Málaga

Málaga has been incorporating the concepts of sustainability, innovation and culture into their strategic plans for many years. There is a constant exchange between visitors and the government’s tourism services, so that Málaga can do more to meet the needs of visitors.

Sustaining it all

In terms of sustainability, Málaga works in all spheres – it has installed public LED lighting, offers over 20 bike hire stations and created bike lanes that now add up to over 40km. The city has installed smart watering systems for parks and gardens in order to save water and has introduced an Air Quality Sectoral Plan to reduce air pollution, monitor pollen levels and improve noise quality. Málaga has also upgraded street cleaning equipment and has worked on better waste separation in the city centre.

In terms of nature, Málaga has much to offer. The city has almost 50 hectares of protected natural areas, 60 hectares of botanical gardens, more than 400 hectares of green space and 5 beaches. Málaga revitalised many of their natural spaces, such as its wetlands, creating ideal spots for bird watching and nature walks.  

From sunny beaches to a city of culture

Málaga is quite literally a city of museums. Within just two decades, the city has gone from having 4 museums to having 37 – the city’s exhibition space thereby went from 400m2 to 35.000m2. Many old buildings and their surroundings were transformed into vibrant, cultural spaces, like Málaga’s old tobacco factory and its Tabacalera neighbourhood, or the city’s art district, Soho. Málaga has successfully transformed itself from a city known for its sunny beaches to a city of art and culture.

For more details, visit: www.malagaturismo.com/es/site/smarttourism

News

MÁLAGA CELEBRATED ITS DESIGNATION AS THE 2020 EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF SMART TOURISM

(28.01.2020) – Málaga celebrated its designation as the 2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism on 28 January 2020 with a grand gala full of performances. During the festivities, Málaga’s Mayor Francisco de la Torre appealed to all citizens to join the European Capital of Smart Tourism activities throughout the year and help build lasting momentum for the benefit of citizens and tourists alike.

The event took place at the Trade Fair and Congress Centre, in the presence of Málaga’s well-known artists, city representatives and members of the tourism sector, with the aim of showcasing Málaga’s achievements as a creative, sustainable, accessible and digital destination, which contributed to its designation as the 2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism.

See more photos from the gala event here

MÁLAGA CELEBRATED ITS DESIGNATION AS THE 2020 EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF SMART TOURISM

(28.01.2020) – Málaga celebrated its designation as the 2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism on 28 January 2020 with a grand gala full of performances. During the festivities, Málaga’s Mayor Francisco de la Torre appealed to all citizens to join the European Capital of Smart Tourism activities throughout the year and help build lasting momentum for the benefit of citizens and tourists alike.

The event took place at the Trade Fair and Congress Centre, in the presence of Málaga’s well-known artists, city representatives and members of the tourism sector, with the aim of showcasing Málaga’s achievements as a creative, sustainable, accessible and digital destination, which contributed to its designation as the 2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism.

See more photos from the gala event here

MÁLAGA PRESENT AT FITUR MADRID 2020

(26.01.2020) – The 2020 European Capitals of Smart Tourism, Málaga and Gothenburg, together with the 2020 European Smart Tourism Awards winners Breda, Ljubljana, Karlsruhe, as well as Gothenburg itself, were present in this year’s FITUR travel trade fair in Madrid. Representatives of the cities participated in the FITUR Know-How event “Developing Smart Tourism Destinations” on 23 January 2020. It was an interesting discussion, in which the cities explained how they each address the current challenges in the tourism sector and how they became smart tourism destinations. The public had the opportunity to learn about the European Capital of Smart Tourism initiative also at the stand – getting an insight into how the EU is supporting cities in promoting their good practices and working together on smart tourism.

See more photos from FITUR Madrid 2020 here

 

 

MÁLAGA PRESENT AT FITUR MADRID 2020

(26.01.2020) – The 2020 European Capitals of Smart Tourism, Málaga and Gothenburg, together with the 2020 European Smart Tourism Awards winners Breda, Ljubljana, Karlsruhe, as well as Gothenburg itself, were present in this year’s FITUR travel trade fair in Madrid. Representatives of the cities participated in the FITUR Know-How event “Developing Smart Tourism Destinations” on 23 January 2020. It was an interesting discussion, in which the cities explained how they each address the current challenges in the tourism sector and how they became smart tourism destinations. The public had the opportunity to learn about the European Capital of Smart Tourism initiative also at the stand – getting an insight into how the EU is supporting cities in promoting their good practices and working together on smart tourism.

See more photos from FITUR Madrid 2020 here

 

 

PRESENTATION EVENT IN MÁLAGA

(25.01.2020) – The 2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism Málaga will host its own presentation event to celebrate its win and showcase its best practices in smart tourism. The event will take place on 28 January from 18.30 until 20.00 at the Trade Fair and Congress Centre of Málaga. The Spanish city has transformed itself from a city known for sunny beaches to a city of arts and culture, with more than 30 museums and vibrant cultural spaces. Moreover, sustainability and the use of new technologies are two very important aspects of the fast growing tourism in Málaga.

PRESENTATION EVENT IN MÁLAGA

(25.01.2020) – The 2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism Málaga will host its own presentation event to celebrate its win and showcase its best practices in smart tourism. The event will take place on 28 January from 18.30 until 20.00 at the Trade Fair and Congress Centre of Málaga. The Spanish city has transformed itself from a city known for sunny beaches to a city of arts and culture, with more than 30 museums and vibrant cultural spaces. Moreover, sustainability and the use of new technologies are two very important aspects of the fast growing tourism in Málaga.

MÁLAGA KICKS OFF THE YEAR AS 2020 EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF SMART TOURISM

A kick-off meeting, with the participation of Málaga’s representatives, European Commission tourism policy officers and the European Capital of Smart Tourism Secretariat, took place in Málaga, one of the 2020 European Capitals of Smart Tourism.

The meeting was held at the Málaga City Hall, in the presence of the Mayor Francisco de la Torre; Rosa Sánchez Jiménez, Deputy Mayor, Tourism, City Promotion and Local & Foreign Investments; Ricardo Fernández de la Cruz, Head of Service, Tourism and City Promotion and Marc Sanderson, Director of International Economic Development among others.

MÁLAGA KICKS OFF THE YEAR AS 2020 EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF SMART TOURISM

A kick-off meeting, with the participation of Málaga’s representatives, European Commission tourism policy officers and the European Capital of Smart Tourism Secretariat, took place in Málaga, one of the 2020 European Capitals of Smart Tourism.

The meeting was held at the Málaga City Hall, in the presence of the Mayor Francisco de la Torre; Rosa Sánchez Jiménez, Deputy Mayor, Tourism, City Promotion and Local & Foreign Investments; Ricardo Fernández de la Cruz, Head of Service, Tourism and City Promotion and Marc Sanderson, Director of International Economic Development among others.