UNWTO and ICAO partner to advance aviation and tourism recovery

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UNWTO and ICAO partner to advance aviation and tourism recovery
Source: Twitter @IATA
October 25, 2021

Both organizations have agreed to strengthen their bond with the aim of supporting the safe restart of the two sectors


UNWTO and the International Civil Aviation Organization have agreed to strengthen their partnership with the aim of supporting the safe restart of travel and tourism and accelerating the shift of the two sectors towards greater resilience and sustainability.

Confirmed a week before the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), the new agreement underscores UNWTO's call for greater collaboration to harness the potential of tourism to lead recovery and drive sustainable growth and inclusive. In the immediate term, UNWTO and ICAO will work to help aviation and tourism recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coordination at all levels
Tourism and air travel are fundamental pillars of growth and opportunity, especially for developing countries and communities.
At the same time, the agreement illustrates a shared commitment to improve coordination at all levels, from the areas of research and policy management, to border management and the facilitation of safe and smooth travel, one of the priorities of the OMT for a long time. The Memorandum of Understanding also recognizes the importance of securing relevant financial mechanisms to accelerate the shift towards greener travel and tourism, with a commitment to joint advocacy and fundraising efforts.

UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili said: “Tourism and air travel are essential pillars of growth and opportunity, especially for developing countries and communities. As air travel resumes and tourism restarts, both sectors must collaborate to support today's livelihoods and build a more resilient and sustainable future. The partnership between UNWTO and ICAO will allow exactly this. "

ICAO Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano added: “This agreement is an important step in helping our organizations address joint research and data initiatives, modernization and financing of aviation infrastructure, and the alleviation of economic regulatory restrictions to improve air connectivity and fluid travel ”.

Building on past associations
ICAO has been part of the UNWTO World Tourism Crisis Committee, established at the beginning of the current crisis to unite the diverse tourism sector around a common response and recovery plan. At the same time, UNWTO has also contributed to ICAO's COVID-19 Aviation Recovery Working Group (CART), working to identify and recommend strategic and policy priorities for countries and operators in the aviation industry. In addition, ICAO has been part of the UNWTO Committee for the elaboration of an International Code for the protection of tourists as an observer, actively contributing to the drafting of the Code together with 98 Member States, five non-UNWTO States and several observers. from a country. diverse range of international organizations and private stakeholders.

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