There is a need to maximise the use of technology in the tourism sector, mitigate the socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis, build resilience across the entire tourism value chain, promote sustainability and foster partnerships to enable tourism to further support the sustainable development goals, suggests a UN Policy Brief.
“It is imperative that we rebuild the tourism sector but it must be in a way that is safe, equitable and climate friendly. Transport-related greenhouse gas emissions could rebound sharply if recovery is not aligned with climate goals. Supporting the millions of livelihoods that depend on tourism means building a sustainable and responsible travel experience that is safe for host communities, workers, and travellers,” said António Guterres, UN Secretary General.
The UN Policy Brief on ‘Tourism and Covid-19’ said that overall, some 120 million direct jobs in tourism are at risk and many of them are in the informal economy