London, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Some 250 destinations today hold the Safe Tourism seal granted by the World Travel and Tourism Council, within the actions to reactivate the sector strongly affected by the pandemic. The badge was launched in May last year and is promoted to help restore confidence in travelers, with the aim of reactivating the sector in total crisis. Nations such as Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Peru, Paraguay, Guatemala, Belize, Kenya, Egypt, Portugal, Seville, Madrid, Barcelona, United Kingdom, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Fiji, Indonesia, Philippines, Ethiopia received the seal, among others.
The globally recognized emblem enables business and leisure travelers to distinguish destinations around the world that have adopted standardized health and hygiene protocols so they can experience safe travel and vacations. It is backed by the United Nations World Tourism Organization, and global protocols adopted by more than 200 CEOs, including some of the major international tourism groups. The president of the World Travel and Tourism Council, Gloria Guevara, expressed the satisfaction of the organization for the growing acceptance achieved by the Seal, which has 250 destinations around the world as a testimony of the hard work carried out so that this initiative works for the benefit of tourists.
She stressed that as the global launch of vaccines accelerates and travel restrictions are relaxed in the coming weeks, the badge will be a key component to the recovery of the sector and the restoration of traveler confidence. Guevara highlighted the importance of global coordination to help rebuild and reactivate international travel and tourism for the return of security to the sector.