De-seasonalization, concessions and territorial identity will be some of the themes at the center of the meeting scheduled for 2 July in Trecastagni.
De-seasonalization, liberalization of bathing concessions and territorial identity will be just some of the issues at the center of the General States of Etna tourism, scheduled for next 2 July at the Belvedere in Trecastagni (CT). The event, organized by the regional and provincial coordinators of the Brothers of Italy and by the Group of European Conservatives and Reformists, will see the participation of a rich parterre of guests including entrepreneurs, trade associations, economic operators and representatives of national and regional institutions. A unique opportunity to take stock of the state of the art, after two years dramatically marked by the pandemic, and to share new policy directions. Alberto Cardillo, coordinator of the Province of Catania of FdI, and Alfio Daniele Pittera, will open the works at 2.30 pm, after the institutional greetings of the mayor and the councilor for tourism of Trecastagni, respectively Giuseppe Messina and Edmondo Pappalardo, will be Alberto Cardillo, coordinator of the Province of Catania of FdI, and Alfio Daniele Pittera, member of the national tourism department of FdI. There will be four tables around which the speakers will discuss tourism, declined in its various facets: from the cultural one to the mountain one, from the religious one to the naturalistic one, from the congress and sporting one to the seaside one. On the other hand, the wealth and variety of the Etna area represent extraordinary strengths for designing future scenarios.
“In recent years we have worked a lot on promoting quality tourism – explains Salvo Pogliese, coordinator of Eastern Sicily of Fratelli d’Italia – capable of giving Catania and its province new opportunities for economic growth, also through some innovative initiatives such as regulations on congress, sports and school tourism. The extraordinary data on the preference of tourists certify the good work done so far, also for the important contribution made by our party, which has the responsibility of running the Tourism Department of the regional government. Certainly the day of 2 July will be very useful – concludes Pogliese – to compare the operators of the sector and our administrators, at all levels, also being able to share best practicefor example, with the Tourism Councilors of Lombardy and Liguria “.
At 3 pm, Senator Tiziana Drago, the ex-councilor for Culture of Catania, Barbara Mirabella, and the councilor for tourism of Misterbianco, Dario Moscato, will speak about Culture of tourism. Space also for religious and naturalistic tourism, with the presentation of volumes by Salvatore Puglisi, former first citizen of Linguaglossa, and by Giuseppe Riggio, journalist. Etna, Unesco heritage, and mountain tourism will be at the center, at 4 pm, of the meeting that will see speakers, among others, Lara Magoni, Lombardy Tourism Councilor, Sandro Pappalardo, member of the Board of Enit, Agenzia national tourism organization, Nico Torrisi, president of Federalberghi Catania, Carlo Caputo, president of the Etna Park, Giovanna Candura, president of the Board of the Sac, and Marta Schifone, head of the professions department of the Brothers of Italy. At 5.30 pm spotlights on Youth, sport and congresses – Between sea and volcano. Gianluca Caramanna, national head of the tourism department, Gaetano Galvagno, member of the ARS, Massimiliano Giammusso, mayor of Gravina di Catania, Sergio Parisi, councilor for sport of Catania, Giovanni Magni, entrepreneur active in the sports sector, Angelo Musmeci, will confront each other. president of the Asi Catania Committee, and Salvo Pogliese, coordinator of the Brothers of Italy in Eastern Sicily.
Finally, seaside tourism, between the Bolkestein decree and the crisis, will be discussed at the last of the technical tables at 7 pm. The speakers will be Gianni Berrino, Liguria Regional Tourism Councilor, Manlio Messina, Sicily Regional Tourism Councilor, Fausto Orsomarso, Calabria Regional Tourism Councilor, Riccardo Zucconi, member of the Tourism Commission at the Chamber of Deputies, Paolo Battiato, deputy national president of the Base Balneare union, Mario Fazio, president of the Etna Beaches association, and Alberto Cardillo, provincial coordinator of Fratelli d’Italia Catania. The meeting will be closed by the MEP Raffaele Stancanelli. “Fratelli d’Italia is the party of the territory, of the company and of those who want to exploit the potential of the Sicily system as a whole – declares Alberto Cardillo – The States General of Etna Tourism will be a useful step to put together ideas and the known how of the operators of the sector and of those who in Fratelli d’Italia are involved in the institutions, to ensure that tourism can truly be a driving force for economic growth for our land. A very rich parterre with a dense program from which good practices and ideas can come out to make the promotion of Etna and Sicily better ”.