Fitur goes to 2022: organizers confirm face-to-face event

The Dominican Republic will head the list of participating destinations, as it is the partner country of the tourism event. The celebration of the renowned International Tourism Fair (Fitur) for the year 2022 will be held between January 19 and 23, with the reinforcement of sanitary protocols. The confirmation of the celebration of this event was a unanimous decision that came out of a meeting convened by the president of the executive committee of the Consorcio Institución Ferial de Madrid (Ifema), José Vicente de los Mozos, and held with local and national authorities of Spain. ”The celebration of Fitur constitutes the greatest guarantee of support to the tourism sector at a critical moment for its total reactivation”, it was confirmed after the meeting. In this 2022, it is expected to gather in the fair about 100 countries with 70 official representations. This year, the Dominican Republic will head the list of participating destinations, as it is the partner country of the tourism event. José Vicente de los Mozos emphasized that this edition of Fitur will mark a turning point in tourism activity, “and even more so at the start of a year in which great hopes have been placed for the take-off of the tourism business at a global level”. On January 11, Fitur will officially present to the media all the data on national and international participation, as well as the different contents that this new edition of the Fair will offer. Although it has already been announced that it will have a high level of national and international representation, and figures that place the fair “in parameters very close to those reached before the pandemic,” Ifema said in a statement. Security Protocol To guarantee the normal celebration of Fitur, Ifema Madrid will reinforce health controls and will take all security measures to the extreme. Among the measures, all participants from countries that are members of the European digital COVID certificate will be required to present it and, for participants from third countries, the same requirement will be requested at the border to obtain the QR Spain Health that allows entry into Spain. It will also deploy again, as it did in the 2021 edition, a rigorous protocol of measures and systems to ensure the safety of all exhibitors and visitors, which will be validated by the Ministry of Health of the Community of Madrid. Thus, it will carry out the capacity control in all pavilions, with automated people counting systems, and with an intelligent digital system for the analysis of spaces, capacity and behavior of attendees, controlling at all times the crowds, in addition to requiring the mandatory use of masks inside the facilities and temperature controls. The application of strict protocols in the catering area will also be relevant, with a wide deployment of spaces for this purpose in the exterior of the enclosure. In addition, the facilities will be equipped with an advanced and powerful ventilation system that guarantees the elimination of air recirculation, its filtration and complete renewal every 20 minutes…

The Dominican Republic will head the list of participating destinations, as it is the partner country of the tourism event.

The celebration of the renowned International Tourism Fair (Fitur) for the year 2022 will be held between January 19 and 23, with the reinforcement of sanitary protocols.

The confirmation of the celebration of this event was a unanimous decision that came out of a meeting convened by the president of the executive committee of the Consorcio Institución Ferial de Madrid (Ifema), José Vicente de los Mozos, and held with local and national authorities of Spain.

”The celebration of Fitur constitutes the greatest guarantee of support for the tourism sector at a critical moment for its total reactivation,” it was confirmed after the meeting.

In this 2022, it is expected to gather in the fair about 100 countries with 70 official representations. This year, the Dominican Republic will head the list of participating destinations, as it is the partner country of the tourism event.

José Vicente de los Mozos stressed that this edition of Fitur will mark a turning point in tourism activity, “and even more so at the start of a year in which great hopes have been placed for the take-off of the tourism business at a global level”.

On January 11, Fitur will officially present to the media all the data on national and international participation, as well as the different contents that this new edition of the Fair will offer.

Although it has already been announced that there will be a high level of national and international representation, and figures that place the fair “in parameters very close to those reached before the pandemic,” Ifema said in a press release.

Security Protocol

In order to guarantee the normal celebration of Fitur, Ifema Madrid will reinforce health controls and will take all security measures to the extreme. Among the measures, all participants from countries that are members of the European digital COVID certificate will be required to present it and, for participants from third countries, the same requirement will be requested at the border to obtain the QR Spain Health that allows entry into Spain.

It will also deploy again, as it did in the 2021 edition, a rigorous protocol of measures and systems to ensure the safety of all exhibitors and visitors, which will be validated by the Ministry of Health of the Community of Madrid.

Thus, it will carry out the capacity control in all pavilions, with automated people counting systems, and with an intelligent digital system for the analysis of spaces, capacity and behavior of attendees, controlling at all times the crowds, in addition to requiring the mandatory use of masks inside the facilities and temperature controls.

The application of strict protocols in the catering area will also be relevant, with a wide deployment of spaces for this purpose in the exterior of the enclosure.

In addition, the facilities will be equipped with an advanced and powerful ventilation system that guarantees the elimination of air recirculation, its filtration and complete renewal every 20 minutes, which prevents the spread of pathogens.

It will also include the organization of the circulation of people and the distribution of spaces to guarantee the interpersonal safety distance; the distribution of gel and disinfectant dispensers throughout the facility, and the use of digital passes to avoid contact.

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