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In the Riviera Nayarit, your life matters. This is how the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has framed its Tourism Wellness and Best Practices Guide, a document that contains the top international protocols dealing with health and safety. The implementation of these recommendations is intended to reduce the possibility of contagion from COVID-19 in tourism establishments.

During the last few weeks, the CVB and the Banderas Bay Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) have been working together to get back on the market, preparing for the reopening of the hotels—expected to take place in June—and gradually implementing its communications and marketing strategy in the face of the health crisis caused by the pandemic.

With regards to the Tourism Wellness and Best Practices Guide, Marc Murphy, managing director of the Riviera Nayarit CVB, added that without being an official document endorsed by the Federal Government’s health and tourism authorities, it does contain a series of international recommendations that can be adapted to the different tourist companies in this destination.

“We intend to help the tourist feel confident, one of the biggest challenges that the tourism sector will face in the post-COVID-19 era while guaranteeing quality and safety. A key element for the future promotion of our destination is to ensure the well-being of both locals and visitors; for us, this is, and will always be a priority,” he said in a press release statement.

International Sanitation Protocols
To ensure that the proposed guidelines are timely and aligned with the new industry standards being established around the world, the CVB researched the sanitation protocols established by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in destinations such as the United States, Canada, Singapore, and New Zealand, as well as those of major hotel brands.

“We are aware that some of the recommendations might evolve in the coming weeks when the Ministry of Health is expected to publish the new federally mandated standard protocols; meanwhile, our guide should serve as a baseline for what travelers can expect,” said Marc Murphy.

Finally, he added that he’s confident that with the implementation of these best practices in tourism companies, the Riviera Nayarit will be ready to welcome travelers—both domestic and international—within the next few weeks.

“We want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the strength, solidarity, and support of everyone during these difficult times. We especially want to thank all those who are taking care of our health, those who are in the front line in hospitals, and those who are now providing maintenance in tourist establishments preparing for everyone’s return, with the only desire that travelers can once again enjoy, in a safe manner, Mexico’s Pacific Treasure.”

Click here to read through the guide. To get more intel on what other destinations and hotels are doing to set up new protocols, visit the New Protocols, Safe Travels section of our website.