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Tourism | 6/13/2022
With the aim of improving the range of experiences that Spain offers its visitors and attracting quality tourism, the first call for applications has a budget of 26 million.
Trade | 6/12/2022
Spain supports the movement towards developing new standards and monitoring compliance with the same so that the WTO can continue playing an important role as guarantor in trade which is open, transparent, fair, and rules-based
Tourism | 6/3/2022
It will be the roadmap defining the model to be followed after the implementation of the European funds of the Recovery Plan.
Industry | 6/2/2022
29% of applications relate to the line of innovation in sustainability and efficiency. Catalonia and The Valencian Community were the autonomous communities with the largest number of applications, a total of 69 and 23, respectively.
Tourism | 6/1/2022
Reyes Maroto: "Holy week consolidated the trend for the sector's rapid and intense recovery, despite the uncertainty of the war”. The average amount of money spent per tourist exceeds prepandemic levels, even after the effects of inflation are discounted.
Tourism | 5/30/2022
This investment is part of the Tourism Modernisation and Competitiveness Plan financed with European funds The projects for refurbishment, restoration or renovation will affect the Museum of Tarragona and the Museum of Caceres; the castles of Sagunto (Valencia), Adsubia (Alicante), Santed (Zaragoza); the city walls of Zamora and Burgo de Osma (Soria); and the National Library, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and the Museo Nacional del Prado, all part of the Paisaje de la Luz in Madrid
Industry | 5/25/2022
The predicted investments will make it possible to maintain the industrial capacities of its plants in Spain Reyes Maroto “Spain wants to be the core for innovation and de-carbonizing ArcelorMittal activity in the world"
Industry | 5/25/2022
The Entrepreneur Service Points Network (Red PAE) currently consists of almost 3,800 service points, of which almost 3,000 are private and 800 are public.
Industry | 5/24/2022
In the 2022 call for proposals, grants increased by 36% compared to last year, reaching the maximum level authorised by the European Commission. For the minister Maroto, these subsidies allocated to offset the costs of indirect CO2 show the government's commitment to big industry
Industry | 5/23/2022
The 129 projects submitted cover advanced data processing, artificial intelligence, simulation in industry, augmented reality, and robotics, among others. Catalonia was the autonomous community with the largest number of applications, with a total of 60, followed by Andalusia, with 15.
Tourism | 5/21/2022
Reyes Maroto: "This is good news, long-awaited by the tourism sector, which facilitates the arrival of tourists from outside the EU for the high season while guaranteeing safe mobility." "The new phase of the pandemic allows us to relax the health requirements for entry into Spain, putting non-EU travelers on a par with those of the EU and associated Schengen countries," said the minister .
Tourism | 5/19/2022
Tourism provides 42% of jobs created in the past year with 465.978 new affliates
Tourism | 5/18/2022
The number of passengers arriving in the Balearic and Canary Islands almost reached 2019 levels
Trade | 5/17/2022
Exports in March rose 17.1% year-on-year to €33,090 million, a record high for any given month. Imports rose 31.6% year-on-year to €37,732 million, also a record high for any given month.
Tourism | 5/13/2022
Tourism mobilises 11 million euros of Next Generation EU funds.
Industry | 5/10/2022
The deadline for nominations is 6 June. The awards will be presented in two categories: large companies and industrial SMEs.
Trade | 5/9/2022
This activity is part of the 'Spain, Audiovisual Hub of Europe' Plan, launched by the Government to consolidate this strategic sector in line with the Digital Spain agenda and the deployment of the Recovery Plan. The Queen presides over the ceremony that marks the start of the mission's work, which includes conferences, institutional meetings, site visits and meetings with companies, technicians and Spanish talent
Tourism | 5/5/2022
The average amount spent is €1,257, which is more than the €1,068 average of March 2019 and the total amount spent is more than $5 billion, 84% of the prepandemic amount In March 4 million international travellers came to Spain, 71% of the precovid number
Tourism | 5/4/2022
Aimed at non-profit organizations that study how to improve destinations' competitiveness
Tourism | 5/3/2022
Andalusia, Madrid, Catalonia and Valencia are the communities to receive the most aid
Industry | 5/3/2022
This financial support is key for the industrial sector as it improves its competitiveness and reinforces industrial capacities and employment. The European Commission reported in March an estimated budget for Spain of 2.9 billion euros of aid for CO2 2021-2030.
