The Government finances the foreign promotion of fishing tourism as a new brand of Spain
The National Fishing Tourism Network takes off, whose promoters are the Sustainable Tourism Consortium of the Western Coast of Huelva, Pescaturismo, Turismo Marinero Murcia, Fundación Expomar, Grupo Abica, Ader La Palma, Ociomar Torrevieja and Fundació Promediterrània, and whose purpose is the foreign promotion of fishing tourism as a new brand of Spain through the formula of a product club and the creation of a website (Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque, English, French and German), which encompasses all tourist activities directly linked to the world of fishing and shellfishing piloted by sea professionals.
The project is financed by the Government of Spain with funds from the European Union recovery program "Next Generation", within the call "Spain Tourism Experiences" of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism.
Marine tourism or pesca-tourism will grow by 10% more this summer of full expansion
Reservations, visitors, invoicing and projects to turn tourists into fishermen for a day are growing by "double digits" on the Spanish coasts, according to data from the main platforms and consulting groups related to this activity.
The digital reservation platform Pescaturismo, which brings together businesses throughout the country dedicated to offering on-board trips or other activities with fishermen or shellfish, has registered a 10% increase in visitors and turnover in 2023, as stated by its director (CEO), Pepe Martinez.
Among tourists, the reservations made by foreigners stand out except in Galicia, where the public is mostly Spanish, according to what the person in charge of Pescaturismo, based in the Balearic Islands, has assured Efe; The origin is generally European, although there is also demand from American clients.
The 'pescaturismo' and the 'seaside tourism', booming in Spain after the covid
The companies and operators involved in "fishing tourism" and "sea tourism" activities, which allow travelers to accompany and learn about the work of fishermen and shellfish, are registering a strong increase in reservations and facing the summer with good prospects for the future.