Portugal Launches Platform to Search Clean & Safe-Compliant Businesses

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Turismo de Portugal has launched an official platform to allow tourists to search for which establishments have adhered to the Clean & Safe stamp, initiated earlier in the year by the national tourism board. The platform will identify the location of compliant establishments and what requirements they must meet. The platform also allows an assessment by the tourists themselves as to their degree of satisfaction with the companies’ performance regarding compliance with the requirements of the stamp.

Developed by Infraspeak with the support of Google, the platform enables the identification of tourist companies and related sectors that commit to complying with the hygiene and health safety requirements outlined by the General Directorate of Health’s guidelines. The platform is available in both English and Portuguese. 

Good to know: In addition to identifying and georeferencing Clean & Safe companies, the platform monitors the tourists’ confidence index, enabling a direct assessment of the experience according to the measures implemented. This is then communicated directly to Turismo de Portugal. Further, the evaluation of customers will be one of the indicators used by Turismo de Portugal to carry out random inspections of participating companies and services, together with the proper authorities and associations representing the activities covered.

The Clean & Safe stamp was created by Turismo de Portugal in April, as reported by our sister publication Travel Agent, with the objective of helping companies to identify the measures to be adopted and also strengthening the confidence of domestic and international tourists in Portugal to show it is a safe tourist destination.

The initiative covers the entire tourism value chain and already has more than 12,000 members across all types of accommodation, tourist entertainment companies, travel and tourism agencies, restaurants, golf, rent-a-car, tourist guide-interpreters, casinos and cultural facilities.

This article originally appeared on www.travelagentcentral.com.

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