Reopening health security measures in Los Cabos are being expanded as the result of a just-announced partnership with Intertek Cristal, a global health, safety, quality and security risk management business focused on the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors.
The collaboration will support the ongoing enhancement of health and safety standards in the destination using Intertek Cristal’s Protek Destination Assurance program, including POSI-Check to help in the Prevention of the Spread of Infection (POSI).
“The COVID-19 pandemic has had an immense impact on the travel and tourism industry, but as Los Cabos and destinations around the world recover, continuing to implement and improve health and safety protocols is critical,” said Rodrigo Esponda, managing director, Los Cabos Tourism Board. “Los Cabos’ partnership with Intertek Cristal will help the destination to continue moving forward in providing a quality and safe experience to all visitors.”
Reopening health security measures in Los Cabos are being assembled under its newly-named initiative: A Safer Way to Get Away #LosCabosWithCare. To date, its efforts include the implementation of strict and consistent health and safety protocols that have been implemented across the destination from the airport to hotels, restaurants, transportation companies, and other service providers; and working toward getting businesses to obtain a “Clean Point” (Punto Limpio) certification offered by the Mexican federal government to strictly adhere to hygiene protocols.
In addition, Los Cabos earned The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) stamp of approval for its newly designed “Safe Travels” badge. It qualified for the endorsement by adopting WTTC’s standardized health and hygiene protocols across the destination.
Now, as part of Intertek’s Protek Solutions, the Destination Assurance program will support the hospitality industry in the coming weeks and months as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The POSI-Check audit program addresses the current and future need to formulate and monitor an effective response to communicable infections in hotels, restaurants and places of business around the world.
Los Cabos will be the first destination in Mexico to begin working with Intertek Cristal in implementing Protek Destination Assurance.
The popular Mexican incentive travel destination reopened to tourism on June 15, 2020. Details on Los Cabos’ health security measures and protocols available here.