In partnership with the Vienna Economic Chamber, the Vienna Tourist Board developed the Safe Stay safety seal specifically for the capital’s accommodation sector. The capital’s hotels are taking health and safety standards for guests to new levels with a raft of targeted measures across six categories. Hotels can display the Safe Stay seal in the entrance area and in their advertising materials to show guests that they are observing these strict measures. Compliance with the label’s criteria is monitored by the Vienna Tourist Board. A total of 57 accommodations had achieved certification as of December 31, 2020. As the official destination marketing and management organization for Vienna, the Vienna Tourist Board is participating in the first global Safe Travels safety label initiative on behalf of the entire tourism sector.
It was set up by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), a London-based organization dedicated to promoting the sustainable growth of tourism, with the support of government experts, professional associations and the UN World Tourism Organization.