FMHOY - Fuerteventura
FMHOY - Fuerteventura
A new stage started in November for three centres of Fuerteventura's Cabildo's Museum Network, when Proasur started managing the three most important centres of cultural tourism of Fuerteventura: The Interpretation Centre of Los Molinos in Tiscamanita, the Majorero Cheese Museum and the Salt Museum of Salinas del Carmen.
Proasur will now open those three centres seven days a week all year round with longer openings hours also. This means a better cultural offer for the island that received over 1.700.000 tourists since the beginning of the year. In addition to managing those centres, Proasur will carry out the remodelling of the museums and will renovate the restaurant facilities and shops of all three centres.
The completion for the museum remodelling is estimated for the end of the first trimester of 2018, whereas the renovation of the restaurants such as the Great Restaurant of the Cheese Museum will be ready in approximately 9 months. Proasur aims at minimising the impact on the opening hours during the phase of remodelling of the museums.
Proasur will manage those centres for twelve years. During that period, the main objectives of that company are:
- Promoting the island heritage and its interpretation
- Influence the visits in each area
- Improve and complete the experience of visitors
- Integrate foreign visitors to the local population, following the concept of Territorial Museum
- Promote the cultural tourism of the island
- Increase the diffusion and access channels by using adequate distribution and integration: Internet and websites, reservations central department, tour operators and specialised agents...
- Promote territorial balance by taking advantage of the advantages that come from the better tourism development of the interior areas (compared to coastal areas) and the implantation of cultural and leisure activities
- Improve the centres' durability and competitiveness
- Improve the turnover of local businesses related to tourism
Proasur already has experience on the island as, in 2012, they designed, produced and set up the Majorero Cheese Museum.