The FITUR International Tourism Fair, which celebrates the 40th anniversary, takes place from 22nd to 26th of January in Madrid, in the Fiera de Madrid showroom. Deputy Mayor Jelka Tepsic participated in the discussion of the FiturTechY program on "Transformation of the Tourism Model: Sustainable Development Goals" at the fair. One of the panel discussions was devoted to the topic of Cruise Tourism and Destination Management.
The keynote discussion at FiturTechY was on destination management strategies, and Deputy Tepsic presented the Respect the City project and measures within the program that have changed destination management and achieved sustainable tourism, in cooperation with numerous partners, primarily by the international association of cruise societies CLIA. She also presented a project for measuring the sustainability of a destination, which is being implemented for Dubrovnik by the Global Council for Sustainable Tourism, in accordance with United Nations criteria, and the results will be the basis for further action in sustainable tourism measures.
CLIA Spain Director-General Alfredo Serrano, President of MedCruise Airam Diaz, United Nations Member of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Christopher Imbsen, Director of the Barcelona Tourism Office Xavier Sunol Ferrer and Manuel Lopez, Advisor at Grupo Intermundial participated in the same panel.
During the fair, Deputy Tepsic met with Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli and Croatian Tourist Board Director Kristijan Stanicic and held a working meeting with representatives of Jet2.com, who expressed interest in the details of the Respect the City project.