World Travel & Tourism Council starts awarding destinations with new global safety and hygiene stamp


The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has created the first global safety and hygiene stamp, with destinations around the world signing up in their droves to help restore customer confidence to travel again.

The Safe Travels stamp has been designed by enable travellers to identify destinations and businesses around the world which have adopted its health and hygiene global standardised protocols.

Countries to sign up already include Bulgaria, Turkey, Jamaica, Portugal and Mauritius.

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Popular city destinations for holidaymakers which have also been given the WTTC Safe Travels stamp of approval include Barcelona, Cancun, Madrid and Seville.

Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “The number of global destinations adopting our private sector protocols is growing at a rapid pace and it’s hugely gratifying and shows the success and importance of the WTTC Safe Travels stamp.

“The stamp is vital to re-establish worldwide consumer confidence in Travel & Tourism and so travellers can be sure that enhanced standards of hygiene are in place for them to be able to travel safely.”

A new set of worldwide measures were also announced as part of the Safe Travels protocols, devised based on experience and guidelines from the World Health Organisation and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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