Another year Galicia closes exercise having increased the number of establishments and tourist services certified with Q of Quality. With a total of 281 Q of Quality, 7 more than in 2015, Galicia is the first community in number of hotels, tourist apartments and rural tourism houses with this distinctive quality awarded by the Institute of Tourism Quality of Spain (ICTE ). Galicia also leads the segments of spas, nautical sports facilities, active tourism, and industrial tourism. In addition it is the second with more certified travel agencies, so that Galicia is the second territory with more certified establishments, after Andalusia.
This growth has been possible thanks to public-private collaboration and through the support to the sector through the line of aid for the implementation of tourism quality Q in Galicia through the agreement signed with the Clúster Turismo de Galicia. Said agreement, for which the Xunta has allocated 150,000 euros, aims to offer a consultancy service for integrated companies and business associations. In addition, the public tourism management and promotion agency of Galicia developed in 2016 a line of aid amounting to 90,000 euros to support the financing of certification costs or the renewal of the Q mark of the establishments concerned, measures that have been Fundamental to continue the year-over-year growth in the number of certifications.