FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WORLD TOURISM INSTITUTIONS LAUNCHES “COVID-19 FREE HOTEL DESIGNATION”
Brussels – MAY 27TH, 2020 – The European Council on Tourism and Trade (Ministry of Tourism – ECTT) , following a directive from the President of the European Council on Tourism and Trade, has developed GOOD PRACTICES IN COMBATING COVID-19/SARS COV-2 CERTIFICATION-COVID-19 FREE HOTEL DESIGNATION, a comprehensive program to secure healthy environments for the benefit of visitors and locals.
This certificate is based on World Health Organization guide for hotels and tourism industry in combating COVID-19 and has become an international model created to prevent the spread of infections and to provide health certainty to the tourism sector and its different actors, inspiring confidence in visitors while protecting the health of travelers around the globe.
The program, designed with sustainability and social responsibility in mind, was created with the support and supervision of EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY, other academic institutions and international organizations.
It takes into account current scientific information, POSI (Prevention of Spread of Infections) procedures, international recommendations and quality tourism programs such as ECTT Travel Safe Programme and
sustainable care protocols in adapted to COVID-19 in tourist centers that were issued by the ministries of tourism in Europe.
In its first stage, the programme has registered 500 hotels and tourism entities across the globe that are trained and directed towards the completion and obtaining GOOD PRACTICES IN COMBATING COVID-19/SARS COV-2 CERTIFICATION-COVID-19 FREE HOTEL DESIGNATION.
“Tourism has dramatically changed since this pandemic episode,” said Dr. Sorin Preda, in a virtual presentation on the program for members of the global tourism industry.
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WORLD INSTITUTION LAUNCHES GLOBAL CERTIFICATION FOR COMBATING COVID 19 IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
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“In this new stage of Tourism Post-COVID, the certainty that we can offer visitors by implementing the best sanitary practices in the destination will play a fundamental role in travel decisions.”
The new certification considers several processes, including creation of documents, training of verifying personnel, launching the registration system, analysis of verifications, validation of implemented processes and proving documents of the registered company, and online training for tourism companies and employees in order to obtain GOOD PRACTICES IN COMBATING COVID-19/SARS COV-2 CERTIFICATION (COVID-19 FREE HOTEL DESIGNATION) issued by the European Council on Tourism and Trade with a two-year validity.