Global Forum on Tourism Statistics, Knowledge and Policies

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Opening Session

Nov 3, 2021 | 6:15 AM - 6:30 AM


The significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism, together with ongoing economic, social and environmental challenges, including the accelerating climate crisis and major technological change, require a strong and coherent policy response. Governments, with the assistance of international organisations, need to support the recovery of the tourism economy, while taking the opportunity to build a stronger, fairer and more sustainable tourism economy. Opportunities to share policy issues and experiences, and agree on common priorities and directions should be pursued. This session will set the scene, and provide a valuable exposition of key policy issues to inform the remainder of the Global Forum.