The City of Cape Town has received the globally recognised “Safe Travels Stamp” of approval from the World Travel & 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. These Safe Travels 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).
The “Safe Travels Stamp” allows Cape Town Tourism, the official Destination Marketing and Management Organisation for the City of Cape Town, to assume the role of a Safe Travels ambassador to its members and other stakeholders, advocating the implementation of the Safe Travels protocols.
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.