The regional secretary for Tourism, Francesc Colomer, has stressed that the agenda of the tourist destinations of the Valencian Community should focus on "working the territory and for this, it is important to be aware among all and work together".
For Colomer, the tools contemplated by the Valencian Community Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Law and, specifically, the Tourism Resource Management Plans (PORT) and Intervention in Tourism Areas (PIAT), "will give the possibility to municipalities of the Valencian Community to carry the tourist script of the future ".
This is how Francesc Colomer has pronounced during the inauguration of the webinar organized by the Valencian Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FVMP) with the collaboration of Turisme Comunitat Valenciana, aimed at municipal entities and which has dealt with the specifications of both plans.
Colomer recalled "the importance of the alliance that from the Consell we have with the Valencian Federation of Municipalities and Provinces", while pointing out that "in these years we have done many things to inspire the spirit of municipalism in the Community".
In 2020, Turisme and the FVMP have signed an agreement for the promotion and municipal training for an amount of 50.000 euros.
The head of Turisme has stressed that "tourism is not a minor discipline, second division", but "a capital issue that we need to understand to interpret the time we live and that allows us to create a strategy and continue with the values of the transformation". For Colomer "the municipal space is the first line of defense of these values that we want for tourism".
In this line, the regional secretary has indicated that his department has "worked on and promoted the Statute of Tourist Municipality and we will continue to do so, adapting it within the framework of 2020 to help municipalities."
Finally, he stressed that "the tourist side needs specific instruments on the matter, likewise each destination needs to share, deepen and design its model of tourist city".
This webinar, in which nearly a hundred municipal officials and tourism management and technical personnel and local entities of the three provinces have participated, is part of the actions contemplated in the collaboration agreement of Turisme Comunitat Valenciana and the FVMP, previously cited.