Expourense, through its international brand “Termatalia”, has launched a project that aims to promote Galicia as a destination for health, medical and healthy tourism. Semana Verde Foundation of Galicia and the Provincial Federation of Hospitality of Ourense accompanied in this project that was presented to the Contest of ideas launched by the Cluster of Tourism of Galicia with the support of the Xunta.
To carry out this objective of promoting Galicia as a destination for health and medical tourism, the three entities involved have launched a series of actions that also promote the complementary offer, of which healthy and sustainable gastronomy or trade are part. The first of them was carried out in the framework of the Turexpo fair that is held in Silleda until next Sunday. It was the Healthy Gastronomy Workshop given by the Galician chef Julio Mato del Río, head chef of Ecochotel Nos, who prepared live fusion dishes with Galician products and zero kilometer. Coinciding with the inauguration of the international fair Semana Verde Abanca in which Turexpo is framed, the “Corner Cooking” was visited by the Regional Minister of Rural Affairs, Ánxeles Vázquez, the Director of Tourism Nava Castro and the Director of Agriculture, Belén Docampo, as well as the Secretary of the Galician Tourism Cluster, Cesáreo Pardal, who accompanied the presentation of the showcooking.
The next action in this project will be a training day on Galician cuisine in the castle of Maceda given by the chef Carlos Parra, on 20 June.
This project will conclude with the celebration in Brazil, in Foz do Iguaçu, between the 12th and 14th of September of the next edition of Termatalia, International Thermal Tourism, Health and Wellness Fair. Within the framework of the Tourist Contracting Exchange and before tour operators from around twenty countries, a Catalogue will be presented that gathers together the offer of Health and Medical tourism in Galicia. In addition, this fair will have a Healthy Eating Classroom in which a Galician chef will participate.