In recognition of Krushevo`s city administration efforts to align with global standards for health, safety and hygiene, the city has been awarded the right to use, for a period of two years, the Safe Destination Certification, from the global tourism institution-European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT).
Created in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ECTT`s Safe Tourist Destination enables tourists to recognize destinations that meet international standards for health and safety, allowing visitors to confidently enjoy safe destinations.
The EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE Department for COVID-19 Certification said these are awarded so that travelers can recognize governments and businesses that have adopted global health standard protocols.
Tourism Director Mr. Radu Alexandru led the paperwork and inspection-related tasks leading to the ceremonial awarding for the city of Krusevo which was duly inspected and endorsed by the regional offices concerned.
Mayor of the historical city of Krusevo Mr. Tome Hristoski received the SAFE TOURIST DESTINATION CERTIFICATION crowning his city achievements in combating COVID-19 and ensuring a safe environment for tourists coming to this beautiful part of Macedonia.
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Dr. Radu Alexandru said that while this travel stamp of approval is not required, he encouraged other cities and establishments to apply.
Interested cities in the region can apply for safe travel and destination certification by submitting a letter of intent and application form, and city logo while destinations include the local government unit profile, health and safety-related issuances/ordinances and destination logo.
“This surge of interest is reflective of different cities and regions readiness to adapt to the new normal and desire to be globally recognized as a fun and ‘safe destination’ facility,” he added.
The mayor’s office in Krusevo: the first establishment to receive the CLEAN and SAFE-SEAL for GOOD PRACTICES IN COMBATING COVID-19 CERTIFICATION.
Dr. Radu Alexandru said that as the countries of the world are reopening to foreign tourists, they need to prioritize the restoration of travelers’ confidence.
“We anticipate that parallel initiatives across the globe will hasten the resumption of international travel,” the tourism certification chief said.
“As early as now, we need to prepare our facilities and destinations to be visitor-ready, with health and safety as key concerns.
The ECTT safe destination certification for diverse cities, on top of our accreditation, will hope to restore travelers’ confidence in different zones of Macedonia as a ‘safe and fun’ destinations” he added.