The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) authorized the Costa Rican Tourism Institute to be the entity in charge of granting the Safe Travels seal to companies, associations and chambers of the Costa Rican tourism industry that adequately comply with the implementation of the 16 health protocols developed in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, it will also extend the authorization to the tourism chambers and associations to grant it to their member companies.
The ICT met the stipulated requirements to be the issuer of the seal that it received at the end of July under the category “Public Authorities of Destination” and will now be able to sub-license it.
“A little over two months ago we received the Safe Travels seal as the leading institution for tourism in Costa Rica for the development of 16 sanitary protocols and we immediately took the next step, which was to start the process to sub-license Costa Rican tourism companies and promote the use of the seal as a signal for national and foreign travelers that the place where they are staying or visiting complies with the protocols against COVID-19, in addition to promoting the use of masks, hand washing and physical distancing ”, Said Gustavo Alvarado, Director of Tourism Management of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute.
In addition to our country, destinations such as Panama, Aruba, Portugal, Ecuador, Bulgaria, Dubai, Turkey, Croatia, Tunisia, Colombia, the Philippines, as well as emblematic tourist cities such as Paris, Madrid, Mexico City, Cancun; Among other more than one hundred destinations in the world, they use the Safe Travels seal. The seal is a free tourist promotion tool for all companies that want to opt for a badge that demonstrates commitment and responsibility in the fight against COVID-19 and allows the tourist to recognize that in that establishment the hygiene and health protocols for the care of the pandemic are being followed.
For the Minister of Tourism, Gustavo Segura, as indicated on the official website of the World Travel and Tourism Council that the ICT and Costa Rica have the Safe Travels seal, it is a tremendous pride to be recognized as a safe destination that has more than 16 protocols Exclusive sanitariums for tourist activities. “This recognition reinforces the international image of Costa Rica as a tourist destination that fortunately continues to be very robust,” concluded the tourism chief.