CAPE TOWN –With the start of Tourism Month in the bid to recover from the Covid-19 global pandemic, the Western Cape was awarded the Safe Travels Stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).
The Safe Travels takes into account current World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines to ensure travellers have safe and secure experiences.
Stellenbosch, Paarl, V&A Waterfront, Wellington and the City of Cape Town were previously awarded the global Safe Travels Stamp which has now been extended across the province.
“With the launch of our “We Are Open” domestic tourism campaign last week, receiving the WTTC Safety Stamp is another indication that the Western Cape is ready to open safely and ready to start doing business again,” said Western Cape Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier.
“We are confident that not only do we offer visitors many affordable and world-class attractions, but we can also assure them that wherever they see the WTTC Safety Stamp in the Western Cape, they can know that there is the strictest adherence to the necessary health and safety global protocols.”
“We know times are tough, but we all have an important role to play in the recovery of our economy as we go out and safely explore the Western Cape, supporting local businesses and providing them with a much-need lifeline during these difficult times,” he said.
During Tourism Month, Maynier will visit local businesses across the province to identify ways of working together to rebuild the sector.
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