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Madrid (Spain) – March 27, 2020 /travelindex.com/ – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released its updated assessment of the likely impact of the COVID-19 on international tourism. Taking into account the unparalleled introduction of travel restrictions across the world, the United Nations specialized agency for tourism expects that international tourist arrivals will be down […]

Doha (Qatar) – March 26, 2020 /travelindex.com/ Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, attended the official opening of the Education City Golf Club as it hosted its first international tournament, the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters 2020 on the European Tour. Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice-Chairperson and CEO […]

Montreal (Canada) – March 26, 2020 /travelindex.com/ Traveling by plane doesn’t necessarily increase the risk of contracting a communicable disease more than another kind of mass transit, according to the World Health Organization, as ventilation systems on aircraft use filters to trap bacteria and viruses before air is recirculated. “Ventilation rates provide a total change […]

Madrid (Spain) – March 26, 2020 (travelindex.com) – In the face of an unprecedented challenge, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), calls on innovators and entrepreneurs to put forward new solutions to help the tourism sector recover from COVID-19. With millions of jobs at risk as the […]

Victoria, Mahé (Seychelles) – March 25, 2020 (travelindex.com) – One Seychelles reacts to statements made by President Danny Faure in his televised address to the Nation. One Seychelles, a political party representing Seychellois in the 26 electoral districts in Seychelles, is under the leadership of former Minister of Tourism Alain St.Ange. It is important to […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 25, 2020 (travelindex.com) – Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) announced, “Due to the ongoing global outbreak of COVID-19, several countries in Europe and Asia has intensely increased preventive measures including screening by local Ministries of Public Health and Civil Aviation Organizations as well as national lockdown. Therefore, THAI has […]

London (Great Britain) – March 25, 2020 (travelindex.com) – Up to 75 million jobs are at immediate risk in global Travel & Tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The alarming figure, based on research from WTTC, shows a punishing Travel & Tourism GDP loss to the […]

London (United Kingdom) – March 26, 2020 (travelindex.com) – World tourism leaders have been urged to execute crucial measures to save the travel and tourism sector, ahead of a special meeting of the G20 hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today. The call was made by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which […]

Geneva (Switzerland) – March 26, 2020 (travelindex.com) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the support of those governments around the world that have provided financial relief to airlines and urged other governments to follow suit before more damage is done. “Airlines are fighting for survival in every corner of the world. Travel restrictions […]

Tokyo (Japan) – March 25, 2020 (travelindex.com) – The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, held a conference call this morning to discuss the constantly changing environment with regard to COVID-19 and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. They were joined by Mori Yoshiro, the […]