Saudi Arabia is partnering with the world to create the first tourist rights blog

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With the participation of 6 international parties

The Global Tourism Crisis Committee of the World Tourism Organization announced its sixth meeting with the participation of the World Tourism and Travel Council, along with the World Health Organization, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Maritime Organization and the International Labor Organization, and the private sector is represented by the International Council of Airports, the International Federation of Cruise Lines and the International Air Transport Association, In the presence of the Secretary-General of the International Civil Aviation Organization and representatives of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

During the meeting, the urgent need for joint action was emphasized as the only means to advance the sustainable recovery of the tourism and travel sector, and it was agreed to establish a committee of the World Tourism Organization on joint safety protocols to increase confidence in international travel; As well as firm plans to enhance protection for tourists and measures needed to protect jobs and livelihoods.

Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, explained that with millions of livelihoods at risk; Taking no action is not an option, and a rapid and sustainable recovery of tourism is essential; He explained that there is an urgent need now for strong coordination to accelerate the lifting of travel restrictions in a safe and timely manner, and to increase investment in systems that support safe travel, including departure testing, business support and jobs. He added that if we fail to address these three priorities, we will fail to revitalize tourism. Thus we will fail to save millions of livelihoods, and this call for coordination has echoed through a variety of voices from all global regions and included interventions from the Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism in Spain, Ahmed Al-Khatib, Minister of Tourism in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Khaled Al-Anani, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities in Egypt Nancy Shukry, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture in Malaysia, Abdullah Mawsum, Minister of Tourism in the Maldives, Rita Morcos, Minister of State for Tourism in Portugal, and Luis Guus, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Tourism in Chile.

The Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce, John Denton, presented plans for a comprehensive system of testing on departure at airports and ports to increase consumer confidence and eliminate the need for quarantine upon arrival, as the President of the International Federation of Cruise Lines and the Director-General of the International Airports Council explained, the pre-emptive measures required to be taken for cruise tourism. Safe marine and air travel for both passengers, crew and workers, and as the human element is the driving force of global tourism, the World Tourism Organization has also stressed that recovery policies should focus on people.

The meeting witnessed the World Tourism Organization announcing plans to develop a new international code to protect tourists, and that this would be the first legal framework to protect the rights of tourists as consumers, harmonizing minimum standards across different countries and ensuring a fair distribution of responsibility on tourists affected by the epidemic among stakeholders throughout the sector. A technical committee will be formed to develop the code before the end of this month.

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Saudi Arabia is partnering with the world to create the first tourist rights blog

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The Global Tourism Crisis Committee of the World Tourism Organization announced its sixth meeting with the participation of the World Tourism and Travel Council, along with the World Health Organization, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Maritime Organization and the International Labor Organization, and the private sector is represented by the International Council of Airports, the International Federation of Cruise Lines and the International Air Transport Association, In the presence of the Secretary-General of the International Civil Aviation Organization and representatives of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

During the meeting, the urgent need for joint action was emphasized as the only means to advance the sustainable recovery of the tourism and travel sector, and it was agreed to establish a committee of the World Tourism Organization on joint safety protocols to increase confidence in international travel; As well as firm plans to enhance protection for tourists and measures needed to protect jobs and livelihoods.

Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, explained that with millions of livelihoods at risk; Inaction is not an option, and a rapid and sustainable recovery of tourism is essential; He explained that there is an urgent need now for strong coordination to accelerate the lifting of travel restrictions in a safe and timely manner, and to increase investment in systems that support safe travel, including departure testing and business and employment support. He added that if we fail to address these three priorities, we will fail to revitalize tourism. Thus we will fail to save millions of livelihoods, and this call for coordination has echoed through a variety of voices from all global regions and included interventions from the Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism in Spain, Ahmed Al-Khatib, Minister of Tourism in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Khaled Al-Anani, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities in Egypt Nancy Shukry, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture in Malaysia, Abdullah Mawsum, Minister of Tourism in the Maldives, Rita Morcos, Minister of State for Tourism in Portugal, and Luis Jos, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Tourism in Chile.

The Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce, John Denton, presented plans for a comprehensive system of testing on departure at airports and ports to increase consumer confidence and eliminate the need for quarantine upon arrival, as the President of the International Federation of Cruise Lines and Director-General of the International Airports Council explained, the pre-emptive measures required to be taken for cruise tourism. Safe marine and air travel for both passengers, crew and workers, and as the human element is the driving force of global tourism, the World Tourism Organization has also stressed that recovery policies should focus on people.

The meeting witnessed the World Tourism Organization announcing plans to develop a new international code to protect tourists, and that this would be the first legal framework to protect the rights of tourists as consumers, harmonize minimum standards across different countries and ensure a fair distribution of responsibility on tourists affected by the epidemic among stakeholders throughout the sector. A technical committee will be formed to develop the code before the end of this month.

October 22, 2020 – Rabi` al-Awwal 5, 1442

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With the participation of 6 international parties

The Global Tourism Crisis Committee of the World Tourism Organization announced its sixth meeting with the participation of the World Tourism and Travel Council, along with the World Health Organization, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Maritime Organization and the International Labor Organization, and the private sector is represented by the International Council of Airports, the International Federation of Cruise Lines and the International Air Transport Association, In the presence of the Secretary-General of the International Civil Aviation Organization and representatives of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

During the meeting, the urgent need for joint action was emphasized as the only means to advance the sustainable recovery of the tourism and travel sector, and it was agreed to establish a committee of the World Tourism Organization on joint safety protocols to increase confidence in international travel; As well as firm plans to enhance protection for tourists and measures needed to protect jobs and livelihoods.

Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, explained that with millions of livelihoods at risk; Taking no action is not an option, and a rapid and sustainable recovery of tourism is essential; He explained that there is an urgent need now for strong coordination to accelerate the lifting of travel restrictions in a safe and timely manner, and to increase investment in systems that support safe travel, including departure testing, business support and jobs. He added that if we fail to address these three priorities, we will fail to revitalize tourism. Thus we will fail to save millions of livelihoods, and this call for coordination has echoed through a variety of voices from all global regions and included interventions from the Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism in Spain, Ahmed Al-Khatib, Minister of Tourism in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Khaled Al-Anani, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities in Egypt Nancy Shukry, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture in Malaysia, Abdullah Mawsum, Minister of Tourism in the Maldives, Rita Morcos, Minister of State for Tourism in Portugal, and Luis Guus, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Tourism in Chile.

The Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce, John Denton, presented plans for a comprehensive system of testing on departure at airports and ports to increase consumer confidence and eliminate the need for quarantine upon arrival, as the President of the International Federation of Cruise Lines and the Director-General of the International Airports Council explained, the pre-emptive measures required to be taken for cruise tourism. Safe marine and air travel for both passengers, crew and workers, and as the human element is the driving force of global tourism, the World Tourism Organization has also stressed that recovery policies should focus on people.

The meeting witnessed the World Tourism Organization announcing plans to develop a new international code to protect tourists, and that this would be the first legal framework to protect the rights of tourists as consumers, harmonizing minimum standards across different countries and ensuring a fair distribution of responsibility on tourists affected by the epidemic among stakeholders throughout the sector. A technical committee will be formed to develop the code before the end of this month.





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