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The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced the launch of a Net Zero Roadmap for the travel and tourism sector to support the industry in combatting climate change during its virtual climate week event.

Price is the most important factor to 47 percent of consumers when selecting accommodation, according to a poll by GlobalData. The data and analytics company notes that, with less budget for travel but a strong desire to escape, many will turn to budget providers to satisfy their travel cravings.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the business travel industry. The international sector was by far the worst affected, facing a 75 percent drop in total trips.

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s annual Economic Impact Report (EIR) recently revealed the dramatic impact COVID-19 had on the Caribbean’s travel and tourism sector, wiping out USD33,9 billion from the region’s economy.

Despite travel restrictions caused by COVID-19, it appears that consumer confidence has not been deterred too drastically, as a recent survey by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, indicated.

Germany is firmly establishing its position as a leading destination for outdoor tourism, encouraging travellers to consider its nature and outdoor activities following the lift of post pandemic travel measures, with the German National Tourist Board leading the charge in presenting the country’s offering to GCC travellers.

The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH) is joining forces with new member Charitable Travel to make it easy for travel consumers to donate to registered charities doing good work around the world.

The number of international travellers from Canada to Costa Rica is set to grow from 233,143 in 2019 to 360,344 in 2024, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9,1 percent according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

A total of 89 deals were announced in the global travel and tourism sector during November of this year, which is a decrease of 23,3 percent over 116 deals announced during the previous month, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

What do Lima, Osaka and Lisbon have in common? These were all trending destinations for US travelers in 2019. Fast-forward to 2020's trending list: Lincoln, New Hampshire. Lake Havasu, Arizona. The Hamptons, New York.