november, 2020

fri13nov13h1514h00Changing the face of international travel and tourism13h15 - 14h00 Session theme:Covid-19

Speakers for this event

  • Augustin DE ROMANET

    Augustin DE ROMANET

    Groupe ADP

    Groupe ADP

  • Edna JAIME

    Edna JAIME

    México Evalúa

    México Evalúa

  • Habib AMMAR

    Habib AMMAR

    Ministry of Tourism, Tunisia

    Ministry of Tourism, Tunisia

  • Hala ELSAID

    Hala ELSAID

    Ministre de la planification et du développement économique, Égypte

    Ministre de la planification et du développement économique, Égypte

  • Sandra CARVAO

    Sandra CARVAO

    World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

    World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Description

The travel and tourism industries suffered one of the hardest blows with the COVID crisis, which brought an abrupt halt to international travel. The OECD estimates that the decline in the international tourism economy in 2020 could reach 80%, threatening to wipe out entire sectors that are vital to many economies. Lasting restrictions on human travel flows would also change the face of globalization as we know it. Reopening flows and restoring traveler confidence will take time. Sustainability should be a guiding principle for building a stronger and more resilient tourism economy, embracing digitization and supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy. This panel will explore ways to rethink and rebuild the international travel and tourism sector for the future.

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