The UNWTO has sought to served as the sector’s global voice as the tourism ministers of the G20 nations met to devise a way forward for an inclusive, resilient and sustainable recovery.
The United Nations World Tourism Organisation and the International Air Transport Association have announced a Destination Tracker in preparation for the restart of international travel.
The devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on global tourism has carried on into 2021, with new data showing an 87 per cent fall in international tourist arrivals in January as compared to 2020.
The World Tourism Organisation is calling for the international community to show solidarity with ‘small island developing states’ by ensuring they have access to Covid-19 vaccinations.
The emergence of new variants of the Covid-19 virus has prompted many governments to reverse efforts to ease restrictions on travel, according to new UNWTO research.
Officials from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation and Morocco met to prepare for the general assembly event set to take place in October.
Global tourism suffered its worst year on record in 2020, with international arrivals dropping by 74 per cent according to the latest data from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.
The founding members of the board are former UNWTO secretary general, Taleb Rifai, and David Scowsill, a former leader of the World Travel & Tourism Council.