LONDON — The Safe Travels stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has now been adopted by more than 275 destinations around the world.
WTTC launched the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp just 12 months ago, in an effort to help restore confidence in travel amid the pandemic.
Thailand, Barbados, Cyprus and Abu Dhabi are among the latest additions to the list.
The WTTC Safe Travels stamp has also been advocated by more than 200 travel & tourism CEOs, and many of the world’s major tourism groups.
“We are delighted that our Safe Travels stamp continues to grow from strength to strength and has been adopted by destinations from all corners of the world,” said Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO.
“From Portugal to Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka to Slovenia, Tunisia to Tobago, our stamp is now recognised around the globe, which is testimony to the hard work which has been put in to make the stamp work for both destinations and holidaymakers.
“As the global vaccine rollout picks up pace around the world and with travel restrictions beginning to be relaxed, we believe the stamp will prove a key component of destination recovery and restoring consumer confidence.
“The success of the stamp shows the importance of global coordination to help rebuild and revive the international Travel & Tourism sector which has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“However, we are finally beginning to step into the new normal of a post-COVID world, and we are proud to be leading the way for globally coordinated efforts in recovery.”
The WTTC Safe Travel stamp protocols were designed following guidelines from WHO and the CDC, and taking best practices from WTTC’s members into account.
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