SafeTravels and Stamp

'Safe Travels' Stamp Application

The specially designed stamp will allow travellers and other Travel & Tourism stakeholders to recognise destination authorities and companies around the world that have implemented health and hygiene protocols that are aligned with WTTC’s Global Safe Travels Protocols.

The Process

The stamp is free to use.

Due to a high volume of demand, please review the Stamp Guide and the processes outlined below carefully before sending any requests for information.

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Eligibility

The Stamp is available to:

  • Companies involved in Travel & Tourism (non-WTTC members)
  • International or national-level Travel & Tourism industry associations
  • WTTC Members
  • Public destination authorities (national, regional and municipal governments)

The application process for each category is outlined below.

If you are interested in membership, click here.

 

Key Responsibilities

Users of the stamp have confirmed that they have implemented, and will ensure ongoing compliance with, the Safe Travels protocols and, in the case of aviation, the International Civil Aviation Organization’s “Takeoff: Guidance for Air Travel through the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis”, as outlined in our Terms & Conditions.

Public destination authorities, WTTC Members, and Travel & Tourism industry associations will assume the role of a Safe Travels ambassador to their stakeholders, advocating the implementation of the Safe Travels protocols and the uptake of the Safe Travels stamp to their subsidiary public sector authorities and private sector organisations and ensuring their ongoing compliance with the Protocols and Terms & Conditions

The full list of benefits and responsibilities for these categories can be seen via the PDF below.

Companies involved in Travel & Tourism (non-WTTC members)

1. Companies involved in Travel & Tourism who are not WTTC Members and interested in applying for the stamp, must reach out to either their relevant public authority or industry association.

- They can issue the stamp to you, provided you comply with the relevant Protocols and our Terms & Conditions. Please consult the document below to see who to reach out to:

Note: the below document will be continuously updated. There are a number of destinations that are in the process of reviewing the protocols.

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- If you are not represented, we recommend that you raise the matter with your most relevant public authority or industry association.

2. Implement the relevant WTTC protocols first and in the case of aviation, the International Civil Aviation Organization’s “Takeoff: Guidance for Air Travel through the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis”.

3. Promote on social media, using the hashtag #SafeTravels.

4. Add the stamp to your website, emails, locations, etc.

Please reach out to your relevant public authority or industry association before contacting us. If you have questions on the above, email enquiries@wttc.org only.

 

For public Destination Authorities only:

1. If you do not have protocols, please skip to point 4.

2. If you already have protocols, please first ensure they are aligned with our Core Requirements and, in the case of aviation, with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s “Takeoff: Guidance for Air Travel through the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis”.

3. Once you are satisfied your protocols are aligned with our Core Requirements, please send us, at safetravels@wttc.org, the following:

- Your protocols, so that we may validate them, and, if necessary, make recommendations. Due to high demand, this may take some days.

- Your logo and contact details for us to post on the website once the protocols are validated.

4. Once the review is completed, we will send you a link to the T&Cs Form. Fill it in, accept our Terms & Conditions, and you will be given access to the stamp & guidelines.

5. Issue the stamp to subsidiary public authorities provided you have agreed to our Terms & Conditions. We encourage you to inform us in advance.

6. Issue the stamp to organisations in your Private Sector, provided you ensure their ongoing compliance with the relevant Protocols and our Terms & Conditions.

7. Promote on social media, using the hashtag #SafeTravels.

8. Add the stamp with your logo to your website, emails, locations, etc.

If you have any questions, please email safetravels@wttc.org. This email address is for destination authorities only. If you are a tour operator, hotel chain, etc please email enquiries@wttc.org only.

 

For WTTC Members only:

1. You will need to implement the relevant WTTC protocols first and in the case of aviation, the International Civil Aviation Organization’s “Takeoff: Guidance for Air Travel through the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis”.

2. Contact our team at enquiries@wttc.org, who will send you a link to the T&Cs Form. Fill it in, accept our Terms & Conditions, and you will be given access to the stamp & stamp guidelines.

3. If you are a parent company, you may issue the stamp to your subsidiary companies provided you ensure their ongoing compliance with the relevant Protocols and our Terms & Conditions.

4. Promote on social media, using the hashtag #SafeTravels.

5. Add the stamp to your website, emails, locations, etc.

If you have any questions after reading the above process and guide, please email enquiries@wttc.org.

 

For international and national-level Travel & Tourism industry associations only

1. If you have industry protocols, please ensure that they are aligned with the Safe Travel Protocols. Our Core Requirements serves as a useful checklist. If you do not have protocols, you may adopt the relevant WTTC Safe Travels protocols.

2. Contact our team at safetravels@wttc.org, who will send you a link to and Application Form. Fill it in, accept our Terms & Conditions, and you will be given access to the stamp & stamp guidelines.

3. You may issue the stamp to your members, provided you ensure their ongoing compliance with the relevant Protocols and our Terms & Conditions.

4. Promote on social media, using the hashtag #SafeTravels.

5. Add the stamp to your website, emails, locations, etc.

If you have any questions after reading the above process and guide, please email safetravels@wttc.org.