The Andalusian Public Foundation ‘The Legacy of al-Andalus’ keeps on delivering the training sessions designed for the partners of the Umayyad Project, funded by the ENPI CBC Med program. The first training sessions took place in Faro (Portugal), Tripoli (Lebanon) and Amman (Jordan), the last one till now has taken place in Tunis (Tunisia).
In the Tunisian capital, the event took place at the headquarters of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), where many cultural and tourist stakeholders of the country met. The training course has been organized by the Tunisian project partners, Liaisons Méditerranéennes, the Italo-Tunisian Chamber of Commerce and, the international organization, ALECSO.
In Tunisia, the Director of ALECSO's Culture Department, Dr. Hayet Guettat welcomed the attendants on behalf of the General Director of the pan-Arab organization, Mr. Abdallah Hamad Muhareb. Then, the Tunisian partners presented the actions that they undertake for the implementation of the project in the country. Mr. Juan Manuel Cid, as a Tourism expert in the Foundation “The Legacy of al-Andalus”, the project leader, explained the Foundation's experience in the management of cultural routes and itineraries. After the presentation the attendees participated in the debate on cultural tourism.
The project has attracted considerable interest in Tunisia since it is a pretty new experience in this country. In this sense, the Umayyad Route is seen as a pilot project for future cultural tourism projects.
Through these training sessions, the Foundation “The Legacy of al-Andalus” works on the involvement of different local public stakeholders in the realization, dissemination and promotion of cultural routes. Meanwhile, the working method used for the design of the Umayyad Route in Andalusia has been explained. Thus, during the sessions, the Foundation laid emphasis on the transfer of good practices in the materialization of cultural tourism routes in Andalusia that connect a valued legacy with other kind of touristic resources such as gastronomy, nature, adventure tourism, etc.