WTTC’s Safe Travels stamp is now being used by one hundred destinations around the world.
Peru, the Bahamas and Puerto Rico are the latest destinations to use the safety and hygiene stamp, which was launched earlier this year by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The Philippines is the official 100th destination.
Developed to help restore confidence in travellers and revive an ailing travel and tourism sector, the stamp recognizes destinations around the world that have adopted standardized global health and hygiene protocols so visitors can experience “Safe Travels.” In addition, it has received the backing of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and has been embraced by more than 200 CEOs of major tourism groups.
The protocols recognized by Safe Travels follow guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as considering best practices from WTTC’s members.
“Our Safe Travels stamp continues to go from strength to strength and we are delighted with its success so far. More than 120 destinations now proudly use the stamp, all of which are working together to help rebuild consumer confidence worldwide,” says Gloria Guevara, president and CEO, WTTC. “As the stamp continues to grow in popularity, travellers will more easily be able to recognize the destinations worldwide that have adopted these important global protocols, encouraging the return of ‘Safe Travels’ around the world.
Carla Campos, Puerto Rico Tourism Company’s (Government of Puerto Rico) executive director said: “Puerto Rico was one of the first destinations in the Western Hemisphere to design and implement an industry-specific safety and health program for the entire destination with the creation of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company Gold Star Health and Safety Seal Certification back on May 4. Today, we are proud to join WTTC’s Safe Travels global protocols and stamp program.”