Valuable testimony of Spain for the tourism in Argentina
In the framework of the cycle "The day after" of INPROTUR, the President of the Tourism Cluster of Galicia Cesáreo Pardal, explained how his region returned to tourist activity in the framework of the current pandemic
The day after, a cycle of virtual meetings that aims to have important tourist personalities from Spain and Portugal inform their colleagues in Argentina about how they resumed activity in the context of the current pandemic, little by little is on the way to being another classic of the National Institute of Tourism Promotion (INPROTUR).
After the debut last Thursday, July 9, this last Thursday it was the turn of Cesáreo Pardal, President of the Tourism Cluster of Galicia, Spain, who headed the chapter Actions underway for tourism post Covid 19. Protocols and recommendations.
The guest was accompanied by the Executive Secretary of INPROTUR, Ricardo Sosa, and also by the President of the Argentine Chamber of Tourism (CAT), Aldo Elías, who exchanged concerns with Cesáreo about the reopening of the aero-commercial system in Spain.
In the northwest of the Spanish territory, Galicia is one of the major tourist spots in the European country. Little by little, both this region and the rest of Spain were resuming their activities and Cesáreo was in charge of telling how they did it.
The first thing Pardal had was the implementation of 21 health protocols for different areas of the marketing chain, such as restaurants, hotels, cafes, tourist houses and camping sites, among others. In addition, he highlighted the series of webinars that different associations are carrying out to train the tourism sector. In this sense, there is a coincidence with INPROTUR's important webinar strategy for certain international markets.
A key issue highlighted by Cesáreo was the recovery of customer confidence. “The implementation of these protocols came to reinforce that trust towards the client. That is to say, that the client feels sure that the establishment is taking the hygienic sanitary measures that have been recommended by the administration, health and occupational risk prevention technicians. ”
Looking ahead, the head of the Galicia Tourism Cluster assured that one must learn to live with COVID and that the necessary measures must be taken, such as the use of a mask or hand sanitization. "The recovery of the sector will be slow, but the most important thing is the awareness of tourists and compliance with protocols," he added.
Another point that Cesáreo highlighted was that they initially focused their promotion on the proximity tourist and, in terms of economic measures, highlighted the implementation of a tourist voucher for all health personnel. "This voucher is a direct injection to the Galician tourism sector," he said.
The day after will continue this Tuesday, July 21 at 3 pm - Argentina time - with the shipment “Restoration and rural tourism after Covid-19 in Portugal”, by Thomas Egger, chef and businessman in the rural tourism sector of Austria and Portugal.
Enfermedad del coronavirus (COVID‑19).