UNWTO has again convened its Global Tourism Crisis Committee to lead the sector in harmonizing travel and health protocols and securing vital financing for businesses struggling to survive an historic crisis.
Held as part of the World Trade Organization’s Aid-for-Trade Stocktaking Event, the special session brought key sector representatives together to assess how the sector can be transformed to drive recovery and build sustainability.
More than 100 countries, alongside international organizations and leading business groups have agreed to adopt harmonized standards for assisting tourists caught up in emergency situations.
As the sector enters the second year of an unprecedented crisis, the impact this has had on women in tourism has been made clear.
One in three destinations worldwide are now completely closed to international tourism.
UNWTO and UNESCO have collaborated to produce a set of new guidelines focusing on the responsible restart of cultural tourism.
The importance of tourism data for supporting the sector in the present and helping tourism to restart in the Caribbean in a timely and sustainable manner.
Startups from around the world have been recognized for their unique contributions to sustainable and responsible tourism in the UNWTO SDGs Global Startup Competition.