As tourism slowly restarts in an increasing number of countries, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released new data measuring the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.
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The executive vice president of the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (Asonahores), Andrés Marranzini, revealed that as of July 1, 30% of the rooms in hotels will be reactivated to receive tourists and also depending on demand will will activate the re-entry of staff.
“Tourism can be a platform for overcoming the pandemic. By bringing people together, tourism can promote solidarity and trust”: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
As UNWTO leads the restart of tourism, the Secretary-General of the United Nations has sent a landmark message to the world, highlighting the sector’s unique role in advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in protecting the most vulnerable members of our societies. “As the world faces the devastating ...
As tourism interests gear up to take advantage of the scheduled full reopening of the country’s borders come June 15, president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) Omar Robinson is urging hoteliers to seek certification from the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) to ensure that they are compliant with the COVID-19 protocols.
The Turks and Caicos Islands are planning to resume tourism and reopen borders from July 22.
Officials in Antigua and Barbuda are pressing ahead with construction of a new cruise berth in the capital St John’s despite the impact coronavirus has had on the Caribbean’s tourism industry.