The 1st FITUR 4all Awards Ceremony will take place to recognise the efforts of companies and destinations in the development of inclusive tourism.
MADRID – FITUR, in collaboration with IMPULSA IGUALDAD, creators of the accessible tourism brand TUR4all, have organised the FITUR 4Aall section, which is being held for the first time in 2024 with the aim of strengthening the quality, diversity and inclusion of the tourism offer.
Thanks to this synergy, the International Tourism Fair organised by IFEMA MADRID from 24 to 28 January 2024 will make it easier for people with accessibility needs to reach tourist destinations and services, with the aim of promoting accessible and inclusive tourism. A programme of round-table discussions on Thursday, 25 January in Hall 9 will thus put the latest trends in accessible tourism on display, and best practices in this field will be shared by leading experts.
This programme will be accompanied by the presentation of the first 2024 FITUR 4all Awards, which were created to recognise the commitments made and to publicise and encourage the development and promotion of accessibility in the tourism industry. These awards, organised by IMPULSA IGUALDAD in collaboration with FITUR, will be given in the same categories as the round-table discussions: national and international destinations, companies and organisations.
Full programme of FITUR 4all at N104 / Centro de Convenciones Norte
11:30 am – 11:40 am Presentation and opening ceremony
11:40 am – 12:00 pm International destinations round table
Ulrike Bonhet: German National Tourism Board Director in Spain & Portugal
Arturo Bravo, Colombia’s Vice-Minister of Tourism
Helena Pereira Ribeiro, Project Manager in the Supply and Promotion Department of the Portuguese Tourism Resources
Moderator: Ignacio Osorio, Managing Director of IMPULSA IGUALDAD
12:00 pm – 12:20 pm Companies/organisations round table
Isabel Novoa, President of ISTO
Igor Stefanovic, Technical Coordinator for Accessibility, Cultural Tourism and Indigenous Peoples at Ethics, Culture and Social Responsibility of UNWTO
Arantxa Hernández, Manager of Vías Verdes
Moderator: Francisco Sardón, President of IMPULSA IGUALDAD
12:20 pm – 12:40 pm Tourism companies round table
Enrique Espinel, COO Civitatis
Javier Sancho, Director of Sales Europe Hilton
María de Andrés, Head of Sustainability VECI
Moderator: Miguel Carrasco, Director of Inclusive Tourism at IMPULSA IGUALDAD and COO of TUR4all Travel
12:40 pm – 1:00 pm National destinations round table
Iván Gonzalez, Tourist Information Director of Madrid Destino
Lucho Pérez, Head of Tourist Accessibility at Visit Benidorm
Daniel Martinez Junquera, Director of Gijón Turismo
Moderator: María Hernández, Director of Communications and Marketing at IMPULSA IGUALDAD
1:00 pm 1st FITUR 4all Awards Ceremony and closing ceremony
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