12 Dec

Ayacucho receives Safe Travels Stamp, waits for prompt return of tourists

The Andean region of Ayacucho has become a safe destination for tourists in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic after receiving —from Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Claudia Cornejo— the Safe Travels Stamp awarded by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

“Ayacucho has a great tourism potential thanks to its cultural and historical richness. Hence, the importance of providing safety and further suitable conditions to visitors from the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur). These actions show our commitment to the region,” the Mincetur head affirmed.

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Cornejo explained that three tourist attractions in Ayacucho region are recognized as safe to visit under the ‘Ayacucho destination’ Safe Travels Stamp: The Wari Archeological Complex, the Pampa de Ayacucho Historical Sanctuary, and the Turquoise Waters of Millpu.

Regional authorities submitted an evaluation request to Mincetur so that Ayacucho can receive such recognition. Afterwards, a technical team was formed with the participation of regional and local authorities, as well as the private sector.

Such team collected information, verified the implementation of protocols, and took corrective measures linked to cleaning, disinfection, and waste management, among others, within the framework of the protocols set by the Government.

“A permanent monitoring will be conducted as well as a control of compliance with biosafety measures. The issuance of the Safe Travels Stamp also implies a commitment, which involves not only authorities and entrepreneurs, but also the entire population. As is known, this is the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp for the tourism sector awarded amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” she expressed.

On the other hand, the minister announced the launch of works —in charge of the National Copesco Plan— to improve tourist services at the Capitulation House and Site Museum in the town of Quinua.

“A comprehensive improvement will be carried out in these emblematic places of our independence. These works are part of the Commemoration Agenda of the Bicentennial of Peru’s Independence. They include conservation, restoration, and museum equipment works, as well as the improvement of sidewalks, crosswalks, provision of complementary services (…),” she explained.

According to Mincetur, the Quinua Site Museum will be one of the most inclusive museums in the country, as its design will consider people with physical disabilities.

Source: Andina

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