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Skal Madrid President Recognized Among Spain’s Top 150 Influential Tourism Professionals

Ramón Adillón Sastre, the esteemed President of Skal Madrid, has proudly announced his inclusion in the prestigious list of the 150 most influential tourism professionals in Spain for the fourth consecutive year. This remarkable achievement marks his consistent recognition since the inaugural edition of the list in 2020, making him a prominent figure in the nation’s thriving tourism sector.

The annual compilation of this esteemed list is carried out by Sergestur, a renowned consultancy firm, which aims to identify and honour professionals who have set exceptional benchmarks within the national tourism industry. The selection process evaluates their performance, contributions, communications, deeds, knowledge, and overall actions.

In a humbled but enthusiastic response, Mr Sastre expressed his delight at being featured among Spain’s renowned tourism experts. He acknowledged the honour as an essential recognition of his hard work and dedication to the industry. Furthermore, he emphasized the significance of this achievement for Skal, highlighting that it reflects positively on the association to have one of its members listed among the most influential professionals in the field.

Fernando Garasa López, founder and Director of SERGESTUR (Servicios de Gestión Turística), provided insights into the criteria and methodology used to curate the prestigious list. He explained that their team carefully assessed leaders in various tourism sub-sectors, ensuring complete independence in their selection process. The criteria considered encompassed knowledge, concepts, experience, effective communication, and the level of social and professional recognition within the country’s tourism community. Additionally, the professionals’ reputation for innovation, technology adoption, new management approaches, ethical practices, and social responsibility played a pivotal role in the final selection.

Mr Sastre’s profound commitment to his profession and remarkable contributions during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic earned him a spot on the list year after year. Amidst the pandemic’s disruptions to the tourism industry, his resilience and exemplary work have set a standard for others.

This year’s edition also highlights Mr Sastre’s affiliation with Skal International through the prominently displayed profile picture. His involvement with Skal has further reinforced the organization’s prominence and influence in the tourism domain.

The recognition of Ramón Adillón Sastre among Spain’s most influential tourism professionals serves as a testament to his dedication and passion for the industry. As the President of Skal Madrid, he continues to be an inspiring figure for fellow professionals and an invaluable asset to the tourism community.