Updated: Mar 25, 2021
The World Travel and Tourism Council announced on 18 September that in just three short months, 100 destinations are now using its Safe Travels stamp, with the Philippines becoming the official 100th destination. The council, which represents the global travel and tourism private sector, made history earlier this year when it launched the world’s first-ever global safety and hygiene stamp and has now reached its first major milestone.
Gloria Guevara, president and CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council, says the specially designed stamp was developed to help restore confidence in travellers and work to revive an ailing travel and tourism sector. She says it is now being used by many more major holiday destinations such as the Maldives, Bermuda, Namibia, Uganda and Montenegro. “The stamp enables travellers to recognize destinations around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardized protocols so they can experience safe travels. The landmark move by the World Travel and Tourism Council received the backing of the United Nations World Tourism Organization,” says Guevara.