The State of Yucatán received the “Travel Safety Stamp” from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) for its adoption of new protocols to protect the health of travellers.
The seal will give tourists confidence in the high standards of hygiene and sanitation in the state’s travel and tourism industry.
Globally recognized destinations that have also received the WTTC stamp include Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Turkey, Bulgaria, Jamaica, Mauritius, Barcelona and Seville in Spain, and Ontario, Canada.
Gloria Guevara Manzo, President and CEO of the WTTC, stressed that Travel Safety Stamp has the support of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and more than 200 CEOs of the main business groups in the sector around the world.
“The number of global destinations that have adopted our protocols is growing at an accelerated rate; it is very gratifying and shows the success and importance of the Travel Safety Stamp,” she said. “This recognition is vital to restore consumer confidence around the world in the travel and tourism sector. Travellers can be sure that hygiene standards exist so that they can visit destinations safely.”
Guevara Manzo said the State of Yucatán is a privileged destination that offers visitors a unique travel experience, due to its heritage of ancient Mayan culture and archaeological sites, natural beauty and traditions, as well as its internationally recognized gastronomy.
Mauricio Vila Dosal, Governor of the State of Yucatán, said that “our state is already a benchmark in terms of security and good practices. We now seek to be a benchmark in biosecurity issues for tourism and we are very pleased to receive the ‘Travel Safety Stamp’ from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).”
The Governor stressed that the state is preparing properly to receive visitors, who can be assured that the endorsed tourist establishments are applying strict hygiene measures in all their processes and facilities.