Message of the Minister of Tourism of the Government of Andorra

H.E. Mr. Francesc Camp Torres

Minister of Tourism of the Principality of Andorra

First of all, I would like to thank everyone who has accompanied us throughout these nine editions of the World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism. In 1998, Escaldes-Engordany decided to lead the way and undertook this initiative with the support of the Government and other city councils of Andorra, as well as the World Tourism Organization.

Over the past 20 years, we have organised talks on topics of interest related to mountain tourism, always being sure to adapt to the context at the time and selecting themes of international relevance. Our main aim has always been to disseminate knowledge about the latest trends and best practices in the tourism sector.

For the 10th edition of the Congress, we are seeking to continue along these lines, by firstly addressing a topic that is generating positive expectations as well as controversy. We will debate the current and future challenges of tourist accommodation in mountain destinations, as well as the new paradigms of demand in these kinds of destinations. The concept of quality destination will also be analysed as an important factor in the competitiveness of a destination, as well as the big trends in the use of cutting-edge technologies and in knowledge management for mountain tourism that is sustainable and competitive.

The speakers’ high level of knowledge and experience represents an added value for the Congress, as they are professionals committed to research, innovation and to providing us with solutions that will allow us to improve our tourism destinations.

Our commitment is focused on making the Congress a place for meeting and exchanging experiences between all attendees, a forum to understand the future of mountain tourism destinations and prepare ourselves to tackle the challenges they face.

Your participation will undoubtedly contribute to ensuring the Congress remains an international benchmark in the world of mountain tourism. We look forward to having you!

 

H.E. Mr. Francesc Camp

Minister of Tourism of the Principality of Andorra