The 2017 Excelencias Awards Delivered at FITUR
The Excelencias Awards were created 13 years ago by Grupo Excelencias, with the aim of promoting excellence in different areas related to tourism, gastronomy and culture in Iberian-America
The Excelencias Awards have become a reference in the field of tourism and gastronomy in Iberian-America. As every year, the event has taken place coinciding with the opening day of the International Fair FITUR Madrid, Spain. As many as 37 projects, from 12 countries, were awarded in the 13th edition of the Awards.
On this occasion, several international personalities met for the Excelencias Awards: Mr. Gustavo Santos, Minister of Tourism of the Argentina; His Excellency Mr. Federico Ramon Puerta, Ambassador of Argentina to the Kingdom of Spain; Mr. Valentin Diaz Gilligan, Assistant Secretary General of the Presidency of Argentina; Mr. Manuel Marrero Cruz, Minister of Tourism of Cuba; His Excellency Mr. Gustavo Machin Gomez, Ambassador of Cuba to Spain; Mr. Napoleon Duarte, Tourism Minister of El Salvador; His Excellency Mr. Edgardo Suarez Mallagray, Ambassador of El Salvador to the Kingdom of Spain; Mr. Enrique Ponce de Leon, Minister of Tourism of Ecuador; Her Excellency Ms. Roberta Lajous Vargas, Ambassador of Mexico to the Kingdom of Spain and the Principality of Andorra; representing the ambassador of Paraguay; His Excellency Mr. Gustavo Gomez Comas, Charge d' Affaires at Paraguay's Embassy in the Kingdom of Spain; Mrs. Marcela Bacigolupo, Minister of Tourism of Paraguay; Her Excellency Ms. Gabriela Porras Alor, Minister Counselor of the Embassy of Peru to Spain; Mr. Rafael Anson Oliart, President of the Royal Academy of Gastronomy; Angel Leon (Aponiente, 3 Michelin Stars) and Fernanda Fuentes and Andrea Bernardi (Nub, 1 Michelin Star); governors from Mexican and Argentinean states, the President of Almeria Council, heads of corporations and more.
The winners in this edition of the Excelencias Awards are: