Los Cabos becomes the first destination verified in health security by Sharecare worldwide.
Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, México
Los Cabos becomes the first destination verified in health security by Sharecare worldwide VERIFIED Health Security Sharecare with Forbes Travel Guide is a comprehensive facility verification that addresses the critical need to establish trust with guests and travel agents in the COVID-19 era and beyond.
Los Cabos, BCS, March 24th, 2021. – Sharecare, the digital health security company that helps people manage all their health issues in one place, and the Los Cabos Tourism Trust (FITURCA) have announced Today Los Cabos has achieved Sharecare health security verification, becoming the first VERIFIED tourist destination worldwide. To achieve this designation, FITURCA successfully led an effort to achieve Sharecare health safety verification with Forbes Travel Guide, a universal standard among hotels and resorts in the region.
In Los Cabos, a region that encompasses the coastal cities of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, tourism is what gives life to the region, since it not only comprises 80% of the local economy, but also 90% of residents depend on this industry in some way. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, FITURCA adopted different measures to prioritize the health and safety of visitors, as well as the local community, while aiming to reduce the economic impact and business closures due to COVID-19. To welcome travelers, transmitting confidence in the hotels in the region, and promote the economic vitality of Los Cabos, the Tourism Trust has partnered with Sharecare and Forbes Travel Guide to launch a local initiative to promote and supports each facility in earning Sharecare Health Safety Verification. Hotels earn this designation by continually verifying their sanitary protocols against more than 360 expert validated standards to minimize the risk and impact of public health events such as COVID-19.
As a result of the regional effort led by the Tourism Trust, to date, most of the hotels within its coverage area have achieved this verification. “We are proud of the work done by all Los Cabos hotels to achieve Sharecare verification. As a luxury destination in Mexico, we are committed to providing a safe environment for travel. In addition to our own health and safety program, Los Cabos takes care of you, a safer way to travel, this badge will influence in raising the perception that Los Cabos provides security to international travelers looking for a safe place to visit ”, said Rodrigo Esponda, General Director of the Los Cabos Tourism Trust. Like a hotel with the VERIFIED Sharecare Health Security Badge, each property has earned the right to display the VERIFIED Badge, an easy-to-identify seal of approval that signals to guests and employees that the facilities are compliant. public health and best practices. Visitors and travel agents can also search for hotels and resorts with the VERIFIED badge in Los Cabos by visiting forbestravelguide.com/verified. To date, more than 500 hotels, resorts, and locations in 50 countries have achieved Sharecare and Forbes Travel Guide sanitary health verification. However, Los Cabos becomes the first VERIFIED destination, reflecting the locally led effort to make health security verification a regional standard and the successful achievement of the VERIFIED badge for most properties within Its limits. “By taking this regional approach to health security verification, Los Cabos is building the confidence and security that travelers, workers and the community that depends on this industry need to enjoy the benefits of travel while taking care of their well-being.” said Hermann Elger, Sharecare’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of Travel, Entertainment and Health Security. “On behalf of Sharecare and Forbes Travel Guide, we commend the Los Cabos Tourism Trust for its leadership in not only prioritizing the health and safety of those who live, work and play in the region, but also in promoting the livelihood of the region. tourism industry in Los Cabos ”. In addition to achieving the VERIFIED badge, Internova Travel Group is providing marketing support to Los Cabos hotels and resorts by recognizing the region’s VERIFIED distinction through its SELECT Hotels & Resorts program.
Through this program, Internova, which previously adopted the VERIFIED platform for the 50,000 hotels and resorts booked through its systems, offers exclusive consumer amenities from the world’s most distinguished premium properties. “We are excited to partner with Sharecare and Forbes Travel Guide to promote our hotel programs in a destination that has put health safety at the forefront of the travel experience,” said Faisal Sublaban, president and CEO of Bonotel Exclusive Travel, which includes Internova Travel Group’s SELECT Hotels & Resorts and Worldwide Hotels programs. “Los Cabos health security verification will help reestablish confidence in travel and as travel resumes, Los Cabos will continue to be one of the most sought-after destinations for travelers from around the world.” VERIFIED Health Security Sharecare with Forbes Travel Guide is a comprehensive facility verification that addresses the critical need to establish trust with guests and travel agents in the COVID-19 era and beyond. It goes much more than the basic standards of the facilities; VERIFIED establishes a consistent global foundation for health security, covering hygiene and health protocols, cleaning products and procedures, ventilation, physical distancing, guest experience, and communication with guests and employees about health security.
Additionally, participating hotels have the option to review employee virus detection results daily and provide relevant tools for guests and visitors, including clinically validated health screenings, information, and facility guidelines updates.
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