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MR&H 2015 WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!
The Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum concludes its first edition in Madrid from November, 9th to 11th. More than 320 leaders from the industry gathered at NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding to share their views and data on Tourism and Hotel Real Estate's hottest topics.
Taleb Rifai, Secretary General, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) started the first session highlighting the role of tourism as a global driver: “Tourism is the way XXI citizens enjoy life and it has become not just a leisure activity, but a fundamental human right”. From Rifai's perspective, tourism not only helps to create employment and develop infrastructures but also contributes to social integration. In his speech, he emphasised that more than 340 million tourists chose a Mediterranean destination for their holiday in 2014 and he spoke about challenges and opportunities in the Mediterranean: “The Mediterranean must diversify and attract tourists from Asia and Latin America, providing visas more efficiently. In addition, we must face the challenge of maintaining the leadership and at the same time keep the sustainability of the coast. There are great opportunities in the region, as long as we will be able to improve the safety while we keep hospitality towards tourists”. He ended his speech highlighting the Mediterranean as the tourist centre of the world.
Thank you to all the speakers, sponsors, attendees, supporters and media partners that made the first MR&H a huge success.
Details of MR&H 2016 will be announced soon. Click here to register your interest and we'll keep you up to date with the programme as it develops.
Ahead of the conference Jonathan Worsley recently caught up with Daniel Levine, Director at The Avant-Guide Institute. Daniel is one of the world's best-known trends experts and will join us at MR&H to tell us What guests want... and how to give it to them, as well as the top trends driving Mediterranean hospitality into the next decade.