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.
In partnership with Google, Visit Florida completed a four-month odyssey to capture stunning images of all 825 miles of coast in the Sunshine State using Street View Trekker technology.
“We encourage travellers to daydream about our island now and consider a visit later, when the time is right,” said Brad Dean, chief executive of Discover Puerto Rico.
The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority is inviting people to escape to the Caribbean with a social media series that airs twice per week on Instagram.
Up to 75 million jobs are at immediate risk in global tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. The alarming figure shows a tourism GDP loss to the world economy of up to US$2.1 trillion in 2020.
Owing to the severity of travel restrictions and the expected global recession, IATA now estimates that industry passenger revenues could plummet $252 billion. The figure is 44 per cent below that for last year.
The Singapore Tourism Board has rolled out the SG Clean quality mark to the tourism and lifestyle sectors as it seeks to rebuild trust in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
The government body warned international travel is becoming very limited as air routes are suspended, land borders close and new restrictions are put in place that prevent flights from leaving.
The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association has urged its stakeholders to take advantage of the coronavirus resources it has set up to contain the spread of the virus in the region.
An accomplished professional with over 20 years of success across the travel, hospitality, and marketing industries, Pamela Ewing brings a thorough array of knowledge and experience to the role.
Several governments in Africa and the Middle East have already committed national aid for Covid-19 including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Egypt, Nigeria and Mauritius.