ICT will grant the Safe Travels seal to those who comply with protocols
"This recognition reinforces the international image of Costa Rica as a tourist destination that fortunately continues to be very robust," said the Minister of Tourism, Gustavo J. Segura
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, 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 tourists to recognize that the establishment's protocols are being complied with. hygiene and health for the care of the pandemic.
The Rector Minister of Tourism, Gustavo J. Segura, indicated on the official page of the World Travel and Tourism Council that the ICT and Costa Rica have the Safe Travels seal is a tremendous pride to be recognized as a safe site with more than 16 exclusive sanitary protocols 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.
More information at www.ict.go.cr/es/servicios-institucionales/sello-safe-travels.