Iberostar bringing German travel agents on the first flight to Fuerteventura

2020/06/24 07:20:04 Written by Canarian Weekly Business

This Sunday the Fuerteventura Town Council and Tourist Board, in collaboration with the tour operator, Schauinsland, and the Iberostar Group will welcome 150 travel agents from Schauinsland Reisen who will fly with Condor Airlines, on the first international flight to land in Fuerteventura after the state of alarm.

The agents, together with German media and executives of both companies, will be staying at the Iberostar Selection Fuerteventura Palace hotel, which is not yet open to tourists.

During their stay, they will get to see first-hand the sanitary and security measures implemented by the Mallorcan hotel group.

As part of the travel experience, guests will be offered the chance to have a Covid-19 quick test before boarding, thanks to the collaboration between the Fuerteventura Tourist Board and a major German laboratory. In the case of testing positive, they would not be allowed to travel.

This is the first experience of its kind to be carried out at a German airport, thanks to the collaboration of Condor, Düsseldorf Airport, Iberostar Hotels, and Schauinsland.

The flight, which departs from Düsseldorf and in which Moisés Jorge Naranjo, director of the Fuerteventura Tourist Board, will travel, will be received upon arrival at the Fuerteventura airport by a representation of regional and local authorities, and members of the Iberostar Group.

These include the President of the Canary Islands Government, Ángel Víctor Torres; Blas Acosta, President of the Fuerteventura Council; Sebastián Franquis, the Minister of Transport for the Canary Islands; Juan Jiménez, the mayor of Puerto del Rosario; Domingo Fuentes, Insular Director of the Government Delegation; the CEO Schauinsland Reisen, Gerald Kassner, and for Iberostar, Miguel Fluxá, president of the Group, and the vice president & CEO, Sabina Fluxá, among others.

During the afternoon, the hotel chain, the Cabildo de Fuerteventura, Schauinsland Reisen and Condor Airlines, will offer a press conference at Iberostar Selection Fuerteventura Palace to share with the German and Canarian media an analysis on the start-up of the sector and the season forecasts for tourism.

With a staggered schedule of openings, the return of Grupo Iberostar "transforms the experience and learning of COVID-19 into an opportunity to rebuild a more responsible, sustainable and resilient tourism sector," says the Cabildo president in a statement.

The Mallorcan company has collaborated for this, with institutions such as the World Tourism Organization, the World Economic Forum and One Planet,l among others, and are "the main Spanish tourism company involved in this process."

The company begins the staggered reopening of its hotels in Spain and Europe from now.
In the Canary Islands, the hotel chain plans the first opening for tourists on July 1st: the Iberostar Selection Fuerteventura Palace. And this will be followed by Iberostar Selection Anthelia, in Tenerife, a few days later.