The German company Condor will increase its air capacity by 4% with the Canary Islands next winter with the addition of a new plane, as announced by the tourism adviser, Isacc Castellano, whose team continues to work on the second day of the ITB in Berlin with the objective of recovering connectivity with Germany in the medium term.
For this, numerous meetings have been held within the most important tourism fair in the world with the most important tour operators and airlines of the German country, including Thomas Cook, TUI, RTK and Condor, as explained by the Minister of Tourism .
“Our main objective is to cover the places left by the bankruptcy of Germania and at the ITB we have been able to confirm that the archipelago continues to be the main destination and that we can recover this lost connectivity progressively”; a recovery that Castellano hopes can be accelerated in the next winter season “to close the year with good tourism results.”
Also the tour operator Schauinsland confirmed in the meeting he had with the team of the Ministry of Tourism and Promotur Turismo de Canarias that maintains its intention to take over some of the routes that the Germania company operated with the islands. “They are still assessing which routes they are going to take, but it is certainly great news that they continue to have the islands as one of their main destinations,” said Deputy Tourism Minister Cristóbal de la Rosa.
For its part, the managing director of Promotur Turismo de Canarias, María Méndez, appreciated the interest that several tour operators showed at the ITB in Berlin when it came to operating with the Archipelago: “They have approached us to make their aircraft available and to cover a percentage of airplanes, that has been the central axis of our meetings, to combat the loss of connectivity in the German market “.
As part of the ITB fair in Berlin, the Golden City Gate Festival awarded the prize to the video launched by Promotur Turismo de Canarias on the occasion of the celebration of the International Day of Families. In this one, it was reflected that some elderly people conserve until the end of their days the memories of their childhood years, keeping a special place for the moments spent in family. An argument that led the Canary Islands brand encourage parents to visit the eight destinations to enjoy experiences that will always remain in the memory.