in the United Kingdom
Portos de Galicia and Turismo de Galicia signed an agreement to continue to intensify their commitment to nautical tourism and the consolidation of Galicia as an increasingly competitive destination.
Once again this year, the nautical tourism offer of the Galician Community will be present again in the main professional fairs of this sector, in the French, British, German or Portuguese markets to promote the Galician port facilities and services for both sports sailing and tourism. This was confirmed by the Director of Tourism of Galicia, Nava Castro, and the President of Portos de Galicia, José Juan Durán, who signed a collaboration agreement at the Club Náutico de Boiro that will allow the Galician Community to intensify its promotion in Europe in the field of tourism and nautical activities to consolidate as an increasingly competitive destination.
With this agreement, Tourism of Galicia continues along the lines of the Galicia 2020 Tourism Strategy, the Galician tourism roadmap designed to strengthen the quality of Galician tourism so that travellers can enjoy the destination without hurrying and in which initiatives related to sailing are present across the board in almost half of the eleven lines of which it is composed.
To take advantage of the opportunities offered by the European market in this field and under this agreement, Tourism of Galicia and Ports of Galicia will jointly promote during this year port facilities and services for nautical sports and nautical tourism at major trade fairs such as the Grand Pavois Show in France, the Paris, London and Düsseldorf Boat Shows or the Southampton Boat Show in the United Kingdom.
There will also be promotional activities of the offer of nautical tourism in Portugal and Portos de Galicia will be presented in Ireland, in collaboration with Turespaña while the extension of the international network of recreational boating Passeport Escales in Galicia will be promoted.
Internationalisation and sports tourism marked Expourense’s activity in 2017
The venue from Ourense takes stock of its activity in 2017, during which time it hosted 11 fairs, two of them international (Xantar and Termatalia), and 29 events that attracted 89,000 visitors and 940 exhibitors from 46 countries.
During the past year the activity of the Expourense fairground was marked by internationalization and public-private cooperation, as well as the installation of the indoor athletics track and the holding of the 1st Active Sport and Tourism Show-Sportur Galicia, which have become a strategic sector for the Foundation.
2017 was a year of transition in which the venue sought compatibility between trade fair and sporting activities, a major challenge that in 2018 will seek to achieve full compatibility. Through all its activities, Expourense is consolidated as a platform that contributes, through the organization of unique events, to promote the competitiveness of Galician companies and to facilitate international contacts, especially in strategic sectors such as thermalism, food and wine or automotive, to which sport is now added. Throughout the previous year, the fairs and events promoted by Expourense acted as a driving force for Galician economic activity, also involving business people and promoting associationism.
In its search for new market niches for exhibitors, Expourense opened two fairs in 2017: the aforementioned Sports and Active Tourism Show – Sportur Galicia, which was born with the aim of promoting Galicia as an active and healthy destination and promoting the multitude of options that this community offers for sports fans and outdoor activities; and Bebega, Muestra del Bebé de Galicia, which emerged as a showcase for specialized local commerce.
Expourense also organized in 2017 events aimed at the general public of a commercial nature that convened the different sectors, serving as a platform especially for local trade and with the support of business associations such as the open shopping centers or La.C.La.U.T.Lo. (Association of Car Dealers of Ourense). With the latter, Expourense co-organized the 9th edition of the Automobile Show (New and Used) which is one of the events that generates the highest turnover with more than 400 vehicles sold.
In 2017, the Wedding, Baptisms, Communions and Social Events Hall came of age and once again featured a fashion show where Ourense’s companies showed the quality and innovation with which they work. The rest of the events of the year were the 24th Exhibition of Opportunity and Megaxove, 18th Youth Exhibition.
International promotion of Galicia
With regard to Expourense’s trade fair activity, it is worth mentioning the promotion of the different trade fairs and the sectors related to them, which took place throughout the year in around twenty exhibitions held in other parts of Galicia, Spain, Europe and Latin America. Appointments such as Xantar, Termatalia or VINIS TERRAE were present at the main international tourism fairs (FITUR Madrid, BTL Lisboa, ITB Berlin, etc.) and at the most important professional forums of the corresponding sectors, thus projecting the Galicia brand.
On the other hand, in 2017, two important agreements were signed for the celebration of two important events that will take place in 2018 and that will contribute once again to the positioning of Ourense nationally and internationally. The first of them was the one signed in Foz do Iguaçu to turn this city into the thirst of Termatalia Brasil 2018, the most international project of Expourense. The other major event planned for this year will be the International Sports Dance Week in Ourense, an event that will bring together 3,000 participants between 22 and 24 June, which will take place in the Pazo de los Deportes “Paco Paz” and Expourense.
In addition to important training actions, Expourense made an important effort to promote, organize and host conferences, courses and seminars for training or professional updating. More than 300 national and international speakers took part in the various events, either as a complement to the fairs or individually. They were followed by more than 10,500 attendees. In this sense, it is worth mentioning the close cooperation that Expourense has with the University of Vigo and that materialized last year in the celebration of the II International Symposium on Water and Quality of Life, together with the City Council of Ourense and the Provincial Council.
This type of cooperation is also maintained with the Directorate General for Education, Vocational Training and Educational Innovation, as the Foundation facilitates the participation of students from the different training cycles from all over Galicia in the fairs it promotes so that they can have direct contact with the sectors.
Finally, the Expourense facilities were the setting chosen for the organization of around thirty events of different public and personal entities. These quotes indicate that other companies rely on Expourense’s infrastructure and support to organise their activities. With all this, the objective of the Expourense Foundation is to continue to be a backbone in which companies, groups and society in general find their meeting point.
Ferrolterra-Rías Altas will continue to deploy its active tourism strategic plan in 2018 with the implementation of more than 15 actions
The roadmap for improving the marketing and implementation of active tourism initiatives in the territory began last year and has an investment of more than 250 thousand euros
With the aim of raising awareness and boosting the tourist offer of the FerrolTerra -Rías Altas geodestio, promoting entrepreneurship and the creation and marketing of active tourism products, the Strategic Plan for Active Tourism of the geodestination continues its development process in 2018 with the implementation of 15 actions outlined in the roadmap launched last year for the articulation of a product that enhances resources, products and services.
With a total investment of almost 250 thousand euros, the project is financed by the Provincial Council of A Coruña, through a line of financing for geodestinations of Tourism of Galicia, and is promoted by the Commonwealth of Municipalities of the Region of Ferrol. So, thanks to the contribution of 100.000 euros from the Provincial Council, Geodestino Ferrol Terra – Rías Altas, the first actions were developed: creation of a brand, creation of a website, promotional material, as well as the adhesion of the companies to the tourist product, works for which the consultant in charge of the plan, Avivae, has counted on the collaboration of AGETAN and of multiple companies of active tourism of the geodestination through work tables and individual and collective interviews, visiting each city council.
Actions for 2018
In addition, during the year 2018, an Experiences Networking activity is planned to promote private-private collaboration in which the entities of the sector (rural houses, hotels, restaurants, etc.) will participate.) of the geodestination and will know and experience first hand the activities that can be developed through the active tourism companies, as well as the inclusion of the geodestination in the SICTED, the development of an experiential video, workshop, famtrip and the launch of new active tourism products, among other actions worth more than 155 thousand euros aimed at training and improving the marketing and implementation of initiatives linked to active tourism in Ferrolterra.