Spain has created a Responsible Tourism seal for hotels, restaurants and other businesses, designed to show they are taking measures to supress further Covid-19 infection.
The badge will illustrate compliance with guidelines approved by the country’s Ministry of Health for reducing the spread of Covid-19 in the tourism sector.
Business owners download the seal from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism website after completing a form “to demonstrate the company’s commitment to following the measures outlined in the official guides”. There is no monitoring of compliance, but the seal must be renewed every year.
Spain’s secretary of state for Tourism, Isabel Oliver, said: “Offering trust and safety is crucial at this time to attract both national and international tourists once more. 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 that make an effort to create a safe environment in their respective businesses not only for tourists but also for their own workers and residents”.
Officials have also produced Spain Awaits You, a video aimed at the UK market featuring some favourite locations.
It will be distributed through all of Spain’s social media channels via Spain.info with the tag #SpainAwaitsYou.