As we approach World Tourism Day on Sunday, September 27, Durham College’s (DC) teaching-inspired restaurant Bistro ’67 is pleased to announce it has been awarded the Safe Travels Stamp.
Administered by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in conjunction with industry partners including the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO), the Safe Travels Stamp is an international symbol that allows travellers to recognize governments and companies around the world that have adopted health and hygiene global standardized protocols.
Focusing on four pillars – operational and staff preparedness, ensuring a safe experience, rebuilding trust and confidence, and implementing enabling policies – the protocols were developed based on local regulations, World Health Organization and US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, and input from leading hospitality groups . By implementing the protocols and receiving the Safe Travels Stamp, restaurants around the world are demonstrating they are upholding the highest standards of health and safety.
For those looking to support local businesses during these unprecedented times, Bistro ‘67 is an excellent option. The restaurant offers guests a memorable field-to-fork dining experience within DC’s multiple award-winning W. Galen Weston Centre for Food (Weston Centre).
Meals are prepared using fresh ingredients from the Weston Centre’s own gardens and other local suppliers from across Durham Region, which is very fitting considering the theme for this year’s World Tourism Day is Tourism and Rural Development, in celebration of driving economic development and providing opportunities outside of big cities.
In bringing community, local agriculture and learning together, Bistro ’67 champions rural growth and encourages people to view local food production in a new light. It is also a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant, holds a Feast ON designation in recognition of its use of local food and beverage options, and was named one of Open Table’s 100 most scenic restaurants in Canada in 2019.
To learn more about Bistro ’67, please visit www.bistro67.ca.