Jordi Clos is the new president of Fira de Barcelona’s B-Travel trade show

The Board of Directors of Fira de Barcelona has appointed hotelier Jordi Clos as president of B-Travel. Clos, who takes over from Raimon Martínez Fraile, will bring his extensive knowledge and experience of the sector to consolidate the show as the benchmark of experience-related travel.

Jordi Clos is president of Derby Hotels Collection and the Barcelona Hotel Association. He is also vice-president of Turisme de Barcelona, a patron of the Barcelona Cultura Foundation and vice-president of the Barcelona Hotel and Catering School. His passion for archaeology and ancient cultures led him to set up the Clos Archaeological Foundation and the Egyptian Museum in Barcelona, the most important private collection in Europe.

Clos gave a positive rating to the show’s evolution from the International Tourism Show in Catalonia (SITC) to B-Travel, and says his objectives will be to “promote innovation in the sector and strengthen the trade show’s positioning as an event geared towards travellers’ experiences as a key factor in maximizing their satisfaction.”.

The next edition will take place from 15 to 17 April 2016 at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via exhibition centre.

Barcelona, 9 November 2015