Los Cabos Tourism Board Partners With International WELL Building Institute

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and Mexico’s Los Cabos Tourism Board have partnered to promote health and safety protocols throughout Los Cabos. The collaboration will enable the tourist industry in the region to leverage IWBI’s WELL Health-Safety Rating as a way towards a post-pandemic recovery. 

In response to the pandemic, the Los Cabos Tourism Board has adopted and advised on several measures to prioritize the health and safety of visitors and the tourism workforce, while aiming to minimize the economic impacts and business closures. As part of its efforts to restore travelers’ confidence and bring tourists back to Los Cabos, the tourism board has aligned with IWBI and will promote the adoption of WELL Health-Safety Rating across all its hotels, resorts, restaurants and other local tourist destinations.

Already, the regional travel authority has joined hundreds of leading organizations globally by enrolling its office in the WELL Health-Safety Rating. Los Cabos Tourism Board has also demonstrated its alignment with IWBI by joining the IWBI membership program as a “Cornerstone Member” and will work to lead the local travel industry by example to prioritize people’s health, safety and well-being in Los Cabos.

The WELL Health-Safety Rating was launched in June 2020 with input from the 600-member IWBI Task Force on COVID-19. Drawing on a subset of features from the WELL Building Standard, the rating is an evidence-based, third party-verified program for all new and existing buildings and space types. It is focused on operational policies, maintenance protocols, emergency plans and stakeholder engagement strategies to help organizations prioritize the health and safety of their staff, customers, visitors and stakeholders.

The strategies within the WELL Health-Safety Rating have been informed by guidance on the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases developed by the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, global disease control and prevention centers and emergency management agencies, as well as recognized standard-making bodies such as ASTM International and ASHRAE, and leading academic and research institutions.

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