Bosnia and Herzegovina was awarded by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) the #SafeTravels destination stamp, after adopting the organisation's Covid-19 guidebook and guidelines, which contain steps and actions in the tourism industry during the pandemic, the Environment and Tourism Ministry of Bosnia's Federation entity said on Wednesday.
Alongside other countries across the world, Bosnia is also facing a difficult situation in terms of the surge in new Covid-19 cases, which affects all business entities dealing with tourism, said the statement.
The ministry stressed the #SafeTravels stamp proves Bosnia's resoluteness to take a position on the international market and to follow international trends in tourism. This is the first but crucial step in reaching the recovery of the tourism industry and restoring the trust of international travellers.
The FBiH Ministry of Environment and Tourism thanked the US Agency for International Development (USAID) on its ‘Tourism’ project, which provided assistance to the authorities at all levels in Bosnia and Herzegovina in drafting, developing and adopting of essential protocols, which enabled the country to be awarded the SafeTravels stamp.
WTTC is made up of members from the global business community and works with governments to raise awareness about the travel and tourism industry. It is known for being the only forum to represent the private sector in all parts of the industry worldwide.
The organisation created the SafeTravels Stamp for travellers to recognise destinations and businesses around the world which have adopted the SafeTravels health and hygiene global standardised protocols.