Blue Bay recognises tourism professionals in awards ceremony

Prize winners at the third Blue Bay Travel Award
Prize winners at the third Blue Bay Travel Award / SUR
  • More than 250 guests were invited to the Casino de Madrid to acknowledge the positive work of those in the tourism sector

Spanish hotel group BlueBay Hotels united hundreds of industry professionals as they held the third edition of their Travel Awards on Tuesday. Timed just before the start of Fitur, the Madrid travel fair, the gala has become an important meeting point for many prominent figures from the tourism sector.

The event took place at the Casino de Madrid and was attended by more than 250 guests from the tourism sector and other figures with a considerable presence in the social and political sphere at a national and international level.

Wamos Air, Tui Group; Hosteltur, represented by Manuel Molina; Jet2Holidays; Hotelbeds; Westjet; Repotur; Anex Tours and Expedia all received awards, and top-level executives from all the companies were present at the event, which included an opera and ballet performance, to collect the awards made from recycled material.

Among the dignitaries who attended were Sheikh Bandar Bin Fahd Al-Fehaid, president of the Arab Tourism Organisation who received the Best Tourism Model of Social Integration award for his commitment to the economic and social development of the Arab League nations; and the Tourism Minister of the Dominican Republic, Francisco Javier García, who received the Outstanding Tourism Personality for America in 2016 award for his commitment to consolidating legal and financial frameworks to boost tourism in the Dominican Republic.