A tourism and hospitality industry application, Opus4business, has been launched by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA). The stamp allows travelers to recognize governments and businesses all over the world which have adopted the health and hygiene global standardized protocols for safe travel.
South Africa receives the WTTC global safety stamp
South Africa has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) global safety stamp of approval as a destination, based on industry designed tourism protocol. This approval gave TBCSA issuing rights to the WTTC Safe Travels stamp, in South Africa.
The Opus4business app will help in the safe reopening of the industry
The new app will help in the safe reopening of the industry as it trains business owners on the safe implementation of the safety protocols. This app is a quick, easy, and digital way to record compliance with industry protocols as it trains business owners and staff of the tourism industry on travel safe – eat safe certification program.
After completion, the system provides evidence that health screening along with cleaning procedures are in place and helps businesses to seamlessly manage Covid-19 health screening for employees, suppliers, delivery agents, and patrons in compliance with the protection of personal information act along with receiving industry updates and deploy contact tracing if required.
Many businesses are aware of the safety protocols and as the industry reopens slowly, the TBCSA believes that an important part of the successful rebuilding of the sector is that this technology puts safety in the hands of every stakeholder in the tourism value chain.
As the industry expects an increase in travel after the reopening of intra-provincial travel for leisure, travelers are requested to download the app to keep track of safe environments
The Chief Executive of TBCSA, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, said: “The app is yet another way the industry is demonstrating self-regulation and a readiness to open for domestic and international travel in the country.” And also added: “We are encouraging businesses to download the app and take their teams through the training to increase compliant in the industry and to keep staff and customers in the sector safe.”