La materia turismo nel nuovo Statuto di autonomia delle Isole Canarie
The subject matter tourism in the new autonomy statute of Canary Islands
The subject of tourism in the Spanish regional state is characterized by a dual nature: on one hand, there is a reference to the distribution of competencies, where the “Comunidades autonomas” play a leading role in regulating and implementing tourism matters; on the other hand, there is a high degree of multi-level cross-cutting involvement by the central government in this field. Additionally, there is a further specificity stemming from the insular condition, which has been recognized and protected since the 1978 Constitution through the establishment of the so-called “hechos insulares”. The objective of this contribution is to analyze the evolution of tourism in the Canary Islands considering the new Statute of Autonomy in 2018. This statute introduced provisions into the fundamental charter of the archipelago that unquestionably safeguard the distinctive aspects of insularity and lay the foundation for the recognition of the composite peculiarity of their characteristic “hecho insular”. At the same time, this legislation introduces numerous innovations aimed at integrating the archipelago into the current social context and preparing for a more sustainable future. This includes addressing inequalities, promoting gender equality, and fostering environmentally responsible development, with a focus on preserving the environment for future generations.
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