The responsible restart of tourism is underway around the world as growing numbers of destinations ease COVID-19 related travel restrictions and adapt to the new reality. According to the latest analysis from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), 40% of all destinations worldwide have now eased the restrictions they placed on international tourism in response to COVID-19.
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Last week, HFTP held its first Spanish-language Hangout, with a focus on how hotels in Mexico have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was designed to be a discussion amongst colleagues, covering the major challenges of this period and what these hospitality professionals have done to adapt.
Globally, the hotel industry should be enjoying the height of the summer tourist season. Instead, COVID-19 is impacting tourism numbers like weve never seen before government lockdowns, border closures, and reduced airline schedules have all played a role in affecting peoples decision to travel.
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Survey results show nearly nine in ten hotels have been forced to lay off or furlough employees due to COVID-19 and the resulting drop in travel. Four months into the crisis, only 37 percent of survey respondents report that they have been able to bring back at least half their full-time employees.
'It is imperative that all airports, catering for international travel, implement globally recognised testing standards for both inbound and outbound passengers. This will provide reassurance to all travellers, maintain air corridors between countries, and remove damage and disruption caused by blunt quarantines which massively impact the recovery of the Travel & Tourism sector'
Recommendations help to rebuild confidence to travel – Insurance Guidelines will aid the reopening of Travel & Tourism sector
U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on introduction of the Sustaining Tourism Enterprises During the COVID-19 Pandemic (STEP) Act (S. 4299