LONDON, U.K. — Less than a year after its launch, the WTTC’s Safe Travels stamp has now been awarded to 250 destinations around the world.
The stamp, which debuted in May 2020 in response to the global pandemic, was developed to help restore confidence in travellers and revive the global Travel & Tourism sector. Globally recognized, it enables both business and leisure travellers to distinguish destinations that have adopted health and hygiene global standardized protocols that they can experience ‘Safe Travels.’
Honduras, Belize and Malawi are the latest destinations to join the ever-growing list. VisitBritain, the destination’s tourism agency, has also now been awarded the stamp.
“We are delighted to see our Safe Travels Stamp is still growing at a rapid rate and is being adopted by destinations from all corners of the world,” said Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO. “Reaching this incredible milestone, with 250 destinations around the world now proudly holding our Safe Travels stamp, is testimony to the hard work which has been put in to make the stamp work for both destinations and holidaymakers.”
Guevara also noted that as the global vaccine rollout picks up pace, and with travel restrictions expected to be relaxed over the coming weeks, the stamp will be key in 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,” she added. “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 Safe Travels stamp is backed by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and was designed in accordance with guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).