RAMÓN JIMÉNEZ, TOURISM PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Ramón Jiménez, the managing director of the Grupo Antequera Golf, was awarded the Tourism Personality of the Year Award. The Rural Malaga Tourism Awards gave Jiménez this award for his career and the effort and dedication he has shown when driving inland tourism in the Province of Malaga with the promotion of Hotel Antequera****, Hotel Convento La Magdalena***** and Antequera Golf Course.
Ramón Jiménez attended the event without knowing he would receive this prestigious award. An excited Jiménez thanked those in attendance and Rural Malaga for choosing him as the winner. he added, "this award is for the city of Antequera, as it continues to go above and beyond in its promotion of tourism and, thanks to the effort of the locals, it is achieving huge objectives that enable the city to transcend borders and be discovered.”
El Torcal de Antequera received the award for Best Tourist Corner thanks to its national promotion in recent months. The Mayor of Antequera, Manuel Barón, along with Jorge Alegre, the manager of El Torcal Visitors Centre, took to the stage to receive this award.
The event took place at Tivoli World Theme Park in Benalmadena, with the venue being chosen for the prize giving ceremony. This event publicly recognised the work of instutions and companies.
The Mayor of Benalmadena, Paloma García, welcomed the attendees, including members of parliament, Miss Spain, Elisabeth Reyes, the manager of Los 40 Principales, and mayors and counselors from more than thirty local governments around the province.