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The Government of the Principality has its tourism law of 2001 and numerous decrees on individual aspects of regulation and alignment of tourism taken over an active policymaking role. The basis for this is the concept of sustainable tourism development in the Asturian strategy for sustainable development. Asturias is an example of sustainable tourism development. The tourist conditions have significantly contributed to. Simplified visa requirements within the European Union and the Monetary Union have contributed to the improvement of the socio political and economic conditions for tourism in Asturias. Supported by the European Union expanded transport infrastructure and improve the tourist infrastructure (information centres, tourist transportation, hiking and bike paths, museums and theme parks).

Also the qualification of professionals of the tourism industry was intensified and the Promotion is been significantly expanded to the founding of tourist enterprises in recent years. Asturias is also a hospitable and safe destination. An important change in the tourist environment in Asturias goes hand in hand with improving the arriving by air. Cheap flights are now available from all German regions of Asturias and to the nearby airports of neighbouring provinces. The tourist actors in Asturias carrier of design of destination in Asturias are public and private actors of tourist service culture. The Ministry of culture and tourism of the Principality is the political authority for the development of the destination of Asturias. The Sociedad regional de Turismo (SRT) acts as the implementing organization of Asturian tourism policy.

It is as a company organized in the public and private tourism stakeholders work together. Close coordination is carried out with the national of tourism policy. For the Foreign marketing tourist destinations is responsible in Spain mainly national Spanish Tourism Institute (Turespana). It has a network of tourist offices, which are connected to the Spanish embassies and consulates. The private tourist operators in Asturias are organized in a variety of clubs and associations.

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