ZAGREB, Aug 23 (Hina) – The Tourism Ministry said on Sunday that the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global travel and tourism sector, had awarded Croatia its Safe Travels Stamp, created in May this year.

The designation enables the identification of destinations and companies around the globe that have adopted global health and hygiene standards, the ministry said.

“As a popular European and Mediterranean destination, we have been trying to cope with all problems and secure stability and security for the local population and all travellers who have decided to visit us this year despite the current situation. In order to enable ‘the new normal’, we have prepared the necessary safety protocols and measures to make the stay of tourists in our country as pleasant as possible and to protect their health,” Tourism and Sports Minister Nikolina Brnjac said.

Along with Croatia, the WTTC Safe Travels Stamp has also been awarded in Europe to Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Ukraine, and Turkey. Twenty-two other destinations around the world have been given the WTTC Safe Travels Stamp, the ministry said.

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