The town of Stellenbosch is the first destination and Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront the first attraction in South Africa to be awarded the “Safe Travels Stamp” by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). The “Safe Travels Stamp” is the first ever global safety and hygiene stamp, which allows travellers to recognise destinations and businesses around the world that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
The protocols were defined following the experience of WTTC members in dealing with the coronavirus and based on the best available medical evidence. It follows guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, USA) and is also backed by the World Tourism Organisation (WTO). Stellenbosch and the V&A Waterfront join an international list of over 80 top travel destinations and over 1 200 companies around the world to be awarded “Safe Travels stamp”.
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) represents the global private sector of travel and tourism. It is known for being the only forum to represent the private sector in all parts of the industry worldwide.