Guatemalan Handicraft Market obtains Tourist Biosafety Seals
In the Handicraft Market located on 6th street 10-95, in zone 13 of Guatemala City, a group of 49 tenants and artisans were accredited with the Tourist Biosafety and Safe Travels Seal, establishing that they meet with Good Practice Guides for the prevention of COVID-19 and other additional infections.
This is how the health protocols and good practices of the different groups that make use of the different services became allies for strengthening consumer confidence in the tourism sector, a reflection of the joint effort and training received, complying with the necessary processes.
Authorities from the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (INGUAT) highlighted that these seals allow us to recognize that service providers have adopted global and national standardized health and hygiene protocols, so that consumers can experience travel and, in this case, safe purchases.
Additionally, the Handicraft Market recently promoted a new image with the project promoted by INGUAT, “Art and tourism, a country with more color”, in which mural artists captured representative images of the market, with which it seeks to give a colorful and warm welcome to visitors, since it is a reference place for the purchase of textiles from different regions, wood crafts, ceramics, candles, paintings, jewelry, basketry, clothing, among others and the public opening hours are from Monday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The companies that can apply to obtain this seal are:
- Lodging Establishments
- Tourism Operators
- Tourist transport
- Tourist Guides
- Travel agencies
- Academies for Teaching Spanish as a Second Language
- Marine tourism
For more information, you can consult the following page which indicates the steps and requirements to obtain the Tourist Biosafety Seal; https://inguat.gob.gt/documentos/bioseguridad-turistica