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Presenting the Tourist Satisfaction Barometre

The Vice President and Councillor of Tourism, Alejandra Ferrer, together with Head of Tourism Promotion Carlos Bernús and Catalina Ramis from the Data Observatory will present the results of the Tourism Satisfaction Barometre. Other attendees of the meeting will include President Ana Juan and the other councillors.

Councillor Ferrer encouraged islanders, business owners and associations to attend the presentation, which is due to take place next Thursday 18 November at the Sala de Cultura (Cinema). Ferrer hoped for a high turnout, charging it would "help us secure a better future for the island".

16 November 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Deadline extended for youth activity leader accreditation

The Formentera Office of Entrepreneurship is pleased to report that islanders aged 16 to 29 now have until 15 November to apply to participate in the ten-person training programme for youth activity leaders. Participants will receive professional accreditation to lead educational leisure activities for children and youth, part of "Activity leaders and A2-level English", an initiative to help youth gain employment and training.

Eligible under-30s must be registered as unemployed with the Balearic Job-seekers' Service (SOIB). The course starts 25 November and lasts six months. Theory-based classes are held in the morning and practical classes in the afternoon. Participants will receive a monthly stipend of €900. The deadline on submissions was extended due to lack of applicants. Consell de Formentera President and Councillor of Entrepreneurship Ana Juan encouraged jobless youth to apply, insisting the training would mean "many employment opportunities. Like at the Consell's summer camp programmes, for example".

Aspiring candidates must be registered with the National Youth Guarantee System and must complete their application on the SOIB website by 15 November. The training is subsidised by the training and employment division of the SOIB as part of the service's Certificate of Professionalism programme.

11 November 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Formentera participates in expo on innovation, technology and sustainability

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The coming days will find the Formentera Office of Tourism (Conselleria de Turisme/CT) taking part in the “Tourism Innovation Summit”, a travel expo where representatives of the tourism sector gather in Sevilla from 10 to 12 November to chart the course of tourism in Spain and discuss what roles innovation, technology and sustainability will play in it.

In one round-table talk in which Formentera will participate, experts will consider how competitiveness can be a distinguishing feature with respect to competition. CT head Carlos Bernús said local reps would discuss the case of Formentera and the island's approach to smart tourism. "We will talk about the Data Observatory and how the information we collect can be leveraged to guide decisions and craft strategies in tourism and governance", he added, insisting the approach "sets us apart from other destinations".

Formentera will also detail cutting-edge conservation initiatives like the formentera.eco scheme to regulate vehicles on local roads, the island's ban on plastic bags, efforts to promote sustainable mobility, Save Posidonia Project and more. "This expo is about sharing our experiences and building the backbone of a joint strategy on competitiveness and sustainability", concluded Bernús.

11 November 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Consell to hire 12 unemployed people in winter run of SOIB Reactiva

The Formentera Office of Entrepreneurship and Local Development (Conselleria d'Emprenedoria i Desenvolupament Local) is pleased to report that this winter the office will recruit 12 jobless islanders through the SOIB Reactiva programme. The needs of the six-month programme will be covered by two distinct rounds of recruitment, with nine individuals starting in December as part of the first. Interested parties can register now by selecting the corresponding offer on the SOIB website. The application period closes 14 November.

Consell de Formentera President and Councillor of Entrepreneurship Ana Juan said she hoped to see a repeat of last year's experience, which she asserted was "positive for unemployed islanders", and defended initiatives that "aim to stimulate employment on Formentera".

Round-one profiles:

-Line 1 (for unemployed under-30s registered with the National Youth Guarantee System): three administrative assistants and two brigade operators.
-Line 3 (for short-term unemployed over-30s): two information assistants, one member of cleaning staff and one brigade member.

SOIB Reactiva 2021 is a programme of the Balearic Job-seekers' Service (Servei d'Ocupació de les Illes Balears/SOIB) and is co-financed by the European Social Fund's Operational Programmes for Youth and Regional Employment 2014-2020 and Spain's Sectoral Conference on Employment and Labor Affairs.

9 November 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Formentera becomes first European destination to sign UNESCO's Sustainable Tourism Commitment with Expedia

foto 2021 sostenibilitatThe Formentera Office Tourism has signed an agreement with the online travel agency Expedia to disseminate and promote the UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Commitment. Formentera is the first European destination to join the collaborative effort, and the second worldwide after Thailand.

“This agreement is about encouraging sustainable and responsible travel to Formentera, seeking ever greater environmental awareness and optimising sustainable practices in travel and the public and private sectors”, said Vice President and Councillor of Tourism Alejandra Ferrer. The deal includes specific measures to develop sustainability on the island, and is in line the objectives of the Tourism Reactivation Plan 2021/22, adopted by local government in consensus with the sector.

The arrangement focuses on fomenting sustainable and responsible travel by attracting quality visitors who respect the environment and generate a return for Formentera. It is also aimed at promoting sustainability with new and positive destination experiences and emerging secondary experiences. It additionally seeks to mitigate the negative environmental and cultural impacts of travel and sightseeing, establish Formentera as a leader among sustainable destinations (related projects include safeguards on posidonia, the ban on plastic bags, the promotion of sustainable mobility and more) and set an example for the travel sector in its broadest sense, nationally and internationally.

Expedia Group promotes travel around the world and will now highlight Formentera as an island that cares about sustainability. The company will bring visibility to the private sector's commitment to environmental protection by highlighting whether particular stakeholders have reduced single-use plastics, if they support local communities and culture, have cut waste and improved their management of energy and water.

The idea is also to take advantage of industry experience and digital technology to create a sustainable framework on Formentera that develops the local economy, especially in tourism, and to promote policies for the inclusion and safety of travellers.

8 November 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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