The celebration of the Fitur 2021 tourism fair will serve as a stage for several meetings with the main tourism players, mainly those of the Caribbean, where the recovery of the sector is led by the Dominican Republic, where large Spanish hotel chains also have a presence.
In that sense, the representatives of Inverotel, in addition to the head of Sectur, have scheduled for Thursday, May 20, a lunch with the Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, David Collado, as confirmed by arecoa.com, the leading tourism newspaper in the Dominican Republic.
Inverotel is an association of 15 mostly Spanish investors whose owners in Quintana Roo have more than 40,000 keys in 90 hotels.
Its members include Meliá, Iberostar, Riu, Excellence, Palladium, Sirenis, H10, Majestic, Princess, Bahía Príncipe, Bluebay and the only non-Spanish representative, AMResorts.
Since 2013 Inverotel has had Ramón Roselló as general manager, and since 2018 its president is Encarna Piñero, CEO of Grupo Piñero where Bahía Príncipe is framed, which is the chain with the most rooms in the Dominican Republic and the one with the largest hotel complex in Mexico, in Akumal with three thousand rooms.
Also, Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués, will hold a lunch in Madrid on Wednesday, May 19, on the occasion of Fitur 2021, with the large hotel families that own more than half of the rooms in the Caribbean and are grouped in Inverotel, according to REPORTUR.mx.
Torruco will hold a lunch with the big hotel families of Cancun and Riviera Maya, whose leaders are Gabriel Escarrer (Meliá), Carmen Riu (Riu) and Alex Zozaya (Apple Leisure Group, although his attendance at Fitur has not been confirmed), at the head of the three largest chains in the Caribbean with more than 20,000 rooms each in the region.
Miguel Fluxá (Iberostar), Abel Matutes (Palladium), José Espelt (H10) and Roberto Cabrera (Princess) are other major Spanish investors in the Mexican Caribbean.