INGUAT delivers biosecurity seal in Quetzaltenango and Sololá
Authorities of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism delivered the #ExperienciasSeguras distinctive to tourism companies and services that have complied with the process to obtain it
Following up on the strategy of promoting #SafeExperiences with the certification of the Tourism Biosafety Seal created by INGUAT, which becomes the support and validation for all those companies that provide services in the tourism industry that comply with the good guidelines. practices for the prevention of COVID-19 and other infections, authorities of the Guatemalan Tourism Institute (INGUAT) delivered the badge to tourism companies and services that have complied with the process to obtain it in the departments of Quetzaltenango and Sololá.
This distinctive is aimed at tourism service providers who are willing to satisfy the established processes and express their commitment to comply with the health management and prevention measures to reduce the risk of contagion of COVID-19 and other infections, all this to provide safe travel experiences to tourists in the country and also for its collaborators.
In Sololá, through the Departmental Commission of Tourism (CODETUR) made up of different institutions, including the Guatemalan Tourism Institute, a strategy for the reactivation of tourism in the Atitlán destination was developed through the Atitlán Distinctive, local recognition for the application of the protocols mentioned in the tourism value chain in all companies that directly or indirectly engage in tourism activity, which is aligned with the Tourism Biosafety Seal issued by INGUAT.
As a result of the above, INGUAT carried out a standardization of criteria between the Atitlán mark and the Tourism Biosafety Seal, which resulted in the recognition of the companies that received the two marks.
Within the framework of the Biosafety Seal, INGUAT has developed the Ambassadors Program, which seeks to encourage the participation of municipalities and organizations focused on tourism. The municipality of Panajachel is the first commune at the national level to become an Ambassador for Tourism Biosafety, assuming this role and the responsibility of ensuring the dissemination, awareness, implementation and monitoring of the Tourism Biosafety Seal.