Yucatan, Baja California Sur, and Grupo Xcaret receive the Safe Travel Seal

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For its hygiene protocols to avoid Covid-19 infections, the World Tourism and Travel Council recognized Yucatan, BCS, and Grupo Xcaret.

Yucatan, Baja California Sur, and Grupo Xcaret received the Safe Travel seal of the World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC) on Monday, which internationally recognizes the adoption of sanitary protocols for the protection of their visitors.

The Council also included in its list Turkey, Bulgaria, Jamaica, Mauritius, and Ontario, Canada. The list already included Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, as well as Barcelona, ​​Seville, Saudi Arabia, and Portugal.

The badge was launched in late May to promote destinations that have adopted hygiene measures across the entire tourism service chain and to build traveler confidence.

For its elaboration, the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), participated. the Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Association of Cruise Lines (CLIA).

“This recognition is vital to restore consumer confidence around the world in the travel and tourism sector; travelers can be sure that hygiene standards exist so that they can visit destinations safely, ”said Gloria Guevara Manzo, president, and CEO of the WTTC, in a statement.

The destinations that will soon obtain the distinctive are the United Kingdom, Egypt, Canada, and Chile.

“We appreciate being the first recreational group at the international level to receive the seal of the World Council, in terms of health protection,” said Miguel Quintana Pali, director of Grupo Xcaret, who presented his protocol for the end of May. the security that, among other actions, increases sanitization and disinfection routines for contact surfaces and protective equipment for your attractions.

What is the Safe Travel Seal

WTTC Safe Travel Stamp

‘Safe Travels’: Global Protocols & Stamp for the New Normal

WTTC alongside our Members, governments, health experts and other industry associations are working together to achieve effective recovery protocols by developing meaningful action plans that optimize sector-wide recovery efforts.

Part of our protocols includes providing the public & private sectors with the insights & toolkits for interaction & implementation to ensure that people are and feel safe however WTTC, our members, and the sector can not guarantee 100% safety. It is paramount to have common rules. Ultimately, we envision a future of travel that is safe, secure, seamless, and provides an authentic and meaningful experience to the traveller across the journey; one which supports the livelihoods of millions and contributes to sustainable economic growth. 

We will create short protocol reports for at least nine industries within Travel & Tourism to align the private sector behind common standards to ensure the safety of its workforce and travelers as the sector shifts to a new normal. We will be launching the reports in phases.

Please note that while the protocols take into account current WHO and CDC guidelines, they are living documents which we will update as new information becomes available about COVID-19.

Global Safety Stamp of Approval to Recognise Safe Travels Protocols

The specially designed stamp will allow travelers to recognize governments and businesses around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardized protocols – so consumers can experience ‘Safe Travels’.

Eligible businesses such as hotels, restaurants, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, restaurants, outdoor shopping, transportation, and airports, will be able to use the stamp once the health and hygiene protocols, outlined by WTTC, have been implemented. Destinations will also help to award the stamp of approval to local suppliers. 

The global protocols to recover the Travel & Tourism sector have been embraced by over 700 businesses including some of the world’s major tourism groups. Ensuring the safety and hygiene of travelers are the top priority.

If you are a business in the Travel & Tourism sector and would like to be involved, click here.

Source: forbes.com.mx, wttc.org

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