By Laura Kemp • 19 May 2020 • 9:38
Spain set on becoming haven for retired Europeans.
The Valencian company Enterticket has now developed reservaplaya.es, a website designed to manage the reservation of spaces on the beach and which aims to track the influx of beachgoers, making these areas more accessible and safer during the coronavirus crisis.
THE website entails allowing citizens to book a space on the beach, free of charge and in advance, this plot will ensure social distancing and capacity control measures.
The Federation of Leisure, Tourism, Games, Recreational Activities and Related industries of the Community explained that the digital mapping technology of this website will be of a “very high precision” as each family will be able to choose the exact space, they wish to occupy during a certain time period.
The Reservaplaya website will be available as a mobile application to allow beach staff to confirm and validate that reservations have been received and are correct.
The platform will aim to avoid the typical early morning crowds and unnecessary movements which can leave families with children stranded on the beach if the quota is complete. Each person will have up to seven active reservations.
For those unable to book online, physical points and a helpline will also be enabled, in order to ensure that everybody may enjoy this service.
Also, to promote local commerce, the platform hopes to include a directory of restaurants and bars with delivery service at each beach so individuals can order food or service and this then can be transferred to the plot.
Th director of the website, Jorge Juan Dolz has assured that “despite the health crisis, in Spain it is essential to be able to guarantee accessibility to the beaches, since it is something to which we are linked to closely on a cultural level, these are necessary recreational spaces.”
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