“Delaying the return of international travel until at least mid-May, could mean the Travel & Tourism sector simply won’t survive.”
Blanket flight cancellations and ineffective and costly quarantines are not the solution and will only slow down the recovery of this important sector.
WTTC is urging authorities to take a more carefully calibrated approach and introduce localised measures, and only when necessary.
The world is slowly opening up again, new research from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) indicates, with destinations cautiously easing travel restrictions introduced in response to COVID-19. As the United Nations specialized agency releases its Global Guidelines for Reopening Tourism, signalling a transition into gearing up for stronger and better recovery, 3% of all global destinations have now taken steps to ease travel restrictions.
96% of all worldwide destinations have introduced travel restrictions in response to the pandemic. Around 90 destinations have completely or partially closed their borders to tourists, while a further 44 are closed to certain tourists depending on country of origin.
The best way to prepare for future uncertainty is by being certain about your own business strategies under any condition and hoteliers must continue to execute a revenue management strategy focused on not just the next few months, but the next several years.