Peru adds more destinations with the Safe Travels Seal
This week Alto Mayo and Tarapoto have received the WTTC badge
The San Martín region, located in the north of Peru, has more reasons to celebrate this Christmas time. Last Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) granted the Safe Travels Seal (Safe Travel) to two important tourist attractions in the area: “Destination Alto Mayo” and “Destination Tarapoto”.
This distinctive, endorsed by the World Travel and Tourism Council, was received by the regional governor of San Martín, Pedro Bogarín, in a ceremony presided over by the head of Mincetur, Claudia Cornejo, and which was attended by local representatives of the sector tourist.
As it is recalled, on October 13, the World Travel and Tourism Council delivered the Safe Travels Seal to the Peruvian government, which is administered by Mincetur.
Find out how Machu Picchu was incorporated into the list of safe destinations here.
The head of this sector stressed that the granting of the seal for these destinations, as a result of the work of regional and local authorities and the private sector, will allow them to position themselves as key destinations within the framework of the reactivation of trips to the interior of the country.
“Alto Mayo and Tarapoto are two of the most visited tourist destinations in San Martín, the third region, after Cusco and Ayacucho, to obtain this seal. The wonderful natural landscapes of these places make them ideal areas for the practice of nature tourism, adventure and bird watching. For this reason, with this seal, tourists will have the confidence to enjoy all the benefits and activities of these tourist destinations, ”said the minister.
To achieve this recognition, the regional authorities formally requested their application to Mincetur, through the Tarapoto and Alto Mayo Managing Entities, made up of local authorities and the private sector, who collected data, corroborated compliance with the protocols, as well as the implementation of corrective measures.
Specifically, they monitored the levels of cleaning, disinfection, waste management, provision of tourist services, among other aspects, in accordance with the protocols issued by the government.
Minister Cornejo added that, as part of the commitment to have the Safe Travels Seal, the authorities and the population of San Martín must ensure that these measures are carried out by all establishments and tour operators.
"At the Executive level, we will constantly monitor the security and hygiene actions of the region," he said.
With the obtaining of the Safe Travel Seal, there are 18 places in total declared safe for the traveler within the San Martín region. To take note:
Alto Mayo: Plaza de Armas de Moyobamba, Punta de Tahuishco Viewpoint, Amazonian Orchid Nursery, Aguas Calientes Waterfalls, Tingana Ecological Reserve, Morro de Calzada, Santa Elena Ecological Reserve and Naciente del Río Tioyacu.
Tarapoto: Plaza de Armas de Tarapoto, Castillo de Lamas, Plaza de Armas de Lamas, Chanka Museum and Lamista diversity, Kewhua Community Village Center "El Wayku", Ahuashiyacu Waterfall, Carpishuyacu Waterfall, Mono y la Gata, Aconabikh and the Laguna Sauce.