Leira highlighted "the enormous tourist and economic potential for the province" of the two Jacobean routes that flow entirely through the territory of Corunna: the English Way, which in 2018 registered an increase of 25% pilgrims and the Fisterra-Muxía Way, which fired the number of Hikers in 70% with respect to 2017.
The Xantar Sea classroom in Ourense was small for people who came to taste the cake of the Mazaricos pot in the dining room Xantar Ourense.
The mayor, Juan José Blanco Riveiro, presented the XXI edition of the Pote Cake Festival and conducted the show in which housewives prepared the cake and chef José Manuel Carreira the chopsticks, to give an account of one of the gastronomic specialties of the City Council: the meat Attendees were also enthusiastic about the flavor and texture of different kinds of bread that the Citys bakeries sent to the show. Given the amount of audience that gathered at the doors of the classroom, it was necessary to attach a tray so that the manques could also try.
The Department of Tourism of the County Council of A Coruña participates in the 20th International Gastronomic Tourism Show, Xantar, with a sample of the gastronomic richness of the city councils, its own space at the fair or the live cooking showcookings. The Vimianzo irmandiño skewers, the Mazaricos pot cake, the octopus mugardesa, the bread and the empanada de Carballo or the felpas from Zas are some of the products that make the territory of A Coruña a "gastronomic tourism reference". The County Council of A Coruña has an active presence in the International Gastronomic Tourism Show, Xantar, which this year marks its twentieth edition and, as in previous editions, from the Tourism area, it has been invited to the provincial councils to participate in the program and to be present there Own stand that will remain open from days 6 to 10 in which the fair is held. Throughout the days, the area of the Deputation of A Coruña will offer tasting of products of the councils as well as information about celebrations and gastronomic products. In addition, the program of showcooking -productions and live tastings- will host the preparation of Vimianzo Irmandiños skewers, the cake of the Mazaricos potato, or the octopus to the mugardesa, and the canned tastings, Roman tortilla or ceviche de raia de Muros-Noia, the bread and the empanada of Carballo or the cheese of the Chapel, among others. "Xantar has become a privileged showcase of gastronomic tourism in which the presence of the city councils of A Coruña is already a benchmark in the sector," said the Deputy of Tourism and Heritage, Xosé Regueira, for whom gastronomic wealth is "an important attraction for tourism and a call to visit us and know the territory ". The County Council of A Coruña also gives information on the more than one hundred gastronomic celebrations that are celebrated in the eighteen districts of the province. The Minister of Tourism, Xosé Regueira, emphasized that Xantar "represents an interesting opportunity to promote the gastronomic proposals of our councils" and stressed the impact of participation in the only fair of gastronomic tourism in Galicia that highlights "one of our tourist strengths that is the product of quality and the elaboration of our gastronomy that also bets in a different way to promote our tourist offer ". The 20th International Gastronomic Tourism Show, Xantar, takes place in Ourense between February 6 and 10 and in the last editions it has exceeded twenty thousand visitors. In this edition, Brazil, and specifically Foz de Iguazú, where are the famous waterfalls and second destination chosen by tourism that reaches the Brazilian territory, is the guest country of Xantar.
During the 2018, Torres do Allo received more than 9,000 visitors, a figure that continues with their increase in visits since Zas City Council, through the Culture Department, decided to turn a tour of the monument. "Torres do Allo now occupy a prominent place in the list of the most visited monuments in the province of A Coruña thanks to the attractive heritage and nature of this space and also to the growing cultural offer that houses", says Manuel García Velo, Councilor for Culture. With respect to the previous year, the date on which brands were struck, the number of visitors increased by more than 1700 people. Which translates 23% more.
The Tourism area allocates € 800,000 for the program for municipalities with less than 50,000 inhabitants. Professionalization of the sector is one of the objectives of the Department of Tourism of the County Council of A Coruña, which allocates 800,000 to promote new recruitment of personnel from tourist offices of municipalities with less than 50,000 inhabitants. The County Council of A Coruña finances the remuneration of the technical personnel for the tourism offices of municipalities or groups of municipalities of less than 50,000 inhabitants, for a minimum period of 4 months, coinciding with the high tourist season. For this purpose, the Tourism area allocates € 800,000 aimed at hiring specialized personnel to keep the tourist offices open at least four months in high season. "This line is a fundamental axis of the management of the Department of Tourism of the County Council of A Coruña since, on the one hand, it contributes to the employability of people with training in the sector and, on the other, is essential when it comes to professionalizing tourist care, with recruitment of specialized people, "said the responsible deputy of the Tourism Department, Xosé Regueira. According to the deputy of Tourism, with this line aimed at the municipalities that provides up to € 20,000 per request, will be "to materialize new contracts that will benefit the tourist planning and extend the period of attention to people who visit the territory of A Coruña." The baremation criteria for the applications will include the total number of accommodation in the tourist establishments of the municipality or group of municipalities, the capacity to cover the tourist demand, which means the existence of differentiated tourist information offices and an area or service of its headquarters in the municipality with assigned personnel, among others, or the tourist interest and the planned maintenance. The line of the Tourism area will revert to the creation of jobs in the tourist sector, one of the objectives in which the department that directs in the Deputation of A Coruña, Xosé Regueira. The personnel who choose the vacancies of the councils must be in possession of the titles of technical superior in Guide, Information and Tourist Assistance, Tourism, technician in Companies and Tourist Activities or degree and Degree in History of the Art, Humanities, Geography and Ordenación of the Territory or History. In the following link you can consult the complete bases of the call: http://bop.dicoruna.es/bopportal/publicado/2019/01/09/2019_0000000112.html
During the year 2018 he received a total of 37300 visitors. This figure means practically doubling the number of visitors from the year 2013 and increasing by 25% the visitors of the year 2017. The highest number of visits was concentrated in the months of July, August and September, with almost half of the visits and an average of more than 6000 monthly visits. Guided tours are one of the main claims of the Vimiancesa fortress. These visits are adapted to the type of public, highlighting the visits of school groups.