In Focus: Spain - The Tourism Sector is Heading the Recovery

This article showcases the recent historical performance of the Spanish tourism industry and its leading role towards the recovery of the Spanish economy.
Ezio Poinelli is Senior Director of HVS Southern Europe, head of HVS office in Milan and supervising HVS activities in Italy and Spain. He has more than 19 years experience in Hospitality, Real Estate, and Leisure Real Estate markets in Europe, Caribbean, Latin America, and South Africa. He joined HVS in 2010 having significant experience in executive positions at Northcourse Advisory Services (Wyndham Worldwide), Ernst & Young, and other companies in the hospitality and real estate field. He is a graduate in Economics and Business Administration and holds a M.Sc. in Tourism Economics from Bocconi University. Contact him at or +39 02 873 43016 | +39 338 7855144 | +34 696952080
Paolo Buffa is Manager of HVS Southern Europe and Resident Manager for Spain. He has more than 13 years work experience on development, asset management, and sales & marketing solutions, combining international management and strategy consulting skills on Real Estate, Hospitality & Tourism industries in several European countries with focus on mixed-use developments with residential component and hotel. He worked for Real Estate developers and Private Equity firms in EMEA region. Prior to this, he worked for NorthCourse Advisory Services (the hospitality and real estate consulting firm of Wyndham Worldwide) in Southern Europe and for Ernst & Young, Real Estate, Hospitality & Tourism practices in Italy. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian languages. He can be contacted at or +34 661 905 496.


  1. Nuno ValinhasFebruary 12, 2015

    Looking forward for this report.

    • Hi Nuno, haven't you had the chance to dowload the article yet? In that case let me know so that will send you Best regards Ezio

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