The UIMP summer courses will include the summer course "Design and management of religious tourism destinations"


The Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP) announces the summer course "Design and Management of Religious Tourism Destinations", which will take place on July 11 and 12 at the Palacio de la Magdalena, Santander. This event will feature the special participation of Pilar Valdés Arroyo, Director General of the World Network of Religious and Spiritual Tourism Destinations, who will offer her vision and experience on the growing field of religious tourism.

Event Program

The course is designed to address the particularities of tourism in religious and spiritual destinations, and its capacity to generate significant economic and cultural impact. It is expected to be attended by academics, tourism professionals, destination managers and others interested in the development of this sector. The course agenda includes a series of lectures and panel discussions covering various aspects of religious tourism.

Thursday, July 11

Friday, July 12th

Pilar Valdés: a voice of leadership in Religious Tourism

The participation of Pilar Valdés Arroyo is one of the highlights of the event. As Director General of the Global Network of Religious and Spiritual Tourism Destinations, Valdés has been a key figure in the promotion and development of destinations that offer unique spiritual experiences. Her presentation will focus on strategies for designing and managing religious destinations, stressing the importance of the involvement of local communities and respect for sacred spaces.

Valdés has repeatedly emphasized that religious tourism is not only a source of income, but also an opportunity for the preservation of cultural heritage and the promotion of intercultural understanding. His intervention at the UIMP summer course promises to offer valuable insights and practical advice for professionals in the sector.

Registration and participation

Registrations for the course are open from April 8, 2024, and places are limited. Those interested can register through the UIMP website. This event is a unique opportunity to learn from experts in the field of religious and spiritual tourism, and to establish connections with other professionals in the sector.

The summer course "Design and Management of Religious Tourism Destinations" at the UIMP promises to be an enriching event, with the outstanding participation of Pilar Valdés Arroyo. Her experience and leadership in the Global Network of Religious and Spiritual Tourism Destinations will bring an invaluable perspective to attendees, encouraging the development of destinations that not only attract visitors, but also respect and value their cultural and spiritual heritage.

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