Jaume Mata is the head of sustainable tourism at Visit València Foundation (the city’s destination management organization), where he coordinates the city’s strategy to become a sustainable destination. He has more than 25 years of experience in tourism planning, marketing and communication. He also has experience in large events organization as Marketing and Communication director, and director of the CEO’s office, of the public Consortium Valencia2007 (created to hold the 32 nd America’s Cup).
He was the Deputy Director of Visit Valencia when the DMO was accredited in 2006 by UNWTO as SBest DMO, and awarded with the Ulysses Award for Innovation in Tourism Governance in 2008.
He holds two Master’s degrees: MSc in Tourism Management from the University of Surrey (UK), and master in Tourism Management from the Polythecnic University of Valencia (Spain), as well as a BSc degree in Economics and business administration (University of Valencia).
He is collaborator of several Spanish universities. He collaborated in the UNWTO Handbook Introduction to Tourism (UNWTO, 1998). He is the author for the chapter: Intelligence and Innovation for City Tourism Sustainability, The Future of Tourism (Springer, 2019)