Yuste Foundation Organises a Webinar on Sustainable and Social Tourism for Rural Development in Natural and Cultural Spaces

The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation is organising the webinar “Sustainable and Social Tourism for Rural Development: Natural and Cultural Spaces” in collaboration with the City Council of Guadalupe. It will be held on 25 February from 17:30 to 19:00 pm. This activity is part of the Cycle of Meetings “Guadalupe as a Destiny”, which commemorates the Holy Year of Guadalupe, an event declared of exceptional public interest in January this year (17/02/2021)

During the webinar, the speakers will analyse the trends and keys of sustainable tourism in rural areas; how tourism contributes to the fight against depopulation and they will offer different keys for economic, environmental and social factors to integrate in a sustainable manner. In addition, they will provide tools that result in the professionalisation and qualification of the sector to achieve greater business success and, finally, will present experiences and cases of good practice carried out in other areas of Spain.

The virtual meeting will be inaugurated by the Mayor of Guadalupe, Felipe Sánchez Barba. Juan Antonio de Juan Alonso, managing partner of KOAN Consulting ―a consultancy firm on sustainable tourism working on the three pillars of sustainability: economic, social and environmental― will proceed. The webinar will be closed by the gastrobotany expert Ángela Aguilar Parra, founding partner of the company Alianza Mindful Travel Destinations and the “Red de emprendedoras en mivimiento” (Network of Women Entrepreneurs in Motion), who will offer her view on the importance of creativity and sustainability as a fundamental binomial for the elaboration of balanced menus that put in value the resources of the territory. The webinar will be moderated by Yuste Foundation’s delegate in Brussels and head of European affairs, Miguel Ángel Martín Ramos.

The main objective of these events is to promote and energise local culture and tourism, through the recovery, valuation and dissemination of cultural and natural heritage, the promotion of religious initiatives as a way of pilgrimage and the strengthening of ties with Ibero-America.


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The webinar “Sustainable and Social Tourism for Rural Development: Natural and Cultural Spaces” can also be followed live on Yuste Foundation’s YouTube channel.

Cycle of Meetings Guadalupe as a Destiny

The cycle of meetings “Guadalupe as a Destiny” aims to promote dialogue on issues of public interest such as governance, science, history and culture. It counts on the participation of personalities and experts in the fields of politics, science, history, and cultural and natural heritage to this end.

This cycle of meetings is part of the activity plan that commemorates the Holy Year of Guadalupe. The Inter-Administrative Commission responsible for carrying out the activities commemorating this event is composed of the Ministry of Culture and Sport, the Ministry of Finance, the Regional Government of Extremadura, the Provincial Council of Cáceres, the Municipality of Guadalupe; the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation and the Franciscan Community.