A presentation of the Creative Tourism Network in Galicia run and organised by Sandra Touza, of "Ponle Cara Al Turismo": www.ponlecaraalturismo.com in collaboration with the International Creative Tourism Network. Check it out!
www.ponlecaraalturismo.comThis area is an excellent example of a typical fishing town.In the middle ages it was one of Galicia s most important port cities and had a large fishingfleet and busy commerce, and was the home of renowned seafarers.
www.ponlecaraalturismo.comThe cockle is the most important kind of shellfood because of its volume ofexports and for the value of sale.Traditionally, this shellfood has given reputation to this port, one reason forits quality and its abundance in the sandbanks .It represents one of the props of the regional economy.
www.ponlecaraalturismo.comThis Company is related to planning, marketing and promotion of the tourism sector inGalicia. Always in a sustainable, accesible, and community way.We understand tourism to be a socially benefitting activity for everyone.With this type of routes we approach tourists, and visitors to the LOCALpopulation and so they are involved in the visit giving the destination animportant identity of value.
Getting to know the people, the culture, the customs and its monumental andartistic heritage, but OUR IDEA is getting to know the local or natives in a diferentway..Getting to know Galicia means..
Our goal is to “bring closer” the creative visitors to the Galician locals , through their business, tourist,artistic and cultural initiatives.Galician Spanish Dutch English German
www.ponlecaraalturismo.comhttp://creativetourismgaliciapcat.blogspot.com/After a creative experience, which should be more intense than a “typical tour” , the visitor islinked to the stage where he becomes an enthusiastic ambassador..
www.ponlecaraalturismo.comCompanies Profits are:• The companys sales grow up and the market develops.• Direct promotion to the local, national and international consumers.• If the companies open their doors , the visitors feel the high quality of their products and give anadded value to the company.• Productivity of the company and the satisfaction of the clients are increased.• The companys brand and the position in the market are improved .
- Sustainable Development.- The tourism action is distributed during all the year.- News income for the artistic and cultural sector.- A good international market position with a tourist proposal based on the creative resources ofthe destination.- The economy and the employment in these destinations increase.Destination Profits are:
Our goal is to make an emotional connection with the visitors experiencing for themselvesproducts made in Galicia.
www.ponlecaraalturismo.comThe local population is very proud of this project because they get involved with and take an active part.There is a balance between tourists and the local population.
•Positive Experiences in the companies, as a new business chance:• Language Course in different languages for Tourist and Students.
• Local DevelopmentAssociation• Goal: Sustainable localdevelopmentPRODER II, GRUNDTVIG I, EQUAL I,EUROPEAN VOLUNTEERING, EQUAL IIOur Team Members:
www.ponlecaraalturismo.comRural hotels, restaurants, spa, golf course, transport services, sport & leisure activities.
•Viability and product development of PONLE CARA AL TURISMO in regions, cities ordestinations that believes in a closer, creative, and more responsible tourism.Speech about community and creative tourism , as an alternative to local development.
Other services : Transfers, Incooming Service, Segway, Personal Shopper.
www.ponlecaraalturismo.comOur Local PopulationThe real characters of our routes.
www.ponlecaraalturismo.comBeatriz, she studied Tourism at University, and she lived in this Village 28 years ago.She knows all the Tourist Resources and all about “The Women s Museum workers”in the field in the last century.
www.ponlecaraalturismo.comPiet en Elly, they arrived to Galicia 15 years ago.This camping is one of the most important EcoTourism camping in Galicia.
Gemma and Danni are two artists of the Museum – Workshop House.He is a professional Stone Sculptor and she is a professional Painter.
Anna and Luis, a craftsman Wicker baskets and a Weaver in their Museum Workshop House .
Sindo, family wine cellar , and it s the third generation that continues with the business.
Herminia, she makes homemade pastries in one of the oldest oven in the village.
Begoña, she teaches vocal techniques to visitors in a rural tourism hotel.
Erika Alvarez and Vicky Cifuentes are creative pastry chefs and they teach visitors theirskills in rural homes.
Maria, one of the oldest bakers in the villages, making bread every day.
www.ponlecaraalturismo.comAlvaro, a professional photographer, who makes routes to take pictures to old buildings.