As Tourism Restarts, Our Responsibilities Remain

UN Tourism News - #14 - As Tourism Restarts, Our Responsibilities Remain

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UN Tourism News - #14 - As Tourism Restarts, Our Responsibilities Remain - 8 July 2020

UNWTO and Italy Look Ahead as Official Visit Marks Restart of European Tourism

UNWTO and Italy Look Ahead as Official Visit Marks Restart of European Tourism

The leadership of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is on its first official visit to a Member State since restrictions on travel were introduced in response to COVID-19. The four-day trip to Italy (1-5 July) comes as the United Nations specialized agency for tourism guides the sector’s restart and destinations across the Schengen Zone open their borders to tourists once again.

UNWTO Joins President Sánchez

UNWTO Joins President Sánchez to Plan Restart of Spain’s Tourism Sector

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has welcomed Spain’s readiness to lead the way in restarting tourism. The head of the United Nations specialized agency attended a meeting with Spanish President Pedro Sánchez in Madrid today to learn about his government’s work to ease restrictions on travel introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As Tourism Restarts, Our Responsibilities Remain

As Tourism Restarts, Our Responsibilities Remain

Four months ago, UNWTO asked its Members, the tourism sector and tourists themselves for patience. To stay at home for today so we could travel again tomorrow.

Tomorrow is now here.

Impact of COVID-19

New Data Shows Impact of COVID-19 on Tourism as UNWTO Calls for Responsible Restart of the Sector

As tourism slowly restarts in an increasing number of countries, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released new data measuring the impact of COVID-19 on the sector. UNWTO emphasizes the need for responsibility, safety and security as restrictions on travel are lifted. The Organization also reiterates the need for credible commitment to support tourism as a pillar for recovery.

Small Island

Small Island Destinations in Critical Need of Urgent Support as Tourism Plunges, UNWTO Warns

Without strong support, the sudden and unexpected fall in tourism could devastate the economies of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has warned. Since tourism is a strong socio-economic pillar of many SIDS, the impact that COVID-19 is having on the sector places millions of jobs and businesses at risk, with women and informal workers the most vulnerable.

Restrictions on Travel Easing as Europe Leads Cautious Restart of Tourism

Restrictions on Travel Easing as Europe Leads Cautious Restart of Tourism

Restrictions on travel, introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, are slowly being eased, allowing tourism to restart in a growing number of destinations. The latest research by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows that 22% of all destinations worldwide (48 destinations) have started to ease restrictions, with Europe leading the way.

Strong and Rapid

As Tourism Restarts, UNWTO Notes “Strong and Rapid” Governments’ Response to COVID-Challenge

Governments around the world have responded quickly and strongly to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on their tourism sectors, new research from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has found. As many destinations begin to ease restrictions on travel, the specialized United Nations agency has released its first Briefing Note on Tourism and COVID-19, illustrating efforts taken to safeguard jobs and lay the foundations for recovery.

Partnerships

EBRD

EBRD and UNWTO Partner to Boost Tourism Recovery

The rapid spread of coronavirus has had a massive impact on many sectors of the global economy, with tourism being among the hardest hit. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) are joining forces to boost the recovery of the tourism sector across the 38 economies where the Bank invests.

UNWTO and Telefónica

UNWTO and Telefónica Partner To Help Destinations Use Data and AI to Drive Tourism’s Sustainable Recovery

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has strengthened its partnership with Telefónica, the Spanish multinational telecommunications company. As tourism restarts around the world, Telefonica deepens its collaboration with the United Nations specialized agency to advance market intelligence in order to accelerate the sector’s recovery from the impact of COVID-19.

UNWTO Builds Key Corporate Partnerships at UNGC Leaders Summit 2020

UNWTO Builds Key Corporate Partnerships at UNGC Leaders Summit 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) ensured the transformative power of tourism was a key part of the conversation at the latest edition of the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit. The world's largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative, the UNGC event brought together around 20,000 global leaders from 180 countries to discuss how business can support countries and communities around the world, with a particular emphasis on achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

UNWTO Highlights

Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani and Gino Sorbillo Named New Special Ambassadors for Tourism as UNWTO Leads Restart of Tourism in Italy

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has appointed two new Special Ambassadors as it leads the restart of the sector across Europe. On the occasion of a visit of the Secretary-General to Italy, the first official delegation to travel since the closure of borders in response to COVID-19, UNWTO has named renowned fashion designer Giorgio Armani and celebrated chef Gino Sorbillo its latest Special Ambassadors for Tourism.

Challenges

 
Beyond Tourism 
UNWTO Recognizes World’s Best Innovators Facing Up To Covid-19


Beyond Tourism

The COVID-19 crisis offers an opportunity for the tourism sector and its closely related supply chains to embrace digital transformation and boost innovation ecosystems in the public and private sectors. Innovation can fuel the sector to recalibrate and emerge from this crisis ready to grow again.


Hospitality Challenge

Facing up to the toughest times of a generation, the World Tourism Organization and Sommet Education share the conviction that this unprecedented challenge also entails the opportunity for the Hospitality industry not only to come back, but to grow better and hence stronger.

Regional Commissions

UNWTO Ministerial Meetings

UNWTO Ministerial Meetings - Shared Determination to Restart Tourism and Drive Recovery

Over the past month, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) was able to hold virtually meetings of its five Regional Commissions to share responses to the challenge of COVID-19 and their plans for the restart of tourism in the wake of the pandemic.

UNWTO media highlights:

CNN EU begins welcoming tourists from list of approved countries

Sky UNWTO: Dall'Italia rilancio del turismo internazionale

euronews New technology and political will can give tourism the post-COVID-19 lift needed to save jobs

NY Daily News How to rescue global Tourism from the Coronavirus Pandemic

washingtonpost The virus that shut down the world

Yahoo Finance Hospitality Challenge -UNWTO and Sommet Education Offer 30 Scholarships Through "Hospitality Challenge"

Bloomberg EU’s Move to Keep Americans Out Signals Long Travel Slump

BBC News London Coronavirus: Restart tourism to beat virus, says United Nations

Financial Times Tourism deals lingering blow to global economy

Financial Times Europe Ready For Travel Now: A Country-By-Country Timetable Guide

washingtonpost 11 ways the pandemic will change travel

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UNWTO Some parts of the world are carefully reopening and 22% of all destinations have started to ease travel restrictions. This is not the time to let your guard down! Safety comes first
#RestartTourism in a responsible and safe way!

UNWTO Putting people's safety first, tourism is cautiously taking off thanks to the countries gradual efforts to:
- Lift travel restrictions
- Reopen borders
- Create travel corridors

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Our interactive dashboard delivers up-to-date data following and registering countries actions towards the safe and responsible restart of tourism.
Check how +200 countries are #RestartingTourism:

UNWTO Small Island Destinations are in critical need of support as #tourism has been disrupted, placing millions of jobs at risk.
The socioeconomic impact must be countered with coordinated actions to reinforce tourism as a key partner for recovery.

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