Economic revival: Forum for the identification of new skills in the Balearic tourism sector

Jan 26, 2022 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

Economic recovery: More than 140 people participate in the Forum for the Identification of new skills in the Balearic tourism sector organised by AETIB

The aim was to identify the needs of companies to promote digital transformation and opportunities for development and employment.
The Councillor for Economic Model, Tourism and Employment, Iago Negueruela, today opened the “Forum for the Identification of new skills in the Balearic tourism sector”, held at the Palacio de Congresos de Palma and attended by more than 140 people, including businessmen and workers in the tourism sector.

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In his opening speech, Minister Negueruela highlighted the need to take on new challenges in terms of training, digitisation and human capital in tourism companies and pointed out that “these conferences are part of the new strategies implemented by this Government, based on the promotion of a new legal framework and the commitment to a change of model towards a fully circular and sustainable destination”.

Negueruela added that the new challenges that lie ahead “are not minor changes. They are profound changes that will require a transformation of the entire sector and, of course, will require the design of new competencies that will help us to accelerate these processes of change”.

The councillor also alluded to the need to continue promoting public-private collaboration to advance in this process of change “because only by working together can we achieve it. Together we will manage to position our destination as the first to lead the post-pandemic”.

Organised by the Balearic Islands Tourism Strategy Agency (AETIB), the “Forum for the Identification of New Skills in the Balearic Islands Tourism Sector” has brought together prominent speakers related to talent management and human resources, the digitisation of companies and the tourism sector, among others. All with the aim of exchanging knowledge, generating debate, and identifying the needs of Balearic tourism companies in order to build a roadmap that places people at the centre of the digital transformation, favouring opportunities for development and employment.

The closing ceremony of this “Forum for the identification of new skills in the Balearic tourism sector” was led by the Director General of Tourism, Rosa Morillo, who thanked all the attendees for their participation.

Morillo stressed that “we must not forget that a significant percentage of professions linked to tourism have been impacted by the technological revolution and the Covid-19 pandemic. We are facing new opportunities and new work structures that force us to reflect on the future of new professions and professionals in the tourism sector and this fact implies implementing measures that facilitate employees to continue training in the coming years, and confirms the importance of creating tools that facilitate the adaptation of the sector to new training needs”.