The Diputación de Segovia will be present for another year at the International Tourism Fair to be held at the IFEMA in Madrid from January 22 to 26. The Tourism Area of ​​the provincial institution, through the autonomous agency Prodestur, will bet on this occasion for sustainable tourism development and will show its main proposals at the most important annual event for world tourism professionals.

The House of the Seal welcomes from today noon a day that, under the title 'Project: Soils of Castile and Leon', returns to show the collaborative work that is carried out between the Prodestur Laboratory of the Diputación de Segovia and the Agrarian Technological Institute of Castilla y León, and which has been inaugurated by the deputy of Prodestur, Magdalena Rodríguez, and the head of the Segovia Territorial Unit of ITACyL, Felipe Gómez de la Calle.

The stand of the tourist agency of the Diputación, Prodestur, has lived today its 'big day' within the International Fair of Inland Tourism of Valladolid, in a day in which the institution has celebrated the day of the province with a central event that It took place late in the morning. With the presence of several political authorities of the province among those attending the event, the Vice President of the Diputación, José María Bravo, and the deputy of Prodestur, Magdalena Rodríguez, have spearheaded the presentation of the projects that are being carried out right now in the provincial tourism agency.

As it was certified a few days ago with the winning snapshots of the Prodestur photography contest, the Segovia night sky is one of the province's most potential tourist resources. For this reason, since the Diputación has been working since last year with special interest to spread the beauty and light quality of the Segovian starry sky and to promote astrotourism, a type of tourism closely linked to the growth of overnight stays.

The House of the Seal, headquarters of the tourist office of the Diputación de Segovia, has received this morning the awards ceremony of the fifth edition of the Prodestur photo contest, which with more than thirty participating photographers and after a long and complicated The jury's deliberation crowned the image titled 'Night Rainbow over the hermitage of San Cebrián', by José Benito Trigo, as the best of those presented.

The fifth edition of the Prodestur photography contest already has winners. After a long deliberation of the professional jury, composed of Sergio de Frutos Misis, Ángel Camarero and Diego de Miguel, and chaired by Deputy Magdalena Rodríguez, due to the quality of many of the works presented, the photograph of José Benito Trigo finally won entitled 'Rainbow night' on the hermitage of San Cebrián de Zarzuela del Pinar.

The Deputy of PRODESTUR; Magdalena Rodríguez, together with the mayor of Valseca, Alfonso Gil Benito, and the president of the Association for the Development of the Garbanzo de Valseca, Adolfo Manso Calleja have presented the technical day on “The chickpea and the Guarantee Mark: The tasting panel ”By the Investigator of the Technological Institute of Agriculture of Castilla y León (ITACyL) Miguel Ángel Sanz Calvo.

The fourth Tourism Weekend held in Riaza and organized by the autonomous body of the Diputación de Segovia, Prodestur has registered an absolute full in all scheduled activities. After the resounding success of Saturday with the realization of different routes and tourist visits, on Sunday it was the turn to enjoy the port of Quesera, a natural border between the provinces of Guadalajara and Segovia, to make a hiking route through the Hayedo de la Pedrosa This forest has an area of ​​about 87 km2, located at heights between the 1500 and 1700 meters and is bathed by the Riaza River, which is born in this port and provides the necessary moisture so that they can survive.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Diputación de Segovia, through Prodestur, organizes the Tourism Weekend, which along 5 Saturday and 6 Sunday in October will take hundreds of people willing to enjoy the Northeast region different activities that have been organized from the provincial institution to enhance the knowledge of the area.

In order to work for the promotion of the different tourist resources offered by the province of Segovia and ensure that Prodestur's offer is known not only within the Spanish borders, but also internationally, the deputy of the agency, Magdalena Rodríguez, yesterday he received a representation of German tour operators at the Seal House of the Diputación de Segovia, with whom he had the opportunity to talk a few minutes before they visited the province.

The Segovia Tourism Weekend is, in its fourth year, on the way to becoming a tradition with the arrival of autumn, thanks to the success and the good reception it has been receiving from 2016 among the inhabitants of the province. If first it was the residents of the Segovian countryside who demonstrated their good predisposition as hosts, and in the last two years it has been the Segovians of the Land of Pinares and the Sierra in the Pedraza area who are in charge of receiving visitors with different proposals and activities, in this 2019 the region chosen for the development of the fourth Tourism Weekend has been the northeast of Segovia, with the municipality of Riaza in the lead.

