Madrid, 28 September 2022 - The Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE, is working actively to develop standards in the fields of smart cities and smart tourism destinations, aligned with the main objectives of the Secretariat of State for Tourism and led by SEGITTUR (State Company for the Management of Tourism Innovation and Technologies) through the UNE Smart Cities Committee.
As a result of this initiative involving over 700 experts in the field, 34 UNE standards have been published, of which 8 are specifically aimed at the tourism ecosystem. These standards, developed in the Subcommittee on Smart Tourism Destinations, will contribute to strengthening Spain's leadership in world tourism.
Unlike the previously published STD standards for management systems, indicators and semantics of horizontal application, these latest 5 standards focus on improving specific aspects.
To give continuity to the standardization work, Enrique Martínez Marín, Chairman of SEGITTUR and Javier García Díaz, Director General of UNE, signed a new collaboration agreement in September aimed at promoting the development of technical standards in support of the digital and sustainable transformation of tourism destinations and ensuring the leading position of the Spanish international tourism market.Among the activities scheduled in 2022 and 2023 are the development of 3 new UNE draft standards in the field of STD, the internationalization of a published UNE Standard, the testing of the UNE Standard on Apps and the preparation of a report that highlights best practices and benefits of jointly implementing the SEGITTUR Smart Tourism Destination methodology and the requirements of the Standard UNE 178501, Management System for Smart Tourism Destinations.