The Secretary of State for Tourism, Fernando Valdes, He pointed out that "tapas and tapas are differentiating elements of our gastronomy, they define our way of understanding life, they are part of our tourist offer and must be reactivating elements of consumption".

In a message disseminated on the occasion of the celebration of World Tapa Day, Valdés stated that "today is a day to enjoy tapas, their quality and variety, but doing so responsibly, respecting sanitary security measures" .

Valdés has also attended the event organized by Hostelería España and Saborea España, in which he has highlighted the great importance of gastronomic tourism: "The tapa is culture, tradition, excellence and makes Spanish gastronomy a heritage."

The Secretary of State for Tourism has reiterated the Government's commitment to continue accompanying the sector in this stage of economic reconstruction, and has indicated that the hotel and restaurant establishments are making a great effort to get ahead after the pandemic, offering the best for Reencounter with its clients: "The sector is prepared to offer security guarantees to tourists, both nationally and internationally, it is committed to protocols, to offer a safe experience."

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