October 8, 2021 – The Czech Republic has received the international mark “Safe Travels Stamp” awarded by the World Tourism & Travel Council (WTTC) and boasts the status of a safe destination. The CzechTourism National Tourism Office applied for the mark for the Czech Republic, which, based on documents from the Czech Chamber of Commerce, professional associations and the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, developed a set of preventive safety and hygiene recommendations for individual tourism sectors.
“It’s great that today’s World Tourism Day is celebrated by the Czech Republic with the Safe Travels Stamp. I believe that the status of a safe tourist destination, by which the Czech Republic and Czech companies meeting Safe Travels standards will present themselves abroad, will bring other foreign tourists to the Czech Republic, “says Klára Dostálová, Minister for Regional Development.
Entrepreneurs and associations in tourism can apply for the Safe Travels mark from 1 October 2021 via the registration form on the CzechTourism agency’s website. Here you will also find recommendations and the resulting principles, rules and conditions of using the Safe Travels mark for individual industries (eg retail stores, hotels, restaurants, saunas, swimming pools, golf courses, cinemas, cable cars and others), which undertakes to comply with by submitting the form. The granting and use of the Safe Travels mark is free of charge. Compliance with binding health and hygiene standards in operations and companies will be carried out by an external supplier in the form of mystery shopping.
“Like the Open forever initiative, the Safe Travels Stamp is based on a system of self-regulation,” says Jan Herget, director of CzechTourism, adding: “Both our projects will help not only to remain open forever, but also to attract foreign tourists. If you look at the booking portals today, you will see that some hotels already have the Safe Travels mark embedded in their profiles. Therefore, I believe that obtaining the mark will be an important competitive advantage for Czech entrepreneurs. “
Safe Travels Stamp – The Safe Travels stamp is an award for destinations and companies around the world that have adopted the global standardized SafeTravels recommendation in the field of health and hygiene. This mark will help travelers identify countries and companies around the world that have implemented these globally standardized ‘safe travel’ standards.
The World Tourism Council is a global authority on the economic and social benefits of tourism. The WTTC supports the sustainable growth of the tourism industry, working with governments and international institutions to create jobs, promote exports and prosperity. The members of the Council are the presidents, presidents and CEOs of the world’s leading private tourism companies.
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