Zurab Pololikashvili

Digital Tools to Revitalize Global Tourism

Sunday, July 18, 2021 - 9:00am

MADRID, SPAIN, July 18, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to energize the restart of tourism based on sustainability and innovation.

Key Points: 
  • MADRID, SPAIN, July 18, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to energize the restart of tourism based on sustainability and innovation.
  • An agreement with MUST Travel & Tech places a digital tool at the service of tourism, allowing users to share their experiences to promote the reactivation of the sector with a view to sustainability.
  • A World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) agreement with MUST Travel & Tech places a digital tool at the services of tourism, allowing users to share their experiences to promote the reactivation of the sector with a view to sustainability.
  • A distinctive element will be the contribution of tourism intelligence from the UNWTO to the users of the tool.

MUST Travel & Tech: Digital tools to revitalize global tourism

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 2:30pm

MADRID, July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to energize the restart of tourism based on sustainability and innovation.

Key Points: 
  • MADRID, July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to energize the restart of tourism based on sustainability and innovation.
  • An agreement with MUST Travel & Tech places a digital tool at the service of tourism, allowing users to share their experiences to promote the reactivation of the sector with a view to sustainability.
  • By also integrating key information and analysis from UNWTO, it aims to become a leading tourism application and generate opportunities for destinations.
  • A distinctive element will be the contribution of tourism intelligence from the UNWTO to the users of the tool.

Minister Joly highlights Canada's support for the tourism sector at G20 Tourism Ministers Meeting

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 5:23pm

b'MONTREAL, May 4, 2021 /CNW/ -Today, the Honourable Mlanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, joined her international counterparts for the G20 Tourism Ministers Meeting , hosted by Italy.

Key Points: 
  • b'MONTREAL, May 4, 2021 /CNW/ -Today, the Honourable Mlanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, joined her international counterparts for the G20 Tourism Ministers Meeting , hosted by Italy.
  • The tourism sector is a key contributor to global economic growth, which is why a plan for its recovery must include international collaboration.\nDuring the meeting, Minister Joly emphasized that governments must continue to support the tourism sector, which has been one of the hardest hit during the pandemic.
  • To date, Canadian businesses and non-profit organizations in the tourism, arts and culture sectors have received an estimated $15.4 billion in support through federal emergency support programs.
  • I look forward to continuing to work with countries around the world to bring prosperity back to the tourism sector.

Article - Coming up: EU recovery, vaccines, sustainable tourism

Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 12:06am

On Wednesday, the trade committee will discuss EU measures regarding transparency and authorisation of exports of Covid-19 vaccines.

Key Points: 
  • On Wednesday, the trade committee will discuss EU measures regarding transparency and authorisation of exports of Covid-19 vaccines.
  • Check out our timeline to find out how the EU is tackling the coronavirus pandemic in 2021.
  • Sustainable tourism and maritime transport

    Tourism is one of sectors most affected by the pandemic.

  • The transport and tourism committee will vote on a report on Wednesday calling for measures to support the sector during the crisis and make tourism more sustainable in the long-run.

Developments in the tourism sector during the COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 12:05am

Lockdowns and social distancing measures led to strong declines in otherwise stable services consumption.

Key Points: 
  • Lockdowns and social distancing measures led to strong declines in otherwise stable services consumption.
  • This box takes stock of developments in the tourism sector, discusses how the impact of these developments on consumption has varied across countries and reviews the near-term prospects for a recovery in tourism and travel.
  • The slump in tourism and travel, reflecting restrictions and uncertainties related to peoples movement across borders (e.g.
  • The effects of this collapse can be seen by looking at the difference between domestic consumption and national consumption (see panel (a) of Chart A).
  • [2] In other words, tourism has worked as a shock amplification channel during the COVID-19 pandemic in countries which are net exporters of travel services (i.e.
  • Available data for the third quarter of 2020 show a partial and incomplete return of consumption gaps to the levels seen before the pandemic.
  • A partial rebound notwithstanding, the data show that the foreign tourism sector remained depressed in the third quarter of 2020.
  • Data on tourist arrivals continued to show significantly low figures for foreign arrivals when compared with the situation before the outbreak of COVID-19 (see panel (b) of Chart B).
  • By contrast, domestic tourism remained relatively resilient and was able to partially compensate for the loss of foreign tourism, despite remaining below the levels seen in 2019.
  • Tourism in countries relying on foreign arrivals, such as Greece and Portugal (see panel (a) of Chart B), still remains far below normal levels.
  • [5] In most euro area countries, governments reimposed curfews and closed tourist attractions and recreational facilities such as museums, theatres, bars and restaurants.
  • The reintroduction of travel restrictions since October will likely imply that the substitution of foreign tourism with domestic tourism will continue to affect the dynamics of tourism services in the near term.
  • The latest restrictions may also alter the geographical impact of the crisis on the sector, as winter tourism destinations will be more severely affected this time.
  • Forward-looking indicators point to a renewed deterioration of the tourism sector as restrictions are reintroduced (see Chart C).
  • Chart C Latest developments in tourism (left-hand scale: standardised index; right-hand scale: percentage relative to the same period in the previous year)