Segovia continues to be one of the preferred destinations for Spaniards and foreigners during the holidays and proof of this is the high demand for overnight stays, both in the capital and in the province. In order that those tourists who spend more than one night in Segovian lands can make the most of their stay and get to know the important heritage, both material and intangible, kept by the Segovian municipalities, the Prodestur body of the Diputación de Segovia has returned to establish two itinerant information points for various hotels in the province.

If last weekend the star chickpea in the province was that of Labajos, which celebrated its day in the town pending to obtain the Collective Mark, that of the next 11 and 12 of October all the protagonism will be monopolized by Valseca during the celebration of the Fourth Day of the Garbanzo de Valseca, whose presentation has taken place this morning at the Casa del Seal with the presence of the deputy of Prodestur, Magdalena Rodríguez, the mayor of the municipality, Alfonso Gil and the member of the Association for Development from the Garbanzo de Valseca, Luis Miguel Benito.

The celebration in 2018 of the first Tomato Fair of Martín Muñoz de las Posadas, organized by the Town Hall of the town with the collaboration of the Tomato Promotion Association of Martín Muñoz de las Posadas and the Provincial Council, was such a success that the Consistory of the The municipality has not hesitated to organize a second edition, which will take place the next 24 and 25 in August and which has been presented this morning in the Courtyard of Columns of the provincial institution.

The 60 kilometers of the section of the Camino de Santiago that runs through the province of Segovia, within the so-called Camino de Madrid, are already fully signposted. Operators of the Road and Infrastructure Service of the Provincial Council have already completed the placement of 65 signs of different sizes, as well as three signs, a general panel of the entire route, 32 milestones and 60 tiles indicative of the route that will serve to guide and guide pilgrims in their transit through Segovian lands and whose budget has amounted to 12.500 euros.

The Diputación de Segovia is committed from different areas for the creation of employment in the province, supporting municipalities but also directly. This is the case of the Prodestur Employment Plan through which twelve people, eight informants and four environmental guides who carry out tourism and environmental work throughout the province have been hired for this year, with a budget of 120.000 euros.

The laboratory of Prodestur, the body dependent on the County Council, will once again take charge of sanitary control in 48 public swimming pools in the province, eight more than last year, whose operation is regulated by a Royal Decree at the state level by which the technical-sanitary criteria of the pools, with the objective of increasing the information on the pools, improving the quality of the water and the air in those that are covered. The laboratory analyzes aspects to comply with the established in terms of chlorination or sanitation and water hygiene.

The plenary session of the Provincial Corporation held today has taken up the renewal of the charge of management of the application of the regulations for the control of the quality of water for human consumption made by 16 consistories of the province. With this agreement the Water Laboratory of the Provincial Autonomous Organization Prodestur Segovia is in charge of the management of the sampling and the control analysis or complete to which the signatory City Councils are bound in accordance with Royal Decree 140 / 2003, of 7 for February.

Some 1.500 people have tasted the popular Cocido that is distributed in the fifteenth Fair of the Garbanzo de Valseca, which has had a special flavor because it has served to welcome the Label of Guarantee of the legume that has achieved with the support of the laboratory of Prodestur. The Fair, organized by the City Council of the town and in which the County Council collaborates, serves the municipality to become a focus of attraction around its most famous product.

The XV Feria del Garbanzo that will be developed between the 15 and 18 of May in Valseca and in which the County Council collaborates will be remembered as the first in which the legume has a Guarantee Mark, obtained in December of 2018 after the management of the Prodestur laboratory. The Fair, organized by the town council, serves the municipality to become a focus of attraction around its most famous legume. That is why the town is dedicated to the promotion of this highly identifying product by organizing a series of events whose protagonism is the focus of this event, which was presented today by the President of the Diputación Francisco Vázquez and the mayor of Valseca, Alfonso Gil. In the appearance before the media, a representative of the Association for the Development of Garbanzo de Valseca, Ignacio Rincón; the deputy of Prodestur, Magdalena Rodríguez, and the deputy of Economic Promotion, Jaime Pérez.

A hundred pilgrims have traveled this morning for about three hours the 11,2 kilometers that link Puebla de Pedraza and Sebúlcor in the fourth stage of the Camino de San Frutos, the provincial pilgrimage for the places related to the saintly hermit organized by the Provincial Council, through of its tourist agency Prodestur. In this new and penultimate installment, the pilgrims have gone through an itinerary of low difficulty. A different way of knowing the province through a Pilgrimage Route full of attractions and not exempt from spirituality.