Tourism | 4/27/2022
Reyes Maroto: “Putin’s military offensive is an attack on the founding principles of United Nations and the values represented by tourism, such as peace, prosperity and universal respect, and the observance of human rights ”.
Industry | 4/27/2022
Grants can be applied for until 17 May 2022
Trade | 4/22/2022
The Secretary of State for Trade met with companies to provide an update on the measures adopted due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Industry | 4/20/2022
Reyes Maroto invites all economic and social agents "to contribute their ideas for the future Industry Law, which is a government commitment that responds to the urgent need to strengthen the industrial autonomy of our country”.
Industry | 4/19/2022
Businesses that meet the requirements may request a consumer electro-intensive certificate from tomorrow
Tourism | 4/19/2022
Those affiliated in tourism activities account for 12.1% of the total number of affiliates in the national economy. Reyes Maroto “Even before an extraordinary Easter week, tourism employment is close to full recovery in March two years after the biggest crisis in its history”
Trade | 4/18/2022
The spanish exports in the month of february 2022 increase over 27 per cent — a record for one month of february. Foreign trade english continues to grow faster than many other european economies.
Industry | 4/13/2022
The thematic areas of the call cover advanced data processing, artificial intelligence, the manufacturing simulation, augmented reality and robotics, among others
Industry | 4/7/2022
The Spanish Guarantee Reserve Fund for Electro-intensive Entities (FERGEI) is awarded 200M€
Trade | 4/6/2022
The Secretary of State for Trade is holding regular meetings to guide the companies that are established in Russia and Ukraine
Industry | 4/6/2022
It will channel a total of 75 millon euros from Recovery Funds and benefit more than 1500 SMEs. It will be implemented through CERSA (the Spanish Refinancing Company), MGSs and main credit agencies.
Industry | 4/5/2022
125 million in direct aid for gas intensive companies, benefiting some 1,600 companies, 88% of which are SMEs.. During Minister Reyes Maroto's visit to the Coverings 2022 trade fair in Las Vegas, she pointed out that "it is important to continue to draw attention to and strengthen the ceramics sector internationally. And the USA plays an important role in this as it is the number one destination for Spanish ceramic exports.
Tourism | 4/4/2022
In February 3.2 million international travellers came to Spain, spending 3,757M €, 78% of the pre-pandemic amount. Reyes Maroto: “This Easter week we hope to reach 80% of the number of interantional tourists we welcomed in 2019”
Tourism | 4/1/2022
Reyes Maroto “ in April we anticipate that around 80% of the number of international tourists we received in 2019 will visit us ”. Today is the opening of the extraordinary call for 2022 Tourism Sustainability Plans in destinations with 720M €.
Tourism | 3/31/2022
This is one of the most unique and deeply-rooted cultural events in this Murcian town. Every Holy Wednesday drums are beaten uninterruptedly for 16 hours
Tourism | 3/29/2022
Plans for Tourism Sustainability will set aside 50 million for food and wine projects. Reyes Maroto “We continue to improve the competitiveness of our tourist destinations throughout the territory, both on the coast, and in our inland cities and towns”. 170M euros will be distributed among the Autonomous Communities to finance energy efficiency projects and circular economies in tourist accommodation.
Industry | 3/29/2022
225M € are allocated to protect industries that are big consumers of gas reducing tolls by 80% for 600 big consumers. 125 M € in direct aid is destined for companies that are big consumers of gas, benefitting more than 1,600 enterprises, of which 88% are SMES. The tender of 73.6M € is authorised to compensate high electricity bills. Aid is increased for the compensation of CO2 emission costs by €65 million.
Tourism | 3/29/2022
The “ Restaurants from Spain ” quality label distinguishes more than 100 establishments across the globe that offer quality authentic Spanish cuisine, with a unique and distinghuished image. Reyes Maroto “Spain is a world leader in gastronomy because Spanish gastronomy is based on produce, talent and innovation and "SpainFoodNation" will help to strengthen this leadership”.
