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This week, Fuerteventura, a beautiful island in the Canary Islands of Spain, hosted the latest TourX EU study visit activities

These visits serve as crucial knowledge transfer platforms, gathering insights to inform the development and refinement of training curricula within the tourism sector

Fuerteventura, Spain 2024The CoVE project of Tourism and Hospitality, TourX, has taken its partnership to the Canary Island of Fuerteventura for the last study visit in the EU. The event was organized by a group of organizations from Spain, including ASOFUER and Escuela de Hostelería Europea, in collaboration with the Cabildo de Fuerteventura and other local partners, supported by Mundus – coordination of study visit actions. 

The TourX Study Visits serve as essential platforms for knowledge transfer, gathering insights to shape the development and enhancement of training programs within the tourism industry. This objective has successfully been achieved in Fuerteventura this week. The journey started with a deep dive into Fuerteventura’s commendable sustainable development endeavors, with a particular emphasis on leveraging technology to drive innovation in tourism.

The busy schedule included meetings with local authorities, visits to the Fuerteventura Technology Park and Escuela de Hostelería Europea, and a tour of Hotel Escuela El Mirador where the participants had the privilege of exploring state-of-the-art hospitality facilities committed to delivering excellence in service and training.

The partners’ itinerary also included visits to prominent establishments such as Playa Park Zensation Hotel, Eurostars Hotel Las Salinas, Dunes of Corralejo, as well as experiencing Betancuria village’s culture.

These engagements provided profound insights into Fuerteventura’s distinctive tourism landscape, encompassing its international allure and the challenges accompanying rapid tourist development.

During the visit, partners discussed the skills needed for the future of tourism and shared ideas from other projects, focusing especially on green, digital skills and soft skills.

The Study Visit attracted the attention of several local media. Here you can see some of that media coverage: Radio Insular Fuerteventura, Onda Fuerteventura or Fuerteventura Televisión.


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Looking back on our time in Fuerteventura, it’s clear that working together is crucial for addressing long-term tourism challenges. Through projects like TourX, we’re making visible the good practices from this region.

About TourX

TOUR-X is a Center of Vocational Excellence (COVE) Project for the Tourism Industry. The TOUR-X project, co-funded by the European Union is led by a Consortium of 23 experienced partners representing the most prominent VET providers, the Tourism sector and Regional Authorities of the seven countries that the project brings together.

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