Lisbon has been the place chosen by the Galician Tourism Cluster to put an end to the Proximity Destination Workshop held this year, an initiative that had the participation of more than a hundred professionals from the Galician and Portuguese tourism sector who met at the Altis hotel in the Portuguese capital to deepen the resources and the Galician tourism offer. The event, which was organized by the Galician Tourism Cluster in collaboration with the OTS of Lisbon and the Agency of Tourism of Galicia, was framed in the bet of the entity that agglutinates the Galician tourism sector for the strengthening of synergies with the neighboring country that remains the first market issuer of foreign travelers to Galicia.
In fact the number of Portuguese visitors who chose Galicia as a holiday destination in the first half of this year again grew 26% over the same period last year, surpassing the 95 thousand travelers in the first six months of the year.
During the working day, a total of 66 Portuguese tour operators held B2B meetings with 35 Galician companies with the aim of deepening their knowledge of the destination and new proposals, packages, accommodations and services to enjoy the Galician territory. The meeting was also attended by the director of the OTS of Lisbon, Natalia Brianes and the director of the Axencia de Turismo de Galicia, Nava Castro, who agreed to highlight the links between the two territories and the importance of promoting synergies between the two. The president of the Galician Tourism Cluster, Cesáreo Pardal, expressed the same opinion, emphasizing the work being done by the Galician tourism sector in preparation for the next Xacobeo 2021. The day also included a showcooking by chef Pablo Gallego from A Coruña, the music of the folklore group Son de Seu and the delivery of a series of incentive awards to participating agencies consisting of accommodation in Galicia.
Last stop of the proximity workshops
Lisbon has been the last stop of the third edition of the Galician Tourism Cluster’s Destination Proximity Workshop, after Malaga and Seville, conceived to make known the Galician tourist offer to destinations in the peninsula that meet the perfect conditions to be emitters of national tourism towards the Galician territory.
However, it is not the end of the promotion activities and the generation of synergies of the Galician Tourism Cluster for this year, as the development of actions linked to incentive and congress tourism is still pending, as well as the delivery, at the end of the year, of the Galician Tourism Awards.