Noticias

The emergence of new modalities of unregulated accommodation, the confusion that this generates between users and the different regulations of hotel regulation in each country have revealed more than ever the need to approve an ISO international standard for the hotel sector. And finally it has been the Spanish proposal, raised through the Institute for Spanish Tourism Quality (ICTE), which has been approved with the support of 35 countries. After ten years of negotiations in which it was impossible to reach an international consensus, majority support to the Spanish proposal will allow the implementation of the Committee that will develop a World Quality Standard specific to the hotel sector within the International Standardization Organization (ISO).
For Miguel Mirones, president of ICTE, this approval again proves Spain’s leadership in tourism quality, as well as the adaptation of the Spanish hotel sector to the new realities of the market. “That Spain has the possibility of leading this Committee will allow us to be at the forefront of the development of a standard that was initially not implemented, and we will do so taking into account the existence of national standards in different countries – Like the one that exists in Spain – will be a reference for the search of the international consensus “.
The presidency of the Committee, at the proposal of ICTE, will be in charge of Mar de Miguel, current manager of the Hotel Business Association of Madrid. ICTE itself will assume the Secretariat through its Technical Director, Mª Cruz Cádiz. The inauguration of both mandates will take place at the meeting to be held in Panama on 25 May. During the meeting, the project’s focus will be explained and the draft of the ISO Hotel Standards will be developed.

Thursday May 18th, 2017
habitación hotel

ICTE manages to implement the ISO International Standard for the hotel sector

The emergence of new modalities of unregulated accommodation, the confusion that this generates between users and the different regulations of hotel regulation in each country have […]
Thursday May 18th, 2017
Galicia_Guanajuato

Galicia and the Mexican state of Guanajuato agree to collaborate in the tourist area

The Tourism Director of Galicia, Nava Castro, and the secretary of Tourism of the Mexican state of Guanajuato, Fernando Olivera, signed a memorandum of understanding to […]
Monday May 15th, 2017
Gastroforum Cartel

Sustainability and healthy, axes of the II Gastronomic Forum of Tourism of Galicia

The Center of Hospitality of Galicia will host the 2nd Gastronomic Forum of Tourism of Galicia #GastroForumCSHG on 22 and 23 May, focused on this time […]
Monday May 15th, 2017
COETUR

Asturias hosts the IV European Congress of Rural Tourism

Asturias will again host the European Congress of Rural Tourism, COETUR 2017, to be held in Torazo (Cabranes) on 23 and 24 May under the title […]