Thailand DMCs Create Uniform H & S Standards

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Thailand DMCs Create Uniform H & S Standards

Thailand DMCs Unite to Create Uniform Health & Safety Standards Ahead of Tourism Restart

As the world has seen the complete halt of travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DMC community in Thailand has been hard at work formulating and implementing standards that will solidify Thailand and its tourism facilitators as safe for travel.

The Thailand Hygiene Plus Initiative has been developed by a group of leading Destination Management Companies (DMCs), operating in Thailand’s tourism industry, to create a safe and healthy environment for travelers and get that message out to potential travelers.

The standards cover six areas: Offices, Staff, Ground Teams, Meals, Vehicles and Transportation, and Sports Equipment and Facilities. The standards include but are not limited to those to be certified by the “Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration” (SHA).

A checklist of operational standards has been developed and agreed to be implemented by all the operators who have signed-up to the Hygiene Plus Initiative. These members include Abercrombie & Kent Thailand, Asia Exotica, Asian Trails, Black Rice Travel – A Member of LUXPERIA COLLECTIVE, Destination Asia (Thailand), EXO Travel Thailand, Go Vacation Thailand, Khiri Thailand, Panorama Destination Thailand, Remote Lands, Smiling Albino, Tour East and Travel Exclusive Asia Thailand.

“When COVID hit the industry our collective focus was on the swift and safe return of travel. The implementation of a united standard, formed through the collaboration of our peers, was natural,” says Daniel Fraser of Smiling Albino. “Collectively changing for the better, to create a safe and healthy travel experience for each DMC’s traveler shows that we are in this together and stronger as one.”

The initiative will implement infection prevention measures to ensure that travelers have an enjoyable experience, knowing that they are in the best of care. Travelers will have greater confidence in Thailand as a safe and healthy travel destination.

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