Published on : Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Internova Travel Group recognizes and affirms the strength of World Tourism Day, to be held this year on September 27. This is a day of observance, backed and promoted by the United Nations, and a time to highlight the impact of tourism to healthy economies around the world, celebrate achievements in tourism and educate the traveling public about this sector.
Travel & Tourism is a vital field, generating employment for millions of people. Travel and tourism assists businesses and people around the world learn, grow and understand history, new cultures and places.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highly affected the Travel & Tourism industry, including travel advisors, many of who are small, independent business owners. In spite of government interventions, travel professionals are witnessing significant slump in their bookings and an equivalent loss of income. Other areas of the industry, including airlines, hotels, car rental companies and tourism-dependent destinations have also felt the effects of the pandemic too.
J.D. O’Hara, the CEO of Internova Travel Group said, “It is easy to think of travel as just a fun thing to do. But tourism is an engine that drives a significant portion of the world’s economy, especially in many places dependent on an influx of travelers. One in 10 people globally are employed in the tourism industry, making the travel restrictions devastating for the millions who depend on the tourism sector to put food on their tables and a roof over their head. On this World Tourism Day, it is important to remember these people, and what they are currently facing. The industry has done an excellent job of studying how to safely travel again, and the best ways for travelers to remain healthy. Tourism is a non-negotiable part of bringing the economy back to a good place, and I encourage people to start dreaming of their next trip and call their travel advisor to make it a safe reality.”