A Delegation of British Tour Operators Specializing in Cultural Tourism Visit Toledo

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Participants are fifteen tour operators specializing in travel organization Cultural Tourism City Break / Weekend cultural and artistic content The aim of the visit of tour operators is to know the offer of art and culture that has Toledo through monuments, museums , exhibitions and festivals

Spain, June 25, 2013 – The Minister of Employment and the Economy of Castilla-La Mancha, Carmen Casero, has reported that the fruit of the president Cospedal trip to London, which had various contacts with leading international tour operators interested in awareness about tourism in Castile-La Mancha, has managed to raise a promotional tourist action class with British tour operators.

In this way, the Directorate General of Tourism and Handicraft of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, participates in this promotion in collaboration with the Spanish Tourist Office in London (Turespaa) and the Community of Madrid under the slogan Spain, Art & Culture Destinations which will take place in the city of Toledo with a pre-tour next June 27.

Invited participants are fifteen tour operators specializing in organizing Cultural Tourism Travel City Break / Weekend cultural and artistic content, as well as representatives from British cultural institutions including the British Museum, the Royal Academy or the Goldsmith College of Art, interested especially in knowing historical spaces, and the calendar of events organized on the occasion of the commemoration of the fourth centenary of the 2014 Greco.

The aim of the visit of tour operators is to see first hand the supply of Toledo art and culture through its monuments, museums, exhibitions and festivals. Along with the visit to Toledo, there will be a working session and a workshop specializing in cultural tourism on Friday, June 28, in Madrid, where Castile-La Mancha and the Foundation El Greco 2014 will have opportunity to work with the agents Britons.

As the minister pointed out, tourism is one of the four pillars of the Investment Plan and Employment Creation, accounts for 12 percent of our GDP and employs more than 42,000 people.

In this regard, he stated that we want Castilla-La Mancha region becomes a single destination, not a thoroughfare, therefore, actions like that will take place next Thursday, are heading closer to our goal to achieve a competitive sector capable of generating wealth and employment.

The British tour operators visit is part of the tourism promotion activities done by both the Directorate General of Tourism and Handicrafts, as well as IPEX, under the Directorate General for Economic and European Affairs Strategy.

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