AKILES focuses its investments on developing the leisure, technology, social networking and preventive medicine sectors in the tourism sector vertically, in the context of a global economy.
The development of new technologies, the evolution of preventive medicine and the establishment of social networks have transformed the demand for leisure which is rapidly replacing the traditional model of beach, golf and spa tourism.
The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) attributes the growth of the sector to the increase in global wealth, the liberalisation of international airspace, cheaper flights and the use of the Internet as a travel tool. Tourism profits have made it one of the world’s largest industries and the fastest growing sectors of world trade, accounting for 10.7 per cent of world gross domestic product (GDP), 12.8 per cent of world exports, 8.2 per cent of global employment and 9.4 per cent of global capital investment.
The emergence of low-cost airlines in the 2000s, together with the strong investments generated by the real estate bubble, has resulted in an oversupply of tourist assets based on an obsolete model that is difficult to make profitable.
AKILES acquires and makes profitable these assets by means of specialised tourism adapted to the needs of new generations, incorporating technology, leisure, social networks and preventive medicine, changing seasonal tourism for a permanent one.