Ecuador conducts training on the Safe Travels seal

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Ecuador conducts training on the Safe Travels seal
Fri October 09, 2020

The Ministry of Tourism has held yesterday together with the Association of Ecuadorian Municipalities a day of virtual seminars


Representatives of different councils of the country were part of the meeting. There, the Vice Minister of Tourism, Ricardo Zambrano, stressed that obtaining Safe Travels constitutes a contribution to the reactivation of tourism since it generates confidence in tourists. Precisely, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC, for its acronym in English) awards this seal to destinations that have implemented good biosecurity practices for travelers. Ecuador received it last August and with it, the Mintur became the recognized authority to grant this recognition to the different cities and establishments.

In this context, Mireille Vásconez, on behalf of AME, thanked the municipalities for the support they are receiving from the Ministry of Tourism. In addition, she committed the efforts of the union to strengthen the provision of tourist services, with training and application of good sanitary practices.

For his part, Patricio Cargua, Undersecretary of Regulation and Control of the Mintur, referred to the steps and the procedure that must be followed to obtain the Safe Travels Seal, which, he stressed, is completely free.

For this purpose, the Ministry of Tourism published the conditions and requirements that local governments and establishments that want to apply for this recognition must meet. In addition, the email was enabled.

As part of the process, the municipalities must fill out the application, send the required documents and endorsements that account for the biosecurity protocols that are being implemented in the different destinations; as well as, of the controls that are made to the tourist establishments and the training that the different actors of the sector fulfill.

This same documentation is what the tourist establishments have to deliver and additionally, they must have the operating registry. Likewise, their training must be endorsed by public entities.

At the end of the training session, Undersecretary Cargua stressed that Safe Travels –which is the first global seal on safety and hygiene for travel and tourism– is essential to generate confidence in the traveler looking for biosecure destinations, within the framework of the new normal.


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