The first ever global safety and hygiene stamp was introduced earlier this year by WTTC in response to the threat of the pandemic. Countries such as Turkey, Portugal, Kenya and Mauritius have been endorsed by the stamp, but three more countries have recently been added to the list: Croatia, Ecuador and Ghana. Their travel safety protocols have put these nations on the map for the Safe Travels stamp. With it, travelers are sure to identify these destinations and opt for a prudent trip during these uncertain times.
The CEO of WTTC, Gloria Guevara, explained the purpose of this newly formed travel stamp in accordance with previention and shielding the viral spread of COVID-19: “Our Safe Travels stamp continues to go from strength to strength and we are delighted to see even more popular countries and destinations from all corners of the world adopt our global health and hygiene protocols. The stamp also recognises the introduction of new measures by governments around the world which positively impact the Travel & Tourism sector. The stamp is critical to re-establish consumer confidence in our sector and ensure travellers can rest assured that enhanced standards of hygiene are in place and they can once again experience ‘Safe Travels’.”
In relation to Croatia’s success and achievement, the Minister of Tourism and Sports, Nikolina Brnjac, expressed her pride to be part of the 3 recent additions to the Safe Travels stamp: “Croatia is very proud to work with WTTC during these difficult times. As a popular European and Adriatic destination, we are doing our best to face all difficulties and to secure stability and safety for the local population and for all the travellers who have decided to visit us this year, despite the current circumstances. We have gone to great lengths to prepare the necessary safety-protocols and measures…We sincerely believe that aligning with the WTTC global protocols will be the next important step in securing and stabilising not only the current season but will also represent another important next step for the sustainable and smart future development of this very important economic sector.”