World Tourism Network (WTN) is temporarily suspending awarding the Safer Tourism Seal. Current applications will be worked on after the seal program is resumed.
WTN president Juergen Steinmetz said: “With COVID-19 infections increasing dramatically in many countries, it would not be responsible to continue with the Safer Tourism Seal initiative. The seal was mostly awarded and based on self-assessment, and never meant to be a guarantee for safety, but an encouragement.”
“WTN will resume issuing Safer Tourism Seal in the future, and once we feel the time is appropriate. “
“We also encourage similar initiatives by other organizations or entities to take a more conservative approach .”
The Tourism Hero award by World Tourism Network will continue to honor those that go beyond expectations and to make a difference to the travel and tourism industry. There is no cost to nominate anyone or to receive the award. More information: www.heroes.travel
The World Tourism Network is a network of more than 1000 travel professionals in 124 countries. WTN was officially launched last week.
For more information on activities and membership options go to www.wtn.travel