First name: Ana
Last name: Ropero
Name of the organization: : Association of innovative companies in the tourism sector in the Valencia Region
Type of organization: Company and other economic operator
Brief description of the organization: This Cluster is formed by tourism SMEs, related industries, public government, private entities, training centers and public and private investigation units. All these entities are working together in the development of innovation projects, seeking to obtain advantages and benefits from the implementation of joint projects of innovative character.
Location: Valencia (Spain)
Project title: AGRIMEDTOUR
Brief description of the project: Over the years, the rice and the orange production has influence the cultural expression and way of life of its inhabitants. Indeed, rice and orange production in the Mediterranean share common features that are key elements for the promotion of new tourism products in agricultural territories concretely, for this project rice and orange production. AGRIMEDTOUR is presented as an initiative able to stimulate the economic activities of Mediterranean Agricultural Territories, in such a way that it enhances the culture, tradition and the ecological and environmental values of those territories through the creation of new experiential tourism products. Objectives: - Create a Mediterranean agritourism network formed by all stakeholders (public and private) involve in tourism and rice and orange production, in order to develop join strategies and to transfer knowledge from both shores of Mediterranean - Develop new tourism products giving a new value to the culture and tradition of rice and orange growing territories under the principles of sustainability. - Joint definition of strategies able to boost the common strengths and opportunities and also, fight weakness and threats in order to achieve economical growth in agricultural territories - Promote the history, culture and human activities of those territories related to rice and orange production offering experiences related to rural space to tourist demand - Develop join strategies in order to include agriculture products in the tourism consumption chain
Priority: Priority 1 - Promotion of socio-economic development and enhancement of territories
Measure: Priority 1 - Promotion of socio-economic development and enhancement of territories
Partners already involved:
Partners searched: We are looking for partners related to agriculture or tourism sectors from countries that have rice or orange production. The partners could be business associations, private or public organizations (local, regional or national administration). Also we looking for research institutes specialized in agriculture, tourism, planning or environment from Egypt (Alexandria, Behira, Karf Elsheikh, Dakahlia, Sharkia, Damietta), Tunisia (Nabeul) or Jordan (Irbid).