Tenerife leads the way in “skies and volcanoes”
Tenerife has become a star in its own right after successfully leading a European project which centres on the appeal of the skies and volcanoes.
The Cabildo, through Tourism of Tenerife, has recently completed the EUSky Route with fruitful results after 18 months of hard work.
The major initiative has maintained close links with entrepreneurs related to the stars and volcanoes and has created seven tourist proposals for visitors so they can enjoy the huge options Tenerife has to offer.
“We are very pleased with how the project has gone as well as the suggested tours for visitors and local people,” said tourism chief, Alberto Bernabé. “We have managed to take the first steps in defining our destination for star-gazing and volcanoes.”
He said the island had shown great ability, in particular tourism technicians, for co-ordinating the efforts and leading the European-wide project which would bring new opportunities for active leisure, economic development and job creation in the tourist sector.”
He also highlighted the “intense co-operation” with the private sector in order to strengthen the island as a multi-experience destination.
The proposals created cover different activities. Thus, one can visit the Teide Observatories, then continue with a walk through the Teide National Park and finish the day with an ascent up the cable car.
Another consists of a visit to the World Heritage Site of La Laguna, with entrance to the Museum of Science and the Cosmos, for example.
The ideas have the advantage of being able to be carried out by the individual, group or family themselves or through a company hat offers expert guides and other services. Tour operators can also offer them to customers.
The project has also involved anaylsis of the island’s resources and will lead to training platforms for entrepreneurs in this field.
In addition to Tenerife and Valencia on the Spanish side, the five other partner organisations in the initiative belong to Poland, Italy (two members), Bulgaria and Greece.
EUSky Route has been financed by the European Commission.