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  • Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO:
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    WTTC: Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO:

    Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO: “The latest expected announcement from the UK government, which will force UK arrivals to quarantine in a hotel for up to two weeks at their own cost, will be yet another crushing blow to the ailing UK Travel & Tourism sector. “After months of forced quarantines post travel, there is absolutely no evidence to suggest it works. Even the government’s own figures show quarantines have not proved to be effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19.  “The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has said forcing air travellers to quarantine is not […] More

  • Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said:
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    WTTC: Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said:

    Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “The whole Travel & Tourism sector will be breathing a sigh of relief that the EU and UK government have been able to agree a deal at the 11th hour. “It is good news for a sector which has been crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic and which feared the consequences of a no-deal Brexit. Thankfully this worrying outcome has been avoided and now the sector can look ahead to 2021 with more confidence. “But British holidaymakers could face higher health costs and added red tape. The devil will be in the detail of […] More

  • WTTC statement expresses concern over the newly launched Test to Release system
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    WTTC: WTTC statement expresses concern over the newly launched Test to Release system

    WTTC statement expresses concern over the newly launched Test to Release system Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “Protecting public health is paramount and while WTTC welcomed the Test to Release scheme, it has created confusion and appears to be hindering rather than helping travellers,  so we question whether – as it stands – it is fit for purpose. “Holidaymakers must have easy access to the list of private testing firms and be certain that they will actually get their results in time. Travellers need clear and concise information so they fully understand the process they need to follow […] More

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    WTTC: UK looks set to lose 2.4m jobs in 2020 due to COVID-19 and travel restrictions, says WTTC

    UK looks set to lose 2.4m jobs in 2020 due to COVID-19 and travel restrictions, says WTTC New figures reveal small, but positive job gains driven by air corridors In present circumstances, 1.9m UK Travel & Tourism jobs already lost Worst forecast can be avoided through international cooperation London, UK: A staggering 2.4 million jobs could be lost in the UK Travel & Tourism sector in 2020 if barriers to global travel remain place, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) revealed. The new figure comes from WTTC’s latest economic modelling, which looks at the punishing impact of COVID-19 […] More

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    WTTC: Iceland, Argentina, Kazakhstan, Colombia and Turks and Caicos join over 145 destinations in adopting first ever global safety and hygiene stamp WTTC ‘Safe Travels’ stamp continues to restore consumer confidence globally

    Iceland, Argentina, Kazakhstan, Colombia and Turks and Caicos join over 145 destinations in adopting first ever global safety and hygiene stamp WTTC ‘Safe Travels’ stamp continues to restore consumer confidence globally London, UK: Iceland, Argentina, Kazakhstan, Colombia and Turks and Caicos are the latest major destinations to adopt the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) global safety and hygiene stamp, which was launched earlier this year. The Safe Travels stamp was developed as the first of its kind to help restore confidence in travellers and aims to revive an ailing Travel & Tourism sector.  It is now being used by […] More

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    WTTC: Research shows 6.4m Travel & Tourism jobs impacted across the EU

    Research shows 6.4m Travel & Tourism jobs impacted across the EU London, UK: The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), has welcomed a major new EU initiative which aims to help restart summer holidays across Europe in 2020 and beyond, and save millions of jobs in the Travel & Tourism sector. The European Commission’s Tourism & Transport Package has been designed to ensure a coordinated approach at a European level, to ease restrictive measures and restore mobility. The move by the European Commission is hoped to herald a phased restart of travel across Europe this summer, while ensuring the safety […] More

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    WTTC: London:

    London: Gloria Guevara, WTTC President and CEO, said: “Once again, we call on the UK government to remove the 14-day quarantine as soon as possible. Quarantines should not be necessary if appropriate and effective containment measures are in place at departure and arrival points. “While the UK government has managed well the overall response to the COVID-19 crisis, we believe the 14-day quarantine will put the UK at a distinct competitive disadvantage. While we understand protecting public health is paramount, this measure, which affects international visitors and those arriving back into the UK from abroad, will have a significant and […] More

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    WTTC: June 5th, World Environment Day

    June 5th, World Environment Day SUNx Malta, in collaboration with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today launched a Climate Resilience campaign called “BEND OUR TREND”.  Led by a 90-second animated video, the campaign is designed to encourage Travel & Tourism companies and communities to:  1. Adopt Climate Friendly Travel – Low carbon, linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and consistent with the Paris 1.5 trajectory. 2. Create Climate Neutral Ambition Plans and file these on the SUNx Malta UNFCCC-linked Registry. With the support of Malta’s Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection, Hon. Julia Farrugia Portelli, who has declared her […] More

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