Lanzarote will receive a delegation on Wednesday to present the presentation flight of the Canary Islands as a safe destination, promoted by the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Canary Islands Government in collaboration with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) , within the framework of the support of This United Nations agency to the recovery of tourist destinations in conditions of safety, sustainability and innovation.


Headed by UNWTO Regional Director for Asia, Hae Guk Hwang , who will act as validator of the destination, the delegation will also be made up of fifteen journalists and bloggers from the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland and Italy, as well as a representative of the ‘Canarias Fortaleza’ project promoted by the Autonomous Executive in order to identify and implement the appropriate health protocols for the reopening of the islands.


The president of the Cabildo de Lanzarote, Mª Dolores Corujo, in addition to congratulating the Government of the Canary Islands for this initiative and thanking the UNWTO for its support, highlights that “thanks to the commendable dedication shown by health professionals, the security and emergency teams, and of all the people who have turned to help since the declaration of the pandemic, Lanzarote can show itself today to international tourism as a safe destination. “


For his part, the Councilor for Tourism Promotion of the Cabildo of Lanzarote, Ángel Vázquez, points out that the mission of the delegation “will be to validate the tourist value chain of the destination, such as accommodation establishments, restaurants, land and sea transport, leisure services and information, etc. “


Press trip


The visit will take place as a ‘press trip’ (‘press trip to familiarize yourself with the destination’) over five days in which the members of the delegation will have the opportunity to participate in unique experiential activities geared towards high level as the novel ‘Unusual Island-Fire Mountains’ or ‘Unusual Jameos del Agua’. It will also include visits to the MIAC Castillo de San José, Mirador del Río, Monument to the Peasant and Cactus Garden, as well as excursions to emblematic places of the island such as La Geria, Los Hervideros, Salinas de Janubio, El Golfo or Charco de San Ginés , and La Graciosa.


Likewise, the participants in this fam trip designed by the Sociedad de Promoción Exterior de Lanzarote (SPEL-Turismo Lanzarote) will be able to discover the high quality of the island’s gastronomic offer and its restoration by tasting Lanzarote Designation of Origin wines, artisan cheeses and other excellent products. premises from the primary sector.


On the other hand, it is expected that on the same flight, coming from Gran Canaria and with an expected arrival at 8.15 pm, a small group of health workers who win the ‘You deserve it’ promotion will also travel to the island to enjoy a few days of vacation. . It enters the Tranquility Phase ‘ with which the Canarian Government has wanted to recognize the laudable work carried out by these professionals.