Delegates arrive today in Tenerife to hopefully class island as 'safe destination'
The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) delegation aboard the test flight, will arrive in Tenerife today and the H10 Costa Adeje Palace will be the first destination of a five-day trip where participants, from the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Denmark will enjoy a complete program prepared by Turismo de Tenerife (TdT).
The island councillor for Tourism of the Tenerife Cabildo, José Gregorio Martín, will welcome the passengers of the promotional flight of the UNWTO which is composed of two validators of the international organization, and twenty journalists from five European countries, who will be accompanied by a representative of the Canary Islands project 'Canarias Fortaleza'.
Martín will accompany them at a dinner that will take place at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace, where the first case of coronavirus was detected on the island and led to the isolation of the hotel.
"It is a success story that is worth remembering, and that values the work done and the implementation of health protocols," he said while explaining that it will highlight "the intense campaign of promotion and connectivity" that is carried out from the Cabildo so that the arrival of international tourists grows.
The hotel will be the first destination of a five-day trip in which the participants will enjoy a complete program prepared by TdT, which will end with a presentation by David Pérez, in which they will have the opportunity to learn about the protection measures for tourist security in hotel establishments, public transport, and restaurants.
Pérez assured that the objective is for them to know the initiatives in which the organization works "and that make Tenerife a differentiated destination due to its complete and diverse activities on offer."
"We also want them to verify 'in situ' that our establishments comply with the established protocols so that they can share an unforgettable experience," he said.
In their itinerary they will visit the Institute of Renewable Energies (ITER), where they will be able to discover bioclimatic houses, their different projects in the field of sustainability and the Tenerife HPC supercomputer.
Las Vistas beach, in Arona, a reference for its commitment to accessibility, will be another of the visits scheduled for Thursday, which will include a visit to the Teide National Park and stargazing.
On Friday, the group will travel to the capital where a tour of Calle de La Noria, Mercado Nuestra Señora de África, TEA and MUNA will enable them to get to know some of the main attractions of Santa Cruz.
They will then go up by tram to La Laguna, where a guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage city awaits them.
On Saturday they will have the opportunity to get to know a traditional winery on the island, in addition to attending a mojo workshop, and then spend Sunday learning about different trails in the north of the island.