Opening of FITUR 2016 presided over by Spanish Queen Letizia

Published on : Friday, January 22, 2016

FITURThe opening of International Tourism Fair FITUR 2016 was presided over by Queen Letizia of Spain. The annual fair, currently in its 36th edition, kicked off in Madrid on 20 January.

Queen Letizia was all dressed for the occasion wearing a formal Hugo Boss navy pant suit and white blouse which she paired with her navy leather Magrit pumps. The 43-year-old Letizia completed her business getup with freshwater pearl drop earrings.

Over 9,500 companies from 165 countries and regions are taking part in the five-day event, which will run until 24 January in the Spanish capital.

FITUR 2016 is a worldwide congregation of tourism professionals and is growing every year in terms of number of participants and attendees. This year the fair is expected to receive more than 220,000 visitors.

Travel and tourism industry is one of the fastest industries in the world. In a recent revelation by United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), it came to light that international tourist arrivals grew by 4.4% in 2015 reaching a total of 1.184 billion.

“International tourism reached new heights in 2015. The robust performance of the sector is contributing to economic growth and job creation in many parts of the world. It is thus critical for countries to promote policies that foster the continued growth of tourism, including travel facilitation, human resources development and sustainability” UNWTO secretary general Taleb Rifai said in a statement.


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