Following its launch in May this year, the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp, has now been adopted by 200 destinations around the world.
WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, made history when it launched the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene mark – the Safe Travels stamp – earlier this year.
It was created in order to restore traveler confidence and revive the global Travel & Tourism sector, which has been left devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now, as more destinations around the world continue to adopt the Safe Travels stamp, the 200 destination milestone was reached, with Chile, U.S. Virgin Islands, Belize, Dominica, Nicaragua, and Uzbekistan becoming the latest to sign up to the stamp.
Among the other 200 major popular holiday hot spots around the world using the stamp to reassure travelers and restore confidence to travel are Egypt, Turkey, Portugal, Argentina, Tunisia, and Indonesia.
The WTTC Safe Travels stamp reached its first major milestone just a few weeks ago when the Philippines became the 100th destination.
The globally recognized stamp enables travelers to distinguish destinations around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardized protocols – so they can experience ‘Safe Travels’.
This pioneering move by WTTC also received the backing of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and the launch of global protocols to recover the Travel & Tourism sector has been embraced by over 200 CEO’s including some of the world’s major tourism groups.
“We are delighted to see our Safe Travels is proving so successful and is being adopted by destinations from all corners of the globe. Reaching this incredible milestone, with 200 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,” Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said. “The stamp shows all 200 of these global destinations are working together to help rebuild consumer confidence worldwide – and revive the international Travel & Tourism sector.
Travelers will be able to recognize the destinations which have adopted the new set of global protocols, encouraging the return of ‘Safe Travels’ around the world.”