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Spanish tourism safety campaign launch

spainSpain’s got some great news for its visitors this season. ‘Operation Summer’ was launched by the Interior Ministry on 1 July in the regions of Andalusia, Asturias, Canarias, Cantabria, Valencia, Galicia, Madrid, the Balearic Islands and Murcia. Its aim is to ensure the safety of the millions of tourists expected to visit Spain in the coming months.

The crime rate in Spain remains among the lowest in the European Union, however, the Secretary of State for Security said, “Our ambition is always to improve the crime figures even more, and for that the National Police, Guardia Civil, and other security forces, are working daily with the intention of providing a safer country”.

The ‘Operation Summer 2013 Tourism Insurance Plan’ includes increased surveillance on roads, railway stations, ports, airports, hotels, camping and beaches, and the strengthening of security measures at shows and events involving large concentrations of people.

It will continue until 31 August (except in the Balearic Islands, where it will end on 30 September).