Activities

The Cluster promotes this networking event in collaboration with the Provincial Council of Pontevedra and the Xunta de Galicia through the Galicia Tourism Agency.

 

Tourism companies, destination managers and other professionals interested in the field of tourism are the target audience of the networking meeting that under the title “Sustainability, heritage and experiences: pillars of a competitive destination” has organized for next Tuesday 21 December the Galicia Tourism Cluster in collaboration with the Provincial Council of Pontevedra and the Xunta de Galicia through the Galicia Tourism Agency.

 

The conference will be held in the Municipal Auditorium of Cambados in the morning (from 9.30 to 14 hours) and will bring together leading experts to participate in round tables on various topics related to recovery plans and transformation of the sector, paying special attention to sustainability in destination, product clubs as a business opportunity and the enhancement of heritage from a tourism perspective. The aim of this meeting is to encourage the exchange of knowledge among attendees and also to promote networking to take advantage of the potential boost for the sector that the arrival of the Next Generation funds represents.

 

Registration is free and is now open at https://bit.ly/3Eag21z. It will also be possible to follow all the presentations via simultaneous streaming.

 

The day’s programme

The events will begin at 9.00 a.m. with the reception and handing over of documentation to all participants. The inauguration will be in charge of the mayoress of Cambados, Fátima Abal; the president of the Galicia Tourism Cluster, Cesáreo Pardal; the director of Galicia Tourism, Nava Castro, and the president of the Provincial Council of Pontevedra, Carmela Silva.

 

The first round table will be dedicated to sustainability plans and will include the participation of Gumersindo Guinarte, councillor of Presidency, Institutional Relations and Tourism of Santiago de Compostela; Ana Laura Iglesias, deputy of Tourism and Youth of the Provincial Council of Pontevedra; Alexandra Seara, manager of the Ribeira Sacra Turism Consortium, and Adolfo Neira, from the technical secretariat of the Cluster, who will act as moderator.

 

Mar Rodríguez, director of Tee Travel and member of the Cluster’s advisory board, will moderate the second round table, which will focus on product clubs. The mayor of Montilla and president of the Montilla-Moriles Wine Route, Rafael Llamas, the director of the Starlight Foundation, Antonia Varela, and the director of strategy and innovation at Nateevo, Ángel Barbero, will take part.

 

The valorisation of heritage for tourist use will be the focus of the last round table, in which Jesús Picallo, vice-president of the Cluster, will be in charge of introducing and giving the floor to Antonio Baeta, representative of Portugal Tourism, and Gonzalo Arroita, United Nations consultant in Cultural Heritage and Tourism.

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