The AMT, the association of tourist municipalities, met today and stressed the need a strong voice for member towns

The president of the Association, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, underlined the importance of continuing to defend a sector on which the social progress of the Canary Islands depends.

6 september 2023

Vice-President Onalia Bueno highlighted the work of the AMT for the decarbonisation and digitisation of destinations

The president of the Association of Canarian Tourist Municipalities (AMTC) and mayor of Adeje, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, today defended the role played by these destinations in the governance of the sector and assured that "the organisation now faces a four-year mandate during which it will continue to strengthen the voice of the municipalities in the management of tourism, respecting the singularities of each destination".

Fraga, representing this consensus body, made these statements following the association’s general assembly which took place at the Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA) and which brought together representatives of the 13 municipalities that make up the association

During the assembly the new board was elected, a board with representation from each of the islands with tourism towns. Fraga mentioned "the importance of the experience that the tourist municipalities have in defending a sector that is the economic base of the Canary Islands and on which, in addition, social progress is produced," he said.

The president explained that the AMTC is working to address the new challenges and new scenarios facing tourism and referred to important issues such as access to housing, the definition of a tourist municipality or the implementation of a new order regarding beach security, approved by the regional government.. Regarding the latter, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga confirmed that the AMTC's request is to postpone its implementation until the municipalities have the resources and means to respond effectively at their disposal. On this point, he stressed the importance of dialogue with all those involved in order to guarantee the quality of the destination.

For her part, the vice-president of the AMTC and mayor of Mogán, Onalia Bueno, detailed the projects being developed by the Association. She emphasised the project 'Decarbonisation of the destination. Canary Green', which has funding of eight million euros from the Next Generation Funds (European Commission).

"This initiative is aimed at the decarbonisation of the destination, with such important work such as sustainable mobility, renewable energy consumption and the digitalisation of the destination," said Onalia Bueno, who also stressed the importance of the AMTC having been one of the candidates chosen by the Minister for Tourism "to carry out this pilot project, which will be fundamental for the main economic sector of the archipelago".