Noticias

With the aim of contributing to the professionalization of the sector, increasing a sustainable quality offer with the environment, the Association of Galician Festivals has been constituted. Eight shows are associated in this initiative, the Festival Ribeira Sacra, the Festival SonRías Baixas de Bueu (Pontevedra), Vive Nigrán (Pontevedra); Atlantic Fest de Illa de Arousa (Pontevedra); Revenidas de Vilagarcía de Arousa (Pontevedra); the Festival la Luz de Boimorto and the Work on Sunday Festival of Santiago. Shows that “are not understood as competition”, but “reach collectively where they would not go individually”. The new corporation, as its manager, Xabi Alonso, has pointed out, is born from eight “very different” festivals that give it a “great richness” with which they seek a “greater connection with audiences”. The entity is also a valid interlocutor with the public administration and private entities when it comes to working together to improve the Galician cultural offer and create sustainable tourist attractions in the long term.

In this sense, the promoters of the initiative highlighted that the eight shows involved moved 75,000 people in 2017 with an investment of 1.5 million euros, which makes these festivals in many cases function as “the only tourist attraction for the municipality” in which they are held. However, the task of the organization will be, in the words of its manager, the search “not for a mass festival model, but for a festival responsible with the environment”, so they invited other festivals and associations that meet the professional criteria to join the initiative.

Wednesday May 23rd, 2018
Asociación Festivales de Música

Eight music shows come together to form the Association of Galician Festivals

With the aim of contributing to the professionalization of the sector, increasing a sustainable quality offer with the environment, the Association of Galician Festivals has been […]
Tuesday May 22nd, 2018
viviendas

The Tourist Use Housing Decree celebrates its first year in force with the regularization of more than 5400 tourist use housing units.

The tourism sector considers that the decree is fulfilling its objective of introducing this type of accommodation in the regulated tourism offer. The tourism housing decree […]
Monday May 21st, 2018
Camino de Santiago

High level of satisfaction among pilgrims and residents of the Camino de Santiago, according to a study that highlights that the Xacobean Route is not saturated

A study by the USC confirms that the capacity of the roads to Santiago is greater than the current one and shows the satisfaction of the […]
Friday May 18th, 2018
Semana Santa Santiago

Galicia now has 141 festivals of tourist interest after the approval of the Consello de la Xunta three new distinctions

The Butelo de A Fonsagrada Fair, the Fiesta del Caldo Gallego de Mourente (Pontevedra) and the Semana Santa de Santiago de Compostela (Holy Week in Santiago […]