Sri Lanka has become one of the two latest recipients of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp for safety protocols.
The global safety and hygiene stamp was launched by the WTTC to allow potential travellers to identify places and companies that have adopted standardized health and hygiene protocols, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The other recipient of the stamp, alongside Sri Lanka, is Grenada.
“The stamp represents a critical step in rebuilding consumer confidence in Travel and Tourism and allowing travelers to rest easy knowing that enhanced standards of hygiene are in place and they can once again experience ‘Safe Travels’,” WTTC President and CEO Gloria Guevara said.
The council announced new protocols to be adopted by destinations to be awarded the stamp. These protocols were established through the experience of the council’s members in tackling the pandemic and also taking into consideration the guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
It is expected that the new measures would provide ‘consistency and guidance’ to both travel providers and travelers on a new approach to ‘health, hygiene, deep cleansing and physical distancing, in the ‘new normal’ of COVID-19 world’.