The moment to “redesign the market game and face winds of change” was at the centre of the debates at the 33rd National Hospitality and Tourism Congress, which took place from 16 to 18 November in Fátima, at the Paulo VI Pastoral Centre, under the motto “Winds of Change”.
With Mota-Engil ATIV as one of the sponsors, the largest congress in the sector brought together more than 550 participants among decision makers and tourism professionals and more than 30 partners, who had the opportunity to attend during the 3 days, 11 panels with 44 speakers and moderators, and the closure of the work was the responsibility of the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
After two years of challenges and threats, as unprecedented as unexpected – pandemic, war, and inflation, with undeniable consequences and impacts for the sector, this edition was marked by a vision of society today.
Addressing divisive themes transversal to the sector and society in general, such as Sustainability, Management and Investment, Human Resources, Wellbeing and Hotel Performance, it tried to answer the problem: How can the sector adapt to the changes of recent years and what can be expected of the future in the times ahead.
For Mota-Engil ATIV, the expectation was to present a new brand and a new positioning in this edition. In addition, it was another moment to keep in touch with trends, develop skills and knowledge, strengthen relationships between peers and discover new business opportunities and partnerships.
“A long-time partner of AHP, first as Manvia and now as Mota-Engil ATIV, we are looking with special care at the themes of environmental sustainability, namely energy, carbon and water,” revealed Augusto Junqueiro, CEO of Mota-Engil ATIV. “This alignment with the sustainability topics that the hospitality world is also paying attention also motivated us to participate in this Congress, since we could publicize the recently created brand and, at the same time, disclose our strategy and approach to these topics”, added Augusto Junqueiro, stressing that “we are sure to build a better world this way”.