The tourism sector has always shown resilience in situations of crisis, but the Covid-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges which make it necessary to adopt global measures.
UNWTO has published a policy brief to illustrate the impact of Covid-19 on tourism and to draw a roadmap addressing the key challenges that affect not only this sector, but the economy as a whole.
100 to 120 million jobs directly related to tourism are at risk globally, in addition to jobs in other sectors affected by tourism. Women, young people and workers in the informal economy are most at risk. UNWTO also estimates a loss of 910 billon to 1.2 trillion US $ in export from tourism and in international visitors’ spending.
In this situation, the UNWTO policy brief provides a roadmap to restart tourism, based on the following five priorities:
- Mitigate socio-economic impacts on livelihoods
- Boost competitiveness and build resilience
- Advance innovation and digital transformation of tourism
- Foster sustainability and green growth
- Support coordination and partnerships to restart the sector towards achieving SDGs
Read the article and download the policy brief here