Egypt is the latest in a line of popular destinations around the world to sign up to the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp launched by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
The growing list of endorsements have come from many major holiday and city destinations around the world such as Aruba, Slovenia, Ukraine, and Vienna, among many others.
WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, designed the special Safe Travels stamp to enable travelers to identify destinations and businesses around the world which adopted its health and hygiene global standardized protocols – so consumers and holiday makers can experience ‘Safe Travels’.
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) embraced the WTTC Safe Travels stamp, which have the safety and hygiene of travelers as its top priority.
“We are delighted to see major countries and destinations such as Egypt and Slovenia joining the growing list of global destinations adopting our private sector protocols,” said Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO. “The stamp is critical to re-establish consumer confidence in Travel & Tourism and ensure travelers can rest assured that enhanced standards of hygiene are in place.”
Since the launch of the WTTC Safe Travels stamp, destination countries, cities and hot-spots around the world such as Turkey, Bulgaria, Mauritius, Panama, Portugal, and the Mexican State of Jalisco, have now adopted WTTC’s new protocols.
“The Slovenian Tourist Board is proud that Slovenia is one of the first countries in the world with recognized Safe Travels Protocols approved by the World Travel & Tourism Council,” said Msc. Maja Pak, Director General of the Slovenian Tourist Board. “Our instant reaction will help the tourism recover as soon as possible, and our common efforts with all the stakeholders have resulted in the GREEN & SAFE label, which represents Slovenia’s commitment to responsible, green, and safe tourism.”
WTTC launched a range of worldwide measures as part of its Safe Travels protocols, providing consistency and guidance to travel providers and travelers about the new approach to health, hygiene, deep cleansing and physical distancing, in the ‘new normal’ of COVID-19 world.
According to WTTC’s 2020 Economic Impact Report, during 2019, Travel & Tourism was responsible for one in 10 jobs (330 million total), making a 10.3% contribution to global GDP.