The Plenary Commission of the Smart Destinations Network has today approved the addition of 37 members, taking its total number to 305: 186 destinations, 50 institutions and 69 collaborating companies.
The Commission, which was held in Benidorm during the celebration of the Digital Tourist Conference 2021, welcomed the participation of Red.es and the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP).
Smart Destinations Network initiatives
Noteworthy projects carried out by the Smart Destinations Network during the first six months of 2021 are the creation of a Smart Destination model introductory course for destination managers and the development of different guides, such as the guide of solutions for beaches and bathing areas and the manual for creating digital guides, which will soon be presented.
During this time, collaboration with the Region of Valencia, the Region of Murcia and Extremadura in terms of Smart Destinations has been strengthened and collaboration protocols have been signed to promote Smart Destinations with the Basque Country, Andalusia, Cantabria and the local government of Mallorca.
To continue to raise awareness, the Cultural Heritage Group has been launched, with 30 founding Network members expressing their wish to join, led by the Santa María la Real Foundation and the Group of World Heritage Cities.
New members of the Smart Destinations Network
Among the destinations to become new Smart Destinations Network members are the local councils of Baños de la Encina, Hornachuelos, Llucmajor, Mazarrón, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, Tarifa, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Ceuta, Huelva, Bizkaia, Sierra de Espuña and Embalse del Atazar.
The new institutions are the Sun and Sand Tourist Municipalities Alliance, the Sierra de la Demanda Local Action Group Association, the Most Beautiful Towns in Spain Association, the Sierra de Montáñez y Tamuja Comprehensive Development Association (ADISMONTA), the Aragon Sustainable Development Cluster, the Spanish College for Property and Mercantile Registrars, the A Coruña Tourism and Congress Board, the Aragonese Federation of Municipalities, Towns and Provinces and the Hotel Technological Institute.
The new companies participating in the Smart Destinations Network are Avive Soluciones Estratégicas, AC Consultores, Delta, Destination Lab Consulting, Formagame, Minsait, Nethodology, Park4Dis, SGS International Certification Services, Tifloactiva, Top Tourism Marketing, Urbegi Iniciativas Sociales, Voces Lab and Brain Trust Consulting Services.