The Executive Committee of the Network of Smart Destinations, chaired by the Secretary of State for Tourism, Fernando Valdés, today approved the incorporation of 67 new destinations and the modification of the Network’s regulations, and analysed the categorisation of all its members.
With these 67 new destinations, the DTI Network now has 610 members, of which 437 are regular member destinations, 79 are institutional members, 91 are collaborating companies and 3 are observers.
The DTI Network is thirteen times bigger than when it was first created, a sign of the destinations’ interest in the model. However, the number of memberships cannot impact the good support offered to the destinations. Consequently, it has been decided to postpone the addition of any new members until the existing destinations are onboarded, categorised and subject to diagnosis.
By autonomous regions, Andalusia has the most members in the Network at 98, followed by Galicia (78), Castile and Leon (44), Canary Islands (32), Principality of Asturias (26), Catalonia (24), Region of Valencia (24), Region of Murcia (19), Aragon (18), Region of Madrid (14), Cantabria (13), Balearic Islands (12), Castile-La Mancha (12), Extremadura (11), Basque Country (6), La Rioja (4), the Autonomous Region of Ceuta (1) and Navarre (1).
An analysis of the DTI Network shows that the member municipalities represent 5.3% of the total number of municipalities in Spain, and 44% of the Spanish population. It should also be noted that 42 of the 52 provincial capitals are members of the DTI Network, together with the 15 World Heritage cities and the 8 municipalities that are part of the Sun and Sand Tourist Municipalities Alliance.
During the meeting, the Committee announced the creation of a working group that will combine the methodology of the DTI diagnostic reports with the UNE standards. Lastly, work is being done on an intranet for the DTI Network, which will be announced shortly.