Iberostar Group plans a scaled reopening of hotels in destinations including Spain, Montenegro, Budapest, Greece, Portugal and Mexico.

The Spanish group has introduced more than 300 measures designed to  guarantee the health and safety of people and ecosystems in the selected destinations.

Hotel capacity has been reduced, a permanent centralised medical service established and new cleaning measures and protocols.

The new procedures include the use of masks made from recycled and recyclable materials, and measures that encourage frequent hand washing to minimise the use of gloves.

A medical advisory board has also been established.

Hotel Iberostar Cristina in Majorca will be the first to reopen in a trial phase this month.

Staff and members of the owning Fluxa family will test new health and safety measures before welcoming the first guests.

Group chief executive Sabina Fluxa said: “The difficulty lies not in designing safety protocols, but rather in doing so from a holistic, science-based perspective without undoing the progress we’ve made in caring for the environment.

“We are proud of the measures we have introduced, particularly because they have allowed us to maintain our commitment to being a single use plastic-free company, as far as legislation permits, and enabled us to reinforce our circularity policies and the use of products with a minimum environmental impact.”

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