We offer certification for public officials and organization and to private stakeholders in the travel and tourism industry:

  • public leaders & staff
  • public officials
  • police and security leaders & staff
  • private industry leaders & staff
  • organizations, entities, regions

This program allows us to assess a tourism locale, analyze its strengths and weaknesses and then demonstrate to others that your community has been certified as safe, secure and caring.

The program consists of:

  • A self-administered questionnaire regarding your location’s security.
  • Multi-day assessment study by outside experts of the locale with a written report and listing of strengths and weaknesses.
  • A return visit for the assessment team to present findings to local authorities.
  •  Follow-up visit (one year later) to assess implementation of the assessment team’s recommendations.

Reasons for certification:

  • In a world that is often violent, our certification programs can help you to increase credibility and revenues.
  • Although no one can guarantee 100% safety and security, our certification program creates trained personnel.
  • Community certification programs allow a tourism-oriented community to assess its strengths and weaknesses and then to demonstrate to the world that it has addressed those weaknesses.
  • We assist you with global PR outreach  through our media partners and unique visibility network.
  • We partner with other trusted certification programs, including “green”, efficiency, etc.

We offer destination certification in the following areas:

  • Hotel safety
  • Certifying study-abroad programs
  • Amusement parks
  • Recreational centers
  • Beaches
  • Tourism districts
  • Highways
  • Tourism communities
  • Airports
  • Harbors

Three levels:

  • Level 1 consists of a self -administered survey plus recommendations
  • Level 2: consists of a self-administered survey, site visit and recommendations
  • Level 3: consists of a self-administered survey, site visit, assessment study and recommendations, and return visit so as to better deal with travel advisories

Certifications allow your tourism product to:

  • Show to the public that you care.
  • Demonstrate to insurance companies and tour operators that you have gone the extra mile.
  • Interact with foreign governments in case of a travel advisory or should a travel warning occur.
  • Level three certification allows a foreign government to have a current and complete real picture of the state of your security and how your locale is protecting foreign visitors.
  • Better promote your location to both domestic and international visitors.

We tailor our highly-affordable programs to your goals and needs.