The Silleda fairgrounds hosted the 45th Abanca International Green Week Fair in Galicia from June 8 to 11, an event that had the participation of 740 direct exhibitors and the representation of 361 firms and 36 countries. At the same time, the Salimat Abanca, Turexpo Galicia, Festur and Fecap Abanca fairs were held. In total there were 102.689 people who visited the venue.
Festur and Turexpo Galicia, also known as the Galician Tourism Fair, featured a multitude of companies and entities from the sector: from the Agency for Tourism Development of Ukraine (SATD), to 31 town halls that promoted 40 Galician festivals of tourist interest.
The participation of the Galician Tourism Cluster focused on enhancing the value of the Galician destination, counting for this with an exhibition space through which various initiatives of the entity were made known, such as Galicia Sustainable Destination or Galicia Family Destination. Many of the people who visited the stand asked about sustainable tourism experiences, taking special interest in nature routes; and the visit of families to the fair allowed the promotion of family tourism, giving visibility to Galician establishments specialized in this segment. More than 120 people visited the stand, with various entities interested in receiving advice, or in the process of joining the Cluster initiatives.
The Tourism Hiring Exchange stood out with more than 2,200 business meetings between 140 companies and some thirty tour operators present in twelve countries: Germany, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Spain, the United States, France, Italy, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Uruguay. Of all these, some 500 meetings were held by the companies that participated in the event from the Galician Tourism Cluster. The tour operators conveyed the great interest in the proposals and destinations they met, in addition to their pleasure in participating in a tourism fair framed in a multisectoral event, with attractive parallel sectors for them such as food.
The event constituted a great generation of business, both in the exhibition area and in the meetings of buyers and tour operators, who themselves closed an agreement ‘in situ’.