In its latest analysis, the UNWTO said that a responsible restart in tourism activities is currently underway around the world. This comes as growing numbers of destinations ease COVID-19-related travel restrictions, and adapt to a new reality.
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The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a significant impact on many sectors of the global economy, with tourism being among the hardest hit.
International tourism may also lose 100-120m jobs; exports to decline by up to $1.2trn, UNWTO expects
The 6th edition of the forum was scheduled to take place over three days, from 1 to 3 June 2020, in Bruges, Belgium. It has been co-organised by the UNWTO and the Basque Culinary Center since 2015, and aims to bring together world experts from across tourism and gastronomy.
The UNWTO also praised the initiative launched on Monday evening by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities that saw the Giza Pyramids lit up in solidarity with frontline healthcare
UNWTO forecasts decline in international tourism between $ 300bn to $ 450bn in 2020, almost one third of $ 1.5tr in 2019
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Al-Mashat stated that the establishment of the training centre in Egypt will contribute to the creation of qualified and trained workers in the tourism sector, who will be able to meet the requirements of the current and future market, and subsequently enhance the competitiveness of the sector.
Under the MoU, the two institutions pledge to work together in promoting and fostering tourism for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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The tourism sector in Egypt suffered a downturn since the 2011 revolution, and the sector in Egypt suffered a devastating blow, especially when a Russian passenger plane crashed over Sinai in late October 2015 and all its passengers were killed.
2018 is second best since 2010 in terms of international tourist arrivals, says UNTWO
Growth expected to return to historical trends in 2019
Highlighting Egypt as fastest tourist destination compared with 2016 ranks ‘normal measure’, says Al-Zayat
Saudi Arabia crowns the list of top tourist destinations in Arab countries, followed by Morocco, the UAE, Egypt, and Tunisia