The Secretariat of State launches the free ‘Responsible Tourism’ label

The Secretariat of State launches the free ‘Responsible Tourism’ label

The measure has been received unevenly by the sector, considering that it arrives late since many establishments have initiated the procedures to apply for the one promoted by the ICTE while other entities have promoted their own

The Secretariat of State for Tourism has launched its own label for those establishments that comply with the requirements indicated in the anti-Covid 19 guidelines approved by the Ministry of Health. Free of charge, personal and non-transferable, the new seal can be downloaded from the website of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism after filling out a form in which the establishment shows its commitment to follow the guides

“Offering confidence and security is essential at this time in order to reattract both domestic and international travelers. This seal is one more element in our strategy to reposition ourselves as a safe tourism destination worldwide,” explained the Secretary of State for Tourism, Isabel Oliver, who emphasized that the seal will have to be renewed on an annual basis and that it will serve to “recognize the responsibility of those entrepreneurs who make an effort to create a safe environment in their respective businesses not only for tourists but for their own workers and residents,” added Oliver

The Secretary of State for Tourism also took the opportunity to recall that the guidelines for measures to reduce the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus will be the reference for the creation of worldwide standards, following an agreement adopted within the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Seals mess

In May, the ICTE announced the creation of the “Safe Tourism Certified” seal to distinguish companies, organizations and other tourism resources that have implemented the Health Risk Prevention System against COVID-19 based on the 21 protocols to reduce the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the tourism sector, a seal with an economic cost from which the Ministry marked distances, as the ICTE is a private entity and was only entrusted with the development of protocols in collaboration with the sector. Now, the Ministry is launching its own label, free of charge, which for some is late, as entrepreneurs and entities have made progress in acquiring or implementing their own.