Palma de Mallorca hosted the “Sustainable Destinations Summit. Leading the Transformation”


The city of Palma de Mallorca, led by mayor José Hila, recently hosted the “Sustainable Destinations Summit. Leading the Transformation”. The summit was organized by UNWTO in partnership with the Mallorca Tourism Foundation and it was held at the Palau de Congressos de Palma. During the summit, the island transformed into an international benchmark for sustainability and tourism.

The main focus of this summit was the sustainable transformation and the exchange of knowledge between the participants and the presentation of good practices in the field of sustainability.

 The conference has shared the best practices of environmental, social, and economic sustainability developed around the world by leading organizations and companies in these initiatives.

The event was opened by mayor of Palma de Mallorca José Hila, the President of Consell de Mallorca Catalina Cladera and Isabel Oliver from the Office of the UNWTO Secretary-General. More than 300 people attended the summit in-person and online.

Mayor of Palma José Hila highlighted the “need to bet on sustainability to improve the experiences of tourists and the quality of life of its residents, being a shared work between public administrations, the private sector and citizens”. Mayor Hila also recently announced the approval of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for the city of Palma de Mallorca.

The summit brought together esteemed journalists, academics, and all those who push actions that contribute to real change. The content of the summit was divided into four main subject areas: water, waste, circular economy and data analysis for sustainable decisions. These subjects are important to have healthy communities, clean air, natural resources, and a nontoxic environment that results in a better quality of life for residents.

Sustainability improves the quality of everyone’s lives, protects our ecosystem and preserves natural resources for future generations which is why it has become one of the most important questions in the world today.

The President of Consell de Majorca Catalina Cladera expressed her pride that Mallorca is “the world capital of sustainable tourism during the celebration of this international summit” and expressed her wish for the city to continue to be sustainable capital even beyond the summit. (photo credit: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay)