Here you can find all the latest publications on Tourism Policy from NECSTouR members, EU Institutions and other tourism stakeholders!

Statement from Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of UNWTO

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) observes that full or partial travel restrictions have been – and continue to be – introduced across the world. These decisions are made with public health as the primary concern.

Read the full statement.

European tourism sector demands urgent supportive measures to reduce devastating impact of COVID-19

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector, has issued the following statement on the implementation of urgent measures to limit the COVID-19 outbreak’s impact on the sector.

Download the press release.

ADARA COVID-19 Resource Center

To help travel brands adapt to this fast-changing environment, ADARA released a special Traveler Trends Tracker on coronavirus which taps into their real-time travel data to track travel-related consumer behavior in these difficult times.

This information will help travel marketers activate the most informed marketing strategies based on the most recent consumer travel activities.

UNWTO: Be ready for Covid-19

Stay safe and travel responsibly by following these simple but effective guidelines from UNWTO.

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, many people around the world continue to travel: for leisure, for business and for vital humanitarian reasons.

Anyone travelling has a duty of care to themselves and to others. There are no excuses and no exceptions!

European Commission Supports the Tourism Sector Towards a Coordinated Economic Response (Updated Daily)

Read here all the initiatives and responses from the European Commission to support economic and cohesion activities during the COVID-19 outbreak, including tourism.

Transport Committee pledges to stop empty flights due to COVID-19

Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee Chair welcomed the Commission’s swift proposal and pledged that MEPs will work quickly on the legislation.

  • Temporarily suspend current EU rules that oblige airlines to operate most of their take-off and landing slots, if they do not want to lose them next year