The Palestinian Information and Communication Technology Incubator (PICTI) executed a business trip to Spain, as part of the Med Pearls Project, which is co-financed by the European Union. This is a cross-border project aiming at internationally positioning the Mediterranean (Palestine, Egypt, Jordan, Spain, Greece, Italy) as an integral destination of quality and excellence for Slow Tourism (ST), by accelerating innovative initiatives built from public & private cooperation.
PICTI works, through this project, on linking innovative enterprises with ICT companies at both the local and international level, by offering sub-grants, and technical and legal assistance to innovative technology-oriented projects and SMEs targeting the tourism sector. As such, PICTI made this trip to Spain, visiting Anoia and Les Garrigues pilot areas and viewing their most important tourism attractions. In addition, the team attended the annual partners meeting in Spain, and the “Mobile World Conference – GSMA” summit.
Joining the PICTI team, was 4 entrepreneurial ideas which this project has supported; Ahmad Khayyat, his project “Burj Alluqluq”, Manar Younis, her project “Al-Jeeda”, Mouhannad Dar Nasser, his project “Resto App”, and Maysa Al Shaer, her project “Kazdoora”. This helped reinforce the connections and relationships with the Spanish side, and better identify existing challenges and discuss their solutions.
Mrs. Amani Muady, PICTI’s general manager, stresses that this trip helps reinforce Palestine’s tourism sector, as it helped introduce Palestine to the world as a strong tourism attraction.