Published on : Wednesday, June 24, 2020
The Secretary of State for Tourism in Spain has created the ‘Responsible Tourism’ seal for all those establishments including all hotels and tourism enterprises that follow the strict hygiene and health Guidelines for reducing the spread of COVID-19 or the deadly coronavirus in the travel and tourism sector, the only ones approved by the Ministry of Health in Spain.
This is a free seal, which can be downloaded from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism website after filling in a form in which the establishment shows its commitment to follow the Guidelines. This seal is personal and non-transferable and must be renewed every year.
For the Secretary of State for Tourism, Isabel Oliver, the offering trust and safety is crucial at this time to attract both national and international tourists again. This seal is one more element in our strategy to reposition ourselves as a safe tourism destination worldwide. In addition, it serves to recognize the responsibility of those entrepreneurs who make an effort to create a safe environment in their respective businesses not only for tourists but for their own workers and residents.
The ‘Safety measures and health and security guidelines for reducing the spread of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in the tourism sector’, drawn up in close collaboration with the travel sector, social agents and Autonomous Regions and validated by the Ministry of Health, will be the framework for the creation of standards at a global level, following an agreement adopted within the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).