Some smart ideas in Benidorm

€3 million project: Toni Perez outlines Benidorm’s plansPhoto credit: Benidorm town hall

BENIDORM town hall is submitting a €4 million project to the central government’s Tourist Destinations’ Sustainability Plans. 

Mayor Toni Perez explained that the government programme focuses on sustainability and recovering the tourist sector following the Covid-19 pandemic. 

“Benidorm has been present since the programme was created, owing to its vice-presidency of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces’ Tourism Committee,” Perez said. 


Benidorm’s 19 lines of action correspond to Smart Tourist Destinations and the UN’s 2030 Agenda, the mayor added. 

These, the mayor continued are linked to “improving and adapting the destination, urban reconversion, environmental and patrimonial protection, improved technology, accessibility, health and safety, sustainability, good governance and “above all,” regaining the trust of tourists and the implication of residents. 

If selected, Benidorm’s three-year project will be funded in equal parts by the central and regional governments as well as the town hall. 


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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