To Encourage Tourism, Alicante Will Introduce Coronavirus-Free Seals for its Hotels

By Kurt Stolz on 24 April 2020
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The resort city of Alicante, Spain, announced it will launch the use of a seal indicating that a property is free of the novel coronavirus.

A historic Mediterranean port, Alicante is a city on the Costa Blanca and is the capital of the province of the same name.

The Alicante Tourist Board and the Provincial Association of Hotels of the Province of Alicante (APHA) jointly created the seal, “Alicante Covid Free,” for hotels that comply with a set of protocols and security measures. The badge will appear on the façade of all properties found to be in compliance.

“We believe it is essential to prepare for the gradual return to normality and that we convey to our future visitors a message of total security,“ said the city’s deputy mayor, Mari Carmen Sánchez.

The seal will cover how rooms are disinfected and cleaned, the installation of voice-operated lifts, and coronavirus-specific measures for dining rooms, bars, and the reception area.  High-touch surfaces such as door knobs will be disinfected regularly.

Housekeepers will be provided with protective gear including masks, and hotel proprietors will be forbidden to hug, shake hands with, or kiss arriving guests.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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