Tourism congress in Tenerife focuses on the achievement of excellence to overcome the economic crisis
Tenerife’s city hall will host next Tuesday the sixth edition of the tourism congress organized by the Tenerife Tourism Corporation that will include the tourist excellence awards ceremony.
The president of the Tenerife Tourism Corporation, Juan Manuel Bermúdez said that the congress will contribute to encourage the business community of the island to embrace excellence as a way to overcome the economic crisis.
The event that will take place at the city hall’s conference room will be entitled “Success cases and best practices in tourism”. The congress will start at 9:00 a.m. with the “Turismo de Tenerife 2010” awards ceremony that will award the companies Grupo Globalia, represented by its president Juan José Hidalgo, Expo-Grupo represented by Antonio Mestre, and the CIT (tourist initiative centres) of the island.
Mr. Bermudez highlighted the work of Hidalgo in the management of Air Europa and Travelplan – first Spanish tour operator in Tenerife. “He is a strategic ally for the island, running several hospitality businesses in Tenerife such as the Orotava Palace”.
The tourist councillor remarked the contribution of Mr. Mestre as well, commenting that “he is one of the forerunners of tourist change in Tenerife South towards excellence”. A good example of this is the Mediterranean Palace, the first five stars hotel in the south of Tenerife and the “Pirámides de Arona” events centre as well.
With regards to the CITs, Mr. Bermúdez said that they are invaluable partners in tourist promotion, fostering the number of tourists in municipalities with few bed-spaces thanks to the Infoten offices, a network of tourist information offices that provide comprehensive information about Tenerife’s tourist offer.
The schedule for this “VI Congreso de Turismo de Tenerife” includes a conference by Juan Manuel Bermúdez and the manager of the Tenerife Tourism Corporation Mr. Alberto Bernabé, as well as the vice-president of the hotel chain AC, Raimon Martínez-Fraile, who will be giving a talk about “Excellence as a tool to overcome the crisis”.
Likewise, the CEO of Design Innovation for Milan and Las Palmas, Mr. Carmelo Di Bartolo, will give a talk about perceived quality in the hospitality industry.
Some success cases that will be presented during this congress include coaching as human resources management strategy, the Turisferia cluster, Loro Parque and Monje winery.