Executive tourism training, Maspalomas

The Hispanic American College (HAC) of New York are to hold a senior managerial course aimed at professionals in the tourism industry from 13 to 17 February at the boutique deluxe Hotel Bohemia in Playa del Inglés. A total of 40 participants, students at the Hecansa Hoteles Esquela de Canarias, are to receive training in leadership, motivation and team management. The initiative will also include master classes and a series of lectures at Infecar, which will be open to the general public.

Almost a dozen HAC teachers and specialists from the tourist sector, alongside CEO Ray Cazorla, will train the island professionals. Working from an eminently “practical” and multidisciplinary perspective, the business school specialise in analysing trends, opportunities and weaknesses in the sector and provide guidance on becoming a leading visitor destination, now more important than ever since The Canaries received nearly 15 million tourists in 2016.

The initiative, a pioneer in Spain for its international character, is being hosted at the hotel Bohemia Playa del Inglés, one of newest and most modern deluxe boutique hotels to have opened on the island in recent years and which has been recognised with the Condé Nast Johansens award as Best Service Hotel Europe 2017.

The teaching faculty will include experts including Juan Miguel Arouni, Carlos Fernandez, Francisco Perez, Omar Sanatana, öscar Ramos and Bernardo Javalquinto. The conference seminars will be carried out by international consultants including Juan Verde, Luis Galindo and Juan Ferrer.

“The idea is to challenge and inspire the professionals of the Canary Islands sector so that through new tools they can improve the management of their establishments and human team; what better place to debate the industry than on Gran Canaria, a leader in visitor numbers.”

The Autonomous Government, through the Hecansa Hoteles Escuela de Canarias, has reached an agreement with the university to support eight students and two establishment managers. The manager of Hecansa, Alejandro Marichal, is confident that the Archipelago will become a leading training destination through these types of academic programs.

Bohemia Suites & Spa***** focuses on excellence in training, the PADE program (Executive Program for the Tourism Industry) from the “Hispanic-American College” (based in New York) was presented at a press conference on Monday 16th of January 2017. Attending the presentation were Fernando Calvo (Bohemia Suites & Spa GM), Luis Galindo (Expert, speaker and Conference Program chancellor), Ray Cazorla (HAC CEO), Juan Ferrer (expert, speaker and HAC member), Alejandro Marichal (HECANSA), Juan Miguel Arouni and Javier Moral (Educational Program), Óscar Ramos (CEO Meeting Point España), Omar Santana (Consultant) and various diverse communications media.

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