UN Global Tourism Crisis Committee releases coronavirus recovery blueprint

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The World Tourism Organisation has released a set of recommendations calling for urgent support for the global tourism sector.

If followed, the body hopes the sector will not only recover from the unprecedented challenge of Covid-19. but to “grow back better”.

The recommendations are the first output of the Global Tourism Crisis Committee, established by UNWTO with high-level representatives from across the tourism sector and from within the wider United Nations system.

See the full document here

 “These specific recommendations give countries a check-list of possible measures to help our sector sustain the jobs and support the companies at risk at this very moment.

“Mitigating the impact on employment and liquidity, protecting the most vulnerable and preparing for recovery, must be our key priorities,” said UNWTO secretary general, Zurab Pololikashvili.

Last month the UNWTO argued global tourism arrivals could fall by nearly a third this year in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Recognising the diverse realities in each country as well as the evolving nature of this crisis, the document will continue to be updated.

The recommendations for action are the first comprehensive set of actions governments and private sector actors can take now and in the challenging months ahead.

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