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.
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 Tokyo 2020 summer Olympic and Paralympic games will be moved to next year as the world battles the coronavirus outbreak. The event had been due to begin on July 24th.
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.
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In a virtually unprecedented move, the Oberammergau Passion Play will be postponed for two years as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage around the world.
According to the London-based international organisation, the growing job losses are affecting every level of the industry and are gathering pace as countries go into lockdown.
Officials in Spain have ordered the closure of all hotels, campsites and short-stay accommodation from next Tuesday. There have been 14,769 coronavirus cases recorded in the country, with 638 deaths to date.
President Sebastián Piñera announced Chile has entered stage four of its Covid-19 contingency plan. As a result, as of today, all of Chile’s land, sea and air borders will close, and entry of foreigners will be denied until further notice.
The European Union is banning travellers from outside the bloc for 30 days in a battle to contain the spread of coronavirus. In an unprecedented move, the external borders of 26 EU states will be closed.
On Monday, prime minister Boris Johnson urged Brits to avoid pubs, clubs and restaurants, with the impact likely to be crippling for many small businesses.