The Municipality of Silves will mark World Tourism Day, on September 27th, associating itself with the World Tourism Organization (WTO), with the theme – “Tourism and Green Investments” – one of the main priorities for the recovery of tourism, future growth and development.
The activity program begins with two walking tours around the city of Silves, at 10:00 am and 14:30 pm. For around 3 hours, the itinerary passes through well-known points in the city such as the Municipal Market, Praça do Município, Pelourinho, the Municipal Museum of Archeology, the Castle of Silves, and, at the end, has an obligatory stop at Doçaria do South to taste a traditional sweet.
The meeting point for the tour will be in the riverside area, close to the RTA Tourist Office, where, from the 27th, the Exhibition “The environment needs you, help us preserve it!” will be on display. This exhibition aims, according to the municipality, «to raise awareness among those who visit us to adopt very simple actions, with a view to protecting our natural resources, making their contribution to a more sustainable environment».
Participation in the walking tour through the city of Silves is free, with limited capacity, but subject to prior registration by sending an email to email@example.com, from the 23rd to the 26th of September, indicating the participant's name, age, nationality, address, preferred time of the tour (10:00 or 14:30), as well as telephone contact.
Registration will only be validated after confirmation by email from the tourism sector (priority will be given to visitors and non-residents of the municipality).
In a note, the municipality states that the program may be subject to changes, and some points on the itinerary may be canceled due to weather conditions.
Participants must be present 10 minutes before the tour starting time, at the meeting point. It is also advisable to bring shoes, comfortable clothes and a bottle of water.
World Tourism Day has been celebrated annually since 1980, with the aim of raising awareness among the international population about the role and importance of this sector, taking into account the social, political, economic and cultural impact of this activity.