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Blue Lagoon receives WTTC Safe Travels Stamp
By Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation
Feb 18, 2021 - 2:29:50 PM

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Pictured here are: Back row: Craig Mortimer, TDC; Michael Scott, Q.C. Chairman of TDC; John McSweeney, Island Director, Blue Lagoon. Front row: Janet Johnson, CEO TDC and Jessica Robertson, PR Manager.

Nassau, Bahamas - Blue Lagoon is the first tourist attraction in The Bahamas to receive the Safe Travels Stamp indicating the attraction’s readiness for the return of visitors and residents to this tourism experience.  The stamp issued by the Bahamas’ Safe Travels Stamp Ambassador, the Tourism Development Corporation, recognizes Blue Lagoon for its enhanced health and safety protocols put in place by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

The Islands of The Bahamas as a destination has also been designated as a Safe Travels Destination as we have met the global standards with our protocols matching those of the WTTC, which were developed specifically to rebuild the traveller’s confidence.

“Blue Lagoon’s safety protocols are especially stringent putting the safety of its customers first,” said CEO of TDC, Janet Johnson. “They, in fact, match the WTTC’s protocols and were hence awarded the stamp to display at their premises. Visitors and Residents alike should feel confident to go to Blue Lagoon once again for all of the experiences that it has to offer.”

Blue Lagoon joins the numerous other attractions world-wide that have received the stamp which, when displayed, assures every customer that all precautions have been taken to slow the spread of the Covid 19 virus on the premises and during all activities at the island.

The Safe Travels Protocols take WHO and CDC guidelines into account as well as the Ministry of Health’s guidelines for businesses and the MOTA’s Clean and Pristine program.

“Preparing for the eventual return of our visitors to our shores is a very crucial step that needs to be taken by all of our tourism businesses and I applaud Blue Lagoon for  setting the pace here,” stated Chairman, Michael Scott. “Both visitors and Bahamians alike can begin to partake in these excursions and experiences and support our local economy, while visitor arrivals slowly return to their former levels.”

The TDC is encouraging all local businesses to apply for the Stamp for their businesses as it will become a much sought-after decal by the discerning public and will boost everyone’s confidence that the activity is safe.

John McSweeney, Island Director for Blue Lagoon Island was on hand to receive the Safe Travels decals from the TDC and stated that while business was down, they are hoping to gradually return to the popularity that the attraction previously enjoyed. “We know that it is not going to be an instantaneous return to business as usual, so in the meantime, we are improving and beautifying Blue Lagoon Island as well putting all the safety protocols in place,” he stated. “As a medium-sized tourism business, we are extremely pleased that we have met the WTTC’s global standards and welcome both Bahamians and visitors to come to the Island.”

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