WTTC Hits 200 At The End Of 2020

Following its launch in May this year, the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp has now been adopted by 200 destinations around the world.

The WTTC’s Safe Travels stamp – launched earlier this year – was created in order to restore traveller confidence and revive the global travel and tourism sector, which has been left devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, as more destinations around the world continue to adopt the Safe Travels stamp, the incredible 200 destination milestone was reached, with Chile, U.S. Virgin Islands, Belize, Dominica, Nicaragua, and Uzbekistan becoming the latest to sign up.

Among the other 200 major popular holiday hot spots around the world using the stamp to reassure travellers and restore confidence to travel are Egypt, Turkey, Portugal, Argentina, Tunisia, and Indonesia.

The WTTC Safe Travels stamp reached its first major milestone just a few weeks ago when the Philippines became the 100th destination.

The globally recognized stamp enables travellers to distinguish destinations around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardized protocols – so they can experience ‘Safe Travels’.

The WTTC’s Safe Travels stamp received the backing of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and the launch of global protocols to recover the travel and tourism sector have been embraced by over 200 CEO’s including some of the world’s major tourism groups.

Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “Reaching this incredible milestone, with 200 destinations around the world now proudly holding our Safe Travels stamp, is testimony to the hard work which has been put in to make the stamp work for both destinations and holidaymakers.”

Guevara continued: “The stamp shows all 200 of these global destinations are working together to help rebuild consumer confidence worldwide – and revive the international travel and tourism sector.”