The Secretary of State for Tourism, Isabel Oliver, chaired on April 23 an extraordinary meeting of the Tourism Sector Commission in which it was agreed to coordinate a single health protocol against COVID-19 to prepare for the reopening of the tourism sector once it containment measures have been eased.
“Security is going to be fundamental in the new normality that awaits us. There is no certainty about when we can restart tourism, but we must reopen in safe sanitary conditions for those who visit us and for workers, residents and the environment,” explains Oliver.
This homogeneous protocol will include the requirements that each subsector or tourist activity must comply with in terms of hygiene and sanitary security. It will work in the field of concertation of economic and social agents to prepare this protocol and with the participation of the Institute for Spanish Tourist Quality (ICTE).
At the meeting, the Secretary of State has conveyed to the Spanish Autonomous Communities the intention of developing a campaign to stimulate national tourism once the evolution of the pandemic allows it. Later, a promotion and marketing plan will be developed in international.