Tenerife has closed its participation in Madrid Fusión with “record numbers”, with 4,000 people attending the activities organised by the Insular Council, including professionals from the gastronomic media, travel agencies, tour operators, hoteliers, sommeliers and heads of purchasing companies and restaurants.
The island’s president, Pedro Martín, has indicated that after this event and “once again” the island “has consolidated itself” as a gastronomic destination of reference.
In Martín’s opinion, gastronomy “is capable of attracting visitors and awakening sensations”, and for this reason the corporation has worked on “collaboration” between the primary sector and tourism.
On this occasion, Tenerife has had “the largest space at the congress”, where products have been offered for breakfast, lunch and snacks, and various workshops and tastings have been held.
Tenerife proudly showcases its wines
The island’s Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Javier Parrilla, highlighted the presence of the island’s livestock farmers, cheese makers and winemakers at the three-day congress: “The six designations of origin of Tenerife wines have shown that they are on a par with the best brands and references in Europe”.
In this sense, the Wine Tunnel, a space in which the denominations were represented with a total of 44 references, became one of the busiest places of the congress, and counted an influx of 2,400 people, 1,000 visitors more than in the last edition.
In terms of data, the Council also highlighted the more than 110,000 impacts achieved through the Turismo de Tenerife networks, plus the 31,000 from people who visited the stand.
Meanwhile, in the restaurant-hall and the adjoining stands, the seven participating municipalities gave around twenty workshops and tastings, which were filled during the days of the congress.