The acting Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, will visit on Monday and Tuesday the World Travel Market (WTM) that will take place in London, one of the most important fairs in the world tourism market.
As the minister herself explains in a press release, “the presence in London is always important, but this year is crucial, after the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook and the uncertainty of the 'Brexit'”.
In this regard, he adds that “for the Government, the British market is a priority, as it is the main international tourist issuing market, and the London fair is always an excellent showcase for the loyalty of the British visitor and for the promotion of Spain as a destination of quality, with a diversified offer that has placed us in recent years as the most competitive country in the world in terms of tourism ”.
On Monday, the minister will begin the day with a meeting with responsible for associations and companies of the British tourism sector (ABTA, TUI Group, AITO and EasyJet, among others). Later you will visit the stands of Turespaña and the autonomous communities, local entities and Spanish institutions present in the enclosure.
At noon, he will hold a meeting with Gari Cappelli, Minister of Tourism of Croatia, a country that assumes the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union on January 1. In the afternoon you will attend an official reception offered by the Spanish ambassador to the United Kingdom, Carlos Bastarreche, and visit the exhibition 'Art, Design and Fashion Green Spain' promoted by the communities that make up Green Spain.
On Tuesday he will participate in the inauguration of the panel 'Sustainability as the foundation of the Tourism Strategy of Spain', together with the secretary general of the World Tourism Organization (WTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, and the president of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC ), Gloria Guevara.
The panel will be closed by the Secretary of State for Tourism, Isabel Oliver, who throughout the two days will also hold various work meetings, including with the Undersecretary of State of Art, Heritage and Tourism of the Government of the United Kingdom, Helen Whately