Round Tables

LECTURE

Lecture Title

Speaker 

Ana Larrañaga – Directora de FITUR

TRAVELING MOTIVATIONS OF THE LGBT COLLECTIVE

LGBT tourism represents a segment which is experiencing one of the highest increases among tourism industry. Due to their expense levels and dynamism, many destinations are making strong efforts in order to attract this type of tourists. But what are their traveling motivations? What do they expect from a destination?

 

Moderator

Yolanda Perdomo. Directora del Programa de Miembros Afiliados de la OMT

Speakers

  • Juan Pedro Tudela Co-fundador, junto con David Martín, de la marca de Consultoría Diversity Consulting International. Estudio Derecho y Económicas en la Universidad Pontificia Comillas.
  • David Martín Co-fundador de Consultoría Diversity Consulting International. Graduado en la Universidad de Viena en Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales Europeas.
  • Juan Juliá Presidente del Comité Directivo de IGLTA, la Asociación Internacional de Turismo LGBT más reconocida a nivel mundial.
  • Margarita Alonso Doctora. Directora General de la Fundación IE y profesora del Centro de Diversidad de IE Business School.
  • Roberto de la Fuente Responsable del departamento de Turismo LGTB en Viajes El Corte Inglés.

21ST CENTURY HOTEL CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVES

Hotels are no longer simple accommodation sites. These have become spaces for resting, sharing, eating, practicing sports and enjoying. Some of them are even destinations on their own. Hence, attracting a 21st Century tourist to different tourist lodgings has become a real competition, in which each site tries to confer an identity of its own to its premises. This requires innovation and overcoming important challenges related to economic and energy efficiency in terms of management.

Moderator

Nicolás Villalobos Director General del Grupo Cordial. Licenciado en Derecho y Licenciado en Ciencias Empresariales.

Speakers

HEALTH TOURISM

Hospitals, clinics, spas, health insurers, and specialized clusters try to profit from this new gold mine: tourism. The combination of health and tourism produces an annual world turnover of 75,000 million €. However, this concept comprehends a range of different activities, going from relaxing services within hotels or in specific wellness centers, to surgeries with their more or less extended postoperative periods. Many destinations are specializing themselves in one or several activities or medical disciplines, yet a significant growth potential lies ahead for this industry. 

Moderator

Mónica Figuerola Martín Directora Gerente de SPAINCARES.

Speakers

WEIGHT OF TOURISM MUNICIPALITIES ON THE CANARY ECONOMY

Tourism is the main driving force of the Canary economy. Despite this fact, roles played by their main tourism municipalities in terms of Canary social, political and economic structures do not always correspond to their real weight. Five municipalities have taken decisive steps to unite in order to defend their common interests. Leaving aside their differences, names and islands, St Bartolomé de Tirajana, Adeje, Mogán, Arona and Guía de Isora have agreed to coordinate their actions and qualify their destinations in healthy competition terms. Hence, these municipalities demand an improvement of their infrastructures, equipment, a better integration of tourists and residents, and above all, an active participation in the preparation and implementation of future tourism strategies.

Moderator

José Luis Zoreda de la Rosa Chief Executive Officer, Exceltur.

Speakers

SOCIAL PERCEPTION OF TOURISM: A MORE AWARE GENERATION

Students from different private and public Canary schools, directly related or not with tourism, shall present several group works concerning their social perception of tourism. This initiative, first launched during our past forum edition, draw the attention of both public and speakers, also achieving a great success due to both its innovation and the quality of students’ presentations. The Town Council of St. Bartolomé de Tirajana and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria foster this campaing for non-university training with the clear aim of contributing to form a more aware generation in terms of tourism value and importance

Moderator

Marcelo Risi  Jefe de Prensa de la Secretaría General Iberoamericana (SEGIB) desde 2015. Anteriormente ocupó el mismo cargo en la Organización Mundial del Turismo (OMT) de las Naciones Unidas

Schools

  • IES ARGUINEGUIN – Gran Canaria
  • C.I.F.P.  SAN CRISTOBAL – Gran Canaria
  • IES JOSÉ ZERPA – Gran Canaria
  • COLEGIO HEIDELBERG – Gran Canaria
  • CEIPS NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LAS NIEVES – Gran Canaria
  • COLEGIO INTERNACIONAL COSTA ADEJE – Tenerife

EXPERT PANEL: PUBLISHING IN REFEREED JOURNALS -The Whats, Hows and Whys.

This Conference is included within the 4th Tourism Forum of Maspalomas Costa Canaria.

The aim of this Conference is to provide an international forum for scholars, researchers, professionals and students to discuss different aspects of trends, challenges, competitiveness and innovation of island destinations, as well as to promote multidisciplinary cooperation relationships between scholars and tourism industry.

Moderador

 

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