Mr.Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General, UNWTO  urged the partners in the European Commission, across the United Nations and the Bretton Woods institutions to embrace tourism like never before.

The Spring Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund set the backdrop for global leaders to advance immediate response and the economic policies to chart a path towards a sustainable recovery. The meetings follow decisions made by the European Union and national governments across the world.

The message reads that Tourism must be recognized as a key pillar for building a better future in all world regions and past recoveries prove that the importance  of  tourism  sector cannot be overstated. In Europe, the world’s leading tourism destination, the sector generated last year more than US$407 billion in international tourism receipts, providing more than 27 million jobs. And jobs are a lifeline for communities, including the most vulnerable members of society which  will ensure that tourism grows back stronger and better – but only if it has the right support from the highest levels of government and international organizations.

Zurab Pololikashvili urged to wake up quickly to start concrete action is of the essence to face up  the  shared challenge.



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