The Adeje mayor held a brief meeting with the new Spanish tourism minister

The meeting took place during the first day of Fitur, the Spanish tourism trade fair

24 january 2024
Adeje mayor  José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, held a brief meeting today, Wednesday 24th January, with the new Minister of Tourism, Jordi Hereu, during the Spanish International Tourism Fair (Fitur) which is taking place this week in Madrid. Hereu visited the Canary Islands stand where he took time to talk to the Adeje maoyor who n turn invited him to hold a working meeting in the coming months and invited him to visit one of Spain's leading tourist destinations.
During the first day of the trade fair, Rodríguez Fraga said, "one of the great challenges we have is to achieve an enriching coexistence because if we live better, if we develop our culture better, if we have better jobs, we will be a better tourism destination. If tourism does not generate welbeing and wealth, it is useless".
Costa Adeje's agenda at Fitur, with the added presence of Adeje's tourism councillor Patricia Paulsen Fölling, and territorial planning councillor Manuel Luis Mendez,  is structured in four areas, meetings with key players in the tourism sector, attending events and presentations as well as maintaining contact with future investment companies while promoting the destination at the stand of the International Fair.  The delegation also attended the inauguration of Fitur today by H.M. King Felipe VI, as well as the presentation of the Canary Islands stand.
During the morning, the mayor of Adeje led the presentation of the Association of Tourist Municipalities (AMTC) as president of the association, accompanied by Onalia Bueno, mayor of Mogán, Manuel Domínguez, vice president of the Canary Islands Government, and Jésica de León, regional tourism minister.   The delegation were also, along with the director of Telefónica in the Canary Islands, Juan Flores, present at the signing of the contract for the implementation of the Canary Green project, decarbonisation of the destinations to be carried out by the 13 municipalities of the AMTC.
The municipalities that make up the AMTC play a key role as economic drivers in the Canary Islands, and their contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the region is significant, exceeding 35%, and totalling €16,000 million euros in 2018, equivalent to 11.1% of the national GDP.