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THE EL CAMINO DEL SANTO GRAIL CULTURAL ASSOCIATION CONSOLIDATES THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WAY OF THE HOLY GRAIL AT THE 10TH TOURISM CONFERENCE IN SAGUNTO

Held in the historic town of Sagunto, The 10th Tourism Conference of Camp de Morvedre came together on the 12th June, with the participation and sponsorship of the El Camino del Santo Grail Cultural Association.

The Cultural Association El Camino del Santo Grail is a non-profit entity that aims to promote knowledge and dissemination of The Way of the Holy Grail– a land route between the Monastery of San Juan de la Peña and the Cathedral of Valencia. Through conferences, exhibitions and guided routes, the association has been working since 2002 to promote the route as a way to unite people in a journey of peace and knowledge, and encourage sustainable tourism.

The 10th Tourism Conference was partly sponsored by the El Camino del Santo Grail Cultural Association, and combined experts and professionals from the cultural tourism sector, featuring top level speakers such as José Marín-Roig Ramón, director of the O-CITY Territorio Valencià Chair and economist Blanca Marín who specialises in urban planning.

On top of the discussion of other important topics such as sustainability and rural tourism, the Camino del Santo Cultural Association presented their project: The Way of the Holy Grail, European Cultural Itinerary. Dr Ana Mafé, president of the association, has stated that “The Holy Grail Path is a unique opportunity to discover the historical and cultural wealth of our land.” Mafé further explained in the presentation how The Way of the Holy Grail being recognised as a European Cultural Itinerary would bring numerous benefits that would increase its development. The benefits that Mafé highlighted are: Greater viability and recognition, tourism promotion, European financing, international cooperation, socio economic development, heritage preservation, promotion of intercultural dialogue and a boost for research.

The regional secretary of tourism, Cristina Moreno, closed the conference by highlighting the tourism potential of Camp de Morvedre and encouraged the attendees to continue consolidating the region as a significant tourist destination.

Report by Polly Watton

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