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Rural tourism in spain

  1. 1. RURAL TOURISM IN SPAIN GREENWAYS Shanti Colmenero Van der Velde
  2. 2. CONTENT  Introduction  Rural Tourism situation analyse: Spain and Andalusia  Greenways  An example  Conclusions  Sources
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION  Rural tourism is a good alternative to sun-and- beach tourism  Nature, history, gastronomy, culture and sports  Asturias and Galicia  Country or small villages  Historical or traditionally-built buildings  Internet
  4. 4. RURAL TOURISM: SITUATION ANALYSE  Rural tourism is an increasingly important activity for the European economy  Variety of enterprises and agents involved  Different terminology  Values of the rural world  Ecotourism: conservation and respect for the environment  Networks engaging in promotion
  5. 5. SPECIFIC PROBLEMS  Small size of rural enterprises  Different terminology  There are not economies of scale  Conservation of the natural environment  Destination image
  6. 6. ANDALUSIA: SITUATION ANALYSE  Mature and consolidated tourism destination  Consolidated rural tourism destination  Alternative to traditional tourism development  Systems of Quality Certification  Association of Rural Hotels of Andalusia (ARHA)  Andalusia Network of Rural Accommodation (ANRA)
  7. 7. ANDALUSIA And Greenways... something different
  8. 8. WHAT IS A GREENWAY?  Railway adapted to allow travelers  Routes for non-motorised transport  Place to play sports and to get in contact with nature  Social and economic development of the region  Environmentally friendly tourism
  9. 9. GREENWAYS  Spain: 1.700 Km  There are 70 itineraries  Andalusia: 278.1 Km (2008)  Greenways passport Sources: Spanish Railway Foundation Greenways official web site
  10. 10. GREENWAY LOCATION Greenway “de la Sierra” (Puerto Serrano- Pruna)
  11. 11. GREENWAY LOCATION Source: Greenways Spain
  12. 12. GREENWAY HISTORY  Project conceived in the 20th century  All the stations, tunnels, and viaducts had been built but no tracks had ever been laid  Old train stations are nowadays hotels, restaurants and an Interpretation Centre
  13. 13. CONCLUSIONS  Benefits of networks: o Development of rural tourism enterprises o Conservation and management of the environment o Creation of a strong rural tourist destination image  Greenways: o To develop rural tourism o Different activities join to the environment o New use to the old railways o No seasonal problems
  14. 14. SOURCES  http://www.ffe.es/  Polo, Ana Isabel y Frías, Dolores. Collective Strategies for Rural Tourism: The experience of networks in Spain. Journal of Tourism Consumption and Practice Volume 2 No.1 2010  http://www.viasverdes.com/folletos/vv_sierra_folleto. pdf  http://www.adif.es/en_US/ocio_y_cultura/vias_verdes /vias_verdes.shtml  http://www.spanish-town- guides.com/Rural_Turism_Spain.htm
  15. 15. Thank you for your attention!

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