Trade | 3/23/2022
In the context of discussions about the National Response Plan for the impact of the war
Industry | 3/18/2022
Maroto highlights that “this project is an historic opportunity to turn the manufacture of electric and connected vehicles into a stimulating project to strengthen the automotive industry throughout the country. The automotive sector will play a leading role for recovery in Spain”.
Tourism | 3/17/2022
Membership grew in interannual terms for the ninth consecutive month to reach a total of 2,309,687 affiliated members
Industry | 3/16/2022
Representatives of electricity and gas intensive industries associations and trade unions support the government's proposal to decouple Europe's gas pricing from electricity prices
Trade | 3/15/2022
This line of support, which will be managed directly by the Autonomous Communities, completes a package of 415 million for the modernisation and sustainability of the sector. The 2022 call for grant applications for sustainable urban markets, sustainable rural markets and strengthening trade in tourist areas will be published soon.
Tourism | 3/15/2022
The forecast for this year is that 2,622 tourist establishments will renew and improve their energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption.
Industry | 3/15/2022
It is expected to contribute to the creation of approximately 3,100 quality jobs, mainly in peripheral regions, thus contributing to the demographic challenge policy. According to Reyes Maroto, “ with this PERTE the governement shows its commitment to the Spanish shipbuilding industry, a strategic sector that contributes to the industrial autonomy of Spain and Europe and enhances its diversification and sustainable, technological and digital development”.
Trade | 3/14/2022
Our country supports a call to increase Russia's isolation in multilateral forums, as it did last week with the request of a special meeting of the World Trade Organization to suspend Russia
Tourism | 3/8/2022
The decision will be taken in an emergency General assembly to be held in Madrid Reyes Maroto “ Russia, with its cruel and unjustified aggression towards Ukraine, is gradually becoming internationally isolated
Trade | 3/8/2022
With international leaders such as the ambassadors of United States and Canada, they discussed the challenges of and opportunities for eliminating the gender gap.
The Ministry | 3/4/2022
The government of Spain, through Turespaña, works to search for alternatives to a possible lack of russian tourists this high season in our destinations more exposed to this market.
Tourism | 3/3/2022
Arrivals are up fivefold compared to last year
Trade | 3/1/2022
The meeting, held at the new headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was attended by a large business representation, headed by the Chairman of the CEOE, Antonio Garamendi.
Trade | 2/25/2022
Xiana Méndez “The government wants to facilitate and make available to companies affected by conflict all the mechanisms at our disposal”
Industry | 2/25/2022
The indicator rose 3.5% last month to 10.4 points. For the Minister Maroto “ these data confirm the positive trend in the industrial climate which is reflected in other economic indicators such as employment, which has regained pre-pandemic values ”.
Tourism | 2/25/2022
Colombia is the only Latin American country that already has two Smart Tourist Destinations, Bogota and Medellín, demonstrating its firm commitment to touristic transformation The addition of Bogota is a further step in the internationalisation of the Smart Tourist Destination model in Latin America.
Industry | 2/23/2022
This initiative forms part of the framework agreement signed in may 2021 between EOI and EIT InnoEnergy to train and requalify professionals in the industry. This programme is complemented with proceedings of the Strategic Project for Economic Recovery and Transformation of Electric and Connected Vehicles (PERTE VEC)
Industry | 2/18/2022
The deadline for receipt of proposals will be open from 21 February to 18 March inclusive.
Trade | 2/17/2022
Exports of goods in Spain grew by 21.2% compared to 2020 and 9.1% compared to 2019, exceeding pre-pandemic levels Spanish exports are increasing across all sectors and growing faster than the rest of European economies The export base continued growing by 7% during the past year to more than 59,000 regular exporters, new historical record.
Tourism | 2/17/2022
Reyes Maroto “ his programme represents the best example of collaboration among government agencies in the interests of competitiveness and quality for all our tourist destinations”.
