New guide to help promote tourism in the North throughout the year.
"Villages of Portugal" is a new guide to "combat tourism seasonality" and promote "local economy" that Tourism of Porto and North of Portugal (TPNP) and the Tourism Village Association (ATA) launched later this month of March.
The publication presents 80 villages of Portugal over about 100 pages and reveals those rural areas as a "unique and inimitable tourism product", "personalized" and that values hospitality", "leisure" and "traditions", according to a statement from TPNP.
"This project is an excellent bet to combat seasonality, increase the average stay and bring added value to our public and private partners, with the dynamism of the local economy," argues the president of the northern institution, Melchior Moreira.
Ana Paula Xavier, from ATA states that the villages of the northern region have local "a scenic beauty and memorable architectural wealth." "Over the last ten years, we have promoted an important effort in the integrated and sustainable development of tourism in rural areas, the enhancement of local resources and products and the preservation of culture and heritage of the countryside," concludes.