With the aim of creating a system of cataloging in sports tourism, based on the tourist specialization in this market segment, inventing facilities, services and experiences of organizations and users linked to sport and physical activity in a specific territory, the Guarantee Mark of Sport Tourism, Sporttoury, endorsed by the Spanish Sports Association, by the Higher Council of Sports and by the Spanish Olympic Committee came to Galicia for the presentation of this initiative and the delivery of the first Sporttoury label, and within it, the highest distinction , Sporttoury Premium, which fell to the Hotel Carlos I Silgar, for its work of union of all the public and private agents that operate in the sports tourism sector in this municipality. The establishment of Sanxenxo thus becomes the first establishment of Galicia and of all the North of Spain that it obtains it.
The delivery was held in the halls of the hotel in an event chaired by the Director of Tourism of Galicia, Nava Castro, and which included the CEO of Sporttoury, Antonio José García; the delegate of the board of the Spanish Sports Association (ADESP), Carlos García Gómez; the director of the hotel, Leonardo Lopez, and the mayor of Sanxenxo, Telmo Martín, within the framework of a working day in which also developed a multidisciplinary working table that aims to place Sanxenxo as an optimal destination for sports tourists and in which they participated Concello de Sanxenxo, Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo, Eolo, Cultural Circle Sports Sanxenxo, Paris Dakar Recreational Area, Mission Surf and Horse Riding.
Sports tourism, a developing niche
The project SportToury was born with the objective of providing a more complete and quality service to all its federates, offering a list of facilities and quality services for sports in the whole national territory, a service that can be extended to any tourist who visit our country and through the Sporttoury portal you can find the best options for practicing any sport.
The project, launched at the beginning of this year 2017, also includes the delivery of a quality accreditation badge to hotel establishments and tourist areas that offer minimum guarantees for potential customers of such establishments for the exercise of sports activities that integrate the different sports federations.
And it is that both Spain and Galicia in particular, offers a great diversity of spaces for sports practice that allow betting on this market niche as is the sports tourism. It is worth recalling that one out of every eight people comes to Spain to play sports or for some sports event, which offers a great business development options for hotel establishments.