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  • Tourism | 9/20/2023

    Between January and August, Spain welcomed 63.6 million international passengers, a 20% increase compared to the same period in 2022

    In August, Spain welcomed 10.1 million international air passengers, 12.3% more than in 2022 Héctor Gómez: "Spain has kept its strength as a tourist destination. Spain's tourism sector has been revived and has proved its resilience despite the global challenges”.

  • Industry | 9/19/2023

    The minister Héctor Gómez set out in the European Parliament the priorities of the Spanish presidency of the EU for Industry, Trade and Tourism

    The minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism participated in three committees, the Trade committee, which he attended alone; Transport and Tourism, where he was joined by minister Raquel Sánchez; and Industry, Research and Energy, which he attended with the First Deputy Prime Minister, Nadia Calviño. In Industry he noted the need for continued promotion of “the new industrial revolution in the EU which aims to improve production processes, grow the economy and ensure the strategic autonomy of the EU ”. In Trade he advocated an “ambitious” policy to “expeditiously” implement free trade agreements. In Tourism he advocated a “paradigm shift”, that embraces a cross-cutting approach and a move towards sustainability, and which recognises the weight of tourism at EU level.

  • Industry | 9/19/2023

    Industry closes the application round for the VEC II PERTE with 186 applications in the two lines which will mobilise €8.5B.

    The Ministry of Industry is evaluating the projects received by simple competition in order to resolve the application rounds as quickly as possible. Héctor Gómez: "The data we are seeing show the success of the second round of PERTE (Strategic Projects for Economic Recovery and Transformation) applications. Spain is going to become a leading industrial hub for sustainable mobility". So far, 10 projects from eight different companies have received provisional approval.

  • Industry | 9/18/2023

    Industry provisionally granted €54 M to 279 collaborative projects by Innovative Business Groups

    A total of 98 per cent of projects submitted by innovative business groups and members of the companies themselves are collaborations. Seventy per cent of the amount of subsidized projects are based in the regions of Andalusia, Aragon and Catalonia. Support for the strengthening and the activity of so-called innovation “clusters” are part of the European strategy for improving competitiveness through innovation.

  • Tourism | 9/18/2023

    Jobs in tourism continue to grow and new contracts grew in August 5.1 by per cent over the last year ago

    Héctor Gómez “Tourism is the main driving force of the economy, and we welcome that improvement in employment with more specialized and higher quality jobs every day. But we want more. We will continue to work to create not only more but better jobs”. Since August 2019, the number of registered contracts has grown by 5.1 per cent. Workers in tourism in August accounted for 13.5% of total participants in the national economy.

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