Tourism could possibly be used as a platform for overcoming the consequences of COVID-19, according to UN Secretary-General.
“Tourism can promote solidarity and trust – crucial ingredients in advancing the global co-operation that is so urgently needed at this time,” UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres stated.
Previous analysis by the UN’s tourism arm revealed that as much as 120 million tourism jobs could possibly be in danger.
“Travel is down, fear is up, and the future is uncertain,” Mr Guterres stated.
Countries throughout the world have travel restrictions put in place on a bid to curb spread of COVID-19.
The tourism sector as a whole has been badly affected by the pandemic. It has left thousands of aircraft grounded as potential tourists have been forced to stay at home amid lockdown.
In a recent report, the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) found that “all destinations worldwide” still had some form of travel restrictions in place, although some were easing.
About 75% of those destinations had completely closed their borders to international tourism.