As per a statement from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Bulgaria is part of the tourism destinations with safety and hygiene travel stamp.
The organization designed the special Safe Travels stamp to enable travelers to identify destinations and accommodations around the world which adopted high standards of safety and hygiene.
The World Travel and Tourism Council has launched the first of a number of new global measures as part of its Safe Travel protocols, providing guidance to travel providers and tourists on hygiene, disinfection and physical distance.
The purpose of these protocols is to introduce action plans to optimize business efforts for the recovery of the sector after the COVID-19 crisis. Currently, the protocols cover various areas – hotels, restaurants, aviation, airports, tour operators, outdoor shopping, congress centers, taking into account the recommendations of the World Health Organization, and will be updated in the event of a change in the epidemiological situation.
Our country is part of WTTC’s initiative due to the elaborated by the Ministry of Tourism Guidance for accommodation and catering establishments, which corresponds to the WTTC protocols. The initiative is also supported by UNWTO, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), etc.
“The stamp is vital to restoring consumer confidence worldwide so that passengers can be assured that there are enhanced hygiene standards and travel safely,” said Gloria Guevara, President and CEO of WTTC. She expects more destinations to join in the coming days and weeks, demonstrating the success and importance of the WTTC Safe Travels stamp.
The website of the organization features a statement by the Bulgarian Minister of Tourism: “Tourism is a cause that brings a better future for all, and together we can solve crises and challenges. We welcome the initiative for safe travel from the WTTC, which will ensure a rapid recovery of the tourism sector after the global pandemic with COVID-19 and will restore the confidence of travelers” said Minister Angelkova. What has been achieved in Bulgaria in the fight against COVID-19 demonstrates that effective measures taken by the government in a timely manner and the joint efforts of institutions, businesses and citizens can achieve serious results in limiting the spread of the virus, she added.