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”EXCELTUR, Alianza para la Excelencia Turística” (“Alliance for the Excellency in Tourism”), is a non profit tourism association  formed by the Chairmen of the 27 leading  Spanish tourist groups from the following sectors:   Airlines, railways, cruises, hotels, travel agencies, tour operators, credit cards, rent-a-car, theme parks, tourist hospitals, and GDS’s. 

EXCELTUR was incorporated at the end of 2001, with the following main goals:

  • To raise the awareness and promote a better knowledge and understanding of the socioeconomic importance of tourism, the job creation capacity, and its multiplying effects over the Spanish economy.
  • To promote and encourage the highest degree of competitiveness for the Spanish tourism industry to be able to consolidate its leadership and worldwide presence/investments in the most sustainable manner.

The approximate turnover of all the EXCELTUR´s members exceeded 30.000 million Euros in 2014, with a labour force of over 220.000 employees, and direct investments in more than 40 countries of all Continents. The turnover of EXCELTUR’s members approximately represents a 4% of Spain’s GDP.


List of associated firms and their representatives
Company Representative Position in Company
AIR NOSTRUM, LAM, S.A. D. Carlos Bertomeu Chairman & CEO
AMADEUS IT GROUP D. José Antonio Tazón Chairman of the Board
AMERICAN EXPRESS ESPAÑA D. Pablo Ribas VP & General Manager Global Corporate Payments & B2B
AVIS D. Gianluca Testa CEO, EMEA
BINTER CANARIAS D. Pedro Agustín del Castillo Chairman
eDreams ODIGEO D. Javier Bellido Head of Corporate Travel & Country Director Spain
ENTERPRISE ATESA D. Karsten Summers VP, General Manager - Spain
EUROPCAR IB D. José María González VP General Manager - Spain
GLOBALIA Dª Mª José Hidalgo Chief Executive Officer of Globalia & Managing Director of Air Europa Airlines
HOSPITEN GESTION, A.I.E. D. Pedro Luis Cobiella General Manager
HOTELBEDS D. Joan Vilá Chairman
HOTELES PLAYA SENATOR D. José María Rossell Chairman
HOTUSA D. Amancio López Chairman
IBERIA LAE D. Luis Gallego Chairman
IBEROSTAR GROUP D. Aurelio Vázquez Chief Executive Officer Europe, Middle East & Africa
LOGITRAVEL D. Ovidio Andrés Chairman
LOPESAN HOTEL GROUP D. Eustasio López Chairman
MELIÁ HOTELS INTERNATIONAL D. Sebastián Escarrer Board Member
NH HOTELS D. Federico González Chief Executive Officer
PALLADIUM HOTEL GROUP D. Abel Matutes Prats Vice Chairman & General Manager
RENFE (National Railways) D. Pablo Vázquez President
RIU HOTELS Dª Carmen Ríu and D. Luis Riu Chief Executive Officer
WORLD DUTY FREE GROUP D. Rafael Arias-Salgado Chairman
Adolfo Utor
Chairman, Baleària
Javier Gómez-Navarro
President of the association (ATM) and former Minister of Tourism of Spain
Manuel Marrero
Minister of Tourism Cuba
Ait Voncke
Vice President, EME Market Management Expedia
Ivan Mainprize
Vice President EMEA, American Express Travel & Lifestyle Services
Abel Matutes Prats
CEO Palladium Hotel Group
Juan Antonio Alcaraz - Managing Director, Caixabank
Ovidio Andrés - Chairman, Logitravel
Carlos Bertomeu - Chairman & CEO, Air Nostrum
Marta Blanco - Chief Executive Officer of Turespaña
Eulogio Bordás - President THR, Innovative Tourism Advisors
Dimitrios Buhalis - Director of e Tourism Lab, Bournemouth University
Gabriele Burgio - Chairman, Alpitour
Fernando Clavijo - President, Government of the Canary Islands
Ismael Clemente - Chairman & CEO, Merlin Properties Socimi
Luis Cueto - Chairman of the Board, IFEMA
Alain Dupeyras - Head of the Tourism Unit OECD
Javier Delgado Muerza - Head of EMEA Travel Vertical Search, Google.
Francisco de la Torre - Mayor of Málaga
Gabriel Escarrer Jaume - Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Meliá Hotels International
Juan Espadas - Mayor of Sevilla
Javier Faus - Chairman, Meridia Capital Partners
Michael Frenzel - Chairman, WTTC
Luis Gallego - CEO, Iberia LAE
Javier Gómez-Navarro - President of the association (ATM) and former Minister of Tourism of Spain
José Mª González - Chief Executive Officer, Europcar IB
Fernando Gumuzio - Founding Partner of Azora and Board Member of Hispania
Javier Illa - Board Member of NH Hotels and Executive Member of Barcelona s Hotel Association
Rodolfo López Negrete - CEO, México Tourism Board
Amancio López - Chairman of Exceltur & Chairman of Hotusa
Alex Luzárraga - Vice President, Corporate Strategy Amadeus IT Group
Ivan Mainprize - Vice President EMEA, American Express Travel & Lifestyle Services
Manuel Marrero - Minister of Tourism Cuba
Abel Matutes Prats - CEO Palladium Hotel Group
Lee Mc Cabe - Global Head of Travel & Commercial Services, Facebook
Pedro Moneo - CEO & Founder Opinno
Alberto Nuñez Feijoó - President of the Autonomous Government of Galicia
Ximo Puig - President, Government of the Valencia region
Taleb Rifai - Secretary-General , World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
Carmen Riu - Chief Executive Officer, Riu Hotels
Jorge Schoenenberger - Partner Deloitte, Travel, Hospitality & Leisure Lead
José Antonio Tazón - Chairman Amadeus IT Group
Adolfo Utor - Chairman, Baleària
Pablo Vázquez - Chairman of Renfe
Carlos Vogeler - Director–Executive Secretary of World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
Ait Voncke - Vice President, EME Market Management Expedia
Jos Vranken - Chief Executive Officer, Visit Holland
Hisham Zaazou - Minister of Tourism of Egypt
José Luis Zoreda - Chief Executive Officer, Exceltur
19 January 2016 - Centro de Convenciones IFEMA - Madrid

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