Spain plans to reopen borders with a focus on sustainable tourism

 Thursday, April 22, 2021 


With endless cultural festivals, beautiful beaches and amazing nightlife, Spain is an awe-inspiring destination round-the-year. From Madrid to Barcelona to Seville to Valencia, Spain is a vibrant country with a kick of life. The climate in Spain is the most reliable with over 300 sunny days per year. The versatile landscapes can pass as many locations in less than two hours, from snow-capped mountains to sunny beaches, from deserts to mountainous landscapes, from XXI to XV century.

The country has now decided to offer its potential tourists or visitors top 10 reasons (from amongst several others) to travel to Spain once borders open up. Spain is also actively working to be prepared for the future opening of post-pandemic borders with protocols and guidelines on health and safety aspects, website on information on all measures for visitors (Travel Safe); and the recent launching of the website “Reactivatur” to facilitate aid to the Spanish tourism sector, as well as the preparation of a Sustainable Tourism Strategy, 2020-2030.

Commenting on the occasion Ms. Elisa Robles Fraga, Director, Tourism Office of Spainsaid in a statement that Spain is among the top three worldwide destinations for tourist arrivals and received 83 million visitors in the year 2019, with nearly 210,000 travellers from India. She mentioned that the year 2020 was a challenging year for all destinations but Spain is confident that post pandemic, it will regain the lost ground. She informed that authorities are initiating Sustainable Tourism Strategy and also currently in the process of undertaking various promotional steps, including social media initiatives, trade activations and various other promotions so that once international travel reignites, Spain is once again ready to welcome tourists.

Although travelling might be impossible for the moment but Spain has listed the top reasons why the country should be at the top the bucket list as and when travel re-initiates from India. The cuisine of Spain is amazingly varied. The quality, creativity, and above all, flavour of Spain’s cuisine has earned it international fame and it is now one of the country’s main tourist attractions. Spain brings both tradition and innovation to its cuisine. Spain is rich in culture and heritage andis the country with the third largest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world. Spain has a uniquely spectacular wealth of monuments, with more than 15,600 monuments, archaeological sites, gardens, and historical complexes that have been declared Properties of Cultural Interest (BIC).   

The history of Spain is extraordinarily valuable, and remains from the different civilisations, cultures, and historical eras that evolved on Spanish territory. There is a variety of phenomena with profound historical roots and its diversity which made Spain emerge as a unified state in modern European history. With fascinating nature and landscapes, Spain epitomises natural diversity, and has more UNESCO Biosphere Reserves than any other country in the world. In Spain you can find mountains, forests and valleys; as well as volcanoes, dunes and desert areas, marshlands, lakes, cliffs, waterfalls, canyons and several other nique and valuable nature that need to be looked after. Spain also has accommodations to suit every budget.  

If you are passionate about sports and football, you will simply love Spainas it is one of the most striking and important sport in the country, alongside thousands of miles of hiking routes and bicycle tracks, perfect beaches for surfing and diving, horse riding routes along the coastline. Spain also ranks 7th worldwide in infrastructures with largest state-of-the-art network of air, sea & land infrastructures by the Global Competitiveness Report (World Economic Forum); along with the 2019 DESI report (Digital Economy and Society Index) which ranks Spain eighth among countries best prepared for 5G technology deployment.

With sufficient guarantee measures in place, Spain has 21 specific tourism protocol guides for different types of businesses with technical and health recommendations for safety. The country also has a growing level of awareness towards environmental protection. It maintains an active attitude towards global environmental protection, subscribing to numerous agreements for the global protection of nature and protocols to combat climate change and pollution. Spain aims for a Long-Term Sustainable Tourism Strategy by the year 2030. 

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