WHAT IS ‘FOMENTO DEL TURISMO DE LA ISLA DE IBIZA’?
An organization that has at its heart the aim of raising awareness among the population, from schools to professional and institutional bodies, of the importance of preserving Ibiza’s authenticity, ensuring a concept of sustainable tourism that at the same time prioritizes cultural wealth and traditions and the natural environment.
WHAT ARE THE AMBITIONS OF ‘FOMENTO DEL TURISMO DE LA ISLA DE IBIZA’?
Fomento de Ibiza aims to be a premier forum for opening real debate that brings together general interests, agrees on strategies and encourages the association of professionals, workers, companies and entities from all economic and social spheres on the island. Key to this is the idea of getting to know the island through living experiences. Actually encouraging people to get out and do things with companies that share these values.
WHAT KIND OF PARTNERS CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE?
Everything from boat trips, fitness partners, and buggy and jeep safaris, to preservation organizations, farms and restaurants, food suppliers, charters, tours, music and golf – you name it, all of Ibiza life is connected here, and connected to visitors and residents alike. With a growing list of like-minded partners, Fomento de Ibiza is the central force in a network constructively working towards a prosperous, sustainable, progressive Ibiza.
HOW DOES IT ALL WORK?
Visitors to the website can organize activities directly: everything from renting a car to finding accommodation, as well as filling your calendar with a huge range of fascinating activities and events. You might find a room at a hotel, then book an afternoon’s scuba diving or a morning hot-air balloon ride. The number of things to do is huge and they all share similar values, beneficial to the islands. Eco-awareness and education are fundamental to this approach.
WHAT ARE THE KEY AIMS AND VALUES OF THE PARTNERS?
Broadly, but importantly, raising local community awareness of the fundamental role played by tourism and defending the concept of sustainable tourism. This means preserving the island’s appearance and character as well as promoting the island abroad as a quality tourist destination with its huge range of leisure, culture and sporting activities and excellent climate. Fomento de Ibiza furthermore aims to stimulate the creation of new businesses connected with cultural, leisure and sporting activities while encouraging initiatives linked with the island’s cultural, artistic, folklore and ecological heritage.