The process to obtain this distinctive for the country was led by the Ministry of Tourism, within the framework of the strategies for the recovery of the item
Honduras obtained the distinctive Safe Travels Stamp (Safe Travels) from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC, for its acronym in English), joining the countries of the world, which demonstrated the correct implementation of biosafety protocols, to take care of the health of your visitors.
The Safe Travels Stamp, recognizes the application of global sanitary measures on the part of the companies and the destinations that receive it. These hygiene and sanitation protocols were developed by the WTTC, following the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are endorsed by the World Tourism Organization (OMT).
With this action, Honduras is one of the more than 250 destinations that worldwide have the seal, which provides greater security and confidence to national and international travelers.
Thus, tourists are guaranteed that the destination complies with developed guides and regulations that promote the application of basic measures for the protection and prevention of infections, such as: physical distancing, the use of masks, frequent hand washing, use of gel alcohol, disinfection of spaces, among other actions to face the pandemic.
Gloria Guevara Manzo, president and CEO of the WTTC, congratulated Honduras for joining the efforts aimed at the recovery of the travel and tourism industry, a challenge impossible to achieve, without first restoring confidence to travelers, as well as to all people who actively participate in the sector.
For her part, the Minister of Tourism Nicole Marrder, the delivery of the WTTC label, Safe Travels, means recognition of the hard work that the Honduran tourism sector has been doing to regain the trust of visitors. "This is an important achievement in terms of biosafety, by supporting that the establishments and destinations in our country comply with international biosafety protocols."
Marrder also indicated that the tourism industry will continue to bet on increasing prevention measures, as the best tool to cope in these times of pandemic.
The Safe Travels Stamp supports the implementation of specific protocols for various products and services of the global travel and tourism industry, such as airlines, cruise ships, tour operators, convention centers, shops, hotels and car rental companies; all this, with the aim of establishing common standards in the private sector, which guarantee the safety of travelers and personnel working in the industry.