FMHOY - Fuerteventura
The deputy president and Tourism councillor of Fuerteventura's Cabildo, Blas Acosta, recently met with German-speaking residents (from Switzerland, Austria and Germany) in order to find out their proposals to improve the island's tourism image. The encounter, that also included the director of the Tourism Board, Moisés Jorge, enabled the residents to present a series of proposals that they have been working on for months in order to improve the tourism image of the island.
ÇThe residents also offered to collaborate with the Cabildo and the Ayuntamientos. The meeting also included the Tourism councillors of Puerto del Rosario, Paloma Hernández, and of Betancuria, Rosa Martín. The measures proposed by the group of residents to prevent the deterioration of the island and the loss of quality of the service to tourists, included helping Fuerteventura become an attractive destination on the natural point of view for tourists who come from Central Europe.
They proposed to work on the image of a clean and safe island that is aimed towards the service as an incentive in competition with other destinations, promote detailed information about culture, the land and people or to create and improve the existing advantages for people who travel alone. The projects presented included also the creation of a quarterly pamphlet in three languages that would bring updated information on the events or information regarding heritage and cultural activities organised by the institutions and private organisations. They also asked to emphasise on the image of the island as a Biosphere Reserve.
They, therefore, proposed initiatives with the population regarding durable tourism or the creation of local projects on the protection of the environment and of the culture for a large public. Carrying out surveys with tourists, controlling working conditions of the sector's worker, improving the ayuntamientos' tourism offices, intensifying beach cleaning, improving public transport or tourism information on the institutions' websites, controlling the quality of the tourism guides, were some of the initiatives of this group of residents who, in some cases, have lived on the island for various decades.