The World Travel & Tourism Council designated Nashville a safe destination for travelers, thanks to Good to Go, a hospitality safety program created by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp (NCVC), in cooperation with Vanderbilt Health, Ryman Hospitality Properties and SERVPRO. Nashvile is one of only two U.S. destinations, along with the Lake Tahoe Visitor Authority, to achieve the designation, the NCVC announced today.
Nashville businesses that are members of the Good to Go program will soon be displaying the Safe Travels logo to give added confidence of their health and safety measures to residents and visitors. The icon is the world’s first-ever global safety and hygiene stamp for the travel and tourism industry, and the distinction should be especially encouraging to business and leisure travelers once travel recovers.
“From the beginning of the pandemic, Nashville has worked to be a safe city for residents and visitors alike,” Mayor John Cooper said. “This designation is great news for the recovery of our valued hospitality industry and our city as a whole. The industry creates thousands of jobs and is key to Nashville’s economic recovery.”
Good to Go was launched in May 2020 and currently has 730 members, which includes Nashville hotels, restaurants, attractions and transportation companies. The voluntary program provides guidance from the Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with access to toolkits and support to help carry out the recommendations. Vanderbilt Health’s leading infectious disease experts helped develop key elements of the program and are involved with ongoing learning and information sharing. Good to Go businesses also get access to expertise from Ryman Hospitality Properties.