Madrid Set to Host Key Week for Global Tourism

The global tourism sector is starting the new year prepared to #RestartTourism when conditions allow, with the World Tourism Organization set to again bring together leaders from across the public and private sectors. Tomorrow in Madrid, the UNWTO Global Tourism Crisis Committee will hold its first meeting of the year. This meeting to advance concrete plans to ensure the restart of tourism will take place in the context of the UNWTO Executive Council.

Airbnb of the Outdoors – $300m Hipcamp Valuation Points to Sustained Demand for Rural Domestic Trips, Says GlobalData

Hipcamp’s closure of a $57m Series C funding round brings its internal value to more than $300m – more than double its value in 2019. This massive jump in the valuation of the outdoor bookings business reflects the recent global tourism trend whereby domestic trips in rural locations is driving leisure demand recovery, says GlobalData.

Biden Emergency Relief Plan

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on President-elect Biden’s announced plan to combat the pandemic and provide direct relief to Americans

U.S. Travel Reacts to CDC International Travel Testing Mandate

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the announcement that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will issue an order requiring a negative COVID-19 test before boarding an international flight to the U.S.