Entrepreneurs and tourist agents discuss the Joint Tourism Strategy of the Eurocity of Guadiana

The debate also includes those responsible for public facilities and municipal officials.

More than fifty entrepreneurs, tourist agents and equipment managers participated in the first four working groups of the Joint Tourism Strategy for the municipalities of Ayamonte, Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António, promoted by Eurocidade do Guadiana.

The sessions, which took place in the Municipal Library and in the Municipal Swimming Pools building of Vila Real de Santo António, were coordinated by the work group of the University of Algarve and focused on sports, nautical, nature and heritage tourism.

Francisco Amaral, president of Eurocidade Guadiana and the Municipality of Castro Marim, stressed the importance of listening to citizens to better respond to their needs and highlighted activities of this nature so that the work to be carried out meets the needs of the municipalities.

The vice-president of the Municipality of Vila Real de Santo António, Ricardo Cipriano, welcomed the participants and highlighted that having the presence and participation of all tourist agents presupposes an added value for the entire process of elaborating the Strategy. of Tourism.


Professor Adão Flores, from the University of Algarve, a member of the Tourism working group in the EuroGuadiana 2020 project, was the facilitator of the workshop on tourism products, which anticipated the work sessions. There was also a presentation of the works that were developed for the cultural project Território Museo, by Eurocity technician Núria Guerreiro.

The citizen participation sessions and the presentation of the activities that have been carried out in terms of tourism in the Eurocity of Guadiana will continue next Tuesday, April 26, in Ayamonte, with groups specialized in sun and beach tourism, as well as debates on possible governance models for the destination.

The Joint Tourism Strategy for the Eurocity is developed within the EuroGuadiana 2020 project, co-financed by the European Union through the Spain-Portugal Cross-border Cooperation Programme. These face-to-face meetings have suffered several delays due to health restrictions in both countries over the past two years.