World Tourism OrganizationOn the 9th and 11th of may the capital of the Costa del Sol, Malaga, will host the 103rd celebration of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization. There will come nearly 300 experts from all over the world to the meeting, among them ministers, state secretaries, ambassadors, business executives and representatives of institutions involved in tourism planning. More than 40 countries will be represented. The idea of celebrating this important meeting in Málaga was raised on the last World Travel Market fair (WTM) of London and was ratified on the 8th of February in the City Hall of Málaga with the signature of a cooperation agreement which was signed by the state secretary of tourism, the City Hall of Málaga and Tourism and Planning of the Costa del Sol. The general secretary of the OMT, Mr. Taleb Rifai was present as well when signing the contracts.

The Executive Council of the OMT has the mission to adopt, in consultation with the general secretary, all necessary arrangements for the compliance of their own decisions and resolutions of the General Assembly, informing him about his doings. It is definitely the most important part of the government between assemblies of this organism of the United Nations.

The mayor of Málaga, Mr. Francisco de la Torre, thanked the Government and the own World Tourism Organization for choosing Málaga to shelter this meeting. Its celebration offers a perfect opportunity to tourism experts from all over the world to see the great touristic and cultural transformation which had this destination.

There were previously celebrated several thematic meetings of the OMT in Málaga, but never the meeting of its highest governing body. The favorable position of the general secretary of the OMT itself has been instrumental in the election of Malaga.


The Commonwealth, the Axarquía, Onda Azul and Manuel Camacho Doors as well distinguished

The Faculty of Tourism awards the Qualifica, the Hammam and the golf

On the 27th of January 2016 the Faculty of Tourism wanted to acknowledge the labor which was done in the last year by important personalities and organizations linked to the sectors, in some of the branches where the activity is divided, which includes the training, promotion and employability. The distinctions which were handed over by the dean of the center, Mr. Antonio Guevera, who was accompanied by the new Vice Chancellor of Institutional Policy, Mr. Juan Antonio Garcia Galindo, reward in the first place the consortium Qualifica, the organization established in 2007 to renovate and improve the Costa del Sol, which already received another homage from the guild recently during the last edition of Fitur. In this occasion the honors come to mind of their input to the research and the discovery of new itineraries of advance for the industry. The Minister of Tourism and Sports, Mr. Francisco Javiér Fernández collected the award on behalf of the organization.

Together with the Qualifica, the Hammam Al Andalus of Málaga were also rewardes because of their encouragement of employability. Onda Azul because of its diffusion of the sector, the management of external projects of the Association of the townships of  Axarquía for their institutional cooperation and the Royal Federation of Golf for their support for education. The center, which celebrated last year its 20 years existence, also acknowledged its former student Mr. Manuel Camacho Puertas (manager of the Hotel TH Torrequebrada) and its best records of the year: Mr. José Manuel Ruz González, Mrs. Ana María Esturillo Ruiz and Mrs. Clara Márquez.