Archives: COVID-19 Initiatives
Posted Date : 12th March, 2021
The UNWTO Travel Restrictions Report provides a comprehensive overview of the regulations in place in 217 destinations worldwide. While previous editions had shown a movement towards easing or lifting restrictions on travel, the latest report shows that the persistent seriousness of the epidemiological situation has caused governments to adopt a more cautious approach.
Posted Date : 23rd February, 2021
Due to the travel restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus, it could be assumed in early 2020 that more Swiss people would be spending their summer holidays in Switzerland. The tourism businesses were strongly affected by the lack of guests due to the lockdown. In order to support the tourism service providers after the lockdown, temporary […]
Posted Date : 2nd December, 2020
The number of destinations closed to international tourism has continued to fall. According to the eighth edition of the UNWTO Travel Restrictions Report, 70% of all global destinations have eased restrictions on travel introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In comparison, just one in four destinations continue to keep their borders completely closed to […]
Posted Date : 8th October, 2020
Tourism is a socio-economic pillar of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and the COVID-19 crisis risks devastating their economies. Tourism accounts for over 30% of total exports in the majority of SIDS, reaching as much as 80% in some. COVID-19 has hardly hit many SIDS, international tourists arrivals almost halved with during January–April 2020, and […]
Posted Date : 8th October, 2020
The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted countries at different times, in different ways, and in varying degrees. Yet, around the world, response to curb the pandemic has translated into national lockdowns and wide implementation of travel restrictions and shutdown of borders making tourism one of the hardest-hit sectors. The extensive and deep impact of COVID-19 […]
Posted Date : 8th October, 2020
As growing numbers of countries around the world ease restrictions on travel, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a new Tourism Recovery Tracker to support global tourism. This represents the latest concrete action undertaken by the United Nations specialized agency as it leads the response of global tourism and guides recovery. The most comprehensive […]
Posted Date : 8th October, 2020
An estimated 9 billion domestic tourist trips (overnight visitors) were recorded around the world in 2018, of which well over 50% in Asia and the Pacific. Worldwide, domestic tourism is over six times bigger than international tourism (1.4 billion international arrivals in 2018) measured in number of tourist trips. As restrictions on travel begin to […]
Posted Date : 8th October, 2020
2020 marks the ‘Year of Tourism and Rural Development’, a theme shared with this year’s World Tourism Day. The sustainability of tourism in rural areas will only be successful if a comprehensive, inclusive planning strategy is adopted and implemented based on a multi-action and multi-stakeholder participatory approach. UNWTO used the occasion of World Tourism Day […]
Posted Date : 11th September, 2020
A majority of destinations around the world (53%) have now started easing travel restrictions introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though many remain cautious in view of the development of the pandemic, the seventh edition of the UNWTO “COVID-19 Related Travel Restrictions: A Global Review for Tourism” confirms the ongoing trend towards the gradual […]
Posted Date : 2nd September, 2020
A bit about City &I TRAVEL IN THE TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY. Borders are closed, travel is restricted, travel businesses are shut. At City &I, we want to unlock travellers’ imagination and remove their hesitation for travel by sharing the inspiring and safety initiatives from hospitality and travel companies. We passionately want to show them what […]