The acting Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, will be present on November 4 and 5 at the World Travel Market (WTM) that will take place in London, one of the most important fairs in the world tourism market.

For Reyes Maroto, “the presence in London is always important, but this year is crucial, after the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook and the uncertainty of Brexit; For the Government, the British market is a priority, as it is the main international tourist issuing market, and the London fair is always an excellent showcase for the loyalty of the British visitor and for the promotion of Spain as a quality destination, with a diversified offer which has placed us in recent years as the most competitive country in the world in terms of tourism ”.

On Monday, November 4, the minister will start the day with a meeting with leaders of associations and major companies in the British tourism sector (ABTA, Jet2 & Jet2hotlidays, TUI Group, AITO, EasyJet, among others). Later you will visit the stands of Turespaña and the Autonomous Communities, local entities and Spanish institutions present in the enclosure. At noon, he will hold a meeting with Gari Cappelli, Minister of Tourism of Croatia, a country that assumes the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union on January 1.

In the afternoon you will attend an official reception offered by the Ambassador of Spain in the United Kingdom, Carlos Bastarreche, and visit the exhibition "Art, Design and Fashion Green Spain" promoted by the Communities that make up Green Spain.

On Tuesday, November 5, he will participate in the inauguration of the panel “Sustainability as the foundation of the Tourism Strategy of Spain”, together with the secretary general of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, and the president of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), Gloria Guevara.

The panel will be closed by the Secretary of State for Tourism, Isabel Oliver, who throughout the two days will also hold various work meetings, including with the Undersecretary of State of Art, Heritage and Tourism of the Government of the United Kingdom, Helen Whately

Provisional program and coverage forecast (London local time)

Monday, November 4

09:00 Working breakfast with businessmen from the British tourism sector. Iberian Canary Wharf (12 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf)
– The Ministry will provide images.

10:50 Arrival of the minister at the ExCel Exhibition Center (Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway)

11:00 Meeting with national and international media.
WTM-Turespaña Stand
– Open coverage.

11:30 Tour of the stands.
WTM-Stand area of ​​Spain
– Open coverage.

13:15 Working meeting with the President of the Government of the Balearic Islands, the President of the Government of the Canary Islands and the President of ABTA
WTM-Turespaña Stand
– Taking pictures (mute).

15:30 Working meeting with the Croatian Tourism Minister.
WTM-Turespaña Stand
– The Ministry will provide images.

18:30 Assistance to the reception at the Embassy of Spain and visit to the exhibition "Art, Design and Fashion Green Spain".
Embassy of Spain (39 Chesham Place)
– Open coverage.

Tuesday, November 5

10:30 Assistance to the opening of the panel “Sustainability as the foundation of the Tourism Strategy of Spain”
WTM-Turespaña Stand
– Open coverage.

Contacts for media:

World Travel Market:
Charo Hierro (Press Officer Secretary of State for Tourism – +34 660 527 941)
Ana María Bermúdez (Turespaña – ana.bermudez@tourspain.es / + 44 (0) 20 7317 2017)

Embassy of Spain in the United Kingdom:
Communication Office (londres@comunicacion.presidencia.gob.es / 020 7235 55 55)

Press office of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism:
Susana Gómez – Alejandro Beltrán (prensa@mincotur.es)



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