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23th and 24th November 2023

XI International Tourism Forum Maspalomas Costa Canaria.

The Maspalomas Costa Canaria International Tourism Forum shall host its 11th Edition on 23th and 24th November 2023.

Continuity of this event is the best evidence of a summoning success which gathers hundreds of tourism specialists and professionals in the main tourist municipality of Gran Canaria on an annual basis. Organised by the Town Hall of St. Bartolomé de Tirajana, the Island Council of Gran Canaria and the University of Las Palmas of Gran Canaria, through its Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism Management, offers the ideal framework to analyze trends, exchange opinions and experiences regarding the main issues and solutions of this industry.

We are convinced that all of us who have to do directly and indirectly with tourism will draw conclusions and reflections of interest to apply in our fields of action, both professional and academic. Thank you for your participation!

Dr. Juan Manuel Benítez del Rosario
President of the 11th Edition of the Maspalomas Costa Canaria International Tourism Forum


The 11th Maspalomas Costa Canaria International Tourism Forum shall count with the collaboration of the World Tourism Organization and shall host several parallel events: Discussion sessions, a Gastroforum and a Scientific Conference: “Challenges and Opportunities for the Tourism Sector”. This Scientific Conference shall also count with the collaboration of the Université Ibn Zohr (Agadir, Morocco), the Polytechnic Institute of Setubal (Portugal), the Tourism Intelligence Forum (t-Forum) –an institution with the aim of uniting theory and practice of Tourism through the transfer of knowledge-, the Abdelmalek Essaâdi University, and the Spanish Universities of Cádiz, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga, La Laguna, Pablo Olavide and Seville, through their respective Faculties of Economics, Business Administration and Tourism of Andalusia, the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla (ADE2CA) as well as with the Ibero-American Council of Deans of Business and Economic Sciences (CONIDECE, Consejo Iberoamericano de Decanos y Decanas de Ciencias Económico-Empresariales) in which the following countries participate: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Discussion sessions.

Discussion sessions shall include round tables with experts and professionals from all over the world, a scientific congress gathering a hundred speakers (both national and international experts) commenting their researches, and a Gastroforum with cooking professionals that shall offer both tasting sessions and master classes.

Tourinews Awards 2023.

In this edition, the Tourinews Awards 2023: “THE VALUE OF TOURISM” will be presented. The aim of these awards is to identify, recognise and publicise those companies, professionals and organisations that have served or serve as an example and inspiration to all those involved in the tourism industry.

Atlantic Award.

Once again this year, the Maspalomas Costa Canarias International Tourism Forum and the Atlantic Chair of Gastronomy are promoting the ATLANTIC AWARD for gastronomy and tourism, in its different modalities. The award is conceived as a recognition or prize, generally honorary, which is given to someone for their merits or for having provided certain services.

Our team.

Dr. Juan Manuel
Benítez del Rosario


Dra. Claudia
Breede Eyzaguirre

Technical secretariat

Dr. Antonio
González Molina