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How to make international travel safe again

The Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) signed, on Thursday,  the “Tbilisi Declaration” with a commitment to make international travel safe again.

Announced during the UNWTO 112th Executive Council Meeting in Georgia, the “Tbilisi Declaration: Actions for Sustainable Recovery” recognizes tourism as one of the worst-affected of all sectors by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and identifies the global standstill as a chance to realign the sector towards a more sustainable and inclusive future.

“The declaration represents the UNWTO’s commitment to work towards a sustainable recovery of tourism for people, planet and prosperity”, said the Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili.

Held during September 15-17 in Tbilisi, Georgia, the Executive Council meeting was able to gather 170 delegates from 24 countries, who all agreed to support the “Tbilisi Declaration”.

“The restart of tourism must be properly managed”, Pololikashvili underscored and he also remarks that “our sector lives up to its unique potential”.