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    VisitEngland launches Covid-19 secure industry standard

    VisitEngland has launched a UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for tourism as the sector works towards reopening. The move comes in partnership with the national tourist organisations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and supporting mark means businesses can demonstrate that […] More

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    Tourism restrictions lifted in growing number of destinations

    Restrictions on travel, introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, are slowly being eased, allowing tourism to restart in a growing number of destinations. The latest research by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) shows that 22 per cent of all destinations worldwide (48 destinations) have started to ease restrictions, with Europe leading the way. At […] More

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    WTTC unveils safety protocols for global attractions

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled its third phase of measures designed to rebuild global consumer confidence, reduce risk and encourage the return of Safe Travels. The latest protocols for the global tourism sector focus on measures to ensure the reopening of global attractions, drive business to car hire companies and enable […] More

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    UNWTO calls for safe reopening of hospitality sector

    As tourism slowly restarts in an increasing number of countries, the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has released new data measuring the impact of Covid-19 on the sector. After several months of unprecedented disruption, the World Tourism Barometer reports that the sector is beginning to restart in some areas, most notably in northern hemisphere destinations. At […] More

  • in Group partners with Google for new trends report Group has introduced a range of new initiatives as the company seeks to reinvigorate travel. The initiatives were revealed as part of the company’s ‘Travel On’ launch event, attended by representatives from over 200 industry partners around the world. With pandemic control improving and travel beginning to show signs of recovery in some markets, […] More

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    UNWTO praises government support for tourism sector

    Governments around the world have responded quickly and strongly to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on their tourism sectors, new research from the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has found. As many destinations begin to ease restrictions on travel, the specialised United Nations agency has released its first briefing note on tourism and Covid-19, illustrating efforts […] More

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    UNWTO praises €4.2bn Spanish tourism package

    The World Tourism Organisation has welcomed Spain’s readiness to lead the way in restarting tourism. The head of the United Nations specialised agency attended a meeting with Spanish president, Pedro Sánchez, in Madrid earlier to learn about his government’s work to ease restrictions on travel introduced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. UNWTO secretary-general […] More