Tourism | 2/17/2022
The average unemployment rate in the tourism sector during the last quarter of 2021 was 10.1% compared to 12.1% in the same quarter of 2019 Employment in January grew in year-on-year terms for the eighth consecutive month with 232.614 new workers
Tourism | 2/16/2022
This is the first call for a programme endowed with €100 million until 2023
Tourism | 2/11/2022
In many countries the vaccination of children under 18 has been comparatively recent, and in some cases it has not been possible to complete this phase. This situation means that families whose parents are vaccinated cannot not travel with their children.
Industry | 2/10/2022
The estimated impact of the investments of ENERTECH in spain more than eur 2.4 billion The prestige of spanish companies and the development of the recovery Plan drives the interest to foreign investments in Spain in sectors linked to renewable energies or the green economy
Industry | 2/9/2022
44% of projects funded belong to information technology (ICT), environmental and energy sectors.
Industry | 2/8/2022
The Strategic Project for the Recovery and Economic Transformation (PERTE)of the agro-food industry will support its sustainable economic growth, digitizing and territorial cohesion This PERTE is allocated to the agro-food chain, along with other measures such as the CAP Strategic Plan and the Recovery Plan, to grant it the financing and tools necessary to address the environmental, digital, social and economic challenges of the next decade With a contribution which amounts to 10% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the food and agriculture sector, the PERTE will have a minimum impact of €3 billion in national accounts, and also create and estimated of up to net 16,000 jobs
Tourism | 2/2/2022
31.1 million tourists visited Spain, up from 18.9 million in 2020, and spent 34.816 billion euros, up from 19.787 billion euros a year earlier. 2.9 tourists arrived in December compared to 648,989 in the same month in 2020. Reyes Maroto: "December has behaved better than expected and that allows us to meet the year-end forecasts that are very good if we take into account the uncertainty generated by Omicron, which has not had the expected negative impact."
Trade | 2/1/2022
The Minister accompanies the President of the Government, who begins his official trip to the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday. Reyes Maroto will participate in the Spain-UAE business meetings and will hold bilateral meetings with the Mubadala fund, the airline 'Emirates' and with the main Emirati tour operators. The official delegation also includes the Secretary of State for Trade, Xiana Méndez, and the director general of Turespaña, Miguel Sanz.
Tourism | 1/31/2022
With a joint budget of 9.5 million euros, they will also foster the scheduling of national and international flights to the Isla Bonita
Tourism | 1/28/2022
Fernando Valdés: "These celebrations add value to our tourist image abroad and are a powerful attraction to attract visitors outside the high season"
Tourism | 1/20/2022
They recognise the efforts of destinations and their tourism agents in continuous improvement and the search for excellence
Trade | 1/20/2022
Exports increased by 22.6% year on year, until the 30.309 million monthly peak. Imports increased by 36.3% year on year, until the 34.516 billion, surpassing any previous record.
Tourism | 1/18/2022
Maroto appear during the days of the international strategies to strengthen the spanish tourist leadershipThe programmes and projects will be based on three axes transformation through experiences, digitization and evolution towards sustainability
Tourism | 1/13/2022
Earmarked eur 5 million under the national Plan Xacobeo 2021-22 Tourist
Tourism | 1/12/2022
A budget of eur 6 million to local entities to incorporate the technologies that would help them attract tourists and improve your experience
Tourism | 1/11/2022
The deadline for submission of requests will open on 15 february 2022
Tourism | 1/10/2022
The first call for applications for grants for the development and implementation of innovative technological projects is launched
Tourism | 1/10/2022
Aimed at investigating agencies, non-profit research on improving competitiveness in destinations
Industry | 1/7/2022
Indicator rises 2.1 points in december the previous month. For the minister Maroto “is a very positive sign since it indicates that the industry has good prospects for the coming months. Our country maintains the improving trend of industry”.
Tourism | 1/3/2022
Between January and November, the total number of tourists visiting Spain reached nearly 28.2 million, and their spending exceeded 31.2 million euros. According to Reyes Maroto “Based on our forecasts in the fourth quarter of 2021, the number of arrivals is approximately 10.6 billion, reflecting a 64 percent increase compared to the same period in 2019.
Trade | 12/30/2021
The aid will be distributed among all the communities and will be managed by local administrations These lines are part of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, which includes a total allocation of 415 million euros to support trade over the next three years.
