Astrotourism in La Palma wins Fitur Award.
The astrotourism in La Palma wins the 2018 Fitur Award in the category of best active tourism product. The award accredits astrotourism the excellent public-private collaboration model of astrotourism on the island of La Palma. This long-awaited award was collected by the Councillor for Tourism of the La Palma Island Council, Alicia Vanoostende, as well as Carlos Fernández (Isla Bonita and Canary Islands Tourism Award in 2017) and Ana García Suárez, CEO of AstroLaPalma.
This award undoubtedly ensures the consolidation and positive evolution of astro-tourism in La Palma. From the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias and the large scientific facilities that do great science to the small companies related to astrotourism, many efforts have been made to make La Palma a unique star destination in the world. Furthermore, La Palma was chosen in 2017 by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as a global example of evolution and strengthening of astrotourism and in 2015 it was awarded the Tourism Merit Plaque (Spanish Ministry of Tourism).