Discover the destinations that have implemented the Smart Tourist Destinations diagnosis
The success of the Smart Destination model proposed by the Spanish Secretary of State for Tourism has aroused the interest of many destinations, which since 2013 have been seeking to obtain the Smart Tourist Destination recognition with the help of SEGITTUR. Despite destinations involved in the diagnosis process are completely different, they all have pledged to embrace a methodology that provides a comprehensive approach and offers a strategy for the future rooted in governance, sustainability, accessibility, innovation and technology.
Only those destinations that achieve 80% or more of the requirements set out in the Smart Tourist Destination methodology are worthy of a Smart Tourist Destination accreditation. From that moment, these destinations commit to follo a continuous improvement process, since the recognition remains valid for two years, and it is expected that the destination will continue to work in all 5 model pillars in order to improve the quality of their tourism offer.
In Spain, the following destinations have achieved this objective: Benidorm, Gijón, Málaga, Tenerife island and Santander.
The interest in the Smart Tourist Destination Programme goes beyond Spain. Two international destinations are already in the process of achieving this recognition and new proposals are being worked on. This is an initiative that seeks to cement the leadership of Spanish tourism policies and is supported by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), which holds the annual UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations in collaboration with SEGITTUR.
Below we present those destinations to have completed the diagnostic process with SEGITTUR and follow the Smarto Tourist Destination methodology in Spain and abroad.