The United Nations World Tourism Organisation has launched a new campaign in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, #TravelTomorrow. The phrase will become the common thread that runs through the response to the current crisis, highlighting the enduring values of tourism.
Despite this, and the government promise to “do whatever it takes” to protect businesses and jobs, the travel industry is still waiting for action, the trade body has argued.
The World Travel & Tourism Council has urged the UK government and EU authorities to implement exceptional flexibility around consumer refunds. The private sector body argues the move will alleviate the unbearable pressure on the tourism sector as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has launched a range of support initiatives to its hospitality, leisure and development partners. The move aims to shelter the sector during the peak of the Covid-19 crisis and to lay strong foundations for a future recovery.
The Japan National Tourism Organisation has announced the launch of new e-learning platform to agents who might suddenly have a lot more time on their hands due to the coronavirus lockdown.
Nakheel has embarked on a two-week precautionary deep disinfection programme at all 647 residential buildings in its Dubai property portfolio. The move is part of the developers ongoing commitment to safeguarding public health in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The organisation hopes the system will become a unified platform that provides reliable and up-to-date policy statements, authoritative information and tourism indicators from around the globe.
The World Tourism Organisation has released a set of recommendations calling for urgent support for the global tourism sector. If followed, the body hopes the sector will not only recover from the unprecedented challenge of Covid-19. but to “grow back better”.
The Jamaica Tourist Board is using its digital platforms to deliver a virtual care package to followers around the world currently practicing social distancing. In addition to sharing irie vibes, the series will also feature live cooking demos and pre-recorded wellness sessions.
A significant number of the major insurers in the UK have pulled out of the travel insurance market since the coronavirus pandemic sparked travel chaos around the world, Which? has found.
The company said 4,455 travel agency employees, roughly 99 per cent of shop staff, will be sent home following the closure of its high-street network. The closure comes in response to the government lockdown to battle the coronavirus pandemic.
Director of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, Arvind Bundhun, has released an official statement on behalf of the organisation to express his gratitude and continued support of its tourism partners in the country.