The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of Recommendations calling for urgent and strong support to help the global tourism sector not only recover from the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19 but to ‘grow back better’. The Recommendations are the first output of the Global Tourism Crisis Committee, established by UNWTO with high-level representatives from across the tourism sector and from within the wider United Nations system to guide the sector as it responds to the COVID-19 crisis and to build the foundations for future resilience and sustainable growth.
Recognizing that tourism and transport has been among the hardest hit of all sectors, the Recommendations are designed to support governments, the private sector and the international community in navigating the unparalleled social and economic emergency that is COVID-19.
In all, this new guide provides 23 actionable recommendations, divided into three key areas: managing the crisis and mitigating the impact, providing stimulus and accelerating recovery and preparing for tomorrow.
The Recommendations for Action are the first comprehensive set of actions governments and private sector actors can take now and in the challenging months ahead.