| The Minister of Tourism signs the protocol of adhesion of the municipality to the Sicted and delivers the 'Safe Tourism Certified' seal to the local tourism office | The Region has 238 companies with quality labels and 63 tourist certificates that certify security against Covid-19 The Region of Murcia continues to add adhesions of tourist services to the Comprehensive Tourism Quality System (Sicted), while increasing the 'Safe Tourism Certified' certificates that accredit tourist establishments in safety against Covid-19.
Bullas joined the Sicted map today, which shows his commitment to make its tourist, cultural and commercial establishments a benchmark that offers the necessary quality to visitors. The Minister of Tourism, Youth and Sports, Cristina Sánchez, presided over the signing of the protocol of accession of Bullas to the Sicted and delivered the 'Safe Tourism Certified' Seal to the municipality's tourism office. Cristina Sánchez recognized Bullas as "one of the main inland destinations in the Region", by offering wine tourism, rural and nature tourism, and added "it is a benchmark of the Region's Wine Routes". "We continue to demonstrate our commitment to tourism quality and safety and we demonstrate with these certificates and endorsements that we are a quality and safe destination, which will differentiate us from others and will represent the recognition of those who visit us," said the counselor. With the incorporation of Bullas, there are nine destinations in the Region that are part of the Sicted (Águilas, Lorca, Mazarrón, Murcia, Puerto Lumbreras, San Javier, Sierra Espuña, Molina de Segura and Bullas).
Nine more are expected to be added soon (Archena, Jumilla, Calasparra, Cartagena, Los Alcázares, Cieza, Alcantarilla, Fortuna and San Pedro del Pinatar). The head of Tourism recalled that the Region of Murcia is a national benchmark by having a significant number of certificates that certify the implementation of anti-Covid-19 protocols in its tourism services.
Specifically, it already has 238 companies with emblems of the Integral System of Tourist Quality in Destinations (Sicted) and 63 'Safe Tourism Certified' tourist certificates. Cristina Sánchez indicated that "the Region is in luck because more and more are joining the Sicted list and achieving this well-recognized seal to provide security to tourist services." Wine Routes On the other hand, the Minister of Tourism specified that "the regional government has a special interest in promoting and disseminating the three Wine Routes of the Region." In this regard, she indicated that "from the Ministry of Tourism we are going to promote these routes under the name 'Reino de la Monastrell' and this slogan will star in the communication line of all promotional media for wine tourism both online and offline.
" Specifically, the Tourism Institute of the Region of Murcia (Itrem) has scheduled 17 direct actions for the promotion of the three Wine Routes for next year, such as attendance at fairs, workshosp and visits by groups of specialized journalists. De Bullas stressed that "its Wine Museum and its wineries are the most important attractions for tourists throughout the year, but especially in these autumn and winter months." From 2016 to 2019 there was a considerable increase in the number of visitors to the three wine routes of the Region, which reached 76,599 in 2019. During the first months of 2020, the Wine Routes had a total of 13,537 visits, a figure that decreased as a result of the pandemic.
Bullas registered 4,737 visitors in these months, while Jumilla had the most and reached 7,500.