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.
The executive council of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation has expressed its continued support for secretary general Zurab Pololikashvili as he stands for reelection.
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.