The meeting of the Global Tourism Crisis Committee organized by the World Tourism Organization took place during the last days of January, and it focused on how the tourism scenario will be with the vaccines being distributed worldwide.


According to the  World Tourism Organization, “the meeting focused on the integration of vaccines into a harmonized approach to safe travel and launching a coordinated effort to boost confidence in the sector”. 


The vaccine phase offers a light of hope to the tourism sector, since it opens the possibility to promote the safe resumption of international travel.


The World Tourism Organization Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, stated that “the rollout of vaccines is a step in the right direction, but the restart of tourism cannot wait. Vaccines must be part of a wider, coordinated approach that includes certificates and passes for safe cross-border travel. In the longer-term, we also need to restore confidence in tourism. The United for Travel campaign will help us achieve this, providing a clear and strong message that safe tourism is now possible.”