MALLORCA has offered to host the next World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) events.
Island government president Catalina Cladera suggested the idea to UNWTO secretary general Zurab Pololikashvili in a videoconference meeting this week, in which Secretary of State for Tourism Bel Oliver, and Mallorca’s Tourism and Sport councilllor also took part.
Cladera told Pololikashvili that the island boasts a high standard of infrastructure for staging events.
The Consell de Mallorca reported that both UNWTO and the Secretary of State expressed interest in collaborating and carrying out initiatives from October onwards.
The Mallorca authorities also invited UNWTO and the Tourism Ministry to the island’s Sustainable Tourism and Safety events this autumn.
The talks covered the projects which the administration is currently negotiating with the organisation, among them the entry of the Mallorca Tourism Foundation as an associated member to represent the island. Cladera explained the progress on obtaining the UNTWO.QUEST quality and excellence certificate.
Also under discussion were the goals set out in the island government’s 2020-2023 Strategic Tourism Plan to promote the sector, which have been redefined in the face of the Covid-19 crisis.
A further topic was Mallorca’s candidacy for the World Sustainable Tourism Observatory.