Meetings among Volcanoes http://reunionsentrevolcans.turismeolot.cat/html/english.html is a project set up by Olot City Council aimed at attracting congresses, conventions and other types of events to the city.
Olot is the capital of the comarca of La Garrotxa www.turismegarrotxa.com and lies in the heart of the 40 volcanoes that are protected by the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park. It is an ideal place for meetings of all types given that the peaceful and bucolic surroundings to the city guarantee the quality and the success of any such event.
The project Meeting among Volcanoes is supported by 46 private companies of all types (accomodation, gastronomy, activities and services) which aim to develop this new product as a complement to the tourism in the area, mainly during the week.
Josep Capellà has presented the report written by the team of DCB Tourism and Local Development, with the collaboration of Carles Tubert www.etsassessors.com which analyses the present situation of the project, introduce some examples of interest being run in Europe and give some guidelines helping the partners to decide which are the activities to develop in the future.
The study has been presented during the annual meeting of the project, which has been held in one of the partner’s premises, Cooperativa La Fageda www.fageda.com, a well-known exemple of social initiative company in Catalunya.