Patrick Torrent Queralt
Vice-President of Necstour
Mr. Patrick Torrent holds a degree in Industrial Psychology for Organisations from the University of Barcelona and a degree in Law from the UNED, with training in Marketing Management from the ESADE Management Development Centre, and in Information Systems Management from Master Associates.
He began his professional career in the financial sector (La Caixa and Bankpime) and has been working in the tourism sector since 1990.
From 1990 to 2001 he was Head of Organisation at the RACC (Royal Automobile Club of Catalonia) where he led the creation of the travel area, wholesale and incoming travel agency activity. And from 2001 to December 2004, he was the Manager of ADD Viajes Corporativos (Grupo Farmacéutico Lácer), a company specialising in the organisation of incentive trips, conventions, congresses and events.
From 2005 to 2009 he was Deputy Director General of Consorci Turisme de Catalunya and Deputy Director of the Catalan Tourism Agency from 2010 when it was created until 2013.
He is currently Executive Director of the Catalan Tourism Agency, has actively participated in the creation of the new Catalan Tourism Agency and has promoted the definition of two Strategic Tourism Plans in Catalonia (2005-2010 and 2013-2016).
He has been associate professor at different universities and speaker and organiser of several symposiums, seminars, workshops and forums focused on tourism and its marketing and has also coordinated the two Tourism Marketing Plans of Catalonia (2013-2016 and 2017-2022).
Since 2015 Mr. Torrent has represented Catalonia at NECSTouR. From 2015 to 2021 he has held the Presidency and currently holds the Vice-Presidency of this network that brings together 41 Regional Tourism Authorities and 39 partner organisations.