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New UNWTO data confirms 2020 as worst year in tourism history

We didn’t really need further confirmation that 2020 was an absolute arsehole of a year, but here it is anyway.

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UNWTO research shows international tourism is down 70 per cent, predicts rebound for end of 2021

New research from the UN has captured the damage to the travel industry caused by the global pandemic. However, that’s not to suggest its data analysts used a giant net or anything.

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UN Secretary-General says tourism, one of the “wonders of the world”, must rebuild equitably

by Christian Fleetwood

The UN has warned that the impacts of the pandemic on tourism are already placing conservation efforts in jeopardy.

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Essential travel must be prioritised when international travel resumes: WHO

The World Health Organization has issued its advice for national health authorities on the gradual return of international travel.

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UN research finds 40 per cent of destinations have now eased travel restrictions

This headline may take a glass-half-full approach, but given the current state of affairs, we’ll take it as a win.

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UNWTO releases global guidelines for tourism restart

by Christian Fleetwood

The travel industry needs guidance and support more than ever right now, so this latest effort by the UNTWO is quite timely, indeed.

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WTTC creates first-ever global safety stamp for travellers

Do you consider yourself a hardcore stamp collector? Well, sadly for you, the WTTC’s new stamp is not the type that goes in a scrapbook.

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WTTC unveils health & safety protocols to re-establish confidence in travel

An overarching health and hygiene policy for the travel and tourism industry has been unveiled in a bid to restore consumer confidence post-COVID-19.

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International tourism faces worst crisis since records began: UNWTO

The travel industry could face an 80 per cent drop in international arrivals for 2020, with the livelihoods of 120 million people now at risk, according to the organisation.

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UN Tourism Report: US makes most tourism dollars, despite Trump Slump

New stats show America has in fact suffered a ‘Trump Slump’ in visitor numbers, although that’s not to say the President has bad posture.

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The unlikely new mascot for travel sustainability

by Amy Bryant

There’s a new ambassador for sustainable tourism, although frankly, we’re still disappointed they didn’t pick this pug in a unicorn suit.

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Why this unexpected place topped list of fastest-growing tourist spots

Travel Weekly does unexpected things all the time. Just yesterday, we stole our neighbour’s cat and ordered 15 pizzas for dinner.

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