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WTTC calls for comprehensive testing facilities at airports

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is calling upon governments to begin a “substantial programme of investment” to ensure that comprehensive testing can take place at airports to combat Covid-19. Gloria Guevara, WTTC president and CEO said: “It is imperative that all airports, catering for international travel, implement globally recognised testing standards for both inbound...

WTTC advises regional approach rather than country-wide border closures to fight Covid-19 spread

Regional and local measures are advised to combat Covid-19 spikes and help power the global economic recovery, rather than any further country-wide border closures, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC is urging authorities to take a more carefully calibrated approach and introduce localised measures and only when necessary. Such an approach would avoid blanket restrictio...

Dubai marks business events reopening with AI conference

Business events are set to restart in Dubai, with 16 July seeing the start of the emirate’s first major live in-person leadership business event organised by Dubai World Trade Centre. The AI Everything x Restart Dubai Summer Conference, hosted by the National Program of Artificial Intelligence, will celebrate the United Arab Emirate’s AI efforts during this time of pandemic. The event promises exc...

WTTC lays out guidelines for safer travel

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has laid out its new guidelines for Safe & Seamless Travel including testing and tracing to ensure people can enjoy Safe Travels in the ‘new normal’. Following medical evidence, the guidelines will ensure that the travel sector is provided with an extensive framework to help governments and private business work in collaboration to create aligned t...

WTTC gives global destinations stamp of approval for safety protocols

Major tourist destinations around the world – including Turkey, Mauritius and Bulgaria – have signed up to the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The endorsements come just a couple of weeks after the WTTC launched the special ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, to enable travellers to identify destinations and businesses around the world which...

Open letter to G20 Employment Ministers

The following letter was sent as an open letter to G20 Employment Ministers from leaders of major global industry associations, including the travel and tourism sector, ahead of the Ministers’ 23 April ‘extraordinary’ virtual meeting: We, the leadership of major global industry associations, call on G20 Employment Ministers, ahead of their extraordinary meeting on 23 April 2020, to urgently remove...

WTTC research reveals scale of damage to global travel and tourism

Up to 75m jobs are at immediate risk in global travel & tourism due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Open letter from World Travel & Tourism Council calls for immediate action

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has implored governments around the world in an open letter to take drastic and immediate action to protect and preserve the travel and tourism sector.