Work goes on to position Puerto on tourist map
Puerto’s Mayor, Lope Afonso, and councillors of tourism and general services, Works and industry, Dimple Melwani and Ángel Montañés, respectively, held a meeting with 20 representatives of the main tour operators of the island.
The objective of the meeting was to know the main works and projects carried out in the city so far, in addition to the planned ones; as well as listening and exchanging opinions with an important representation of the sector.
Sr. Afonso said the opinion of the tour operators’ sector is “vitally important in the decision-making of tourism policies to be carried out in the municipality.”
Dimple Melwani, who described the meeting as “very positive and necessary,” said multiple issues of works, infrastructure, ongoing projects and promotion that directly affect tourism, sustainability and the improvement of the destiny were addressed; as well as the recent convocation of Smart Tourist Destinations, from which Puerto de la Cruz “has been a beneficiary”.
She emphasised that improving communication with the whole sector and going hand in hand is “one of the priorities of this mandate” and in this sense, from the tourism department, it was important to organise this meeting.
Ángel Montañés informed the representatives of the launch of the new concessional services which he hopes will “give a new renewed image to the municipality.” In this regard, he cited the new contracts for electricity supply and gardens, as two of the “most important for the tourist city, which will improve the quality perceived by the visitor in the coming months.”