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United Nations chief praises role of tourism

As the UNWTO seeks to participate in the restarting of tourism, the secretary general of the United Nations has sent a message to the world.

Antonio Guterres sought to highlighting the unique role tourism plays in advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in protecting the most vulnerable members in society.

As the world faces the devastating consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, the tourism sector is among those being affected most severely. 

Travel is down, fear is up, and the future is uncertain.

Moreover, in many parts of the world, the protection of biodiversity relies heavily on the tourist sector, from conservation to the revenue generated by those efforts.

Tourism can be a platform for overcoming the pandemic, argues Guterres.

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