MEDITERRANEAN FORUM MALTA, PAPPALARDO: "SICILY PROTAGONIST"
The Tourism Councilor of Sicily, Sandro Pappalardo, participated in the two days of the Mediterranean Tourism Forum of Malta, which started yesterday and it is now in its fifth edition. This year’s theme is focused on the Mediterranean and its beauties. Over one thousand operators in the tourism world, coming from 39 different countries, are participating. “It is an honor to represent Sicily – Councilor Pappalardo explains – in such a high level forum. Our Region, because of its unique features, has been one of the protagonists of the Mediterranean Tourism Forum as it encloses the best part of the Mediterranean culture. I took the opportunity to measure myself and make contacts with major companies in the tourism sector, tour operators and entrepreneurs who remained bewitched by the enormous amount of beauties that our island has”.” Sicily – adds – represents the quintessence of the Mediterranean because it contains breath-taking landscapes, excellent food and wine products and a unique historical and cultural heritage. These are the grounds on which my commitment as councillor is based: the Musumeci government in fact, relies a lot on tourism which is one of the key elements of the economic development of the Region. We are processing different marketing strategies to adequately promote Sicily in all markets and, in this sense, I have had an important confrontation with the Minister of Tourism of Malta, Konrad Mizzi. This exchange follows the one already established last January, aimed at creating an important synergy between Sicily and Malta with the creation of tourist packages to enhance the beauty of the Euro-Mediterranean also thanks to the strengthening of the already existing air connections. I’m sure we have started a virtuous path and the effort of the Government Musumeci is aimed at making Sicily a land of hospitality and excellence, thanks also to institutional synergies put in place since the beginning of my mandate. Our island has all the necessary requirements to become a model for the Mediterranean and to play a leading role”, Pappalardo concludes.