Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, and the Los Cabos Tourism Board have announced that Los Cabos has achieved Sharecare health security verification, becoming the world’s first VERIFIED™ travel destination.
To achieve this designation, the Los Cabos Tourism Board successfully led an effort to make Sharecare health security verification with Forbes Travel Guide a universal standard among the region’s hotels and resorts.
In Los Cabos, which encompasses the coastal towns of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, tourism is the heartbeat of the region; it not only comprises 80% of the local economy, but also 90% of residents rely on the industry in some form.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Cabos Tourism Board adopted several measures to prioritize the health and safety of visitors and the tourism workforce, while aiming to reduce the economic impact and business closures due to COVID-19.
To welcome travellers back to the region’s hotels and resorts with confidence and promote Los Cabos’ economic vitality, the tourism board partnered with Sharecare and Forbes Travel Guide to launch a local initiative through which it encourages and supports each property in becoming Sharecare health security VERIFIED. Hotels and resorts earn this designation by verifying their health protocols on an ongoing basis across more than 360 expert-validated standards to minimize the risk and impact of public health events such as COVID-19.
As a result of the regional effort led by the tourism board, a majority of the hotels and resorts within its coverage area have achieved this verification to date.
Rodrigo Esponda, managing director of Los Cabos Tourism Board, said: “We are proud of the work done by all the hotels in Los Cabos to achieve the Sharecare verification. As Mexico’s top luxury destination, we are committed to providing a safe travel environment. In addition to our own health and safety program, Los Cabos With Care, A Safer Way to Get Away, this VERIFIED badge will be influential in elevating Los Cabos’ perception and providing confidence to international travelers looking for a safe and secure place to visit.”
Go to www.visitloscabos.travel/health for more.