UN Tourism News: Words Alone Will Not Save Jobs

UN Tourism News: Words Alone Will Not Save Jobs

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UN Tourism News - #11 - Coronavirus Special Edition - 24 April 2020

UNWTO Convenes Global Tourism Crisis Committee

Mapping the Worldwide Response to COVID-19

Who is doing what and where? To help the global tourism sector monitor a rapidly-evolving situation and make the right decisions at the right time, UNWTO has launched an interactive map of local and international policy responses to the challenge of COVID-19.

UNWTO joins the Extraordinary Virtual Meeting of G20 Tourism Ministers

G20 Tourism Ministers Respond to COVID-19

UNWTO will address the Tourism Ministers of the G20 countries as part of an immediate response to the challenges facing the travel and tourism sector as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and accelerate the recovery.

An Inclusive Response for Vulnerable Groups

An Inclusive Response for Vulnerable Groups

As laid down in the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics, the tourism sector has a duty to promote the rights of the most vulnerable groups such as women, indigenous people and people with disabilities.

Recommendations for Recovery Launched to Guide Global Response

Tax Breaks to Skills Training: 23 Recommendations for Tourism’s Recovery

Managing the crisis, accelerating recovery and preparing for tomorrow: These three pillars form the basis of the new plan of action launched by UNWTO and being welcomed by Member States and private sector partners around the world.

UNWTO Convenes Global Tourism Crisis Committee

“Words Alone Will Not Save Jobs”: UNWTO Leads Call for Action to Support Tourism Recovery

In the third meeting of the Global Tourism Crisis Committee, the UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, urged members to increase pressure on world leaders to take decisive action to safeguard the millions of jobs under threat as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. UNWTO is taking the lead in ensuring governments do all they can to safeguard livelihoods and shield the most vulnerable members of society.


96% of Global Destinations Now Have Travel Restrictions

New research from UNWTO has found that 96% of all worldwide destinations have introduced travel restrictions since January 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report also looked at the level of travel restrictions from country-to-country.

Could COVID-19 Lead to a 30% Fall in International Tourists?

How Will You #Traveltomorrow? Share Your Ideas with the World!

Where next for tourism?  How will you travel tomorrow? UNWTO invites travellers to submit videos on how they think that the tourism sector will change after the COVID-19.

Could COVID-19 Lead to a 30% Fall in International Tourists?

Could COVID-19 Lead to a 30% Fall in International Tourists?

UNWTO expects that international tourist arrivals will be down by 20% to 30% in 2020 when compared with 2019 figures. This could translate into a decline in international tourism receipts (exports) of between US$300-450 billion, almost one third of the US$ 1.5 trillion generated in 2019.

On our radar:

Pan-European Hackathon for innovate solutions to response to COVID-19 

Could COVID-19 Lead to a 30% Fall in International Tourists?


Media Highlights:

BBC SG @Pololikashvili talks with @BBCWorld about how mitigating the impact of #COVID19 on Tourism requires actions, not words. Commissioner @ThierryBreton 's calls for financial and legal aid must be an example to shield a sector that has lead job creation and can help rebuild trust.

UNWTO Sharing the message that we #TravelTomorrow.
SG @Pololikashvili spoke to @Richardquest about the unprecedented challenge facing tourism - and the sector's united response and plans for recovery

UNWTO “To #StayAtHome today means we can travel tomorrow!” Secretary-General @Pololikashvili stands by #EU travel restrictions to face #COVID19 to strengthen social resilience and prepare for recovery - preparation starts now!

UNWTO Life after lockdown: Will COVID-19 change the way we travel forever?


Most Popular On Social Media:

UNWTO As #COVID19 has disrupted millions of lives and puts the global economy at risk, Tourism emerges as a key sector to guarantee a better recovery. We urge governments to include tourism in all recovery plans to protect jobs and companies so together we can mitigate the impact on thousands of households across the globe.

UNWTO Skills training and career development are central to the UNWTO Recommendations for Recovery, a roadmap for the future of tourism. Browse the courses available through the UNWTO Tourism Online Academy, powered by @ieuniversity

UNWTO #COVID19 may cost tourism 7 years of growth - that's 7 years of lost jobs and lost opportunities!
UNWTO's Recommendations for Recovery urge governments to act decisively: protect jobs, protect companies and include tourism in all recovery plans!

UNWTO 96% of all global destinations have introduced travel restrictions, research from UNWTO shows.
As soon as it's safe, we need to get the world moving again to unlock the unparalleled power of tourism in action!

UNWTO How will YOU #TravelTomorrow?
Share YOUR ideas!
It's not WHERE we will travel, but HOW - and getting the best out of tourism for all.
Only together, our individual footprints can have a huge impact.

UNWTO Tourism needs new ideas to grow back better and stronger!
The UNWTO Healing Solutions Challenge offers innovators the chance to see their ideas scaled-up and used to transform a whole sector.

UNWTO #COVID19 threatens tens of millions of tourism jobs.
In #Europe it’s a US$407bn +27mn jobs lifeline not to be neglected.
Dear Ursula von der Leyen European Commission: tourism has been a key recovery partner in the past. With your commitment and support, count again on us to grow stronger and better!


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