EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE, Brussels — The famed city of Krusevo has become the first city in The Republic of North Macedonia to have been awarded the European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) SAFE TRAVEL DESTINATION CERTIFICATION on Monday morning.
The ECTT safe travel certification is the world’s first safety and hygiene stamp.
The Department for COVID-19 Certification said these are awarded so that travelers can recognize governments and businesses that have adopted global health standard protocols.
Tourism Director Mr. Radu Alexandru led the paperwork and inspection-related tasks leading to the ceremonial awarding for the city of Krusevo which was duly inspected and endorsed by the regional offices concerned.
Mayor of the historical city of Krusevo Mr. Tome Hristoski received the SAFE TOURIST DESTINATION CERTIFICATION crowning his city achievements in combating COVID-19 and ensuring a safe environment for tourists coming to this beautiful part of Macedonia.
How to apply for safe travels stamp
Dr. Radu Alexandru said that while this travel stamp of approval is not required, he encouraged other cities and establishments to apply.
Interested cities in the region can apply for safe travel and destination certification by submitting a letter of intent and application form, and city logo while destinations include the local government unit profile, health and safety-related issuances/ordinances and destination logo.
“This surge of interest is reflective of different cities and regions readiness to adapt to the new normal and desire to be globally recognized as a fun and ‘safe destination’ facility,” he added.
The mayor’s office in Krusevo: the first establishment to receive the CLEAN and SAFE-SEAL for GOOD PRACTICES IN COMBATING COVID-19 CERTIFICATION.
Dr. Radu Alexandru said that as the countries of the world are reopening to foreign tourists, they need to prioritize the restoration of travelers’ confidence.
“We anticipate that parallel initiatives across the globe will hasten the resumption of international travel,” the tourism certification chief said.
“As early as now, we need to prepare our facilities and destinations to be visitor-ready, with health and safety as key concerns.
The ECTT safe destination certification for diverse cities, on top of our accreditation, will hope to restore travelers’ confidence in different zones of Macedonia as a ‘safe and fun’ destinations” he added.
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