Guiding tourism's recovery
The UN Tourism Global Tourism Crisis Committee has united the tourism sector to formulate a sector-wide response to the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"This crisis is an opportunity to rethink the tourism sector and its contribution to the people and planet; an opportunity to build back better towards a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient tourism sector that ensure the benefits of tourism are enjoyed widely and fairly."
UN Tourism Secretary-General
"Tourism is one of the world's most important economic sectors. It employs one in every ten people on Earth and provides livelihoods to hundreds of millions more."
Leading the way forward
RESTARTING TOURISMIn a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient way
MONITORING TOURISM’S PERFORMANCE
Restarting tourism with data-driven decisions.
- COVID-19 | Tourism Tourism
- UN Tourism Briefing Notes
Restarting tourism with concrete guidelines and initiatives developed by UN Tourism.
Tourism is one of the sectors most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, impacting economies, livelihoods, public services and opportunities on all continents.
A Call for Action to Mitigate the Socio-Economic Impact of COVID-19 and Accelerate Recovery
Travel and Tourism is among the sectors most affected by this crisis, and urgent support is required given the millions of jobs that are at risk
- Supporting recovery
Zurab Pololikashvili, UN Tourism Secretary-General
Executive Council – 112th session
Tourism activities should respect the equality of men and women; they should promote human rights and, more particularly, the individual rights of the most vulnerable groups, notably children, the elderly, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities and indigenous peoples.
The unprecedented situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic is not the only recent disruptive situation in which the lack of an international framework regarding the assistance to tourists in emergency situations has created confusion and a loss of the necessary confidence to travel abroad.
The UN Tourism project ‘Centre Stage: Women’s empowerment during the COVID-19 recovery’ aims to strengthen, coordinate and focus work towards gender equality in tourism governmental institutions and businesses as they recover from the pandemic, boosting the sector’s potential for empowering women.
These Guidelines, produced in collaboration with ONCE Foundation and ENAT show that simple, thoughtful measures can make a real difference for travellers – and in return, allow destinations to welcome this wide and diverse demographic as they look to recover from COVID-19
Indigenous Women in Tourism
Selected as one of the ten most promising projects of the Paris Peace Forum 2020
COVID-19 has simultaneously reduced revenues and increased the housework burden for Indigenous Women, while exposing their dire lack of access to essential services.
Boosting tourism’s recovery with
In collaboration with WHO
UN Tourism issued a joint statement with WHO, the lead UN agency for the global response to COVID-19 calling for responsibility and heightened coordination to ensure that health measures were implemented ensuring safety and protecting livelihoods.UN Tourism encouraged travellers to stay safe and travel responsibly by following these .
In February 2022, UN Tourism and WHO Regional Office for Europe agreed to further develop their collaboration and strengthen cooperation.