FINESTRAT is officially an intelligent tourist destination.
The town has joined the National Network of Intelligent Tourist Destinations (DTI), alongside major cities like Bilbao, Seville, Palma de Mallorca and Malaga.
Finestrat’s membership was formalised last week in Benidorm at the DTI Executive Commission presided over by the Secretary of State for Tourism, Isabel Oliver, and at which Finestrat Mayor Juan Francisco Perez was also in attendance, as part of the 2019 Digital Tourism Congress.
Also present at the event were national Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto, regional Tourism Secretary Francesc Colomer, Alicante provincial government president Carlos Mazón, and Smart Cities Commission President Adolfo Borrero.
Juan Francisco Perez pointed out that Finestrat had become part of a network of just 66 municipalities across the whole of Spain.
“What’s more, in our case we are the only destination in the whole of the Valencian Community of less than 10,000 inhabitants to be included in this network”, he stressed.
“Without doubt this is a recognition of the work we have been doing for two years in matters of intelligent tourist destinations in order to improve the municipality in terms of tourism and thinking about both visitors and residents”, the Mayor added.
Finestrat is now one of nine municipalities in the Valencian Community to have passed the two initial DTI phases and is currently at level three, the most advanced, for having evident actions like free wi-fi on the beach, installing fibre optics and the Puig Campana connectivity project.
“Undoubtedly, forming part of the DTI national network will give us the opportunity of being at the forefront of technology applied to tourism, as well as giving a national and international projection to everything we do in Finestrat as an intelligent tourist destination”, Perez concluded