One of the most deeply rooted activities that take place within the Segovia Week of Cooking events is the visit to different towns in the province, organized by Prodestur Turismo Segovia, the tourist agency of the Diputación. The route, which has been developed on Monday, has been attended by fifty hospitality entrepreneurs from the province.

Half a hundred hikers have been able to enjoy this Wednesday morning the attractive landscape of the wild pine forests of the Moros River Gorge in El Espinar, an activity organized by Prodestur with the ONCE Foundation. An accessible didactic excursion of low difficulty for the inside the Biosphere Reserve, in the Natural Park of the Sierra Norte de Guadarrama. The route had as particularity to look for the accessibility of people with visual disabilities in nature. For about three hours the participants have been able to enter these forests and know their most outstanding natural characteristics.

Prodestur Turismo Segovia continues to promote the tourist offer of the province in different contests. After attending the International Tourism Fair of the Kingdom of Navarra in February, the International Fair of Ornithological Tourism and, more recently, the B-Travel Fair of Barcelona, ​​the great tourism fair of experiences and travel bookings, now it is the turn of the Sevatur Fair, the Hall of Evasion and Tourism that is taking place in the Guipuzcoan town of Irún from Friday 29 from March to Sunday, 30.

Prodestur, the tourist body of the Diputación, is promoting in the B-Travel Fair of Barcelona, ​​the great fair of tourism of experiences and of reservations of trips, the tourist attraction of the province of Segovia. The contest takes place in Fira Barcelona, ​​the Montjuïc fairgrounds. It begins today Friday 22 of March and it is going to extend until next Sunday 24 of March.

The twenty-seventh Week of Cooking organized by the Industrial Association of Segovia Hostelers and in which the County Council collaborates will take place between March 26 and April 7. The event returns to its annual appointment serving as a point of reference and meeting of the sector, which dresses long to present its most representative gastronomic proposals. Thirteen restaurants, five of them from the province, make up the list of participants.

Prodestur Segovia, the Department of Tourism of the Provincial Council, has begun today the work of coordination between the directors of golf clubs in the province and tourism entrepreneurs in order to make the Segovian province the preferred destination for players and national and international golf players. For this they want to offer the possibility of designing, individually or in a group, a golf experience, combined with other tourist options, made to measure.

The National Union of Travel Agencies (UNAV) will hold its XXII Tourist Congress between 4 and 6 days in April, one of the national reference events in the tourism and travel sector. On this occasion, the event of the dean of the Spanish agencies will be held in Segovia, in the Juan Bravo Theater, a building characteristic of Spanish architecture at the beginning of the last century, which in October of 2018 celebrated its centenary and is managed by the Provincial Council of Segovia.

Among the promotional actions that are carried out to disseminate the province's tourism offer, Prodestur Segovia Turismo, the organism of the Provincial Council in charge of tourism management, will be present from 10 to 12 in February at the third edition of the Fairway Fair , III Forum of the Camino de Santiago, to be held in the Palace of Congresses and Exhibitions of Santiago de Compostela.

The province of Segovia already has another product with the Guarantee Brand: El chickpea de Valseca. The Control and Certification Unit of the Agricultural Technology Institute of Castilla y León (ITACYL) has validated the reports and arguments presented by the Prodestur laboratory with which it was justified that the vegetable met all the requirements to obtain the qualification. These were also accompanied by a proposal for use regulation for the brand that has also been ratified. The Garbanzo de Valseca joins other Segovian agricultural products that already have a qualifying figure such as the Garlic of Vallellado or the Judgment of La Granja.

The efforts made by the Film Commission, the Prodestur office responsible for matters related to the province's audiovisual tourism promotion, continue to bear fruit. The 2 of TVE premieres tomorrow 27 to the 19: 40 hours the international series 'Trails of the World' a co-production of RTVE and Orange Productions in which three characters travel routes around the world to visit dozens of roads and know their natural environment , the historical heritage at the foot of these trails. One of the six chapters of the series is dedicated to cycling the Natural Parks of the Hoces del Rio Duratón and Rio Riaza.

The Diputación de Segovia, has based the tourism offer that has presented Thursday at the International Tourism Fair of Madrid, FITUR, in elements arising from the Tourism Dynamization Plan: The emphasis on the Camino de Santiago and the enhancement of two new products, bicycle tourism and astrotourism. New deposits for the attraction of visitors for which the provincial institution, through its tourist agency Prodestur, bet decidedly.