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The Douro Valley invests in the promotion of excellence in tourism and sustainable development

Portugal Global | 18-05-2010 | General, Regions
Over the next two and a half years, investment in the promotion of excellence in tourism and sustainable development in the Douro Valley Region will be achieved through the execution of 25 projects in areas such as tourist signs, river tourism, environmental heritage, rural and local development, historical and cultural heritage, qualification of human resources, innovation and knowledge in tourism.
The investment of 30 million Euros, supported by the North Portugal Regional Operational Programme 2007/2013, materializes the priorities of the Plan for Touristic Development of Douro Valley.

The value of the investment will be applied to the rehabilitation of the Pinhão Wharf and its infrastructure, in projects that stimulate river tourism, in the rehabilitation of the historical center of Trevões village (integrated on the Douro’s wine villages network), in the construction of a Museum to honor Miguel Torga, a recognized writer of the region, in the improvement of a Douro Valley Monuments Network through recovery and conservation activities and in the selection of new monuments open to tourism.

Besides these projects, the construction of the Aplication Hotel and the Centre of Excellence in Gastronomy and Wines of the Hotel School and Douro Tourism, based in Lamego, also receives the support of the structural funds.


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