Cancun; First Global Safety Stamp Awardee in America
On May 27 the World Travel and Tourism Council announced that Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are the first destination in the American content to be awarded the Global Safety Stamp. Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean join Saudi Arabia, Portugal, and Sevilla in this exclusive list of tourism destinations around the world that the WTTC and the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) have designated as the safest to visit due to their implementation of safety and hygienic measures and the effective following of the guidelines that the WHO, the CDC, the WTTC, the UNWTO and other organizations have proposed to ensure traveler’s safety during these times.
This new certification is being issued as a way to appease travelers that want to resume their globe trotting activities and families looking for a relaxing vacation in these trying times. Gloria Guevara Manzo President and CEO of the WTTC and Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary General of the UNWTO have said that by reopening these world-class tourism centers with the backing of their respective organizations is a key step in restarting the world’s tourism industry by boosting traveler’s confidence in their safety. The Global Safety Stamp covers all activities related to tourism, from air travel, ground transportation, restaurants and entertainment to attractions, tours and theme parks.
This means that here in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean we are ready for the next step in the Coronavirus saga: the reopening! As we have talked about in previous articles like this one and this one, the State of Quintana Roo is already doing everything possible to keep the coronavirus outbreak under control and prevent any future outbreaks. This effort has yielded results, results that are now being recognized at a global scale; but rest assure, receiving the Global Safety Stamp is both a reward and an incentive to keep doing what we are doing. As we work to reopen on June 1st we look forward to having you back in our corner of paradise and hope that you will put your trust in us to give you the incredible vacations you deserve.