The Secretary of State for Tourism, Fernando Valdés, visited Valencia this Thursday, where he met with the president of the Valencian Generalitat, Ximo Puig, to share points of view on the situation and needs of the tourism sector in the Region.
In a statement to the media, Valdés highlighted "the ability to adapt in this sector, which has made undeniable efforts to offer and continue to offer the best service to tourists and will continue to make efforts both to get out of the current situation as if to constitute a fundamental element of the economic strength of the Valencian Community and of the whole of Spain ”.
"We are fully aligned from the Government of Spain and from the Government of the Valencian Community to continue supporting a strategic and fundamental sector in the whole of our economy and our society," he assured after his meeting with the President of the Generalitat.
Active listening with the sector
Before his meeting with Puig, the Secretary of State held a meeting with representatives of the Valencian tourism sector to listen to their demands and suggestions, in which he was accompanied by the Regional Secretary for Tourism of the Generalitat, Francesc Colomer; the president of the Valencia Provincial Council, Toni Gaspar, and the Government delegate in the Valencian Community, Gloria Calero.
Valdés has then moved to the province of Castellón. In Peñíscola, it has held a meeting in the town hall with its mayor, Andrés Martínez, and with councilors and councilors from the rest of the Smart Tourist Destinations in the province (Benicarló, Benicassim, Morella and Vinarós).
Peñíscola has advanced its intention to present a project to the Tourism Sustainability Plans to be financed by the Secretary of State for Tourism, a program designed to modernize mature tourist destinations and stimulate and organize this offer in rural or inland areas.
The Secretary of State will end this two-day official trip to the Valencian Community with a lunch in Castellón with the mayor, Amparo Marco, and representatives of the sector.