Post-COVID 19 Protocols for Travel and Tours: The Basics of SafeTravels Stamp03 December 2021
It is a brave new world out there. We have all enjoyed the communal fun of group travel before, sharing memories, personal space and most likely a swig of that drink or a bite of that sweet treat! We certainly will think twice now before coming in for that big group hug or taking a lick out of a friend’s ice cream.
When it comes to getting back on the open road, with 20 or more of your newest tour companions across the world’s most sought-after destinations. The tour company’s you know and love (or are super keen to get on board with) have got your back when it comes to making sure your safety is paramount – not just from the vehicles you travel in but how to co-exist in the post-COVID era of travel.
The Basics of SafeTravels Stamp
The SafeTravels Stamp was created for travellers to recognise destinations and businesses around the world, which have adopted the SafeTravels health and hygiene global standardised protocols. The specially designed stamp will allow travellers to recognise governments and companies globally, which have adopted the SafeTravels health and hygiene international standardised protocols. So consumers can experience ‘Safe Travels’.
Eligible companies such as hotels, restaurants, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, attractions, short-term rentals, car rentals, outdoor shopping, transportation, and airports will be able to use the stamp once the health and hygiene protocols. This is outlined by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which have been implemented.
The Safe Travels stamp allows travellers and other Travel and Tourism stakeholders to recognise destination authorities and companies globally. They must check if they have implemented health and hygiene protocols aligned with WTTC’s Global Safe Travels Protocols. The Safe Travels stamp does not indicate the level of COVID-19 in a destination. Destinations and companies are requested to use the stamp responsibly.
Users of the stamp will confirm that they will implement and ensure ongoing compliance with the Safe Travels protocols. And, in the case of aviation, the International Civil Aviation Organization’s “Takeoff: Guidance for Air Travel through the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis.
Public destination authorities, WTTC Members, and Travel & Tourism industry associations will advocate the implementation and uptake of the Safe Travel protocols and stamp to their subsidiary public sector authorities and private sector organisations. They have to ensure their ongoing compliance with the Protocols. Stamp users are encouraged to promote the stamp on social media, using the hashtag #SafeTravels. And to add the stamp with their logos to their website, emails, locations, etc.
Benefits of SafeTravels Stamp
You can use the stamp as an important and powerful signal to travellers, workers and other stakeholders in the sector that we have a consistent global approach. Leverage the stamp to rebuild confidence among travellers, and within the sector, so “Safe travels” can be enjoyed as restrictions are eased.
Assume the role of a Safe Travels ambassador to your stakeholders, advocating the implementation of the Safe Travels protocols and the uptake of the Safe Travels stamp to your subsidiary public sector authorities and private sector organisations and ensure their ongoing compliance with the protocols.
Flight Centre Australia. (2021, September 22). Touring Safety Post COVID-19. Retrieved November 17, 2021, from Flight Centre Australia: https://www.flightcentre.com.au/travel-news/touring-safety-post-covid-19
World Travel and Tourism Council. (n.d.). ‘Safe Travels’: Global Protocols & Stamp for the New Normal. Retrieved November 17, 2021, from World Travel and Tourism Council: https://wttc.org/COVID-19/SafeTravels-Global-Protocols-Stamp
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