Minister Reyes Maroto promotes inclusive tourism in Spain

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Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto says it is vital to promote inclusive tourism.

The Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, sid her prioty is to reactivate and modernise the tourism sector, guaranteeing security, and diversifying the range of destinations so that tourism benefits all territories.

Speaking at a ministerial summit organised on World Tourism Day by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Maroto said Spain intends  to modernise the tourism model to make it more sustainable, digital and inclusive from an economic, environmental and territorial point of view.

“Spain places inclusion as a priority within the Sustainable Tourism Strategy 2030. It is essential for us to distribute the benefits of tourism throughout our territory and to make it a useful tool for inclusive development,” she said.

“Spain focuses on measures related to social inclusion, in particular to make tourism accessible to all. For example, we collaborate with organisations such as the ONCE Foundation for the cooperation and inclusion of people with disabilities.

“We are working to improve the pioneering sun and beach and urban destinations, as well as promoting rural and inland tourist destinations, through tourism products based on their heritage, such as cultural tourism, gastronomy, wine tourism and active tourism,” she added.

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Deirdre Tynan

Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.


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