By the overload of the Coronavirus’ impacts on every angle and aspect of our lives, some organizations must step up to save some sectors that are facing severe damages.
In the past few weeks, the World Travel & Tourism Council gathered an assembly with the G20, tourism ministers from the world’s largest economies, to present a plan to save the travel sector.
World Travel & Tourism Council proposed a game-changer 24-point plan, that has twelve points for the private sector and twelve for the public, exacting measures to fast-track the recovery of international travel. WTTC’s economic model says that if international governments and their private-sector participate, they would be able to implement the steps to save 100 million.
WTTC’s plan for the public sector requests the international standardization of health regimens, contact-tracing programs, and COVID-19 testing protocols. All to eradicate quarantines and travel abonnements. In addition to that, governments need to establish air corridors to demonstrate similar epidemiological situations.
The plan for the private sector calls for standardized health protocols to be established and to follow that across all industries, providing a consistently safe travel experience. If this happens then businesses will develop and implement new technologies with the aim of better managing visitor flow. Also, companies make their packages more reasonably priced with flexible booking policies.
If there is a key to global economic recovery, that is the continuation of international traveling. Based on WTTC’s 2020 Economic Impact Report, the sector supported one in ten jobs (330 million total), represented 10.3 percent of global GDP, and generated 25 percent of all new jobs.
The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, noted that they need measures to create links between sectors and countries that could back up some strong and unprecedented policies at the international level.
With taking such measurements, and acting on this plan there might be some hopes for the travel business and global economy. Not to mention that people could get out of these bizarre times.