WTTC - New measures unveiled to re-establish confidence in Travel & Tourism

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector has unveiled a range of new worldwide measures to restart the sector.

'Safe Travels': Global Protocols & Stamp for the New Normal

WTTC alongside our Members, governments, health experts and other industry associations are working together to achieve effective recovery protocols by developing meaningful action plans that optimize sector-wide recovery efforts.

Part of our protocols include providing the public & private sectors with the insights & toolkits for interaction & implementation to ensure that people are and feel safe however WTTC, our members and the sector can not guarantee 100% safety. It is paramount to have common rules. Ultimately, we envision a future of travel that is safe, secure, seamless and provides an authentic and meaningful experience to the traveller across the journey; one which supports the livelihoods of millions and contributes to sustainable economic growth. 

We will create short protocol reports for at least nine industries within Travel & Tourism to align the private sector behind common standards to ensure the safety of its workforce and travellers as the sector shifts to a new normal. We will be launching the reports in phases.

Please note that while the protocols take into account current WHO and CDC guidelines, they are living documents which we will update as new information becomes available about COVID-19.

Global Protocols Reports

  1. Hospitality
  2. Outdoor Shopping
  3. Aviation
  4. Airports
  5. Cruise
  6. Tour Operators
  7. Convention Centres and MICE
  8. Car Rental
  9. Insurance

ATTA® will be sharing these reports when they are available with Hospitality and Outdoor Shopping, Aviation, Airports, Tour Operators, Convention Centres, and MICE currently available.

Global Safety Stamp of Approval to Recognise Safe Travels Protocols

The specially designed stamp will allow travelers to recognize governments and businesses around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardized protocols – so consumers can experience ‘Safe Travels’.

Eligible businesses such as hotels, restaurants, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, restaurants, outdoor shopping, transportation and airports, will be able to use the stamp once the health and hygiene protocols, outlined by WTTC, have been implemented. Destinations will also help to award the stamp of approval to local suppliers. 

The launch of global protocols to recover the Travel & Tourism sector have been embraced by over 200 CEO’s including some of the world’s major tourism groups. Ensuring safety and hygiene of travelers is the top priority.

If you are a business in the Travel & Tourism sector and would like to be involved, click here.

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Source: WTTC