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WTTC Praised the G20 to Play Effective Role for Recovery:

23 April, 2020

This is the most crucial time for every human and every sector that is related to human beings. Among all areas, Tourism Sector has got devastating situation as around 75 million people are directly affected whereas there are so many people are victimized due this condition of Tourism Industry as it is industry of industries. In this regards, the World Travel and Tourism council (WTTC) has called upon G20 tourism ministers to lead a united and coordinated recovery for the sector out of the Covid-19 crisis.

The body, which represents the global tourism private sector, argued; only the G20 has the power to influence and drive forward a coordinated recovery effort needed to preserve tourism industry. Similarly, the meeting, WTTC praised the G20 for freezing the debt of the poorest countries as a major step towards enabling them to boost their health systems, to save lives and combat Covid-19.

Furthermore, the G20 is the best proven vehicle to help achieve global economic stability and sustainable growth, which has successfully partnered with the private sector to achieve such objectives. So, millions of people around the world depend on their actions.

The four WTTC principles to ensure speedy recovery for the tourism sector and the global economy following the end of the Covid-19 outbreak are:

  • A joint public-private coordinated approach across the G20 to re-establish effective operations, remove travel barriers and reopen borders. This would ensure the efficient resumption of flights, movement of people and wide scale travel essential to re-build confidence in tourism.
  • Enhance the seamless traveler journey experience, combining the latest technology and protocols to increase health standards. Consider the “new normal” for the sector with components of health, security, hygiene and sustainability with a traveler centric approach.
  • Work with the private sector and health experts to define global standards for the new normal, grounded in science which can be easily adopted by businesses of every size across all travel industries and can be implemented across the world.
  • Continue providing support to the tourism sector during the recovery phase, throughout the entire travel eco-system. Financial aid for workers and businesses to promote a speedy recovery. It is vital the domino effect is fully realized so that businesses large and small can all recover and prosper.

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