Pursuing its launch in May this yr, the Earth Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) hugely common Secure Travels stamp, has now been adopted by 200 destinations all over the world.
WTTC, which represents the global Vacation & Tourism non-public sector, produced heritage when it launched the world’s initially at any time world wide protection and cleanliness mark – the Harmless Travels stamp –earlier this yr.
It was established in order to restore traveller self-confidence and revive the international Travel & Tourism sector, which has been left devasted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now, as extra places all around the planet go on to undertake the Protected Travels stamp, the incredible 200 place milestone was attained, with Chile, U.S. Virgin Islands, Belize, Dominica, Nicaragua, and Uzbekistan becoming the latest to sign up to the stamp.
Among the other 200 significant well-liked holiday break very hot spots close to the environment making use of the stamp to reassure travellers and restore confidence to journey are Egypt, Turkey, Portugal, Argentina, Tunisia, and Indonesia.
The WTTC Protected Travels stamp attained its initially main milestone just a handful of weeks in the past when the Philippines turned the 100th place.
The globally recognised stamp enables travellers to distinguish destinations around the world which have adopted health and fitness and cleanliness global standardised protocols – so they can knowledge ‘Safe Travels’.
This groundbreaking go by WTTC also obtained the backing of the United Nations Planet Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and the start of international protocols to recuperate the Travel & Tourism sector has been embraced by about 200 CEO’s including some of the world’s key tourism teams.
Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, explained: “We are delighted to see our Secure Travels is proving so effective and is being adopted by destinations from all corners of the globe.
“Reaching this unbelievable milestone, with 200 places about the world now proudly keeping our Risk-free Travels stamp, is testimony to the really hard work which has been place in to make the stamp function for both equally destinations and holidaymakers.
“The stamp demonstrates all 200 of these world places are working collectively to support rebuild shopper self confidence worldwide – and revive the intercontinental Vacation & Tourism sector.
“Travellers will be equipped to recognise the locations which have adopted the new established of worldwide protocols, encouraging the return of ‘Safe Travels’ about the entire world.”
Anasha Campbell, Minister of Tourism, Nicaragua claimed: “Nicaragua promotes a dependable, sustainable, inclusive and available tourism for all possessing the human remaining as the middle of our guidelines and procedures. Our precedence is the wellness and effectively-staying of our readers and our persons.
“That is why we are honored to have acquired the Safe and sound Travels stamp, demonstrating the alignment of our Biosecurity Protocols for the Tourism Sector with the global expectations of WTTC, to regain the believe in of our visitors and provide them genuine and unforgettable activities.”
The widespread adoption of the stamp demonstrates that WTTC and all its around the world Users put the security and hygiene of travellers as their top rated priority.
The protocols were being designed following rules from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Centre for Condition Management and Prevention (CDC), and having best practices from WTTC’s Members into account.
Evidence from WTTC’s Crisis Readiness report, which looked at 90 diverse kinds of crises in the very last 20 a long time, highlights the value of general public-personal cooperation and the implementation of standardised protocols.
In accordance to WTTC’s 2020 Economic Impression Report, through 2019, Vacation & Tourism was dependable for one in 10 careers (330 million full), produced a 10.3% contribution to global GDP and created one in four of all new jobs.