In an attempt to rebuild the confidence in global consumer the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled the latest set of measures so designed to encourage the return of Safe Travels.
The latest guidelines for the global Travel & Tourism sector focus on measures to ensure the reopening of adventure tourism, which should see an increase in popularity as travellers seek more unique experiences post COVID-19. The measures is expected to support and set a clear cut expectations of what travellers can experience in the ‘new normal’ which offer safe environments as travel restrictions are eased.
As per the announcement in WTTC official website the measures include:
- Reduce participant capacity limits for activities as appropriate to allow for physical distancing
- Ensured activity difficulty levels do not exceed guest ability and skill, thus decreasing the need for a possible rescue
- Provide clear, consistent, and up-to-date communication on new health & hygiene protocols via the organisation’s channels, both digitally and physically through clear signage
- Promote contact tracing apps if required by local legislation
- Inform guests about support available if questions or concerns arise
- Share guest guidelines ahead of trip or activity digitally and in person upon arrival on the basis of advice from health authorities, which may include the wearing of face masks or coverings, guidance on hand hygiene and avoiding physical contact. Consider having consumers acknowledge guidelines
- Encouraged guests to purchase tickets online if possible
- Keep the same households, families, or members of group bookings together for all activities to lower risk of exposure for those outside of that unit, wherever possible
- Ensure, where possible, that each guest can handle their own equipment and gear for the duration of the trip. Where possible, guests should be encouraged bring their own equipment or gear, such as bikes, skis, and helmets among others
- Limited physical contact and queuing where possible