The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has laid out its new guidelines Safe & Seamless Travel including testing and tracing, following medical evidence, to ensure people can enjoy Safe Travels in the ‘new normal’.
Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “For the first time ever, the global private sector has rallied around our Safe Travels protocols which will create the consistency needed to allow a re-invigorated Travel & Tourism sector re-open for business.
New measures help to rebuild confidence for travellers.
Latest protocols aid the reopening of Travel & Tourism sector.
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Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “We are delighted that for the first time ever, the global private sector has aligned around these new Safe Travels protocols which will create consistency across the sector. Now we are calling on governments to adopt them so that they can be implemented globally and restore much-needed confidence in order to restart the Travel & Tourism sector.”
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.
Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “The G20’s proven record, which powered the recovery following the financial crisis in 2008, and the recent decisive action to freeze debt proves this forum is the best platform with the speed and agility needed, to drive forward the urgent actions required to set the pace and save the global Travel & Tourism sector and enable it to survive and thrive.
Gloria Guevara, WTTC president and CEO, said: “The number of jobs now at risk in the global Travel & Tourism sector is a staggering 75m, bringing real and profound worry to millions of families around the world.
The figure, based on research from WTTC, shows a Travel & Tourism GDP loss to the world economy of up to US$2.1 trillion in 2020.
Gloria Guevara, WTTC President and CEO, said: “While the priority for governments is to keep people safe, this global health catastrophe means a million people a day in the Travel and Tourism industry alone are losing their jobs and facing potential ruin due to the disastrous impact of the coronavirus pandemic.