UNWTO CONVENES GLOBAL TOURISM CRISIS COMMITTEE

From the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, UNWTO guiding the tourism sector as it faces up to an unprecedented challenge. To spearhead a strong and coordinated response, Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili hosted a high-level virtual meeting, bringing together key UN agencies, Member States and the private sector. All participants will work together as the Global Tourism Crisis Committee, responding to the evolving situation and ensuring tourism is ready to lead recovery efforts.

Staying home today means traveling tomorrow: UNWTO’s key message, emphasizing our shared responsibility to put people first, to be patient and to prepare for the time when tourism can lead recovery efforts, has resonated around the world.

The hashtag #TravelTomorrow has been embraced by countries across the world (for example Croatia, Serbia, Zimbabwe), cities (amongst others Belfast, Kranj) travel organizations and private businesses as they unite behind UNWTO’s response to the challenge of COVID-19.


Thanks to all for amplifying this strong message and for being part of the solution!

UNWTO AND WHO AGREE TO FURTHER COOPERATION IN COVID-19 RESPONSE

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili led a high- delegation to the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva to further advance the two agencies’ coordinated response to the worldwide Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

UNWTO RELEASES HEALTH GUIDELINES FOR TRAVEL DURING COVID-19 CRISIS


As many people around the world keep travelling for vital humanitarian reasons, or to keep supply chains moving, UNWTO has emphasized the responsibility that all travellers have to themselves and to others. The latest UNWTO guidelines for travellers are built on WHO recommendations and make clear that there can be no excuses and no exceptions.

UNWTO JOINS UN PARTNERS IN GLOBAL COVID-19 RESPONSE

In times of crisis, trusted information is more important than ever. As the United Nations specialized agency for responsible and sustainable tourism, UNWTO is part of the cross-agency UN communications response to COVID-19, providing evidence-based recommendations, and committed to integrity and transparency and putting public health first at all times.

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In these extraordinary times, #UNWTOpersonnel stay home but we continue serving our Members, the tourism sector and sustainable development.

Making sure we are ready to #TravelTomorrow!

We are all part of the solution!


#StayAtHome

#QuedateEnCasaPUTTING PEOPLE FIRST!


In response to the worldwideCOVID-19 outbreak,UNWTOis implementing public health protocols based on the recommendations of theWorld Health Organization(WHO) and the Spanish authorities, as the host country of UNWTO.

Effective immediately, all UNWTO events planned until 30 April are suspended.

Rescheduling to later dates will be evaluated depending on the further development the current situation.


While we #StayAtHomeour solidarity must keep travelling!


#UNWTOcalls for supporting and assisting those in need!


Helping #Italytoday helps overcoming COVID-19 and slowing its spread.

We are #StrongerTogether!

We will #TravelTomorrow!Tourism must putPEOPLE FIRST!

SG @pololikashvilicalls for solidarity and for us to:

• Accept our responsibilities

• Recognize tourism will lead recovery

• Stay home today, so we can #TravelTomorrowAs we face up to #COVID19we convey the importance of responsible behavior &international coordination.

Tourism has an active role in response and recovery. This is a shared challenge.


We are all part of the solution!We #StayAtHome today so we can #TravelTomorrow!

Tourism will return, bringing new jobs and new opportunities. Check out the courses available through theUNWTO Tourism Online Academy, powered byIE University and be ready to take your next step