Xunta and universities will collaborate in search of “concrete” guidelines for the reactivation of tourism


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The search for «concrete» and «effective» guidelines for the reactivation of tourism in Galicia have been the central axis of the presentation of the 2021-2023 master plan «Galicia Safe Destination». The first vice president of the Galician Government, Alfonso Rueda; the Minister of Education, Román Rodríguez; the head of Tourism, Nava Castro; the three rectors of Galician universities and the president of the Tourism Cluster, Cesáreo Pardal.

Several experts from Galician universities will be in charge of preparing, in the coming months, these proposals to establish a public-private tourism strategy before the celebration in 2021 of a Jacobean year without the massification of previous ones, due to the covid-19 pandemic.

The Xunta will collaborate with the three Galician universities and the Galicia Tourism Cluster to reactivate the sector after the crisis caused by the pandemic in the country. Wheel has emphasized the importance of regaining the confidence of travelers. For this, it will be necessary to take into account the needs of tourists for this new scenario that the pandemic has left, they collect in a statement.

For Rueda, the Community has a «plus“Added, thanks to the perception of tourism in Galicia as an activity with” less overcrowding “and more” open air “. This, in his words, will play an advantageous role for tourism in the coming years. “Is about other type of tourism», Has remarked.

All this, without forgetting what was learned in previous years, with the Galicia Strategic Plan 2015-2020. “Let’s take advantage of everything we learned in the last five years and project it for the next three years and beyond,” he stressed, before confirming that the Xacobeo de 2021 “It must be reformulated”, collects Ep. The Holy Year is considered by the Xunta as the engine of the economic recovery of the sector.

For its part, Roman Rodriguez (Until the last remodeling of the government, head of the Tourism area) has celebrated that the sector “is going to join the source of knowledge, the universities, which are going to contribute, collaborate and help its recovery.”

“Safe destination”

The Galicia Tourism Cluster has also been present in this presentation of the new plan, in the figure of its president, Cesareo Pardal. In his speech, he assured that “opportunities should be taken to reposition Galicia as a destination that is perceived as safe».

The president has also set out the main lines of this “strategic planning”, which he has assessed to face the current crisis that “cruelly punishes essential activities such as tourism.” A type of tourism that, he has warned, must be presented as «a safe and local destination».

The validity of the plan coincides with the management of the European funds that are dedicated to the recovery that are, according to Pardal explained, “an essential additional means at this time”, justifies the Cluster in a statement.

“Absolute” disposition of universities

On the part of the universities, the rector of Vigo, Manuel Reigosa, has warned that it is necessary “not to leave anyone behind” in the way out of this crisis, neither companies nor citizens, for which he has advocated giving the “help” of public administrations. Thus, he was grateful for being able to collaborate in such an “important and unexpected challenge”, collects Ep.

Likewise, the person in charge of the USC, Antonio Lopez, has shown “absolute disposition” and has referred to some areas such as rural and spa tourism, which has been convinced that they will contribute to the reactivation of the sector “once the restrictions are loosened”.

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