19 December 2017 - 18: 08
The businessmen of the hotel and tourist sector of the Marina Alta have celebrated this Tuesday in the CDT of Dénia an act that has served as balance of the year and of delivery of the new tourist badges to the local companies.
Aehtma president, Cristina Sellés, has congratulated in his speech that 2017 was the year "In which we have recovered the confidence lost in the hard years of the crisis and it seems that we are going back". A year in which, thanks to the UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy project, Dénia and the Marina Alta "we are fashionable".
For Sellés, 2017 has been "a year of collective agreement", "collaborating with social peace and ensuring the interests of our workers, which we are sure are the greatest value of our companies".
But not everything has been joys for the president, who has recognized problems such as storms, which have destroyed tourist facilities, or "incomprehensible political decisions" as "the ZAS of the Loreto street, the occupation of the public highway, authorizations of extraordinary activities, delays in the licenses, rise by revision of garbage, ports, tourist tax or intrusion ".
Looking at 2018, Sellés has stated that the objective is training, "and we support the commitment made by the University of Alicante, which in 2018 / 2019 will realize the implementation of the degree in Gastronomy in Dénia. Also the International Center for Gastronomy at the CDT".
Finally, the president of Aehtma has congratulated the chefs recognized with Soles Repsol, Michelin Stars or Plato Awards in the Marina Alta, some awards that have culminated with the award given by the Hospitality Federation of Spain and that has been extended to all the associates.
The act culminated with a pre-Christmas breakfast prepared by the students of kitchen and CDT service.