Starting today and over the next month, the period for request grants to promote the digitisation of Spanish tourist destinations will remain open. The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism is mobilising 11 million euros of Next Generation EU recovery funds to this end.
“This initiative will make it possible to meet the modernisation needs of some of our destinations, which remain too analogue, in undertaking the digital transformation to gain competitiveness. As part of the Xacobeo National Plan 2021-2022, a specific heading has been set aside for destinations on the different routes of the Camino de Santiago”, explained the Secretary of State for Tourism, Fernando Valdés
The grants, to be awarded on a competitive basis, have been divided into two different calls: one aimed at destinations that form part of the Smart Destinations network, with a budget of 6 million euros, and another, for which 5 million euros have been set aside, for the digital transformation of destinations in the DTI network that form part of any of the routes of the Camino de Santiago.
Both calls target local entities in destinations that are full members of the DTI network or file their application for membership when submitting their bid. In the case of the grants set aside for destinations on the Camino de Santiago, they must submit their bid in groups (consisting of a minimum of 3 entities and a maximum of 8) and submit projects that seek to address the common needs of the St James’ Way route.
All the information about these two calls can be consulted on the grants portal of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism: