Tourism bosses lay out guidelines for safe travel in the ‘new normal’
5. Support a global standard of traveller health insurance, or at least minimum requirements, defined with private sector insurance companies
This latest WTTC initiative comes on the back of a series of measures designed to rebuild global consumer confidence and encourage the return of safe travel, in order to regain the large sums of money lost by numerous businesses, small and large, in the tourism sector.
The protocols were developed with a focus on measures to drive business to car hire companies, airports, tour operators, attractions, short term rentals among many other travel sectors, to enable them to follow strict health and hygiene regimes to re-opening for business.
The welfare of travellers and the millions of people employed throughout the travel & tourism sector were at the heart of the protocols and were backed by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
According to WTTC’s 2020 Economic Impact Report, during 2019, Travel & Tourism was responsible for one in 10 jobs (330 million total), making a 10.3% contribution to global GDP and generating one in four of all new jobs.