SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, June 24. (EUROPE PRESS) –
Tourism of the Canary Islands is committed to the development of well-defined tourism products for the Green Islands, which at the same time are adapted to the specificities of the different segments of demand, with the aim of promoting a model of sustainable and inclusive territory that makes it possible to make the Green Pact in the Canary Islands.
This was stated by the Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands, Yaiza Castilla, during the closing ceremony of the I Summer University of Hecansa.
The event, held in Hermigua, was also attended by the second vice president of the Cabildo de La Gomera, Angélica Padilla, and the mayor of Hermigua, Yordán Piñero, as well as other authorities, mayors and mayors of the Island.
During her speech, the minister stressed that at Turismo de Canarias “we value what extols our essence, differentiates us, promotes sustainability and attracts a profile of tourists who are interested in discovering what we are”.
The second vice president of the Cabildo, Angélica Padilla, pointed out that the celebration of the Hecansa Summer University on the Island “allows us to advance in a complementary learning model that places training as an element of revitalization of the territories.”
In this sense, he valued the training offer that has addressed the challenges that La Gomera has as a territory, “focused on sustainability and excellence”.
In addition, he highlighted the role of the Ministry of Tourism and the Island Council to continue articulating measures of this type linked to the Hotel Escuela Casa Los Herrera, “a project that was born from the conviction of being able to position itself as an element of impulse of the municipalities of the north of the Island, within the framework of the Tourism Dynamization Plan”.
For his part, the mayor of the municipality, Yordán Piñero, has highlighted that the celebration of the I Summer University of Hecansa has been a shock to the Hermigua Valley, by helping to promote the area, its gastronomy and its history.
In addition, both have highlighted the effort of the Government and the Cabildo to launch the Casa de Los Herrera Rural Hotel, an establishment of Escuela de Canarias Hotels that results in the objective of strengthening our excellence, through professionals who fulfill a double function , that of training those who will take the reins of the tourism sector, and that of specializing the workforce that is already active to increase and improve their skills.
THREE DAYS OF TRAINING ACTIVITIES
For three days, a total of 73 students from the Santa Cruz and Santa Brígida school hotels participated in the first edition of the Hecansa Summer University, which took place in Hermigua, La Gomera, and was attended by of experts in different areas of the tourism sector throughout Spain and with the collaboration of the two Canarian universities.
The students have learned from connoisseurs of the products and the heritage of the Islands, from experts and researchers from the universities of La Laguna and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, representatives of private companies and specialists in product development from all over Spain.
Sustainability, the development of the comprehensive economy, compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) or the Canarian Strategy for Sustainable Development 2030 have focused on some presentations and debates that have valued the difference and the return to the origin as way to differentiate a destination. In addition, the need to continue advancing in the correct management of the resources and people that make up the sector has been addressed.
Similarly, the potential of each territory, especially the Green Islands, both on land and at sea, their heritage and their ability to generate an offer based on identity and quality, have been analysed.
Along with the thematic presentations, several activities have been developed such as a visit to the Bodega Montoro and another to Agulo, which has been cataloged as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. In addition, the head chef of the ‘Silbo Gomero’ restaurant, Braulio Simancas, offered a demonstration on the kitchen of kilometer zero product.