Adeje hosting I international conference on holiday rentals
The event brings 30 local, national and international experts together to look at the challenges and opportunities of the booming sector
On October 14th and 15th Adeje hosts the first international congress on holiday rentals in the Canaries, organised in association with ASCAV, the Canarian association of holiday rentals. The event brings 30 local, national and international experts together to look at the challenges and opportunities of the booming sector.
The congress will take place in the CDTCA (Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre) and streamed live via https://congresoviviendavacacional.com, where you will also find full programme details. The event is supported by the regional department of tourism, Turismo de Tenerife and the Adeje council, and will analyse, among other things, the changes in the tourism sector post-pandemic.
Participants will be examining different regulatory aspects of the sector, the challenges for sustainable tourism, economic diversity and how digitalisation affects the market, all part of working to position the Canary Islands as a world leader in tourism.
According to the ASCAV president, Doris Borrego, “this is a strategic meeting and one that is important in developing a key part of the overnight stay sector, and in promotion diversification and development in the destinations, which affect community sustainability throughout the Canarias”.
Among the speakers will be representatives from the World Tourism Organisation, the national markets and competition commission, and the institute for responsible tourism. Members of FECEDO (the Canarian federation for business development and commerce), Fecam (the Canarian federation of boroughs) and the AMTC (the Association of tourism boroughs) will also be taking part.
International delegates will include those from tourist and government sectors from Costa Rica and Guatemala and from representative bodies from Galicia, Ibiza, and Valencia.
Founded in 2014, ASCAV aims to “protect the holiday rental sector in the Canaries as a part of the tourism offer in the islands and stress the value of this important element of the overnight stay offer, and it’s contribution to the diversity of the insular economy model”.
There are about 9,500 holiday lets in the region, and the association defends the rights of members against what they state are “unjustified restrictions” and “promoting the democratisation of tourism allowing thousands of families benefit directly from the same”.
The association works to “optimise, galvanise and encourage professionalism in the sector to contribute to the quality of the offer in the holiday let sector thus strengthening the general economy of the archipelago and all its residents”.