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  • Industry | 2/29/2024

    Jordi Hereu announces the early resolution of €125 million in aid from the PERTE Chip microelectronics programme and announces that there will be a second call for €200 million.

    The Minister of Industry and Tourism has defended the use of Artificial Intelligence in industry and tourism to become more sustainable and competitive.He highlighted the role of ENISA in the certification of start-ups. So far, this entity under the Ministry of Industry and Tourism has certified 849 companies.With regard to tourism, the minister recalled that his department has invested more than 300 million euros in the digitalisation of this sector.

  • Tourism | 2/29/2024

    The Secretary of State for Tourism launches a personalised intelligence system for the destinations of the RedDTI network.

    This Tourism Intelligence System for Destinations (TIS Destination) is the first module of the Intelligent Destination Platform (IDP).The TIS Destination structures the data in six categories, ranging from the economy to transport, from sustainability to tourism knowledge.

  • Tourism | 2/28/2024

    Planned international seats for March reach 8.5 million, 13.6% more than a year ago.

    Comparing seat forecasts in March with those recorded at the same date in 2023, the main source markets continue to perform well: UK (+7.2%), Germany (+17.3%) and Italy (+21.6%).Hereu: "These figures confirm a good start to the year for the tourism sector, in line with the forecast for arrivals and spending, which bodes a significant improvement in the first four months of the year compared to the already historic figures for 2023".

  • Industry | 2/22/2024

    Industry awards the first 10 tractor projects of line B of the PERTE VEC II with nearly €170 M.

    The ten projects provisionally awarded in this first resolution are those of JEMA ENERGY, BASQUEVOLT, IRIZAR, NISSAN, MERCEDES-BENZ, MASATS, MUGAPE, EDSCHA BURGOS and AUTOTECH. In the coming weeks, the rest of the applications submitted in this PERTE VEC II B call will continue to be evaluated until the envelope foreseen is exhausted. Jordi Hereu: "We’re in an important process of transformation of the automotive industry in Spain. We’re the second largest producer in Europe and we want to continue to lead this industry with the electric car.

  • Tourism | 2/22/2024

    Hereu: The new UN TOURISM headquarters is an example of Spain's commitment to lead the transformation of tourism.

    The UN TOURISM building, which will occupy a space adjacent to the Palacio de Congresos and will be completed in the first half of 2025, will be a functional headquarters, with an excellent location next to the financial centre and the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.Hereu highlights Spain's global dimension as a tourist destination and the boom in long-haul markets, which place us at the head of the preferences of countries such as the USA, which are characterised by long stays and higher spending.The Minister of Industry and Tourism visits the works accompanied by the Secretary of State for Tourism, Rosana Morillo, the Director General of Turespaña, Miguel Sanz, and the Secretary General of UN TOURISM, Zurab Pololikashvili.

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