Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, September 11, 2023.
Between September 21 and 24, it launches a program of Active Tourism activities in iconic spaces on the island, with Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as the central point of the festival
The Active Tourism Business Association of the Canary Islands, Activa Canarias, organizes the Gran Canaria Adventure Weekend, an Active Tourism festival on the island, a continuation of the previous experiences of the Active Tourism Fair. In this case, this event aims to be broader, offer more activities and address the international public directly, in order to sample the rich offer of Active Tourism on the island. It is sponsored by Turismo de Gran Canaria, Turismo LPA de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the Institute of Social and Socio-Health Care of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, and with the collaboration of AC Marriot Hotels. In its presentation at a press conference, the president of Activa Canarias, José Luis Echevarría, assured that "this event is one more step towards the professionalization, consolidation and popularization of Active Tourism in Gran Canaria". "Active Tourism is essential to diversify the tourism model of the islands, and specifically of Gran Canaria. We have a destination open all year round and with the best conditions for practicing this type of activity, each time, by the way, more demanded", appreciated Echevarría. Carlos Álamo, Tourism Councilor of the Cabildo of Gran Canaria, highlighted the importance of the event in the island's strategy for the period 2021-2025. Álamo emphasized that these experiences "favor a local economy and an industry that develops in a sustainable manner and complements the classic sun and sand product." He alluded to the possibility of getting to know, thanks to this festival, iconic spaces on the island such as the Dunes of Maspalomas, the Pinar de Inagua, Guguy or the Cultural Landscape of the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria. The Councilor for Tourism of the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Pedro Quevedo, highlighted the unbeatable conditions that the city has for the practice of Active Tourism and all forms of sustainable and experiential tourism. "In this city you can surf ski at Playa de las Alcaravaneras, hike at Caldera de Bandama, orienteering, or wine tourism and cultural tourism in the neighborhoods of Vegueta and Triana. This diversity generates a variety of nuances, which is also linked to the extraordinary climatic conditions," stressed Quevedo. The mayor, first deputy mayor of the capital's City Council, recalled that "the natural conditions of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria have been perfectly complemented by an outstanding offer of active tourism services and infrastructure, both for visitors as well as for the local population, which is a public that demands these activities continuously all year round." The Minister of Social Policy, Accessibility, Equality and Diversity of the Cabildo of Gran Canaria, Isabel Mena, represented the Institute of Social and Socio-Health Care of the insular institution. Mena recalled that "accessible tourism is fundamental and we forget that there is a significant percentage of potential tourists who require conditions for the tourist's full enjoyment. In that sense, it is essential for the quality of the destination that the activities are also accessible." He described the three inclusive activities included in the experience offer, and which are especially recommended for all audiences. We are talking about 'Winery and wines with essence', a wine tourism activity for all the senses, 'hiking in the Dunes of Maspalomas', which will have a Sign Language interpreter, and 'Wine City Tour', a cultural and wine tour through Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The exhibition contains experiences for all audiences. From families, elderly people, people with disabilities, young people who demand more adventurous activities... These include wine tourism, stargazing, interpretation of archaeological sites, orienteering, canyoning, hiking, surf skiing, tandem skydiving or the via ferrata, among a good number of activities. Within the event, next Monday, September 18, a Workshop with specific experiences in the capital will take place in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with the aim of generating synergies between the agents tourist. All this in collaboration with Turismo LPA of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which this year is the featured municipality. It will take place at the AC Marriot Iberia Hotel in the city. The Gran Canaria Adventure Weekend is a festival aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda, since it favors economic diversification, promotes healthy lifestyle habits, and is an environmentally sustainable activity. speaking, and contributes to economic development, highlighting the local product and the kilometer 0 economy. All activities are displayed on the grancanariadventure.com website, available in English, Spanish, French and German, and can be purchased at the central reservations ecoactivacanarias.com.
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