Vicente Garcia Egea was yesterday the Territorial Delegate to Tourism of the Junta de Andalucia. This contest, which has regional sponsorship, promotes sustainable tourism, diversification of supplies, and reduces seasonality in the sector. Garcia Egea, the Territorial Delegate for Tourism of the Junta de Andalucia in Almeria, stated yesterday that the contest was well-received in its first edition, with nearly 200 participants and over 800 works. It is part of the actions promoted to promote sustainable tourism, diversification and subtract seasonality from the sector. Garcia Egea also said that the contest showcases the diverse offerings of the various municipalities that are located in the valley created by the Los Filabres or Estancias mountain ranges.
"It highlights diversity and sustainability, and takes away seasonality from tourism, all the basic issues that mark development of tourism policies from Juan Marin council," he stated to emphasize that it was also a good example of "synergy" between the administrations and private sector since it is the result of an initiative of Valle del Almanzora Association of Tourism Entrepreneurs, in collaboration with the Association of Professional Photographers of Almeria.
The territorial delegate, who praised the work of one the "most powerful business associations" in the province, both in terms of activity and the municipalities it encompasses. He also stressed that the second edition's theme revolves around the "30 Wonders>> Almanzora region, previously chosen by organizers.
He pointed out that the Perez Siquier cultural centre, which is a premier-rate and essential enclave, gives visibility to the greenway and the amazing cultural and historic heritage of its churches.
Garcia Egea stated that Juan Marin, the Andalusian regional vice-president, sponsors the economic prizes. He also said that this initiative shows the "clear engagement from the beginning" for the development and promotion of the tourism sector.
The territorial delegate stated that "In the development sustainable tourism, the protagonists in the end are the businessmen of the sector, whom administration must support to their best ability, both through incentives or collaborations that permit arbitration these initiatives in a best possible way."
Luis Aurelio Perez Tapia for his part thanked the Ministry of Tourism of the Andalusian Government for the support of the projects by the business association. He also noted that it was the first time since 2005 that they had received a response from the regional administration.