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.
Special charter flights for countries with no commercial routes will be prioritised according to the number of stranded British travellers and their vulnerability, including an assessment of the local health provision, foreign secretary Dominic Rabb explained.
ABTA has again written to government ministers, including the office of the prime minister, to urge immediate action to prevent catastrophic damage to the UK travel industry.
Taking into account past market trends, the UNWTO calculates that between five- and seven-years’ worth of international tourism growth could be lost to Covid-19.
TUI AG has received the approval of the German government for a bridging loan of €1.8 billion from the KfW. The funds of Germany’s state-owned development bank are to be used to increase TUI’s existing credit line with its banks amounting to €1.75 billion.
The International Air Transport Association has reiterated its call for urgent action from European governments to provide financial relief to airlines. The latest IATA scenario for potential revenue loss by European carriers is US$76 billion.
International summer season bookings for air travel to all American destinations are currently 26.8 per cent behind where they were at the equivalent moment last year, according to new research.
Global leaders have been urged to execute crucial measures to save the tourism sector by the World Travel & Tourism Council. The move comes ahead of a special meeting of the G20 hosted by Saudi Arabia.