The Pacific Asia Travel Association is calling upon all industry stakeholders from both the public and private sector to work more closely together towards the recovery of the travel and tourism industry.
Entertainment giant Disney lost $4.7 billion in the three months to June, as the virus forced it to close theme parks and delay film releases and production.
Nearly three million jobs in the UK look set to be lost due to the collapse of travel, according to deeply pessimistic figures from the World Travel & Tourism Council.
Hays Travel has begun consultation on as many as 878 job losses as the tourism sector continues to battle the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.
ABTA has introduced two new resources to help members understand the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and guide them through what to expect from their holidays.
According to the latest analysis from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, some 40 per cent of all destinations worldwide have now eased the restrictions they placed on international tourism in response to the outbreak.
TUI has announced it will close 166 stores across the UK and Ireland. In what will be seen as a major blow to the tourism industry, the travel giant said it had “accelerated” the closures as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Michael Wale joins the luxury travel company from Kerzner International, the owner of Atlantis and One & Only Resorts, where he was chief executive until earlier this month.
The International Air Transport Association has released an updated global passenger forecast showing that the recovery in traffic has been slower than had been expected.
The guidelines are designed to drive the return of safe, healthy and responsible travel and ensure the insurance sector is fit for purpose to operate for travellers in the ‘new normal’ of the Covid-19 world.
Garry Wilson urged authorities to work more closely with the industry to avoid the confusion and instability of last-minute changes seen in recent days.
The UNWTO World Tourism Barometer shows that the near-complete lockdown imposed in response to the pandemic led to a 98 per cent fall in international tourist numbers in May when compared to 2019.