The Western Cape province of South Africa has been awarded the prestigious “Safe Travels Stamp” by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). This follows announcements by Stellenbosch, the V&A Waterfront, Paarl, Wellington and Cape Town that also got the “safe travels” nod from the 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 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.