The Hospitality Challenge: Supporting the Hospitality Talents of Tomorrow

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 4:29pm

The three most entrepreneurial projects among the 30 winners will receive seed money from Eurazeo , the leading global investment group to which Sommet Education belongs.

Key Points: 
  • The three most entrepreneurial projects among the 30 winners will receive seed money from Eurazeo , the leading global investment group to which Sommet Education belongs.
  • UNWTO Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili said: "The tourism of tomorrow must embrace new ideas, new voices and the full diversity the sector has to offer.
  • It shows how innovators from around the world can keep tourism, hospitality and travel at the very forefront of sustainable development and positive change for all."
  • Benot-Etienne Domenget, Sommet Education CEO adds: "We are thrilled to welcome so many diversified talents in our institutions next year.

Restoring Growth via Tourism at the 'Future Hospitality Summit'

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 8:40am

Key players of the travel and tourism industry, from both the public and private sector, gathered to discuss reshaping the tourism landscape for recovery by promoting sustainable and inclusive growth.

Key Points: 
  • Key players of the travel and tourism industry, from both the public and private sector, gathered to discuss reshaping the tourism landscape for recovery by promoting sustainable and inclusive growth.
  • The past two days have highlighted the vital importance of public-private sector collaboration, as well as community engagement, to drive forward the tourism and hospitality sectors' contribution to the global economic recovery.
  • Today itis one of the most heavily impacted sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic, with an anticipated 60-80% decline in international tourism in 2020.
  • Plan tourism as a growth enabler, improving sustainability and inclusive community development, and supporting regional and local economies.

Skal International Supports The UNWTO And IMO Joint Call To Support Safe Resumption Of Cruise Ship Operations

Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 12:30am

MALAGA, Spain, Nov. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In a joint statement issued yesterday, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) highlight the importance of the cruise sector for the world economy.

Key Points: 
  • MALAGA, Spain, Nov. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In a joint statement issued yesterday, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) highlight the importance of the cruise sector for the world economy.
  • According to UNWTO, the cruise sector supports 1.2 million jobs and contributes US$150 billion to the global economy every year.
  • Tourism is vitally important for Small Islands States, where it sustains millions of livelihoods and brings substantial socio-economic benefits.
  • Skl International is the world's largest global network of Tourism Professionals promoting Tourism, Business and Friendship worldwide since 1934.

Skal International Supports The UNWTO And IMO Joint Call To Support Safe Resumption Of Cruise Ship Operations

Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 12:30am

MALAGA, Spain, Nov. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In a joint statement issued yesterday, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) highlight the importance of the cruise sector for the world economy.

Key Points: 
  • MALAGA, Spain, Nov. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In a joint statement issued yesterday, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) highlight the importance of the cruise sector for the world economy.
  • According to UNWTO, the cruise sector supports 1.2 million jobs and contributes US$150 billion to the global economy every year.
  • Tourism is vitally important for Small Islands States, where it sustains millions of livelihoods and brings substantial socio-economic benefits.
  • Skl International is the world's largest global network of Tourism Professionals promoting Tourism, Business and Friendship worldwide since 1934.

ProColombia: Colombia establishes itself as a tourism destination for Europe

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 8:00am

MADRID, Oct. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Europe continues to show strong interest in Colombia as a vacation and meetings destination.

Key Points: 
  • MADRID, Oct. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Europe continues to show strong interest in Colombia as a vacation and meetings destination.
  • The week began with speeches given by Colombia's Vice Minister of Tourism, Julin Guerrero, World Travel & Tourism Council CEO Gloria Guevara, World Tourism Organization Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili, and ProColombia President Flavia Santoro.
  • Between August 2018 and August 2020, 34 new routes arrived in Colombia, with Europe as one of the priorities.
  • As always, Colombia is ready to welcome travelers and make them feel better than ever by promoting sustainable, biosafe, and unforgettable tourism options.