With the aim of continuing to make progress in the promotion of a quality tourism sector, Turismo de Galicia and the Clúster Turismo de Galicia have signed a new collaboration agreement for an amount of 150 thousand euros for the promotion throughout 2018 of the implementation and/or renewal of the brand Q for Tourism Quality, as well as the dissemination and promotion of tourism services in Galicia with this brand.
This agreement sets the objective of achieving a minimum of 20 new companies certified with this quality seal, in addition to maintaining the number of certifications obtained to date as far as possible. Thus, the quantitative objective of this agreement is set at a minimum of 217 entities with the Quality Q mark. The new establishments or activities in the process of first certification must be distributed evenly throughout the Galician territory, and may belong to the following sectors: Hotels, spa hotels, campsites and holiday towns, rural tourism accommodation, industrial tourism, travel agencies, OPCs, conference centres, nautical tourism, active tourism, golf courses, restaurants, cafés and bars, nightlife, tourist transport and health tourism services.
The agreement will result in support for the voluntary implementation of this seal among the companies registered with the REAT, offering advice to companies and preparation activities to be able to pass the external audit necessary for the subsequent achievement of the Q for tourism quality. Actions in those Galician establishments or entities belonging to subsectorial groups at a national level, whose certification or renewal is carried out through the multi-site modality at a national level, will not be considered eligible actions. Similarly, publicly managed tourism services and products are excluded.