All press releases
Tourism | 8/8/2022
The number of people working in the tourism sector rose to 2.7 million in the second quarter, 0.8% more than in 2019, and came close to 3 million economically active workers. The unemployment rate sat at 8%, three point lower than that of the same period in 2019 y encadena cinco trimestres consecutivos de descensos interanuales. Reyes Maroto “The tourism sector boosts the national jobs market with intense, quality job creation”.
Industry | 8/3/2022
The planned investemt of 42.8 millon euros comes from the fund for Recovery and Resilience The EOI Business School anticipates helping 6,100 startups until the end of 2023 with EU Next Generation funds.
Industry | 8/2/2022
MINCOTUR authorized 4.6167 billon euros from the recovery plan, 65.3% of the assigned total The war response plan has earmarked 738 million euros to alleviate energy costs for our companies and large industrial consumers. The tourism sector has recovered more than 80% of pre-pandemic levels of arrivals and has exceeded the volume of expenditure.
Tourism | 8/2/2022
Spain welcomed 30.2 million international travelers in the first six month period, recovering 80% of prepandemic levels The average amount of money spent per tourist was 1,205 euros and the average length of stay was 6.9 days, above the average of the same month in 2019. Reyes Maroto “The data show that, despite the context of international uncertainty, Spain maintains its competitiveness and a good pace of recovery and continues to be the preferred destination for millions of tourists.”
Industry | 8/1/2022
The loans from ENISA allow for the support of more than 600 business projects with an induced investment of around 218 million euros. For the minister Reyes Maroto “commitment to innovation is necessary to stimulate economic development and new business models”.
Industry | 8/1/2022
The BOE publishes today the regulatory bases that establish the requirements for the granting of aid with a budget of 500 M€ for the period 2022-2023. Reyes Maroto: "with the step we are taking today, the Government is offering a historic opportunity to strengthen the agri-food industry and improve its competitiveness".
Industry | 7/29/2022
The government encourages technological transformation of the company's sites with the aim of improving their competitiveness Representatives of steel group and trade union federations will meet again the first week of september
Tourism | 7/26/2022
Works will be undertaken at the Museo del Prado, the Reina Sofía, the National Library and various castles.
Tourism | 7/22/2022
The Government has invested 5.2 million euros of funds into the Recovery Plan for the city
Industry | 7/21/2022
The European Commission hosts these awards annually to give visibility and exposure to outstanding entrepreneurs and SMEs.
Industry | 7/20/2022
Reyes Maroto: “three inland municipalities in Spain will benefit from the creation of more than 4,000 direct green jobs and an industrial activity committed to energy transition and bridging the digital divide”.
Tourism | 7/18/2022
The Canary and Balearic Islands lead the recovery, boosted by the return of British tourists
Industry | 7/13/2022
The implementation of projects from the companies Monterreina Comunicación, Mecanizados Lerun, and Aluman Sistemas and will lead to a total investment of 17.65 million euros and the creation of 48 jobs. Reyes Maroto: “This Fund is proving to be an effective funding tool for strengthening our industrial sector”.
Tourism | 7/11/2022
The national food and wine tourism plan, which falls within the Plan for the modernization and competitiveness of the tourism sector, will have an investment of 68.6 million euros. It aims to convert the body of knowledge, know-how, arts and crafts that enable healthy eating and drinking into sustainable and integrated tourism experiences throughout the territory. En 2019, 2 in 10 tourists who visited Spain took part in activities related to gastronomy or wine.
Tourism | 7/8/2022
The 36 countries and international organizations involved have supported the need to ensure the global interoperability of COVID-19 certificates. The Government gives continuity to the international leadership of Spain in promoting safe travel .
Trade | 7/5/2022
Shall be made available in three areas of sustainable urban markets, sustainable markets in rural areas and strengthening of the commercial sector in tourist areas Subsidies will be managed by local governments may apply up to two months after the BOE
Tourism | 7/4/2022
Spain received 7 million international tourists who spent more than 8 billion euros
Industry | 7/1/2022
The IT sector stands out with 11 projects, and Environment/Energy with 11 other projects. This is followed by agri-food sector, with 9 projects, the automotive sector with 5, and industrial machinery with 5 additional projects. Catalonia, Aragon and Andalusia are the communitites which benefit the most by number of projects and grants.
Tourism | 6/30/2022
The return of foreign tourists grows stronger
Tourism | 6/29/2022
The initiative recognises towns which are an outstanding example of rural tourism and commitment to sustainability
Tourism | 6/28/2022
The projects correspond to the call for applications and have been agreed with the Autonomous Regions and local authorities
Industry | 6/28/2022
Interested companies have 20 working days to submit their applications. Reyes Maroto “The Innovative Business Groupings programme shows that European funds are already reaching SMEs ”.
Industry | 6/27/2022
Next Wednesday, 29 June, four representatives of the forum will present the bases to the Industry Committee of the Congress of Deputies. The bases include several lines of action, including sustainability, digitalisation, innovation, human capital and training, financing, energy, logistics and the internationalization of industry.
Industry | 6/25/2022
The impact of the measure has the potential to reach some 4,100 companies, approximately 97% of which are SMEs
Industry | 6/24/2022
This call for applications is endowed with €30 million and the deadline for submitting applications is 5 September 2022. This technological plan will be strengthened by the convening of the industrial plan of the Naval Strategic Project for Economic Recovery and Transformation , which is scheduled for September and which will have €200 million. Reyes Maroto “Our goal with this Strategic Project for Economic Recovery and Transformation is to generate important economic and social returns, as well as strengthening our country's industrial capacities, contributing to the technological and digital development of the shipbuilding sector and the creation of quality qualified employment”.
Tourism | 6/20/2022
The tourism sector has created 409,615 jobs in the past year
Industry | 6/17/2022
73% of applications relate to Research, Development and innovation. Catalonia and Castile and León are the autonomous communities with the largest number of applications.
Trade | 6/17/2022
The ministerial declaration reflects the importance of issues related with the participation of women and SMEs in trade, and the launch of a programme for working on vulnerable economies. Reyes Maroto: “The outcome of this Ministerial Conference represent a boost for the WTO, which has been strengthened in its role as guarantor of the multilateral trade order, and pave the way for the modernisation of this institution.”
Tourism | 6/17/2022
The islands have levels of recovery exceeding 95% due to the return of British tourists
Tourism | 6/16/2022
The representation of Passion, carving of great artistic value and a distinctive load the steps made in the festival, next to a unique event
Trade | 6/16/2022
Merchandise exports accounted for $a 23.2 per cent in the first four months of the year. The spanish exports grow with greater force than those of our main trading partners.
Tourism | 6/14/2022
The emergence of archaeological sites which will be exhibited in the Castle has conditioned the progress of the work.
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.
Tourism | 6/2/2022
A budget of eur 25 million for the development and implementation of innovative technologies
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.