WTTC Warns Travel Restrictions Can Stop COVID-19 Recovery for Travel Industry

The World Travel & Tourism Council | July 22, 2020

WTTC Warns Travel Restrictions Can Stop COVID-19 Recovery for Travel Industry
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is warning that a return to country-wide border closures and blanket travel restrictions could derail the industry's recovery, stalling global economic growth. As a result, the organization is urging governments around the world to respond to spikes in COVID-19 cases with regional and local measures.
WTTC said it also supports the opening of city to city "air corridors" connecting global financial centers like London and New York that would jumpstart business travel. According to WTTC research, business travelers account for $1 in every $3 spent in New York and £1 out of every £4 spent in London.

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Much of what Lorena thought she knew about Iran came from news headlines painting the Middle East as a singular, unwelcoming place. But it turns out you shouldn’t believe everything you read. When Lorena visited Iran earlier this year and experienced the depth of its culture and the hospitality of its people, she only just scratched the surface of what this incredible country has to offer.