Bangkok, 27th July 2020 – Panorama Destination Thailand has achieved additional health and safety certification, in response to protective measures and protocols implemented to combat and contain COVID-19. The latest official certification adds to the company’s growing credentials as a provider of safe and enjoyable travel experiences in Thailand; as the Kingdom prepares to reopen to international tourism, Panorama Destination Thailand is one of several DMCs making the necessary arrangements to safeguard returning visitors.
To support tour operators like Panorama Destination in their push for standardised safety protocols, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has created the “Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration” certification (SHA). In collaboration with various public and private sector partners, TAT aims to elevate Thailand’s tourism industry standards across the board and help develop confidence among international tourists.
In order to receive SHA certification, Panorama Destination had to demonstrate compliance with strict guidelines laid out by Thailand’s Department of Disease Control in the Ministry of Public Health. These requirements relate to hygiene and sanitation in tourism establishments and services; the convenience, cleanliness and safety of linkages between communities and attractions; and standards of health and safety in transportation, including private cars, public buses and airlines.
“SHA is the latest in a line of innovative safety standards that will ultimately help us deliver peace of mind to our clients,” says Nicola Scaramuzzino, who is Country Manager of Panorama Destination Thailand. “In addition to SHA, we have also signed up to the ‘Thailand Hygiene Plus Initiative (THPI)’ and the ‘Safe Travels’ campaign by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), giving us standardisation at both the international and local level for health and safety protocols” explained Mr. Scaramuzzino. “With each of these measures in place, we are confident we can offer safe, secure, and most of all enjoyable travel experiences to clients in Thailand,” he added.
Certified by the SHA programme, the Thailand Hygiene Plus Initiative (THPI) has been developed by a group of leading DMCs operating in Thailand’s tourism industry, including Panorama Destination. These standards cover six areas, namely offices, staff, ground teams, meals, vehicles and transportation, and sports equipment and facilities. Additionally, the WTTC safety stamp represents the latest guidelines and safety measures for tourism providers relating to hospitality, attractions, outdoor retail, aviation, airports, cruises, convention centres and MICE.
The WTTC protocols include insights, toolkits and standard operating procedures for the tourism industry to follow, enabling standardised service and stringent protective measures for Panorama Destination clients in Thailand, along with the company’s other services in Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. Tour operators displaying this stamp are shown to be in compliance with globally recognised health and hygiene protocols approved and implemented by WTTC, WHO and CDC.
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