The Clúster Turismo de Galicia shows in London the strengths of the Way of St. James

The Clúster Turismo de Galicia shows in London the strengths of the Way of St. James

Participate in the round of presentations Xacobeo 21-22 organized by the Tourism Agency, which already visited Paris, Zurich, Hamburg and Frankfurt.


The English Way rebounded in the last two decades to become the third busiest itinerary. This was highlighted by the president of the Clúster Turismo de Galicia, Cesáreo Pardal, this afternoon at the presentation of the Xacobeo 21-22 in London, organized by the Tourism Agency of Galicia, in whose representation attended the director of Promotion, Carmen Pita, and in which also participated the Councillor of the Tourism Office of the British capital, Manuel Butler.


This is the fifth destination in which the regional government and the Cluster have presented Xacobeo 21-22, after visiting Paris, Zurich, Hamburg and Frankfurt. In a year in which one of the main objectives is the recovery of international tourism, Cesáreo Pardal wanted to invite the English to “retake the Camino because, among other things, fits with the model of quiet tourism, not overcrowded and in contact with nature that tourists and pilgrims demand in the new post-pandemic context”.


The president of the Cluster noted that “the Camino that eliminated borders for the pilgrims of the Middle Ages, moved by the cult of the Apostle, is today more prepared than ever to resume its international pulse”. With more than 173,000 registered so far this year, Cesáreo Pardal recalled that the “Camino Xacobeo is one of the main attractions of Galicia, a hallmark of global identity that offers many possibilities for those who want to enter our region through one of its most ancient traditions.


Pardal said that the English who visit us “will find a destination that is prepared, welcoming and highly specialised in a type of leisurely tourism, not overcrowded and with spiritual and cultural concerns”. Finally, the president of the Cluster stressed that “Galicia offers a wide range of possibilities of tourist experiences of disconnection, rural and gastronomic tourism, maritime, outdoor experiences with a clear commitment to sustainability and that offers experiences of greater added value with the Camino as one of its best exponents”. Since January more than 1.7 million people visited the Community.