After several months of unprecedented disruption, the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer reports that the sector is beginning to restart in some areas, most notably in northern hemisphere destinations.
The show attracted guests from 140 countries as they addressed emerging trends, as well as the opportunities and the challenges which are directly impacting the travel and tourism industry amid the Covid-19 global health pandemic.
The Costa Rica Tourism Board has unveiled a list of 16 health protocols to be implemented ahead of the reopening of some of the most popular hospitality areas in the country.
Dubai has confirmed it will allow foreign visitors to enter from July 7th. Travellers with residency visas will be able to enter from today, in what is seen as a further easing of the coronavirus lockdown.
Governments around the world have responded quickly and strongly to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on their tourism sectors, new research from the World Tourism Organisation has found.
The head of the United Nations specialised agency attended a meeting with Spanish president, Pedro Sánchez, in Madrid earlier to learn about work being done to ease restrictions on travel introduced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The date is in line with the estimated start of phase four of the de-escalation process of the measures announced by the high-level commission for the prevention and control of the coronavirus.
The ministry of culture and tourism in Turkey has announced a safe tourism certification programme, launched to coincide with the start of the 2020 summer season.
Prime minister, Mia Amor Mottley, made the announcement stating the decision was made based on public health recommendations, in conjunction with the private sector.
Emerging from the peak of the global pandemic, Israel is preparing to welcome back tourists. The first international guests are due to begin arriving from Greece on August 1st.
With the reopening of Malta International Airport to commercial operations, after a three-month closure, the carrier will connect the country to 22 destinations from July 1st.
Wizz Air has announced its first Russian base, in Saint Petersburg. From September, one Airbus A320 aircraft will be based at Pulkovo Airport.