| The Councilor for Tourism, Manuel Padín, collected the distinctions that place the municipality at the head of the Region in this type of recognition | The Deputy Mayor and Councilor for Tourism, Manuel Padín, has received the 12 Q Tourist Quality flags that will fly this summer on the beaches of the municipality of Cartagena.
The ceremony took place this Monday at the VP Plaza de España Hotel in Madrid, with the presence of the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto; the Secretary of State, Isabel Oliver; the president of the Institute for Spanish Tourist Quality (ICTE), Miguel Mirones; and the Minister of Tourism for the Region of Murcia, Cristina Sánchez.In this way, the Cartagena City Council renews the distinctions granted last year and with which the ICTE recognizes the effort made by the local government to maintain the quality of the services of its beaches and ports in the municipality. The 12 flags obtained place Cartagena at the head of the Region of Murcia, as it is the municipality with the most Q Tourist Quality marks.
In total, in the Autonomous Community 40 beaches have received this recognition this year, as in the last edition.
Along with 12 in Cartagena, there are seven in Mazarrón, six in Águilas and Los Alcázares, five in San Javier and four in San Pedro del Pinatar.Specifically, in Cartagena these flags will fly on the beaches of Galúa, Cavanna, La Gola, Barco Perdido, Levante (Cabo de Palos), Levante (Minor Islands), Mar de Cristal, Cala del Pino, Cala Cortina, San Ginés, Playa Paraiso and Playa Honda.The Councilor for Tourism has appreciated the award of these badges and has highlighted the coordinated work of various areas of the local government to achieve this recognition.
"It is more than deserved recognition after the immense work that has been carried out from the City Council, especially from the Infrastructure area," explained the deputy mayor, who added that "now we must be us, the citizens, those responsible for keeping these flags for years to come and helping to increase the distinctions in the following.
"The delivery of Q Tourism Quality flags also served to strengthen ties with tourism representatives from other areas of the country.
At the appointment, the councilor held a meeting with the General Director of Tourism Planning and Promotion of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ciprián Rivas, accompanied by the Regional Minister of Tourism.The Q Tourist Quality flags are added to the blue ones awarded a few weeks ago on the beach of La Chapineta, for the first time, Cala Cortina, San Ginés, Levante, Isla Plana and El Cuartel.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena