2007 Seville

  International Tourist Guide Day

19 – 22 FEBRUARY 2007  

organized by APIT Seville – the Tourist Guides’ Association of Seville

19 February 2007

17:30     Opening Ceremony of the Conference by Francisco Bendala Pavón, President of APIT Seville

18:00     Discussion – Talk on “The Role and Importance of the Tourist Guide in the Tourism Sector”

                Led by   Mr Francisco Obregón  Rojano, Tourism in Seville delegate for the Province

                                Mr Enrique Rodríguez Contreras, Manager of Prodetur

                                Mr Alfonso Rodriguez Gómez de Celis, delegate from  Seville’s City Council

19:30     Discussion – Talk on “The Tourist Guides’ Profession as seen from the Outside”

                Led by   Mr Manuel Rey, Manager of Seville’s Tourism Consortium

                                Mr Antonio Távora, President of the Association of  Travel Agencies of Seville

                                Mr Manuel Otero, President of the Association of Hoteliers of Seville                    

                                Mr José Joaquín Cortés, Vice President of the Hospitality Association of Seville

(Meetings will take place in the conference room of the Círculo Mercantil e Industrial de Sevilla, on Sierpes street number 65 – Seville)  

20 FEBRUARY 2007

 18:00     Lecture “New Archaeological Discoveries in the City of Seville”

Lecturer: Mr Fernando Amores, Professor of the Department of Prehistory & Archaeology of the University of Seville

19:30     Discussion – Talk on “The Role of Tourist Guides in  Monuments”

Led by   Mr José María Cabeza, Director of the Reales Alcázares de Sevilla (the royal citadel)

                *Mr Francisco Navarro, Canon of the Cathedral of Seville

                *Mr Antonio Álvarez Rojas, Director of the Gallery of Art in Seville (Bellas Artes)

                *Mrs Sandra Rodríguez de Guzmán, Director of the Italic Archaeological Group

(Meetings will take place in the conference room of the Círculo Mercantil e Industrial de Sevilla, on Sierpes street number 65 – Seville)

21 FEBRUARY 2007  “International Tourist Guide Day”

10:30     Press Conference

o        Introduction to the Association – APIT Seville

o        2006 outcomes and balance

o        Position of  and Issues within the guild

o        Plans for the future

(This event will take place in the conference room of Prodetur, situated in the Plaza del Triunfo – no number)

16:00     Guided visit for disabled groups to the Reales Alcázares and the district of Santa Cruz. Meet at the foot of the Giralda.

20:00     Night-time visit to the Reales Alcázares followed by cocktails and the presentation of the Ist “Tourist Guides – APIT Seville” Prize to the former councillor for Tourism, Mr Paulino Plata Cánovas

                Also an Honorary Mention for  Mr Celestino Domínguez Sánchez, as the longest serving guide in the city of Seville

 22 FEBRUARY 2007

 18:00     Lecture “The Importance of the Voice to the Tourist Guide – Practical Advice”

                Lecturer: Mrs Balbina Roldán, Head od Speech Therapy in the Audiology Centre

19:30     Lecture on Christopher Columbus

                Lecturer: Mrs Consuelo Varela, researcher of the CSIC in the School of Hispanic American Studies of Seville

(Meetings will take place in the conference room of the Círculo Mercantil e Industrial de Sevilla, on

Sierpes street number 65 – Seville)

 

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