The councillor for Tourism and Beaches, Estíbaliz Masegosa has collected the six “Q” for Quality and five “S” for Sustainability that the beaches of the municipality have obtained, awarded by the Spanish Tourism Quality Institute, ICTE, at a ceremony held yesterday in Madrid. Masegosa, who was accompanied by the former councillor for Tourism, Antonio Martinez, received the Flags obtained by San Javier in a ceremony in which the awards were presented to the 106 Spanish municipalities that have certified their beaches, by the Deputy Director General for Tourism Development and Sustainability of the Secretary of State for Tourism, Ana Muñoz and the president of the ICTE, Miguel Mirones.
The Q Quality Flags, which are obtained after having passed an audit that certifies compliance with the international quality standard UNE-ISO 13009, which guarantees the highest quality in the provision of its services, will fly on the beaches Ensenad del Esparto, Mistral, and Pedruchillo in La Manga del Mar Menor and Barnuevo, Colón and Castillicos, in Santiago de la Ribera. The five S Flags for Sustainability, which is a brand created by the ICTE with the aim of ensuring compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN Agenda 2030, referring to tourism services on beaches, will fly on the beaches of Banco del Tabal, Arenal, Pedrucho, Estacio and Ensenada del Esparto, in La Manga del Mar Menor.
The councillor for Tourism and Beaches, Estíbaliz Masegosa, pointed out that “these certifications are the recognition of a job well done, of the effort of everyone to develop a working methodology that seeks excellence in all the services offered by our beaches”. Masegosa, who is making her debut in the Tourism Department, assured that “we will continue to work to maintain and obtain more Q for Quality and S for Sustainability, as these are the two most important labels in our country, which guarantee that our beaches pass the quality and sustainability controls that also make them attractive for tourism.