FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board, the exclusive tourism authority for the
Turks and Caicos Islands, is proud to announce that the destination has received
the Safe Travels Stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). The
stamp of approval denotes the Turks and Caicos Islands’ existing safety protocols
align with the core requirements established by the WTTC, along with governments
and health experts, which are designed to standardize safe travel.
“We are pleased to receive the Safe Travels Stamp from the WTTC and feel certain
this certification of our hygiene and safety protocols, combined with our TCI Assured
program, will further build upon traveler confidence in safely visiting the Turks and
Caicos Islands,” said Pamela Ewing, Director of Tourism for the Turks and Caicos
Islands Tourist Board.
“Our Safe Travels stamp is proving a great success and we are delighted to see even
more popular countries and destinations adopt our global health and hygiene
protocols,” said Gloria Guevara, WTTC president and CEO. “The success of the
WTTC Safe Travels stamp shows its importance not only to countries and destinations
but also, crucially, to travelers and the 330 million people around the world who work
in and depend on, travel and tourism sector.”
The WTTC health and safety guidelines were developed to adhere to precise
guidelines from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention. The Safe Travels initiative has also received the recognition and
support of the United National World Tourism Organization. To achieve the Safe
Travels Stamp, the Turks and Caicos Islands ensured its safety guidelines aligned
with the WTTC’s core requirements, including specific protocols taken behind the
scenes and when welcoming guests. These include, but are not limited to, urging
proper physical distancing, enforcing capacity limits, ensuring proper hand washing
techniques and sanitation, among other core ‘Safe Travels’ requirements.
The Turks and Caicos Island Tourist Board encourages travelers to consider the Safe
Travels vacation destination for 2020 and 2021. The Islands’ award-winning hotels
and resorts, private villas, restaurants and bars, and tour operators have reopened
and are accepting bookings.
For more information on the Turks and Caicos Islands, call 1 (800) 241-0824 or visit
www.turksandcaicostourism.com. Follow the Turks and Caicos Islands
on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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