What is the Safe Travels Program?
The Safe Travels Program is a great way to endorse your organization's health and safety protocols during this unprecedented time. Here are some important components of the program for you to consider:
The Vision: To promote Guam as a safe destination in an effort to regain and support our tourism economy;
The Mission: To rebuild trust among tourists and within the tourism sector, so that it is possible to enjoy safe travel as Guam eases restrictions and the industry reactivates;
Strategic Goals: To educate customers and other stakeholders about Guam’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts, and to instill confidence in both the tourism industry and visitors.
Safe Travels is an important and powerful symbol for tourists, industry workers and other stakeholders, as it represents a consistent and global approach to COVID-19 safety practices.
It's easy to get started! Just fill out the pledge application form (link below).
Si yu’os ma’åse’ (thank you) for your consideration in joining the Safe Travels Program.
CARL T.C. GUTIERREZ
President & CEO
Guam Visitors Bureau
Safe Travels Pledge
- I pledge to uphold the highest standards of health and safety protocols as outlined by the World Travel & Tourism Council.
- I pledge to adhere to current Government of Guam Executive Orders and Department of Public Health and Social Services Guidance Memorandums.
- I pledge to incorporate hygienic practices that keep my employees and customers safe.
- I pledge to display the WTTC SafeTravels stamp at my business establishment.
What is the WTTC Safe Travels stamp?
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) created the world's first ever global safety and hygiene stamp. The specially designed Safe Travels stamp enables travelers to recognize destinations around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardized protocols.
WTTC has produced new global Safe Travels protocols for use by the Travel & Tourism sector as best practice guidelines to help restart and speed up the recovery of the sector in the wake of COVID-19.
The global protocols are designed to help rebuild confidence among travelers, and within the sector, so safe travel can resume once restrictions are eased. They provide consistency to destination authorities as well as guidance to travel providers, operators, & travelers, about the new approach to health & hygiene in the post COVID-19 world.
The global protocols were developed in collaboration with WTTC Members, leading industry associations & international organizations. They take into account the current guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The protocols are living documents which will be updated as new information becomes available about COVID-19.
The Guam Visitors Bureau serves as the official organization to advocate for the implementation of these protocols in Guam and can issue the WTTC SafeTravels stamp to local businesses. The stamp will allow travelers and other Travel & Tourism stakeholders to recognize destination authorities and companies around the world that have implemented health and hygiene protocols that are aligned with WTTC’s Safe Travels Protocols.
All countries, destination authorities and companies operating in Travel & Tourism will be able to use the stamp, provided they comply with the Safe Travels protocols and have agreed to the Terms & Conditions.
Why should I obtain the WTTC Safe Travels stamp?
The Safe Travels initiative is globally recognized & instills a level of confidence in both the tourism trade and international visitors.
The stamp is an important and powerful symbol for tourists, industry workers and other stakeholders, as it represents a consistent, global approach to COVID-19 safety practices.
Qualified businesses can use the logo on their website, emails, digital channels, business materials, videos, social media campaigns and other communication relative to the attention of the COVID-19 health emergency and safe business protocols.
The Safe Travels stamp is free of charge and available to all eligible businesses in Guam who implement health and hygiene protocols, as outlined by the WTTC.
(While filling out the online form)
Step 1: Review & Agree with the WTTC's Terms & Conditions
Step 2: Upload your business or organization logo
Step 3: Upload 6 to 10 photos that best showcase your business or organization
Step 4: Take the Safe Travels Pledge
Click the button below to begin!
For assistance with the application process, please contact GVB at +1(671) 646-5278 or via email at [email protected].