The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled the latest set of measures designed to rebuild global consumer confidence, reduce risk and encourage the return of Safe Travels.
European Travel Commission (ETC) is calling on EU governments to better coordinate their COVID-19 recovery efforts by adopting a harmonised approach to lifting or reinstalling restrictions and safety measures, as tourism confidence plummets to a record low across the continent.
Elite and young independent travellers are crucial to the recovery of the travel sector as they are likely to be the first tourists to embark on international travel, however according to a survey by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, 35 percent of Gen Z and 48 percent of Gen Y are still extremely concerned about COVID-19. This servey was conducted between May 25 – 31, of this year.
Generation Z (Gen Z) travellers believe that tourism benefits local communities, while also being aware of the personal benefits of travel, such as understanding other cultures and building life experiences and self-confidence.
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) recently announced the launch of a safe and clean certification programme – a first of its kind in the region, and one which seeks to uplift and standardise the cleanliness and hygiene levels across all businesses and organisations in the tourism sector.
COVID-19 has placed the whole world on lockdown, with new research from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) showing that 100 percent of global destinations continue to have restrictions on travel in place, and 72 percent have completely closed their borders to international tourism.
Las Vegas showcased its resiliency and thanked those on the frontlines of the hospitality industry during National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), the annual celebration of the contributions of the US travel industry, May 03 – 09.
Findings from WYSE Travel Confederation’s April survey on the impact of COVID-19 on travel and tourism businesses indicate the decline in international tourism receipts for the youth travel industry could equate to EUR174 billion for this year.