TUI: Steps towards a more sustainable future after the pandemic: Protecting pristine mangrove forests and supporting local livelihoods in the Dominican Republic

On the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, TUI Care Foundation, the German NGO Global Nature Fund (GNF) and the Dominican NGO Center for the Conservation and Eco-Development of the Bay of Samaná and its Surroundings (CEBSE) announce a new initiative, that aims to protect precious mangrove forests in the Manglares del […]

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EU-Parliament calls for action on recovery: “Our citizens expect bold action”

EU-Parliament President David Sassoli urged EU leaders to take action on Europe’s recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. Sassoli addressed heads of state and government at the start of a video conference of the European Council on 19 June to discuss the recovery plan and the EU’s next long-term budget. “Time is a […]

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UNWTO: Strength of Tourism Sector’s Support for Workers and Communities

A recent survey of UNWTO showed that employers from across global tourism are taking the lead in supporting their workers and helping the communities in which they operate, research carried out into the sector’s response to COVID-19 has found. As the sector faces up to an unprecedented challenge, the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (a subsidiary of […]

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UNWTO releases a COVID-19 Technical Assistance Package for Tourism Recovery

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a Tourism Recovery Technical Assistance Package to offer guidance to Member States in response to COVID-19. The package is structured around three main pillars: economic recovery, marketing and promotion and institutional strengthening and resilience building. With tourism among the hardest-hit of all sectors, UNWTO has identified three possible scenarios for the months ahead. Depending […]

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WTTC unveils “Safe Travels” – new global protocols to restart the Travel & Tourism sector

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector has unveiled a range of new worldwide measures to restart the sector. The measures have been designed to rebuild confidence among consumers so they can travel safely once the restrictions are lifted. The new Safe Travels protocols provide consistency […]

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Riu launches a comprehensive manual for post-COVID Hotels

RIU Hotels & Resorts has been working for several weeks to create a total of 17 protocols that will serve to guide operations in the hotels when they reopen post-COVID. They give details of each hotel department’s work in order to offer the highest guarantees of safety to guests and staff. The departments that from […]

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UNWTO recognizes world’s best innovators facing up to COVID-19

The top solutions for accelerating the recovery of tourism have been celebrated in the ‘Healing Solutions for Tourism’ Challenge. Launched by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and with the aim of identifying start-ups with ready-to-implement ideas for mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on the sector, the […]

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UNWTO: The 3 scenarios for international Tourism|International Tourist Numbers Could Fall 60-80% in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a 22% fall in international tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2020, the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows. According to the United Nations specialized agency, the crisis could lead to an annual decline of between 60% and 80% when compared with 2019 figures. This places […]

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IATA and UPU Warn of Air Capacity Shortage

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) warned that air capacity for postal services is insufficient and urged governments to do more to support the movement of mail by air during the COVID-19 crisis. Owing to the drastic 95% reduction in passenger flights, which are typically used to transport mail, […]

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WTTC outlines what “the new normal” will look like as we start to travel

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has outlined what the “new normal” will look like as countries begin to end their COVID-19 lockdowns and ease travel restrictions.  “Travelling in the New Normal” is part of WTTC’s plan which includes critical steps and coordinated actions, including new standards and protocols, which offer a safe and […]

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