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A collection of Tourism sector News articles, Resources and Comment related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic gathered from the ENAT website and other sources.
ENAT is not responsible for the functioning or contents of external websites referenced on this page.  

Newest items are listed first.

News items

03/06/2020  Health protocols for tourism businesses in Greece

03/06/2020  EU Commission dedicated website on Coronavirus   On jobs and economy during the coronavirus pandemic.

22/05/20  International Labour Organisation issues guidance for safe, healthy, return to work during COVID-19

22/05/2020  Greek Travel Pages. Greek Hotels: Health Protocols for Greek Post-COVID-19 Restart Officially Announced.

20/05/2020 European Commission Guidelines Are Paving The Way To Recovery For The European Tourism Sector From The COVID-19 Crisis. The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector, has issued the following statement on the European Commission’s guidance on how to safely resume travel and reboot Europe's tourism in 2020 and beyond.

18/05/2020 Press release - COVID-19: MEPs to discuss way forward with Commissioners Breton and Gentiloni [European Parliament]. The Internal Market Committee will debate the EU’s exit strategy and the impact of COVID-19 on customs-related initiatives with Commissioners Breton and Gentiloni, respectively. Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

15/05/2020 Tourism and Transport: Commission's Guidance On How To Safely Resume Travel And Reboot Europe's Tourism In 2020 And Beyond  European Commission Press Release, Brussels, 13 May 2020. Today, the Commission presents a package of guidelines and recommendations to help Member States gradually lift travel restrictions and allow tourism businesses to reopen, after months of lockdown, while respecting necessary health precautions. Includes European Commission documents for downloading. 

15/05/2020 Covid-19 And Opoportunities for VR Based Economy Virtual reality-based technologies, using 360-degree videos of tourism destinations viewed on a VR headset can substitute for real trips and help tourists dream or plan for the next vacation. A new survey indicates an opportunity for creating a parallel economy for tourist guides as 360-video content providers.

21/04/2020 An Inclusive Tourism Response to COVID-19 for Vulnerable Groups - UNWTO Just as the tourism sector is affected more than others by the current COVID-19 pandemic, vulnerable groups within the sector are among the hardest hit. As laid down in the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics, the sector has a duty to promote the rights of the most vulnerable groups such as women, indigenous people and people with disabilities.

21/04/2020  "Clean and Safe" stamp by Portugal Tourist Board.Press Release.  At a time when the recovery of the sector is being prepared, tourism enterprises, tourist entertainment companies and travel agencies have the option to request certification as a “Clean & Safe” establishment. Turismo de Portugal has created a stamp of approval to distinguish tourist activities which are compliant with hygiene and cleaning requirements for the prevention and control of COVID-19 and other possible infections, thus reinforcing the tourist’s confidence in the safety of the destination.  

17/03/2020  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.  

14/03/2020  European Commission Coordinated Economic Response To The COVID-19 Outbreak COVID-19, commonly known as the Coronavirus, is a severe public health emergency for citizens, societies and economies. Having spread from China, the pandemic has now provoked infections in all Member States. The European Commission presents the Communication on COVID-19 Virus Response, with a list of measures to contain virus and mitigate effects on businesses, employment and tourism.


Last updated: 4 June 2020