Puerto del Rosario in Fuerteventura is gearing up for its cruise season, set to commence on 22nd September. A total of 27 ships are expected to make their way to the island’s capital, including the Aida Cosma, the newest addition to the Aida Cruiseship fleet.
In an official statement, the Town Hall of Puerto del Rosario disclosed details of a meeting between Juan Jiménez, Councillor for Tourism, and Julie Williams, the liaison for the shipping companies serving the arriving cruise ships. The dialogue covered significant topics relevant to the municipal management of Puerto del Rosario as a tourist destination. Among the discussed topics were plans to offer tourist information aboard all arriving cruise ships and an augmented reality-based app that provides tourists with immediate information in four languages.
David de Vera, Mayor of the capital, emphasised the strategic importance of cruise ship arrivals for the economic development of both the capital and the island. “This necessitates enhancing services to make Puerto del Rosario more welcoming for both residents and tourists,” added the municipal councillor.
Juan Jiménez provided updates on initiatives aimed at rejuvenating the city. These include ongoing craft and food markets, folk performances, displays of indigenous sports, guided tours, and the soon-to-open Lime Kilns Interpretation Centre.
Additionally, Jiménez announced the impending establishment of a new Municipal Tourism Council. This body aims to bring together representatives from all sectors impacted by tourism to collectively shape the future of Puerto del Rosario’s tourism industry.