By Cathy Elelman • 17 July 2020 • 14:10
INVITATION: The Almeria Mayor encouraged locals and tourists to enjoy the city’s beaches.
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento De Almería Facebook @aytoalm
THERE are a sea of flags recognising quality and safety flying on Almeria’s beaches this summer.
The city’s coast boasts two ADEAC Environmental Education and Consumer Association blue flags, four Tourism Ministry Q flags for Quality, four of the ministry’s new Safe Tourism certificates, one Accessibility flag and six ISO 9001 quality certificates.
The Safe Tourism certificates “reflect that we are a safe destination for Almeria residents and tourists”, stressed Almeria Mayor Ramon Fernandez-Pacheco
Speaking at the official raising of the flags on Thursday, the Mayor also made reference to the agreement between the council’s City Promotion Department, the University of Almeria and the Torrecardenas hospital on analysing the provincial capital’s beaches and sand throughout the summer, the first round of analyses coming up negative.
“Every year we make an effort to improve our beaches, and this year we have thrown ourselves into safety, with the Beach Contingency Plan, and in accessibility”, the Mayor commented.
Fernandez-Pacheco encouraged both locals and visitors to “enjoy our beaches and our city with happiness and at the same time with the corresponding health safety measures.”
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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