Tunisia, Ras Al Khaimah and Jordan are among the latest destinations to receive the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp.
Together with Kenya, St. Petersburg, and Benidorm the growing list of endorsements have come from many major holiday and city destinations around the world.
WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, designed the Safe Travels stamp to enable travellers to identify destinations and businesses around the world that adopted its health and hygiene global standardized protocols.
Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said, “Our Safe Travels stamp is proving a great success and we are delighted to see many more major countries and destinations receive the stamp. The early success of the WTTC Safe Travel stamp demonstrates its importance not only to countries, destinations and businesses, but also to travellers and the 330 million people around the world who work in and depend on, the Travel & Tourism sector.”
Since the launch of the WTTC Safe Travels stamp, destination countries, cities, and hotspots around the world such as Turkey, Egypt, Mauritius, Panama and Portugal have now adopted WTTC’s new protocols.
As part of its Safe Travels protocols, these worldwide measures provide consistency and guidance to travel providers and travellers about the new approach to health, hygiene, deep cleansing and physical distancing, in the ‘new normal’ of COVID-19 world.
The protocols were devised following the experience of WTTC members dealing with COVID19 and based on guidelines from the World Health Organization and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
Eligible companies such as hotels, restaurants, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, attractions, short term rentals, car rentals, outdoor shopping, transportation and airports, will be able to use the stamp once the health and hygiene protocols, outlined by WTTC, have been implemented.