In an online event, INPROTUR’s Executive Secretary Ricardo Sosa awarded the WTTC distinction, which promotes travel biosecurity, to these traditional tourism destinations of our country.
As from November, Argentina reopened its borders to welcome travelers from neighboring countries. This good news was followed by the Safe Travels Stamp awarded by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), intended to contribute to a responsible and safe reopening of tourism.
The WTTC has given the National Bureau of Tourism Promotion (INPROTUR) the power to award this valuable distinction to every destination in Argentina which meets the required health standards.
As a result of carefully coordinated work between INPROTUR and the provinces, 23 out of the 24 districts in our territory have already received the stamp and in the last week Puerto Iguazú and San Carlos de Bariloche became the first cities to be awarded the certification. This way, Argentina and its destinations are telling the world that they are safe and reliable.
“Iguazú and Bariloche are two icons of Argentine tourism, with ample experience in service and hospitality. At INPROTUR we value all the effort that these and all the cities and provinces nationwide have made to reactivate tourism”, said INPROTUR’s executive secretary Ricardo Sosa.
In an online event led by him, Sosa awarded the stamp to Leopoldo Lucas, president of Iguazú Turismo Ente Municipal (ITUREM) and Gastón Burlón, Bariloche’s secretary of Tourism.
Located Northeast of the Province of Misiones, on the border with Brazil and Paraguay, Puerto Iguazú is the closest city to Iguazú National Park, which hosts the famous Iguazú Falls, declared one of New Seven Natural Wonders of the World in 2011.
San Carlos de Bariloche, in the Province of Río Negro, is one of the greatest attractions of the Patagonia due to its landscapes, snow activities, adventure tourism and delicious chocolate, among others characteristics.
For more detailed information about the stamp and how to obtain it, click here.