The certificate of commitment "Tourist Confidence" is launched in Chile

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The certificate of commitment "Tourist Confidence" is launched in Chile
Wed August 19, 2020

Sernatur promotes this initiative that encourages the industry to prepare to offer responsible and safe tourism

With a call to the tourism industry to join "and prepare together a responsible and safe tourism", the Undersecretary of Tourism and the National Tourism Service (Sernatur) presented this Tuesday the certificate of commitment ‘Tourist Trust’.

It is a badge that will be given free of charge to the providers of the sector that are registered in Sernatur and that adhere to the implementation and compliance of protocols and guides of good sanitary practices necessary to provide safety to workers and visitors, who may return to travel through Chile once the epidemiological conditions of the country allow it.

The activity, led by the Undersecretary of Tourism, José Luis Uriarte, and the national director of Sernatur, Andrea Wolleter, also had the participation of Ricardo Margulis and Helen Kouyoumdjian, from the Federation of Tourism Companies of Chile (Fedetur); Lorena Arriagada and Sergio Purcell, from the Chilean Association of Tourism Companies (Achet); Máximo Picallo, from the Chilean Gastronomy Association (Achiga); Fernando Cruz, from Chilesertur; and Claudia Espinosa, from Hoteleros de Chile; who symbolically signed the tourism industry's commitment to the implementation and compliance of sanitary measures that aim to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and protect the health of all citizens.

The undersecretary of Tourism, José Luis Uriarte, stressed that "this certificate of commitment is part of a comprehensive plan that we are working on as a government, with the aim of preparing companies in the sector so that they can comply with the new requirements imposed on us. the current health situation. After this stage, we hope to start, when the health situation permits, an information and promotion plan for national tourism, so that Chileans can once again tour their own country with the confidence that all the necessary measures have been adopted. necessary security measures ”.

For her part, Andrea Wolleter, national director of Sernatur, highlighted that “today we are preparing as a sector and this stage prior to reactivation requires the effort of all tourism actors and, especially, tourism service providers, who must adapt their establishments and their operations to the sanitary measures established by the authority to start receiving tourists when the reality of the country allows it. The invitation we make is to join and prepare together a responsible and safe tourism, implementing the protocols and acquiring this certificate ”.

Meanwhile, Ricardo Margulis, president of Fedetur, representing the industry associations, indicated that “in tourism, the different unions have been working on health security protocols for a long time for when we start working again, aimed at tourists and our collaborators. This commitment that we are signing today is important, because it aims to go beyond the basic health standards, which are the since, and give guarantees that the protocols will be applied rigorously and guaranteeing as much as possible the measures to avoid contagion ”.

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