RIVIERA NAYARIT, NAYARIT, MÉXICO (May 19, 2020) - The Riviera Nayarit Convention & Visitors Bureau has unveiled a Tourism Wellness and Best Practices Guide that outlines the new standard of sanitation and safety protocols delineated by established international health organizations and the world’s leading nations to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in time for the destination’s anticipated reopening later this summer, pending official date from state and federal authorities.
"Over the last 13 years, Riviera Nayarit's eclectic, ever-evolving offering has raised the standard in Mexican hospitality," said Marc Murphy, managing director for the Riviera Nayarit CVB. "Our ability to adapt and reach new heights is what attracts top tier brands and world-class travelers to the region. The CVB is ready to support our destination partners to once again rise to the challenge and elevate Riviera Nayarit's safety and sanitation standards that will allow us to be ready to welcome travelers back to Mexico’s Pacific treasure.”
Riviera Nayarit’s Tourism Wellness and Best Practices Guide is meant to serve as a resource for local establishments seeking guidance on what the new industry standards are and how to best be prepared for when travel resumes. The guide indicates traveler and employee expectations; best practices and sanitation protocols specific to hotels, restaurants, airports, tour operators and spas; proper health screenings; credible resources and certification programs; and more.
While some of the recommendations might evolve in the coming weeks when Mexico’s Ministry of Health is expected to announce new federally mandated protocols, the CVB is providing destination partners timely guidelines that meet the new industry standards from around the world. The guide is a compilation of sanitation protocols set by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, various nations including the United States, Canada, Singapore and New Zealand, as well as major hotel brands.
Although not mandatory, hotels and establishments are encouraged to implement the best practices outlined in the guidelines to regain consumer trust and elevate the region’s safety and sanitation standards.
Riviera Nayarit will continue to work closely with the local and federal Mexican Government in preparation for the summer reopening of its tourism sector. The Riviera Nayarit’s Tourism Wellness and Best Practices Guide and further information about how the destination is managing COVID-19 can be found on https://www.rivieranayarit.com/.
About Riviera Nayarit
Renowned for its eclectic charm, luxurious hospitality and authentic appeal, Riviera Nayarit has earned global recognition as the Pacific Coast’s treasure destination. Situated within Mexican state Nayarit, the region offers 192 miles of pristine Pacific coastline, the wondrous Sierra Madre Mountains, the spectacular Banderas Bay and endless protected natural marvels. Riviera Nayarit is home to resort town Nuevo Vallarta, historic village San Blas, exclusive celebrity haven Punta de Mita, “boho-chic” surf mecca Sayulita and a variety of picturesque fishing villages. Activities abound from world-class golf courses, zip lining, diving and surfing to bird watching, whale watching and turtle release programs. Accommodations range from luxury branded resort destinations and family friendly all-inclusives to intimate boutique properties and everything in between. A further testament to the destination’s hospitality offerings, Riviera Nayarit boasts four AAA Five Diamond hotels, 11 AAA Four Diamond hotels and 13 AAA Three Diamond hotels. Rounding out the destination’s allure, superior quality international gastronomy awaits including a AAA Five Diamond restaurant, six AAA Four Diamond restaurants and 26 AAA Three Diamond restaurants. Riviera Nayarit is conveniently 10 minutes north of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR). To discover the Pacific Coast’s treasure destination, visit www.RivieraNayarit.com or follow Riviera Nayarit on Facebook, Twitter @riv_nayarit and Instagram @riviera_nayarit.