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Recovery and resilience were the central themes as the members of the World Tourism Organization’s Regional Commission for Africa (CAF) who recently met for the 63rd time.

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) recently announced the launch of a safe and clean certification programme – a first of its kind in the region, and one which seeks to uplift and standardise the cleanliness and hygiene levels across all businesses and organisations in the tourism sector.

Bavaria-based Outdooractive, Europe’s largest outdoor portal for hiking, cycling, mountain biking and skiing, has acquired UK-based ViewRanger, featuring a range of additional destinations and exceptional routes and trails, across the globe.

COVID-19 has placed the whole world on lockdown, with new research from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) showing that 100 percent of global destinations continue to have restrictions on travel in place, and 72 percent have completely closed their borders to international tourism.

Up to 75 million jobs are at immediate risk in global travel and tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Total tourism and leisure industry deals for December 2019 worth USD5,68 billion were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

Total tourism and leisure industry deals for September worth USD8,96 billion were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

International tourist arrivals grew four percent from January to June (H1) of this year, compared to the same period in 2018, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer published ahead of the 23rd World Tourism Organization General Assembly.

The GCC is gaining a stronger position to become a world-class global tourism hub backed by competitive advantages that attract international travellers looking for new tourism experiences, according to a report released by Orient Planet Research, an Orient Planet Group venture.

Exports generated by international tourism reached USD 1,7 trillion in 2018, a four percent increase in real terms over 2017, a new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows.