The Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, today presented at the ‘Reactivatur’ Tourism Sector Conference, a new website developed by Segittur to facilitate the search for available aid for the tourism sector at different levels of the Administration.
For the head of tourism, "it is a very necessary tool to facilitate knowledge and access to the aid that companies and freelancers in the tourism sector can benefit from and prevent them from getting lost in a tangle of webs or not knowing or even where to look. Reactivatur aims to be an agile and fast access door to the aid that companies, freelancers and workers in the sector can request at the different levels of the Administration. Local entities, Autonomous Communities and the Government of Spain have aid and programs in place whose access and knowledge are to be facilitated through this initiative aimed at companies, freelancers and associations of the tourism sector, and each of its subsectors in particular.
The aids that can be found in Reactivatur are linked to economic, tax, labor and training aspects, as well as to actions aimed at the digital transformation of tourism. To avoid a frustrating browsing experience for the user, Reactivatur will only show aids whose application period is open.
The user will be able to locate the grants through a search engine that allows them to be selected by autonomous communities, type of administration, recipients and sectors of application. Likewise, the website has a map showing the number of aid in force by autonomous community.
The Tourism Sector Conference – in which the Secretary of State for Tourism, Fernando Valdés; the general director of Turespaña, Miguel Sanz, and the regional councilors of the field – has approved a new ordinary call for the program of Tourism Sustainability Plans in Destinations that will be financed by the Secretary of State for Tourism with 23 million euros foreseen in the current Budgets Generals of the State.
This ordinary call for Tourism Sustainability Plans in Destinations is independent of the sustainability actions that the Secretary of State for Tourism will develop with the Next Generation EU European recovery funds, with which a plan for modernization and competitiveness of the sector will be financed. tourist endowed with 3,400 million euros.
The Tourism Sustainability Plans in Destinations program pursues the general objective of advancing in the transformation of tourist destinations towards a model based on sustainability. It is aimed at three categories of destinations: sun and beach, urban and rural and / or in protected natural areas, since each of them requires different interventions.
In the case of the former, many of them pioneers, they need to face the obsolescence of part of the facilities of the different subsectors of the destination's value chain, renew public facilities, expand the catalog of services and tourist spaces that they offer. , to complement the sun and beach product, as well as moving towards a more sustainable use of natural resources.
Urban tourist destinations need to maintain and improve their historic centers, diversify traditional routes through cities with new routes to decongest some areas, as well as reconcile the various uses of tourist neighborhoods, establishing models of coexistence between the resident population and the visitor.
In the case of rural tourist destinations and / or in protected natural areas, the objective is to promote and stimulate the tourist offer, always from a sustainable point of view, and in order that the promotion of this activity results in economic opportunities for the territory and its people, and help curb depopulation.