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8th Workshop in Spain

More than 70 people attended the European Ecotourism Network and the "Ecotourism in Spain" Club presentation, took place in Madrid on Wednesday 26th June. TUREBE, an Innovative Business Group focused on the technological and sustainable development of Spanish Ecotourism Destinations, also presented the new website of Ecotourist in Spain (www.ecotouristinspain.com/), as a member of this European Ecotourism Network.

The workshop had a good representation of multiple actors involved in the creation and promotion of sustainable tourism products that value the natural heritage of Spain: tourism business, public administration, local action groups, NGOs, agencies travel and tour operators, and so on. It is worthy to note the participation of Ricardo Blanco Portillo (Head of Sustainable Tourism in TURESPAÑA -Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism-), Carlos Erce (Director of Tourism and Commerce, Government of Navarra), Mª Encarnación Rico (Head of Marketing Service at National Geographic Information Center - National Geographic Institute), Víctor Gutiérrez López (Coordinator of Projects and LIFE+ at Fundación Biodiversidad), Daniel Serrano Gadea (Head of Conservation Strategies and Plans Service at Ministry of Agriculture, Alimentation and Environment), Gemma Miralles (Content Manager at SEGITTUR), Amanda Guzmán (Coordinator of Projects at ECOTONO as European Network of Ecotourism partner), Isabel Sánchez Tejado (President of TUREBE) and other agencies and entities as PEFC España,  SEO BirdLife, EcoWildlife Travel, etc. All the participants unanimously supported the initiatives that were presented as the umbrella that will offer quality ecotourism products.

The meeting was well received by the participants, as reflected in the evaluation surveys, and was covered by various media means such as: EFE Verde, Sustainable Rural Development Magazine and Quercus Magazine amongst others.

More information – in Spanish – is available here: http://soyecoturista.com/2013/06/28/presentacion-ree-y-club-ecoturismo-espana/


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