On May 29th and 30th, Cró Hotel Rural, in Rapoula do Côa, Sabugal municipality was the venue of the 6th European Congress of Rural Tourism (COETUR), which counted with 40 speakers and 200 participants.

António Robalo, president of the Municipality of Sabugal and the Aldeias Históricas de Portugal, welcomed the exchange of strategies and ideas “for an Iberian destiny” that were shared during the Congress. He also recalled that the Municipality, as well as Aldeias Históricas de Portugal, advocate a joint promotion with Spain, so as to better promote our tourism offer, concluding that we are ready to achieve this Iberian destination together.

Pedro Machado, president of Tourism of the Center of Portugal, recalled that “time and silence are the new luxuries of today and it is in the countryside that we are able to find these luxuries”.

The Secretary of State for the Appreciation of the Countryside, João Paulo Catarino, also present at the official inauguration of COETUR, highlighted the importance of cooperation between Portugal and Spain “for the promotion of tourism in our border territories and the need for the supply to be structured in a network, with direct intervention of the local agents, so that it may bring value to the territory.”