Why biometrics are more important than ever

Why biometrics are more important than ever

Incorporating biometrics has allowed allowed screening authorities to make better risk-based security decisions.

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174M Travel & Tourism jobs could be lost due to COVID-19

According to WTTC’s 2020 Economic Impact Report, Travel & Tourism was responsible for one in 10 jobs (330 million in total), making a 10.3 percent contribution to global GDP and generating one in four of all new jobs.

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Why travelers should ‘wear to care’

Why travelers should ‘wear to care’

As countries transition from lockdowns to reopening their borders, the wearing of face masks helps signal the return of safer travels

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Tunisia, RAK and Jordan get the WTTC Safe Travels stamp for safety protocols

Tunisia, RAK and Jordan get the WTTC Safe Travels stamp for safety protocols

WTTC designed the Safe Travels stamp to enable travelers to identify destinations which adopted its health and hygiene global standardized protocols.

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WTTC launches four ‘safe travel’ protocols for the hospitality industry

WTTC launches four ‘safe travel’ protocols for the hospitality industry

The objective is to ensure that protocols are in place with an increased focus on health, safety and social distancing guidance.

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How can G20 drive forward the recovery response to the COVID-19 crisis?

How can G20 drive forward the recovery response to the COVID-19 crisis?

WTTC praised the G20 for freezing the debt of the world’s poorest countries as a major step towards enabling them to bolster their health systems.

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WTTC urges G20 leaders to save the travel and tourism sector

WTTC urges G20 leaders to save the travel and tourism sector

Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “The Coronavirus pandemic has put the sector in unprecedented danger of collapse, which is looking increasingly likely unless a global rescue package is agreed to bolster what has become the backbone of the global economy.”

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The impact of Coronavirus on the global tourism industry

The impact of Coronavirus on the global tourism industry

“It’s important to remember that fatality rates remain very low and the chances of contracting the virus are remote if they travel responsibly”

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Cairo, Riyadh, Istanbul, and Dubai on WTTC’s global cities’ readiness for tourism

Cairo, Riyadh, Istanbul, and Dubai on WTTC’s global cities’ readiness for tourism

The index measures 50 global gateway cities into one of five levels of ‘readiness’ and provides actionable solutions to foster sustainable growth.

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WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2019 applications are now open

WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2019 applications are now open

The 2019 Finalists will be announced in January 2019 and the winners will be announced during next year’s WTTC Global Summit

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