The Catalan Tourist Board (ACT) awards the Family Holiday seals of approval to distinguish towns that are particularly sensitive to this market segment, providing facilities and services adapted to the needs of families with children.
These towns are certified as providing accommodation, catering, leisure and free time facilities for younger visitors. Once verified by ACT inspectors, resorts are awarded the Family Beach or Nature and Mountain Holiday seals of approval to certify that they provide such services and amenities.
There are currently 22 certified destinations in Catalonia that have been awarded these specialised seals:
Family Beach seal
Family Nature and Mountain Seal
Some additional destinations are also currently going through the certification approval process: Vall de Camprodon, Alp-La Molina-Masella, Sort-Rialp-Port Ainé, Vall de Núria-Vall de Ribes, Els Ports, and La Vall d’en Bas-Les Preses.
The Family Holiday seals of approval lend greater visibility to the towns that wish to attract that kind of visitors. Some 60% of holidaymakers who arrive in Catalonia form part of the family tourism segment, in other words, are adults who come to enjoy their stay along with their children. Destinations certified with the seal of approval can guarantee them:
Certification guarantees visitors that their families will enjoy a range of advantages provided by services adapted to their specific needs: identification bracelets, family suites or communicating rooms, children’s swimming pools with monitors, availability of cots, children’s beach clubs, supervision, adapted restaurant services, animation and street entertainment for children, public leisure areas and games for the very young, theme and water parks, possibility of bicycle excursions, and so on.
A town that wishes to be awarded a Family Holiday seal of approval must ensure that part of its offering is adapted to family tourism. The main adapted resources in this respect are as follows:
For further information about requirements, please see the Programmes for Accession to Brands and Seals (information available only in Catalan)
If you represent a council or business of a certified town and would like further information about the Family Holiday seals of approval you can contact the Catalan Tourist Board at:
Catalan Tourist Board
Passeig de Gràcia 105, 3r
Tel.: 934 849 900
Fax: 934 849 888