KUALA LUMPUR 25 May 2021: The Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA) is urging the government to prioritise and fast-track vaccination for tourism workers. “Vaccination of the frontline workers (tour operators, drivers, boatmen, tourist...
LONDON, 22 October 2020: Opening the door to allow airport testing on departure is an encouraging sign according to World Travel & Tourism Council president and CEO Gloria Guevara. “We have been calling for rapid and...
KUALA LUMPUR, 5 June 2020: The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) has welcomed the publication of comprehensive guidance material by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in support of coordinated efforts to restart international air travel.
SEATTLE, 18 September 2019:  The Adventure Travel Trade Association has hired Taleb Rifai, former secretary-general of the UNWTO as a special advisor. Rifai, a two-term secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism...
BRUSSELS, 11 September 2020: The European Tourism Manifesto Alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector, calls on member states to urgently agree on harmonised travel restrictions and ensure swift implementation to help the sector...
GENEVA, 22 May 2020: Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have called on governments to ensure any new measures introduced for airports and airlines in the wake of COVID-19 are supported by scientific evidence...
MADRID, 21 January 2021: The UN World Tourism Organization's Executive Council endorsed the selection of incumbent Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili for a second four-year term, 2022 to 2025. The Executive Council’s selection will be...
PHNOM PENH, 8 February 2021: Southeast Asia’s tourism urgently needs a kickstart before the end of the second quarter to avoid collapse, according to the ASEAN Tourism Association that represents private tourism sector organisations across the 10-country region.
LONDON, 16 April 2020: The World Travel & Tourism Council has praised millions of people around the world in the travel and tourism sector for going the extra mile to lend crucial help to combat the global coronavirus pandemic.
BANGKOK, 4 February 2020: PATA’s CEO Mario Hardy has tendered his resignation after serving the association for six years. He will leave in December when his current contract expires. This report has been updated...