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100+ million jobs could be recovered, says WTTC

Here’s some good news from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) to kick off 2021: over 100 million jobs could return to the global Travel & Tourism sector this year as the world begins to recover from the pandemic.
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Testing, not proof of vaccination, should be the way forward: WTTC

Unvaccinated travellers must not be discriminated against as travel re-opens post-COVID-19, says WTTC President & CEO Gloria Guevara, adding comprehensive testing will allow free and safe movement for all.
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CHTA president says Caribbean will rebound faster than other destinations

The president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has made a bold prediction: the Caribbean will see a return of tourism “faster than many parts of the world.”
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Blanket travel bans “have not worked in the past and they will not work now”: WTTC

“Blanket travel bans cannot be the answer,” says Gloria Guevara.
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Global travel and tourism projected to lose 174 million jobs

The global travel and tourism industry is on course to lose 174 million jobs this year if current restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus remain in place, reports the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
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WTM Virtual platform now live in advance of WTM next month

The WTM Virtual platform is now live and open in advance of this year’s virtual WTM event, taking place Nov. 9 - 11.
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Travel Leaders Network on hope, agent support and upcoming fams

TORONTO — With its ‘Bridge to the Future’ virtual conference underway this week, Travel Leaders Network is giving members both in the U.S. and Canada plenty of reasons to “put hope on the calendar,”  as John Lovell would say. The company’s president, who hosted a media briefing yesterday as part of the three-day conference, was […]
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WTTC launches travel demand dashboard tool

The WTTC has launched its new ‘Interactive COVID-19 Travel Demand Recovery Dashboard’, with country-by-country updates on travel demand, tracked since the beginning of the year and with new data every two weeks. 
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WTTC unveils new Insurance Guidelines for the Travel & Tourism sector

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is highlighting the importance of insurance during this uncertain time by unveiling its own insurance guidelines designed to drive the return of safe and responsible travel.
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WTTC in favour of ‘air corridors’, urges governments to avoid blanket restrictions

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is pushing for ‘air corridors’ and urging governments to avoid country-wide border closures that could “seriously jeopardize global economic recovery.”
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