SUTUS 2021 ,The pioneering event on space and underwater tourism, will bring together in its second edition in Les Roches Marbella from September 22 to 24, the main international space agencies, national organizations and companies of the underwater sector, to discuss the two great challenges of tourism in luxury: the cosmos and water.
The event is organized by Les Roches Marbella, the leading hotel training school in our country and one of the most important in the world, together with Medina Media Events. In addition, the Les Roches Marbella campus will also host a demonstration area where different companies, national and foreign, will exhibit applications related to tourism issues, within the commitment of its organizers to open the face-to-face experience to the advances offered by new technologies.
From Mars to the moon in SUTUS 2021
This has been a key year for space exploration, with historical milestones such as the arrival of probes and robots on Mars from agencies such as NASA, the Chinese space agency and the United Arab Emirates; in addition to SpaceX’s first private manned trips to the International Space Station or the space race between billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson, owners of Amazon and Virgin Galactic, milestones that will be discussed during the meeting.
SUTUS 2021 will be attended by NASA, represented by Sam Scimemi, who will do so as Special Assistant to the Associate Administrator for Manned Flights (Human Spaceflight), based in Washington. Scimemi, who was already in the first edition of SUTUS, has a trajectory of more than 30 years in manned flights, starting at the Johnson Space Center (in Houston, Texas) and has been involved in NASA projects such as Shuttle, Hubble, Space Station, SOFIA, NPP and many others. He is now collaborating on the Moon Mars project, using his experience in manned mission security.
One of the most notable novelties this year will be the presence of the Japan Aerospace Agency JAXA, represented by Hiroko Asakura, Deputy Director of the JAXA delegation in Paris, who will be in charge of presenting the country’s commitment to space tourism.
Asakura’s intervention in SUTUS 2021 will revolve around Japan’s participation in NASA’s “Artemis” program whose objective is to re-explore the Moon and bring “the first woman and the next man” and in which the country Japan is the main partner. In addition, within the private initiatives of luxury tourism, Japanese is also spoken. The Japanese tycoon Yusaku Maezawa aspires to be the first space tourist to travel to the Moon and has invited eight other people to be part of the expedition that should take off in 2023 in one of the SpaceX ships.
The luxury of diving among sunken ships and aircraft carriers
But SUTUS is not only a stellar event, there is also a large part dedicated to underwater tourism such as the project La “Senda Azul” of the Costa del Sol, an initiative of the Diputación de Málaga that aims to highlight the underwater wealth of the 180 kilometers of the Costa del Sol, making accessible archaeological sites, reefs and sunken ships since the times of the Greeks, the Roman Empire, the Battle of Lepanto or World War II. In addition, the project includes the construction of artificial reefs and nautical bases, which will be an attraction for luxury tourism while helping to preserve and protect marine resources, flora and fauna.
In the words of the president of the Malaga Provincial Council, Francisco Salado, who is also president of Costa del Sol Tourism, the “Blue Path” is the “commitment” to the environment and sustainability, in which it also combines the tourist offer, patrimonial and cultural. But it will be Javier Noriega, president of the Marine Maritime Cluster of Andalusia, who will be in charge of presenting the international experts at SUTUS 2021 with the details of this project in which he has been collaborating for years.