Published on : Thursday, July 29, 2021
A total of 446 tourist attractions within 48 tourist destinations located across Peru have received the Safe Travels Stamp —bestowed by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)— which recognises them as safe for tourists at times of COVID-19.
This was confirmed by Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Claudia Cornejo, who noted that this achievement is the result of collaborative efforts made by public and private sectors in all regions throughout the country.
According to the government official, this is an important achievement of the Transition and Emergency Government, which will give a clear boost to the recovery of tourism, particularly this year, as it marks the Bicentennial of Peru’s Independence.
The head of the Ministry of Foreign trade and Tourism (Mincetur) explained that such recognition was also granted to more than 7,900 tourism service providers, which received the stamp.
Therefore, she called on regional and local governments to continue working in far of this sector.
“The Safe Travels Stamp firmly contributes to the responsible and safe reopening of tourism, as well as the economy,” the minister expressed.
“Regaining the confidence of travellers is important, and this distinction will help us achieve such goal. I would like to underline the fact that we have reached the set target, which is important. That was our commitment, and we are satisfied,” she added.
Mincetur recalled that Peru received the Safe Travels Stamp in October last year. Such distinction was designed with the aim of contributing to the responsible and safe reopening of tourism.
To that end, the WTTC prepared a series of protocols in accordance with the guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Centre for Epidemiology, Prevention and Disease Control (CDC).
The Safe Travel Stamp has received the backing of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and over 200 CEOs, including some from major tourism groups around the world.