At the Handsome Festival, people also talk and reflect on Culture and Tourism

The festival also has several free activities, whose registrations will end on June 19

Two creative conversations are part of the Handsome, the first Creative Tourism Festival in the Algarve, which starts on the 21st of June.

The Handsome Festival, promoted by Cooperativa QRER in partnership with the Algarve Tourism Board and Tertúlia Algarvia, as part of the Algarve Craft&Food project, aims to promote a new offer of tourist activities in the region, structured with a special focus on “know-how” and on appreciation of immaterial popular culture.

The guests of the two creative conversations scheduled for this festival will focus on these same themes, one on the 21st and another on the 22nd of June.

At first, the focus will be onTerritory, Culture and Experience Tourism”, for which university professors, researchers and tourism professionals will be present, in order to discuss the multiple relationships and synergies that should emerge from this to promote a more sustainable and responsible sector. This conversation will take place at Cerro do Ouro, in Paderne, between 18:30 pm and 19:30 pm.

In the second moment, to be held at Palácio Gama Lobo, in Loulé (from 18 pm to 30 pm), the conversation will focus on the future perspectives of “Creative and Cultural Tourism in the Algarve”. In conversation, there will be representatives of institutions such as CCDR Algarve and Turismo de Portugal, as well as a researcher in the cultural area.

The objective will be to share ideas, visions and information about this tourist segment in the Algarve and potential support and funding.

The conversations are open to interested parties, just show up at the respective venues.

The festival also has several free activities, whose registrations will end on the 19th of June.

The project Algarve Craft&Food is an initiative promoted by the Algarve Tourism Board, in partnership with Tertúlia Algarvia and Cooperativa QRER, financed under the Operational Program CRESC Algarve 2020, also counting on the support and collaboration of the aspiring Geopark Algarvensis.