Tourism ministers from G20 nations have met to discuss how to boost the hard-hit global tourism sector, which lost $4.7 trillion and 62 million jobs in 2020.
The world’s 20 major economies threw their weight behind efforts to introduce so-called vaccine passports to boost travel and tourism, stressing that a resumption is crucial for a global economic recovery, according to a draft statement seen by Bloomberg.
Tourism ministers from the Group of 20 nations, who met on Tuesday, said the outlook for a sector devastated by pandemic lockdowns remains “highly uncertain,” according to the draft, which is subject to change.
The travel and tourism industry was one of the most hard-hit economically by restrictions on activity to contain the coronavirus. It saw its contribution to global output collapse by 49% to 4.7 trillion dollars in 2020, causing the loss of 62 million jobs, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. International visitor spending…