The Cooperation Network of the Routes of Emperor Charles V participated yesterday, within the Cultural Routes of Spain Association, in the meeting "Cultural Routes and tourism in Spain: new offers and perspectives", in order to analyse the new opportunities of cultural tourism, the tourist development through the itineraries that integrate the association and to approach some of the lines to follow for the tourist regeneration in the post pandemic period.
The meeting was attended by the Spanish Secretary of State for Tourism, Fernando Valdés, and representatives of the organisations that make up the Cultural Routes of Spain Association. Valdés himself acknowledged that "Spain has an unequalled wealth of cultural heritage. It has forty-eight assets recognised as World Heritage Sites by Unesco, of which twenty-two form part of the association. This is a differentiating factor that will enable Spanish tourism to be positioned on the international market". Valdés also highlighted the commitment being made by the Secretary of State to culture as a tool for the deseasonalisation of tourism in our country. "We are committed to the generation of product. Spain has everything it needs to continue to be a leader in tourism at the international level. We have a diversified, rich and varied offer", he stressed.
The president of the Cultural Routes of Spain Association, Rafael Pacheco, also highlighted the great cultural, heritage and historical offer of the five routes that make up the association. "A few weeks ago, Cultural Routes of Spain was formed as an association to strengthen the collaboration that we have been bringing since 2014. We want to seek synergies and share knowledge to promote culture as a tourist attraction," he recalled.