Marbella’s measures against the coronavirus pandemic have been recognised by World Travel Tourism Council (WTTC), which has awarded the town the ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp certificate.
Marbella mayor, Ángeles Muñoz, commented that the certificate, which supports “the effectiveness in the application of measures to combat the pandemic”, makes the town “one of the international destinations with the most guarantees for visitors.”
“Transmitting confidence to tourists is essential in order to accelerate the recovery of the sector,” said the mayor, who explained that to obtain the ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp, backed by more than 200 managers of the main tourist organisations in the world, “it was necessary to adhere to hygiene and global health protocols that follow World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines ”.
Marbella now holds the two worldwide safety certificates. In August it was the first major Spanish town to achieve the ‘Safe Tourism Certified’ seal, awarded by the Institute for the Spanish Tourist Quality (ICTE).
“From the beginning of the pandemic, our policy has been to position ourselves as a destination with guarantees against Covid-19”, said Muñoz , who recognised “the collaboration and commitment of the business community, especially thise affected by this serious health and economic crisis, to guarantee the safety of tourists”.