Peru receives the WTTC Safe Travel seal
"We want to offer quality tourist destinations and services that comply with strict biosecurity protocols. We have the commitment of the public and private sectors," said the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism
Peru was able to obtain the Safe Travels Stamp granted by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), to destinations that have complied with the homologation of hygiene and sanitation protocols that It will help to regain the trust of visitors.
The WTTC, which represents the global private travel and tourism sector, designed the seal with the aim of contributing to the responsible and safe reopening of tourism, once the local authorities determine that the conditions exist for it.
“Peru is considered a great travel destination in Latin America, internationally recognized for its attractions, such as the city of Lima, Cuzco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, as well as the majestic Machu Picchu, Arequipa and Lake Titicaca, not to mention its gastronomy that enjoys world prestige ”, said Gloria Guevara Manzo, President and CEO of the WTTC.
She stressed that “it is time to work together to boost the travel and tourism industry, which represents an important engine of the global economy. The seal's main objective is to regain the confidence of tourists ”.
In turn, Rocío Barrios, Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru, spoke of the importance of Peru having obtained the recognition of the WTTC, which shows that the Peruvian government is fully committed to the tourism sector and the importance of its reactivation.
The protocols issued by the government and involving the tourism sector have been evaluated by WTTC professionals and have their approval, this task has been fully accomplished, which allows the destination to have world-class health safety standards. “Tourism is the economic activity that has suffered the greatest blow from the coronavirus pandemic. For this reason, for its reactivation, we want to offer visitors the best possible travel experience, with quality tourist destinations and services and complying with strict biosecurity protocols. We have the commitment of the public and private sectors ”, said the minister.
It is important to note that the protocols of the World Travel and Tourism Council were prepared following the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are supported by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and more than 200 CEOs of the main business groups in the sector around the world.
The receipt of the Safe Travel Seal is a great responsibility that requires supervision by the authorities, for strict compliance with hygiene and sanitation protocols. The WTTC reserves the decision to withdraw the seal in the event of non-compliance with them.
According to the WTTC Economic Impact Report, during 2019 the travel and tourism sector was responsible for one in 10 jobs (330 million in total), making a contribution of 10.3% to world GDP and generating one in four of all the new jobs.