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Malaga Cruise Port operating the cruise terminals of the Port of Málaga got accredited as safe infrastructures preventing COVID-19 at the international level.

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The health and safety measures implemented by Malaga Cruise Port, the company that manages the cruise terminals, are recognized with the ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp granted by World Travel & Tourism Council.

Malaga, July 6, 2020.- Málaga Cruise Port has obtained the ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp, as safe infrastructures preventing COVID-19, granted by the World Travel & Tourism Council, the leading global association in the sector. 

International security stamp

Although cruise traffic has been one of the most affected during the health crisis, Malaga Cruise Port has worked in collaboration with the Malaga Port Authority to implement the sanitary measures that guarantee the safety of ships, crew and passengers. In this way, Málaga port has become, along with Barcelona, ​​pioneering ports in the world in obtaining this international recognition.

This distinction will position Malaga very positively by regaining the confidence of cruise lines when operations of cruise ships resume in the coming future.

The Chairman of Málaga Cruise Port, Emre Sayin declares that  “we have been working hard to identify and implement new health safety measures in all our ports across the world.  As the world’s largest cruise port operator, our global reach and experience helps us determine the safest and most efficient protocols working together with Port Authorities.  Naturally, we were delighted to hear that both Barcelona and Malaga have been one of the first ports to obtain the ‘Safe Travels’ World Travel Tourism Council stamp.  As we implement these measures, we look forward to the day we will be welcoming cruise guests into our terminals once again”. 

On the other hand, the President of the Port Authority, Carlos Rubio, highlights “the joint effort of the terminal, which is part of our Port Community, to protect the safety and trust of shipping companies, to take the initiative in the face of the possible resumption of cruise tourism, which requires the controls established by the competent authorities and which we will be especially attentive to ”.

National Quality stamp 

Málaga Cruise Port has also obtained the ‘Responsible Tourism’ quality stamp, granted by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of the Government of Spain, which recognizes the application of the guidelines and recommendations contained in the measurement guides for the contagion reduction approved by the Ministry of Health. This includes service specifications, sanitation and disinfection, maintenance and risk management for different subsectors of the tourism market. 

This certification, which must be renewed every year, recognizes the responsibility and the effort of the company to create a safe environment to generate trust and security for companies related to the tourism sector and their clients.