The Declaration is an urgent call for all stakeholders to commit to a decade of climate action in tourism.
One common factor is that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 have been hard felt for each respective tourism economy.
UNWTO commits to work with the Government of Zimbabwe to measure the importance of tourism for the country’s economy.
The “new normal” cannot be implemented without sustainability as a core value that underpins the entire business structure. From interior design to food waste, it’s now time to reconcile long-term vision with momentary short-term gains for the sake of the bigger picture.
Tourism’s many benefits must be felt outside of urban areas for the sector to fulfil its potential to provide opportunities for all: That was the key message of World Tourism Day 2020 as UNWTO united the global community around the theme of “Tourism and Rural Development”.
While regional resorts have experienced booming occupancies during the summer of Covid when everyone was thinking local, it’s nevertheless important to continually refine your hotel’s raison d’être in order to sustain return visits and regional interest long after borders reopen.
Overall recovery will fail without a travel recovery and legislative action is urgently needed.
A look at the numerous economic factors that determine the degree of damage the pandemic has wreaked on the hospitality and tourism industry. How, who and why some areas of the industry might come out better or worse than others.
The responsible restart of tourism is underway around the world as growing numbers of destinations ease COVID-19 related travel restrictions and adapt to the new reality.