Lanzarote will receive more than 1.6 million euros for the implementation of the island’s first Tourism Sustainability Plan
María Dolores Corujo stressed that the initiative ‘Lanzarote, the energy of the volcano’ ‘will highlight our commitment to the sustainability, dynamization and innovation of the sector’
The Ministry of Tourism approved the financing of an unprecedented project in the Conejero territory, selecting it among the 42 proposals from the Canary Islands
The Cabildo de Lanzarote is pleased that, during yesterday’s session, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, through the Secretary of State for Tourism, approved the financing of the Island’s Tourism Sustainability Plan, ‘Lanzarote, la volcano energy ‘,with an item of 1,650,000 euros.
The president of the Cabildo de Lanzarote, María Dolores Corujo , celebrated that the Island received for the first time in its history, also being the first time that Lanzarote is presented to this call, “An economic contribution that will help to develop, from the root, the commitment to the sustainability of our destination and to the dynamization, innovation and improvement of the competitiveness of the sector”.
“ In line with the efforts we are making from the Cabildo, the project ‘Lanzarote, the energy of the volcano’ will recall the great promoter of a modern and respectful tourism model with our environment, César Manrique, and weIt will allow us to strengthen our destiny as a benchmark in terms of quality ”, assured the president.
The Ministry selected the conejero project among the 42 proposals submitted by the Canary Islands Community for the Sustainable Tourism Plans in Destination,an initiative aimed at highlighting the unrivaled natural and cultural values of Lanzarote and emphasizing a tourist commitment to the Island marked by sustainability, dynamization or innovation.dynamization or innovation.dynamization or innovation.
For the development of the Plan in Lanzarote, in addition to the more than 1.6 million euros from the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Tourism of the Government of the Canary Islands will provide the same,while the island council itself will contribute the remaining amount up to five million euros.
The Cabildo will have a term of execution of the Plan of three years from the start of the same and with this it will seek the revitalization of a fundamental area for the Island, which has suffered in a special way the consequences of the crisis derived from the pandemic.
In this second edition of the Program, the Ministry of Tourism detailed that 301 proposals have been received from all over Spain, of which the Institution approved 23, which will be financed with 64 million euros. Each Plan will receive between 400,000 and 2,000.