The 7th edition of Tourism HUB: pushing for innovation in the sector

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La Costa del Sol, conocida por su impresionante belleza natural, su rica cultura y su encanto mediterráneo, es desde hace décadas uno de los destinos turísticos más populares de España. Sin embargo, el mundo del turismo está en constante evolución, y para continuar manteniéndose a la vanguardia de la industria, es esencial adoptar la innovación y la sostenibilidad como principios básicos. En este contexto, Turismo y Planificación Costa del Sol ha presentado la séptima edición de Costa del Sol Tourism Hub, que llega como un faro de inspiración y desarrollo para el sector turístico de la provincia de Málaga. ¿Te gustaría saber más acerca de la 7ª edición de Tourism HUB? ¡Sigue leyendo!

Known for its impressive natural beauty, rich culture and Mediterranean charm, the Costa del Sol has been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain for decades. However, the world of tourism is constantly evolving, and to remain at the forefront of the industry, it’s vital to adopt innovation and sustainability as basic principles. Turismo y Planificación Costa del Sol has announced its 7th Tourism Hub event, arriving as a beacon of inspiration and development for the tourism sector in the province of Malaga. Want to know more about the 7th Tourism HUB?


What is the Costa del Sol Tourism Hub?

Costa del Sol Tourism Hub es un programa de aceleración empresarial que tiene como objetivo impulsar la sostenibilidad, la digitalización y la adopción de tecnologías innovadoras en el sector turístico de la provincia de Málaga. Este programa, promovido por Turismo y Planificación Costa del Sol, ha sido un catalizador de la transformación del turismo desde su creación.

Costa del Sol Tourism Hub is a business accelerator programme that aims to boost sustainability, digitalisation and the adoption of innovative technology within the tourism sector in the province of Malaga. Promoted by Turismo y Planificación Costa del Sol, this programme has been a catalyst for the transformation of tourism in the region since its inception.


What does the programme involve?

This exciting initiative offers an acceleration period of four months to companies no older than five years that work in the tourism sector, such as startups and entrepreneurs with business projects centred on tourism. During this time, participants have the opportunity to validate their business models, identify market opportunities and improve business skills.

One of the highlights of the programme is its focus on sustainability. Participants are encouraged to incorporate innovative digital solutions that allow them to adopt more sustainable and resilient operating models. This does not only benefit companies, but also contributes to the preservation of the beautiful natural environment that the Costa del Sol is home to.

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Who is the scheme aimed at?

Costa del Sol Tourism Hub is designed for a wide range of players in the tourism industry. From young entrepreneurs that have a fresh and bold vision for tourism, to established companies looking to transform and adapt to the challenges they face in the modern world. This programme is suitable for many different entities and individuals working in tourism.


7th edition of Tourism HUB: news and what to expect

The seventh edition of Costa del Sol Tourism Hub is expected to be even more exciting and revolutionary than ever. Throughout the previous editions, more than 50 projects have been part of the programme, many of which have achieved great success in the tourism industry.

What makes this edition extra special is its focus on incorporating innovative digital solutions and promoting sustainability. Technology has transformed the way we travel and explore tourist destinations, and Costa del Sol Tourism Hub is leading the way in helping companies embrace these new trends.

During the 7th edition, participants will receive support from a team of mentors and experts specialised in the tourism sector who will provide valuable guidance and share their knowledge so that businesses can reach their full potential.

In addition, the programme offers a platform giving visibility to participating business projects, allowing participants to connect with leaders within the industry and get access to valuable relational capital. The Foro del Turismo de la Costa del Sol  plays a key role in this regard by bringing together the main business associations and agencies from the tourism sector in the province.

For this latest edition, the programme also has the support form the European Commission through the Startup Europe Awards initiative, offering participating projects the chance to implement their initiatives beyond Spain.


Costa del Sol Tourism Awards

The programme culminates in the Costa del Sol Tourism Awards with participation by successful projects and prizes for entrepreneurial tourism initiatives in the province of Malaga. These awards not only give recognition and prestige to young businesses, but also serve as an important financial contribution helping to boost the growth of these tourism companies even more.

Awards are given out to winners of three different categories. Third place receives €2000, second place is awarded €3000 and the winning project takes home €5000. These financial incentives are a clear example of Costa del Sol Tourism Hub’s commitment to promoting innovation in tourism  and a sign of its support.


Costa del Sol Tourism Hub, the future of tourism in the province

The seventh edition of Costa del Sol Tourism Hub promises to be a landmark for the evolution of tourism in the Costa del Sol. Connecting entrepreneurs, startups and established businesses in a collaborative and learning environment, this programme has become a beacon of innovation in the province. The combination of technology, sustainability and business support makes Costa del Sol Tourism Hub a force for change within the tourism industry. As we move forward, programmes like this are crucial in guaranteeing that the Costa del Sol continues to be a first-class destination and that tourist companies prosper in a world that’s constantly changing.

Registration to participate in the 7th edition of the programme is open until 31 October. If you want to join this exciting initiative or know someone that does, all the information you need is available on the programme’s website.

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