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Belize Receives Safe Travels Global Protocol Stamp from World Travel & Tourism Council

By 1/11/2021



Belize City, Belize, Monday, January 11, 2021 - The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is pleased to announce that Belize has achieved the Safe Travels Stamp, granted by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The Safe Travels Stamp, the first global safety and hygiene stamp, was awarded to Belize in late December 2020 in recognition of the country’s enhanced health and safety protocols.

 Belize's Minister of Tourism had previously announced the achievement on episode 30 of The Belize Travelcast, and discussed why it is important for Belize.
The stamp was developed in order to help restore confidence in travellers and revive the global travel and tourism sectors. It enables travellers to recognize destinations around the world that have adopted health and hygiene protocols that are aligned with the WTTC’s Safe Travels Protocols. 
 
Belize joins an esteemed group of destinations that have achieved this recognition, including Dubai, Mexican Caribbean, Barcelona, Jamaica, Mauritius and Saudi Arabia, among others.  Belize’s Tourism Gold Standard certification program for hotels, restaurants, tour operators and attractions and our comprehensive Health & Safety guidelines underscores that our highest priority is the health and safety of our guests.

“Belize is delighted to have received the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Stamp of Approval,” says Belize’s Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, Hon. Anthony Mahler. “The WTTC’s Stamp of Approval is a milestone achievement for Belize, and is truly a strong testament of Belize’s unwavering commitment to an environment which is safe, secure and provides an authentic and meaningful experience to our visitors!”
 
The BTB encourages stakeholders who have not yet applied for Tourism Gold Standard Certification (TGS) to do so. Templates have been developed in an effort to make the process of applying for Gold Standard recognition easier and more convenient, and can be found here.


Information on distribution and use of the Safe Travels stamp by Gold Standard entities will be shared in the coming weeks. If you'd like to read the official press release from the World Travel and Tourism Council, click here.

Remember to stay updated on official information concerning COVID-19. Visit the Government of Belize Press Office website at www.pressoffice.gov.bz; or the Facebook pages for the Ministry of Health, the Director of Health Services, and the Government of Belize Press Office; or call the Ministry of Health’s hotline at 0-800-MOH-CARE.



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Episode 30
Belize is safe to visit and is gearing up to become a first-class tourism destination! Honorable Anthony Mahler, Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations in Belize, joins us for ... morea virtual recording session to discuss safety and the future of travel and tourism in Belize.
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