Shaika Mai Al-Khalifa from the kingdom of Bahrain will challenge the incumbent, Zurab Pololikashvili, for the role of secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.
Global tourism will have returned to levels of 30 years ago, with one billion fewer arrivals and a loss of some US$ 1.1 trillion in international tourism receipts
Centred around a 45-second film launched today and broadcast exclusively on CNN International until January, the message will reach millions of households.
According to the eighth edition of the UNWTO Travel Restrictions Report, 70 per cent of all global destinations have eased restrictions on travel introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Consistent and harmonised travel protocols, enhanced safety measures and the protection of jobs and livelihoods are the main ingredients needed for the restart of tourism.
Jamaican minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett has reiterated his plans for the recovery of the sector in remarks issued in support of World Tourism Day.
Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, has said the emirate will focus on rural development in the coming year.
The executive council of the World Tourism Organisation has met in-person for the first time this year, unveiling plans to open a new Middle Eastern office in Riyadh.