The Ministry | 12/30/2021
The Ministry has achieved 65 percent of its commitments in the last six months. Its goal is to improve productivity and speed up the transformation of our production model based on sustainability, digitalization, and social and territorial cohesion. The progress in vaccination and measures to ensure safe travel have consolidated the recovery of tourism and increased passenger arrivals.
Industry | 12/29/2021
The workers supported by majority the proposal of the company A commission will be set up to monitor the agreement with representatives from the company, the workers, the Spanish Government and the Xunta de Galicia.
Industry | 12/28/2021
The BOE publishes today the regulatory bases that establish the requirements for the granting of aid with a budget of 2.975M€ for the period 2021-2023 Reyes Maroto: "The Government fulfils its commitment to have the structure of the strategic project ready before the end of the year" This aid is expected to mobilise private investment of €11.9 billion.
Industry | 12/27/2021
The implementation of these projects will involve a total investment of 66.6 million euros and the creation of 200 direct jobs.
Trade | 12/23/2021
So far, the Fund managed by COFIDES has financed a total of 66.1 million euros. Public aid has been approved for the companies Cesgarden, Eating Group, Egile and Grupo Universo Pachá, which directly employ more than 1,800 workers.
Industry | 12/22/2021
The implementation of these projects will involve a total investment of 69 million euros and the creation of 260 direct jobs.
Industry | 12/22/2021
The previous edition had more than 3,300 registered participants, which reflects the leading role that industry has acquired in the economic recovery.
Industry | 12/22/2021
The Escuela de Organización Industrial (EOI), part of the Ministry of Industry, plans to help 11,000 companies until the end of 2023 with Next Generation-EU funds. The planned investment amounts to 44 million euros until 2023 from the Recovery and Resilience mechanism fund.
Trade | 12/21/2021
The final report of the World Trade Organization (WTO) concludes that the tariffs applied by the United States on imports of black olives from Spain are contrary to the rules of this organization The US administration has accepted the WTO's final report, a key starting point for confidence in an early resolution of the dispute. Pending progress towards a definitive resolution, the government will continue to work in collaboration with the Andalusian regional government and the sector to provide the information requested by the US administration.
Industry | 12/21/2021
The work of a sector that accounts for 0.4% of the national GDP is highlighted.
Tourism | 12/21/2021
The Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands will receive 20 million euros each to improve the resilience of their economies, while Ceuta and Melilla will strengthen their tourism sector as an engine of economic and social development.
Tourism | 12/21/2021
Among the beneficiaries are large cities such as Madrid and Valencia, numerous rural municipalities and pioneering sun and beach destinations.
Industry | 12/20/2021
It aims to attract to our country entrepreneurial projects led and managed by women in the European Union.
Tourism | 12/20/2021
In the month of November, Spain received almost 4 million passengers, recovering 70% of the volume of 2019.
Tourism | 12/19/2021
The minister today presented the new package of measures to representatives of the island's business sectors.
For Reyes Maroto: "The Government continues with its commitment to the people of La Palma. We are presenting a new aid package that aims to contribute to a rapid recovery of economic activity because we are looking to a future of opportunities for the 'isla bonita'"
Tourism | 12/17/2021
The aim is to reactivate tourism and support the activity of the self-employed and SMEs on the beautiful island. Reyes Maroto. "We want La Palma to be an island of opportunities. After the disaster caused by the volcano, we are working to guarantee the future of our beautiful island".
Trade | 12/17/2021
Sales abroad in October continue to grow by 13.6% year-on-year to reach €28.72 billion, the highest level for this month in the entire historical series.
Tourism | 12/17/2021
November closes with 2,307,211 workers in the tourism sector, 11.3% more than in 2020, and continues its recovery for the fifth consecutive month.
Industry | 12/14/2021
They have benefited a total of 30 projects that will mobilize upwards of 123 million euros. The Autonomous Regions to receive the highest amounts in aid are Andalusia, Catalonia and Castilla y León.
Tourism | 12/10/2021
According to Reyes Maroto, “This is a clear sign of the confidence that Destination Spain generates in international markets ”.