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UNWTO launches #TravelTomorrow campaign

UNWTO launches #TravelTomorrow campaign

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.

WTTC urges flexibility over package travel requirements

WTTC urges flexibility over package travel requirements

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.

Ras Al Khaimah rolls-out support package for hospitality sector

Ras Al Khaimah rolls-out support package for hospitality sector

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.

Nakheel launches cleaning programme in Dubai

Nakheel launches cleaning programme in Dubai

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.

Jamaica Tourist Board launches new online series

Jamaica Tourist Board launches new online series

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.

TUI to furlough 11,000 staff in UK from today

TUI to furlough 11,000 staff in UK from today

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.