In her trip to Mexico, Isabel Verdet, WLO Research and Publications Coordinator, met Demetrio Valdez in Mexico City (PhD Candidate and professor at YMCA University, and former responsible for the direction of the recreational activities programs and the training of operating staff in that area at UNAM-Mexico Autonomous University, for the past 20 years) and Dr Adriana Estrada in Northern city of Monterrey (Professor at the BA Programme in International Tourism at the UDEM-University of Monterrey).

Both Demetrio and Adriana have been actively engaged with the WLO for many years now, attending WL Congresses and participating in the old commissions and the new Special Interest Groups (SIGs), among others. Isabel, who recently joint the WLO team, learnt a lot from them about WLO history and took back to Bilbao some important inputs for the improvement of our action in the near future.

They will be both attending the WL Congress in São Paulo. If you are also attending, don’t miss the chance to exchange a few words with them to learn more about the WLO’s past and present, as well as about the leisure sphere in Latin America. Thank you Demetrio and Adriana for being incredible hosts and for your commitment with the WLO!