Turismo de Galicia has been participating yesterday and until tomorrow, Sunday October 16, in the 6th World Trails Conference which is being held this year in Tottori, Japan, and is the first conference being held outside Korea.
This international meeting brings together representatives of routes throughout the world in order to debate on the development and preservation of these routes. Through this conference, organisation, associations of pilgrimage routes and companies share information and experiences.
Within the framework of the event, the meeting of the Committee of the World Trails Network, which the Way of Saint James forms part of, will be held.
In addition, the congress will include sessions dedicated to health, the cultural heritage and nature. Turismo de Galicia will participate with a report by the
Head of the Culture Area of the Xacobeo, Francisco Singul, on the history and values of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
In 2015, a total of 1,197 of the pilgrims who stamped their Compostelas were from Japan. During this year, this figure is increasing and up to now in 2016 Japanese pilgrims amounting to 1,205 have already arrived in Galicia, which supposes an increase of 18.95% as compared to the same period in 2015.