The UK will lose up to £639 million a day during July if international travel remains off limits, according to an open letter to the UK prime minister from the World Travel & Tourism Council.
The World Travel & Tourism Council and the United Nations Environment Programme have launched a new report addressing the complex issue of single-use plastic products within tourism.
The UK government must abandon the ‘failed and damaging’ traffic light system now if it is to save the stricken tourism sector from total collapse, argues the World Travel & Tourism Council.
After more than a year of lockdowns around the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the new campaign will showcase the importance international travel has on individuals and businesses.
A year of damaging travel restrictions, which brought much of international travel to a grinding halt, resulted in the loss of 680,000 tourism jobs across the popular holiday region.
Gloria Guevara has stepped down as chief executive of the World Travel & Tourism Council. A former tourism secretary of Mexico, she had led the private sector body since 2017.
Tourism leaders have pledged to work towards female equality and boost representation in leadership roles in an announcement before the World Travel & Tourism Council.
Leading tourism ministers have joined together to urge the public and private sectors to work together in partnership to save travel at the World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit.