Award for the 'Avantgarde Tour', by Xavier Llobet and Marc Manzano
The G! Awards ceremony took place on December 11th. These awards are organized by the Costa Brava Girona Tourism Board to recognize the work and career of professionals in the tourism sector. The President of the Generalitat, Artur Mas, chaired the event.
In their 9th edition, the project 'Avantgarde Tour: Cadaques-Tossa de Mar' was awarded an honorable mention in the category of tourism research. Architects Xavier Llobet and Marc Manzano are the authors of the project.
This tour proposes to establish a geographic link between the towns that hosted avantgarde painters, filmmakers and architects. That is the case, for example, of Cadaques (Dali), Ceret (Picasso), Mont-Roig (Miro) or Tossa (Boelitz, Chagall, Benedict, etc). Catalonia was historically one of the cradles of the 20th century avantgardes, as well as a welcoming place for many foreign artists.
The G! Awards were created in 2005 by the Tourism Board of the Girona Region with the aim of recognizing and rewarding best tourism professionals in Girona. At the same time, they also intend to encourage the dissemination of the region's resources and tourist attractions, and to promote scientific knowledge of tourism activity.