The municipality of Tías and its tourist area, Puerto del Carmen, received at the Madrid International Tourism Fair (Fitur) the plaque of recognition as a Smart Tourist Destination (DTI) granted by Segittur, linked to the Government’s Secretary of State for Tourism from Spain.


The mayor of Tías, José Juan Cruz, received this distinction, which highlights the adherence of the Tías City Council to the DTI Network, a project based on the promotion and promotion of the digital transformation of tourist destinations in the country. At the same time, it seeks to promote a sustainable development of tourism and ensure the satisfaction of tourists and improve the living conditions of the population.


José Juan Cruz also participated in the meeting of the members of the Association of Tourist Municipalities (Amt) of Spain and the Association of Tourist Municipalities of the Canary Islands (Amtc) with the Minister of Tourism, Reyes Maroto, with whom he had the opportunity to chat about the tourism sector in the Canary Islands.


The first mayor of Tías contacted in Fitur businessmen and tourism promoters who can direct their projects towards Puerto del Carmen and met, among others, with the representatives of Turismark, Yasmina Valiente and Heriberto Duque; In addition to meeting Eva Hernández, a researcher at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and coordinator of the Hermes International Congress, now the International Communication Congress H, which is held in the municipality of Tías.


In addition, among other meetings, the mayor of Tías attended the special meeting of Cadena Ser in the Canary Islands held at the La Vela building in the BBVA city on sustainable tourism. Participants in this meeting were Jacobo Anaya, Director of Energy and Sustainability at BBVA in Spain; Joan Trian Riu, CEO Riu; Manuel Maqueda, professor of Applied Circular Economy and Regenerative Economy at Harvard University; Javier Gándara, president of ALA; and Antonio Morales, president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria. The event was closed by Reyes Maroto Illera, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of the Government of Spain.