Feautured Activities

Some thirty Galician companies took part in a workshop with Portuguese outbound to showcase the varied tourism offer of our region.

 

Galician chef Iván Domínguez and the wineries Terras Gauda and Paco&Lola showcased some of Galicia’s oenogastronomy at the event.

 

Under the slogan “Visit Galicia, you will dream of coming back” the Galicia Tourism Cluster travelled today to Porto with around thirty Galician companies including wholesale travel agencies, hotels and other accommodation and complementary offer companies to present to the Portuguese issuers the thousand experiences offered by our region, a destination that brings together most of the types of tourism preferred by the majority of travellers.

 

The meeting, which was held at the WOW in Vilanova de Gaia, hosted a workshop, organised by the Cluster in collaboration with the Xunta, through the Galicia Tourism Agency, which allowed direct contact between Galician companies and Portuguese issuers to explain in detail the wealth of resources and possibilities of Galicia as a tourist destination.

 

The aim of the event was to increase the flow of tourism with Portugal, Galicia’s main international outbound market. In 2021, tourists from Portugal accounted for 26% of our international tourism and more than 3% of the total number of visitors we received.

 

The President of the Galicia Tourism Cluster, Cesáreo Pardal, put in value the historical links between Galicia and the North of Portugal and among them the Way. Pardal stressed that the Portuguese Way and its variant along the coast is the second busiest by pilgrims, only behind the French Way, with more than 40,000 pilgrims in 2021, and its importance as an engine of economic recovery after the pandemic.

 

Cesáreo Pardal pointed out that this double Holy Year Xacobeo 21-22 expands the opportunities for growth in the tourism sector for both countries and that, in addition, is presented with very good prospects, but also recalled that Galicia offers much more.

 

The president of the Galicia Tourism Cluster pointed out that our region is rich “in natural, heritage, cultural, gastronomic and traditional resources, which can be enjoyed in a thousand different ways” and therefore “every trip to Galicia can be a totally different experience”. He also stressed the region’s firm commitment to sustainable and intelligent tourism.

 

In addition to the institutional opening ceremony, the workshop brought the flavour of Galician oenogastronomy to Porto with the chef Iván Domínguez and the wineries Terras Gauda and Paco & Lola.

Thursday May 19th, 2022

The Cluster continues the internationalisation campaign of Destination Galicia in Porto.

Some thirty Galician companies took part in a workshop with Portuguese outbound to showcase the varied tourism offer of our region.   Galician chef Iván Domínguez […]
Monday May 2nd, 2022

Representatives of the best Galician gastronomy will accompany the Cluster in the presentations programmed in the Canary Islands and Porto

Eloy Cancela and Kike Piñeiro, from A Horta d’Obradoiro, will provide the flavour in Las Palmas and Tenerife, and Iván Domínguez, from Nado, will do the […]
Thursday April 14th, 2022

Oporto, new stop for the Cluster in its promotion of Galicia

The Portuguese city will host a new presentation of Galician tourism and a workshop on 19 May.   After the two workshops scheduled for 10 and […]
Sunday April 10th, 2022

The Cluster promotes tourism to Galicia from the Canary Islands with workshops in Las Palmas and Tenerife

There are still some places available for the activities to be held on 10 and 11 May.   The Galicia Tourism Cluster is once again setting […]