New guidelines on mental well-being for the pandemic-hit travel industry

580464

That the travel sector around the world was hit the hardest in the pandemic year, is known. But even as we plan ahead in life, leaving the troubles of 2020 behind, the future of travel still remains uncertain. There is still a general fear in people of contracting the infection and spreading it. This fear has been keeping them from flying out or planning a trip anywhere in the world. In fact, the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) had recently suggested that this setback in travel has sent the global travel industry back 30 years.

And now, realising that the industry was impacted the most because of the pandemic, the World Travel and Tourism Council has released a set of guidelines focusing on mental health and recovery of the tourism industry.

“While it is essential for mental health to be thoughtfully integrated within organisational policies, it is important to note the importance of travel in enhancing an individual’s mental well-being,” the new guidelines state.

In a tweet, the WTTC writes: “Travel & Tourism businesses and destinations may still need to adapt and reinvent themselves for this next normal, ultimately transforming the sector as we know it; adjusting but ultimately coming out stronger through the process.”

#MondayMotivationTravel & Tourism businesses and destinations may still need to adapt and reinvent themselves for this next normal, ultimately transforming the sector as we know it; adjusting but ultimately coming out stronger through the process.#TravelRecovery pic.twitter.com/HoRPG7ELtY

— WTTC (@WTTC) January 11, 2021

Want to know more click here go to The Indian Express Travel and Tourism source.

From -

Close
Menu

Language