The first space hotel planned for 2027 and the creation of cities in space are among the projects of the world’s largest space and underwater tourism event

  • Luxury tourism, centered on the cosmos and water, brings in more than 130 billion euros per year in Europe.
  • From September 28 to 30, SUTUS will bring together the best national and international leaders at Les Roches Marbella: Sam Scimeni (NASA), Bernard Foing (ESA), Hiroko Asakura (JAXA), Tony Gannon (Space Florida), Simon Jenner (Axiom Space), Roman Chiporukha (VIP Area).
  • The first hotel with accommodation for tourists in space, a futuristic superyacht whose main objective is the fight against climate change, the creation of cities in space and the International Ocean Station, which aims to be operational from here 2026, will be among the projects presented at the only space and underwater tourism event in the world.
  • Spain brand. The creation of the Spanish Space Agency (AEE) has been the main feature of Spain’s presence at the third edition of this pioneering international summit, where Álvaro Giménez Cañete will be in charge of presenting his projects.

Madrid/Marbella – The World Space and Underwater Tourism Summit reiterates its success with the celebration of the third edition of this pioneering event bringing together prestigious institutions and international players in space and underwater qualifications on September 28, 29 and 30 at Les Roches Marbella.

Last year saw the beginning of a revolution in the history of the cosmos. Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, flew his rocket at an altitude of 106 kilometers for ten minutes, ushering in the era of commercial space travel. The search for original and personalized experiences propels the future of luxury tourism towards new destinations that cross known borders, reaffirming the entrenchment of premium tourism throughout the world.

Luxury tourism in Europe brings in between 130,000 and 170,000 million euros per year, or 22% of the sector’s total revenue, according to the consultancy firm Bain & Company.

Taking place in a hybrid format, with a first day in person and two other virtual days, the SUTUS (“Space & Underwater Tourism Universal Summit”) has positioned itself as the reference forum for the main world space agencies, attracting the year last the American NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japanese JAXA. They will be joined this year by the International Space University (ISU), the Space Tourism Society (STS) and the Swiss Space Tourism Agency.

On the business side, more than 30 companies will be present to present the progress of their projects. All enjoy international recognition and nurture ambitious projects, some of which have even already been put into practice.

orbital assembly, the first hotel with accommodation for tourists in spaceVIP area, is dedicated to “knowledge of space” and inspire the next generation of private astronautsAxiom Space, which aims create cities in spaceand the Space Tourism Society, focused on “commercialize” the growing range of space experiences(actual spaceflight, movies, games and even virtual worlds), are just a few examples.

Several women like Nancy Vermeulen, private astronaut trainer at the Space Training Academyand retired astronaut commander Susan Kilrain, who will speak about her experience beyond planet Earth, will also be present.

During this time, the still unexplored marine world will be evoked by international speakers such as Fabien Cousteau
and his International ocean station, which should be operational by 2026; Aaron Olivera, founder and CEO of Earth 300, a global environmental and science project created in a futuristic superyacht whose main objective is to fight against climate change; and Scott Waterspresident of Pisces VI Submarine, who will talk about diving tourism in the Canary Islands.

Brand Spain

The creation of the Spanish Space Agency (AEE) is the main theme of the Spanish presence at the third edition of this pioneering international summit. Álvaro Giménez Cañete, special delegate of the Spanish Space Agency, will be responsible for presenting the action plan for the creation of this new organization, whose headquarters are a dozen cities – including Seville, Tres Cantos (Madrid), Teruel, León, Puertollano (Ciudad Real) – as well as the Canary Islands are vying to host.

In addition, this annual event will host renowned speakers such as underwater archaeologists Carlota Perez ReverteESA astronaut candidates Carmen Garcia-Roger and Jorge Pla Garcia as well as internationally renowned Spanish companies in the space race. The latter will include the Green Moon Project, a company committed to space farming as an asset for all mankind; and Zero 2 Infinity, a company that develops high-altitude balloons to provide access to the area around space and low Earth orbit
using a capsule and a launcher transported by balloons.

Organized by Les Roches Marbella, a leading hotel training school in our country and one of the most important in the world, in collaboration with Medina Media Events, the event will host a demonstration area on the Marbella campus where representatives from each participating company will be able to showcase their tourism-related projects, thus opening up the experience to all those who visit the school’s facilities.

Carlos Díez de la Lastra, CEO of Les Roches, says: “We are delighted to have succeeded in bringing together the best agencies and representatives of the most exciting projects in the world at this congress, the most important in the world in the discussion on tourism in the two borders that we have above our heads and under our feet.“.

Virtual attendees and registered companies will be able to follow all sessions via streaming and schedule video meetings with other attendees and speakers, as well as view exclusive online demos. All the details, as well as the official agenda and registration for the three days are now available on the Medina Media Events platform.

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About Education Summit

Sommet Education is the world leader in hotel management training. Its global network of prestigious institutions includes the Swiss-based hospitality business schools Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches, as well as the culinary arts and pastry school École Ducasse. In April 2021, Sommet Education acquired South African education leader Invictus Education, adding four new schools to its portfolio: International Hotel School, IHS Gaming dedicated to the gaming industry; SAE Institute specializing in creative media education and Summit focused on B2B training and development. In August 2021, Sommet Education also expanded into India through a majority stake in the Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) with a campus in Gurugram (Delhi NCR).

These institutions offer 400 undergraduate, graduate and technical training programs to 9,000 students from 100 different nationalities and 10,000 learners. Education is offered on four continents on 18 campuses, as well as through state-of-the-art distance learning platforms. Between them, the schools have a network of 60,000 influential alumni in hospitality and beyond.

Sommet Education is the only educational group to have two institutions in the top 5 in the world for hospitality education and by employer reputation (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022).

About Saudi Arabia Ministry of Tourism

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Tourism leads the Saudi tourism ecosystem. The Ministry defines the strategy for the Kingdom’s tourism sector and is responsible for developing policies and regulations, developing human capital, collecting statistics and attracting investment.

It works in partnership with the Saudi Tourism Authority, which promotes Saudi Arabia as a global tourist destination, and the Tourism Development Fund, which executes the ministry’s investment strategy by financing the development of the sector.

Headed by His Excellency Ahmed Al Khateeb, the ministry was founded in February 2020, following Saudi Arabia’s opening to international leisure tourists for the first time in its history in 2019. Saudi Arabia aims to welcome 100 million tourist visits by 2030, increasing the sector’s contribution to GDP from 3% to 10%.

Anouck Weiss
Director of Communications, Education Summit
Education Summit

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