Articles tagged “unwto”

Business Travel

Dear Travel Industry: Here Are 3 Ways You Can Address Vaccine Equity Now

By remaining silent on vaccine equity, the travel industry's big players are as accountable as vaccine-hoarding governments for a deepening tourism divide. Intrepid Travel is setting an example — will others follow?

Dear Travel Industry: Here Are 3 Ways You Can Address Vaccine Equity Now

Hotels

Sandals Dismissive of Marriott Threat and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top travel stories this week, we covered Marriott's arrival in Sandals' all-inclusive sandbox, travel manager fears over consolidation, and a startup deal on hotel automation.

Sandals Dismissive of Marriott Threat and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Tourism

New Sobering UNWTO Data Suggests Full Tourism Recovery Won’t Arrive Until 2024

It's a stark update from the United Nations' tourism arm on the projected delayed return of international tourism — but it's also up to governments in wealthier nations to turn that tide and speed up recovery through global vaccine equity.

New Sobering UNWTO Data Suggests Full Tourism Recovery Won’t Arrive Until 2024

Coronavirus

United Nations Tourism Arm to Stick With Current Leader for 4 More Years

The UNWTO executive council missed a huge opportunity to show leadership when it failed to vote for Bahrain's Shaikha Mai, a respected sustainable tourism leader with fresh ideas for global tourism's recovery. A chance to correct course can still happen at final confirmation proceedings this fall.

United Nations Tourism Arm to Stick With Current Leader for 4 More Years

Tourism

Advocates Push for Fairness by Asking to Delay Election for UN Tourism Agency Leadership

Calling for an ethical nomination process, a new petition spearheaded by respected voices in the industry— including former secretary general Taleb Rifai — could lead to a potential shakedown at UNWTO in 2021, just as travel enters a year in which a unified tourism voice will be sorely needed.

Advocates Push for Fairness by Asking to Delay Election for UN Tourism Agency Leadership

Tourism

Bahraini Cultural Icon Vying to Be First Female Head of United Nation’s Tourism Arm

Shaikha Mai could become the first woman to lead the United Nations World Tourism Organization. She's a triple threat: a trailblazer in sustainability through heritage preservation, decades of public-private leadership, and an influential Arab female in global tourism. Mai could be just what the industry needs as it seeks to “build back better” post-Covid.

Bahraini Cultural Icon Vying to Be First Female Head of United Nation’s Tourism Arm

Online Travel

Hostels See Opportunity in the Backlash Against Plastic

Coming out of the pandemic, some hostels hope to do well by doing good.

Hostels See Opportunity in the Backlash Against Plastic

Tourism

It’s Time to Rethink Travel’s Global Leadership — Starting With WTTC

Forced by the pandemic, the travel industry is at an inflection point. After a decade-long bender of growth, it's facing multiple crises and an uncertain future. Can the organization that's tasked with representing the global commercial travel industry adapt to the new challenge?

It’s Time to Rethink Travel’s Global Leadership — Starting With WTTC

Online Travel

UN Tourism Agency Keeps Climate Change Front-and-Center With Startup Competition

Once the pandemic is tamed, the travel sector will have to respond to the climate emergency. Startups with expertise in responsible travel need to prepare now for when their moment arrives next year.

UN Tourism Agency Keeps Climate Change Front-and-Center With Startup Competition

Tourism

How Many Travel Reopening Guidelines Is Too Many?

Everyone wants travel to resume as safely and assuredly as possible. But a glut of guidelines currently available for how to do so may be a confusing way to reach that aim.

How Many Travel Reopening Guidelines Is Too Many?