FMHOY - Fuerteventura
Mar Abierto Fuerteventura has turned out to be the festival that the island needed for an emblematic location such as the municipality of Tuineje and the beach of Gran Tarajal, not only for the local population who benefited from a few extraordinary days, but also for the financial, tourism, cultural and promotion results that it brought to the island. This is what was announced during the press conference in December that included the president of Fuerteventura's Cabildo, Marcial Morales, Tuineje's mayor, Salvador Delgado and the Festival's director, Jairo López.
«It was a risky but successful challenge», announced M. Morales. «The Cabildo aims at creating an island circuit that will give a financial, cultural and promotional impact for an Island that will become a reference concerning values such as the environment, the Biosphere Reserve, or equality», he added.
For Salvador Delgado, the Festival that took place on 10th and 11th November, «had an important impact in Gran Tarajal». «It is the result of a commitment from the President of the Cabildo to organise an autumn Festival for the municipality», he added. M. Delgado pointed out that «those are the results of the preamble of the repetition of this event». On the other hand, Jairo López indicated that the Festival generated a total impact of 4.193.516 Euros of which: 207.375 Euros in direct impact, 1.818.811 Euros in indirect impact (various expenses by people attending the Festival), 386.764 Euros in attraction impact (various expenses by people attracted to Fuerteventura for the Festival), 402.246 Euros in promotion impact (various expenses from tourists that discovered Fuerteventura thanks to the Festival) and 1.378.320 Euros of induced impact (chain effect in the economy with the input-output concept).