The Aragonese Federation of Municipalities, Districts and Provinces (FAMCP) has become part of the Smart Tourist Destinations Network. Smart Tourist Destination is an innovative tourist destination, consolidated on a state-of-the-art technological infrastructure, which guarantees the sustainable development of the tourist territory, accessible to all, facilitating visitor interaction and integration with the environment.
The Smart Tourism Destinations (DTI) initiative, which emerged from the National and Tourism Plan 2012-2015, generates the appropriate mechanisms to facilitate the rapid incorporation of innovations in destinations. Since last June, the FAMCP has proactively joined the initiative.
In general, the transformation into a Smart Tourist Destination implies the revaluation of the destination through innovation and technology resulting fundamentally:
●An increase in competitiveness, thanks to the better use of its tourism resources and the identification and creation of others;
● Improved efficiency of production and marketing processes;
● An impulse to the sustainable development of destiny in its three aspects: environmental, economic and socio-cultural;
● An improvement in the quality of visitors' stay and the quality of life of residents.
The Network has been established with the following objectives:
1) Promote the conversion of Spanish tourist destinations to smart destinations;
2) Promote public-public and public-private partnerships in the development of products, services and activities of Smart Tourist Destinations;
3) Contribute to ensuring Spain’s leadership in tourism intelligence through the actions of the Network.
4) Ensure the quality and evolution of the DTI project.
The Smart Tourist Destination methodology is based on the analysis of destinations around five axes: governance, innovation, technology, sustainability and accessibility.
The methodological process is divided into two cycles:
1) The first, diagnosis and planning, responds to the need to make a comprehensive diagnosis of the destination, thus knowing the starting point, to go on to design an action plan that integrates the destination’s own strategy for its transformation into a Smart Tourist Destination.
2) The second cycle, of implementation and monitoring, is that in which the actions necessary to achieve the distinction Smart Tourist Destination are materialized through the implementation of the action plan.
From there, the tourist destination enters a process of continuous improvement that will guarantee its ability to successfully face the challenges and transformations posed by the new economic, social and technological environment.
The Aragonese Federation of Municipalities, Districts and Provinces (FAMCP) has joined the Smart Tourist Destinations Network, bringing the total number of members to 305, of which 186 are destinations, 50 institutions and 69 collaborating companies.
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