COVID-19 | Rebuilding tourism

COVID-19 | Rebuilding tourism

For people, planet and prosperity



After partnering back in May for a campaign asking the world to be patient, responsible and “travel tomorrow”, the UNWTO and CNN have teamed up again to celebrate the transformative power being unleased as the restart of tourism gets underway. 

Recommendations for the Assistance

International Tourists

The unprecedented situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic is not the only recent disruptive situation in which the lack of an international framework regarding the assistance to tourists in emergency situations has created confusion and a loss of the necessary confidence to travel abroad. 

Sustainability as the New Normal

Sustainability as the New Normal

To mark World Environment Day, the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme led by UNWTO announces its new vision for global tourism– growing better, stronger, and balancing the needs of people, planet and prosperity.

One Planet Vision for recovery

Transforming One Planet Vision Into Action

This repository of initiatives, tools and strategic thinking aims to inspire further action for the responsible and sustainable recovery of tourism.

Centre Stage

Centre Stage

The UNWTO project ‘Centre Stage: Women’s empowerment during the COVID-19 recovery’ aims to strengthen, coordinate and focus work towards gender equality in tourism governmental institutions and businesses as they recover from the pandemic, boosting the sector’s potential for empowering women.

Ensuring Global Ethics of Tourism after COVID-19

Global Ethics of Tourism

The World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE) met remotely on 5 June 2020 for a special session on COVID-19 and Tourism with the attendance of all Members and alternates.

Weaving the Recovery – Indigenous Women in Tourism

Weaving the Recovery – Indigenous Women in Tourism

Selected as one of the ten most promising projects of the Paris Peace Forum 2020

Recommendations travelers with disabilities

Accessible Tourism

Accessibility for all to tourism facilities, products, and services should be a central part of any responsible and sustainable tourism policy. Accessibility is not only about human rights. It is a business opportunity for destinations and companies to embrace all visitors and enhance their revenues.

Recomendations on plastics and COVID

Plastics and COVID-19

A new set of Recommendations published today outline how the global tourism sector can continue in its fight against plastic pollution while effectively facing the public health and hygiene challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 and Vulnerable Groups

COVID-19 and Vulnerable Groups

Just as the tourism sector is affected more than others by the current COVID-19 pandemic, vulnerable groups within the sector are among the hardest hit.

Healing Solutions for Tourism Challenge

Healing Solutions for Tourism

This challenge is a global call to reach the most disruptive startups, entrepreneurs and drive solutions to mitigate Covid-19 impacts.

Education & Training Initiatives


Improve your skills and knowledge by joining the webinars delivered by UNWTO and those created and delivered directly by our partner Institutions and experts. You can join Live Webinars or come back to them in our Recorded Webinars’ section.

COVID-19 and Vulnerable Groups


With COVID-19 bringing global tourism to a standstill, millions of people in quarantine have been seeking out cultural and travel experiences from their homes.

How Will You #TravelTomorrow?


We will travel again. And when we do, we will do so more consciously, more sustainably and with a greater feeling of solidarity than ever before.

UNWTO: Health advice for tourists

Health advice for tourists

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, many people around the world continue to travel: for leisure, for business and for vital humanitarian reasons.