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Spanish Tourism Ministry launches the ‘Responsible Tourism’ seal

The Secretary of State for Tourism has created the ‘Responsible Tourism’ seal for all those establishments including all hotels and tourism entreprises that follow the Guidelines for reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the tourism sector, the only ones approved by the Ministry of Health.

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. Secretary of State for Tourism, Isabel Oliver, said, “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 recognise 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).