SUTUS 2022: The first space hotel planned for 2027 and the creation of cities in space are among the projects of the world’s largest space and underwater tourism event

The World Space and Underwater Tourism Summit repeats its success with the celebration of the third edition of this ground-breaking event that brings together prestigious institutions and qualified international players in space and underwater tourism on September 28, 29 and 30 in Les Roches Marbella .

Last year began a revolution in the history of the cosmos. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, flew his rocket at an altitude of 106 kilometers for ten minutes, ushering in an era of commercial space travel. The search for original and personal experiences drives the future of luxury tourism towards new destinations that go beyond known boundaries, confirming the entrenchment of high-end tourism throughout the world.

Luxury tourism in Europe represents between 130,000 and 170,000 million euros per year, or 22 % of total industry revenue according to the consulting firm Bain & Company.

Taking place in a hybrid format with a first face-to-face day and two other virtual days, SUTUS (“ Universal summit for space and underwater tourism “) has positioned itself as the reference forum for the world’s largest space organizations and attracted the American NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japanese JAXA last year. This year they will be joined by the International Space University (ISU), the Space Tourism Society (STS) and the Swiss Space Tourism Agency.

For business, more than 30 companies will be present to present the progress of their projects. All enjoy international recognition and nurture ambitious projects, some of which have even already been implemented.

Orbital Assembly, the first hotel to offer accommodation to tourists in space, Space VIP, which is dedicated to “ space literature and inspiring the next generation of private astronauts, Axiom Space, which aims to create cities in space, and the Space Tourism Society, focusing on “ marketing of the growing range of space experiences (actual space flight, movies, games and even virtual worlds).

Women such as Nancy Vermeulen, a private astronaut trainer at the Space Training Academy, and Susan Kilrain, a retired astronaut who will talk about her experience beyond planet Earth, will also be in attendance.

As for the still unexplored marine world, it will be discussed by international speakers such as Fabien Cousteau and his International Ocean Station, which should be operational in 2026. ; Aaron Olivera, founder and CEO of Earth 300, a global environmental and science project created in a futuristic superyacht with the primary goal of tackling climate change ; and Scott Waters, president of Pisces VI Submarine, who will speak about diving tourism in the Canary Islands.


The creation of the Spanish Aerospace Organization (AEE) is the main reason for the Spanish presence at the third edition of this pioneering international summit. Álvaro Giménez Cañete, special delegate of the Spanish Space Agency, will be responsible for presenting the action plan for the creation of this new organization, including a dozen cities – including Seville, Tres Cantos (Madrid), Teruel, León, Puertollano (Ciudad Real) ), as well as the Canary Islands, are in the running to host the headquarters.

In addition, this annual event will host renowned speakers such as underwater archaeologist Carlota Pérez Reverte, ESA astronaut candidates Carmen García-Roger and Jorge Pla-García, as well as internationally recognized Spanish companies in the space race.

Among them will be the Green Moon Project, a company committed to space travel as an asset for all humanity, and Zero 2 Infinity, a company developing high-altitude balloons to provide access to the space zone and make earth orbits using a capsule and a launch vehicle carried by balloons.

Organized by Les Roches Marbella, a leading hotel training school in Spain and one of the largest in the world, in collaboration with Medina Media Events, the event will host a demonstration area on the Marbella campus where representatives from each company participant will be able to showcase their tourism-related projects and open up the experience to anyone who visits the school’s facilities.

Carlos Díez de la Lastra, CEO of Les Roches, says: We are happy that we have managed to gather the best agencies and representatives of the most exciting projects in the world at this congress, the most important in the world in the debate on tourism in the two borders that we have above our heads. our feet.

Virtual attendees and registered businesses will be able to stream all sessions and schedule video meetings with other attendees and speakers, as well as visit exclusive online demos. All details, as well as the official agenda and registration for the three days, are now available on the Medina Media Events platform.

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About Les Roches

Les Roches is a Swiss institution whose aim is to train the innovative and enterprising minds of tomorrow. Founded in 1954, Les Roches offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in hospitality and tourism management following the Swiss educational model. With campuses throughout Switzerland and Spain ; The institution is a student body of over 100 different nationalities and offers students a unique and culturally diverse experience. From 2021, Les Roches has also entered into an academic alliance with the Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) with a partner campus in Gurugram (Delhi NCR).
Les Roches is among the top 5 higher education institutions in the world for hospitality and leisure management and employer reputation (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2022). Part of Sommet Education, the world leader in hospitality education, Les Roches is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

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