Pamplona hosts the first international congress of gastronomic tourism
The Director of the service of tourist Marketing of the Government of Navarra, Ana Lizarraga, who yesterday presented the Congress along with the director of the event, Luis Cortes, indicated that the gastronomic and oenological tourism is one of the lines referred to in the Estrategido Plan of Tourism, since this region is a destination very suitable to enjoy the gastroturismo, as well as visitors manifest it. The appointment is organised by the provincial executive and Events & Holidays in the framework of the decimoterecera Edition of the fair Navartur, and counts with the collaboration of the Word Food Travel Association, Reyno Gourmet, Pamplona City Council and the Association of hospitality and Navarra.El I International Congress of gastronomic Tourism tourism is channeling the potential of Navarre and study the possibilities and different perspectives of the sector through the implementation in common of experienced professionals. Its promoters are confident that this meeting will be “a unique space for the exchange of experience, an opportunity to interact with leading experts in gastronomic tourism, learn about the latest trends and cases of success International”. Lizarraga said that Navarra and its gastronomy have “personality” and “a balance between tradition and new kitchen”, which together with a raw quality given to Navarre “international prestige”. For his part, Luis Cortes emphasized that Europe is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world thanks in part to its diverse cuisine and high quality food products especially linked to traditions and local landscapes. According to cuts “tourism can boost local food production and generate a new awareness about the culinary traditions, tourists, as well as local communities, can help to better understand the history and identity of a place”. He said that “by investing perspective, it is possible to see how food can improve the reputation of a destination”, and indicated that this role of gastronomy in the choice of destination and tourist consumption has led “in the growth of an offer gastronomy based on local quality products and the consolidation of a market for gastronomic tourism”and so was born the 1st International Congress of gastronomic tourism..