Tobacco Bay Earns WTTC Safe Travels Stamp

October 20, 2020 | 1 Comment

Tobacco Bay has earned the World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC] ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp after meeting the highest Covid-19 public health standards recommended by the World Health Organisation and the Centers for Disease Control.

A spokesperson said, “Small Business of the Year, Tobacco Bay, becomes one of Bermuda’s first ‘Safe Travel’ stamp certified businesses by the Bermuda Tourism Authority and World Travel & Tourism Council.

“This globally-recognised safety designation is awarded to those who meet robust health and hygiene standards aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.


“The stamp is given to businesses meeting the highest COVID-19 public health standards recommended by the World Health Organisation and the Centers for Disease Control.

“With over 150,000 destinations worldwide, Bermuda is one of the first 100 to jump on board this globally recognized designation, and Tobacco Bay is one of the first businesses on island to receive this prestigious stamp.

“Mr. Dennie O’Connor, who spoke at the Tourism Summit about receiving the Safe Travel stamp, was excited and thankful that his business was recognized for its stringent health and safety protocols.

“He expressed it is important that the island is recognized on a global scale quickly to encourage and stimulate the travel and hospitality sector, especially with a decision on cruises being made by the CDC next week.”

Mr. O’Connor said, “I feel the whole island is already doing it. We now just need to be recognized internationally and the BTA are here to ensure we do that.”

Manager Jennifer Turini Ysseldyke said, “We couldn’t have done it without our amazing staff who have been open and flexible to new policies and procedures. She mentioned that the support from locals and guests, and their willingness to comply with Tobacco Bay’s new safety protocols has made the transition a lot easier.

“It hasn’t been an easy journey, but we learn to adapt and from there we can succeed. This is what we do, it’s in our blood. Bermudians have always risen to challenges thrown our way. We face them head on and come out stronger and better than ever.”

The spokesperson said, “Details on the programme and how to apply for the Safe Travels Stamp at no cost can be found on the BTA website. Businesses should first review the Bermuda Tourism Health & Safety Guide to ensure they align with expected global protocols for their respective sectors.

“They can then apply under the tourism sector most relevant to their business via an online form.”

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  1. Ruth Holder says:

    Congratulations. Keep up the good work!

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