RIMINI (ITALPRESS) – The Director of the Department Filippo Francini and the Director of the Tourism Office Nicoletta Corbelli attended the opening ceremony and received a visit inside the San Marino exhibition area by the Italian Minister of Tourism Massimo Garavaglia, of the ‘Councilor for Tourism of the Emilia-Romagna Region Andrea Corsini and the newly elected Mayor of Rimini Jamil Sadegholvaad.
The TTG Travel Experience, the international reference fair event and strategic meeting point for all companies and institutions dealing with tourism products, opened its doors this morning at the Rimini Fair. This morning’s Opening Ceremony was attended by the Director of the Culture and Tourism Department Filippo Francini and the Director of the Tourist Office Nicoletta Corbelli for the Republic of San Marino.
“The GDP of Italian tourism is starting to grow again, for an estimated value of 13% -14%, as it was before the pandemic. But if we think that in Emilia Romagna it is worth more than 15%, it can certainly grow much more at the national level, ”said Massimo Garavaglia, Italian Minister of Tourism in his opening speech.
Following the opening ceremony, the delegation of the Republic of San Marino received a visit from the same Minister Garavaglia at its exhibition area, who received how strategic is the relationship between San Marino and the neighboring regions for the growth of the entire territorial sector. “Precisely for this reason I support open the TTT – Territorial Table, a project that Turistico under its own acronym the State of San Marino, two Italian Regions (Marche and Emilia-Romagna), 116 neighboring regions and the nine San Marino Castles – and I have also discussed in past meetings with the Secretary Federico Pedini Amati of a small dream, that is to reactivate the white-blue train, even if only for a short stretch of its historical journey of the past ”.
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Following this meeting, the Councilor for Tourism of the Emilia-Romagna Region Andrea Corsini and the newly elected Mayor of Rimini Jamil Sadegholvaad visited the exhibition area of the Republic of San Marino, confirming that they want to intensify tourist collaboration relations as soon as possible. with the Republic.
The San Marino delegation then moved to the Visit-Greece exhibition site, to meet the Deputy Secretary General of the Hellenic Tourist Board Konstantinos Zikos and Dr. Kyriaki Boulasidou, Director of Visit-Greece. The occasion was propitious to execute the cooperation agreement in the tourism sector signed last June with the ex-Greek Minister of Tourism Haris Theoharis. In particular, during the early 2022, the possibility of organizing two events aimed at promoting tourist destinations in both territories was evaluated.
The intense day of the visit to the exhibition pavilion of one of the industrial excellences of the San Marino area, the Colombini Group, will meet. Together with the Marketing Area Director Alessandro Menghi, we discussed how to create common initiatives that can enhance and upgrade San Marino accommodation facilities and thus improve the tourist offer.