All crises need leaders to direct them into safety. These are indeed dangerously crucial times we are facing. Every department is trying its best to come up with either ideas or plans to reduce cases as many as they can.
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed its plan to take care of the travel industry and try to save tourism-dependent jobs lost throughout the current coronavirus outbreak.
This report continues the G20 Tourism Ministers meeting last week where WTTC Jobs Recovery Plan was presented and outlined how to save millions of jobs focusing on the 45.8 million jobs in the Asia Pacific region, 20.2 million in the Americas, and 19.9 million in Europe.
The plan was to establish a global piloting Committee contained 12 WTTC Member CEOs and other business and institutional leaders.
WTTC is single-handedly positioned to come up with a platform where the private and public sectors could work together to assist in reviving international business and leisure travel.
Once the Piloting Committee exposes its urgencies and approvals, working groups could start working. That shall address how to reopen travel –as the last report came out- by producing crucial air corridors and the globally recognized standard for airport COVID-19 testing.
The WTTC is moreover working with key industry organizations to take current initiatives forward. The International Air Transport Association (IATA, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Airport Council International (ACI), World Economic Forum (WEF), and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) are the ones working with the WTTC.
While encouraging the unity and strength of purpose shown by the private and public sector at the recent G20 Tourism Ministers Meeting, there is so much at stake that the WTTC must redouble their combined efforts to keep the sectors together. These are serious measures taken by the WTTC. Every single person should act responsibly.